Learning English is no joke
June 1, 2017 8:55am CST
As an Asian, it took me a whole 5 years just to construct a good English essay. It then took me another 5 years to write a story, and I'm now recently working on my spoken language. Yes, as much as I love to write English language story, you will laugh once you hear me speak. And this might be the reason why mastering English won't be too easy. Note: I don't know who wrote this but whoever you are, hats off to you:
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• United Kingdom
I loved that poem, it's very clever. Here is one I wrote myself: For those learning English it's tough to find out that stuff rhymes with rough, though it doesn't with plough or with through or with bough, who could blame them for saying 'enough'? It's odd that words like delicious should rhyme with words like ambitious, as though one has a 'c' and the other a 't' they both end the same with a 'shuss'. It seems to be rather absurd that beard rhymes with weird but not heard, and you'd think that daughter would match up with laughter, and why does not sword rhyme with word? There are several meanings for bow, and the same applies also to row, you present a present, are content with the content, oh how are the learners to know? Yes, I don't envy you learning English. - it must be so difficult for you
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• Canlubang, Philippines
Actually I only took English seriously when I met a foreign exchange student. I had this realization that time will come when I'll need to have a basic English skills. Up until now my English is not perfect though :)
@Mamerto32 I think having basic English is alright if you're not going to study abroad. I know a few universities that even ask for certifications for advanced English proficiency. But don't worry if yours is not perfect. What is more important is that you are understood by your listener. It also pays to be comfortable in speaking English because it could boost your self esteem, regardless of your proficiency.
• United States
It is said that English is one of the hardest languages to learn and thinking about it, I can see why. How things sound--weigh vs. way, sleigh vs. slay--are spelled, the rules of the language are so many and confusing to those whose languages have hard and fast rules with few exceptions. I admire you for learning and working so hard.
It kinda happened the same to me. It took me a long time to get used to sentence structures and grammar in general but once I got a handle of it, easy peazy. I too need to practice my spoken English, my pronunciation is not that bad but I'd love to sound more like a native