It have been many years since I first learned english. However, the learning journey was challenging and tough for me as i was weak in languages. Furthermore, i dislike reading books as i have no interest in it. Whenever i start reading a book, i would end up dozing off. Since young, i have also been constantly nagged at by my parents to read newspaper and to watch the news. Initially, i did as told but after a few weeks, i started to feel bored and was sick of it thus i gave up everything.
During my four years in secondary school, my english grades have always been poor. I often have difficulty writing an essay as i hardly practised writing. The only way is to memorise good phases and put them in use however, that was not a permanent solution. Occasionally, i also could not understand certain phrase or sentences that i came across in my tests thus making me feel frustrated. Despite all these, i managed to pass my exams.
Though i dislikes reading, i realised that english language can be learned through other ways. One way is through interaction. By interacting with friends, colleagues, and superiors, i have improved my english and even learned new words. Whenever i made a mistake, my friends or colleagues would correct me and explained the reason behind it. This gave me a better understanding of the word. Another way is through watching movies or shows. From the subtitles, i could tell how certain words are used.
From these experiences, I felt that the key to learning english is through reading and interactions. They allow you to gain knowlege of new words and understand how they are being used. However, every individual has its own method of learning. It depends on their peferences and the way they work. Ultimately, choose something that you like and is suitable for you. Saying that, i will continue my english leaning journey by improving my english.
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