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Hi, sorry for my poor english here
i got a little problem here.
i have been learning english for really a long time and from time to time i talk to those English-speaking guys here. however, it sounds really weird when i composite a sentence and let it out because real english-speakers will never say some in the way as i do...
i have kept those phrases and some idoms i came across in a notebook but when it comes to putting them in practice , these stuff are all gone...
Hi cxh, welcome to the forum!
I think your English is just fine, in fact you use some really nice and appropriate expressions like "from time to time" and "it sounds really weird." But please remember to use captial letters at the start of your sentences and especially when you type "I." Also, please type out the word "you" instead of "u" like you have in the title.
To answer your question, you just need to listen to more English and practice more English. I's very difficult to remember a phrase after only writing it in a notebook, you have to use it. Try reading and posting in some of the threads in the General Members Discussion section and it will be good practice.
Writing uses the same "brain muscles" as speaking but you have more time to think and change what you say. It's excellent practice and will help you learn vocabulary and expressions. Try to write at least one thing every day.
Just a bit problem with what you have told me that I'd better put it down some words every day . So, any idea with the starting point? I dont think things like a dairy will work. because all I could think and might put in use are all those basic vocabulary ,phrases.
besides, I know english listening is a good way to have my brain being in an so-called english environment and I have tried to listen to CNN and BBC broadcasting programme ,hoping that I could pick up abit of the spoken english as i tend to tune in those programme with servral people discussing on a topic ,basicly, informal one. But the moment the sparking point just turning up, I cant catch it and it just slipped away. So how can I keep track of the meaning while working on those sparking spots as I mentioned?
Thank you in advance..
And I think the plot and the dialuoge in there are so fabulas. i've even tried to recite some of the line they guys were saying. Any advice with that? Or you got a better idea as to another more appropriate show that is suitable for newbies?
General Members Discussions forum is a good place for discussing all kinds of things. Another good forum for learners is at English Club, especially their interest forums and world forums. Or you can try the BBC Learning English message board. Maybe you'd prefer to talk with native speakers, then try some of these forums for expatriates in China (I've never visited these forums, I just did a quick google search):
- China Expatriates Forums, Expats Board - Allo' Expat China
- Shanghai Expat
- China forum, forum expat China
Basically, there are thousands of people waiting to have a conversation with you on the internet, you just have to find them and I'm sure you'll have plenty to say!