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    Hello everyone,<br><br>I just want to ask how to write on topics when I lack ideas, vocabulary. For example, describe what happened when you got lost on a trip with your school, and also I can't find sources on the internet to help me in this situation.<br><br>I would appreciate it if someone could help me. I study IGCSE English as a Second Language
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Hello everyone,<br><br>

    I just want to ask how to write on topics when I lack ideas, vocabulary. For example, describe what happened when you got lost on a trip with your school, and also I can't find sources on the internet to help me in this situation.<br><br>

    I would appreciate it if someone could help me. I study IGCSE English as a Second Language.
    Do you have the same problems coming up with ideas in your native language? If not, then simply write the ideas down in your own language and then try to rewrite and translate.

    I don't know if you were trying to write your post in HTML but your line breaks showed up as "<br><br>".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Well, in my native language, I can come with ideas quite good. The problem here is simply I can't translate them into English. In other words, natural sentences. Also, I don't think this form can answer all my questions - they are a lot. So how can I translate them into good ones. Thank you!
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Well, in my native language, I can come up with ideas quite good well. The problem here is simply that I can't translate them into English. In other words, I can't construct natural sentences. Also, I don't think this forum can answer all my questions - they are a lot. I have a lot. So how can I translate them into good ones English? Thank you!
    Write your ideas down in your native language. Then simplify them - write them in your native language but using simple terms, grammar and vocabulary, as if you were asking a child to write them in your language. Then try to translate the simplified version into English. I think your English is better than you realise.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    I appreciate your work and everything you've done for me!! THANKS VERY MUCH!!
    Last edited by saloom2; 12-Apr-2013 at 08:27.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    I appreciate your work and everything you've done to for me!! THANKS VERY MUCH Thanks very much!
    There is a big difference between "everything you've done to me" and "everything you've done for​ me". Be careful with these!
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