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    Attend English Class

    Could someone please check this paragraph for mistakes?

    About ten years ago when I was a university student, I went/attended to a language school where I could took some English classes/courses in
    basic and pre-intermediate levels. My English was significantly getting improved and because I was very interested in English I could speak it powerfully. However/still, after graduation, I had been applying for different jobs , and then I was busy going for job interviews for months, so I had to drop my classes. Finally, I found a full-time job in a computer firm with long working hours. As a result, my free time has been taken up with my work completely , and since then I haven't had enough time to go to an English class regularly. Also, I find it a little bit difficult to attend to a language school because it is so far from my work. Similarly, it takes me a long time to get there, especially in the heavy rush hour traffic. Therefore, I have started learning language myself.

    Notice: where I put two words separated by '/', I have doubt which one was better.
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    Re: Attend English Class

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    Could someone please check this paragraph for mistakes?

    About ten years ago when I was a university student, I went to/attended to a language school where I could took some basic and pre-intermediate English classes/courses. in basic and pre-intermediate levels.
    Both "went to" or "attended" work.

    My English was getting significantly getting improved better and, because I was very interested in English, I could speak it powerfully well.

    However/still, after graduation, I had been applying applied for different several/many jobs , and then I was busy going for job interviews for months, so I had to drop my classes.

    Finally, I found a full-time job in a computer firm with long working hours. As a result, Since then, my free time has been completely taken up with my work, completely , and since then I haven't had enough time to go to an English class regularly.

    Also, I find it a little bit difficult to attend to a the/that language school because it is so far from my work. Similarly, It takes would take me a long time to get there, especially in the heavy rush hour traffic. Therefore As a result, I have started learning the language by myself.

    Notice: Note that where I put two words separated by '/', I have doubts about which one was is better.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Attend English Class

    Thanks teacher. I really appreciate your great help, but I didn't think I made too many mistakes. I feel that the more I study, the worse my English is getting. I am so disappointed. I have to get 7 in IELST, but I have no hope.

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    Re: Attend English Class

    Don't be despondent. The more you post here, the more idea you'll get of your most common mistakes and you can really work on them. Think positive!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Attend English Class

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    As ems said, think positive!

    However, if you really have to get an IELTS 7, in order to gain acceptance on a course, or to get a job you want, then I recommend that you try to find a teacher (with IELTS experience!). Even with the assistance of the handful of experienced people who give help and advice in the Editing & Writing Topics forum here at UE, it is difficult to reach that level without personal contact.
    Yes. I have to get an IELST 7 so that I can apply for universities abroad. I am going to register in an IELTS class. However, I have to get the score within 6 months, and I don't think that happens, as I am not even a pre-intermediate student.

    Thanks for all your help, tips and advice.

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    Re: Attend English Class

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    Similarly, it takes me a long time to get there
    That's okay if it's something you've done already. Otherwise if you've never been to that school, use "would" as suggested by emsr2d2.


    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    especially in the heavy rush-hour traffic.

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    Re: Attend English Class

    That's okay if it's something you've done already. Otherwise if you've never been to that school, use "would" as suggested by emsr2d2.
    So many thanks teacher.I exactly had that question. I wanted to know why teacher Emsr2d2 used "would".

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    Re: Attend English Class

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    So Many thanks, teechar. I exactly had wanted to ask that (very) question. I wanted to know why teacher Emsr2d2 used "would".
    You're welcome. I'm glad that's clear now.

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