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(1)I was in the same case as you. When I just came to this university, instead of TM Dormitory, I lived in 14th Dormitory, where eight of us lived in a room and usually postgraduate live.

(2)How about your video class? You sit together watching a English movie and then you exchange your views on it under a foreign teacher's guide? Is there anything else?

(3)Can I join your oral English class? You are all English majors and not at the same level as me. I'm afraid that I cannot find anyone I can speak with, which will make me very embarrassed.

(4)The first thing annoys me in TM Dormitory is that they have no power restriction at all--you can use electricity all night long. Some with computers stay up playing computer games, which ruins the atmosphere of learning and makes me can't sleep well.

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Joe said:
(1)I was in the same case as you. When I just came to this university, instead of TM Dormitory, I lived in 14th Dormitory, where eight of us lived in a room and usually postgraduate live.

Try:
  • I was in the same situation as you. When I had just started at the university (or: "when I had just started living on campus"), instead of TM Dormitory, I lived in 14th Dormitory, where eight of us lived in a room where usually postgraduate students live.

Joe said:
(2)How about your video class? You sit together watching a English movie and then you exchange your views on it under a foreign teacher's guide? Is there anything else?

That looks good to me. :)

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Joe said:
(3)Can I join your oral English class? You are all English majors and not at the same level as me. I'm afraid that I cannot find anyone I can speak with, which will make me very embarrassed.

I would change that just a little. Try:
  • Can I join your oral English class? You are all English majors and not at the same level as me. I'm afraid that I cannot find anyone I can speak with, which makes it hard for me to improve my English skills.

Joe said:
(4)The first thing annoys me in TM Dormitory is that they have no power restriction at all--you can use electricity all night long. Some with computers stay up playing computer games, which ruins the atmosphere of learning and makes me can't sleep well.

I would change that just a little. Try:
  • The main thing that annoys me about TM Dormitory is that they have no power restriction at all --you can use electricity all night long. Some with computers stay up playing computer games, which ruins the atmosphere of learning and makes it hard for me to sleep.

I would add, "They make too much noise!" But that's just me.

:wink:

What do you think?

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[quote="RonBee]

I would change that just a little. Try:
  • Can I join your oral English class? You are all English majors and not at the same level as me. I'm afraid that I cannot find anyone I can speak with, which makes it hard for me to improve my English skills.

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I am always confused between me and I. Should it be "Not at the same level as I (am)?

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bmo said:
RonBee said:
I would change that just a little. Try:
  • Can I join your oral English class? You are all English majors and not at the same level as me. I'm afraid that I cannot find anyone I can speak with, which makes it hard for me to improve my English skills.


I am always confused between me and I. Should it be "Not at the same level as I (am)?

BMO

That would also be good there. The use of me there would be considered less formal, but they are both acceptable. IMO.

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IMO = in my opinion

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Yeah, RonBee. "They make too much noise" exactly express what's on my mind. And

I'd like to know whether there is some power restriction on dormitories in the

US?
 

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Joe said:
Yeah, RonBee. "They make too much noise" exactly express what's on my mind. And

I'd like to know whether there is some power restriction on dormitories in the

US?

I really don't know, but I imagine the rules on that sort of thing vary from place to place.

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