Hello Sophea and welcome to the Learning English blogs.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Callum and I'm one of the producers here at BBC Learning English. I was an English teacher for many years before I started working for the BBC in 1998.
It's been a long time since my last blog - over a year in fact. That was when my son was just over a year old.
He's now 2 ½ years old. So we both have a 2-year-old. How is yours? Is he well-behaved? Does he talk a lot and is he the most wonderful and the most annoying person you know?
Being a parent is great but it can get frustrating at times, particularly when your child begins to get more independent and doesn't always do what you say!
Anyway, perhaps that's a topic for another day.
The subject of your blog was very interesting – communication between couples.
Note that it is an 'interesting' topic rather than an 'interested' topic, as you wrote. These adjectives are often confused. 'Interested' is used to talk about your feeling about something whereas 'interesting' is a quality of the thing being described. So, I am interested in your interesting topic!
At the beginning of the blog you wrote: "I am delight to work with children." Delight is the right base word here, but not the right form. Which do you think is correct - delighted or delightful?
I found your blog very easy to follow. There weren't many mistakes at all but I did notice you had a few problems with articles. I'm guessing that in your language you don't have articles, is that right?
Here are some suggestions for you
the capital city of the Cambodia = the capital city of Cambodia
How nice just stay at home and read book = How nice just to stay at home and read a book
even for the every day life = even for everyday life
Articles are a complicated issue for many learners, particularly if they are not a feature of your mother tongue.
As for your topic about communication – it is a fascinating one. Poor communication so often leads to misunderstandings in all areas of life but in a relationship it can make your day-to-day life very difficult.
Some people think that the British are very reserved and don't like to express their feelings and are therefore poor communicators. This may be true for some but perhaps it is more a stereotype from bygone days. Is it a national characteristic? Does it depend on your gender? Or perhaps it's one's age and upbringing that dictates how well you communicate.
I'm not a sociologist or an expert in human nature so I don't know the answer, I'm afraid – but it is an interesting subject!
Well I hope you have a great weekend and I'm looking forward to your next blog.
Here's a little exercise to practise some of the points I've mentioned, followed by some useful vocabulary.
For each question choose the best option.
It was a really interested / interesting film.
I gave my presentation today. I must have been really bored / boring. Five people fell asleep.
I think museums are fascinated / fascinating.
I'm thinking of going to China / the China for a holiday.
not showing feelings or expressing emotions easily
a view of a race or a type of person which many people believe but which is usually not true
a period of time in the past
your gender is your sex, whether you are male or female
the experiences you have as a child and the education you get when you are growing up
decides, has a strong influence on