The finished article?
Well Sophea - I see you've been studying very hard - or perhaps have had a little help because after reading your latest blog carefully I didn't notice any mistakes with articles! Well done.
Like some of those who have commented I'm pleasantly surprised that you were able to run the workshops you do. It sounds like couples' therapy is as necessary in the rural world as it is in the urban environment.
I don't know if I would feel comfortable talking about such things in public but it does sound a good idea to split the groups up first so that all the men and women can express themselves freely first.
You didn't try the homework exercise, but for everyone else, here are the answers.
1: It was a really interesting film.
2: I gave my presentation today. I must have been really boring. Five people fell asleep.
3: I think museums are fascinating.
4: I'm thinking of going to China for a holiday. (no article)
Here are a few small things that I noticed in your latest blog. some may just be typing errors - but your writing was so good I have to choose something!
"In Cambodia, couples rarely express affection to each other through hugs or kisses and say romantic words to each other, especially in public."
In this sentence the meaning is completely clear but we would probably express it a little differently. Perhaps like this:
"In Cambodia, couples rarely express affection to each other through hugs or kisses or talking romantically to each other, especially in public."
Don't forget the 's' on plural nouns:
"Their houses are built from wood and bamboo with roof made from thatch or palm leave.
"Their houses are built from wood and bamboo with roofs made from thatch or palm leaves.
In the following example you need two nouns but you've got one noun and a verb:
They main income is from farming and harvest the forest product.
Their main income is from farming and harvesting forest products.
In this next paragraph we need to make a few adjustments to make it flow a bit more naturally.
"They felt that their wives should wait until their husbands wake up to talk about their behavior instead of confronting them late at night or just after they had visiting their friends and had been drinking."
"They felt that their wives should wait until they were fully awake and sober before talking about their behavior instead of confronting them late at night or just after they had come home from drinking with friends."
These were the main things I noticed, but I have to repeat that in general your writing is very clear and easy to follow. Do you get anyone else to look at it before you post your blog?
I'd be interested to know a little bit about how you came to learn English.
Your homework this week, and for anyone else who wants to try it - is to write a couple of paragraphs for me about your English learning experience. When did you start? Where and how did you learn? What's your motivation?
That's all from me for now. All the best