Chapter 2. Problems of English learning.
Hi everybody! It's me, again. As we like to say in such cases: 'The gap between the first and the second must be little' :)
Hello again, Tricia, and thanks for the new words and patterns. It will be easy to remember some of them like 'sleet' because it resembles russian word 'slyakot' for similar situations. I can't say why exactly I started with talking about the weather. May be, the weather plays significant part in our life. We often make our plans in accordance with the weather forcast and as that one could be easily wrong our life can go erratic. The other reason why I told the weather might be semiconscious following Anglo-centric way. I read some books about England in my childhood (my favorite one was 'David Copperfild' by Charles Dickens) so I'm aware of some England traditions. It's a shame of me, but I haven't read those books in English yet. And speaking about clothes... It's understandable when uniform makes you wear sertain things, but I can tell You, there are lots of young girls over here who wear short skirts and jackets just because it's fasionable. It looks nice, but I reckon it's not too healthy to be with a naked navel when it's cold. That makes me really wondering.
And now I'd like to discuss some problems which I've been facing while learning English. First af all, it's articles. We have no artcles in Russian so it takes significant time for me to decide whether I should put an article in front of a noun and if so - which one. Pondering about the problem, I've come to conclusion that Russian language is full of implications. When we speak something we're keeping many things in mind. And we don't need to specify subjects. Due to this we may use constructions like this: 'take this with this and put it into this' :) Sounds weird, doesn't it? I think in English such phrases impossible. Am I wrong?
Another problem I faced with is patterns including phrasal verbs etc. Sometimes parts of a pattern are placed at a distance in a sentence. And it's difficult to distinguish them as one pattern. Espesially in oral speech.
It would be great if someone share with me his or her view on these problems as well as on other problems which he or she faced with while learning English. And how do you cope with them.
See you tomorrow.
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