Chapter 4. Comment on comments.
As I've already recieved some comments I'd like to make some reply. First of all I want to thank Diema from Bulgaria to be most active commentator of my blog. Thank You, Diema. It's really important to have some feedback and to know is my writing interesting or not. Communication at all is meanless without a feedback. And while learning such a feedback is as twice as more significant. So, thanks BBC Learning English again for this useful oppotrunity. And thanks all the rest commentators as well.
Thi Hien from Vietnam asked me about my work. Well, unfortunately there is no much I can tell about it. Beside the fact that I'm not supposed to unveil details of my job, I'm just afraid it might be boring for those who has no deal with computers inside. Ok, here is an example of computer fun stories: "There are 10 types of people. Those who's aware of binary counting and those who's not." Have you got it? :) Speaking in general, writing a computer program is akin to building even not a house but a city or a world! And it requires significantly less resourses in comparison to real building. Haven't you ever thought of being God? There is an opportunity. Everything is up to you. :)) It's extremely exciting.
There is one more point mentioned by Thi Hien which seemed interesting for me. Which software I use for learning English. You know what - I don't use any! I tried several programs and they disappointed me. Most of the programs are created by mean of testing. And it's no use because instead of learning some words or rules I learn to deal with the program. As a result there is no difference between learning with or without the program. There were programs which used some vague technics, like '25th frame effect'. I didn't mention the result from them either. So, the only program I use is a computer dictionary as a complement to an ordinary dictionary. Maybe I just haven't find appropriate program yet? Can you advise me some?
Tricia, it's very interesting thought about fast reading. You know, I spend lots of time bumping into an unknown word and picking up its meaning from a dictionary. For instance, I've been reading the first part of "Harry Potter" for a half of a year because I meet up to half-dozen new words on each page. Now I'll try to follow the way You propose for getting impression of such words from the track.
That's all for today. See you tomorrow.
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