First of all, I want to thank all the BBC Learning English Team for giving this opportunity to practise and improve my English. I’m very happy and excited to be able to share my daily life, experiences and my country culture with both Anne Bell and all the readers.
I’m very lucky to have you Anne as a teacher; from what I read in your blog you’re a high level one and I like your methods to correct the students’ mistakes. On the other hand, I’ll learn more about that exotic place of Thailand and you have my word that you’ll know more about Argentina through this blog.
I’m also happy to have all of you as readers. When I started to write my comments in the teacher blogger I couldn’t imagine that I’d become the student blogger.
Now……..a little introduction of myself.
I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and I’ve been living here all my life. I’ve got a sister (Graciela) who is older than me. She is a yoga teacher and specializes in children. Here are some pictures of her.
My father was born in Aleppo, Syria so I feel attracted to the Orient Culture. Unluckily, my father died when I was 11 years old and my mother had to bring us up alone. However she could manage to run a little shop so we used to have all that we wanted.
When I graduated from High School I was a little confused about what profession I wanted to have so it was not until I started to work that I decided to be an accountant.
I entered the Buenos Aires University of Economic Science and finally got a degree.
During my university time I’ve met my husband (Oscar), started dating and then we got married. He is a very good person and I love him very much. He is an analyst systems and works from home.
I wanted to put some pictures and let you guess who my husband was but……..guess what?….I found that the only pictures of men I had were of my him, so….here is a picture of Oscar
Just in case someone hasn’t read my comments in the teacher blogger I’ll tell you that I studied English when I was a teenager but it was not until my husband and I started to travel and met people who spoke in English that I decided to take it up but seriously. I studied a lot and then had a private teacher who prepared me for the FCE. I passed the exam successfully and I can say now that it helped me a lot. Not only it opened my mind but also it helped me improve all my skills as well. It helped too in my previous job when I worked for a German Company and I had to prepare all the financial reports.
Now I work freelance with another two colleagues in a study (I promise you a picture of us all). The only moment when I practise this lovely language is when I e-mailed with a friend who lives in Ohio, USA (I've met her in one of our trips and her name is Mary Ellen) and through this blog. I also read books in English, especially novels and I enjoyed them very much. I’m always reading a book in my free time. Anne, what’s the difference between especially and specially?
Ernesto I’m happy too to have a neighbour and you make me chuckle when you mentioned that I live in the land of beef (we have very good quality) and “mate” (a special infusion). In addition to this we have the “Tango” too. But you’ll feel disappointed if I tell you that I don’t like the “mate” and I don’t know how to dance “Tango”. However I like eating well done beefs.
From my point of view Chilean wines are the best and you also have very good seafood (Oscar and I always choose wines and seafood from Chile when we shop at the supermarket).
M. Ellen, thank you for wishing me good luck.
Anne, I like to cook too so we can exchange some recipes...
I wanted to ask you how long have you been living in Thailand and if it was tough at first. Didn’t you feel homesick when you first went to live abroad? I sometimes fancy about what it would be like if I want to live in another country and then I imagine me missing extremely all my family, friends and the “sound” of my country. What about you readers?
Anne, I agree with you that the weekends are for relaxing and family but just because it’s my first entry and I wanted to make the most of it, I blogged today.
About my mistakes
I don’t feel bad if you Anne correct me, so go ahead.
The difference between “meet” and “know” when referring to people is that if you know somebody is because you first met her/him. I know M.Ellen because I first met her in one of my trips. I should have used the verb “meet” instead of “know”.
Hope all of you have a nice weekend.
Bye for now.
Till next blog,
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