December 2008 is my English month, which means I study English hardly during this month.
Today is Sunday; I read BBCLE blog and other English website in the whole evening. And I would like to share a few things with you:
1.My blogger mate, Satyanarayana Reddy, has added me as a friend of Facebook. It means that he read my entry of December 27th , and just a little bit pity that Satya has not add Bbc Learning English as a friend on Facebook. Bbc Learning English has 673 friends on Facebook now.
2.I received a message on Facebook by Güzin Tümer who is a regular reader of BBCLE blog. She said that she read my blog but didn’t comment on my blog. Yes, I know, because she must have read my entry of December 27th that was the way she found me on the Facebook. It explains that the readers are always more large number than the commentators. I am curious about how many readers do BBCLE blogs (Student blog, teacher blog) have? By the way, I did a research that Güzin Tümer did her first comment on Teacher Anne’s entry of 22 May 2008, she said:” I have been reading the writings for roughly ten days………… This is my first comment.”
3.I have read 3 comments by Cris (blogger), Toni (from Spain), and Thienloi (from Vietnam). It implies that BBCLE team has someone on duty during the holiday, and I would like to quote the comment by Thienloi: “I will try my best to improve my English. And I do hope I will be BBC Blogger one day.” Hi Thienloi, I am looking forward to reading your blog on BBCLE.
To a commentator, the most important thing is that her/his comment will show up on the website. Normally, it will be published by BBCLE, unless there are a spam manager problem or somehow. Every time I commented, I often wondered whether BBCLE have received my comment or not? There is not a single message showed on the screen like: “your comment has been received by BBCLE, we’ll published it after reviewing. We publish your comments at least once a day, Monday to Friday. Usually comments will be published the morning after they have been written.”
Secondary, the most benefit of a comment is the English comment corrected by a native English speaker. If there has a simple correction on comment, it would enhance the motivation of the comments, and it profits all the readers, and the kindness and merits are beyond bounds as well. The simple correction is just like:
(Original): I have learnt English since I was 12, quite a long time. But I have not being abroad to learn English.
(Correction): I have been learning English since I was 12, quite a long time, but I have not been abroad to learn English.
(Simple correction--- the italic words are the correction):
I have been learnt learning English since I was 12, quite a long time. But I have not being been abroad to learn English.
Does anyone know what the biggest different between USA and UK is? As I know, that is:” US does not have any global public service like BBC Learning English of UK.”
James Wu (Wu Zhih Cheng), Taiwan
ps: It would be wonderful If there are colorful words on the blog.
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