Alex, generally it is better to get involved in speaking and writing and the struggle to communicate rather than worrying about mistakes. If you worry too much about how correct you are, then that may impede your focus on communicating. However an exam isn’t like real-life and you are trying to demonstrate the best of your ability and therefore you are more likely to think more about how you are speaking or writing as well as what you want to say. It’s about balance as most things are!
I’m astonished at the range of real hobbies you have Alex! By real hobbies I mean hands-on activities. I can’t compete. I think that I have interests rather than hobbies and most of these interests really only apply to my reading. So really I just have lots of different things I like reading about! Here are some of them; Nineteenth and Twentieth century history, historical travel writing, psychology, crime novels, cookbooks, Africa, politics, culture, Malaysia, interior design, biography. Really I’m just listing some of the shelves that I usually visit in a bookshop. Of course I visit bookshops on line too but that’s only usually to track down a book that I can’t find and have become obsessed by.
I’ve been on holiday for the last couple of days and visited a bookshop each day. Honestly it feels like something shameful, a kind of addiction! Luckily all my family are very patient and let me indulge!
Lexis and patterns from today;
to inpede something ( to slow down or get in the way of something)
hands-on activities (practical activities)
to indulge (to allow somebody to have as much as they want of something they enjoy even if it's bad for them)
something shameful ( feeling ashamed of something)
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