Louisa a écrit :
thanks Joebar, I do my best ! but if you want real discussion, we may move to the french part, because here I am concentrating so much on how to say something that I can't really think about what I'm saying. So I can't really say much !
Here it's quite plaisant to exchange three or four words. but I remenber how hard it was for me to write a whole essay in English on the nature of community or on the differences between the structural and cultural explanation of poverty; and how disappointed it was to obtain (or gain) a bare pass after 50 or 60 hours spend just on one essay.
But the harder it is the more you learn!
.... and that why i am quite sad of loosing what I learned.
ps : I'd be pleased if you correct my mistake..
I've done a few corrections, it's really just spelling (or typing) mistake and here and there, a better choice of word so it flows better in an English sort of way. It was very good anyway. I know what you mean about long essays. I remember when I came over to Britain, my English was rather poor, and within 9 months I had to sit the end of year exams for the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Engineering Degree, and the following year, the actual degree itself, including a 6,000 words essay! By then, I didn't struggle as much, but I was lucky to have good English friends who read proof the essay for me. At the exams temselves, I don't think my English was the main culprit for my bare pass at 55%, but more the hard drinking and going out 3 or 4 nights a week of the student lifestyle!
I've also done a Masters and a PhD, so I've had the opportunity to write much bigger essays in English, and it's often hard nowadays to write in French properly, as several have already noted my spelling and grammar in the forum (thank you Cormoran!)
Anyway, I'm here if you want to chat from time to time, and there are others, like Stévenot, who speak English as well as I do, even if he's mad at me
So it's nice to keep the thread going for a while longer