Review independent writing excercise

January 24, 2017

Hi Pals, I hope you are in the good condition and healthy.

I would like to share what I have learned in this day. As a usual day in my Squline class, I learn English with my favorite teacher from Philippine. I have told you how great she is in my previous post. Usually, I have two meeting everyday and it spends twenty five for each session.

When I replay the recording, I can imagine how far the English level with my teacher. Some how she just said “Wow”, “yeah” and so on. I am sure that she actually did not understand with what I said because I also could not understand what I’ve said by only hear the recording. hahaha.. It was awful!

Before we went trough the question number 4 in TOEFL, we had talked about blog. I just noticed that writing is really matter. She said that she has blog and want to share the link to me. She states that the blog is part of her life story. She put many things there such as poem, love story, experience and so on. What I learn from this conversation was making English as part of your foot note. At least you’ll have two benefits from them, first you improve your English and second, you have record of your life journey.

 

Let’s jump to the main course of this post. Actually, I want to share you about the independent writing. The teacher shared this question two days before I completing this writing. To be honest, I did not read the full sentence of this question before I ready to do that.  The question is:

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The government should invest more money in children’s education than in collage students . Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer

You could find my essay in here, the correction here and this is the sample answer of that question: sample

Based on the evaluation, I learn several things:
1. The biggest challenge for me is grammar. I notice bad sentence structure on some correction and need to be restructured.
2. I have to intensify my writing. Because I saw several misspelling in many places.
3. My reading the sample answer, I learned how to make a good conclusion. For instance, when you agree with the statement that children’s education is more important. then, in your conclusion, you may open it by mentioning the benefits of collage students, and you must continue it with a contrast statement. and in the last sentence, you may restate your choice using paraphrases.

 

I know that I am not neither a perfect nor smart person. But, my power is my ambiance to learn. Al Quran said that there’s eases after hardship. It is mean there are several solutions in a problem. Don’t worry, keep spirit and believe you can do it!
Useful vocabularies:
Cheesy = unpleasant
Awful= unpleasant. awesome ( this word has double meaning, please be careful on it)

 

Dear Diary, I would like you to know that I have been learning English for so long and I never been give up

January 23, 2017

It seems like learning is never ending. I believe that smooth seas never made skillful sailors. no pain no gain, no critics no learning.

I have been learning using Squline for two weeks. I take a building skill for TOEFL preparation because I will take a TOEFL iBT test on March 4th, 2017. In this preparation, I only take a teacher that really has a stunning track record. The reason is simple because I hope that I may be more focus and learn more from her.

After 2 weeks studying with full of attention, I feel that my motivation is dropping bit by bit. My teacher always said that “your grammar are awful”, “your grammar is elapsed”, “your voice is monotone”, “your pace is very slow”, “your SVA – Subject-Verb Agreement- is very unstructured” and many others critics on my speaking practices. Whatever she said, I believe she cares about me. He tried to motivate me using a hard way(perhaps the soft way did not work for me). That’s the thing that I like about this learning process.

I forgot when the first time I write an English article on my blog, but I never forgot the pain of the study is. I remember a day when my research supervisor told me that he could not understand what I’ve said. I also still remember a time when I could not sleep for days because I don’t really understand what my supervisor want me to do because my limitation on knowing English.

I know that in this article are really random. I talked about my study, nice teacher, awesome supervisor and so on. The thing that I want to share with you is that keep writing. Because writing is the bridge of the knowledge. Writing may express your idea, opinion, and critics. But for, writing this post will help me to achieve my learning journey. Perhaps in the future, I will laugh when reading all that I have said in this blog.

 

TOEFL preparation material and sources

December 30, 2016

When I studied TOEFL for the first time, I had collected many sources for learning TOEFL. However, when I re-open the material, I always find difficulties to select which one that I should use for study.

To make everything shorter, I will always put the material on this post, hopefully, I can easily make a priority and use those material to study.

Material:

  1. Wiki-TEFL: http://wiki-toefl.com/top-10-toefl-books-for-toefl-ibt-preparation/

Information:

  1.  list recommendation: addcook.com
  2. Quora: https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-best-sites-for-TOEFL-preparation

Notefull Video for overview TOEFL structure and strategy for speaking section

It has been a while from the first time I post on my blog. In this time, I would like to share a material for those who are preparing for TOEFL test. Personally, I have been preparing TOEFL for around two years. Yap, I know that I too long to prepare it however I really understand what is my English level at the beginning. That’s why I take a long time to prepare this. read more