Learners helping learners
This is a series of posts in which I have asked learners ten questions about learning English. I hope that the answers will inspire other learners and give them some new ideas.
If you would like to answer these questions as well, you can send me your answers via the learners helping learners form.
Konny from Germany
1. Which country are you from?
2. Why is it important for you to be able to speak English?
English is one of the most spoken languages world wide. It helps you to get along wherever you are.
3. Have you ever been to England? If so, where did you go and what did you do?
First I went with my parents for Camping to St. Bees in 1970 which is not far from the Scottish border. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 I went to Nairn in Scotland. I travelled around there with an assistant and we also visited the Orkney Isles.
4. Where do you go to find information in English? This could be written or audio information.
I listen to English Radio stations such as BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Network) or on the Internet as well as I read English literature such as short stories, detective stories and belletristic in Braille which I get from the libraries in Hamburg and Leipzig.
5. Do you have a favourite book or song in English?
Book: Shabanu – daughter of the wind written by Suzann Fisher Staple. Song among many: The Long and winding road by the Beatles.
6..Do you have any friends or tandem partners with whom you can practise your English? If so, where did you find them?
I found them mostly on Facebook but meanwhile I also have some on Skype. They are from all over the world.
7. If you could change one thing about the English language, what would it be?
I would like to see it more relaxed than the US English is.
8. Which online dictionary do you use?
I use pocketdict – http://pocket.dict.cc/
9. Do you know any good Facebook pages for English learners?
Except for “English with Kirsty” I don’t know any but sure would be interested in some more.
10. How do you make sure that you remember new words?
I try to write them down.
Do you have a blog or a personal web page?
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