Shyness is the enemy to the person wanting to learn English.
I remember as far back as 7 years old, some of the stuff I used to do avoid seeing people that came to visit us. ¬¬They were people I knew, like cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends of the family. ¬ ¬I was trying to stay into my room until they took off, except for some cases, for example, that I have to take a leak. As I grew up, things got better, but I have still a long way to go. Do you presently consider yourself to be a shy person? If you answered "no," was there ever a period in your life during which you considered yourself to be a shy person? Probably yes, I guess. I know that the prevalence of shyness varies from culture to culture and with different types of people. ¬ ¬Nevertheless, I dare to say that, at least, everyone must have a experience making them embarrassed, blush, or sweat in their life. That can happen especially to those having a language problem like me. For a long time, one of the bad habits I have is to pretend to understand even if I really didn't get it. Sometimes, it is very hard to interrupt the conversation or cut off someone's word owing to my lack of listening skill. Shyness was a huge barrier to learn English for me. One day during high school, I was participated in English speech contest because I was in English club in my high school. I stood in front of a lot of audience alone. Spotlight was too bright to open see. In spite of tense and constraint, I draw a deep breath, and started "Goon evening, ladies and gentlemen. Today, I d like to speak about
" "Thank you for your attention" As I closed, confident that I express my thought with other language arouse in my mind receiving a storm of applause. Because I screwed up my courage, I made it. Don't be afraid of asking a question.
Don't be afraid of talking to natives.
Don't be afraid of confronting the truth that I have lots of things to learn regarding English.
A lot of the soliloquy I had...
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