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104年「文采飛揚」訓後成果徵文比賽投稿專區(活動已結束) → 【指定主題區】英文寫作(English Writing)(英文類作品)【不限英語課程參訓學員】

The Impression of learning English 2015-05-31 10:44:37
I have learned English for 10 years since I was a junior high school student. I spent much time to learn English at my school life in order to be a national university student. However, the examination in the school always test the students the ability of reading or writing. The ability of listening or speaking is not regarded the best importance. I could not speak in English fluently with the foreigners, even could not understand what the foreigners say. Why could not I communicate with the foreigners after learning English for 10 years? According to the view of many language experts, I realized that the most important reason is my attitude toward to learn English. The first step in learning English is long-lasting investment. Because the frustration of English conversation, I hope that I will learn English in continuance in the future.

I have been a public servant since 2011.I past the examination of Special Civil Service Examinations for Local Government. The first position of my public work career is Taipei public library. I served as librarians who have to keep in touch with all kinds of readers include the foreigners. The library is located nearby the National Palace Museum and Shilin Main Presidential Residence where attract many tourists from another countries.

One day, a foreigner came to information desk to ask where the bus stops located. I couldn’t understand what she said. By body language I found out the meaning a little. Then I spoke broken English to show her the way to the closed bus stop. This experience defeated me so much. I considered the truth that English ability is very important in daily life. The other day, a man from America came to ask me where the English magazines placed and what kind of magazines in our library. I comprehended hard what he said and used my broken English to answer his questions. I could not use fluent English to help him, so I felt very frustrated. I decided to improve the English ability of listening and speaking owing to these experiences.

I was so busy that I never had the chance to learn English seriously in Taipei. Last year, I passed the 2014 Third Grade Senior Civil Service Examinations and work at West Central District Office. I was busy for adapting new work. However, I still knew that I must improve the ability of English even I used hardly the language of English at work. After all, English is the most powerful language all over the world. In order to be an excellent Civil Servant, I acknowledged that English ability is a very important basic skill. I hoped that one day I will have the opportunity to enhance the English proficiency.

One day of April, I was noticed that I will participate in a course of TOEIC test training. I was excited that West Central District Office’s chief recommended me participate in the training "104 years of English Proficiency base class" at working hours. There are four day classes in this course. I felt happy that I will have this opportunity to learn English and get my English license.

The course of training was held in Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology.
The first day of the course, we were asked to do pre-test TOEIC tests to know our English ability at present. As I expected, the pre-test scores were not very desirable. I found that not only listening part but also reading need to be strengthened. After this test, I thought that I must spend much time to recognize more English vocabularies to get higher scores in reading part. In listening part, I must start to practice the listening ability by listening to the Studio Classroom.

In this English course, the teacher guided us how to get higher scores in the TOEIC test. At four days in this English course, the teacher reminds us the tips of seven parts by practice again and again. After training, we did the Simulation TOEIC Test to know the effect of practice in the course. In the last test, I got more scores compared with the first day test. It could clearly be seen effective by way of training.

Laiqing De mayor said, "English will become the second official language of Tainan. ""Tainan will gradually move towards an international city in the future." It is necessary Visibly in the process of public life and services in the future to have good ability of listening, speaking, reading and writing English skills. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn English skills and improve vision. I believe that English ability will be used for work and serve in my working life. I cherish this training course and hope that I will have the opportunity to show and exploit what I have learned in the English course. In the end, I hope that I can perform excellently in the TOEIC test coming soon after these days of learning English.