To Egg: about English learning

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First of all, my English is not as good as you evaluated. See Mr. Tugu's comments.

I think one can make big progress in English learning only if he/she realizes the langauge is vital to his/her survival.

Here is a story. During the second war, US army recruited 30 soldiers and wished to send them into Germany. Of course, these guys needed to speak perfect German. ( Who among us speak perfect English? ) To train these would-be esponages, one officer issued a command: "If anybody failed in passing the test, he will be sent to the marticial court and sentenced to death". Surprizingly, all 30 soldiers passed the strict test finally.

Since there was Email service in China, I have been writing in English.
At the very beginning, I was very slow and my writings were completly Chinglish. As I wrote myself, I learned by evaluating other's reponse as well. After about 2 years, I began to think in English as I wrote. Right now, it is a hobby for me to write in this forum. Whenever I see you guys talk about something interesting, I would judge if I can express the same idea in English.

If you persist in learning, you will definitely be a good English writer. Writing is only a skill. The most important thing is thinking. Of course, I have gathered some interesting tips during the past years, which we may share gradually.

To reward your flatterings, I list some interesting idioms here:

1) No money, no honey.

2) No wife, no life.

3) No pain, no gain.

4) Like father, like son.

5) Love me, love my dog.

6) Much ado about nothing!

7) After me the deludge!

8) It's raining dogs and cats outside.

9) He is on a burning boat, but it is he who sets fire himself.

10) I love you guys more than I can say!

Think about these things, you will see that English langauge has its own beauty.

Chairman Mao taught us: "Good-good-study, and day-day-up!". :(-
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