My Chinglish Experience

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Hi, I am from China. I have been speaking Chinese for 19 years, and I have been learning English for nine years, but I have been speaking English for only two years. The first seven years for me were more like speaking “Chinglish.” I just knew how to write and how to spell the words during that time. Now I am going to tell people the stories about how I studied English in China and the two years experience that I studied in American high school as an exchange student.
I started to study English when I was in the third grade, but I basically knew nothing about it. I slept and talked to my friends through the most of time of English class. When my parents saw my grade reports, they were worried about my English grade. Then I started going to a tutoring center to improve my English. It did not help me a lot because English was just hard for me at that time, and I was busy trying to catch up the stuffs that I learned before. I did not have a good English grade when I graduated from primary school.
Then I went to middle school, the good
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I was excited about it, but then I found out my speaking was so bad because I could barely understand anything. I remembered on the first day of school, I was so sad because I could not talk to the students there and understand anything that the teachers said. My host family helped me a lot, they were trying to talk with me to improve my speaking and listening. Then I found out if I wanted to improve my English, I needed to not only know the vocabulary, but I also need to make enough American friends to talk with for improving my speaking and listening. So I tried to hang out with them, we went to football games, we went to watch movies and we went out for dinner together. Soon, I found that I could talk with my host family when we had dinner, I could understand the classes in the school, I could laugh in a movie theater and not fell

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