Nice suggestions from our 'sifu'.
Actually, I didn't realized when I were in that 'better' situation. I just keep on practising... But there is one 'sweet memory' in my mind which happened to be the 'real motivation' for me to use English nowadays. Previously, my Boss (already retired) saw me writing English quite well in my daily email-communication, but verbally I'm not. He approached me and asked me why I'm not talking in English while my writing is quite ok. I told him everything, about my low-confidence, about 'not sure on what words' need to be used and everything. He just smiled.
Then, he made a simple rule - I have to speak English as much as I can (in working hours), and must speak in English with him whenever I've to.
Haa... that's sounds bad, but it was a good start for me. Starting from that day, I keep on trying and trying... although some times, my friend lough at me. But it is ok.
I hope you will find your own 'sweet memory'. Good luck to you Traxx. Anything, myself and the others are still around. You can contact me if there is something bothering you. We're still here.
'The truth is out there'.
15/04/2008 12.44 pm.