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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
edited November 2013 in New Members
So, I will try to answar this question because I think I am in a intermetiate level on English skills, maybe not, who knows?
I have studied English from 5th grade until 8th grade, twice a week in meetings of 45 minutes.
When I was in high school I only studied English in the second year, I have made a technological high school.
After high school I stay without study English for 14 years, even in the college I didn't study English.
In 2010 I got six months in a English school, after made a level test I beggin on the third period. But staying in a class with people with half of your age is not easy, so I left this class after six months.
And now, in 2013, I have been studying hardly since February by myself with material that I found on the websites like Duolingo.com. In the end of September I found LEO and I am here since though.

@Lynne, I do this text without any search on google in about 15 minutes. Thank you for reading.
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  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,489 mod
    Hi Helvio,

    Very good post. Well done. I'll do more than read it. :)

    First things first, I'm not sure what you mean by "I beggin on the third period."

    The rest is really good:-

    So, I will try to answer this question because I think I am at an intermediate level, or maybe not. Who knows?

    I studied English from the 5th until the 8th grade, for 45 minutes twice a week. When I was at high school I only studied English in the second year, until I went to technological high school.

    After high school I didn't study English for 14 years, even in college I didn't study English. In 2010 I spent six months in an English school, after taking a level test I began ???, but sitting in a class with people half of your age is not easy, so I left this class after six months.

    And now, in 2013, I have been studying hard since February by myself with material that I found on websites like Duolingo. At the end of September I found LEO and I have been here since.

    @Lynne, I wrote this text without any help from Google in about 15 minutes.

    Thank you for reading it.

  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    edited November 2013
    @Lynne, thank you so much for correcting my post.

    With 'I beggin on the third period" I meant that I started on 3rd semester of a regular English course.

    I don't have made two high schools, the technological school and the high school are the same.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,489 mod
    When you said "third period" I thought you meant sometime in the afternoon. :)
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    So @Lynne, do you think that I am a intermediate student? Or almost there? :D
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,489 mod
    edited November 2013
    When you can write like that, I would say, upper intermediate, but to be honest, I'm not keen on levels. Often your level depends on the topic being discussed.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    You're right Lynne, but I am happy anyway. :D
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    How long?
    Very long and there is still no end in sight. :))
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    edited December 2013
    It is about 7 years that I am studding English. I started learning that when I was in 1st grade.

    ------------

    I have been studying English for about 7 years. I started learning it when I was in the 1st grade.

    or

    It has been about 7 years since I started learning English.
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • I have been study English 2 years ago. I'd like practice it every day because I want to study abroad.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    @Lynne.
    May I try to correct @lepakike sentences? ;;)
    But don't be angry if I do it wrong.
    I don't want to confuse Lepakike though.

    @lepakike.
    I think you have to say:
    " I have been studying English for 2 years. I'd like to practice it every day because I want to study abroad."
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    @april I think lepakike should say: I started learning English 2 years ago.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,489 mod
    Great job guys.

    @Nil - you are correct.
    @April - you are correct too.


    @Lepakike

    I started studying English 2 years ago. I'm going to practice it every day because I want to study abroad.

    :D
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    edited January 2014
    So Nil, 1 - 1? :))
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    Now the internet makes it easier to learn everything, right @Bobmendez?
    Sometimes I missed my books and notes though.
    I often look in my note again to find one and another explanation.
    One thing Bobmendez, why did you lose your language skills after getting married?
  • BobmendezBobmendez Posts: 392 ✭✭✭
    I had a suspicion about writing "language skills". I often know just the meaning of word and put it into sentence, so I can put my foot in it :-O Please correct me @april :-S
    Speaking about getting merried, some friends of mine really lost their language skills in marriage :)) not me - I'm lucky
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    @Bobmendez
    I think it's correct to say "language skill" or maybe you want to say "your fluency"?
    I do the same Bob, using wrong words in sentences, saying the wrong pronounciation etc and embarassing myself.
    Don't worry about it. :)
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,213 mod
    There's no need to be embarrassed at all here @bobmendez and @april!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    I don't think anyone can ever stop learning.
  • i have been learning English for years via internet. I think my level is intermediate, i am not sure.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,489 mod
    Hi @Antoine,

    How easily can you make yourself understood? That's all that really matters. :)
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    edited February 2014
    Welcome Laura. @‌laura5
    Nice to meet you!

    Feel free to visit all the forum, and I hope you enjoy yourself. :)
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,261 mod
    Dogs count in Dog Years.
    Language learners count in years, so I am 8.
  • SunSun Posts: 279 ✭✭✭
    I started studying English a few years ago. Although I worked hard, my English is not very well yet. I hope that my participation in this forum will contribute to improve my English
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    Just keep working @Sun.:)
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,489 mod
    Hi @Sun, participation is the key. A lot of people think memorising lists of words is learning, but if you don't process those words and help your brain make sense of them, it's a waste of time.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,261 mod
    That is one of a reason why I like Lynne so much.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,493
    I've been learning English since 2007. Before that, in junior school, I was taught English. This doesn't count, does it?
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,261 mod
    edited March 2014
    @Xeb, the question here is not since when you are here, the question is how long have you been learning English and that includes your previous education as well.
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