Experience in Learning English
Hello my friends,
I would like to share my experience in learning English. I am disappointed to myself. Why? Because, after a long journey of learning English, more than a decade of learning it, I am still not able to speak English fluently. I cannot understand Hollywood movie without reading the subtitles, and cannot catch most of lyrics in English.
But fortunately, I am still able to understand CNN, BBC news, or any news about football (or soccer). I categorize myself in intermediate level in reading.
I have tried to watch a clip tv series "Friends" on YouTube. OMG! apparently, I only understand a small part of it. They speak very fast and use words that I don't understand (such as phrasal verbs, etc). But, when I listen to someone who is a native speaker that explains about English I can follow him/her. I know why I can follow them. They speak slowly or slower than usual. But, when I switch again to a movie clip (hollywood movies), I don't understand (maybe less than 50%).
Now, about speaking. I don't know which one is the worst: my speaking or my listening. I think my speaking (because I can still follow a training that is conducted in English but I rarely ask a question). When the time has come I have to speak in English, I have to translate first before I speak.
What is your suggestion for me?
Thank you for reading my writing. I hope you can correct my writing.