"Self Assessment" 〜あなたの英語、今ぶっちゃけどうなのよ！？〜
In most cases I can state my opinions, express my feelings, ask questions and explain anything, although I can not do them better than native Americans. I bought train tickets at a ticket counter, stayed at a hotel and asked many things to teachers here in America, but there has been no big problem so far. However, sometimes I chose obviously wrong words to explain something even though I know it is wrong. In other words, I have difficulty in expressing delicate nuances when explaining detailed things. This is just due to the lack of my vocabulary. More study is required.
Most of the time I understand what teachers say and their point. However, sometimes I don't understand their explanation especially when they talk about details. If I could listen to such things, I would be able to get better understanding in classes and learn more. In daily conversations, I seldom get in trouble unless the speaker talks too fast or uses too much slang. Even in such cases, I say "Say again?" or "Sorry?" only once at most in one conversation. By the way, when I am reading something, it is still difficult for me to listen to English. I want to be able to read and listen at the same time and process more information.
I think there is no major problem in terms of reading. I understood most of reading assignments. However, when there is so much difficult vocabulary in an article, I have a hard time to grasp what it says. Actually there were some articles with a lot of difficult vocabulary in the textbook we used. Therefore my next step is how to get to understand authors' points in such situations. I think I should not stop reading even if I find difficult vocabulary. All I have to do is just keep reading and try to understand summaries because I do the same thing when reading Japanese. I have to master the skill.
I am not so confident about my writing because there are few opportunities to write something in English in my daily lives so far. It still takes time for me to write long sentences. For example, it takes about 3 hours on average for essays in this class. Also, my writing might be unnatural especially to native Americans. However, I have no choice but to read and write many sentences regarding this matter. Learning useful idioms might be good help as well.
・"a ticket counter"の前の前置詞は"in"じゃなくて"at"
・"full of"を使いたいときは可算名詞でなければならない。"full of difficult vocabulary"は不可。