Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Reflection Paper

I like traveling, and I'm easygoing that I like to make new friends. But whenever foreigners ask for directions or passionate chat with me, I can not always correct and complete expression of my thoughts. It makes me feel very discouraged, because my listening and speaking skills are poor, but also rarely flexible use of vocabulary. Fortunately, someone told me that this course is very suitable for me. For the reason, I taken Computer Assisted Language Learning.

Before this class I asked the classmates had taken this course. They said that this course is challenge but useful. Because we can know a lot of language learning tools, such as TED, My ET, Open Course Ware, and so on. So I looking forward to this course before the semester, with a computer learning English is essential in this Internet age.

For me, Blogging in English is cool, because I have never tried it before. In the beginning, it is very difficult for me, and I think that it is simply impossible. But I really did it after several assignments, more and more smoothly. And it can help me to review knowledge learned in the course. It also stimulated my interest to share Information with everyone.

First of all, I like to use Total Recall and Tango now. When I do not know how to use a word, I can quickly find the correct usage with then. Let me could use correct English constructions to write sentence. So it can enhance my writing skills.

Second, it is easy to use Cambridge Dictionaries Online, because of its simple definitions and examples. And also link to other vocabulary immediately. It makes me correctly understand each word. Even, you can imperceptibly know more vocabulary by use Cambridge Dictionaries Online. In fact, you will find that it not so difficult to use English-English dictionary. And then you will love it like me after you get used to it.

I have learned a great deal from the entire semester, I will continue to use these software in the future. Thank you teacher teach me so many ways to learn English.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Aassignment #7 - OpenCourseWare

I have heard about Open course ware but it's my first time using this kind of websites. We can use our free time to attend class on Internet. Also I can choose the courses which I am interested in. Especially EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations. Even if we are not that school students, we also can take the class. Moreover we don't have to pay expensive tuition fees. We can expand knowledge and English ability.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Aassignment #5 - Share myself experiences

When I was in a junior high school, my father was taken to hospital in the middle of the night. The doctors said that he might have been died, if my father come late. When we went to visit my father, he comforted us that the doctors thought he recovered better than the average people. But I saw his pale face and weak body. Since then, I told myself should filial piety him, and always express my love and gratitude to him.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Aassignment #4 - Steve Jobs’ talk

1.If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.

2.Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

3.Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

4.Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

5.Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.

6.Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Aassignment #3 - ESL Podcast

For me, ESL Podcast is the best ways to practice listening. You might ask me what is different this website? First, It plays with the slow speed, so you can clearly understand what they are talking about. Second, it will explain the vocabulary or phrase with uncomplicated words. Finally, as long as you spend about 15 minutes everyday, you'll improve listening skills.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Aassignment #2 - BBC News

1.concentrate verb [I/T]
to direct a lot of attention and thought to an activity or subject, or to direct effort toward achieving a result
ex:The police are concentrating their search in the area where the child was last seen.

2.swap verb [I/T]
to exchange one thing for another
ex:The two computers can easily swap data.

3.disruption noun [C/U]
to prevent something, esp. a system, process, or event, from continuing as usual or as expected
ex:Strikes threaten more disruptions for the tourist industry.

4.cheer verb [I/T]
to give a shout of approval or encouragement for someone
ex:I was one of the people who jumped up and cheered after that speech.

5.publish verb  [I/T]
to make available to the public, usually by printing, a book. magazine, newspaper, or other document
ex:We plan to begin publishing a newsletter on the Internet.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Aassignment #1 - Self Introduce

My name is Crystal. I was born in Chiayi, and 21 years old. My dad is not only young but also funny, and my brothers are lovely and sweet, So I love my family. Besides, I have been with my boyfriend for about 4 years, and my family know him well for a long time.
Somebody thinks I look hard to get along. In fact, I'm easygoing that I like to make new friends, and easy to get along with people, but my friend always said that I'm childish. Also, I'm curious that I like to keep trying new things and challenging myself.
In my free time, I usually watch the cartoons at home, including Hunter, Hikaru and Crayon Shinchan. But sometimes I enjoy tasty foods that I like to find the different restaurants to satisfy my appetite, and see the movies with my friends, like Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games, Taken , Divergent, Final Destination, and that.
At first I wasn't interested in football match, but then I'm addict to it. My boyfriend and I support for the Germany national football team, so we often watch and discuss the exciting match. In addition, I like all kinds of adventures, such as jet boat, scuba diving and parasailing, because that is exciting and interesting experience.