Is my english really bad?
No, it's quite good! The very fact that we can communicate right now is proof of that. However, as a speaker of English as a second language, I think it's really important that people correct our mistakes. How else can we learn? So please don't be offended by this: You wrote because someone told me i am :( And I think you mean to say: "because someone told me it was" --> because you're referring to the English being bad, not YOU being bad. One more: im trying to use english everyday. This should be "I try" --> the -ing ending should be reserved for very rare cases, when you dedribe what you are doing right this very instant. If people in your surrounding speak English - try to count how many times a day they use -ing (almost none). But yeah, practice does make perfect! And it's also fun =) Hope you don't mind my corrections, I do apologize if you find them offending. Good luck!
My English is very poor. What can I do?
Dear Friend, This answer is going to be a bit analytical and uplifting. So, let's start with something very surprising.“ Everybody knows English. A lot of English... No Matter what!”So, what's different is of course… our size of vocabulary, capacity to hold conversations, ability to use it for a variety of applicable areas… and so on.Still Surprised? Don't be, yet!NOWLet's examine a normal day in our life and how penetrated English is in all of it:Get… Set… Go!AlarmPhoneTimeSnooze(Tooth)BrushToothpasteShampooTrimmer(Hair) BrushHair DryerMake-upTiffinBusCabDriverTicket“Change”StopSignalTrafficElevator/LiftFloorSchoolOfficeClassDesk/CabinTeacherBossMeetingNotesSyllabusWorkflowTaskAssignmentScheduleTimetableClientLoginLogoutAttendanceParkingLateComputerPenPaper“Leave”LunchCanteenCoffeePlate…. Enough is enough!English follows you…even haunts… no matter where you go!So, What's your point, Ahmed?Well, it's very simple and this:You… I… All of us… already know A Lot of English. An awful lot, I might add.Ok, ok… Agreed! What's next?Next is even simpler.Try to focus on two important things:Integrate more and more English into your life and lifestyleSlowly but steadily, shift the focus from our native language to English. Because, as a matter of fact, 60–70% of our daily thinking AND conversation is pure English!Now. . .A Digital Solution to DigiFans:YouTube is now full of short-films, Web series, and even many Episode ‘thing’.No matter what the parent language of such videos, every 3rd sentence, on average ,is in natural English.And, by the way, who wouldn't want to like our Mithila Palkar from Girl in the City?Anyway, a few such Youtube Names:Shitty Ideas Trending (SIT)Girl in The CityMensutra, the “Bang On” Channel!Sandeep Maheshwari.. sessions… and many more. . .subject to search!My Point:English is already integrated into our system of life and society in a great way. All we have to do now is … conciously and deliberately look for areas to expand it so that we become more and more comfortable with all of it.That way, the Weak-English become Strong-English…and Stronger become the Excellent-English… as simple as that!I earnestly request my readers to try this Methodology for a while and the result will definitely take care of itself.-Ahmed, The Curious Being.
Why is my English so bad?
I'm 15 years old and I live in the United States. English is my second language and German is my native. Despite the fact that English is my second language, I've been speaking it quite regularly to the point where I only speak German to my relatives who can't speak English. I think in English, only listen to American songs, watch Hollywood films, read books that are in English, and talk to people whose native language is English EVERY SINGLE DAY. I don't have a foreign accent when I speak English because I began learning it when I was 8, but I'm awful at speaking English! I find it so difficult to express myself and describe general things in intricate detail when I speak English. Sometimes, I use the wrong preposition and only realize that I did after it's come out of my mouth. Other times, I have trouble deciding which preposition to use (ex: in or at) and always feel frustrated with myself when I discover that I've used the wrong one. Why is my English so terrible? I've been speaking it for well over eight years! There are many foreigners who never make any solecisms when speaking English! Why am I not like them? HELP ME! How do I improve? I want to be articulate.
Why is my English too bad?
I am a 22 years old guy and i'm not a fluent english speaker. I understand the English language, and sometimes I can speak and writte well in English but it doesn't last for long coz it goes away. Why i'm saying that is because I cannot express my self in every occasion. What do you think I should do? Sometimes I sound funny When I speak in English. When I say things i'm having hesitant and I mumble most of the time. I feel like I have no English words in my mind. Plz help me, tell me what to do!
Which statement is correct: your English is very bad or your English is worse?
Both statements are correct, however their usage depends on the situation in which they are being used! As Swarnadeep Bhattacharyya already said one is declarative and other is comparative. When you declare (no comparison involved) you can use "very bad", although when you are comparing with someone else's, you will use "worse".Hope this helps!
Does bad English annoy you?
YES. To me, it shows a a lack of education and caring in today's society. Parents are letting their children spend more time on the computer surfing the net then working on their homework or spending quality time together. When I was growing up, my mom was constantly correcting my grammar and spelling to ensure I grew up with a knowledge of the English language.
I am 35 years old and very bad at English. Am I too old to learn to speak English very fluently like a native speaker?
I’m a translator, usually a translator translates one way say English - Spanish, translator agencies will expect you to translate from your mother language to the other language. I translate both ways with the same level of preciseness, but only because my learning of English was as a pre-teen, therefore I master both languages at the same level, actually I master English a bit more due to the intense studies devoted in my learning curve. I was never able to lose my accent completely, but enough to avoid being identified by my accent. They could detect a slight accent in me, but could not identify my home origin, I would usually be confused to be European, not Latin as I am. You can learn to speak English very fluently, but never like a native speaker as a rule, although there are particular cases that escape this rule. Later in life I studied French, past my 40’s, I have never been able to achieve anything beyond mediocre with this beautiful language. Your brain plays tricks on you, for years all math I needed to do in my head, I did in English, not anymore. Take the alphabet, whenever I need to look up a Yellow Pages number, the alphabet search I do in my head is in English, I can not do it in Spanish. When I am speaking with a friend or my kids, sometimes an expression I need, is just much more perfect in English, so I use the English expression, a good deal of people take me as a snob for it.
I can't speak English very well and my pronunciation is too bad. What should I do to improve myself?
I can list a few resources for you to get help immediately:If you want to improve your overall spoken English in an easy way, then complete the 9 chapters of my book, ‘How I Learnt to Speak in English?’ available on amazon. It targets Grammar, Pronunciation, Fluency and Comprehension. (This is paid.)While you are reading the book, you can refer to my ‘Pronunciation’ videos on Unacademy to understand the Pronunciation concepts easily. (This is free.)Go through my video on ‘Secrets of an Effective Speaker’ on Unacademy to understand what’s needed to be an effective speaker. (This is free.)To practice further, you can subscribe to my Youtube Channel (Neetu Sugandh - Happy Tua). These videos will help you relate to how a non-native speaker of the language speaks in English. The more you listen to people speaking in English, the better you will get at spoken English. Plus, they are motivational and are made to spread happiness.Hope these resources help you!