Saturday, October 29, 2016

Assignment #4 Six Minute English

This week our teacher introduced a website called 6 Minute English.  I think this website is very good.  Because of the great design and the interesting topics. I think this is one is the hardest webiste to train your listening ability.  The talking speed is very fast.  And the vocabulary is harder.

The episode I choose is "Is loneliness in our genes?".  In this episode, the speakers and professors said that loneliness exists in our genes.  The reason why loneliness exists in our genes is that in some situation we have to tolerate high level of loneliness. So, loneliness is not totally a bad thing.

The speakers also discuss about social software.  They wonder if social software make people feel lonely.  The professor says that there is not enough evidence to support the theory that social software let people feel lonely. Because they don't have great research showing that we are more lonely than we were ten or twenty years old.

The above-mentioned is this article's summary.  There are more interesting episodes like this in the website. In sum, It's a great website to train your listening ability.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Assignment #3 ESLPod.Com

This week our teacher introduced a website called ESL podcast.  I think this one isn't better than ESL Cyber Listening Lab.  Here are my opinions:

1. In ESL Cyber Listening Lab.  you can choose the level you want to practice.  But in ESL podcast, you can only see the topics and the categories.

2. There are no exercises in ESL podcast. On the other hand, You can do some exercises in ESL Cyber Listening Lab.

3. The speaker's talking speed is very slow. Besides, there are no scripts about what he said.

Even though there are some disadvantages of the websites, there are still some advantages of the website:

1. You can download those files. If you do that, you can practice your listening ability without internet.  All you need is a cellphone or a MP3 player.

2. ESL podcast has more articles than ESL Cyber Listening Lab.  There are more than 1800 articles in ESL podcast.

In sum, i still prefer ESL Cyber Listening Lab  because that website is very complete. But I still want to admire the author of ESL podcast. Because the website has over than 1800 articles. The author needs to be very patient and enthusiastic to achieve that scale.  It's definitely not an easy job.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Assignment #2 ESL Cyber Listening Lab

    This week we have a listening lesson.  The teacher introduced a website called "ESL" to us.  I think this is a great webiste.   Because this website is so complete,  It contains some exercises  for you to practice, different level for you to choose, and translation of some vocabularies. I think this website is very useful for anyone who want to attend TOEIC test.

    The teacher also teach us how to solve listening question.  You need to listen to the "key words" and take some notes about the conversation.
These tips are very important and useful.

Here are some vocabularies I did't know before:

1.  butcher :  means kill or a person who kills animals to sell their meat (屠夫)
     example:  I want to cook beef noodles for dinner.  Can you help me buy some beef from the     butcher?

2.  mock :  to laugh at someone.
     example:  Don't mock other person just because of their appearance. It's  very rude.

3.  heritage : something that is handed down from the past .
     example:  Governments must take care of those national heritages.

4.  intellectual : appealing to or engaging the intellect.
     example: In general, intellectual jobs deserve more salary.

5.  prominent :  easily noticed or seen    
     example: The colorful painting on the wall makes this building very prominent on the street.

Monday, October 10, 2016

[Music] Alan Walker - Faded

Today i want to share a song.

This song is very popular. There are over  600 million views on Youtube.
I think this song's lyrics is awesome.  And the meaning of this song's lyrics is different to everyone.
For example, the lyrics can mean being lost in your life, or miss someone .
Also,  the singer's voice is PERFECT.
If you want to know this song's Chinese translation, I recommend this video:

Hope you enjoy this song.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Assignment #1: A simple introduction about myself

Hello, my Chinese name is 周煒晟. And my English name is Adam.  My major in university is finance.  When i was a high school student , my major was data processing. I live in 淡水.  I take MRT to school every day instead of live in dorm room.  Just because I want to save money. I have lots of interests, like badminton , table tennis ,running, listen to music, and surf the Net of course.  Besides, i join the hot music club this semester. Because i love music and my elder sister gave me a bass. Finally ,about my personality.I think i am a shy person.  I don't really want to participate in activities.

About the blog, beside the assignment,maybe i will share some English songs, funny videos or even some news during my free time.

In the end, thank you for spending your precious time to read this article.