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Essay
Has one experience changed your life in some way? Why?

Have you ever heard the Korean saying "a frog in the well"? It describes a person who lives in a small world without knowing there is a larger world than her own. I was that little frog before I came to America through the cultural exchange program. Here in America, I have experienced that there are so many interesting, beautiful, precious cultures in the world. I thank God that I have been introduced to people from different cultures and backgrounds and for helping me to open my eyes.

I think America is a beautiful country in which it has made it possible that we people from different cultures and life styles are living in harmony. I am happy that I have met those people who showed their interests in my culture, and I have done my best to help them to understand the unique part of Korean culture.
Hello esj, welcome to English Forums!

It looks good to me – I won't suggest corrections, as you'll probably prefer to think up your own alternatives; but these are the parts that aren't quite correct at the moment:


Here in America, I have experienced that] 'experienced that' isn't really idiomatic.

and for helping me to open my eyes. ] This is slightly awkward, as you followed 'thank God' with a 'that' clause, but here switch to 'for + gerund'.

I think America is a beautiful country in which it has made it possible] Not quite idiomatic: the 'it' and 'in which' both refer back to 'America', which sounds awkward. Try rephrasing it.

who showed their interests in my culture, ] slightly awkward.

the unique part of Korean culture. ] This phrase doesn't quite work.



Feel free to repost if you want your revised version checked!

MrP
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MrP,
Thank you so much for your valuable hints !
I tried to correct the phrases according to your suggestions, I don't know how these would look liketo you.
Please help me to finalize this writing.
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---------------------Revised Version-----------------------------------
Has one experience changed your life in some way? Why?

Have you ever heard the Korean saying "a frog in the well"? It describes a person who lives in a small world without knowing there is a larger world than her own. I was that little frog before I came to America through the cultural exchange program. Here in America, I have experienced many interesting, beautiful, precious cultures in the world. I thank God for being able to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds and for helping me to open my eyes to the world.

I think America is a beautiful country of combination of all those unique cultures from all over the world. I am happy that I have met those people with interests in Korean culture, and I have done my best to help them to understand my culture.
You're welcome, esj!

Just a couple of small changes:

Here in America, I have experienced many interesting, beautiful, precious cultures in the world. ] not quite right; maybe: 'so many interesting, beautiful, precious cultures from around the world'.

I thank God for being able to meet people] '...God for enabling me...'

helping me to open my eyes to the world. ] Or just: 'helping to open my eyes to the world'.

I think America is a beautiful country of combination of all those unique cultures from all over the world. ] maybe 'America is a beautiful country, combining all those unique...' But I quite liked your original version – it only needs a couple of changes: 'I think America is a beautiful country, where it has been made possible for people from all kinds of different cultures and lifestyles to live in harmony'.

I am happy that I have met those people with interests in Korean culture, ] maybe 'so many people with an interest in K. culture'

Otherwise, pretty good! (I like 'frog in a well'.)

MrP

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Thank you Mr.P
You have been a great help!

My final draft is:

Have you ever heard the Korean saying "a frog in the well"? It describes a person who lives in a small world without knowing there is a larger world than her own. I was that little frog before I came to America through the cultural exchange program. Here in America, I have experienced so many interesting, beautiful, precious cultures from around the world. I thank God for enabling me to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds and for helping me to open my eyes to the world.

I think America is a beautiful country, where it has been made possible for people from all kinds of different cultures and lifestyles to live in harmony. I am happy that I have met those people with interests in Korean culture, and I have done my best to help them to understand my culture.

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Hello esj

Looking at the last paragraph again, I wonder whether I've misled you:

'I think America is a beautiful country, where it has been made possible for people from all kinds of different cultures and lifestyles to live in harmony.'
– It might be better simply to say: '...country where people from all kinds of different cultures and with all kinds of different lifestyles can live in harmony.' (Otherwise there's the question of 'who' has made it possible!)

Also, in the last sentence, maybe: '...I have met so many people with an interest...'

Good luck!

MrP