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Hi!

This is the dairy that I wrote yesterday. I am not sure whether it is right.

Could anybody correct them for me?

Many thanks in advance.

28 NOV 2009 SAT 20:00 Shouting English

After listening to the story of Li Yang, a very successful translator who set up the record of 400 US dollars for translating for one hour, I made up my mind to shout English in the field near my house like he did. To my surprise, there were still a lot of people over there at night. I chose a place where there was light enough and with less people. However, everything turned up to be a failure eventually, because I was driven away by the mosquitoes there. However, in order to success, I will not give up, instead I will choose another time and go there again.
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Hi Lucus,

After listening to the story of Li Yang, a very successful translator who set up the record of 400 US dollars per hour for translating, I made up my mind to shout English in the field near my house, like he did. To my surprise, there were still a lot of people over there at night. I chose a place where there was eenough light and with fewer people. However, everything turned up to be a failure eventually, because I was driven away by the mosquitoes there. Yet in order to success, I will not give up. Instead I will choose another time and go there again.

Please ask if you have any questions about tjhe changes I made.

Best wishes, Clive
This is a diary, not a dairy!

Here are a few corrections:
who set the record
enough light and fewer people
everything turned out to be a failure
in order to succeed
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Hi Khoff,

Emotion: embarrassed

Clive
Hi Lucus,
I enjoyed your diary entry but i was a bit puzzled as to what you meant by 'shouted' English. Were you shouting to everyone that you were offering English translations for sale like someone in a marketplace does for fresh vegetables? Interesting idea, but you might want to try posting ads near a school announcing your service.

You are doing the right thing by keeping a journal or diary. The more often you write and think in English, the easier it will get. Also, listen to spoken English on radio or TV as often as posssible. Audio books in English are good too, especially if you have a paper copy that you can read along with as you listen. Remember that you must do all three to succeed in mastering a language--listen, read and speak.

All the best,

TrysB
Thank you so much.

Shouting English means to read English as loudly as possible.

Because if you read it loudly, you will be more concentrated.

The second reason is that if we are talking to a naitve English speaker, we will feel shy because that is not our mother tongue. And then, our voice will be lower. If we usually read English loudly, it will come to suitable volume when we are talking to a native English speaker.

It will be easier for us to correct our pronunciation, if we are talking loudly.
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That is very interesting, Lucus. We had a Chinese postdoc in the lab and when he presented his data his voice would get louder and louder. Now i understand that there was a logical reason behind what he did.

Thanks for telling me about that. Good luck with your translations.

TrysB