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Alejandro in Colombia is doing 18 things including…

speak english fluently

4 cheers


Alejandro has written 6 entries about this goal

Going pretty well

This one is almost done. Some days ago, I went to these meetings where people were speaking nothing but english and while being in there, I noticed that my fluenty had improved quite a lot. It seems that it is just a matter of attending to more of those conversations and by then I will be done :)

I would need lots of practice ...

... to speak it as fast as other people do. I know that I can read and hear pretty well, I also know that I can speak it but I have to do it slowly … has to be with my brain getting use to it I guess. For now, it is not a priority and with what I know so far is enough but of course, I will improve it on later.

I've been practicing!

... with this dude that I met at Herbalife. He is from Miami and he is 71 years old. I had noted that he had few people to talk with (his spanish sucks) so I’ve been trying to make him company every time that I can. Once we were at this meeting and I saw that he had a tattoo so I asked him about it and he showed me another 3 and told me when, where and how he got them. Hehehe, let’s just say that he is crazy as hell … if you knew those histories.

Anyway, I’ve been practicing yes :D

Uhmmm, weird ...

I’ve been practicing like I promised it and I’m not sure if it is because I’m tired (was a long day) but after a while of reading english I started feeling my throat tired too … I could do some research, if by trying the pronunciation of a foreign language one spends more throat.

Anyway, for now, bed time.

Just changed the order of my goals

I will try btw 20 and 30 minutes of pure english loud reading every day. That should work.

Edit. The tittle because sometimes one has to do a couple of things first before doing a 3rd one.

Easy one

I already know how to write well (I’m still improving it … did I mention I learned by my own? I’m proud of that!). I’ve always have this thought that having a great english would make things easier once I start doing other goals like knowing the world and metting S. That’s why I will start reading loud different kind of writings, to improve my pronuanciation and my fluidity as well.

Credits for Google Traductor, has been my right hand in this process.

Alejandro has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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