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「愛のムチ」? No thanks. (添削済み)



Studying a foreign language has 1) a tendency to face a bitter humiliation. Yesterday I contacted one of my close friends through the Net because I'd happened to know that she unfortunately met a disagreeable man on Skype. The critic, a native English teacher, seemed to point out that my friend's English wasn't clear enough. Well, I'm positive that she might have been encouraged and inspired a lot if the man had expressed himself in a different way. But foolishly he just said, "I don't understand what you said." in a bitter way. It's natural that she found his remark deeply offensive.
I had a similar experience over ten years ago. I was told by a Japanese English teacher that my pronunciation was horrible. I was told so before my friends in a workshop, so I couldn't stop blushing scarlet at my poor English skills and kept my mouth shut. 2) I hadn't been willing to speak English in public for a while until one of my friends from England said "No need to worry. I'm perfectly following you."
Maybe she just wanted to be candid as a teacher. Or she might've been confident about our mutual trust. She had a great command of English and I respected her much, but even that didn't remove my deep-seated displeasure. I still don't think that it was the best way for her to teach me how poor my English was...
" Everything was done out of love," some people say. Sad to say, not everything coming from someone's love pays off. We need to realize that there is a big difference between useful guidance and mere bitterness.


1) the potential for (こちらの表現がより私の言いたかったことに近いです)
2) I wasn't willing


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Emi2号  

VRさん☆

Don't worry, I got it! Somehow, we cannot see the comment you left, but I read it with no problem. Leave the disturbing memory. He doesn't understand what he should've done as a teacher. In fact, he completely ruined a chance to get a new student.
You have a great command of English. Don't get yourself doun. ^^

2013/02/15 (Fri) 16:24 | EDIT | Emi2号さん">REPLY |  

VibrantRose  

Did you get it?

This morning I posted my comment, but it didn't come up on the screen. Did you get it? (Incidentally, I checked the secret box, though...)

Well, in case you don't get it, I'd like to say thank you for your consideration. It was so comfort to me that I could feel relaxed and collect myself what I am.
Thanks to him it proved that the most important part teachers should do is to give an impetus and encourage our students. Even though I have the peculiarity of my pronunciation, that'll be fine as long as I'm careful to say.

Again, thank you so much and I hope we'll talk each other soon.^^

2013/02/15 (Fri) 11:48 | EDIT | REPLY |  

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