Toga, the language of Filipino, is my first language, and I think English, my second language, is not an easy language. Learning two languages at the same time is pretty difficult. Being good at English will take time and practice. Between the four domains of language arts, I’ve actually contributed with all of them which are speaking, reading writing, and listening. First of all, the word ‘terrible” describes my speaking skills a lot. When I present, the volume of my voice is very low, and the back of the room wouldn’t be able to hear me.
My punctuation skills aren’t the best, they’re actually the worst. It takes a lot of practice to get the right tone, volume, attitude, and actually being comfortable in front of the audience. Definitely need to work on my speaking skills more.
Next, My reading skills used to be terrible but I have improved a lot. Im glad that this class connected me to reading again because I used to not like to read. I’m really proud that I’ve read a countless number of books this year. I definitely reached one of my goals of the year which was reading a book from a different genre.I’ve learned so many things about reading that has improved me as a reader. Also, I think the best part of reading is creating images in my head. When it comes to reading there are no rules. Also, I’ve learned a lot this year about writing, and paying attention to my teacher, when he lectured my class about writing has helped me improve my writing skills.
Hitting writers block is probably the most stressful thing that could ever happen when you’re writing. Thanks to my teacher, I’ve learned how to avoid the stressful, terrible thing we call “writer’s block”. Lastly, guess you could say that listening is pretty hard.It’s not only about vying your full attention to the speaker, you have to actually listen and know what the speaker is talking about. Although some speakers can be boring because of the style they’re talking in, doesn’t mean you can put your head down and be respectful. Would never put my head down when someone is speaking because I know better. Some people are naturals at listening perfectly to the speaker but some need practice.
In conclusion, there will be struggles when it comes to the four domains of writing: speaking, reading, writing and listening, but they’re are like a sport, practice makes perfect.