When was the last time I used pencil before this exam? Probably 20 plus years back。 Oh! Pencil, I hate you!
有人（友人）投诉看不惯我的英文博客，哈哈哈，不用她看不惯，我自己也不怎么习惯，好端端的中文博客突然间全成了阿拉伯文字，这不是我一贯的作风，不过，日复一日的以英文写博客，真的能够提升一个人的书写能力，所以，bear with me dude!
Talkig about ADD; it stands for Attention Deficit Disorder; it is a problem associated with inattentiveness, easy distractibility, etc found typically in children. There are, however, by chance, a child with ADD would turn up to be an ADD aduit, so glorious that I happened to be one of the ADD adult.
So, what does ADD mean to me? Apart from unable to focus on the tedious matters and get distracted easily by others; I am pretty poor in certain extent to express my true self verbally, and more importantly I am selectively responsive; I can talk to strangers easily but propend to reject any conversation with those who I know well but despise them in my heart. Besides, others might find me difficult, impatient, arrogant and stubborn. The consoling part is ADD individuals are highly intelligent and tend to see things from different angles, therefore, making them unique in their own way. To the least, this last part of the statement is the reason that keeps me motivated though I dubious about the stability of my intelligence level sometimes.
After all, I am healthy enough physically to live a normal life, like the rest of the people, just do not blame me for not concentrating sometimes, please.
Just completed my listening and reading practices; though distracted largely because of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder, yes I am an ADD adult), I could, however, more or less figured out the tricky parts of the test. They either disturb one via the massive use of speacilized terms; so profoundly confused that one could hardly grasp the whole passages; or redirect one's attention to those uneseential and trivial matters that one tends to overlook the key points.
For me, IELTS is not an examination purely about English efficiency, rather, a subtle test which intended to disappoint those who are negligent just like me. In short, it is a test of everything; general knowledge, humanity, grammar, ability to focus, etc......whatever come across BC's head.
Attended the online course provided by the British Council. Oh! So boring that it almost got me knocked out in the middle of the course. I think the sleeping bugs has started its troop in my head, hijacking my attention and triggering all kind of reasons to convince me to "stop for a while"; to "rest for a while"; to "watch TV first"; to "grab some drinks"and etc. I know myself well; those are the typical actions I take after surrendering myself.
Finished my practices since 6.30am, the first session of the day, though completed on time, I do, however, believe more practices make perfect.
The key learning for today is I must not be panic, my mind went blank this morning and all of the bombastic words I tried hard to remember gone without any notice, see, that is the consequence of trying too hard to impress the examiner. But, wait a minute, isn't that the rule of the game?
Dinosaur (sounds awkward in English) advised me to start practising through hand writing, I know I know but typing is so easy, clean and efficient, no such need to scrape the pencil, to brush away those crumbs or dust from the eraser, why is BC never thought of conducting the examination digitally? Dinosaur walked away with such expression "Here you go again!" on his face.
I know I know again, I am a pathetic digital freak. I do not post that many of mails in the paper envelope after the birth of e-mail; I do not call and talk to people that often since the day the messenger was introduced, even though I love the smell of the paper and I miss those voices of my beloved friends and relatives.
It is a beautiful Tuesday morning, time to go for breakfast, I know I know, cheerio!
Started my practices since early morning, I am happy with my progress so far that I can finish a writing task within the time limit.
The whole learning process remembered me of those high school days, trying hard to memorize and apply those pompous words in my essay-writing. From the negative impact to the detrimental impact; the important role to the pivotal role; undeniable to admittedly; implied to connoted; seriously, who on earth would use those words in his or her daily life? I am not sour grape, just trying to be practical.
Through the definition of "bombastic", I learnt that a brilliant writer typically uses comprehensible English to convey his or her message, only those who try hard to impress or show off use bombastic words. OK, that reminded me of someone, my ex-boss, who had once requested me to change all of the simple words in his presentation slide to something bombastic, so bombastic that he had to ask me back what those words really mean.
The rain breaks since early morning, on and off, making the adaption hard with all the sudden chill and heat. I am praying hard to the god, please strengthen me, I do not want to get sick in this very moment.
For a person who barely read the newspaper, expressing his or her opinion about certain current issue in essay form is definitely not an easy task. I have been reading articles or past year papers surrounded on such dull issues as education, the rise of the Internet, globalization, the aging problem and the impact to the society and so on over the past few days. All my thought begin to tangle up and seriously; so painful that I have to spend enormous effort to loosen up.
Looks like I have to revisit my study plan to make it more effective, I must overcome all of the obstacles and obtain myself the best achievable result in this coming examination.
To write formally in English is something so challenging for me, I never realize it could be that tough until I signed up for IELTS Academic test and begin the practice to complete two writing tasks in one hour.
I do not usually write in English nor do I read that many of English novels or paper on leisure hour. My only English encounter are work related, and most of the vocabulary I used are business terms, so to write in other scope than work, I find it extremely challenging especially when I have to think and write quickly under the time pressure.
The only solution is to practice writing and shape my thought in English every day, be it for blogging purposes or the benefit of the exam; my blog is going to be filled with English alphabets the next two weeks. Please bear with me, dude! Oops!