The journey of my prior life mostly regards my education from the beginning of learning English to the final decision when I was in the last year of high school. My English when I was in primary school was quite terrible. I gained a little bit of knowledge there. I scarcely read, wrote, or listened. I did not know any aspects of it and just wondered why I had to learn this alien language. When I came into secondary school, I was thinking that English in the school was still a low standard.
Apart from my dullness, I realized if I did not do anything, I definitely got dumb and would be given a horrible grade. Therefore, I was looking for a tutor in some academics outside. In junior high school, I made a decision to take an extra tutorial class with a couple who were the teachers at my school teaching the senior high school students. Mrs. Pimpimai taught me English grammar, while Mr. Pimpimai instructed me the listening, reading, and speaking. I was studying on the weekend.Order now
Another reason I chose to study with them was because the cost was not too expensive or unaffordable. At that time, I had not been fond of English yet, and I found it difficult. However, I fully paid attention to it. The comparison between studying in the school and outside was very stark. The first year, in the school, I studied only the tedious passages from the dullest textbook, while I began to remember the important irregular verbs and learned about the tenses, especially the perfect tense.
The teacher, at the same time, taught me reading the passages, listening, and speaking. For the second year, I had learned the texts again in the school, when the external class began to teach me the tough lessons of passive voice and other grammars. On the contrary, my friends started to read passive voice and irregular verbs later than me, when we were in the third year. I took pity on them due to the fact that they had a less time to memorize lots of irregular verbs to use them in passive voice. That made most of my friends give up studying.
Some of them were nearly disgusted learning English. In senior high school, I was a student learning in the sciences and mathematics program. I intentionally studied both sciences and English. Though I could learn both of them well, my English was more outstanding than sciences and mathematics. Nevertheless, I did not think I really felt passionate about English, and always thought that I wanted to be a doctor like other friends with all of the reasons simply depending on the program I learned, family’s expectations, and social value.
I had deceived myself for almost two years before I had to choose the field in university. During senior high school, I still took extra tutorial English class but at another school. I was so happy when I learned it; moreover, the higher the scores I got, the happier in learning English I was. Finally, I was in the last year of high school. I tried my best to study all the subjects, especially English. My family yet hoped that I was going to study in the field of health sciences; they convinced me to learn it.
They said my splendid English learning was just my pastime, but I did not agree with that since I had never found happiness in learning sciences and mathematics, but I did in learning language. That was like the turning point of my decision and I had been thinking to be a doctor for a long time. On the other hand, I was really lucky because my family understood me, and they let me pick up as I pleased. I, in the end, was learning English I loved; although, the plan was always changing all the time, but until now I have never regretted my decision.