Daily English Discussion–Friday, June 26, 2009

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Hi Everyone,

Today chị Huệ posted 25 quotes in one posting. So let’s use some of these quotes for our discussion. Please tell what you feel about any of the following quotes.

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.
(William Ellery Channing)

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
( Sigmund Freud)

When all else is lost, the future still remains. (Christian Nevell Boyee)

Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while , so that we can see Life with a clearer view again. (Alex Tan)

That’s it. Have a great day.

Hoanh

Một suy nghĩ 8 thoughts on “Daily English Discussion–Friday, June 26, 2009”

  1. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage”
    I really like this quote because of its truth. Difficulties always be a part of life, so everybody has already been in them. And I am sure that many people were discouraged by difficulties. But, if we look at the difficulties in another direction, we will recognize that the difficulties just actually make us grow up. In fact, when you are in difficulties, you may fail or succeed, but you will have more experience about life. So, when you are in difficulties, you should be calm, find out the way to solve them; do not discourage, because of “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage”.

    Thích

  2. Wow, Nguyên, Thùy Linh & THu Trang, you all are so good. Where have you been until now? What can I say? Chi Hue said she would give TL and TT feedback so I will leave it to her. About Nguyen, I can’t see anything other than “because of”, you just have to takle out the “of” and keep the “because.”

    All of you are very impressive. Stay with this discussion every day. You will go very far.

    Have a great day/night 🙂

    Thích

  3. I like the quote “Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while , so that we can see Life with a clearer view again”. i have been in such situation. you know, two years ago, my life, my study came very smoothly. But when i had to leave my family and went to another city to study university, there are many problems. Life has changed, study became worse, it was not easy to see what is right and what is wrong any more. Lacking of experience about life, sometimes i didn’t respect the others even though i don’t know about them deeply. And consequence is that i have lost a lot of good relations, good friends. A long time after that, i knew that was my fault Until now, i can not tolerate myself for such characteristic. And now, i judge people very careful and realize that everyone around me have good points that i have to learn, i see the Life with clearer eyes.

    Thích

  4. Dear An Nhơn,

    Thanks for the good writing, sister. And welcome to ĐCN, little sister. Have fun in this play ground!

    I like the way you think and the way you structure your writing. Clear composition. Easy to follow.

    You may want to work a little more on the tenses of the verbs. Okay, here is the hint—try to master present tense, past tense, and present perfect tense. If you master these three, all others come easily.

    Please open your grammar book, and look at the following time line as you read your book. That would help.

    Past (———— present perfect ———— ) Present —– Future

    Following is my edited version of your writing, mostly for the tenses of the verbs.

    I like the quote “Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again”. I have been in such situation. You know, two years ago, my life, my study came very smoothly. But when I had to leave my family and lived in another city to attend university, there were many problems.

    Life changed; study became worse. It was not easy to see what was right and what was wrong any more. Lacking of experience about life, sometimes I didn’t respect others even though I didn’t know much about them. Consequently I lost a lot of good relations, good friends.

    A long time after that, I knew that was my fault. Now I can not tolerate myself for such behavior. Now I judge people very carefully and I realize that everyone around me has good points that I have to learn. I see Life with clearer eyes.

    Great day, little sister 🙂

    Thích

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