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Claire Lyu EDT 221 Ms. Ducher 3/8/17 Interview Q: How did you learn English? Why did you learn it that way? How long has it taken  so far? A: I started learning English when I was three at school, because it was mandatory in  my school. I learned it at school and I remembered they taught me the colors, fruits,  and some basic objects. I remember that we have coloring books, and we’d go to field trips and our teacher would tell us that’s a red flower or it’s a blue car and stuff like  that. I’m 21 now, so I’ve been learning English for a long time now. but I think every  day I still learn something new because I would learn new phrase or verbs every day. Q: Do you think learning English is difficult or not? Or is it easy for you? What was  fun? A: I think it is easy for me now, but I remembered I struggled a lot with verbs in the  beginning. There are so many verbs, so I remember when I started learning the tenses  of the verbs when I was 8 or 9. I used to struggle a lot because there are so many  words and even though there were 3 ways to change the verb, I just thought it was a  lot. I remembered that my mom used to lecture me and she would say “you have to  learn these ten verbs for tonight” and then quiz me about it. She always set the goals  for me. I think it was fun to learn English, one of my teachers back in school, he told  me that one of the best ways (to learn English) was to watch TV in English, read  books in English, listen to music in English. So I kinda think it was fun. Q: What program, materials, and activities seem to work best for you? A: I would say music and TV shows because right now I’m still watching TV shows  with English subtitles, and that’s how I learn new words. I remember two years ago, I  learned a word “jeopardize”, I learned that word from watching “Friends”, which is  my favorite TV show and it was so fun. And music, there are always some random  words in the lyrics, I always learn new words from it as well. Q: What would you recommend other learners to do? Not do? I think that one thing that helped me a lot and I’d recommend is to watch TV shows in English, so just go with it. Don’t just want things in your own language, just watch  that TV show in English. If you need subtitles, that’s okay, but try to get used to  listening in English. Also, when you hear a song in English, try to sing alone. You  will be practicing your pronunciation too. Another thing I like to do is to read, my  favorite book is in English. That way I learn new words too. 
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