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1. 2014/09/29 ( New vocabulary/ phrases/ language structure I come across)
Two weeks has passed since my first term of International Year One started. I attended many lectures in the first week, which helped me practice my listening and learn new words or phrases. After class, I liked watching English TV drama, such as Downton Abbey, The Doctor Who. Sometimes, when I heard a new phrase or word which I had never learned before, such as, "case by case", "turn away from each other", and "tear apart", at that time, I wrote them down and then looked up in the E-dictionary. Studying new things doesn't always happen in the classroom or a lecture, which means we can learn no matter where we are and sometimes it may be a new word or a new slang. I hope I will improve a lot after I make a little progress every single day, for example, I remembered a new phrase and know how to use it.

2. 2014/10/01 (areas of language use I need to improve, How?)
I have been in the U.K. for almost 4 months and during this period, I can feel my English level has improved. However, listening, writing and speaking are still my weakness. The ways for improving my listening are various. I plan to listen to some English songs and watch English TV drama I am interested in. Listening to BBC for half an hour a day is a good idea. When I do it, I can take some notes and try to learn some new words and phrases. Then, writing short diaries at the weekend to record what happened during this week is helpful to my writing, I think. Finally, I need to speak to my classmates and roommates in English and try to make friends with students from other countries, which will help me improve my speaking. All in all, I hope I can make progress and improve my English language.
3.2014/10/05 ( participation in university life; club/societies)
In fact, I am not a girl who likes party or drinking with friends in pub.…...

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