K:Hello everyone,this is Kevin
L:Hello everyonethis is Lin
K:Hi Lin, how areyou?
Lin:Hi Kevin, itis a fantastic day, you know, I am very happy to be here, I have been waitingfor this moment for a long time
K:I am glad tohear that, I hope you can enjoy our English radio, so how was your day?
Lin: Today I justworked all day but I prepared this topic
K:So what do youdo for work?
Lin: My work isabout the internet, to provide service for the government, we create someinternet platform, about software
K: Very nice, soyou are probably very tired
L: not everyday
K: hopefully youare not tired today
L: not today
K:so Lin can youtell us what is the topic today
L: The topic is‘my english through the years’
K: actually leanpicked the topic for today and I thought it was an mazing topic, can you tellme when did you start learning english
L: I startedlearning English in World about an year and a half ago.
K: short time, butwhen did you start, not here in World...
L:In high school
K: How old wereyou? eleven?
L:eleven or twelve
K:Did you like it
L: Of course, Iloved it very much
K:why did you likeenglish so much
L: girls likeenglish more than boys
K: It is true,when I started having english classes I hated it, I didn’t want to learnEnglish at all, the only reason why I kept studying was because in family wehave people from different places, so when we are together we speak english,otherwise some people might not understand. But at first I didn’t want to learnEnglish. So you were interested in English since eleven
L: yes, but idon’t think you studied it well, you just learn for exams
k: but did you useto practice? speak english with otherpeople?
L:only this year,before that I didn’t, there is no environment to practice
K: thats why herein World we try to create an English environment to force our students topractice english
L: I think thisyear I made a significant improvement, especially with the nice teachers andfriendly classmates
K: it is very niceto see students being able to communicate, we are having a conversation,so am very proud that you can talk tome....so you studied english in high school, for how many years?
L: from highschool till now for about twenty years
K: twenty years,that’s amazing
L: But I think myenglish is poor, thats why I came here, I want to be better, with passion forenglish
K: you know myfather used to tell me, it doesn't matter where you are, it matters where youare going, meaning maybe right now you are not very good but you are improvingit is good because if you are good and stop improving you will go down .
L: so keep moving
K: exactly, yoursituation right now is not important right, what you want to achieve and thedirection you are moving is more important
L: I will bebetter
K: why did youchoose to come to World
L: I think it is agood platform for me to improve my english and get in touch with someforeigners
K: here at worldwe have foreigners and Chinese teachers, we have a lot of amazing students, I think it is because everybody is focusedon learning English, that’s why we can create this environment where everybodyfeels comfortable. When you first came here, well I wasn’t working here, whowere the teachers? do you remember?
L: I am sorry, Iforgot the foreign teacher’s name, but he was a very handsome boy from America,his was name was John
K: Is he ashandsome as me
K: I don't likehim then. So he was an American teacher?! were you able to communicate with himat first?
L: Yes but i wasvery nervous,I am so shy, but now it doesn't matter
K: when I firstmet you I was very impressed because I thought you were very open and usuallywe like when students speak freely, we like when you guys just speak becausethats how you improve.
L: I remember thefirst time I came to World, someone asked me why I came to World to learnEnglish, I asked myself why. Maybe for work reasons but there is no connectionto my work, maybe for traveling abroad but i think the real reason is I loveit. Channel used to say that passion is the campus of life
K: Thats verybeautiful
L: I don't think Iam a good student
K:I completelyagree with her, if people don't have passion for something it doesn't matterhow much your parents want you to learn it, you wont learn it. But why don'tyou think you are a good student?
L: Because I don'twok hard
K: I think youwork hard, because you work right?1
L: I think I couldhave done more with an year and a half of studying
K: but you have adaughter right?1
L: yes but sheisn't with me right now
K:Oh yeah you toldme, but you still work right?! so it is understandable that you don't have asmuch time as others to come here.
L:I have got a lotof satisfaction from my studies, I really enjoy it, I don't feel tired
K:Its true, youare saying you don't feel tired, well everybody knows I love pizza, to eatpizza I always feel hungry but for other things I feel too full. I think it isthe same thing. You are always interested in learning English.What are yourplans for the future? How do you plan to improve your English?
L: Recently I ampreparing an exam, Ill take it in August, the TOIC, I am preparing it withJudy, I love her
K: I love her too,she is very nice, so you have three months to prepare, how are you preparing?
L:Just practicing,but I don't think it is important in improving my English, Practicing everydayis more important
K: And the factthat you have a friend to practice with is very important
L:yes, I have alot of friends here, like Judy and Lin
K: which one? theone with long hair or short hair?
L: The mother withtwo children, do you know her?
K:Ohhh I know her,I like her too. It is very important tohave friends to practice with, you cant always practice with the teachers.Sometimes we are not here or we are doing something else, but your friends willalways be there
L: we can helpeach other and share some useful things
K:Everybody hasweaknesses, things we are not good at, we also have strong points, things weare very good at. My weakness might be something you are very good at, so youcan help me. Lin, is there anything else you want to tell me and our listeners
L: I want to sharesomething Steve Jobs said “ stay hungry and stay fresh”
k: oh yeah, heloved to say that, we should always stay hungry for more. It was very nicehaving you here and I must tell you, you should be proud of your improvements ,always remind yourself of what you have accomplished and stay hungry. Keep youreyes on the price. You will be able to do amazing things
l:Never give up
K: well guys thisis our English Radio for the week, hope you enjoyed it. Goodnight.