Delfino hat geschrieben:andy55 hat geschrieben:Thank you for your suggestions.
I already do some of those things every day, for example: (You can't practise suggestions and the passive "...are practised by me" is inappropriate here
- watching BBC programmes, especially BBC News, Al Jazeera, BBC entertainment
I printed out a transcript of a ministerial (I don't think this is right. But without knowing exactly what Delfino is referring to I cannot be completely sure) debate and I recorded the programme. (Simple past here with "recorded" and "show" is very rarely used to describe more serious broadcasting such as political debates.)
In response to your second point:
- Speaking with English native speakers, who want to learn German. (This sentence makes little sense on its own, would need to add something like "..., would be a solution / a helpful thing to do etc etc.)
- I agree with you there but I haven't found anybody/anyone yet who would want ("wants" instead of "would want" also makes sense, depends on exact situation and level of formality) to speak English with me.
- I would prefer to talk with a native speaker.
- I would prefer to talk with native speakers.
("the same big problem" makes no sense, "oral communication" is far too pretentious-sounding for this context.)
Therefore speaking is also a big problem.
Nobody in my family can speak English. (Omit clause about wife etc, unnecessary.)
I could talk to myself but would that be right or wrong? (Do not understand what Delfino means by "right or wrong?" Helpful/beneficial I think would make much more sense)
It is difficult to make real progress without an English speaking counterpart. (Not sure if use of "counterpart" is correct here, would need extra explanation to determine if it is or not."
I would like to thank all of you for your suggestions, your hints and your tips.
Sorry I hate to be so pernickety but had to correct this. When you're correcting someone in a way that gives the impression that you are absolutely sure that your corrections are right, you must really make sure that they are!