A lot of times I struggle to find words, either in portuguese or english. I just stutter and need a minute to think about it, sometimes it comes to me sometimes it doesn’t and I invent a word or something.
Sometimes it’s hard for me to reply to questions because of this. I wonder if it’s going to make my life difficult in the future with classes and such.
Me too! I can’t speak or write fluently in English or Malay. That’s why most of the times I can’t tell stories just like everyone does. I have issues even when using the first language. Believe it or not, I have objects that I don’t know how to name it in any of the three languages.
I can imagine even if I pass the English assessment with flying colors, the language is still not touching my heart, unless I have lived in any of the native English speaking countries since young.
Minnii, for the most of the time, I can relate to yours probably because of your childhood background and multi-lingual abilities.
I dont know Minnii, for me I have a lot to say and usually people dont have that much time to listen to me completely…so its hard for me frame what I have to say in limited sentences so that other folks would not have their time wasted.
Just dont let it discourage you…maybe rehearse for school or have someone proof read your papers just to make sure your ideas are presented how they should be…i found singing complex song lyrics helped me focus before presentations at work…i guess its like mental warm ups…just be patient with yourself…
Lately Ive started the Silent treatment - to not antagonize the other folks…I just keep silent when I really dont have to speak…Otherwise I use the 2-3 word treatment…I utter 2-3 words to kind of let them get the idea of what I mean to say…especially while replying.