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Practicing written English

Verfasst: Mo 22. Aug 2016, 21:36
von Knopfloch
In this topic you can express yourself in English, on a matter of your choice, to get practice writing and conversing with others in the English language.

Getting corrected constantly can be counterproductive to your self-esteem, so feel free to note if you don't want corrections to your postings (or if you just don't want corrections for minor mistakes). Please respect other users' choice and don't correct them if they don't want to.

Hello, my name's Buttony, Buttony Buttonhole. How are you? :)

Re: Practicing written English

Verfasst: Di 23. Aug 2016, 09:32
von Jeanny
Hello Buttony, oh I´m fine. How are you?

Re: Practicing written English

Verfasst: Di 23. Aug 2016, 16:46
von Alia
I'm so bored!
Tell me something about your day please!

Re: Practicing written English

Verfasst: Di 23. Aug 2016, 19:14
von Knopfloch
Hello you two! My day was good so far, though I couldn't solve the problem in the software I was hoping to solve today. But I have a good clue what causes the problem, just no good solution so far... (if you're interested: it#s an OpenGL problem, I render into a so-called pbuffer (pixel buffer), and I want to create the textures before I actually render. I want to create them even before I have created the pbuffer, and I want to create them from a different thread. But you seem to need a "rendering context" (e.g. from the pbuffer) to do anything OpenGL-y, and at this point, I just have an image that I want to store on the GPU to use as a texture later)

Apart from that, I got some leftover food from a meeting today, which was pretty good, and could help a colleague with some problems. On thursday I have two meetings with my boss, one with him and a system engineer who asked me for help --my boss wants to know more details before he assigns me to that task-- and one with a couple of other colleagues because my boss thinks we should assess our situation in a particular matter together so that we all share the same vision and same knowledge. I don't think we need this, and my colleagues don't think so either, but if it helps him to get a better picture of what's going on, okay...

How was your day? :)

Re: Practicing written English

Verfasst: Sa 24. Sep 2016, 18:02
von Knopfloch
I'll answer my own question: My day was rather uneventful so far, but at least I did my grocery shopping for the next few days. I have no clue what I'm gonna eat/cook during the next week, so I'll probably have to buy some more groceries in a few days.

But now it's another person's turn to tell us something about their day!

Re: Practicing written English

Verfasst: Di 27. Dez 2016, 18:33
von Fr.Pusteblume
Oh I love this language. And I think this is a good way to practice it a little bit...maybe you all gonna correct me if it´s totally wrong (:D :D)
I understand more than I speak and I want to speak more to get better and better :D :D

My day was boring...I was at work and with one of my clients at the barn to clean Robinho and get him into the automatically walk-maschine. So I don´t have to go there right now, but I´m sitting at the desk and I just don´t know what to do...So I jump in the car and drive to the stable maybe...

Re: Practicing written English

Verfasst: Di 27. Dez 2016, 21:45
von Heizpilz
I should join this thread, I need to write my TOEFL exam in a month :(

Re: Practicing written English

Verfasst: Di 27. Dez 2016, 22:07
von Knopfloch
Yes Heizpilz, you should! Though it will only help with the reading and writing part and not with the listening and speaking part of the test.

Ms Pusti, the only thing I'm really urged to correct is the apostrophe, don't use the key left to the backspace (with ´ and `) but the one left to the return key (with # and '), the former ones are for accents only! And It think it's "automatic walk-machine" (well, there's probably a completetly other term for that in reality, but at least it makes more sense with an adjective instead of an adverb).

Since I read that one of your resolutions for next year is to update your YouTube channel more frequently: what about making one video a week (or every other video) in English? This way you get speaking practice and maybe more international viewers! :)

Re: Practicing written English

Verfasst: Di 3. Jan 2017, 19:57
von Heizpilz
Knopfloch hat geschrieben: Yes Heizpilz, you should! Though it will only help with the reading and writing part and not with the listening and speaking part of the test.
I could record myself speaking and post that here! But I think that's gonna be too embarrassing.

Right now I'm learning some English idioms. Luckily, I don't feel under the weather anymore, I'm as fit as a fiddle again. It seems like I've bitten off more than I can chew for January/February, so it's really important I can be productive!

Re: Practicing written English

Verfasst: Di 10. Jan 2017, 20:51
von Fr.Pusteblume
Ohhh thank you, Knopfi!

Re: Practicing written English

Verfasst: Mi 11. Jan 2017, 17:52
von Alia
Heizpilz hat geschrieben: Right now I'm learning some English idioms. Luckily, I don't feel under the weather anymore, I'm as fit as a fiddle again. It seems like I've bitten off more than I can chew for January/February, so it's really important I can be productive!
I like this one very much my dear, thank you :D