I wanted to tell this story because that man was brilliant! (Well, actually I'm new and I want to explore this site. That is another reason lol.)
I study English at school (I'm Turkish) and every month, a person that who is from another country come to our school and give a lecture. Last month, a Scottish man did it. His name was Steven. He said he's living in Turkey since 1999. Everybody suprised because -believe it or not- we never thought someone ''can'' want to live in Turkey. But seemed pretty happy. He had an Atatürk tattoo! (First presindent of Turkey)
Pass it, he was talking so nice. Everyone loved his accent. He spoke about English. You know, ''How can you improve it?'' ''Why is it important?'' And he said that we can translate some paragraphs or anything else. I thought about it. I watch films, I listen to music and I read books in English but I never thought that I can write something about them. I already write in Turkish so I can write in English too. So, I found that site. I'm new and I'm here to improve myself. Also I know a little bit French. Maybe I can do something about it.
But, I want to back to Steven. He compared English and Turkish. As we know, English is an international language so it's important to learn. And it's not that hard. While he living in Turkey, he said, he saw many people who are afraid of speaking in English. Sadly, that's true. In Turkey, we are afraid of doing wrong. So people don't speak, then, people don't learn. This is the biggest problem. He said that we don't need to be afraid. (Oh, he was talking so nice, I'm sure everyone agreed.)
Than he started to talk about how beautiful Turkish language is. We suprised again! Because Turkish is hard to learn and you know, we were tired of some people who say ''That's Arabic!'' when they hear something in Turkish. (Even Arabic and Turkish is not similar!) I don't know if it's normal but we were not get used to see a man that loves Turkish. (Because, as I said, it's hard to learn!) Anyway, he explanied why. Turkish has no sex discrimination. You know, in English they use ''She/He'' but in Turkish it is just ''O''. ''Waiter/Waitress'' is just ''Garson''. And also he said Turkish is good for literature. He said he thinks that Turkish is poetic.
Well, everyone thinks different. I just liked this man so much. He acted Hamlet for few minutes! He was so funny.
I don't know which category is this. I just wanted to start with this story and actually I don't know what do you guys write about (I don't know what should I write about) And in my English, there may be mistakes. This is my first so if you read this, please ignore my mistakes.