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Narrative Essay

  • Submitted by: minhquanppcp
  • on June 5, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 910 words

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Narrative Essay
The essay "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris tells about an educational experience of the author. He moves from New York city to France to learn French at the age of forty-one. Unfortunately, he is in a hostile situation which was being in a high pressure class with an intimidating and cruel teacher. Even though he spends time in Normandy, he is not able to fully understand what is being said by the teacher. He is quite nervous and upset because he has a prior background of French but that is not credible in the classroom. While in class, the teacher asks everyone to present a couple of their personal information. For the reason that the students are still new to the language, their vocabulary are narrow and not sophisticated. Thus, the teacher is very mean to those students who are trying to learn French, especially Sedaris. It continues for months. However, that becomes a motivation in his mind and he decides to take to next step to speak fluently in French. He puts really hard efforts in studying and doing homework to have a better understanding in the language. Eventually, he actually understands exactly what the teacher is saying and wants her to talks more.
I enjoy this essay because it is great to read and I am able to relate to myself. My situation, however, is a bit different from the author's as I did not meet an intimidating teacher, but I had a trouble learning a new language. Learning how to speak a new language is be very easier said than done. In retrospect, I remember when I learned English to take an IELTS exam and it was quite confusing me. Until I started to have confidence in myself and studied more just like David Sedaris. After taking an Entrance University exam, I planned to continue studying in my country like most of my friends since the university I went to was the qualified one in my city. However, one day, I accidentally heard about a chance to study abroad and I had an idea, why not? I could try. I also...

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