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Hi everybody!

I'm a new member here, i just know this website because my friend introduce to me, he's an old member of this club and his name is Raj.

Let me introduce a little about myself. My name is Hieu, it's just a vietnamese name, but i'm always called Justin-my english name. I come from Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. I'm 19 years old and still a university student, exactly is a sophomore.

My hobby is not many, i like listening music, watching TV, chatting with my friends. About sports, actually i like soccer so much and also like volleyball, swimming. Unfortunately, i can't swim so i feel sad to that, i try to learn how to swim but i'm always scary when i dive into the water, therefore i think i'll never know how to swim. One more thing about me, i like Manchester United FC, i hope i can go to UK someday.

In fact, my main purpose i join in this club because i try to improve my english on all of skills. Especially speaking and writing skills, perhaps i'm really happy if one of this club's members corrects my mistakes in my writings, i hope so. My dream is to have a good and stable job in the future, so i think English will be a key factor in my plan. Therefore, i try my best and study english as soon as possible.

Foregoings are my some thoughts at the first time i take part in this club, so i hope everyone will help me to improve my english, i'm really greatful about that and i wish i'll acquaint many friends here. That's all.

Thanks for reading!

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Comment by Bilal.H on February 12, 2014 at 14:37

hi. i am bilal and i am from sri lanka . its a great pleasure to meet you .

Comment by Nguyen duy du on October 21, 2011 at 15:50
hi. iam Du and im from vietnam. Nice to meet you and congratulation for your fist blog.

Comment by Rajesh on October 18, 2011 at 8:13

Hi Justin,
Congratulations on your very first blog!
very glad to see your first blog, nice introduction. Hope to see next soon..

Comment by Justin Tom on October 17, 2011 at 18:16
Thanks for all of comments, especially is Tara-my new teacher. In fact, I can't express my emotion now, I'm so glad probably. I'll take some courses in swimming in order to my life becomes more perfect than and continue to complete my most important assignment which is english improvement. Finally, thanks so much and nice to meet you!
Comment by Sono on October 17, 2011 at 16:36

Welcome  Justin Tom, You wrote nice blog, and you introduce your self quite well, you like soccer and volleyball, it like to both game, both game wants enough energy and both are complete exercise too. So my friend welcome to there with my bottom of my heart.. Be a member of English club I'll happy to any kind of help. English club have very cooperative members , they feel happy to  other members, Welcome there again, and best of luck,

Thanking you share nice blog, keep it up.

Comment by Tara Benwell on October 17, 2011 at 15:56

Hi Justin, 


Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. I'm so glad Raj invited you here. Great post! You can always take adult swimming lessons. I learned in university. My husband just learned over the summer. 


Re corrections: 

Let's work on these two. Can you separate both of these sentences into two sentences?:

  • I'm 19 years old and still a university student, exactly is a sophomore. 
  • Unfortunately, i can't swim so i feel sad to about that, i try to learn how to swim but i'm always scary scared when i dive into the water, therefore i think i'll never know how to swim.



English tip: Always use a capital I for I. 


Here are some pages that will help you: 

How to tidy up your written English

How to Use a Comma

Comment by viviana on October 17, 2011 at 12:21

Hi Justin, nice blog.

Welcome to EnglishClub!

I  like swimming too. I also was afraid of water but after I took some swimming lessons, it became so amazing! I advise you to take some lessons with a profesional coach; after you'll master the technique, the fear will disappear, and believe me it worth the effort to learn!

Wish you good luck, both in English and swimming!

Comment by Forget-me-Not on October 17, 2011 at 7:53

Hello Justin, 

Welcome ! You found the right place where to improve your english ! To improve your writing skill, write blogs, read other's and comment them, Take part to Tara's challenges and join the "listening - speaking" group. There are many other groups you can belong to, just check all of them by clicking on the yellow icon up here. You can also join  "be a newscaster" group, there every tuesday, you will have to read a post and to answers to some comprehension questions about it, then you will have to record yourself (use while reading it. Tara, one of our teacher, will correct your mistakes. Have fun !


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