Personal Essay: Overcoming Obstacles

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Overcoming my Obstacles Obstacle--a word that most people in the world do not want to mention, but all of us have to face them every day in our lives. Some people have to face physical hardships, but others have to face spiritual difficulties. Overcoming these obstacles is very important for people to have a good life. Everyone has a personal way to overcome their obstructions, and each way has a particular lesson to teach us. I also have had to face many difficulties in my life, and my three big obstacles have been homesickness, car sickness, and studying English. First of all, homesickness was a big challenge for me a year ago when I lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin. At that time, I lived with the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd. Before I came to America, I had never traveled very far from my house. When I came here, I missed my family, my…show more content…
As is evident, English is not my native language, and I did not study any English before I came to America. For this reason, when I learned that I would come to America to study, I was really worried. Also, English pronunciation is very different from Vietnamese pronunciation. For example, Vietnamese does not have any sound, such as “t, d, s, and z”, at the end of each word, and each word only has one syllable. By contrast, in English, we have to pronounce exactly every sound at the end, and one English word may have one, two, three, four, or even five syllables. In addition, I do not study English only for communicating, but also for college in America. Luckily, American teachers are very kind and lovely; they know my level of English and teach me very carefully. Also, I have studied very hard since I came here, and I have made remarkable progress in my English. I know that my English is not so good, so I try to study hard every day. I will try as best as I can to improve my English for the
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