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What Canada Taught Me Essay

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Have you ever been motivated to really want to do something? I am sure that anyone have had that kind of experience before. Even right now I am pursuing my own goals and recording it on a piece of paper. To begin with I am excited about going to university in the next two years. I am grateful that I am finally able to pull myself back together after failing some courses in grade nine. The most important things in my life right now are my families and school. My purpose in life is to pursue everything I desire. I want to have a successful career that I am not sure of yet. I want to become a person that contributes lots for his career. as i am spending time in careers class to make the ( be warn this is a 20 page essay)As of the year 2000 was my first time landing on the lands of Canada. All that has changed my life. I changed from a decent quiet student to a wacky talkative person that I am very proud of. From the first minute i officially touched the ground of peace I was able to jump up and down to see it if it was really truth. My family had prepared a place to stay i didn't really have a clear image to describe the house due to the fact that i was only 10 years old then.I remember from the first time I went to school in Canada I was very scared but it still could not compare to all the excitement that was building up in me. Because my school was a very multicultural school I met my first Canadian Chinese teacher in my second new school. I made plenty of friends there and even though that I don't really think that I was fitting alone. As other students are always playing and enjoying themselves in the playground I was always the one left alone half handicapped without any knowledge of English. At that time I was not really sure school and this whole thing. But I was sure due to the devotions that I have made back in china that it was crucial that I make it to the regular English class. Whenever things get tough I made sure that I wanted to make some contribution to manually solve whatever the problem is. As I tried my hardest to obtain as much vocabulary I could at an early age, I was able to built a name for myself in the math class, everyone there usually called me the "calculator".After my first few months in the school I was able to adapt to some of the traditions in Canada such as the taste in food and the usually choice on the menus of most students (such as pasta, sandwich etc). Even though i still have trouble communicating with the teacher i was able to let them understand what i was saying by using hand gesture and signals. It was very difficult for me to fully grasp the concepts of english at that time.After i was able to get through the first year of grade 4, grade 5 took it's place. It was as if life is a never ending process in a tedious way. English was still my second language and i am still in esl. at that time i realized that i was beginning to neglect my main duty as a student with apparent reults and feedbacks from the...

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