Hi there! This is Rie.
To be honest, I don't have any topics to write today. Because we are really kind of busy with our class and homework which are much harder than we expected. Therefore we can't go out like before. I think it's important thing to focus on studying, but It's too tough. There is no time for us to relax and do something fun. Anyway I write about an advice from my teacher today.
Actually I consulted my teacher about a way to improve speaking skill yesterday. I don't have any confidence to speak English due to lack of my English skill. I tend to avoid speaking English in front of people. Especially I always feel embarrassed when Japanese people listen to my English. I think It's because I feel scared of making mistakes. Then she told me that my speaking ability would be enhanced if I kept on trying to speak English actively without caring about mistakes. And also she recommended me to record me asking myself a question about anything. This way is very useful to be able to answer a question quickly. I have been doing this since yesterday even though I am not used to do it yet. I hope my speaking skill will improve with this way.