Welcome to Journal II
Five weeks + Ten lessons = Better English
Journal 2 is a five-week elementary English writing program which will help you develop clear, accurate, and more natural English. After completing this course, you will be better prepared to use nine different writing styles.
How the course works
We will evaluate your writing on the following points:
1. Format = well organized writing using paragraphs and clear ideas
2. Accuracy = correct grammar
3. Usage = natural words and phrases
4. Style = formality and creativity
5. Vocabulary = using a variety of words correctly
I want to compare my old company my new company.
My old company was working in for five years and it was a good experience. My boss was veery helpful and gave me much guidance. The salary was very low.
My new company salary is more high but the work is also more busier. I worked fifty hours every week at my old company but now I work sixty hours.
But I’m happy now because my neew office is more close to my house. My commute is more shorter.
I want to compare the company I used to work for to my current company.
I worked for my previous company for five years and it was mostly a good experience. My boss was very helpful and gave me a great deal of guidance. Unfortunately, the salary was very low.
My current salary is higher but the work is also much busier. Added to that, I typically worked fifty hours every week previously compared to sixty hours now.
That being said, I’m happier now because my new office is closer to my house which means my commute is shorter.
Good work Luis. What you wrote is easy to understand. There are two small changes you can make to take it to the next level.
1. Grammar – Comparatives
Most short adjectives change by adding -er.
high – higher / small – smaller / cool – cooler
Sometimes the spelling changes
big – bigger / happy – happier
X – My new salary is more high but the work is also more busier.
O – My new salary is higher but the work is also busier.
X – My new office is more close to my house.
O – My new office is closer to my house.
Use “more” for long adjectives
beautiful – more beautiful / interesting / more interesting /
2. Let’s use some comparative terms and phrases
Fortunately / Unfortunately
Contrast a positive point with a negative point or vise versa.
My boss gave me a great deal of guidance. Unfortunately, the salary was very low.
I left the house late today. Fortunately, I still got to work on time.
Current / Previous – Compared to / That being said,
My current salary is higher but the work is also much busier. Added to that, I typically worked fifty hours every week previously compared to sixty hours now. That being said, I’m happier now.
My company has thirteen branches in Tokyo compared to only five in Osaka.
That being said, the branches in Osaka are more profitable.