Describe a person who learned a foreign language well.
You should say:
Who this person is;
What language this person can speak;
What he learned this language for;
And explain why he can master this language
Well …off the top of my head, the first person that comes to mind is my high school classmate, Tom342. Besides the fact that we went to the same high school, I live practically within spitting distance of his house and I hang out with him a lot, so it’s safe to say that I know him pretty well. He’s literally the first person that I can think of who speaks a second language really well.
Tom is majoring in English at his university. It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that he’s a straight A student. That kid343 is a genius, and especially has a knack for spoken English. He even took part in a National English Debating Competition and won third place.
Actually even in high school, Tom was one of the best speakers in our class. He didn’t seem to face a language barrier344 when he talked with the foreign teacher in our English classes. I was always blown away by how he spoke English so well.
Tom used to tell me he wanted to be a professional interpreter. He’s been working hard to achieve his dream ever since I met him. Not long ago, I saw a video that he posted of himself practicing English at 5am. His level of dedication and commitment345 is just above and beyond346 what most students aim for. I guess it’s why it was such a breeze for him to347 reach such a high level of English.
343 kid： a young adult，注意在这里不是指幼儿
344 face a language barrier：有语言障碍
345 dedication and commitment：全身心投入和付出
346 above and beyond ：超出
347 such a breeze for him to ：对他来说轻而易举的