Last night my mum called someone to buy her bookshelves because she saw an ad on a famous second-hand purchase website. The lady was a Brit (living in France) and did not speak good French! So my mum handed the phone to me and I had to do the transaction in Shakespeare's language. I succeeded but I admit I stammered and had difficulties to express some of the things my mum wanted me to say to the lady. I feel ashamed that after studying English at college, my level of English is still not good enough. Or maybe I need practising more.