Do you speak english?

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Re: Do you speak english?

Mensaje por mariki » 20 Mar 2017 21:44

I've tried to read the poem but it's very long and with words that I've never heard about them (much less pronounce them)

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Re: Do you speak english?

Mensaje por Larús » 21 Mar 2017 00:06

Buenísimo!! Me gusta mucho, es curioso ver lo parecido que se escriben algunas palabras y lo distinto que se pronuncian.
Se lo pasaré a mi profe de inglés para que tenga más material de tortura :dragon:

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Re: Do you speak english?

Mensaje por mariki » 21 Mar 2017 09:13

That's what I was thinking about, in printing it for my kids, but it's very advanced for them. I'll do it for myself :lengua: (self-torturing :dragon: )

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Re: Do you speak english?

Mensaje por Ratpenat » 21 Mar 2017 13:11

And I thought I could speak english properly :shock:

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Re: Do you speak english?

Mensaje por Larús » 28 Mar 2017 00:00

Ratpenat escribió:And I thought I could speak english properly :shock:
Don't worry. My native English teacher said he didn't understand many of the words, and that the poem didn't make much sense :cunao:

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Re: Do you speak english?

Mensaje por Felicity » 28 Mar 2017 12:07

"fellas" :60:

When I went into the UK with my 6-years degree on English Studies...

The first time I asked for a ticket to "Reading"

Pronunced correctly "Rueeedin"

Pronunced by me: Riiding

The gentelman in the counter didn't know what I was talking about...

So...

Don't worry :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

It's very different the english speaked there and the one we learn here.

It is like the spanish which is teached aboard it's more similar to the South-american spanish than the spainish of Spain :)
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Re: Do you speak english?

Mensaje por Ratpenat » 28 Mar 2017 20:23

Well, that is not our fault at all! :lol:

The pronounciation is so different between regions it makes no sense trying to pronounce perfectly.


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Re: Do you speak english?

Mensaje por Bronia » 28 Mar 2017 22:47

That's so true Felicity.

When I first came to US, I stayed in Virginia / Washington DC for 6 months. Then when I moved to NYC, there were words pronounced so different ! Even though we're on the same east coast, on the north side. I can't imagine how I'll struggle in Cali or UK :lol: So wrong.
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Re: Do you speak english?

Mensaje por Felicity » 29 Mar 2017 17:37

Trust me bronia :lol: American english is easier than U.K one so far :lol: because it is what we used to hear from tv series...

But I was shocked how they say Manhattan really man'at'n :lol: when is Spanish of spain we pronounce it "manjatan" jajajajaj


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Re: Do you speak english?

Mensaje por Bronia » 29 Mar 2017 20:39

Felicity escribió:Trust me bronia :lol: American english is easier than U.K one so far :lol: because it is what we used to hear from tv series...

But I was shocked how they say Manhattan really man'at'n :lol: when is Spanish of spain we pronounce it "manjatan" jajajajaj


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I was too. But then, I just loved it :lol: . Same with "waiting" for example... it's pronounced waitng'.
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Re: Do you speak english?

Mensaje por Felicity » 29 Mar 2017 21:11

NYC is full of hungry people so they use to eat the vocals 8)

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Re: Do you speak english?

Mensaje por Ratpenat » 13 Sep 2017 22:20

I've been all over Valencia looking for academies because I want to prepare an official exam. Apparently I have already a good level but as I think of it, I guess knowing how the exam goes might be as important, if not more, than the knowledge of the language.

Has anyone actually tried official tests?

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Re: Do you speak english?

Mensaje por mariki » 13 Sep 2017 23:14

I help people to prepare for their exams. In my opinion, go for Cambridge.

And your are right. Knowing the exam helps a lot. It's not the same preparing a Cambridge exam or a Trinity one. The exercises are very different and you should practice as much as you can if you have already the level :wink:

When I was in London, I enrolled a language school and I did the CAE

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Re: Do you speak english?

Mensaje por Ratpenat » 13 Sep 2017 23:19

Thanks, Mariki!

Is it true that it's only valid for 5 years? It kind of annoys me if that's true. It's like throwing away your money...

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Re: Do you speak english?

Mensaje por mariki » 13 Sep 2017 23:29

It's false. Obviously, if you don't have any kind of contact with the language in 5 years, you won't have the same level than when you obtained it, but the certificate is valid forever

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