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    I saw a Advertisement once,said:Walking the walk is talking the talk.It is for a school of teaching english,What's mean?

    Another one is "Shift the future",it is just a advertisement of a manufacturer,

    what's mean?

    Thanks

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    We have an expression about talking the talk (being able to make claims) but not wlAking the walk (being able to fulfill them). Here, it is a pun on that- as they are selling a language, you achieve the aims by talking.
    The second doesn't mean much- it sounds like the 'future is now' claims made about technology.

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    Another one is "Shift the future",it is just a advertisement of a manufacturer,

    Is it a car manufacturer you are talking about?
    If it is a vehicle manufacturer, it probably means that by shifting the gears the car will take you straight into the future because of its excellent performance.

    Or perhaps the car stands for the future. It's way ahead of times.

    just a guess...

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    If it's right, then it's a good guess- it would make sense for cars. Thanks.

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