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    US, Canada or Newzeland.

    If I intending to learn English in one of the mentioned places.
    what are your recommendations and reasons pls.

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    Re: US, Canada or Newzeland.

    New Zealand, it's warm and beautiful there!

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    Re: US, Canada or Newzeland.

    Quote Originally Posted by zamzam View Post
    If I intending to learn English in one of the mentioned places.
    what are your recommendations and reasons pls.
    What are the criteria on which you are going to decide?
    Linguistically, it probably doesn't matter much.

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    Re: US, Canada or Newzeland.

    Probably Canada, if U.S. English is to form part of your future and if the winters don't stop you cold, so to speak.

    Because Canada is next door to the United States, it is flooded with U.S. spelling in print and American spoken word via radio and television — scores of U.S. TV channels in nearly every Canadian home — come to mind. However, with some exceptions, British English is used domestically in print, by broadcasters and in business.

    So if both versions would be important to you — staying with business as an example — your knowledge of when to use one or the other, or when not to (which may be more important), might prove advantageous.

    These differences, thanks to the two countries' histories and geography, likely would be more easily discernible in Canada than in Australia and/or New Zealand, neither of which have 100 million U.S.-English speakers on their doorsteps.

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    Smile Re: US, Canada or Newzeland.

    For me, 100% Canada. It is a very nice, beautiful, clean and peaceful country. You shouldn't go to US because there are lots of criminals there, it is unsafe for you. The people there, well, lots of the British said that they are impolite. New Zealand, a very small island country, I make sure that Canada is 10 times larger.
    I like cold weather, so the weather in Canada is my favorite. I don't know how about you. This is just my recommendation. :)

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    Re: US, Canada or Newzeland.

    Thank you, devonpham1998, for slandering an entire country, telling people it's full of criminals and impolite people, without your ever having set foot in the country. I'm sure your view will be embraced and repeated by many as factual.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: US, Canada or Newzeland.

    Also, one of the things that British people who live or travel in the US often comment on is the politeness of people living there actually.

    And while we're on the subject of accuracy, here's something about the size of New Zealand:

    That's hardly small, though the population is fairly small.

    Devonpham, you might want to check your facts a bit before generalising about countries.

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    Re: US, Canada or Newzeland.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Thank you, devonpham1998, for slandering an entire country, telling people it's full of criminals and impolite people, without your ever having set foot in the country. I'm sure your view will be embraced and repeated by many as factual.
    Dear Barb_D,

    I am really sorry! The thing I wrote about USA was not what I meant. It was what the other people said. I just put it in to give zamzam a full look, almost the comments of the people, not just mine. Truly, I know very little about the USA. The information was also based on some Vietnamese newpapers that I've read like The Law, Law and Life,...
    About USA, there's so much interesting thing that I supposed to say. I love US music, US singers like Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Eminem,... Also the US channels and shows are amazing! America's Next Top Models is one of my favorite shows. I love the big shopping centre in New York, where there are many beautiful clothes. The roads in US are very clean, cleaner than my country's, of course.
    I didn't mean to slander the entire country. I am sorry! It was just my misunderstanding of the USA after reading and hearing about it on some newspaper and some people. I hope you understand.

    With kind regards,
    Devon Pham

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    Re: US, Canada or Newzeland.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Also, one of the things that British people who live or travel in the US often comment on is the politeness of people living there actually.

    And while we're on the subject of accuracy, here's something about the size of New Zealand:



    That's hardly small, though the population is fairly small.

    Devonpham, you might want to check your facts a bit before generalising about countries.
    Dear Tdol,

    Most of the British people I've met told me that. I have no idea about this. I just wrote what I've heard. And I also feel very sorry for all the words I wrote about the USA. I am sorry if I hurt anyone.

    PS: Well yes, New Zealand is not a very small island country, but it is probably smaller than Canada.

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