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    Red face how i can understand you?

    hello everybod
    I am a new student
    i can understand English language by reading but my problem is i can not understand english when someone speak in it
    can you understand me
    how can i understand you?
    please help me i need to you
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    Default Re: how i can understand you?

    Quote Originally Posted by I LIKE ENGLISH View Post
    hello everybod
    I am a new student
    i can understand English language by reading but my problem is i can not understand english when someone speak in it
    can you understand me
    how can i understand you?
    please help me i need to you
    This is normal. Reading and listening are two entirely different skills, though knowing written English obviously helps with spoken English.
    Obviously you need practice in conversation, or in the absence of that, listening to movies, tapes, videos; listening exercises that you might find on the web ... etc.

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    Default Re: how i can understand you?

    What been said here is so true, speaking is something to be good at by practicing... Try not to be shy especially regarding making conversations, it what helps mostly.

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    Default Re: how i can understand you?

    And what aids the transition (from speech to writing and the other way round) is phonemic script. Learn to use the very few IPA characters that you need - any decent dictionary will use it, and explain as much as you need to know. Most learners' dictionaries come with a CD-ROM, which lets you hear any word you look up. (There are Internet dictionaries that do the same, but it's convenient if you install the whole dictionary locally - so that you don't have to rely on an Internet connection.)

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    Default Re: how i can understand you?

    Thank you very much

    I will apply your advice

    Thanks alot

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    Default Re: how i can understand you?

    If you can watch English-language TV with the captions that are used for hearing-impaired people turned on, you can see the words people are speaking on screen. That might help connect words to how they sound.
    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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    That works with English. (Unfortunately I tried using TV to learn Spanish, but couldn't because most of the films on Spanish TV - in those days - were badly dubbed American films. So the sounds were Spanish (though probably distorted a bit to suit the lip movements), while the lip movements were English.

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    Default Re: how i can understand you?

    Thankyou so much

    BardـــD ,
    your idea is very very good ,please give me the URL
    Bobk,
    Please, give me your tongue to speak English fluently hhhhhhhhhh
    I wish you spoke Spanish fluently
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    Quote Originally Posted by I LIKE ENGLISH View Post
    Thankyou so much

    BardـــD ,
    your idea is very very good ,please give me the URL
    Bobk,
    Please, give me your tongue to speak English fluently hhhhhhhhhh
    I wish you spoke Spanish fluently
    To save Barb the bother of replying. she didn't mention any Internet resource that could be located by a URL. She was talking about standard domestic TV channels.

    I don't understand the comments directed at me. 'Give me your tongue' sounds like a very odd way of saying 'tell me your native language' - but you know that anyway; it's specified in the header to all my posts.

    As a matter of fact, I don't speak Spanish fluently any more; but you had no way of knowing this when you wrote (as is implied by 'I wish...' - for example 'I wish she didn't smoke' implies 'I know she does'). You may have meant 'I hope...' - to extend the same example, 'I hope she doesn't smoke' implies 'I don't know whether she does.



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    oh my god !

    sorry.'Give me your tongue' i mean >> i want speak English like you .
    I hope you spoke Spanish fluently

    Thankyou so much

    I am still learn from you.

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