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    Re: I don't know how to lear english.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehran
    Hello
    My name is Mehran .I am iranian and i wanna learn english in 6 month.

    What can i do.Plz guide me.
    Thanks alot
    1. You should daily have (at least some) conversations in English
    2. You should hear it around you all the time, I know it sounds boring, but I always put on BBC World Radio, very good training
    3. As for writing: you'll need more than six months, I'm afraid

    But maybe you could start with 1. & 2.

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    Re: I don't know how to lear english.

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by Mehran
    Hello
    My name is Mehran .I am iranian and i wanna learn english in 6 month.

    What can i do.Plz guide me.
    Thanks alot
    OK, here are some corrections- Iranian should have a capital letter- all nationality words do, so English should, too. I is written with a capital letter. 'wanna' is not used in formal English- it is very colloquial, try 'want to' instead, although it's OK for e-mails. 'A lot' is two words. Post more messages and see what you can learn.
    I'm sorry, but this is not the appropiate manner to introduce somebody to a language. No language teacher starts with spelling mistakes, the first and most important thing is that the language learner manages to make himself understood: Does he place his constituents in the right order? In an acceptable order?...Is he using the right words to express what he's referring to: eg. Cup for Teapot,...In such cases you can correct, but I think in the introductory phase this kind of corrections will only discourage the student. Or: Who said: "Step by step..."

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    Re: I don't know how to lear english.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ibeke
    Is he using the right words to express what he's referring to...
    By the by, using he to refer to all humans is somewhat out-dated. :wink:

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    Re: I don't know how to lear english.

    [quote="Ibeke"][quote="Ibeke"]
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by Ibeke
    Is he using the right words to express what he's referring to...
    By the by, using he to refer to all humans is somewhat out-dated. :wink:
    I wasn't referring to all humans, I was referring to the Iranian boy. :wink: But I would have used it also to refer to people in general as in Dutch there's no big problem with that, so thanks for the advice. But I guess "one" is more favourable then?

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    Re: I don't know how to lear english.

    [quote="Ibeke"][quote="Ibeke"]
    Quote Originally Posted by Ibeke
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by Ibeke
    Is he using the right words to express what he's referring to...
    By the by, using he to refer to all humans is somewhat out-dated. :wink:
    I wasn't referring to all humans, I was referring to the Iranian boy. :wink: But I would have used it also to refer to people in general as in Dutch there's no big problem with that, so thanks for the advice. But I guess "one" is more favourable then?
    But... English is not Dutch. :wink: Next time state "Iranian boy". :wink: By the way, do only Iranian boys learn English? What about Iranian men? :wink:

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    Re: I don't know how to lear english.

    How do you know that "Mehran" is a boy? Is it a boys name, is that how you know?

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    Smile Re: I don't know how to lear english.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hewleri
    How do you know that "Mehran" is a boy? Is it a boys name, is that how you know?
    The word he does not refer to Mehran but to language learner.


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    Re: I don't know how to lear english.

    Oh okay =)

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    Re: I don't know how to lear english.

    I would consider the phrase Im a chinese derrogatory because it treats the word chinese as an object instead of a nationality

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    Re: I don't know how to lear english.

    "I'm a Chinese" is derogatory? Is it possible for one to say derogatory things about oneself? (I have never considered that possibility before.) In any case, it has a parallel in "I am an American", which definitely wouldn't be considered derogatory.


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