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    The best newspaper to learn English?

    If any one could tell me the best news paper, where I could learn standard English.

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    Re: The best newspaper to learn English?

    In England, the standard of English in these newspapers is generally reasonably good: the Guardian, the Independent, the Daily Telegraph and the Times

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    Re: The best newspaper to learn English?

    From here in Canada, I see the Guardian as the best newspaper in many ways. Along with the Economist.

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    Re: The best newspaper to learn English?

    Am I right is saying that the percentage of typos in online versions of these newspapers is higher than in their printed counterparts?

    Thanks.

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    Re: The best newspaper to learn English?

    (Not a Teacher)

    To the best of my knowledge, whether they're online or printed, all newspapers have a team of editors that review the articles before they're published. Noticeable mistakes may slip in once in a blue moon, but the spelling and grammar are usually perfect.

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    Re: The best newspaper to learn English?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
    Noticeable mistakes may slip in once in a blue moon, but the spelling and grammar are usually perfect.
    'The Grauniad', as it is affectionately known to some of its readers, contains more typos per article than one of my posts!

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    Re: The best newspaper to learn English?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    'The Grauniad', as it is affectionately known to some of its readers, contains more typos per article than one of my posts!
    That's part of its charm. The standards of its journalism are, however, impeccable. (IMHO).
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-Jan-2013 at 00:13. Reason: typo

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    Re: The best newspaper to learn English?

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    If any one could tell me the best news paper, where I could learn standard English.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I love newspapers. So may I join the discussion?

    (2) If you want to learn American English, please do click on the websites of

    American newspapers. Here are two that you may like:

    The New York Times. (You may read a few articles for free.)

    The Los Angeles Times. (It's completely free)

    (3) I notice that you live in a country where the government does NOT block the

    Internet. So I have great news for you:

    Go to the Drudge Report. It has a long list of links to many newspapers in the

    world. You can spend hours and hours clicking on different papers. But I suggest

    that you concentrate on American newspapers so that you can perfect your

    knowledge of American English.

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    Re: The best newspaper to learn English?

    USA Today is written to a lower reading level. If you are learning English, it might be a good choice because you probably won't have to run to a dictionary every paragraph. When I was a regular read of The Wall Street Journal, even the movie reviews sometimes contained words that I didn't know.
    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: The best newspaper to learn English?

    I believe that there are great tips for you in the previous posts, but you should realize that the newspaper language is not what is normally used in conversation - different vocabulary, special idioms etc., so it would definitely help you to improve your vocabulary, but could be sometimes pretty useless in everyday conversation.
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