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    Default Re: The best newspaper to learn English?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikelynn View Post
    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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    Right. So what would you suggest I read/watch/listen to, to improve my everyday English conversation? Some TV shows, dramas, movies or novels, maybe? I read some pieces from the Guardian as well as USA today, and I just loved them.

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    Default Re: The best newspaper to learn English?

    I read some pieces from the Guardian as well as from USA today..

    It felt like I had made a mistake in my second last post. The correct structure, I guess, is "From X as well as from Y (?)"
    Last edited by aachu; 30-Jan-2012 at 07:02.

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    Default Re: The best newspaper to learn English?

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    Right. So what would you suggest I read/watch/listen to, to improve my everyday English conversation? .
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    I suggest that you click on the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and the VOA (Voice of America) websites.

    I think that both of those famous (and usually reliable) news websites include video and sound.

    They might just turn out to be your cup of tea. ( That's an old expression that = something that you like.)

    Oh, and don't forget: Both the BBC and the VOA have short-wave radio programs, too.

    You could listen to the news in British and American accents!

    Oh, and one more thing: some famous people have claimed (I do not know whether

    it is true) that they learned English simply by watching English-language motion

    pictures every day for hours and hours.

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    Default Re: The best newspaper to learn English?

    I would say that I notice more errors in online newspapers than print papers. They certainly have different deadlines and different editors, though lots of material is shared among departments. I've seen about 3 or 4 errors in the BBC online news over the last year or so, and about as many in the Toronto Star online. I haven't noticed any in the Guardian though.

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    Default Re: The best newspaper to learn English?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I've seen about 3 or 4 errors in the BBC online news over the last year or so, and about as many in the Toronto Star online. I haven't noticed any in the Guardian though.
    I'ts dissapointing if we can no lounger relay on The Grauniad for our daily does of tyspo.

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    Default Re: The best newspaper to learn English?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I would say that I notice more errors in online newspapers than print papers.
    The blog sections of newspapers are the areas where errors are most common- the main parts have errors, but nothing like as many.

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