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    Learning english

    Hi,

    I am trying to learn english. I am wating movies english movies to improve my english.

    please explain me meaning of the below line.

    That? My grandmas Buick can smoke that piece of sh*t trailer
    trash !
    Last edited by 5jj; 23-Jul-2012 at 09:52. Reason: Modification of possibly offensive word.

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    Re: Learning english

    Quote Originally Posted by srivalli_b View Post
    I am trying to learn e English. I am watching movies e English movies to improve my [/STRIKE] ee English.

    p Please explain me the meaning of the below line below.
    Welcome to the forum, srivalli.

    I would suggest that, rather than try to learn English from films that contain this extremely informal, slangy language, you concentrate on the basics:

    Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    Use a capital letter for languages and adjectives of nationality.

    If you are going to watch films to help improve yoor language, then select films in which reasonably educated people are depicted.

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    Re: Learning english

    Thansk for your mail.

    I have to go to onsite with in 3 months. But I did not understand US Pronunciation. That's why I prefered to watch the movies. Please explain me the meaning of above sentence.

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    Re: Learning english

    I am not sure what you mean by 'I have to go to onsite'. Are you going to the US or are you starting work in a call centre where you have to talk to US callers? In either case my advice as a fellow student is to concentrate on learning the vocabulary you will be using in your job. Learning to understand vulgar slang expressions should be at the bottom of your list of priorities. For understanding people speaking wirh American accents - that will come over time when you had some practice listening to them. In the meantime you could try watching some American soaps.

    TomUK

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    Re: Learning english

    Hi

    Iīd like to suggest you to not only listenning to movies or reading books, you should write as much as you can and then speak a lot also, thatīll help yoy I think. Iīm doing that and itīs very good.

    Good luck

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    Re: Learning english

    Quote Originally Posted by srivalli_b View Post
    Hi,

    I am trying to learn english. I am wating movies english movies to improve my english.

    please explain me meaning of the below line.

    That? My grandmas Buick can smoke that piece of sh*t trailer
    trash !
    You can try easy stories with same language subtitles, try BookBox they have a collection of stories for beginner learners.

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