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    Arabic And English
    English language is reputed to be the pervasive language in the world. Learning English still has some obstacles attributable to mother tonge language , syllabus and environment.
    It is accepted that any student often endeavors to develop his skill, ability and talent in the taught language. The main syllabuses should carefully be chosen in line with the various levels that student may go through. He may study high courses than his real level and vice versa. Confining to curriculums at school is not enough for student to enhance his skills. Not only should he look for another articles that helpful to him but also not to keep studying school syllabuses only. He has effectively to listen to English broadcasts on radio, watch TV, and videotapes.
    Another important point for the student is to live in an English environment as much as he can. If he is able to afford expenses, he had better to travel abroad to have some basic courses, expose to the language, and bespeak to the native speakers. He will have his abilities developed, his talent sharpened and his proficiency boosted.

    We , Arabi-native speaker , have obstacles in pronunciation. Also, in grammar, some differences between the two languages make it more sophisticated. Moreover, using prepositions is a real thesaurus; because their apparent meaning may lead us to the wrong concept. These are difficulties regarding the languages themselves.
    There are other difficulties regarding the learner himself. First of all, he might have some troubles with his LAD---language acquiring device . Secondly, if he is patient, he will not get along with that. As is known, students in Saudi Arabia are being taught in Grammar- Translation Method, which is not that sufficient. So, they do not practice enough spoken utterance. Consequently, they cannot develop English easily.
    Nowadays, most of these difficulties are somewhat overcome by using facilities of technology. What we are to do is exploit that successfully.
    In short, exposing to English is more important than studying it through books, articles and syllabus.

    Thank you in advance , my teachers and readers

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    English language is reputed to be the pervasive language in the world.
    • The English language is reputed to be the pervasive language in the world.


    I wouldn't call English a pervasive language. A perverse language, maybe. :wink:

    Perhaps you mean to say that English is the dominant language of the world. However, I don't think that is quite right. Mandarin Chinese and Spanish have more speakers than English does. English is certainly a worldwide language, spoken from Singapore to Kenya to the UK to the USA. It certainly is an important language. Perhaps you could say that English is one of the world's most dominant languages, spoken all around the globe. (It's an official language in seven African countries.)

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    Thank you , Mr.RonBee .
    I ask you a question:
    How good is my English?
    Is it understandable Or clumsy :) ?
    Thank you , St.Louisian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayed
    Thank you , Mr.RonBee .
    I ask you a question:
    How good is my English?
    Is it understandable Or clumsy :) ?
    Thank you , St.Louisian
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    I think your English is quite understandable, but it is better (easier to understand) in conversations than in essays, which require some interpretation. Perhaps you could make your essays a little more conversational? :)

    (I'm sorry I haven't had more time to read and critique your essays, but Eric has had a zillion questions.)

    :)

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    I'll start:
    English language is reputed to be the pervasive language in the world.

    First of all, I feel there's a 'most' missing before 'pervasive'. I am also not too sure whether this is the right word. It has a negative connotation to me.

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    Feel free to help with the rest.

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    Arabic And English
    English language is reputed to be the pervasive language in the world.
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      The English language is reputed to be the most dominant language in the world.


    It is possible, I think, for a language to be the most dominant language without being the most widely spoken language. I do think that sentence deserves its own paragraph.

    Learning English still has some obstacles attributable to mother tonge language , syllabus and environment.
    • Some abstacles to learning English are the learner's native tongue, syllabus, and environment.


    It would be preferable, I think, if you would go into more detail concerning the points made in that sentence.

    It is accepted that any student often endeavors to develop his skill, ability and talent in the taught language.
    You need to work on that some. Perhaps you want to say something like, "Anybody learning a new language will learn as much as they can, because they will want to make the best use of it possible."

    I do like your phrase my writing pool. :wink:

    More later.

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    Thank you Mr.RonBee and Tdolfor your corrections

    Would you please click on this link?

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2076

    Shokrun(thanks)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayed
    Thank you Mr.RonBee and Tdolfor your corrections

    Would you please click on this link?

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2076

    Shokrun(thanks)
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    I read that one, and it is quite interesting. However, I didn't have time to comment on it. I will do so, but it might be a while. I have to eat and sleep and do chores and stuff. :wink:

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    I am positng this to remind myself what syllabus means.



    The main syllabuses should carefully be chosen in line with the various levels that student may go through.
    That looks fine to me.

    He may study high courses than his real level and vice versa.
    That I don't get. Does it mean that he might study more advanced courses than his level might indicate?

    Confining to curriculums at school is not enough for student to enhance his skills.
    I think I understand that. Perhaps:

    • It is not enough for the student to stick to schoolwork for him to enhance his skills.


    That should be close anyhow, eh?

    Not only should he look for another articles that helpful to him but also not to keep studying school syllabuses only.
    I'm a little bit puzzled about that one. Maybe Tdol can help. :?


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