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    Informal English

    I wish to know more about informal English especially on conversation. Is there any websites talk about this?

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    Re: Informal English

    Do you mean slang?

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    Re: Informal English

    Generally speaking, conversation and informal English are one and the same.


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    Re: Informal English

    conversational English can be found in chat corners or by having programs such as messenger or skype...I have both,if you like we can sometimes have a chat ...PM me..:)


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    Re: Informal English

    Informal english comes natural as you speak with more people, most chatrooms and private conversations with people will be through informal english and when you know formal english, informal english is picked up very easily since there isnt a WHOLE lot of difference. Watching TV for example will give you a lot of informal english to use but if you dont know what you are saying you should be careful.

    I doubt you are learning latin medical terms and advanced words that even natural speakers dont know or use, when english is your second language, so informal english will be picked up naturally the more you speak the language.


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    Re: Informal English

    In my opinion, informal English could be got from the movies, and from chating with people outdoors. As others clarfied, you can get that from chating in the MSN, for example. Listen to music and movies then you will get it by the time.
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    Re: Informal English

    Also keep in mind that when you're speaking informal English, you're going to end up breaking some grammar rules.

    Formal: "Do you skate well?"
    Informal: "Do you skate good?"

    The second one is, technically, grammatically incorrect, but very few people I know (meaning, very few people under 20 :P) will say "Do you skate well" in an actual converstation.

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    Re: Informal English

    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyDay View Post
    Also keep in mind that when you're speaking informal English, you're going to end up breaking some grammar rules.

    Formal: "Do you skate well?"
    Informal: "Do you skate good?"

    The second one is, technically, grammatically incorrect, but very few people I know (meaning, very few people under 20 :P) will say "Do you skate well" in an actual converstation.
    Hey, what about 'way cool'?
    Do people over 20 or 30 say like 'I got a way cool car, man!

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    Re: Informal English

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    Hey, what about 'way cool'?
    Do people over 20 or 30 say like 'I got a way cool car, man!
    They might! ^_^

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    Re: Informal English

    Quote Originally Posted by retro View Post
    Hey, what about 'way cool'?
    Do people over 20 or 30 say like 'I got a way cool car, man!
    My old beetle is way cool, especially as the heating doesn't work

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