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    Question Can we use slang in english test?

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    Can we use those slang in english test( etc. TOEFL)

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    Re: Can we use slang in english test?

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    You can use it in a spoken interview portion-- if you use it appropriately.
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    Re: Can we use slang in english test?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber View Post
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    You can use it in a spoken interview portion-- if you use it appropriately.
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    How about in writing test?


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    I don't believe these expressions are slang, are they?
    It's just colloquial to me.

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    Re: Can we use slang in english test?

    Not in my books. That is, I agree with you, Francios. They're not slang; they're idioms. Perrfectly good English, test or not.


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    Not in my books. That is, I agree with you, Francios. They're not slang; they're idioms. Perrfectly good English, test or not.
    Perfectly good english,so tat's mean i can use them in my writing test?

    and wat does 'not in my books'?

    sorry coz my english is realy poor...

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    Re: Can we use slang in english test?

    Use them in an essay. It will show that you understand how to use English idioms.

    Not in my books means, to my knowledge your phrases are not slang.

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    Re: Can we use slang in english test?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Not in my books.
    For me that means "In my books those expressions are slang.", because that response can only refer to "It's just colloquial to me.", and not "I don't believe these expressions are slang, are they?", or that response means "Those expression are not in my books.".


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    Re: Can we use slang in english test?

    yeah~ im clear now..

    thxs for teaching me ....

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    You're most welcome.

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