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    #21
    What will you use English for, and where?

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    #22
    Unless you are only going to do business with/socialise with Americans, listen to as many English speakers as you can.

    I've found some Americans can't understand any other accent than their own. I even saw a site where Americans listed which accents they could understand. Some of them couldn't even understand people from other parts of America. Learn English from American sit-coms, soaps and televangelists and you'll be able to communicate with these people just fine .

    I was just joking about the last part .

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    Well, my initial goal is to get a BA in English and then, hopefully, an MA or a PhD...

    After completing my education I plan to teach English... Preferably in the Middle East.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaeedBak
    Well, my initial goal is to get a BA in English and then, hopefully, an MA or a PhD...

    After completing my education I plan to teach English... Preferably in the Middle East.
    Then you should probably try not to sound like an American :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Russell
    Then you should probably try not to sound like an American :wink:
    I get your point, or at least I understand what you're trying to say...
    But you see I am a Muslim myself (and I look like one--I have a long beard and I wear "Muslim attire") so I don't think that an American accent would be a problem.

    Unless of course you mean that I shouldn't sound American for some other reason...

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    I get your point, or at least I understand what you're trying to say...
    But you see I am a Muslim myself (and I look like one--I have a long beard and I wear "Muslim attire") so I don't think that an American accent would be a problem.

    Unless of course you mean that I shouldn't sound American for some other reason...

    I was just kidding around. I don't know what the feeling towards Americans is in the part of the Middle East where you are going. I've just been in a debate in another forum with some American fundamentalist Christians who want to nuke Mecca, and threaten Muslims with bombs. But that's another story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Russell
    I've just been in a debate in another forum ...snip... But that's another story.
    Indeed, and one better left on another forum.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Yep, you'd need moderators as hard as steel.

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    Yep, you'd need moderators as hard as steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by A.Russell
    Yep, you'd need moderators as hard as steel.
    Sumimasen desu ga
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    ごめんね、政治のことがでちゃった。気にしないでください。

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