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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Some newbie's questions!

    So... Hello, I'm from Spain and I'm trying to have a better english. I would like to know:

    Where can I know my english knowledge?
    Which is the best way to improve my english?


    Thank you so much and sorry for faults!. Have a good day.

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    #2

    Re: Some newbie's questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tnarom View Post
    So... Hello, I'm from Spain and I'm trying to have a better improve my English. I would like to know:

    Where can I know my english knowledge? Where can I find out more about learning English? (I think this is what you mean.)
    Which is the best way to improve my English?


    Thank you so much and sorry for faults! Have a good day.
    Hi Tnarom

    Welcome. Are you studying English formally at all? Do you take classes? Are you having private tuition? Are you studying independently at home?

    There are many resources on the internet. Of course, some are better than others. This forum is a great place to ask specific questions about the English language. You can also simply read threads posted by other members - reading the answers to other people's questions can be very helpful and sometimes you do not need to ask your own question!

    If you want to improve your written, more formal English, then grammar exercises and formal learning are very helpful.
    If you want to improve your comprehension and your spoken English, the best way is to find a native speaker and meet for conversation classes. If you are in a major city in Spain, I'm sure you will be able to find some native speakers by looking online. There may even be an intercambio (language exchange) held at a local venue (usually a bar!) You can also watch TV and listen to the radio in English. Do not worry if you do not understand every word - just become familiar with the rhythm and cadence of the language.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. Newbie
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    #3

    Re: Some newbie's questions!

    I'm studying independently at home and I took classes 2 years ago. I'm "re"- studying English.

    This is my situation:

    - I can read and understand well.
    - I can hear well.
    - I'm a epic bad writer (My problem is in grammar, I think)
    - My speaking is very bad too.



    I have tried to watch TV (Inbetweeners, Lost...) but it's hard... I tried to read "The New Yorker", too.


    Thank you so much! Have a nice day.

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    #4

    Re: Some newbie's questions!

    NOT A TEACHER

    Quote Originally Posted by Tnarom View Post
    I have tried to watch TV (Inbetweeners, Lost...) but it's hard... I tried to read "The New Yorker", too.
    Yes it's hard when you're starting out. A good idea is to watch these shows with English subtitles and to look up the words and expressions you don't know. Note that The Inbetweeners is particulary hard for a beginning student because it contains quite a bit of British slang. Lost is a show that you may find easier to understand.

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