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    language learning

    Hey. I'm Kamil and I am an English student from Poland. My B.A exam is in one week and I have some problems. Could anyone help me finish this sentence:: Language learning consist in.... I know that it consist in vocabulary learning. Is there anything else that I could add?

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    Re: language learning

    Consists of, not in.

    What are the skills you need to have to say you are fluent in a language? I'll give you one: You need to be able to read. Can you name three more?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: language learning

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Consists of, not in.

    What are the skills you need to have to say you are fluent in a language? I'll give you one: You need to be able to read. Can you name three more?

    writing, speaking and listening?

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    Re: language learning

    Yes. So why don't you revise your sentence to include those four elements, and we'll take a look.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: language learning

    Language learning consists of four skills, reading, listening, speaking and writing, that are needed to be learnt to become fluent in English.

    Ok. but Why did my teacher write in email "consist in". And when I asked him precisely he told me about VOCABULARY learning. I'm confused.

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    Re: language learning

    Quote Originally Posted by kamilmodry View Post
    Language learning consists of four skills, reading, listening, speaking and writing, that are needed to be learnt to become fluent in English.

    Ok. but Why did my teacher write in email "consist in". And when I asked him precisely he told me about VOCABULARY learning. I'm confused.
    If your teacher told you that "consist in" is correct, then feel free to show him this thread. Simply "consist in" is wrong. It's "something consists of ...". Perhaps your teacher was just trying to give you one example of learning a language - learning the vocabulary.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    so how should I finish this sentence?

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    Re: language learning

    Let me try.

    How about:
    "Language learning consists in acquiring four skills, reading, listening, speaking and writing, where vocabulary learning plays an essential part."

    Please don't ask me about punctuation.
    (I'm not a native speaker. Please forgive me if I'm wrong.)

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    Re: language learning

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Let me try.

    How about:
    "Language learning consists in acquiring four skills, reading, listening, speaking and writing, where vocabulary learning plays an essential part."

    Please don't ask me about punctuation.
    (I'm not a native speaker. Please forgive me if I'm wrong.)
    tzfujimini, if you read the other replies from the native speakers, you will see that we have already pointed out that "consist in" is incorrect. There is little use in your just repeating the OP's errors in your suggested response.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: language learning

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    tzfujimini, if you read the other replies from the native speakers, you will see that we have already pointed out that "consist in" is incorrect. There is little use in your just repeating the OP's errors in your suggested response.

    I'm sorry. I just made a poor attempt at it.
    Please accept my deepest apology.
    (Having said that, I do not understand why "consist in" cannot be used in this case.)
    (I think I'll accept it)

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