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    #1

    Any recommendation for how to start study English?

    I arrived in The United State as an adult and lived for 17 years. Now I'm in my 40s. I speak English but not fluently. And I'd like to improve my English in read/write/speaking. My ultimate goal is to read online article/novels and speak English fluently.

    First of all, let me tell you how much I know and how much I can understand.

    1. Grammar - Absolutely no experience. I know what is noun/verb/adjective... but absolutely nothing else.

    2. Vocabulary - I would like to say.. it's below intermediate. I'm facing 5~10 words that I don't know when I read Yahoo news. Sometimes more than that. I probably know about 5~10% words from TOEFL 500 words.

    3. Listening - I've been watching Netflix for couple of years. I could understand about 80~90% from "Louie" "How I met your mother" "Desperate Housewives" but couldn't understand about 40% of expression/words from "Revenge" which I just finished watching season 4. Especially when Conrad/Victoria/Nolan speaks.

    I don't know if these information is enough for you to judge my English level but I think it might give you a little idea.
    I honestly don't know how to and where to start. Any recommendation of how to start study? Any suggestion of Books/Novel/Website?

    Thanks in advance for any help...

    BTW, Correct any of above sentences if I'm wrong !
    Last edited by drps4; 16-Oct-2014 at 19:12. Reason: better discription

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    Re: Any recommendation for how to start study English?

    Welcome to the forum, drps4.

    Wherever you are in the USA, there's certain to be a school or college nearby running courses for people like you.

    The standard of your writing is not bad at all. Here are a few corrections:

    I arrived in the United States as an adult and have lived here for 17 years. Now I'm in my 40s. I speak English but not fluently, and I'd like to improve my English in reading/writing/speaking. My ultimate goal is to read online articles and novels and speak English fluently.

    I don't know if this information is enough for you to judge my English level but I think it might give you a little idea.
    I honestly don't know how to and where to start. Any recommendation of how to start studying? Any suggestion of books/novels/websites?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    BTW, correct any of the above sentences if I'm wrong.

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    #3

    Re: Any recommendation for how to start study English?

    Thank you for correction #Rover_KE !!
    Any grammar/vocabulary book suggestion? Unfortunately, I'm not able to attend any of English class at this moment.

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    Re: Any recommendation for how to start study English?


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    Re: Any recommendation for how to start study English?

    Grammar and other references can be found here: https://www.usingenglish.com/reference/

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    Re: Any recommendation for how to start study English?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Any recommendation for how to start study English?

    There is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you". It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful.

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