Category Archives: Language for acquaintance with foreigners.
Difficulties and amusing American idioms.
Let's continue to understand our knowledge of American English. When John bought me an e-book, there as a free gift was a translator from British English to American. Then I thought what to translate there.
Now I understand that it's not in vain that we speak English, smart people call Runglish. At best we will be understood what we had in mind. And this applies to any language. Somehow I talked with an American who studied Russian. I heard him construct Russian phrases and understand that we are also building them, that is, we speak in English the way we would say in Russian.
Now I'm starting to catch this structure in the speech, I am sure that I will soon start applying it myself. Where will I go?))
Dating with foreigners. How to say it in English?
Sometimes it happens that in the process of getting acquainted with foreigners on international dating sites you understand that you want to say something or write, but very much doubt how to do this on the one hand as correctly as possible so as not to offend the man, and on the other hand is most understandable, since the direct translation of our appeal may be misinterpreted by your new virtual acquaintance.
In this regard, I decided to share those common phrases that you might find useful in virtual communication with foreigners. Continue reading & rarr;
My language learning system & # 8212; Share!
Learn English to meet foreigners.
Today, too, I want to offer you a whole phrase, which we also use in our speech quite often.
to take something the wrong way.
It turns out that # 8212; take something wrong.
English & # 8212; from the ruins.
Today I wanted to remember how I raised my English from the ruins. This question is asked from time to time, but I do not have time to talk about everything. I do not promise that today I will tell everything and in detail, but if it is interesting, ask questions, write comments, and we will continue this topic.
At school and institute I liked the language. I tried to talk and made a lot of mistakes. For diligence they put me five. When I talked about London, I looked at photographs of the old city, I believed that someday I would see it with my own eyes.
The system of education for immigrants.
I remind you that America is a country of immigrants. This is for us those who leave the country are called emigrants. And when they enter the country and the attachment changes. Continue reading & rarr;
Difficulties and amusing English idioms.
I am now learning the language, so I will share my findings with you, you see, someone will take it and it will come in handy. But let's start in order!
When I first came to the American forum, I could not at all grasp the meaning of what was being written about. I can not get the keyword out, and in general - I can not understand a single word. What? After all, it seemed to me then that I know the language almost freely!))
It turned out that there is a big difference between British and American English. It turned out that in common speech people do not speak Shakespeare or even Hemingway, but on something else. It turned out that in order to understand, you need to memorize these idioms by heart, which I am doing now with varying success.
And to make it more interesting to teach them, I decided to connect you. Together, it's more fun!
The first expression, not even an idiom.
It's up of you - it depends on you, it's up to you, or whatever you want.
And the funniest thing is that UP is just DEPENDING. If we say in English It depends from you - then people do not say that here.
And one more good expression for today.
What's up? & # 8212; What happened? How are you? What's good? What's wrong?
This is another very common expression with UP. And if we remember that the question is How are doing? is used as a greeting (even more often than simple Hi or Hello) That often What's up? also use instead of "Hello".
Take it easy. In a direct translation - take it easy. In the Russian equivalent - do not take bad things into your head, but heavy ones - into your hands!
Take your time. In the direct translation & # 8212; take your time. In Russian, we say "Do not rush in" & # 187; do not rush & # 187;
It is very common in official places, when you need to prepare some documents or find something, the clerk will tell you: "Take your time & # 187;
That's all for today. During the week when you want to say to someone it depends on you (from him, from her), mentally say - It's up of you (her, him)
And with Take it easy - the same!
English on Saturdays. Difficulties and amusing American idioms.
You can congratulate me, I have overcome these idioms from the book. We speak English like Americans. When I started, it seemed to me that nothing would turn out at all. Speak on the audio devils like, the end swallows, quickly, figs you will understand. John keeps correcting me all the time, but he does not go into his head.
Sometimes there was a desire to quit, but is this a way out? Sensibly pushed the understanding that if you do not work with the language constantly, then at some point you stop, and you start to express yourself like Ellochka the ogre, thirty phrases for everything about everything - and enough!
What did I do to learn the language? more.
How to learn a language without stress?
Living abroad for six months, I can say the following - it is extremely difficult to learn a foreign language to the level of a free language, living at home. Indeed, you need to immerse yourself in the environment, you need to listen to this speech everywhere, and, of course, without ceasing to work on the language.
In this case, the approach of Natasha Cooper School is very close to me, which not only chops the language, but does this using the latest methods of teaching the language. I do not know how her classes are held, but I liked the introductory webinars.
So for a long time I wanted to tell you about how to learn a language. Maybe someone will open America to America, but you have advanced girls, but maybe someone will be interested.
It turns out that there are four basic skills in the language - reading, writing, understanding speech, and speaking, so to speak. Curiously, these skills work in pairs. Reading works in tandem with the letter, and listening & # 8212; with conversation. In other words, in order to speak to you, you need to LISTEN.
Now you understand why it is necessary to listen to audiomaterials with real American speech?
It is with the present, because if you listen to the Russian language, you will learn the Russian accent even more strongly.
I can boast that I already recognize English and American English by telly! But it's true, by the way.
It is very convenient to work with the language with the help of songs. They, by the way, are sung in all languages, as they say, without an accent. That's what John told me.
Work with the song goes in four stages.
Stage one. You choose the song you love, and listen carefully to it, listening to the words and trying to catch the meaning.
Stage two. You find the original text of the song on the Internet, print it, listen to the song and see the text. Now you will understand much easier and you will understand much more.
Stage three. You again listen to the song without the text, trying to understand something, remember something from the read.
Stage four. You sing along with the original.
I advise you to try this method, and write in the comments how you did it.
Your Rina Piantanida.
English language courses for immigrants in the United States.
The system of education for immigrants.
This week we celebrated the Day of Knowledge, so I decided to tell you about my English school, which also started a new semester.
I remind you that America is a country of immigrants. This is for us those who leave the country are called emigrants. And when they enter the country and the attachment changes.
I can not guarantee that there are similar programs in all countries of the world, so my readers from Australia, New Zealand or the old Europe will share information about similar programs in your country. And I, and other readers will be only grateful to you.
I'll tell you about the immigrant language study program that exists in the US, and specifically in Florida.
To my shame, when I was going to go here, I only knew that there is such a TOEFL test that is passed in the world to get a job abroad. That's all I knew about language courses.
But the world is not without good people. At one Russian party, I met a man who works in this field, listened attentively to him, got the necessary links, went to the heaped and absolutely incomprehensible site of the entire department of education in Florida. I did not understand anything, I connected John to this case. With his help I found several schools.
All you need to remember, if you are to be married in the US, are the three letters of the abbreviation - ESL - English Second Language. This is the name of this program in America, maybe also it is called in other English-speaking countries?
This is a state program, so every semester, that is, every six months, has to pay a nominal fee of $ 50. The amount is small, almost everyone can. If you provide any additional information that you can not contribute, you will generally be accepted for free.
If you go to some other private language school, I will not say that there you will speak for a month, but the amount will vary dramatically. Monthly training of my friend in California cost 1000 dollars, she did not start to twitter.))
Such a system of state education of immigrants exists throughout America, in every state there is a network of such schools. It is important only to choose which one is closer to you or where teaching is better. In short, determine your priorities.
Usually these schools are based in high schools - an analogue of our senior classes, plus a vocational school or a technical school. There are free rooms and teachers. Our school - rather an exception - is based in the church. But I'll tell you more about it next time.
Training is built in different schools in different ways. There are evening schools where people come after work. As a rule, classes in them are 2 times a week, rarely 3-4. And the duration is somewhere 2-3 hours. There are day schools, where classes are held 4 times a week for 3.5-4 hours. I started with the evening school, then went to day school.
In evening schools, as a rule, the group is one, that is, students of any level of language skills are engaged in it. When I came to enroll in the evening school, the administrator asked me to say something in English to determine the level of the entrance test.
& # 8212; What would you like me to tell you? I asked. She raised her eyebrows at me in surprise and asked her colleague:
& # 8212; And what will we teach her? - even then it was worth thinking about her words and understand that my English was not so bad.
To study in one group with those who do not understand anything at all in English, the matter is complicated. Therefore, in the next semester, I decided to go to another school. In this school I am studying now, and do not regret it.
We have three classes for students with different levels of language skills. I study in the most advanced. In our class, people who speak English, and it's already nice.
I'll tell you about the school, teachers and students next time.
If you have any questions about studying the language, write in the comments. I will definitely answer you.
Always your Rina Piantanida.
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Category Archives: Language for acquaintance with foreigners.