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    ThereWas_a_WholeHere escribió: Ver mensaje

    I'd try places like Australia or New Zeland for a change.
    I would definitely go there as well! I've always loved the idea of visiting those countries. It'd be a dream come true!!!!

    Hole! Your English is great! I wonder if you were you raised in an English speaking country or if any of your parents is a foreigner (or both of them, maybe!).

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    ThereWas_a_WholeHere escribió: Ver mensaje
    Avoid the USA, unless you are planning to go to a place in the middle of nowhere. Mainly cuz most of cool states are too much filled of latinos.
    Me personally I would never go either to any of the British isles... It's so "typical" going to Ireland... You end up with other Spaniards or with espaguetis doing nothing productive XD

    I'd try places like Australia or New Zeland for a change.



    Anyway, the ideal place should be the USA. It's a nice country, with nice people, and you'll definitely have fun there. Only if it wasn't because those latinos...

    At first sight they don't know if you are Spaniard, or French or Itali
    an. But once they realize that you are a Spanish-speaking person, they turn quite stroppy if you try to speak in English with them.
    I'd also like to try Australia or New Zeland, but I really think that's quite expensive!
    Why do people turn stroppy?That's truly scary!

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    I would definitely go there as well! I've always loved the idea of visiting those countries. It'd be a dream come true!!!!

    Hole! Your English is great! I wonder if you were you raised in an English speaking country or if any of your parents is a foreigner (or both of them, maybe!).
    My level of English (which I still need to improve a lot) comes mainly from teh Internetz, videogamesland, and a good teacher I had during 2 years at highschool. Actually I didn't learn much at highschool, but this teacher provided me with some info (such as books, advices, etc) that was very useful. It is not that I read much from those books, but I learnt the basics. My improvements come mainly from Internet and Videogames as I said. Learning languages from books it is just impossible for me, I need to feel the words in order to remember them.


    Oh, and videogames are far better than movies or music to improve your english, I recommend them far more. Mainly because the characters usually talk very clearly (we are talking about dubbed voices after all) and you learn to associate better a word with its meaning. And the problem of music is that they sing using too much metaphors, voice "hits", etc.

    I also recommend people that once they learn the basics in English (regarding grammar and vocabulary) instead of using dictionaries of Spanish-English, it is more useful to use google to know about words we don't understand.

    For instance, if you don't understand the word "wings", go to Google and write "meaning of wings", and you'll find a lot of pages explaining you also in English its meaning... A bit as when we don't understand a word in Spanish and we go to a Spanish dictionary to find out its meaning.

    This is what I found just in the first entry.
    http://ardictionary.com/Wing/3129


    Usually the first one is the most commonly used. As in Spanish, "wings" are usually related to birds.



    It is far easier for me to remember the meaning of a word in English if I learnt its meaning in English. This was one of the advices given by that teacher I had to me.

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    Hole, your English is quite good. Do you speak it as good as you write it?

    I was supposed to be bilingual, but when I went to Ireland I realized that my English wasn't as good as I thought. I couldn't understand a lot of things (Irish accent is really weird though) and it was very difficult for me to express myself. Well, I was also afraid of making the fool in front of the people that spoke perfect English



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    Noodle escribió: Ver mensaje
    Hole, your English is quite good. Do you speak it as good as you write it?

    I was supposed to be bilingual, but when I went to Ireland I realized that my English wasn't as good as I thought. I couldn't understand a lot of things (Irish accent is really weird though) and it was very difficult for me to express myself. Well, I was also afraid of making the fool in front of the people that spoke perfect English
    I guess I speak it more or less the same, I guess a bit worse than writting it. But well, it's the same for me with my Spanish xDD.

    My problem and what worries me is that I am not very good at understanding what other people tell me in English (unless they are Spaniards, Japanese or Italians). But I think it's due a lack of confidence rather than my skills...

    For instance, I'm re-watching Futurama but in English and I understand 75/80 per cent of what I hear in each episode. Mainly because I assume everything I'll hear won't be strange to me. With videogames I tend to assume also that I'll understand it, so again, I understand most of what I hear.

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    For instance, recently I discovered a song (used in Futurama) named Baby Love Child... I didn't understand anything of the song when I heard it the first time... However, when I went to Wikipedia to learn about the group (Pizzicato Five) I read they are Japanese... SO suddenly when I heard the song for the second time I understood completely the song... And I swear I didn't look at the lyric on internet.

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    ThereWas_a_WholeHere escribió: Ver mensaje
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    Fantapayer.

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    ThereWas_a_WholeHere escribió: Ver mensaje
    My level of English (which I still need to improve a lot) comes mainly from teh Internetz, videogamesland, and a good teacher I had during 2 years at highschool. Actually I didn't learn much at highschool, but this teacher provided me with some info (such as books, advices, etc) that was very useful. It is not that I read much from those books, but I learnt the basics. My improvements come mainly from Internet and Videogames as I said. Learning languages from books it is just impossible for me, I need to feel the words in order to remember them.


    Oh, and videogames are far better than movies or music to improve your english, I recommend them far more. Mainly because the characters usually talk very clearly (we are talking about dubbed voices after all) and you learn to associate better a word with its meaning. And the problem of music is that they sing using too much metaphors, voice "hits", etc.

    I also recommend people that once they learn the basics in English (regarding grammar and vocabulary) instead of using dictionaries of Spanish-English, it is more useful to use google to know about words we don't understand.

    For instance, if you don't understand the word "wings", go to Google and write "meaning of wings", and you'll find a lot of pages explaining you also in English its meaning... A bit as when we don't understand a word in Spanish and we go to a Spanish dictionary to find out its meaning.

    This is what I found just in the first entry.
    http://ardictionary.com/Wing/3129


    Usually the first one is the most commonly used. As in Spanish, "wings" are usually related to birds.



    It is far easier for me to remember the meaning of a word in English if I learnt its meaning in English. This was one of the advices given by that teacher I had to me.
    I would have never expected an answer like that (regarding to videogames, though it's very reasonable now that I've thought about it)! It's amazing (please don't imagine Rafa Méndez right now!...ok now you did it xDD) because you really seem to understand and also write in English perfectly well.

    The advice your teacher gave to you is very useful I totally agree with the fact that if you learn the meaning of a word you don't know entirely in English, then you'll be able to remember it later.

    It's important to "feel" the words as you've already said, and to associate concepts. And yes, videogames give you the chance of doing visually as in films, but with the advantage of the clarity in voices.

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    Prozak escribió: Ver mensaje
    Fantapayer.
    CocaColapayer?

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    ThereWas_a_WholeHere escribió: Ver mensaje
    CocaColapayer?
    Filthynerd maybe?

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    Noodle escribió: Ver mensaje
    Hole, your English is quite good. Do you speak it as good as you write it?

    I was supposed to be bilingual, but when I went to Ireland I realized that my English wasn't as good as I thought. I couldn't understand a lot of things (Irish accent is really weird though) and it was very difficult for me to express myself. Well, I was also afraid of making the fool in front of the people that spoke perfect English
    Is it THAT weird? Because I'm going to go there in Summer...


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    Yes, it's weird. But you'll get used to it quickly.

    There are some phonemes they pronounce in a different way than in British English, for example.



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    "twenty" it is said //Tueri//
    And it is just a word...

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    I always considered Irish one of the few british accents I can really understand... But well.

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    "twenty" it is said //Tueri//
    And it is just a word...
    Are you talking about Irish? They say "tueni", like in some American States. They say "tueni" in some zones of England though.

    ThereWas_a_WholeHere escribió: Ver mensaje
    I always considered Irish one of the few british accents I can really understand... But well.
    Are you also talking about Irish? Irish is not the same as British. You can call a British speaker an Irish speaker. They're really different.



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