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  1. How long will it take me to learn English?
  2. Is it difficult to learn English?
  3. What is the most difficult thing about learning English?
  4. What do I need to start learning English?
  5. What is the best way to use a DVD for improving my English?
  6. What is the best way to practise my English?
  7. I want to improve my English, brush up speaking & listening skills in particular, through your Learn English Forum. I will highly appreciate if you, after assessing my skills, put me in the appropriate level.

  8. I would appreciate if you tell me the best way of learning by reading. Thanks a lot!!
  9. Excuse me, I have two questions: 1.I want to know how many vocabulary and phrases a English learner should remember. At least in order to be able to read formal English newspapers easily, and talk with British or American people easily as well. 2.If I have a home-accent, and use the wrong words, will I be hated or excluded by English speakers?
  10. A friend of mine would like to learn some English. She's a physiotherapist and she needs this language to work abroad. She would like to focus especially on the field of massage and physiotherapy. Do you know maybe any sites that would be useful to her to learn this kind of vocabulary?
  11. I'm having a problem learning english. I wanted to speak english with confident but when i stand in front of my friends suddently i kept quiet, i have no idea how to speak. It is not because of i don't want to communicate with them but i'm not confident with the grammar or the words that i use. I'm not sure if it is correct or not. By checking on what i had writen here, what do you think of my english level. Please advise me on what i need to do in order for me to improve my english speaking and writen skills. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
  12. How can I start learning English? plz give me some tips
  13. What are the benefits of listening, speaking, reading and writing English?
  14. hello. can you send me oooks for learning english?
  15. i want to ask you how can i meet some person in my country syria can talking with me in english and thank you very match
  16. hi i wanna thanks you for your free english website. but i have so many problems to learn english. I am good students in my all math and physics courses but english is my second language and i really feel so bored some time scared from my english classes....but i need to do english in order to get degree in math. some time i fight with myself and try to read some english book and watch sometime tv but i feel it still not working. please help me or give me idea how can i learn english. really thanks you for your consideration.
  17. I want learn proper english step by step
  18. hi , well, i want to improve my skills in writing and speaking , i am 16 years old and i am from bahrain ,can you help me plz ?
  19. Whenever I read stuff in English, the pronunciation of every word will appear in my brain, which negatively affects my reading speed, especially in exams. I tried to read more ,but seems no progress. It is just like a mental disease .So do you have any good methods to get rid of this bad habit and to promote my reading ability? Thank you.
  20. Hope you can help with a query I have..My wife is hoping to join me here in the UK from Pakistan and we are keen for her to learn English. At present she understands only basic English but cannot speak the language - she is a native Urdu speaker. Pls could you let me know her best resources for her to learn English in addition my speaking to her for practice - classrooms, audio courses etc. (cost not being an issue). She hopes to gain a command of English such that she can carry out charity-based work and pursue studying for professional qualifications. Thanks for your help, Warm Regards.
  21. I am none native English speaker and would want to know which English is considered as the international English, American English, or British English, because I really want to stick with the international standard of English, so I would like to know which one is considered as the world English in teaching and publishing, thank you
  22. I need learn English beginner lessons.

  23. most of people saying i dont have english fluancy, and i want to join airline indsties, so i want to know about fluancy.
  24. actually,i feel satisfied with your english learning tips.but i have one question,the question is how i can get the effective books which helps me to enhance my english from your web site.please advise me on this so that i could get the better solution from you.your help would be my better solution of my problem.hope to get the better solution from you.reply me asap.
  25. What is a good way to learn to speak English fluently?
  26. Hello. By only reading newspapers can we able to improve our vocabulary. Can you give me some more tips to improve my vocabulary soon.
  27. I have two questions. I sure you know better than me 1. Why we learn English? 2. How to improve our English? Best regards E.NIKFAR
  28. First of all thank you very much for this work,it's a really very interesting web site,my question is about the lessons. Is there any option wich can help me to laod all the lessons and print them? thank you very much
  29. hello madom, my QUE is how can i find dictionery which has just verbs nothing else ,becuse i want to improve my verbs queicly
  30. Which version of English is standard in far more countries around the world, is it British or American?
  31. What are the main communication skills in English?
  32. Where can I find particular sentence for a particular word. ie. if I want to make a sentence for a particular word how can I find the sentences. For example. I have a word "Marriage". How can I make sentence for this. For Example. When is your marriage, Are you married, when you are getting marriage. etc.,
  33. Why must we learn English?
  34. Dear Ellie, do you happen to know of a place in Valencia, California where they can offer INTENSIVE ESL classes (besides College of the Canyons)? My sister need to learn English ASAP.Please help! Eternally Grateful!
  35. greetings from egypt as i do hope you have read my last message , but i do really wonder is it really good to learn english as it being teached in egypt ,here we learn english as if we are its inventors ,they don,t teach us how to practise it in our realistic life so it is in vain ,so i,d like you as my teacher ,,i do hope you accept,,give me more informal english skills that is spoken in the uk sorry for this big message ,but it is due to my curiousity and optimism to learn english by the way i am 16.
  36. Hi, can u help me telling in which specific order I need to take grammar class. Eg...do i need to start with article or noun...what is the order which will be helpful for a beginner to learn English in a simple way?
  37. There are three words in the English language that end in "gry". ONE is angry TWO is hungry what is the third word.
  38. Hello! I am an English learner.recently i read an article entitled "He will come again",and i can't understand a sentence: "She strained to interpret the tiniest of signals ,blurred and confused by current proximity.",what does it mean by "interpret the tiniest siginals"? Thank you so much!
  39. When Can I say if am I fluent in English?
  40. Is it possible for someone with weak English foundation and orientation to write ask speak fluently at age-31 ? If possible how does one go about it?
  41. I am faceing problem in commnucation in english please guide how to improve reading ,writing , speaking in english
  42. I would like to have acces to MP3 files to learn more english through my ipod. Do you have a tip for me where I could find these files to download them? Thanks in advance Raul
  43. Why do people in the UK end every sentence with a question, & in America they don't? For example: The British always seem to say, "isn't it?" -- or "really?" after every sentence, with a kind of inflection?? I think this is a grammar question, but I'm not sure! Hope you know what I mean ... Thanks again! Bryce
  44. how to form questions? any specific rules are there for forming questions? --------------- How to form questions? Are there any specific rules for forming questions?
  45. THE BELL HAS GONE.IS THIS SENTENCE CORRECT?
  46. The sentence below comes from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I don't quite understand why a present participle, 'tripping', goes after 'broken her leg.' Is that a regular usage - break one's leg + 'V-ing' ? I really can't find that in dictionaries. Can you help and explain ? "It turned out she’d broken her leg tripping over one of her cats, and she didn’t seem quite as fond of them as before."---Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Thank you very much
  47. i want learn english writing and speaking in 15 days what to do ? ----------------------- I want to learn to write and speak English in 15 days, what should I do?
  48. what do you mean by syllable and what is consonant ------------------ What do syllable and consonant mean?
  49. What four skills English courses for adults for daily living in an English speaking country would you recommend?
  50. Is it expedient and effective to practise English on one's own with ready-made materials using self-check to create additional comprehensive practice and to accelerate mastering of English?
  51. could you tell me the best and easy way learning English? -------------------- Could you tell me the best and easiest way to learn English?
  52. What is phrase? ----------------- What is a phrase?
  53. Is the following sentence is grammatically correct and please explain the meaning of the sentence. the sentence is Having seen the watch, tell me the time.
  54. I just wanted to know, if the statement \'I am learner\' is correct or not. Or it has to be \'i am learning \' or \'i am a learner\'? Plz revert to this asap. Thnk u vry much.
  55. Hello,how can improve my english skill.



  1. How long will it take me to learn English?

    If I had 1 Euro for every time I have heard that question I could give up teaching. The answer is it varies, it depends on a variety of factors. For instance; the level of English the learner wishes to acquire, not everyone needs or wants to be fluent in a second language, someone who wants to use English on holiday does not need the same level of English as someone who needs it for business purposes. As a result some people acquire English as a foreign language in 1 to 3 years, whilst others might take from 4 to 10 years! You can't give accurate time frames for learning.

    There has been a lot of research done in this area, it shows that effective learning is influenced by many factors, some of which are:-

    Access to effective teaching and educational materials influence the length of time it takes to learn English.
    People vary in abilities, motivation and readiness to learn.
    Classes should be tailored to the linguistic, cultural, and academic learning needs of the learner.

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  2. Is it difficult to learn English?

    No, English is an easy language to start learning for the following reasons:-

    - it has no genders. Apart from people, all objects are 'neuter', not 'masculine' or 'feminine'. So you say 'it' for such things, and do not need to learn any genders.
    - it usually has easy verb endings. Apart from a few 'irregular' verbs, verb endings are easy, and hardly change.
    - adjectives remain the same for all words - there are no different endings to learn.
    - the singular and plural pronoun 'you' is the same.
    - when saying 'you' there is no need to decide whether to use a polite form, or an intimate form.

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  3. What is the most difficult thing about learning English?

    The most difficult things about learning English are:-

    - spelling and pronunciation - the spelling of a word may not show what the pronunciation is. This is because English words came from many different sources, learn the phonetic spelling sounds, keep a notebook and use a good dictionary.
    - false friends - because English came from two main sources - old French, and old Anglo-Saxon, there is a very large vocabulary of words. Watch out for words that seem similar, they may have come from your language and mean the same, these are called cognitives (true friends), or they may have different meanings these are false cognitives (false friends).
    - idioms - native English speakers use a lot of idioms, that is - words used in a way which is not their obvious meaning. Learn them, but don't use them, they can be quite open to misinterpretation.

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  4. What do I need to start learning English?

    1. Time - practice your English every day, listening, speaking or reading.
    2. Patience - do not give up, learning a language can be a long process, but don't panic.
    3. A sense of humour - learning English should be fun, so have fun!
    4. Having a good English teacher or an English speaking friend is always going to help, you can learn English through books and tapes but books and tapes can't answer questions or help when you are stuck.
    5. People to practice with - get together with other people who are interested in learning English, it increases the fun and reduces the frustration. Join or start an English club or join a book reading club, if you can't find one in your area set one up or join the BBCs on-line book group.
    6. A vocabulary notebook - write down new words in a notebook. Don't translate them, but write the new word into context in a meaningful sentence.
    7. A good English dictionary - not a YourLanguage-English dictionary, but a real English dictionary. Look up the meaning of new words here first, this will help you build your vocabulary.
    8. A good bilingual dictionary - when you are stuck this will help you.


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  5. What is the best way to use a DVD for improving my English?

    Using a DVD player is a great way to help you improve your English listening skills. It is however best if you have some knowledge of English already.

    Make sure any DVD you buy or rent has the film or programme in English with your native language (both as the spoken word (dubbed) and with sub-titles) and that it plays in your area (why did they do that). You can usually check on the back of the DVD.

    I recommend my intermediate to advanced students to watch DVDs in the following way.

    - Watch the DVD all the way through in English only (no sub-titles).
    - Watch it again (scene by scene) in English with your language as sub-titles. Repeat scenes as necessary.
    - Watch it again in (scene by scene) in English with English sub-titles. Repeat scenes as necessary.
    - Watch it again in your language all the way through with English sub-titles.
    - If you aren't sick to death of it yet watch it again in English all the way through with no sub-titles.
    - As you watch the film scene by scene make a note of the main new vocabulary, especially new phrases.


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  6. What is the best way to practise my English?

    I have included a whole section on how to improve your English skills here.

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  7. I want to improve my English, brush up speaking & listening skills in particular, through your Learn English Forum. I will highly appreciate if you, after assessing my skills, put me in the appropriate level.
    I don't really work on levels. I let people find their own level or as I prefer to call it 'comfort zone'. So, just join in with any practise areas (where I provide corrections), conversations (where I provide general feedback) or games (where I join in) that you feel meet your needs.
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  8. I would appreciate if you tell me the best way of learning by reading. Thanks a lot!!
    It depends on what level you are. Graded readers can be a good start. Keep it simple. Don't be afraid to pick up a children's book or comic to start with. Try to read something you are interested in. Make sure you have fun whilst reading. Try to find someone who likes to talk about books. Find a book group on the web that has discussed the book and see what they think about it. If your English is good enough, join in with the discussion.
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  9. Excuse me, I have two questions: 1.I want to know how many vocabulary and phrases a English learner should remember. At least in order to be able to read formal English newspapers easily, and talk with British or American people easily as well. 2.If I have a home-accent, and use the wrong words, will I be hated or excluded by English speakers?
    1. It is easier to answer this by number of words. Most beginners' courses reckon on 1000 words of vocabulary as a rock-bottom minimum (if you are going to be at all serious!). If you want to be able to speak in a wide range of situations, you should aim to learn at least 2000 words. The number of phrases that a speaker stores is normally many times larger than the number of words the same speaker knows. According to the Global Language Monitor as of 19th May 2005, there were approximately 866,349 words in the English Language, plus or minus a handful. So, choose carefully which ones to learn. 2. This is a difficult question to answer. I can only say that my friends and I would never hate or exclude anyone because they spoke with an accent or made small mistakes. I'm much more interested in what you say than how you say it. The best advice I can give you is to retain a sense of humour about the situation and be proud of yourself for being bi-lingual. If anyone is rude to you then you probably wouldn't want to know them anyway!
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  10. A friend of mine would like to learn some English. She's a physiotherapist and she needs this language to work abroad. She would like to focus especially on the field of massage and physiotherapy. Do you know maybe any sites that would be useful to her to learn this kind of vocabulary?
    Hopefully she has some basic understanding of English, if not get her to visit http://www.learn-english-online.org. There are no specific sites that I could find to match physiotherapy, but there is a very good medical site - http://www.englishmed.com/
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  11. I'm having a problem learning english. I wanted to speak english with confident but when i stand in front of my friends suddently i kept quiet, i have no idea how to speak. It is not because of i don't want to communicate with them but i'm not confident with the grammar or the words that i use. I'm not sure if it is correct or not. By checking on what i had writen here, what do you think of my english level. Please advise me on what i need to do in order for me to improve my english speaking and writen skills. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Dear Elan, You are not alone with this problem. By reading your message I can see that whilst you do make mistakes you obviously have a good command of the language, but as with many people you probably don't get much chance to just chat and write and get feedback. Anyway, I may be able to help. If you use the forum on my site you can practise your written English and if you join me on Pal Talk you can practise your spoken English - easy heh! For more information see:- http://www.learnenglish.de/englishchat.htm
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  12. How can I start learning English? plz give me some tips
    Finding a good teacher is very important. However, if you don't have access to formal teaching I would suggest you start with my beginner lessons. http://www.learn-english-online.org/
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  13. What are the benefits of listening, speaking, reading and writing English?
    They are interconnected. The benefit to the learner depends on what they want to learn English for.
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  14. hello. can you send me oooks for learning english?
    I'm afraid I don't have the necessary funds to do this and I couldn't find anyone else who does it. But you may be interested in my on-line learning lessons at:- http://www.learn-english-online.org The lessons are free and you can get feedback on the forum.
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  15. i want to ask you how can i meet some person in my country syria can talking with me in english and thank you very match
    I don't know of any site based in Syria, but try looking at my EPals page and my resources page, some of the sites mentioned under Pals might be able to help:- http://www.learnenglish.de/epalspage.htm http://www.learnenglish.de/Level1/Resources/resweb.htm
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  16. hi i wanna thanks you for your free english website. but i have so many problems to learn english. I am good students in my all math and physics courses but english is my second language and i really feel so bored some time scared from my english classes....but i need to do english in order to get degree in math. some time i fight with myself and try to read some english book and watch sometime tv but i feel it still not working. please help me or give me idea how can i learn english. really thanks you for your consideration.
    Don't be scared. You are obviously trying hard, but none of us are good at everything. Try following some of these tips:- http://www.learnenglish.de/improvepage.htm Come and join us in the forum - there's no need to be scared there, and remember at all times that you are learning English in order to do what you want to in life. Therefore it must be worth it.
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  17. I want learn proper english step by step
    Well your best bet would probably be to join a course. Failing that try my online English lessons for beginners.
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  18. hi , well, i want to improve my skills in writing and speaking , i am 16 years old and i am from bahrain ,can you help me plz ?
    To practise your written English try the Learn English forum. To practise your spoken English try the English conversation group.
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  19. Whenever I read stuff in English, the pronunciation of every word will appear in my brain, which negatively affects my reading speed, especially in exams. I tried to read more ,but seems no progress. It is just like a mental disease .So do you have any good methods to get rid of this bad habit and to promote my reading ability? Thank you.
    Don't worry too much about "hearing" the words in your head, that's not what's really slowing you down, you just need to learn to read faster. As you speed up you'll find the "voice" will either catch up with you or disappear altogether. I have some articles on speed reading techniques that may be helpful.
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  20. Hope you can help with a query I have..My wife is hoping to join me here in the UK from Pakistan and we are keen for her to learn English. At present she understands only basic English but cannot speak the language - she is a native Urdu speaker. Pls could you let me know her best resources for her to learn English in addition my speaking to her for practice - classrooms, audio courses etc. (cost not being an issue). She hopes to gain a command of English such that she can carry out charity-based work and pursue studying for professional qualifications. Thanks for your help, Warm Regards.
    I love the fact that money is no object - that will make things much easier for her. But support (yours and others) is important too. Invite any native speaking friends round to chat as often as possible, (once she has settled don't do everything for her) give her small tasks to do that involve going out and about and I would strongly recommend that she goes on a course with other learners (it helps to know other people are in the same situation), initially concentrate on conversational English, only when she has gained confidence consider some more formal courses that may involve tests. When choosing a course try to find a school that is a member of Arels-Felco Ltd, a non-profit organisation recognised by the British Council as efficient in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language. Its members follow a certain code of conduct and regulations that guarantee high academic standards. I have also written a guide on how to improve your English here, you might find some of the ideas useful.
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  21. I am none native English speaker and would want to know which English is considered as the international English, American English, or British English, because I really want to stick with the international standard of English, so I would like to know which one is considered as the world English in teaching and publishing, thank you
    Good question, but so far there is no answer. There are moves towards a standardised "International English" but they're not there yet. Your decision to study should be based on which English you will be most exposed to in your career or studies.
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  22. I need learn English beginner lessons.
    Try these English lessons.
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  23. most of people saying i dont have english fluancy, and i want to join airline indsties, so i want to know about fluancy.
    The actual meaning of fluency is being able to speak a language easily, well and quickly. To achieve real fluency it's best to live and study or work in an English speaking country. I say study and work, because I know of many people who live in an English speaking country, but they never achieve real fluency. It's an unfortunate fact that just living in a country doesn't mean you'll pick the language up. Depending on how much work they put into it and how much real help they get people can take between 4 and 10 years before they achieve real fluency, and I'm afraid some people never really manage it. The sort of help I'm talking about is constructive critisism and correction. So:- "Most people tell me that I am not fluent in English. I want to join the airline industry, so I want to learn about fluency."
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  24. actually,i feel satisfied with your english learning tips.but i have one question,the question is how i can get the effective books which helps me to enhance my english from your web site.please advise me on this so that i could get the better solution from you.your help would be my better solution of my problem.hope to get the better solution from you.reply me asap.
    I'm glad you like the tips I give and I do recommend books on my site, but I'm afraid they are only available via Amazon or you could probably order them from a good bookshop. http://www.learnenglish.de/Books/resbooks.htm
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  25. What is a good way to learn to speak English fluently?
    Input, practise and feedback. You need the input first, then you need the practise, but you can only really improve if when you say something incorrectly someone is there willing and able to correct you. I would suggest that you aim for continuous improvement.
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  26. Hello. By only reading newspapers can we able to improve our vocabulary. Can you give me some more tips to improve my vocabulary soon.
    Reading newspapers is one way to build your vocabulary, but there are lots of other ways. I've written some more ideas here:- Improve your Reading Skills
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  27. I have two questions. I sure you know better than me 1. Why we learn English? 2. How to improve our English? Best regards E.NIKFAR
    Why do people learn English? How long is a piece of string? Everyone has their own reason for wanting or not wanting to learn it. How to improve your English? One step at a time.
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  28. First of all thank you very much for this work,it's a really very interesting web site,my question is about the lessons. Is there any option wich can help me to laod all the lessons and print them? thank you very much
    At the moment no, but it's something I'm working on with a friend. We are hoping to provide all the lessons in a PDF format. You could try just downloading the site, but with all the links etc it would be a bit - messy.
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  29. hello madom, my QUE is how can i find dictionery which has just verbs nothing else ,becuse i want to improve my verbs queicly
    I'm afraid I don't think such a thing exists. The closest I came was this, but I think it's a bit simplistic for what you're looking for. http://www.prentrom.com/images/teaching/ABCVerbs45ON.pdf
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  30. Which version of English is standard in far more countries around the world, is it British or American?
    Good question, but I don't think there's any such thing as "standard" English outside the country it's being spoken in. The history of colonialism was responsible for the spread of English as a dominate language. From approximately 1600 to modern times, it was the armies, navies, merchants and missionaries, who traveled all over the globe distributing their language and culture (McCrum, Cran, and MacNeil, 1986, p.19). In fact Kayman (2004) points out that English was originally forced upon other parts of the world in conjunction with the colonization of certain areas. Naturally the advancement of English was associated with the spread of the British Empire (p.6). But there has been a shift from British English to more American English. This came about mainly after the end of Second World War (Berns, 2005, p.87 and Kayman, 2004 p. 11). At that time America was viewed favourably by many people. And even today popular American culture is extremely influential along with American dominance in the global marketplace. But I think we are starting to move away from an individual style of English to a more global one. And really your native language has more influence on the pronunciation of the English you end up speaking.
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  31. What are the main communication skills in English?
    Input - Reading and Listening Output - Writing and Speaking
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  32. Where can I find particular sentence for a particular word. ie. if I want to make a sentence for a particular word how can I find the sentences. For example. I have a word "Marriage". How can I make sentence for this. For Example. When is your marriage, Are you married, when you are getting marriage. etc.,
    Look the word up in a good online dictionary. You will usually find some sample sentences that will help you. You can also try using search engines. I've written some tips on how to do this here. Using search Engines to improve your English.
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  33. Why must we learn English?
    Who says you "must" do it? If you don't want to do something, if it really goes against your principles, then don't do it. But if you're looking for a reason to "want" to learn English, then read this nice article:- Why learn English?
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  34. Dear Ellie, do you happen to know of a place in Valencia, California where they can offer INTENSIVE ESL classes (besides College of the Canyons)? My sister need to learn English ASAP.Please help! Eternally Grateful!
    I'm sorry no. The only thing I can suggest is you check out some of the big operators like Berlitz.
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  35. greetings from egypt as i do hope you have read my last message , but i do really wonder is it really good to learn english as it being teached in egypt ,here we learn english as if we are its inventors ,they don,t teach us how to practise it in our realistic life so it is in vain ,so i,d like you as my teacher ,,i do hope you accept,,give me more informal english skills that is spoken in the uk sorry for this big message ,but it is due to my curiousity and optimism to learn english by the way i am 16.
    Hi, Sorry for the delay in replying, but I couldn't access the service. Egypt isn't alone in this. A lot of the teaching available in other countries is not very good. It's one reason I started the sites. However, the Internet is changing all that, so hopefully things will improve. Just hang on in there. :-)
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  36. Hi, can u help me telling in which specific order I need to take grammar class. Eg...do i need to start with article or noun...what is the order which will be helpful for a beginner to learn English in a simple way?
    Start by building your vocabulary, learn the article with the noun then begin to build simple sentences. Postive - negative - question. I hope this helps.
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  37. There are three words in the English language that end in "gry". ONE is angry TWO is hungry what is the third word.
    Language (This is an old one).
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  38. Hello! I am an English learner.recently i read an article entitled "He will come again",and i can't understand a sentence: "She strained to interpret the tiniest of signals ,blurred and confused by current proximity.",what does it mean by "interpret the tiniest siginals"? Thank you so much!
    I presume she was looking at someone. When we interpret something we try to make sense of it, or assign a meaning to it. So it could be she was watching this person and trying to read his / her expression or body language. To be completely certain, I would have to read the whole thing.
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  39. When Can I say if am I fluent in English?
    Some people say you are fluent when you dream in English, but I dream in German nowadays and I know I'm not truly fluent. I think you have achieved true fluency when you can converse with native speakers and they either think you are one of them, or they find it really easy to have a conversation with you on just about any topic.
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  40. Is it possible for someone with weak English foundation and orientation to write ask speak fluently at age-31 ? If possible how does one go about it?
    Yes. As long as you are capable, you can learn. Generally the older you are the more effort you have to make. http://www.learnenglish.de/improvepage.htm
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  41. I am faceing problem in commnucation in english please guide how to improve reading ,writing , speaking in english
    http://www.learnenglish.de/improvepage.htm
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  42. I would like to have acces to MP3 files to learn more english through my ipod. Do you have a tip for me where I could find these files to download them? Thanks in advance Raul
    Go to iTunes. There are lots of podcasts you can subscribe to. Just search for "iTunes learn english podcasts".
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  43. Why do people in the UK end every sentence with a question, & in America they don't? For example: The British always seem to say, "isn't it?" -- or "really?" after every sentence, with a kind of inflection?? I think this is a grammar question, but I'm not sure! Hope you know what I mean ... Thanks again! Bryce
    Well to be honest we don't "always" do it, do we? :-p I think it's because the British tend to be self-effacing, and Americans are raised to be more bullish.
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  44. how to form questions? any specific rules are there for forming questions? --------------- How to form questions? Are there any specific rules for forming questions?
    Lots. http://www.learnenglish.de/grammar/questiontext.htm
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  45. THE BELL HAS GONE.IS THIS SENTENCE CORRECT?
    Yes.
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  46. The sentence below comes from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I don't quite understand why a present participle, 'tripping', goes after 'broken her leg.' Is that a regular usage - break one's leg + 'V-ing' ? I really can't find that in dictionaries. Can you help and explain ? "It turned out she’d broken her leg tripping over one of her cats, and she didn’t seem quite as fond of them as before."---Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Thank you very much
    "It turned out she’d broken her leg" - What she did. "tripping over one of her cats," - How she did it. Just think of it like:- She broke her leg skiing. How did she break her leg? Skiing. Of course, a lot of people break their leg skiing, but not many people break their leg tripping over cats, but the author is using the same form.
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  47. i want learn english writing and speaking in 15 days what to do ? ----------------------- I want to learn to write and speak English in 15 days, what should I do?
    Panic. Sorry, but come on - 15 days? The best thing you can do is attend an intensive / total immersion course, but I warn you, they can be very expensive, and without knowing your current level, or your aptitude, I can't say how successful it would be for you. Good luck though.
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  48. what do you mean by syllable and what is consonant ------------------ What do syllable and consonant mean?
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/syllable http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/consonant http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/dictionary http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/learning
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  49. What four skills English courses for adults for daily living in an English speaking country would you recommend?
    Depends on a number of factors:- What do you wish to study for? How good is your English now? What country are you living in? What is your budget? What kind of learner are you?
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  50. Is it expedient and effective to practise English on one's own with ready-made materials using self-check to create additional comprehensive practice and to accelerate mastering of English?
    It's fine to learn and practise on your own, and it will help to a degree, but it's much better to get real feedback, either from your peers, friends, or a teacher, (if you can afford it). Most self-checking exercises like gap fill and multiple choice exercises (including my own) are limited when you try to express yourself freely, which is why I give word for word correction in some parts of the forums.
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  51. could you tell me the best and easy way learning English? -------------------- Could you tell me the best and easiest way to learn English?
    The best way is not to look for an easy way, but find a fun way. . Some things will be easy, other things will be hard, and no one can agree on which ones are which, but if you're having fun, it won't matter. Have a look at some of these tips:- http://www.learnenglish.de/improvepage.htm
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  52. What is phrase? ----------------- What is a phrase?
    http://www.learnenglish.de/Level1/TechnicalTerms.htm !Note - there are different kinds of phrases - noun phrase etc. Search for the word "phrase" on the above page, or look it up online.
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  53. Is the following sentence is grammatically correct and please explain the meaning of the sentence. the sentence is Having seen the watch, tell me the time.
    It\'s a bit nonsensical. You have seen the watch, now tell me the time. Where on earth did you see that? The use of participial phrases is valid, but they have to make sense. \"Having walked Laika, Lynne was tired.\"
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  54. I just wanted to know, if the statement \'I am learner\' is correct or not. Or it has to be \'i am learning \' or \'i am a learner\'? Plz revert to this asap. Thnk u vry much.
    You would say, \"I am Gupta\". But then you could say, \"I am a learner.\" or \"I am learning English.\" or \"I am an English learner.\"
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  55. Hello,how can improve my english skill.
    Hello. How can I improve my english skills? http://www.learnenglish.de/improvepage.html
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