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    What is YOUR excuse for poor English?

    Hi guys,

    So many of my students talk about their poor English. They make excuses and apologize for it everyday. There are always a few students who are better than the rest of the class. I've always wondered what makes the difference?

    Is it intelligence? Hard Work? or what?

    What I've found in my many years of teaching is the students who can speak well stop making excuses. They take chances. They talk to strangers. They do what the other students don't do. They don't complain about being shy. To some extent, everyone is shy, but it is an excuse and won't help you in your life or your English learning.

    You also need a plan. Study everyday. Even 15 minutes a day of QUALITY study is enough, but you need to have a good plan. This isn't chatting on MSN or reading a boring English book while falling asleep. I'm talking about quality study at least 6 days a week. At the end of each study session, you should be able to say at least one new thing you learned.

    In my class I use a great program here: Speak English Fluently

    The website looks a bit silly but my top student recommended it to me. He had it on his Ipod. It was great. It has over 100 really good native English dialogs on MP3 and English PDF's of the dialogs.

    You should also read some news and watch some movies with English subtitles. Don't watch movies with subtitles in your own language.

    Whatever you do, make sure you do it daily. Don't make excuses and don't do what the weaker students do. Don't blame your teacher even if he or she is bad. You can do this if you want to. Now is 2010 and there is no excuse for poor English anymore. If you've been making excuses in the past, forget about it. Just start today and keep track of your progress. 15 minutes a day is all you need.

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    I speak good english anway, I dont need any excuses whatsoever

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    I usually type in proper grammar.
    But once in a while I go tr0ll mode just because I feel like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanashte View Post
    I speak good english anway, I dont need any excuses whatsoever
    You sure do most of the time.

















































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    i live in asia. is that sufficient enough a reason?
    I see what you did there.

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    I speak fluent English, and I'm pretty used to typing it also.
    To your question; hardwork is the reason why people are better than others. You push yourself to learn something you necessarily couldn't do, that way making you better and the ability to endure more critical issues in the future.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Registration View Post
    Hi guys,

    So many of my students talk about their poor English. They make excuses and apologize for it everyday. There are always a few students who are better than the rest of the class. I've always wondered what makes the difference?

    Is it intelligence? Hard Work? or what?

    What I've found in my many years of teaching is the students who can speak well stop making excuses. They take chances. They talk to strangers. They do what the other students don't do. They don't complain about being shy. To some extent, everyone is shy, but it is an excuse and won't help you in your life or your English learning.

    You also need a plan. Study everyday. Even 15 minutes a day of QUALITY study is enough, but you need to have a good plan. This isn't chatting on MSN or reading a boring English book while falling asleep. I'm talking about quality study at least 6 days a week. At the end of each study session, you should be able to say at least one new thing you learned.

    In my class I use a great program here: Speak English Fluently

    The website looks a bit silly but my top student recommended it to me. He had it on his Ipod. It was great. It has over 100 really good native English dialogs on MP3 and English PDF's of the dialogs.

    You should also read some news and watch some movies with English subtitles. Don't watch movies with subtitles in your own language.

    Whatever you do, make sure you do it daily. Don't make excuses and don't do what the weaker students do. Don't blame your teacher even if he or she is bad. You can do this if you want to. Now is 2010 and there is no excuse for poor English anymore. If you've been making excuses in the past, forget about it. Just start today and keep track of your progress. 15 minutes a day is all you need.
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    and not even one singe underwater fuck was given that day

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    Proper grammar and speech is nothing more than a waste of time. If you can deliver your point in an efficient way (ie the receiving end doesnt have to say "what?" or read it a second time, or read it closely etc etc) than it really shouldnt matter. I have a habit of speaking a little more formally, and my vocabulary has always been rich (I was on college level reading and writing in pre 5th grade), but that is nothing more than a habit.

    So, so long as the person can easily get what you are reading, apostrophes, proper structure, and other irrelevant things are useless, and time consuming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by /b/oss View Post
    and not even one singe underwater fuck was given that day
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    Theres a fine line between understandable and horrible shit.
    Who gives a shit if its understandable english.


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