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English lessons

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by ernest, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. ernest

    ernest Well-Known Member

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    (ernest @ 07 Sep. 2004, 5:31) So better talk with people better than me (or I am ?) than making exercices half of the time and listening the teacher the other half ?.... I will study grammar by myself. One does not need a teacher to improve that I guess. The professor is not better in some ways as she does not know about Jermyn street and Savile Row. The school is called Language, Culture and Civilisation...Very funny joke. I talked about you guys.... GET BY = what does it mean?
    I think that the best way to learn how the language is spoken and to really pick it up you need both the speaking with others (living the language) in real life or simulated experiences, as well as mastering the grammer.  If you think that you will really read the grammer books then you can do better by speaking in class for that will give you the hands on experience needed. I have picked up more Italian while in the country than in through any other medium. "Getting By" means managing  with something although usually it is used to indicate just barely managing. JJF
    managing? like beeing a manager?
     
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    "Getting By" means managing  with something although usually it is used to indicate just barely managing. JJF
    managing? like beeing a manager?
    To manage means to be able to be in control or in charge of something, so a manager of a store is in control or in charge. He runs it and not the other way around. When one is managing with his life it means he is in control of his life and in charge of it. Things are going the way he wants them to. The use of managing to explain "getting by" means that Yes, you are controlling it and on top of the situation but just barely" Got it? JJF
     
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    (ernest @ 07 Sep. 2004, 10:08) Quote "Getting By" means managing  with something although usually it is used to indicate just barely managing. JJF
    managing? like beeing a manager?
    To manage means to be able to be in control or in charge of something, so a manager of a store is in control or in charge. Â He runs it and not the other way around. When one is managing with his life it means he is in control of his life and in charge of it. Â Things are going the way he wants them to. The use of managing to explain "getting by" means that Yes, you are controlling it and on top of the situation but just barely" Got it? JJF[/quote] Thanks I just bought a good dictionnary and he say to manage . I have also bought a book of Idiom's...I will use these new words here. I get my last shirt for a song
     
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    Close, but no cigar.
     
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    Moved to social life. i.e. ernest's...
     
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    "Electronic Noogie" would make a great name for a band or a piece of modern art.
     
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    (ernest @ 07 Sep. 2004, 5:31) I will study grammar by myself. One does not need a teacher to improve that I guess.
    I think that the best way to learn how the language is spoken and to really pick it up you need both the speaking with others (living the language) in real life or simulated experiences, as well as mastering the grammer.  If you think that you will really read the grammer books then you can do better by speaking in class for that will give you the hands on experience needed. I have picked up more Italian while in the country than in through any other medium. "Getting By" means managing  with something although usually it is used to indicate just barely managing. JJF
    JJF, Ernest doesn't even speak the language fluently but he knows that 'grammer' is properly spelled grammar. Are you using the Brooklyn spelling? [​IMG]
     
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    After the lessons, Ernest will be saying Caa (car) and Havad (Harvard) in no time. Oh, I kid our Boston members.

    Jon.
     
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    IS there another? Â [​IMG] Besides it was probably "beginners luck"... JJF
     
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    (vero_group @ 09 Sep. 2004, 07:43) Ernest doesn't even speak the language fluently but he knows that 'grammer' is properly spelled grammar. Are you using the Brooklyn spelling? [​IMG]
    IS there another? Â [​IMG] Besides it was probably "beginners luck"... JJF
    What is the luck?
     
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    Its interesting that you ask questions about words that are hard to describe. From a dictionary: "the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities" You think that your govenrment can send some money over here for these lessons? [​IMG] JJF
     
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    (ernest @ 10 Sep. 2004, 05:40) What is the luck?
    Its interesting that you ask questions about words that are hard to describe. From a dictionary: "the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities" You think that your govenrment can send some money over here for these lessons? [​IMG] JJF
    I know what means luck but I do not see what are you talking about in this case. Whom luck ? and on what thing?
     
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    ernest: How are the English lessons going? > like those obnoxious ads in the Metro? Have you noticed that you have an admirer on askandy? I guess you are a style icon after all.
     
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    (Kaga @ 25 Oct. 2004, 2:03) Have you noticed that you have an admirer on askandy? I guess you are a style icon after all.
    Well I have changed. I feel stronger. Hope you will notice after all? Who is my lover?
    If my memory serves me correctly, http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/F...?TOPIC_ID=3432
     
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    My parents are unskilled worker.

    I graduated in finance this make all the difference.
     
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    (CTGuy @ 01 Nov. 2004, 6:53) you make more on unemployment than your parents do? Â Maybe I should move to France.... (depending on how this election goes...)
    My parents are unskilled worker. I graduated in finance this make all the difference.
    So... do you pay them rent?
     
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    (ernest @ 02 Nov. 2004, 09:34)
    you make more on unemployment than your parents do? Â Maybe I should move to France.... (depending on how this election goes...)
    My parents are unskilled worker. I graduated in finance this make all the difference.
    So... do you pay them rent?
    no they have no rent I bought them some good clothes. Lanvin pants and sea island shirts for my father Cashemire sweater and scarf for my mother
     

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