My new english school

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  1. mentos_007

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    hah! I signed for an English course again:) now it is Profficiency level :) Oh gosh - today I had my first classes and found them really hard. And today my teacher told me that Proficiency level is for those who speak english in the way that "weel educated native speaker use the language". It sounded strange... what does it mean: well educated? University degree? Does it mean that for instance technicians cannot speak english very well????? For me it is very dubious.
     
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    How can that be, there are different between English speaking countries?
     
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    the woman who said that is an cambridge exams. interlocutor... so I've no idea how it can be
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ha ha...there are differences in language in every area code in North America...let alone different countries.

    It sounds like you are taking a course similar to what we would take in junior high school. English or Language arts. Basically proper use & understanding of the English language.
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    mentos - Well it she when to Cambridge, I would guess it's like likely British

    Mike - Ditto, but i did not want to type all that, A
     
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    You're about to start on the "proper English" classes. It's going to be like nothing you've ever heard before.....(this is coming from a southerner) :lol:
     
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    Yeah, what the heck's a gerund again?! :p

    Or is it just spoken and not grammar crap? anyway...
     
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    Gerund is a form of a verb that's acting as a noun. i.e. "Walking is good exercise."


    God I'm a nerd. :sigh:
     
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    :LOL:
     
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    actually the profficiency level is the top one. The final, the last... highiest that you can achieve...

    btw. Gerunds were in elementary school :)
     
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    yeah but then everybody forgets!
     
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    Tell that to my students. :? They've studied them for years, I spent a week reviewing them, and I bet they'd all flunk a quiz I'd give over them. :? :?
     

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