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how to study english
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Brazil Dengozo 
i've reached a decent-ish fluency level in english already but still i wanna talk like people that live in US or UK for example, but i have no green paper and time to travel to an english speaking country and still i want to reach that level, i've seen some non english speakers that speaks perfect english even though they have never stepped into any english speaking country, most of the stuff i can do in english i do and still i don't feel comfortable talking and listening to some people talking, I really don't know what gap i have to fill in my english. If you have nice english pls answer: what routine made you improve the most your english? I know some people will say: "you have to listen and read more" but I do it every single day already, I'm sure where i am failing is in my strategies. pls help, me no engish
2021-07-19 23:49
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london
2021-07-19 23:50
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yea go to pasha school in london
2021-07-20 00:44
birmingham
2021-07-19 23:50
Watch youtube in english I learned it by watching modded minecraft videos when i was young
2021-07-19 23:50
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+1 English songs help too to some extent
2021-07-19 23:52
#14
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
+1
2021-07-20 00:00
+1, sometimes I dont even realize that the videos are in english
2021-07-20 00:17
+1
2021-07-22 13:56
#4
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United States NABOT
I have good English but that's the sole language I know, do I qualify to give advice or nah?
2021-07-19 23:51
#5
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Latvia sonofdog
play CSGO
2021-07-19 23:51
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#8
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United States NABOT
no, people playing NA csgo can't speak coherently, unfortunately.
2021-07-19 23:52
this would lead him to learning russian not english
2021-07-20 00:00
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+1 by playing CSGO my English goes shit after a long time
2021-07-20 01:20
#19
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Brazil Dengozo
there's no english speaking countries in SA EDIT: spanish is very understandable to pt speakers and so is the other way around so nobody speaks english in SA CS servers
2021-07-20 00:04
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#22
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United States NABOT
play on na servers only 200000000000000000000000000 ping
2021-07-20 00:03
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150 ping
2021-07-20 01:51
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#81
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United States NABOT
lol
2021-07-20 01:52
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fallen from US used to play with his brother in brazil
2021-07-20 01:57
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#84
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United States NABOT
yeah i remember watching vods of that when he still had the default donations thing and the mibr profile steam profile photo
2021-07-20 01:58
#87
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Latvia sonofdog
Isn't that too much? I mean considering players from Sao Paulo to Dallas server. I know friends from Almaty, Kazakstan playing almost 100 ping to Germany Maybe the routing path from SA to NA isn't that optimized
2021-07-20 11:57
#24
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
+1
2021-07-20 00:06
#91
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African Union jatakk
I have been learning way more Russian than english while playing cs
2021-07-22 04:33
#6
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United States NABOT
My recommendation is to watch things you enjoy in English. This way you'll be motivated to research words you don't understand.
2021-07-19 23:52
#9
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
idk mens, everything i know of english comes from using hltv
2021-07-19 23:52
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#10
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United States NABOT
lol
2021-07-19 23:53
Do you want to improve your vocabulary or your accent?
2021-07-19 23:57
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#13
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Brazil Dengozo
vocab, my accent, speaking and comprehension listening other accents
2021-07-19 23:59
Have conversations helps, so real practise
2021-07-19 23:58
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#16
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Brazil Dengozo
I talk to myself already but i don't think that's the best way to do it, and I do have some discord channels for that but convos are always insanely boring
2021-07-20 00:00
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Well I just mean IRL, on the street of at work you know
2021-07-20 00:02
"i talk to myself" lol bro okay
2021-07-20 00:20
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#39
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
whats wrong? its normal
2021-07-20 00:21
5 replies
+1 completely normal
2021-07-20 00:22
4 replies
I disagree
2021-07-20 00:22
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It's normal if it's not like you're having a conversation with a different person
2021-07-20 00:26
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#48
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Germany _car
Nt crazy guy
2021-07-20 00:32
+1
2021-07-22 18:05
#5 and #12, just speak the language and it will come naturally.
2021-07-20 00:00
#18
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United States burNout_
If you're listening and reading the language every day, there's no way you aren't improving. The results may not be apparent, but you definitely are getting better.
2021-07-20 00:01
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listening is the hardest task, you guys speak very fast, and most words become only one, i mean, you don't say "what do you know", you say "whatchunoun", or something like that
2021-07-20 01:56
if you are at a certain age, you will never be able to speak like a native no matter how hard you try
2021-07-20 00:02
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#28
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United States NABOT
wym? accent or something else? my grandma came here at like 20 speaking hindi but now she even thinks in english
2021-07-20 00:12
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yeah accent
2021-07-20 01:06
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#61
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United States NABOT
ight
2021-07-20 01:07
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does your grandma have accent?
2021-07-20 01:12
85% of my socials (yt, insta, etc) are in english
2021-07-20 00:05
My suggestion is to make friends from different countries and talk with them on a regular basis or have a conversation with foreigners (uni students/tourists or something) - I need to start doing this as well and it'll come naturally in time. Basically always when I try to talk with a foreigner I stutter quite a lot whilst having a huge troubles with expressing myself and tending towards forgetting even basic words, even though I have an expanded vocabulary. Luckily, I have plenty of time to work with since I'm relatively young at this point.
2021-07-20 00:11
Well, I believe reading is the best way to improve your vocabulary. I don't think you should worry too much about accent, but about pronunciation and diction, because it's ok to speak like a Brazilian, or a german, or an Indian, also it's almost impossible to have a native's accent without living for decades in the country. I mean, I can recognize immediately when there's a Brazilian speaking English no matter how good a speaker he is. And pronounce and comprehension only come with practice. Maybe you should try making friends online so you can converse with them.
2021-07-20 00:11
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+1, but i still think my pronunciation is a bit lacking the rest is fine
2021-07-22 13:41
#27
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United States NABOT
curious. if you could remove your accent and get one from a native english speaking country which one would you get? (american/canadian, australian, british)
2021-07-20 00:11
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Either the stereotypical Australian accent or the heaviest Minnesotan accent possible.
2021-07-20 00:16
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#31
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United States NABOT
hahaha. Question for you, do Californians have an accent?
2021-07-20 00:16
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No
2021-07-20 00:19
#92
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African Union jatakk
Alabama bestest
2021-07-22 04:38
just play csgo with engalandos
2021-07-20 00:14
#33
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Argentina cheapdeed
get discord and join bri'ish servers, just don't pussy out in the vc
2021-07-20 00:17
youtu.be/jKtRrdZYwHk just watch this and you can take c2 language exam
2021-07-20 00:18
+/- any discord server. U just need the find less cringe one.
2021-07-20 00:18
feel kinda the same though, my English is good, but I have an annoying accent.
2021-07-20 00:19
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#44
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United States NABOT
don't say that man.
2021-07-20 00:23
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what? why?
2021-07-20 01:15
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#65
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United States NABOT
different isn't annoying.
2021-07-20 01:16
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It's annoying to me, I don't know about others.... I work regularly with people from the US in my job, I have no issues understanding them or them understanding me, but it just kinda annoys me.
2021-07-20 01:18
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#70
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United States NABOT
Out of personal curiosity, what's your job? Also I hope you can either change your accent or get comfortable with it. GL
2021-07-20 01:21
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Working as an automation engineer, specifically alongside some west coast company. I'm starting a new job next week though. That probably won't change cause I'm not actually doing anything to change that, and there's no magic, but thanks :)
2021-07-20 01:33
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#74
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United States NABOT
Dope. I live on the west coast :D
2021-07-20 01:34
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Nice :)
2021-07-22 13:30
i'm graduating on it bro :D
2021-07-22 04:24
3 replies
On automation course? CS degree?
2021-07-22 13:31
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no, Control and Automation Engineering degree
2021-07-22 18:01
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Never heard about a degree specifically for that, but nice :)
2021-07-22 18:04
#47
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Brazil Dengozo
accent doesn't matter as long as people can understand you, I just wanted to sound posh
2021-07-20 00:32
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#50
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United States NABOT
You can sound posh with any accent. Just try to avoid slurring your words and uptalking. Other than that, you should be good. I have no accent (depends on how you look at it) but my grandma has a heavy Indian accent and is wealthy as well as sounds 'posh'.
2021-07-20 00:35
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#51
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Brazil Dengozo
by no accent i mean sounding like native american, british or australian, my target is american english
2021-07-20 00:39
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#54
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United States NABOT
Yah that's why I said depends on how you look at it. People from America would view Californians as having 'no' accent, but that's not the case for other places. Good luck man.
2021-07-20 00:41
#72
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Russia Drapery
there are dozens of accents in the US only mate, chosing one and parodying it the exact same way is simply impossible, otherwise picking up from a few different accents will sound unnatural anyway
2021-07-20 01:26
ofc it doesn't, but I don't like it.
2021-07-20 01:18
some real pracitse with other ppl
2021-07-20 00:21
#41
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Europe kebula
watch movies without subtitles
2021-07-20 00:21
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#53
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Brazil Dengozo
i do it alreayd with yt videos
2021-07-20 00:40
it also depends a little on your mother tongue many european languages ​​have similarities with english words and some grammar things. the further your language is from the ebglish language the longer it will take you to learn
2021-07-20 00:29
don't worry you probably speak better English than most British people
2021-07-20 00:33
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#52
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Brazil Dengozo
lol no, i don't understand half of what thorin says
2021-07-20 00:39
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because of his scottish accent
2021-07-20 00:41
#60
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United States PP_Bizon
thorin probably doesn't have the easiest accent to understand to a foreign speaker ngl
2021-07-20 01:07
PAPITO PASHA LONDON SCHOOL!
2021-07-20 00:44
Interact with others, watch YouTube videos in English, but if you really wanna improve I advise you to read and listen to formal , scientific, and perhaps even legal content, to learn really unique words, and listen to their pronunciations. When I was young I learned English from online video games and YouTube videos. And honestly the best way to gain confidence and practice is to interact with others. I remember being like 11-12 and talking to a 17 year old dude from Poland on Skype, also skyped with a random dude from Mongolia, and also interacted with a lot of native speakers through video game chats, forums , clans, and just generally being a conversationalist. Also reading some Wikipedia pages in English and just listening to a lot English speech helps a lot. Set your mobile language, your PC language and every device language to English, every voiceover or voice command in videogames English, if possible, and explore a wide variety of things, primarily in English, and if you come across a new word, don't immediately run to translate it, instead Google in English *X word meaning* and you will be presented the Oxford dictionary definition of the word, in English, and that definition might contain another unknown word, then you'll do the same. If you have a physical dictionary book, I recommend browsing it when you're bored, assuming that you don't already do that. Basically live every day like you lived in an English speaking country, just on the internet. Watch math videos in English, listen to podcasts, just really basic every day things, that you would normally engage in with your mother tongue, switch it to English.
2021-07-20 01:02
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#62
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United States PP_Bizon
+1 This is very solid advice, and what I do with languages I'm learning. Just make sure you're able to change the language back so you don't accidentally fuck yourself over.
2021-07-20 01:09
#75
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Brazil Dengozo
i do everything in english already and when i don't know a word i write "word meaning" in google too, i've been told that before and that's a great way to find new words, the only thing u said that i don't do is interacting with other people, talking to people on discord it's always very boring and i don't have much time for that too, I also listen alot to "all ears english" on spotify, if u have any recommendations feel free to share, thankss
2021-07-20 01:36
If sou are looking for talking to people try Omegle or something like that where you can actually discuss with them and I also heard of a web when you have free native speakers (a dude from yt who learns many languages) just try to search something you will surely find something like this
2021-07-20 01:23
movies without subtitles, change your pc/games language...
2021-07-20 01:36
#77
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United States Surviberg
No better way than just going on vacation and putting your english to use, listening to native english speakers' pronunciations and choices of vocabulary in specific sentences, in my opinion.
2021-07-20 01:39
speak with native speakers watch tv shows in english (no subtitles)
2021-07-20 01:40
Watch your favourite movie and repeat the lines to yourself.
2021-07-20 01:48
watch english porn
2021-07-20 01:59
2 replies
*moans in english*
2021-07-22 04:19
ngl i learned english just so i could understand porn plot
2021-07-22 13:44
I grew up with english, for me, it was mostly time and everything that I did was in english aswell. Watching, listening, reading, hearing, speaking, all of it helps. I did both the IELTS and LanguageCert test and got C1 and C2 accordingly. When you're doing something, try and think to yourself in english what youre doing, convert your thoughts to be in english, try to interact with people from other countries more as main language there will probably be english, speaking with natives might be a bit odd as they tend to use somewhat harder & "slang" words. Not to mention some hard dialects/accents to understand lol
2021-07-20 02:02
The best way to learn a language is to speak it, go talk to those people who speak fluent English regularly, and keep immersing yourself in the language in the ways you already are. Btw your written English is very good, it's better than a lot of native English speakers I know.
2021-07-22 04:31
Which improvements are we talking about? I went from your typical papa london school (and waaay worse) to pretty much fluent english in both writing and speaking (now I'm not saying that i'm speaking as if it's my native language, but I don't have any issues either) How did I improve it? Is any other answer than video games really acceptable? When it comes to writing I was playing rp servers on samp for like 5+ years and that ment that I had to write faction (job) applications pretty much all the time, biography 350+ (in some cases 700 or 1000) words, why would you like to join 150+ words... and they were checking so it has to be original, written properly (story had to make sense) and with proper grammar... and then you fail and fail and fail eventually you figure out how to do it... When it comes to speaking... csgo obviously, rp games once again (gta v rp for example with voice chat enabled)
2021-07-22 04:47
watch tv shows in english that should help, could really give an idea of how it's spoken naturally, and could also pick up on local slang and dialects to help with that
2021-07-22 13:59
kekw
2021-07-22 13:59
Idk what you're exactly lacking of, but to be honest I've learnt english as a kid just by playing videogames in English and later on I started watching lots of YT videos in English. Nowadays my english is practically flawless, but I feel like when I'm speaking it I sometimes get stuck when explaining something really specific, because I need some time to really think what I should say. But you can fix that just by practicing. Imo learning English is really easy and nobody should be afraid of doing so.
2021-07-22 14:01
First of all, you don't "study" it. English is a language, not a lesson. Second of all, you can do plenty of things. But since you claim to be almost fluent, I'd recommend you to practice speaking it.
2021-07-22 14:02
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