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Then feel free to visit our animal community named "MySmelly"! Feel free to post any questions, look through the gallery, read our articles, comment on pics and so on! You are always welcome. Lana
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Englishforums now has a group on facebook, so come and join us You can also show posts you make by clicking on the "share on Facebook" button on top of a thread, and it will add them to your profile.
 
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How is linguistics a science?
 
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i'm interesting in finding out if students learning English as a foreign language would be interested in taking part in a Global book club, where everyone reads the same book each month and then discusses.
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could some one explain to me if am being to repetitive. or if my essay has any really validity. about the issue of youth /violence and parent responsibility. Shifting the blame society’s solution I believe that the media has little to do with the increase in youth violence. Too many people try to lay the blame of their actions on someone or something else. I do believe that there are more than a few steps that should be taken to eliminate violence. The main factor that’s to blame for teen violence is role the parent play’s in their children's lives and personal responsibility. Consequences should be more effectively carried out. Alternatives to violence should be encouraged and practiced on a greater scale. The process of discouraging violence should begin at home. Parents should raise their children with the values and morals to act responsibly and take the blame for their own actions. Parents should act in a manner that reflects this theory. Most people can control their actions and refrain from violent acts. If parents encourage better behavior then children will carry out this behavior throughout their adult lives. When people see violence in the media, they are often shown that there are no consequences of violence. People know the difference between reality and fantasy. In reality, there are consequences, however, they are not always as strict as they could be. People should be aware of these consequences, and they should take responsibility for their own actions. My next point of view is that if consequences were in forced more, then this would discourage people from resorting to violence. When people see that others are being punished for their negative actions they will see that "crime doesn't pay." This will prevent more people from committing these crimes and violent acts. People are entertained by violence. Media show what audiences are interested in. I think that there is no harm in this. This is when the concept of reality and fantasy become involved. People know that when they are watching these programs they are fake or fantasy. People watch these programs to escape from the real world and retreat to a world of make-believe. When people get a grasp on themselves though, they are returned to the real world where consequences occur. There are many alternatives to violence. Classes are offered for anger management. When someone becomes upset and feels like turning to violence they should try several activities to calm down. When people sit down and talk to someone about their feelings, often the tendency to become violent lessens. Another thing that people can try is to write down their feelings. This would work if there isn't anyone around to talk to. Often times, nothing is accomplished through violence. When you talk about problems it is more likely that a solution will occur. I think that people are too irresponsible to accept their own responsibility for their actions. If parents would teach and show their children responsible behavior this would some what eliminate the problem of violence. If people are shown other methods of self-discipline this would also eliminate violence. Media are forms of entertainment and are not meant to be an example of real human conduct. Media entertainment is an escape from reality. People need to start taking the blame for their own actions and stop blaming it on the media. The media is not forcing consumers to act violently and commit crimes. The media does not teach moral values. Moral values are basic fundamental that are taught and that every individual must live by. There has been a worldwide rebellion in the perception of moral values in recent years, involving profound changes in the way people think and act. The communications media has played and continues to play a key role in this process of individual and social change as they establish and reflect new attitudes and life-styles. The rate of violence against youth ages twelve to fifteen, however, has increased substantially since 1988. The theory of juvenile violence involves exposure to and support of violence in the home, ineffective parental supervision, weak family bonding and the acquisition of values which support the use of violence. The risk factors found to be specific for juvenile violence have been organized into five areas. Community factors include: availability of firearms; community laws and norms favorable toward drug use; firearms and crime; media portrayals of violence; low neighborhood, failing economy. There are many theories as to why violent juvenile crime is on the rise in the United States. Some theorists state that it is the collapse of the family unit, while others say it is violence in the media or the environment in which a child is raised. Actually, it is a combination of many varied internal and external forces. But first, one must go to the beginning, to the very root of a child’s age of self-awareness. Children are born with the capacity to learn. Hate, envy, racism, selfishness; these traits are not instinctive, rather, they are learned. It does not matter where anti-social traits are initially experienced, whether it is found in the home, or school, or even in the nursery, the results are the same. Children that are exposed to violence at an early age could have a propensity towards violent behavior as they mature. Children must be shown that violent behavior is not acceptable, and traits, such as compassion, are acceptable. Too many children today are left alone or unsupervised by guardians and parents. In today’s society, it is a common trend for both the mother and father to work. Young children are many times left in the care of schools, friends, neighbors, and relatives or the ( television). In these cases children behave in ways that imitate real life. Children observe violence on television, at their school, or at home. In a child’s eyes, violence is an acceptable behavior because it is observed as being acceptable. It is vital that young children are guided and taught the differences between right and wrong. In a perfect society, this is all well and good. Unfortunately, perfect societies do not exist. If the core basic moral structure of a child’s undeveloped personality is firmly established, there is a very good chance that violence will not be a part of that child’s adult future. Many child psychiatrists have found that a child becomes self aware around six years of age. The first five years of a person’s life is sometimes referred to as the “age of innocence.” Too many children today have never experienced the age of innocence. These children more often become adults with developed undesirable anti-social behaviors. A very high percentage of violent adolescents were found to have had come from a disturbed and sometimes violent home life. When these same adolescents were asked if they could recall happy moments in early childhood, most could not recall any. Most certainly, the violence seen on television, in films, in newspapers and periodicals only amplified the acceptance of violent behavior. In order for society to find a way to control violent youth, society must start with the newborn generation, and continue working with each successive newborn generation, until instances of violent behavior begin to subside. Our Rochesterian Mayor, William Johnson has been busy meeting with dozens of community leaders to seek long-term solutions. Still, he should keep in mind that there are already viable plans moving forward to attack the systemic problems associated with youth violence. It is vitally important that he convene a strong message of a uncompromising city unwilling to accommodate violent behavior . Our local elected officials plan to map an implementation strategy that has widespread support. Mayor Johnson knows better than most the wastefulness of duplication.. This solution would require understanding and participation of all parties involved. This would mean Federal and local governments, schools, churches, day care centers, and ultimately, both parents. The solution could take years, even decades to implement. But it must be done soon if we ever expect to see a change in our youth within our life time.
 
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I found people like to have their tattoos in foreign language, why do people do this? Maybe him/herself can't even read it at all....
 
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Once upon a time, there was a young girl...
 
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hi am alondra i need help on someprobles am aloney 12 yearsold but i want to be ready for everything in my futer u know want i mean but.... my family dont understand so i want to prove tame worng
 
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Hi everyone, I intend to learn another foreign language next year! (English is also a foreign language for me) I'm very confused cos' I'm a language lover! I love learning foreign languages cos' I think it's the best way to understand different cultures all over the world. I'm thinking about 4 languages below: - Japanese (I like to discover about Japanese culture) - Chinese (I can talk to most people! More than 1/5 world population can speak Chinese! :-D) - French (I love reading French novels since I was a child) - Italian (Actually, I learnt a little bit Italian many years ago, now I don't remember anything but I think if I learn Italian, it would come back to me soon) Uhm... Could you please suggest me which language I should learn? I can choose 1 only! :-( I hope I have 100 hours a day to study all these languages! But of course, I don't have! Which should I choose? I really appreciate all your suggestions! ^_^ Cheers, - Tammy ...
 
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is money more important than education
 
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Dear friends: Hi,my name is Esther.I'm a chinese. I'm a sophomore,and my major is Business English I've take part in a program which called "work&travel".The program'll give me a chance to work and travel in the U.S.A,but I have to pass a test,something like a job interview. The interviewer offered us five kinds of jobs,like working in the supermarket,hotle,amusement park,factory or fast food restaurant. we can choose 2 from them.And our job will be determined by our oral English capacity My oral English isn't very good,and my grammar is also very poor,so I don't know how can I act during the interview to assure that I can get the ideal job successfully. could you please give me some advices,like how to introduce myself,or how to answer the possible questions ps:I choose to work at amusement park or fast food restaurant Hope to receive you advices soon thank you!!
 
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i have an assignment about global language,,and i want you to help me to answer thise quistions plz what is a global language?? what are the factors that make a global language?? why is english as a global language?? why do we need a global language??
 
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Hi there! I've started to learn German recently. And I'm really looking for somebody who can help me on it. For somebody who can explain me the grammar rules and correct my mistakes) If there are somebody, write plz in this topic) Btw, I'm a native Russian speaker, so I can help you if you learn my mother tongue. I also speak Norwegian and English
 
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Stephen Fry cuts through the *** to focus on the real reasons for language.
 
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I keep waking up at 3:33am every night? what does this mean? GM
 
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dear all... there was an earthquake in Indinesia. to day .. there is a tsunami warning from the agencies. please be informed all..of our friends ........ or relatives about this warning. so that they can take necessary action immediately...... [link]
 
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You may all have heard the Oedipus complex. As a girl, I found I got a deep Electra Complex. I found myself hard to fall in love with the boys of the same age. I have forced myself to love a boy who is excellent in many aspects, but I fail to do so. I am wandering if there is something wrong with me or I had got a psychological problem.
 
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Are you satisfactory with your current job? Most of my friends are not, but they cannot do what they want to do, since finding a job is not so easy as past. Of course, in this hot competitive society, they still a large amount of people, who change their jobs often. They always complain how bad this company is and so on…I think we could not deny all of what they said, nor agree. However, at the same time, many bosses also meet the troubles in employee resource. What do you think about it? And how often do you change your job? How long did you work at your first job? How many jobs have you changed? And why did you choose to hunt a new job? Could you show us your opinion?
 
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The United Nations' Conference on Happiness has published a study which reveals the [url=[link]]happiest countries [/url]in the world. Denmark is number 1. That may explain why I've always considered it one of my favourites if I had to leave Finland. I wonder how they know how happy I am? No one ever asked me anything anyway. Well, as long as I am able to down the beer Avangi sends my way I can't be very unhappy! (A Canadian [url=[link]]view [/url].)
 
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I wonder if anyone knows what To "do one's fruit" means. Perhaps you've all heard it before but it was new to me!
 
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Writ any thing is funny for us
 
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hi friends, I am a college student.I have a big problem.Whenever I am asked to give a seminar or asked to speak in front of a crowd I get tensed.I could feel the pain of a rat running in my stomach.I very well know that the people in front of me are not ghosts and they won't humiliate even if I go wrong.But still my hands tremble.Sometimes its out of my control and puts me into embracing situations.Hope I would get valuable suggestions to solve this problem.Thanks in advance. -ayesha
 
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would you prefer as a leaner a descriptive or prescrptive grammar? why? what would you prefer as a teacher?
 
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Going to the pub on a Friday night is not just a social event.... it is very good for your English as well. Why? After studying hard all week, trying to understand grammar and trying to learn and remember new words, the pub is the perfect place to practise your grammar and vocabulary. The atmosphere in a pub with your friends and classmates is very relaxed so you do not worry about making mistakes with your English. You just try to say what you can and just express yourself. All week you are learning and remembering new words and then of a sudden in the pub you start remembering these words like magic! Conversation in English starts coming and feeling natural and you begin to forget that English is your 2nd language because you are thinnking more about what you are saying and less about how you are saying it - like a native speaker! Also you are listening to English people speak in a natural way and learing how native English people say words and phrases. So go to the pub every Friday and just see how much hour English improves!
By A2ZSchool  
 
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Hii My name is Geeta ..and i m facing many problems because i can't speak english in proper way...some time i feel very depressed....i m highly thankful to u and your whole team if u will give me some tips...
 
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dear all who read this question...could you tell me,what girls want from men..?....
 
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Hi! I am from Ukraine. I need some help with my English skills. Could anyone help me?
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