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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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China economic power is increasingly on the rise. Whether it will be able to establish a cultural egemony as well, is up for debate. In this article, the author makes a case against Chinese language as the future lingua franca . Here's what he says: I don't know Chinese, yet I sense that he's right. English stood out and spread because of its comparative easiness. Its morphology and syntax are comparatively simple and you can make yourself understood quite quickly, even if your vocabulary is limited, and your pronunciation and your grammar are poor. What's more, the writing system is way easier to learn and use. What do you think? Are we bound to speak Chinese in the future or will we stick to English (or maybe switch to Spanish)?...
 
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Hi, I am planning to open an IT company which will give services to some product based companies(SAN,NAS- storage). Can any one please suggest me a good name. -Pankaj
By Anonymous  
 
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Why is it important to study English? Is it just a school subject for you or something more? What do you expect of your good knowledge of the language?
 
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Is linguistics a science
 
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Hi everyone. I'm a new member. I would like you to help me some ideas in this question The topic is: Different styles/methods of teaching and learning Q: How beneficial do you think it is to group students according to their level of ability? I think it can make students confident. They can share their ideas, say something such as their study, work in a comfortable way. How about your ideas? Thanks
 
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No doubt, it is not an enjoyable situation. Especially French Parliament made a decision in 2001 concerning Armenians and claimed that 1915 incidents constitute genocide despite sharp reactions of Turkey. Barnier told Algeria to make a common effort to search history "in order to establish a common future and overcome the sad pages". Giving interview to El Vatan, an Algerian newspaper, Barnier said that "Historians from two sides must be encouraged to work together. They must work on the common past". For Barnier, this case, of course, is a method that can only be applied for Algerians! Perhaps Barnier does not know Algerian genocide as good as Armenian issue! Otherwise he would have immediately passed a genocide act from France Parliament. Perhaps if his interest area in France was French voters in Algerian origin he would have done this... In 8 May 1945, France army had organized air and land attacks to northern Algeria, mainly to Setif and Guelma cities in order to repress popular demonstrations against France there. While Algerian government claimed that around 45.000 Algerians were killed in the repression which continued for few days, French politicians argued that the number of people who were killed is around 20.000. While French politicians remained in silence against allegations since 1962 in which Algeria gained independence, the first statement towards the recognition of massacres comes this year from French Ambassador in Algeria. Ambassador Hubert Colin de Verdiere visited to Setif on February in order to commemorate those who were killed in massacres and said that Setif massacre is an "unforgiving tragedy". The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Barnier reminded that Ambassador's statement is the French observation and this demonstrated that France has given importance to "memory workings" in relations with Algeria which is a brother country. Addressing to nation in Setif in commemoration ceremonies of 60'th anniversary of massacres, Algerian President Abdülaziz Buteflika said that Algerian people expects from France to take more concrete steps rather than made these remarks. In his statement Buteflika reminded that while Europeans celebrated the victory against Nazi Germany in 8 May 1945, French killed Algerians who went to street for the independence. "Courageous Algerian soldiers faced with French fire when they returned to Algeria from European and African fronts in which they defended the interest and honor of France" he said. While in Algeria it was organized the commemoration ceremonies in weekend, Algerians who live in France also rallied in Paris. Bertrand Delanoe, Paris Mayor said that 8 May is "an anniversary of another barbarism" and that he hoped that France undertakes its responsibility. Didier Billion, Deputy President of Paris-based The Institute for Strategic and International Relations pointed out that none of French Presidents made an official apology for incidents in Algeria so far. He referred to French silence against allegations and said that "Algeria is our taboo". Another issue against which French government remained in silence is Rwanda genocide in which more than 800 thousand people were killed. France has not accepted the claims that French soldiers in the region had responsibility in genocide committed in Rwanda in 1994. Finally, in last month an ex-French military officer who was formerly in Rwanda admitted that French soldiers had provided military training to civil militants of Hutus who are accused to commit genocide. Thierry Prungnaud, former Deputy Commander of National Gendarmerie Intervention Group who was in the region to provide military training the guards of Rwanda Presidency in 1992 said in France-Culture, an official radio that he saw French soldiers giving fire-arms training civil Rwandan militiamen in 1992 and this training had continued until 1994. On the other hand in February, six Rwandans citizens applied to Paris Military Court on the ground that French soldiers are ""accomplice" in genocide committed in 1994. It is reported that it will take a long time for the Military Court which is the only judicial body to have jurisdiction right to judge French soldiers on duty to deal with the file. Meanwhile Amar Bakhouche, the speaker of the Algerian Senate said in AB Haber.com that France insisted not to apologize for Algerians who were killed in 8 May 1945, “France firstly must clean in front of his own house. Armenian genocide allegations have claimed against Turkey as an excuse. A Muslim population is not wanted in the EU". "These things committed by Frances are called "genocide", but they have been tried to be described in another manner in France" he said. Saying that "1.5 million Algerians were killed by colonists in the years in which Algeria struggled for independence", Amar Bakhouche pointed out that, France has not apologized to Algeria despite all efforts. [link]
 
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Hey guys, i want to teach english in South america, i moved here 2 years ago it is my birth place but i have been living in australia since i was 3 years old so you could pretty much consider english as my first language and i only moved back to south america 2 yrs ago) But the question is what is native speaker? The job wants native speakers, do you guys think i can apply?
 
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Checkout this article. It has really good information on improving your overall English. [link]
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Hi everybody. Enjoy learning English.                  Teamwork. There are four people named Everybody , Somebody , Anybod y, and Nobody . There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody 's job. Everybody thought Anybody could it But Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
 
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Hi, this is the information I gathered from [url="[link]"][link][/url] Which contains sattilite pictures took by NASA. These pictures will show you the bridge constructed 170000 years back. Cant believe it??? Even I am searching for the fact.
 
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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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