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lamjohnny2009 2017-6-17 04:50 PM

How do you brush up your English in such a situation?

Hi guys! Nice to meet you all. I'm a newcomer and this is my first time here.:smile_o15:

Here is my question:
I'm a local. I realise that my English get rusty so quickly when it comes to working in an environment that everyone only speaking Cantonese.

When I was in college I used to try to hang out with some foreigners and kept watching Youtube videos to practice my listening skill and speaking skill. So, I'm curious about how you guys especially local people to keep up your English in daily life?

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Western_Sausage 2017-6-17 10:11 PM

Quit your company, move to Singapore or stay close to Central in HK

AKB-48 2017-6-18 08:28 AM

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Quit your company, move to Singapore or stay close to Central in HK [/quote]
Singlish????:funk::smile_o16::smile_o16::smile_o16::fst_005:

AKB-48 2017-6-18 08:30 AM

[quote]原帖由 [i]lamjohnny2009[/i] 於 2017-6-17 04:50 PM 發表 [url=http://www.discuss.com.hk/redirect.php?goto=findpost&pid=463106281&ptid=26730078][img]http://www.discuss.com.hk/images/common/back.gif[/img][/url]
*** 作者被禁止或刪除 內容自動屏蔽 *** [/quote]
There are already at least three mistakes in your paragraph:smile_o16::smile_o16::smile_o16::smile_39::lDD_004::smile_39:

崖上勇敢的樹根 2017-6-18 11:09 AM

[quote]原帖由 [i]AKB-48[/i] 於 2017-6-18 08:30 AM 發表 [url=http://www.discuss.com.hk/redirect.php?goto=findpost&pid=463135349&ptid=26730078][img]http://www.discuss.com.hk/images/common/back.gif[/img][/url]

There are already at least three mistakes in your paragraph:smile_o16::smile_o16::smile_o16::smile_39::lDD_004::smile_39: [/quote]


Thank you for pointing out my mistakes.
Could you correct it and tell me in details, please?

I can barely recognize the following mistakes and guess like:
gets rusty => get rusty
keep up => to keep up

May I ask you how do you improve your grammar and how do you write English looks like more native?

Btw, my previous account was deleted and I use this account instead.

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崖上勇敢的樹根 2017-6-18 11:16 AM

[quote]原帖由 [i]Western_Sausage[/i] 於 2017-6-17 10:11 PM 發表 [url=http://www.discuss.com.hk/redirect.php?goto=findpost&pid=463120811&ptid=26730078][img]http://www.discuss.com.hk/images/common/back.gif[/img][/url]
Quit your company, move to Singapore or stay close to Central in HK [/quote]


Thanks bro! Sounds like a splendid idea. But your name really distracts me somehow, haha.

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Western_Sausage 2017-6-18 01:46 PM

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There are already at least three mistakes in your paragraph:smile_o16::smile_o16::smile_o16::smile_39::lDD_004::smile_39: [/quote]
I'm a sis :)

Western_Sausage 2017-6-18 01:48 PM

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Singlish????:funk::smile_o16::smile_o16::smile_o16::fst_005: [/quote]
Singapore is more international than you think.

崖上勇敢的樹根 2017-6-18 03:06 PM

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I'm a sis :) [/quote]


Surprise me!  haha.
so are you from Singapore?  = ]

AKB-48 2017-6-18 05:10 PM

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Singapore is more international than you think. [/quote]
Ye agree that their English standard is way better than ours but I just think some of them speak English in a weird accent :lDD_004::smile_35:

AKB-48 2017-6-18 05:11 PM

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Thank you for pointing out my mistakes.
Could you correct it and tell me in details, please?

I can barely recognize the following mistakes and guess like:
gets rusty => get rusty
keep up => to k ... [/quote]
Why was it deleted????:fst_010:

崖上勇敢的樹根 2017-6-18 06:15 PM

[quote]原帖由 [i]AKB-48[/i] 於 2017-6-18 05:11 PM 發表 [url=http://www.discuss.com.hk/redirect.php?goto=findpost&pid=463157250&ptid=26730078][img]http://www.discuss.com.hk/images/common/back.gif[/img][/url]

Why was it deleted????:fst_010: [/quote]


I asked them to delete my account.
No particular reason.

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AKB-48 2017-6-18 06:15 PM

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I ask them to delete my account.
No particular reason. [/quote]
😢😅

AKB-48 2017-6-18 06:16 PM

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I ask them to delete my account.
No particular reason. [/quote]
I asked NOT I ask :fst_005:

崖上勇敢的樹根 2017-6-18 06:20 PM

[quote]原帖由 [i]AKB-48[/i] 於 2017-6-18 05:10 PM 發表 [url=http://www.discuss.com.hk/redirect.php?goto=findpost&pid=463157227&ptid=26730078][img]http://www.discuss.com.hk/images/common/back.gif[/img][/url]

Ye agree that their English standard is way better than ours but I just think some of them speak English in a weird accent :lDD_004::smile_35: [/quote]


It depends.
I remember once upon a time, I met a group of Singaporeans(Black and Asian) and they often switch 2-3 languages in a sentence. I was like...
what did they say? I heard English, Mandarin and the other languages at the same time.

However, I also met a singaporean and her English is just perfect.

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AKB-48 2017-6-18 06:22 PM

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It depends.
I remember once upon a time,  I met a group of Singaporean(Black and Asian) and they often switch 2-3 languages in a sentence.  I was like...
what did they say?  I heared Engliah, Manda ... [/quote]
A group of SingaporeanS:smile_o04:I heard NOT I heared!!!!:smile_o16::smile_o16::lDD_004::smile_39::lDD_005:

AKB-48 2017-6-18 06:22 PM

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It depends.
I remember once upon a time,  I met a group of Singaporean(Black and Asian) and they often switch 2-3 languages in a sentence.  I was like...
what did they say?  I heared Engliah, Manda ... [/quote]
Once upon a time is usually used for telling a story !!! :lDD_005::smile_o16::lDD_004::smile_39::smile_39::smile_39::smile_39:

崖上勇敢的樹根 2017-6-18 06:25 PM

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I asked NOT I ask :fst_005: [/quote]


Okay,  thank you.
You can correct it then I can learn more.

崖上勇敢的樹根 2017-6-18 06:26 PM

[quote]原帖由 [i]AKB-48[/i] 於 2017-6-18 06:22 PM 發表 [url=http://www.discuss.com.hk/redirect.php?goto=findpost&pid=463160813&ptid=26730078][img]http://www.discuss.com.hk/images/common/back.gif[/img][/url]

Once upon a time is usually used for telling a story !!! :lDD_005::smile_o16::lDD_004::smile_39::smile_39::smile_39::smile_39: [/quote]


Any words can replace it?

AKB-48 2017-6-18 06:26 PM

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Okay,  thank you.
You can correct it then I can learn more. [/quote]
You are welcome:smile_o05:by the way, I have a master degree in English :smile_o05:

AKB-48 2017-6-18 06:27 PM

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Any words can replace it? [/quote]
Just say long time ago:smile_o13:

崖上勇敢的樹根 2017-6-18 06:30 PM

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Just say long time ago:smile_o13: [/quote]


And could you point the three mistakes as well?

Btw, there is a white guy from South African comes to talk to me a few minutes ago and I find it so damn hard to understand what he said.
I mean... American accent and even British accent(RP accent) is way easier to understand.

Do you have any experience talking to South African people?

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AKB-48 2017-6-18 06:34 PM

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And could you point the three mistakes as well?

Btw, there is a white guy from South African comes to talk with me few minutes ago and I find it so damn hard to understand what he said.
I mean... ... [/quote]
Point out NOT point:smile_o04: who comes to talk OR who came to talk:smile_o04::smile_o16::smile_o16:再問收錢了:smile_35:;P:smile_o01:

崖上勇敢的樹根 2017-6-18 06:34 PM

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You are welcome:smile_o05:by the way, I have a master degree in English :smile_o05: [/quote]


I see.  That's why you are picky about the grammar. :D No offense.

AKB-48 2017-6-18 06:37 PM

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I see.  That's why you are picky about the grammar. :D No offense. [/quote]
Just be extra careful about grammar or foreigners won't understand or it becomes so funny:smile_o06:People with good English skills can tell immediately once looking at a short paragraph that you write what level you are in:smile_o01:

AKB-48 2017-6-18 06:38 PM

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Just be extra careful about grammar or foreigners won't understand or it becomes so funny:smile_o06:People with good English skills can tell immediately once looking at a short paragraph that you wri ... [/quote]
I can tell your English level is very low:fst_013::smile_o16::lol

崖上勇敢的樹根 2017-6-18 06:39 PM

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Point out NOT point:smile_o04: who comes to talk OR who came to talk:smile_o04::smile_o16::smile_o16:再問收錢了:smile_35:;P:smile_o01: [/quote]


I'm sorry. I knew it is "point out" but I dun know why I type it wrong, haha.

You should be a nice teacher and you may teach English for free.:smile_o06:

You should know about the IPA, speech articulation, speech physiology.

I wanna ask what is your comment about the knowledge?

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AKB-48 2017-6-18 06:40 PM

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I'm sorry.  I knew it is "point out" but I dun know why I type it wrong,  haha.

You should be a nice teacher and you may teach English for free.:smile_o06:

You should know about the IPA, speech a ... [/quote]
Comment on what????:smile_39:

崖上勇敢的樹根 2017-6-18 06:40 PM

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Just be extra careful about grammar or foreigners won't understand or it becomes so funny:smile_o06:People with good English skills can tell immediately once looking at a short paragraph that you wri ... [/quote]


No sweat.
I don't care what other people say.
If I can learn from you,  why not?  = ]

崖上勇敢的樹根 2017-6-18 06:41 PM

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I can tell your English level is very low:fst_013::smile_o16::lol [/quote]


I agree and it is why I ask question here.
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