When do you speak english ?

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Message par Louisa » 08 décembre 2007 01:02

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wouaou we can even speak and write in English in that virtual community ! and by the way with very good english speaker, euh, writer. (how to you translate euh in english).
that make a long time that i didn't pratice my english, so it is not easy, but a kind of funny, to speak english on a french forum.
to answer the question, for the moment, except now and here, i don't speak or write english in my day to day life. and that a kind of problem, cause i spend 4 month in england 3 years ago to improve my english and i'm actually loosing all my learning... :(

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Message par JoeBAR » 08 décembre 2007 02:15

Louisa a écrit :wouaou we can even speak and write in English in that virtual community ! and by the way with very good english speaker, euh, writer. (how to you translate euh in english).
that make a long time that i didn't pratice my english, so it is not easy, but a kind of funny, to speak english on a french forum.
to answer the question, for the moment, except now and here, i don't speak or write english in my day to day life. and that a kind of problem, cause i spend 4 month in england 3 years ago to improve my english and i'm actually loosing all my learning... :(
You're English is still pretty good Louisa, the odd bit here and there, but it's very clear and understandable. Good effort!

PS on irc and often in life, people use 'mmmh' for 'heu' :D

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Message par Louisa » 08 décembre 2007 18:21

thanks Joebar, i do my best ! but if you want real discussion, we may moove on the french part, because here i am so concentrated on how saying something that i can't really think on what i'm saying. So it's not really telling ! :icon_winks:

here it's quite plaisant to eschange tree of for words. but i remenber how hard it was for me to write a whole essay in english on the nature of community or on the differences between structural and cultural explanation of poverty. and how disappointed it was to have a bare pass after 50 or 60 hours spend just on one esssay.

but the harder it is the better you learn !

.... and that why i am quite sad of loosing what i learned.

ps : i'll be pleased if you correct my mistake..

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Message par JoeBAR » 08 décembre 2007 18:46

Louisa a écrit :thanks Joebar, I do my best ! but if you want real discussion, we may move to the french part, because here I am concentrating so much on how to say something that I can't really think about what I'm saying. So I can't really say much ! :icon_winks:

Here it's quite plaisant to exchange three or four words. but I remenber how hard it was for me to write a whole essay in English on the nature of community or on the differences between the structural and cultural explanation of poverty; and how disappointed it was to obtain (or gain) a bare pass after 50 or 60 hours spend just on one essay.

But the harder it is the more you learn!

.... and that why i am quite sad of loosing what I learned.

ps : I'd be pleased if you correct my mistake..
I've done a few corrections, it's really just spelling (or typing) mistake and here and there, a better choice of word so it flows better in an English sort of way. It was very good anyway. I know what you mean about long essays. I remember when I came over to Britain, my English was rather poor, and within 9 months I had to sit the end of year exams for the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Engineering Degree, and the following year, the actual degree itself, including a 6,000 words essay! By then, I didn't struggle as much, but I was lucky to have good English friends who read proof the essay for me. At the exams temselves, I don't think my English was the main culprit for my bare pass at 55%, but more the hard drinking and going out 3 or 4 nights a week of the student lifestyle!
I've also done a Masters and a PhD, so I've had the opportunity to write much bigger essays in English, and it's often hard nowadays to write in French properly, as several have already noted my spelling and grammar in the forum (thank you Cormoran!)
Anyway, I'm here if you want to chat from time to time, and there are others, like Stévenot, who speak English as well as I do, even if he's mad at me :) So it's nice to keep the thread going for a while longer :cool:

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Message par Louisa » 08 décembre 2007 19:18

oh thank very much, it is really nice to you to correct me that way ! :D

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Message par Louisa » 08 décembre 2007 19:24

JoeBAR a écrit : At the exams temselves, I don't think my English was the main culprit for my bare pass at 55%, but more the hard drinking and going out 3 or 4 nights a week of the student lifestyle!
I see, you were well integrated in the english student lifestyle ! :icon_winks:

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Message par boule » 11 décembre 2007 20:56

Hello to louisa ex. louise from RMC and friendly regards to all the others on this forum where everyone can try to improuve in english language.

I shall try to come more often on this forum to have some pleasant talks together .

I have myself learned english at school some years ago let's say about 30 years ago and it's not so easy for me to renew again with this nice and worlwide language .

No doubt we shall improuve and improuve every day.

All the best and it was a pleasure to meet all of you this evening.

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Message par Louisa » 12 décembre 2007 03:01

Hi Montibuli,
please to see you here. I'm sure you had many occasion to pratice your english since you studied it at school, cause it is still very good. according to the small english speaker that I am.
and yes come to speak to us more often. there is not much activity on this section !
see you !

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Message par boule » 12 décembre 2007 09:42

Hello Louisa,
Thanks a lot for your reply of this morning 2:31 am . Are'nt you to bed at that time ? or are you working during night ?

Yes i used a lot the english writing in my former job which was shipping busines and all contracts were in english even when dealing with french companies.

As a matter of fact the english is and will, in the next coming years be the only international language which you can talk any where you travel.

I hope my son and my daughter will also speak fluent english and spanish as I - it's very helpfull when traveling but i am quite disapointed when i see that they are learning more american than english and i am quite fighting with their teachers in this particular point.

Well Louisa if you wish to have talks on special themas let's start and it will be nice for you and me as well as others to improuve.

Have a ice day and hope to read you again on this forum.

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Message par boule » 12 décembre 2007 09:51

Hello Louisa it's me again !

Just a joke try yourself to pronounce the folowing as fast as you can.
This is what my english teacher asked me to do 30 years ago, she was an english woman from Dundee in UK.

SHE SELLS SEA SHELLS ON THE SEA SHORE AND FOR SURE THE SHELLS SHE SELLS ARE SEA SHELLS

or

HOW MUCH WOOD WOULD A WOODPEACKER PECK IF A WOODPECKER WOULD PECK WOOD

After several trials let me know if you reached ?
Bye

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Message par Louisa » 12 décembre 2007 21:14

i can do it ! slowly and french accent of course.

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Message par Louisa » 12 décembre 2007 21:20

montibouli a écrit :Hello Louisa,
Thanks a lot for your reply of this morning 2:31 am . Are'nt you to bed at that time ? or are you working during night ?

Yes i used a lot the english writing in my former job which was shipping busines and all contracts were in english even when dealing with french companies.

As a matter of fact the english is and will, in the next coming years be the only international language which you can talk any where you travel.

I hope my son and my daughter will also speak fluent english and spanish as I - it's very helpfull when traveling but i am quite disapointed when i see that they are learning more american than english and i am quite fighting with their teachers in this particular point.

Well Louisa if you wish to have talks on special themas let's start and it will be nice for you and me as well as others to improuve.

Have a ice day and hope to read you again on this forum.
well yes sometimes I'm working very late. but yesterday I was just writing with some other of the forum and I didn't the time running.
I'm finishing my semester at the university so I have many work to do at home. more over as I am in a professionnal master, all my course were on the first semester, and the next semester I have a training to do in a firm.

And yes I agree with you, with globalisation we will have to speak in English in many sector of work. But the present way of teaching English in France do not really prepare us to that future.

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Message par boule » 12 décembre 2007 22:11

hello Louise
How do you feel this evening ? Me not too bad , I'hve been traveling over the forum but not many intresting items.
The only one in full speed seems to be the Kadhafi's trip in France carrying a hudge of protests from the french peoples.

By the way what kind of professional master are you preparing ?
May you tell us in which town is your University ?

For your guidance, I am 55 years old maried with a very nice wife since 25 years and have two childs of and years old.

As said B4 ( sorry should say before instead of B4 ) I worked many years in shipping and I was traveling every 40 days to africa to join the ships in several african ports.
Since I had no family life I decided to give up and since tehn I care one family firm with my brothers and therfore I am no longer traveling.

Waiting for your reply in English of course !

Thanks again have a nice evening
Bye for now

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Message par boule » 12 décembre 2007 22:13

Sorry Louisa you should read :

Have two children of 21 and 14 years old one boy and one girl......

bye

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Message par Louisa » 13 décembre 2007 00:12

hi montibouli !
nice to read you !
i am preparing a master of sociology specialized in work, employment and firm in the university of Nantes. tomorrow I have a presentation, an exposé, on the ethnographic method. Hopefully I have near finished to prepare it.
i went throught the different subject of the forum there are some interesting discussion according to me. we can see on those discussion the gap and seem to be crowing between certain kind of thinking, on some subject really hard. like do we should autorize weapon in France. or to we should make some difference between people accroding to their origine or their skin color.
As a read those sought I always feel a little bit depress. and i'm asking me this question : where our society is going....

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Message par Beat » 15 décembre 2007 20:31

Hello, dear Louisa, how are you? Happy spend of end of the year! Best regards of Beat.
Dans votre ascension professionnelle, soyez toujours très gentil pour ceux que vous dépassez en montant. Vous les retrouverez au même endroit en redescendant.

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