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Discussion dans 'Board in English' créé par Ebion, 8 Juin 2018.

At the book store, I was looking for some guide to enhance my English and I came across a small one which looked moderately helpful. And it was...

  1. Ebion

    Ebion Féroce salueur

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    At the book store, I was looking for some guide to enhance my English and I came across a small one which looked moderately helpful. And it was affordable. Problem : the author says he wants to teach English by joking. It is not bad in itself to bring in some humor into teaching, but as I peered into the book, I realized that the jokes were distasteful, focussing on sexual and base activities and language, nothing too refined. In addition, it makes use of quotes of contemporary series and movies. It’s not a bad idea, but since I hate almost all series, I was not happy. And the jokes were not very funny, they were even annoying. You know when some uncool guy wants so much to be funny that he ends up being the opposite and people around find him unbearable.

    So I left the book behind and I spared my money.
     
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  2. Pop586

    Pop586 Weld che3b ou biiikhérr !! VIB

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    And, what are we supposed to comment !?? That you did the right thing !??

    Suuuuure you did, it was such a nice idea to drop it out.

    WELL DONE DUUUUDE !!! CONGRATS !!! :D
     
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  3. Ebion

    Ebion Féroce salueur

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    Good grief, I just wanted to revive this apathetic English forum.

    You could tell your own anecdotes about learning English and humor or unhelpful and off-putting methods.

    I don’t need pats on my back, but thanks anyway. :joueur:
     
  4. PureMinded

    PureMinded Wubba Lubba Dub Dub. VIB

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    So what did you get instead ? Nothing ?
     
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  5. Machupicchu89

    Machupicchu89 Work smarter, not harder.

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    What's the name of this author ?
     
  6. Ebion

    Ebion Féroce salueur

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    I left without buying anything. Two other books looked useful and way more serious, but they were too costly.
     
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    Ebion Féroce salueur

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    I forgot it, sorry. :(

    The book was titled “Je révise mon anglais aux toilettes” or something like that.
     
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  8. PureMinded

    PureMinded Wubba Lubba Dub Dub. VIB

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    Are there no public libraries in your area ? :intello:
     
  9. Ebion

    Ebion Féroce salueur

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    I don’t like borrowing books! :joueur:
     
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  10. misszara88

    misszara88 Psychologue reconnue par Romantika et Sarah3131.

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    Why don't you buy novels non-fiction books instead of useless books about jokes? They don't even worth a glance, even a glance is too much time given for such crap! :p
     
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  11. DiamondBlaze

    DiamondBlaze Family Over Everything

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    hhhhhhhhhhh that title cracked me up.....hhhhhhhhhhhhh Thank you :p
     
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  12. hanae8

    hanae8 Oops! I did it again .. VIB

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    Oh un thread en anglais ! :wazaa:
    Oups ... faut parler en anglais ici :p

    I could practice my bad english ... soooo cool ! :D
     
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    Ebion Féroce salueur

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    I do read some books and papers in English, but guides are good for knowing my blind spots consciously. For instance I may not always notice an uncommon false cognate upon reading it in a text.
     
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  14. sba3doukali

    sba3doukali zegg ighzar dh uzigh dh iwalidin dhugg ul inu

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    Like the amazigh forum, this one is dead
     
  15. sba3doukali

    sba3doukali zegg ighzar dh uzigh dh iwalidin dhugg ul inu

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    I think all people there love speaking british and let down american