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Only way how I advanced my level was surfing Net, reading computer docs, translating songs. And that's it
Now I am abroad
And when I came here, I realized that my level is good enough to communicate without any problems. So I don't understand people who say about impossibility to know language without going somewhere abroad (I saw discussion in "Immingration" about ways of catching foreigners in bars to speak with them  :))


Well, it all sort of depends on one's ability to learn forign languages. Yours must be pretty good though ;), given that you could learn the language without much of training.

thanx :D (i kn0w 4 languages, excluding poor arabic)
my parents wanned me to make career of interpreter, but I think and I'm pretty sure that language should be only tool, not a goal

I just know that I never had learning English as an object

They made you "Домашний Кот" down there in КЗ? Oh, man... :(
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They couldn't translate the joke into Russian, so what she said at that moment in the Russian version didnt make sense.  :(

well, if remember it was something like
"Дочка, ты скоро?"
"Я кончаю!!!"
"Ну ладно" (разворачивается и уходит)
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They made you "Домашний Кот" down there in КЗ? Oh, man...  :(


No I just wanted to have some kind of status in the club, so I came up with this signature.
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They made you "Домашний Кот" down there in КЗ? Oh, man...  :(


No I just wanted to have some kind of status in the club, so I came up with this signature.

Who am i then?
Домашний жук?
No, i don't like it :)
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They made you "Домашний Кот" down there in КЗ? Oh, man...  :(


No I just wanted to have some kind of status in the club, so I came up with this signature.

Who am i then?
Домашний жук?
No, i don't like it :)


You can be an internet-based husband of the club's vice-chair. ;)
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They made you "Домашний Кот" down there in КЗ? Oh, man...  :(


No I just wanted to have some kind of status in the club, so I came up with this signature.

Who am i then?
Домашний жук?
No, i don't like it :)


You can be an internet-based husband of the club's vice-chair. ;)

oh man, c'mon...
закидали помидорами мою идею :D

так, совсем оффтоп пошел


so, what u can tell about trip to US? was it interesting? how did you like it so far?
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They made you "Домашний Кот" down there in КЗ? Oh, man...  :(


No I just wanted to have some kind of status in the club, so I came up with this signature.

Who am i then?
Домашний жук?
No, i don't like it :)


You can be an internet-based husband of the club's vice-chair. ;)

oh man, c'mon...
закидали помидорами мою идею :D

так, совсем оффтоп пошел


so, what u can tell about trip to US? was it interesting? how did you like it so far?



It was great...I couldn't stay there, unfortunately... well, i think i will come back some day...
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so, what u can tell about trip to US? was it interesting? how did you like it so far?



It was great...I couldn't stay there, unfortunately... well, i think i will come back some day...

I believe that you will (if you will make efforts)
g00d luck!
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As for me I learnt English 5 years in University. I remember when I was a 2nd year student we have a teacher from PeaceCorp, who used to repeat that we should forget Russian when we are inside the walls of our University. So thanks to him my language barrier has been broken. I tried to speak in English, no matter with mistakes or not. So step by step my English started to be improved. After graduation I have a very good practise of English, especially in contruction field. Then I took a couple of MBA core courses in KIMEP. So 7 years I try to speak in English extensively, but still I cannot declare that I know it as many people used to tell 'perfectly'. I hope to improve it and even to think in this language when I'll be in one English speaking country. Hopefully it will be soon. But it's another pair of shoes. :(
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So 7 years I try to speak in English extensively, but still I cannot declare that I know it as many people used to tell 'perfectly'

I can say that you are pretty close to perfect!
Respect :(
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Thank you, Scarabey.

Just one story in English: :-)

The Ostrich

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A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him.
As he sits, the waitress comes over and asks for their orders.

The man says, "I'll have a hamburger, fries and a coke,"
and turns to the ostrich, "What's yours?"

"I'll have the same," says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress returns with the order.
"That will be $6.40 please," and the man reaches into his pocket
and pulls out the exact change for payment.

The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says,
"I'll have a hamburger, fries and a coke," and the ostrich says,
"I'll have the same."

Once again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.

This becomes a routine until late one evening, the two enter again.

"The usual?" asks the waitress.
"No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato
and salad," says the man, "same for me," says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress comes with the order and says,
"That will be $12.62." Once again the man pulls exact change
out of his pocket and places it on the table.

The waitress can't hold back her curiosity any longer.

"Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the
exact change out of your pocket every time?"

"Well," says the man, "several years ago I was cleaning the
attic and I found an old lamp. When I rubbed it a Genie
appeared and offered me two wishes.

My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything,
I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of
money would always be there."

"That's brilliant!" says the waitress. "Most people would wish
for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich
as you want for as long as you live!"

"That's right. Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce,
the exact money is always there," says the man.

The waitress asks, "One other thing, sir, what's with the ostrich?"

The man sighs, pauses, and answers,

"My second wish was for a tall chick with long legs
who agrees with everything I say."
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#332
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Amazing story!

:-) Laughing out Loud! ;-)
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A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF MISCOMMUNICATION!


A young husband comes home one night, and his wife throws her arms
around his neck: "Darling, I have great news: I'm a month overdue. I
think we're going to have a baby! The doctor gave me a test today, but
until we find out for sure, we can't tell anybody." The next day, a guy
from the electric company rings the door-bell, because the young couple
hasn't paid their last bill: "Are you Mrs. Smith? You're a month
overdue, you know!" "How do YOU know?" stammers the young woman. "Well,
ma'am, it's in our files!" says the man from the electric company.
"What are you saying? It's in your files?????" "Absolutely." "Well, let
me talk to my husband about this tonight." That night, she tells her
husband about the visit, and he, mad as a bull, rushes to the electric
company offices the first thing the next morning.
"What's going on here? You have it on file that my wife is a month
overdue? What business is that of yours?" the husband shouts. "Just calm
down," says the clerk, "it's nothing serious. All you have to do is pay
us."
"PAY you? and if I refuse?" "Well, in that case, sir, we'd have no
option but to cut yours off." "And what would my wife do then?" the
husband asks. "I don't know. I guess she'd have to use a candle."
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Вот уж точно,

A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF MISCOMMUNICATION!

Медуза, откуда такие тексты?
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[quote name='*Medusa*' date='14.07.2004, 09:23']A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF MISCOMMUNICATION!
QUOTE]

nice... a mf piece of american humour that is sooo understandable to us because of the candle :-)
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Miscommunicating, misunderstanding, bla-bla-bla...
Imho, it's all cuz of english is too poor, in spite of one of my eng. language teachers' saying: "- Больше всего слов - в английском".
Пусть и на малость утрированном и глуповатом примере, но нам наглядно показывают, что товарищи заморские, вряд ли смогут различить "задержку менструаций" и "задержку по оплате счетов", если все будет звучать не по определенному контексту. А как же тогда делать со словами (извините, если повторяюсь):
очки, стекло, стакан, рюмка, фужер, итд. [© Шура Каретный]? Цикличное зависание линг. проги в башке англоязычного человека? Никакой Ctrl+Break не поможет....
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Вот уж точно,

A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF MISCOMMUNICATION!

Медуза, откуда такие тексты?


да по почте пересылка была. :-)
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The Ducks

Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven. When they get
there, St. Peter says, "We only have one rule here in heaven...don't step
on the ducks!"

So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the
place..? It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they
try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one.
Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw. St.Peter chains
them together and says "Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend
eternity chained to this ugly man!"

The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck, and along
comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing, and with him is another
extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as
for the first woman.

The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for
all eternity to
an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps. She manages to go
months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St. Peter comes up to her
with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on .... very tall, long
eye-lashes, muscular, and thin.

St. Peter chains them together without saying a word.? The woman remarks,
"I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?"

The guy says, "I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck!"
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That is from The Cats musical, one of the Caracters there is this type of a cat, as far as I know......

Oh, probably some of you would think this is out of place - and you would be right - that is referred to the first page, where was a question about Jelicus Cat, not sure for the spelling....

Take Care.

Сообщение отредактировал Humblepie4u2: 14.07.2004, 16:21:16

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Miscommunicating, misunderstanding, bla-bla-bla...
Imho, it's all cuz of english is too poor

кстати, они сами это знают
несколько раз слышал от native speakers that they think English is
1) poor
2) stupid language

They also know about "Великий и могучий" and often ask me it
And now I'm understanding that it is really "Великий и могучий"

Серьезно
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