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Re: English Study Group

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:38 am
by Ser
MiaLaGagoo wrote:How such a group can help you study? I thought people where gathering to practice.

People don't practise languages much in this forum (other than English perhaps :D ). Here the focus is on discussing how to learn any language: methods, resources, experiences and personal plans, research studies...

Re: English Study Group

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:33 pm
by werterber
Hopefully, I will imrove my English in this forum. Since that is why I joined in the first place. :D

Re: English Study Group

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:39 am
by rdearman
werterber wrote:Hopefully, I will imrove my English in this forum. Since that is why I joined in the first place. :D

There is a study group on this forum for people who are learning Czech, you could volunteer to help them, and they caan help you with English

Re: English Study Group

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:44 pm
by Ольга
Could anybody please recommend some British books to read with the style similar to Elizabeth Gilbert's? I do love biographical/autobiographical/memoir/diary-like novels.

Re: English Study Group

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:41 am
by MamaPata
Ольга wrote:Could anybody please recommend some British books to read with the style similar to Elizabeth Gilbert's? I do love biographical/autobiographical/memoir/diary-like novels.


I can't think of any quite like hers off the top of my head, but for diary-like novels, there's always Bridget Jones' Diary (Helen Fielding) and I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith), which is a classic.

Re: English Study Group

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:48 am
by DaveBee
Ольга wrote:Could anybody please recommend some British books to read with the style similar to Elizabeth Gilbert's? I do love biographical/autobiographical/memoir/diary-like novels.
I'm not familiar with Ms Gilbert, but one autographical book I very much like is 'West with the Night' by Beryl Markham. It's essentially a collection of short stories. It was made into a TV mini-series with Stephanie Powers in the lead role in the 1980s/1990s.

I think James Goldman's 'Myself as Witness' had a diary-type format, but it's some time since I read that.

Philip Marsden's The Bronski House was a good read too. Sort of a family history / memoir thing as I recall.

Re: English Study Group

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:09 am
by Christi
I know this group hasn't been active lately, so I hope it's alright for me to write a comment.

I got told by my school I will need to take the CPE, probably at the end of this year. If I don't pass I can't graduate.

So since this is an English study group I figured I'd ask for general advice and recommendations on resources, online or on paper.
I'm mostly worried about the listening, writing and speaking components.

I saw that there are limited practice exams online, do you also recommend me to practice using CAE exams? Or would that be a waste of time?

Re: English Study Group

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:28 pm
by learningchayse
pardon me but what is a study group and how does it work???

Re: English Study Group

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:51 pm
by eido
learningchayse wrote:pardon me but what is a study group and how does it work???

You post resources in it and talk about the language you're using it to learn with, and the scope of discussion is wider than it may be for that of a personal log because you have a wider audience. Just discuss the language, what you need help with, and help others.

Re: English Study Group

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:47 am
by learningchayse
eido wrote:
learningchayse wrote:pardon me but what is a study group and how does it work???

You post resources in it and talk about the language you're using it to learn with, and the scope of discussion is wider than it may be for that of a personal log because you have a wider audience. Just discuss the language, what you need help with, and help others.


got it. thank you for the explanation <3