English Study Group

An area with study groups for various languages. Group members help each other, share resources and experience. Study groups are permanent but the members rotate and change.
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Re: English Study Group

Postby Ser » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:38 am

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...
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Re: English Study Group

Postby werterber » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:33 pm

Hopefully, I will imrove my English in this forum. Since that is why I joined in the first place. :D
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Re: English Study Group

Postby rdearman » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:39 am

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
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Re: English Study Group

Postby Ольга » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:44 pm

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.
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Re: English Study Group

Postby MamaPata » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:41 am

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.
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Re: English Study Group

Postby DaveBee » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:48 am

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.
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Re: English Study Group

Postby Christi » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:09 am

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?
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Re: English Study Group

Postby learningchayse » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:28 pm

pardon me but what is a study group and how does it work???
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Re: English Study Group

Postby eido » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:51 pm

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.
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Re: English Study Group

Postby learningchayse » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:47 am

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
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