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Old 08-13-2015, 09:34 AM
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Hey guys

Hi all!
I've registered here because I need your help. I wanna learn English. I can go on languages courses in my city but I should study exactly Australian English. Can anybody helps me?

Excuse me if I did anything wrong.


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Old 08-13-2015, 10:06 AM
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I wanna learn English.
The lesson does begin:

wanna = american for "want to"

Australian English would be a good one to aim for

Oh, and some say the sense of humor may be vital also

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Old 08-13-2015, 10:33 AM
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I've been studying English for over a month. When I was a boy I didn't learn it because I think that English will not helps me in my RL. Now I understand that it was a blunder.
I didn't know that "wanna" is American phrase Excuse me. Anyway I have the sence of humor Thank you.


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Old 08-13-2015, 11:45 AM
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Hi... I am Jasmin Patel. New Member in this group


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Old 08-13-2015, 12:31 PM
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We use wanna in Australia too

There are 2 forms of English in Australia - proper English and English slang. Depends if you want English for the workplace or for home. We like to shorten alot of words too. Also where Americians use "z" in words we use "s" ie. Americans write socialize but Australians write socialise.


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Old 08-13-2015, 01:12 PM
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I should study English because I wanna get a training in next summer. Therefore I've started learn this language. On interview before training I must speak English. I may use slang because examinor will not check my grammar. But in the future if I get a job in that company (I hope I can do it ) I will learn "proper English".
For example, when I listen a radio sometimes I can't understand native English. Firstly they're speaking so fast. And secondly I don't know English idioms. How I may correct it?


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We use wanna in Australia too
American TV is responsible for that Just like Gotten... etc

The schools don't like it to too much though, and some employers may prefer less slang too.

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I should study English because I wanna get a training in next summer. Therefore I've started learn this language. On interview before training I must speak English. I may use slang because examinor will not check my grammar. But in the future if I get a job in that company (I hope I can do it ) I will learn "proper English".
For example, when I listen a radio sometimes I can't understand native English. Firstly they're speaking so fast. And secondly I don't know English idioms. How I may correct it?
The only way is to practice with the correct language that you want to aim for. Speaking with locals helps you to learn faster.

Switching from slang to proper is not easy, but switching from proper to slang seems much easier.

It took me a year to teach someone with very basic English skills to get to IELTS 8, and that was with conversation almost every day while driving them to college.

However, I have seen fast progress with students learning English when they have lived with us for a few weeks to get intensive conversation.

But on returning to their homeland, and natural language, they notice a big drop in retained English skills.

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Old 08-15-2015, 12:39 AM
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... but I should study exactly Australian English. Can anybody helps me?
Hi Paul,

The best way to learn 'Australian English' is to talk to as many people as possible. Ask questions when you hear something unfamiliar. Australians use a lot of expressions that are second nature to us, and we don't realise how weird they are.

Best of luck!


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