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Help me to learn English Like a native

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Hi, I would like to learn English but in our country and in our schools they really don't teach us English! just a little about grammatical rules :( I learned a little by myself ! but still I have some problems

I just need you guys come here some times and help me to find out some of my questions about this language

thanks
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  • N7.;804903 said:
    What exactly does crowdsource mean in the following sentence?

    "Cordis Die" social network has crowdsourced simultaneous protests in both Iran and North Korea
    Fixed.


    When you "outsource" something, it means you hire someone else outside of your company to do it for you.

    To "crowdsource" something would then mean the same as outsourcing, except that a large crowd of individual people are involved.

    Crowdfunding is a form of crowdsourcing. Kickstarter, which helps people get money for projects from thousands of people on the internet, is a good example of crowdfunding.

    This means that Cordis Die got a bunch of regular people together to protest for them, and they used their social networking site to help organize it.
  • Just a note that outsourcing doesn't have to mean you send it out of country. That is officially "offshore outsourcing" or just "offshoring." Outsourcing can also mean you hire someone outside of your organization to do something for you, but they can be in the same country.

    Crowdsourcing is a brand new word. It didn't exist five years ago. It's just a short way of saying "outsourcing to the crowd" where "the crowd" are a large number of people willing to do something for you. If a huge number of people each do something really small, it can add up to a lot.
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    N7.
    Thanks for help, I appreciate it.
  • In reply to Johro

    English is the hardest language to master(it's all because of our rule exceptions and plurals), but it's not like any one uses proper grammar any more. link

    I always thought Latin was very hard, actually when i was younger I went to a private school the priest spoke everything in Latin. which became annoying.

  • You should try listening to audio books. Especially the ones done like plays with special effects and lots of dramatization. And you can follow along with a printed book if you like. I am someone who learns well when I can listen to things.

  • Sailor Moon: I am Sailor Moon, the champion of justice. In the name of the moon, I will right wrong and triumph over evil... and that means you!

  • Hi! I just read your post now. Which is very timely because I kind of have the same problem. Not with grammar, though. I deal with American clients so I'd like to get rid of my accent, at least when I'm talking to them. My goal is to know to to learn how to speak English like a native. One of our trainers recommended http://preply.com/en/skype/english-native-speakers . I just started 2 days ago and so far, I am one happy customer. I hope this helps.

  • In reply to N7.

    Thanks again, my main problem is that I just know 3500 Words in English My vocabulary holds around 4000 words, I tried to learn more but it's so hard link

    Having learned 3500 words is not bad for a non-native learner. Most adult speakers hold between 20,000 to 35,000 in their vocabulary. Try finding a television show, band, musician or something similar in English and use that.

    If English is not your mother tongue, what is?

  • Oh, thread so dead

    Writhing in pain

    Arise, arise, to post again

  • The OP must be fluent at this point. lol

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