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  1. I tried to learn French before but stopped and the same thing with the Arabic language but if I would choose the Top 5 languages I would want to learn, they are as follows: 1. Italian 2. French 3. Japanese 4. Portuguese 5. Chinese Studying another language is indeed fun for you can also get to learn about their different cultures, the way of living of people and their traditions. You can also get to meet new friends of different nationalities.
  2. I am fascinated with the Chinese calligraphy and the ancient Egyptian writing. The way the characters are written seem to be interesting to study and their written languages can be considered as an art by itself.
  3. I believe that integrating music in teaching literature is a great way for students to learn the subject while enjoying it. It would be easier for them to relate to the subject as music has a subliminal effect on the subconscious.
  4. I would say I would have much difficulty learning the German language as well as Russian. The accent too is far different from English, my second language. German and Russian sound authoritative and strong to me in my own opinion.
  5. Yes, I do get annoyed when some people email or message me using too short sms, those which you cannot really understand because they are too short to be shortened. I don't use short cuts when chatting or when sending sms so I guess it's annoying to read them in my emails or messages.
  6. I we are to speak but one language, then I guess there would be harmony and unity once and for all. Less misunderstandings, less conflicts for people around the world would be more cooperative with one another. But speaking in just one language may mean we will not have opportunities to learn other languages, no need to study another one for our medium of communication is purely just one language.
  7. I believe English will always be the universal language even if the years would pass us by. It can never be replaced by any other language as a lot know how to speak, write and understand English. It is also the most widely used medium of instruction in schools and students are quite keen using it already. To change the universal language means to start all over again and I believe it wouldn't be a smart move.
  8. One of my most favorite movie quote or line is from Toby McGuire, " You complete me." Another is from Knotting Hill, Julia Robert's line:"I am just a woman in front of a guy asking him to love me."
  9. As a writer by profession, I usually edit my own work and the essays, sentences of my students. At times people commit mistakes in the proper use of the verb tenses and contractions as well as the possessive forms. Example: "Your" and "You're", "It's" and "It is". These are some common grammatical errors I encounter. :grin:
  10. Being a writer by profession, my friends think I am a Grammar Nazi and that whatever they post on social networking sites like Face Book will be edited by me, if I do find some grammatical errors. :grin: But I don't do that on purpose and not intentionally lol I just correct them if they are the first ones to ask help from me to check on their grammar.
  11. I believe there would be an impact in learning other foreign languages if one does have speech problems in English. My native language is not English though, it is our second language and the pronunciation of English words in my native tongue is different from the pronunciation in American or British accent.
  12. Yes, correct spelling is "registration" not "registeration". It could be that some mispronounce it when spoken or they committed mistakes in spelling like all of us do at times.
  13. Both professions I engage in, teaching English to Koreans and being a freelance writer would require me to think in the English language almost every waking day. I only get to think in my native language, Tagalog when speaking to friends or at home with my family.
  14. When I first studied the English language, I studied in a classroom setting until high school but when I started learning other languages like Arabic and French, I just studied all by myself by reading the books that I bought about teaching the languages.
  15. I can vividly remember our English Literature professor during our university days. He is kinda old already in his 70s and is quite strict and stiff in class at the same time. There was a time when some of my classmates were laughing at the back and then he suddenly called my name and scolded me in front of the class for he thought I was included among those who laughed loudly. He just saw me smiling that time and thought I was one of those making noises. I just said sorry even if I am not doing anything wrong and he replied the harm has been done LOL but after class, he apologized to me, in return.
  16. We learned about the different tenses of the verb way back in our grade school. If you know how to use the present, past and future tenses, it's easier for you to use them in constructing sentences. When something is done in the present, when something has been done and when something is planned to be done at a later time. :grin:
  17. When I compose texts, I use the whole words for shortening them too much would leave the receiver of my messages confused. The first time I knew how to do sms, my words were really cut short but as time went by, I grew tired of these short messaging and went back to typing the whole actual words.
  18. As a writer by profession, I sometimes coin some words or terms that use in my articles. I have to explain to my readers though what is the meaning of the new words so they will not be confused. At times it's quite fun to make up new words. :grin:
  19. Sometimes, I do use online dictionaries to find the definition of words or vocabulary I am not familiar with. At times, I check on the context clues, of how the words are being used in sentences to know the meaning. I do have an actual dictionary but since I am always online at work and at home because of my two jobs, I use the online dictionary most of the time. :grin:
  20. I guess my favorite English movie is the "Titanic" for I have watched it more than 5 times already both on the big screen and on TV. Besides the fact that it was based on a true story, the immortal love story of Jack and Rose really captivates the moviegoers. And even though you watch it several times in a row, you will not get sick and tired of it again and again though you have memorized the lines in the film already.
  21. I use LOL in chats and comments commonly when I get to talk to my friends, colleagues and connections in social networking sites but in letters and emails, rarely. Is there something to it when using LOL excessively? Some people don't even know the meaning of LOL or what it stands for. :grin:
  22. I am a Creative Writer/Poet and Feature Writer. I have published 2 international books already, the first one is a poetry book in English and the second one is a collection of my articles about love and life, poetry and my own quotes using also the English language as a medium. I have also composed some poetry using our native language Tagalog and some of my poems were translated into Bengali and Portuguese by fellow foreign poets.
  23. I love watching Adam Sandler's comedy films and also Jim Carrey's movies. They both have distinct performances and acting style as well as different ways to make people laugh. They are both natural comedians and always give justice to every character they portray in their tons of films. Both of them crack me up each time I get to watch them on the screen. :grin:
  24. In my own opinion, English is the easiest language to study having been exposed to the language since I was in my preschool days, watching English TV programs, learning the alphabet through them and reading books, English became my favorite subject. Up until now, there is no other subject that is close to my heart, plus the fact that both jobs I am currently engaged in entitles me to use the language almost everyday. Koreans tell me that Chinese is more difficult to learn than English.
  25. It could be the accent and manner of speaking German that connotates an aggressive undertone but not the language itself and or the native Germans speaking it. Also, movies and some we watch on TV describes the typical German as stiff, strict and authoritarian which can also influence our thinking towards the language.
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