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Re: American English at State

Message  gerardM le Mar 8 Aoû - 23:07

What about senior citizens Muriel?
They are said to continuously complain, to threaten everyone... as for me, I'm famous in all of my stores for my complaints (having time I notice everything wrong - my last one is about the fidelity nest egg which is forgotten by the computers!); I also threaten to take lots of organization to court Smile (last example is my bank).

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Message  gerardM le Mer 9 Aoû - 15:21

Have you ever felt homesick? What do you do that helps? Admin calls an old friend or tries to make a new one. #AmericanEnglish




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Message  gerardM le Mer 9 Aoû - 15:26

Tag a Facebook friend who is very "down to earth," and share this graphic with them! #AmericanEnglish




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Message  MurielB le Mer 9 Aoû - 22:10

Gérard a écrit:fidelity nest egg

Tx Gérard for that expressin I didn't know
fidelity nest egg is  a fund of money accumulated as a reserve

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Message  gerardM le Jeu 10 Aoû - 14:23

AE at State Facebook community, you are the cream of the crop! #AmericanEnglish




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Message  MurielB le Jeu 10 Aoû - 16:32

Gérard I like the expression" state of the art" but i think it is used for things rather than for human beings;

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Re: American English at State

Message  gerardM le Ven 11 Aoû - 22:21

Who do you know who is modest, and doesn't brag about themselves too much? #AmericanEnglish (There are other definitions of modest.)




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Message  MurielB le Sam 12 Aoû - 13:17

Being modest means not looking for crédit, not trying to draw attention to oneself. Facebook seems to encourage the exact opposite.

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Message  gerardM le Sam 12 Aoû - 20:44

Here's a review of our first set of adjectives to describe people. Try to use one or two in a sentence to describe your friends!#AmericanEnglish




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Message  gerardM le Sam 12 Aoû - 20:58

In your culture, would it be rude to suggest that you and a friend "go Dutch" if you eat at a restaurant together? In the U.S., it can depend on the situation or occasion. #AmericanEnglish




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Message  gerardM le Dim 13 Aoû - 14:48

We're starting a new series on American Slang. What do you think? Who do you like to hang out with? #AmericanEnglish




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Message  gerardM le Dim 13 Aoû - 15:29

Do you do your work PERFectly? Listen to this story, and learn syllable stress patterns for three-syllable words ending in -ly. #AmericanEnglish #pronunciation




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Message  gerardM le Lun 14 Aoû - 14:05

Have you ever felt like you just didn't "get it" when someone told a joke in #AmericanEnglish? It can be hard to understand humor in a new language.




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Message  gerardM le Lun 14 Aoû - 18:04

Be generous, not stingy, with your time and resources. We can all share with each other, even if we don't have much. #AmericanEnglish




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Message  gerardM le Mar 15 Aoû - 14:43

The AE Facebook community is nice, good, interesting, and fun. You are cool! #AmericanEnglish




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Message  gerardM le Mar 15 Aoû - 15:51

Singing in front of people? Public speaking? Driving in traffic? What makes you feel anxious? #AmericanEnglish




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Message  gerardM le Mer 16 Aoû - 16:47

Share this graphic with a friend who is admirable and write a sentence to tell us why! #AmericanEnglish




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Message  gerardM le Mer 16 Aoû - 17:02

Is there a famous band whose "gig" you would really like to see? #AmericanEnglish




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Message  MurielB le Jeu 17 Aoû - 13:32

Gérard i have searched the word "gig"on the internet.It is also a light carriage(cabriolet) isn't it ?

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Message  gerardM le Jeu 17 Aoû - 14:57

Hi Muriel,
MurielB a écrit:Gérard i have searched the word "gig"on the internet.It is also a light carriage(cabriolet) isn't it ?
Gig has oodles of meanings, mainly informal:

-1- meaning in the picture, performance for a musician or a band especially playing modern or pop music, usually a single performance I mean not a tour, not several concerts.

I don't know the origin of gig but it's often something small or unique.

-2- you are right, gig is also a 2-wheeled carriage, driven by one horse
-3- gig is also a small boat
-4- giga- is a prefix used in sciences with a value of 1 billion... hence Gigabyte or in short "Gig".
NB: for "gigaoctet" or "giga", the French pronounce with the first G like in jardin; in English for gigabyte or gig, they pronounce the first G like in garden.

Oodles of informal meanings in the domain of entertainment, anythink partying:
- extension of the musical meaning, it's also used for theater
- a job (in the domain of music, theater or entertainment, but not only... even IT), any temporary or incidental employment
- anything; dancing, eating, partying, drinking, drugs, working out, etc.
Examples in the language of the guys partying (see the interrogative patern):
"Bro you going to Ashley's gig tonight??"
"You wanna go gig on some pizza right now?"
"I gigged way too hard at the gym I'm so sore bruh"
"Ayyy she was giggin last night!"
"Gig so hard make my pants fall down!!"
- Glasses, spectacles, sunglasses eg "Look at those gigs he's wearing"
- gigs - to have rythm in dance, to be able to dance and excel in it
- as a verb meaning to use a spear-like implement to stab into a small animal such as a fish or frog.

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Message  gerardM le Jeu 17 Aoû - 15:53

How do you try to be compassionate to those around you? #AmericanEnglish




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Message  MurielB le Jeu 17 Aoû - 21:55

gerardM a écrit:Hi Muriel,
MurielB a écrit:Gérard i have searched the word "gig"on the internet.It is also a light carriage(cabriolet) isn't it ?
Gig has oodles of meanings, mainly informal:

-1- meaning in the picture, performance for a musician or a band especially playing modern or pop music, usually a single performance I mean not a tour, not several concerts.

I don't know the origin of gig but it's often something small or unique.

-2- you are right, gig is also a 2-wheeled carriage, driven by one horse
-3- gig is also a small boat
-4- giga- is a prefix used in sciences with a value of 1 billion... hence Gigabyte or in short "Gig".
NB: for "gigaoctet" or "giga", the French pronounce with the first G like in jardin; in English for gigabyte or gig, they pronounce the first G like in garden.

Oodles of informal meanings in the domain of entertainment, anythink partying:
- extension of the musical meaning, it's also used for theater
- a job (in the domain of music, theater or entertainment, but not only... even IT), any temporary or incidental employment
- anything; dancing, eating, partying, drinking, drugs, working out, etc.
Examples in the language of the guys partying (see the interrogative patern):
"Bro you going to Ashley's gig tonight??"
"You wanna go gig on some pizza right now?"
"I gigged way too hard at the gym I'm so sore bruh"
"Ayyy she was giggin last night!"
"Gig so hard make my pants fall down!!"
- Glasses, spectacles, sunglasses eg "Look at those gigs he's wearing"
- gigs - to have rythm in dance, to be able to dance and excel in it
- as a verb meaning to use a spear-like implement to stab into a small animal such as a fish or frog.

Tx Gérard !

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Message  gerardM le Ven 18 Aoû - 10:41

MurielB a écrit:
gerardM a écrit:...
"Bro you going to Ashley's gig tonight??"
"You wanna go gig on some pizza right now?"
"I gigged way too hard at the gym I'm so sore bruh"
"Ayyy she was giggin last night!"
"Gig so hard make my pants fall down!!"

Tx Gérard !
You're welcome Muriel.

I hope you took advantage of all of the richness in slang words Smile
- the unusual interrogative pattern
- giggin
- bro
- bruh

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Message  gerardM le Ven 18 Aoû - 10:48

Model Answers to Common English Questions! Smile




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Re: American English at State

Message  gerardM le Ven 18 Aoû - 15:06

It's time to test your understanding on our first set of American slang terms. Can you fill in all of the blanks? #AmericanEnglish






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