Micah Lee
Desired Area of Focus in English

If you could learn about one of these areas of English language in depth, which would it be, and why?

A)  Verb tenses

B) A survey of various Anglophone accents

C)  Accent reduction 

D) Prepositions and collocations

E)  Common writing mistakes

F) Idioms/slang

G) American culture

Or feel free to state your own most important area for development in English!  

May 15, 2018 7:42 PM
Comments · 5
Verb tenses, because I'm still in intermediate level and many times i forget the verb tense for a especific phrasal verb or an uncommon irregular verb. For now I'm trying to learn all these things that you wrote toghether.
May 16, 2018
I would probably focus on accent reduction because as a French person, my accent is awful. English is a poly-morphous language. Because it has borrowed words from Germanic and Old English in first instance, then Latin, Greek, French (...) a lot of borrowed words remained the same but they are pronounced differently. Therefor, letters pronunciation changes all the time : Wild ( Waïld ) Wilderness ( Weelderness ). It's hard to re-learn all the word with a correct pronunciation, but I like it. Also, when it comes to speaking English rapidly, I lose the track ^^ French tends to speak English with a "kissy mouth" ( articulating all syllables), adding extra-swallowed H, and it's absolutly impossible for me to pronounce the "The". ZDtZZDZsSZe ^^
May 15, 2018
Learning about anglophone accents would be great for me.
May 29, 2018
I would like to focus on the British accent,It appeals to me ,especially the Scottish accent.I prefer to watch some British tv series rather than American ones. For instance the midwife .
May 16, 2018
I would choose to enhance my accent since I see it's importance in decorating and beautifying the language and allows others to understand the speech easily, it's a big defect since most learners don't give much care to it but I am aware of its magical impact on the usage of the languages
May 16, 2018