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Mr Kuzio
11th April 2011, 21:10
Could you give me the name of something that can help me to learn english?
I mean a movie, or some TV series to see.
I like also to know what kind of series or programs are the most followed in australia. Do you know something about that?

If you have some title of book or comic that can give me some help I will happy to read it. :)

Actually I'm reading the book "Green Graphic Design (http://www.greengraphicdesign.net/)" and I would like to see some movie that I have already viewed. I think that will help me enough. What do you think about? :)

Tamasan
12th April 2011, 00:05
Ciao!!! I suggest you to go to the library... or on the Internet there are a lot of e-books.
about movies... and series... just watch yours in English... with or without sub. In Australia there are a lot of series... I give you a website where you can find them.

Australian Television: tv series index (http://www.australiantelevision.net/list.html)


have fun!!!

surgerypassion
12th April 2011, 07:31
Hi, I attach in this reply a very interesting material to learn and improve English.
This is educational material so it is perfect for your request.

I think an important help could be the possibility to write in this forum in English, I am extremely glad to answer in English than in Italian because for me too it represents an important stimulus to improve the language.

anyway the material:

SBS Insight

SBS Insight (http://news.sbs.com.au/insight/)

This site has live debates. Each story comes with a transcript & a discussion forum.

CNN Living

Living News - Personal Wellness, Love Life, Work Balance and Home Style - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/LIVING/)

This site has a variety of videos which could be used for listening.

CNN Student

CNN Student News (http://edition.cnn.com/studentnews/)

News & transcripts which can be used to improve listening.

Screen Australia

http://dl.screenaustralia.gov.au/

This site has videoson a variety of topics such as Australian immigration, the environment , media etc..

Current TV

Current TV: Official Site (http://current.com/)

This site has a number of videos & texts on a variety of categories such as the environment, technology etc..

Foreign Correspondent

Foreign Correspondent (http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/)

Videos & transcripts ,

Reading Uni Lecture Recordings
Not Found - University of Reading (http://www.personal.rdg.ac.uk/~wcl8/sacll/lectures.php)

A variety of lectures on topics such as obesity, evolution, global language etc..

All lectures come with transcripts.

Lecture Fox -Free Uni Lectures
free university lectures - computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry (http://lecturefox.com/)

TED TV
TED | Talks | List (http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks)
A wide variety of talks. You can search by talk length and genre.

Big Think - business, economics & technology related listenings
Big Think (http://bigthink.com/)
Readings & listenings on different topics

Business English podcasts
Learn English Online with Free Business English Lessons | BusinessEnglishPod.com (http://www.businessenglishpod.com/)

Academic Earth - free online lectures from American universities – Academic Earth | Online Courses | Academic Video Lectures (http://www.academicearth.org/)

Youtube - Edu

YouTube - Education - YouTube EDU (http://www.youtube.com/education?b=400)

This site has academic lectures on a variety of topics e.g. business, science etc..

I hope this helps.

If you have troubles about Academic questions and scholarship feel free to ask me.

I can propose for you a fantastic and very hard program for students who never been in Australia that want to win a Scholarship to study here( but you need the IELTS 6.5 Academic to Apply)

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (http://www.deewr.gov.au/Pages/Default.aspx)

This is the most prestigious program in terms of scholarship in Australia.

Competion is absolutely hard, very very hard!!!!

Valerio
12th April 2011, 07:42
Fantastic Guys,

The English section of this forum is amazing.
But of course we require a lot of english speaking people to make it useful

So don't forget to promote this sections to your english and australian friends, because if they start to frequent this forum there will be a huge advantage for the ones that would like to learn and improve English. (I'm the first one, my english is terrible).

Also those links are fantastic I will put on evidence this post.

P.s. Surgery I correct the spaces between your links, is more readable now, also... check the schoolarship that i promote days ago on my blog !

Tamasan
12th April 2011, 08:12
Thanks Surgery!!!!! I like them!!!

surgerypassion
12th April 2011, 13:41
you're welcome.

valerio your blog? I have not the link!

Mr Kuzio
12th April 2011, 15:15
Thanks a lot to everyone! :D
Now, with this material, I need to lock in my home and to chain to my chair! XD

See you later; I'll come back in a pair of weeks, I think! :P

Tamasan
13th April 2011, 10:10
I have another suggestion...

Mix 106.5 Sydney Radio Station | Mix 106.5 (http://www.mix1065.com.au/)

I like it!!!

Valerio
16th April 2011, 08:39
you're welcome.

valerio your blog? I have not the link!

Forum Australia - Australianboard Community - Studiare vivere e lavorare in Australia - Il Blog di Valerio - Blog (http://www.australianboardcommunity.com/blogs/valerio-1/)

The top bar of the forum has the blog link.

It will be fantastic if you will write your own there talking about your life in Melbourne.

peera
26th April 2011, 19:01
hey guys...
there are alot of places to learn the grammar part of the english...
i suggest to everyone to start making listening exercises;
when i went to australia the main problem for me was understand what they were saying xD
so... let's listen to australian's radios or videos because their speaking are a bit different from the normal english...

by the way guys i hope to come back in australia soon ^^

Mr Kuzio
26th April 2011, 20:53
Could you give us some radio station to listen to improve our english? I mean from those that you already know. :)

peera
26th April 2011, 21:31
Australian Live Radio - Listen Online (http://www.australianliveradio.com/)
here you can find alof of radios =D

Mr Kuzio
27th April 2011, 14:59
...and do you know some aussy tv series to watch? :D

surgerypassion
30th April 2011, 11:03
Mr Kuzio, Australian Tv is absolutely bad , boring and bad. So I really don't recommend you an Australian TV series........:)

dancas
14th May 2011, 18:09
ehm.... The title is incorrect. :-)
incorrect: let we
correct: let us
If I may, I would suggest to change the title in: Let us improve our English
Cheers

Valerio
14th May 2011, 18:43
Thank you,

I would like to keep like that just because it is attractive !!

People join in the discussion right because they want to correct and then they found us totally insane !

If they want me to change... i will change, by the way !

Tamasan
24th May 2011, 08:57
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJwzqVR1QME

Mr Kuzio
25th May 2011, 21:25
Great video! :)

Tamasan
26th May 2011, 07:47
Thanks... but ... non è tutto oro ciò che luccica!

Mr Kuzio
26th May 2011, 11:21
It's not all gold what is shining.
(tradotto al volo e senza troppa convinzione :P )

Petrol
13th June 2011, 12:25
i was looking for original language movies one month ago when i found this streaming website:

QuickSilverScreen - Watch Movies Online Free (http://www.quicksilverscreen.im)

i think it's usefull to improve my english because i can see movies, documentaries and series in every moment for free.
if you have a wi-fi connection this kind of website allow you to leave/travel without your external hard disk full of unuseful stuff.

Federica Gallerani
13th June 2011, 12:58
A good website to practise a bit of English grammar is this: New English File (http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/englishfile/)

but I also think this is very cute (you collect rice to the World Food Programme): Homepage | Freerice.com (http://www.freerice.com/)

enjoy!! :)

Mr Kuzio
14th June 2011, 21:24
Do you know LiveMocha?
It's like facebook, but it's aim is to let people to learn from each other.
It says on its home page: "Welcome to the World’s Largest Language Learning Community".

I'm registered there, and I like it. :D

At the registration moment every user you have to indicate his native language, and this site give you some lessons and relative excercises on the language of your choise. When you complete an excercise it can be readed by another user that have that native language. So you are sure that your work is correct for people that speak REAL that language. :)

I think it's funny and useful! :D

Valerio
15th June 2011, 22:39
I was registered and I found only people that use to contact me via private messages for spam!

but the Idea is good maybe if someone want to share some more experience....

boesszoa
13th February 2012, 17:21
watch tv series 1. Family Guy 2. the Simpsons ... you will compare your experience and records with the italian dub version and will learn a lot. though they are spoken and subbed in American english.

iGanz
6th March 2012, 06:53
Try with this link:

Peliculas en Inglés con Subtitulos en Inglés | SiestaMovies.com (http://www.siestamovies.com/idioma/ingles/sub-ingles/)

there are heaps of english movies with english captions

Anyway, I'll give you two advices...first one: try not to translate from Italian in your mind...second one: try to speak english when you're getting tipsy...it helps!

salvoemme
6th March 2012, 09:59
Thank you iGanz!!
I'm freaking out to find these movies with captions!!
I was found only Any give Sunday, The Smufs!

boesszoa
6th March 2012, 19:17
TIPSY this is a good one! i met tons of Italians who spoke their better English while drunk ! :tongu

lord_ts
12th May 2012, 08:11
What kind of movies or tv series do you see? Do you like drama or comedy or sci-fi or something else?

salvoemme
12th May 2012, 08:24
I watched (with sub eng) the classic movie: blow, trainspotting, back to the future etc...
Tv series I watched all Series of How I met your mother (I think the best ever) and now I will watch Friends!!

lord_ts
12th May 2012, 15:31
Well, i suggest you The big bang theory. It's so Legend-wait.





Dary!

salvoemme
15th May 2012, 22:00
@lord_ts Did you watch the last episode of How I met your mother??? Legend it's coming - wait for it - Dary :D

Garnett
16th May 2012, 16:27
I usually watch anime or tv series, even some movies, with original language plus english subtitles... it's the best way, in my opinion

lord_ts
18th May 2012, 19:03
Absolutely.
But sometimes i prefer to remove eng subtitles just for improve my listening skills.

lord_ts
18th May 2012, 19:07
@lord_ts Did you watch the last episode of How I met your mother??? Legend it's coming - wait for it - Dary :D

Did you see last episode?
At the end i was ->:surprise:.
And what about the coolest mid name ever? ahahahahha :D

salvoemme
18th May 2012, 19:40
Did you see last episode?
At the end i was ->:surprise:.
And what about the coolest mid name ever? ahahahahha :D

Marshall drunk with the cash machine!!!
Do you know if this is the last one of this season??

tisbi88
21st May 2012, 15:34
Could you tell me where I can see TV series like "how I met your mother" or something like that in streaming (in english)??

salvoemme
21st May 2012, 15:56
@Tisbi88 Watch TV Online - TV Shows - Series, Episodes, Seasons - SideReel (http://www.sidereel.com/)

lord_ts
21st May 2012, 15:58
Could you tell me where I can see TV series like "how I met your mother" or something like that in streaming (in english)??
Well dude, i don't know exactly where looking for. I like download everything e then see them quietly on my couch.

lord_ts
21st May 2012, 16:00
Marshall drunk with the cash machine!!!
Do you know if this is the last one of this season??
I think so. 2 episodes in one for 40 minutes of fun. We have to waiting for next season.

Garnett
21st May 2012, 18:30
Well dude, i don't know exactly where TO LOOK for. I like TO download everything AND then WATCH them quietly on my couch.

since this is the english section i think it's good if someone can correct our typing mistakes, am i wrong about it?

lord_ts
21st May 2012, 20:13
since this is the english section i think it's good if someone can correct our typing mistakes, am i wrong about it?
Nope.
Thank You :)

salvoemme
21st May 2012, 21:49
@Garnett No, you are right, but... am I and not am i!
:D

Garnett
21st May 2012, 23:23
ye right :P

iGanz
22nd May 2012, 03:48
hey guys, how you doing?
let's start writing I instead of i.... the first person always needs the capital letter :)

Garnett
22nd May 2012, 08:27
yes, I need to get used to it, it's only lazyness :P

lord_ts
22nd May 2012, 10:31
so Garnett why don't you talk about you're favorite kind of tv series?

Garnett
22nd May 2012, 13:28
I don't have a favourite one, I watch Supernatural, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead... Otherwise I go for anime like Bleach, Fairy Tail, One Piece, Ao No Exorcist

iGanz
23rd May 2012, 10:37
lost and friends....best series ever! :emoticon-0178-rock:

Majka
1st June 2012, 22:53
You should start watching something aussie!!! Hehehe!!
And YES I think we should help each other with mistakes otherwise we won't be getting anywhere!

iGanz
2nd June 2012, 06:48
I do agree :D

Majka
2nd June 2012, 17:28
Let we learn English better sounds all wrong to me!!!
Let uses the accusative, so it would be let me, let him, let us ( commonly used as let's) and so on.
And better shouldn't go after the word English.
What do you think guys? Suggestions?

iGanz
3rd June 2012, 02:42
I've never thought about it.... you're right... should simply be "Let's learn English".... good shot!

Missyp00h
13th June 2012, 15:52
Hi guys!
I work for a school of English in Lugano. I can suggest you our italian website, that is www.doctorenglish.it (http://www.doctorenglish.it), in which you just have to fill in your name and email address and you can FREELY have a 7 days course for elementary english. The man with grey hair is my boss, kinda superstar :) just try if you want, and enjoy the videos!

railgods
19th June 2012, 17:33
The lessons are on the WEB?

Missyp00h
19th June 2012, 17:46
yes, lessons are totally free for 7 days and are made up with videos, short lessons and repetition exercises. Try and tell me if you like'em!

manuelwild
13th July 2012, 02:38
damn, mind the horizontal scrollbar at the bottom :)



The Tenses of English


Tense
Verb
Use
Example


Present simple
I play
▪ Regular activities - routine - habits
▪ Anne and Sophie play tennis on Saturday afternoons.


Present continuous
I am playing
▪ An action currently in progress
▪ Anne and Sophie are playing at the moment.


Present Perfect Simple
I have played
▪ Past action with a result in the present.
▪ Finished part of a continuous action
▪ Completed actions in an unfinished period of time
▪ Recent events (no time mentioned)
▪ Experiences (no time mentioned)

▪ Sophie has broken her racket so she's got to change it.
▪ So far, they have played two sets.
▪ They have played several other matches this month.
▪ Their parents have just arrived.
▪ They have played in many tournaments.



Present Perfect Continuous
I have been playing
▪ Actions begun in the past which are still in progress
▪ They have been playing tennis since 2 pm.


Past Simple
I played
▪ Finished actions at a specific time in the past
▪ Last Saturday Sophie played in another tournament.


Past Continuous
I was playing
▪ Actions in progress at a specific time in the past
▪ At 2.30 pm they were starting the second set.


Past Perfect Simple
I had played
▪ Actions before a specific time or another action in the past
▪ Before they arrived, two other people had played a match.


Past Perfect Continuous
I had been playing
▪ Actions that had been in progress for a certain duration by a certain time in the past or until another action happened
▪ When their parents arrived, they had already been playing for 2 hours.


Future Simple
I will play
▪ Predictions/expectations
▪ Spontaneous decisions or offers

▪ Sophie will win the match today.
▪ I'll lend you my tennis racket!



Future Continuous
I will be playing
▪ Actions that will be in progress at a certain time
▪ Next Saturday they will be playing in another town.


Future Perfect
I will have played
▪ Actions that will be finished before a certain time or another action in the future
▪ By September, they will have played 12 matches.


Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been playing
▪ Actions that will have been in progress for a certain duration by a certain time in the future or until another action
▪ At 4 pm Anne and Sophie will have been playing for 2 hours.

Apples
26th July 2012, 20:58
When I used to s,tudy japanese an app helped me a lot with the kanji. I am talking about Anki (http://ankisrs.net/).
It is like the memory cards game, in these days I am trying to add a lot of phrasal verb at my poor english vocobulary.
I really love it.
If anyone would like to improve phrasal I have a deck of 900+ to share.

manuelwild
10th August 2012, 11:57
Do you have the phrasal verbs with the sentences? I downloaded that one moments ago. It isn't a bad app for Android ^^

Legion
29th August 2012, 10:57
Uhm phrasal verbs always caused me a lot of trouble... Do you guys have a link that might help me?

Federica Gallerani
29th August 2012, 11:09
All that glitters is not gold :D

Federica Gallerani
29th August 2012, 11:13
I recently discovered a very nice website called Busuu.com (http://www.busuu.com/enc/)
(I use it for German, and it's pretty good)
Some parts are free (that's what I use :D), and you can also dowload it on your smartphone, which is handy if you want to do some listening or exercises on the train...GOOD STUFF!

Legion
29th August 2012, 21:09
I recently discovered a very nice website called Busuu.com (http://www.busuu.com/enc/)
(I use it for German, and it's pretty good)
Some parts are free (that's what I use :D), and you can also dowload it on your smartphone, which is handy if you want to do some listening or exercises on the train...GOOD STUFF!

How nice of you! Thanks!
I'll definetly use it on my next mobile!
Right now I'm using a pretty old nokia... you know... the kind of nokias that has "snake" on it :D

manuelwild
30th August 2012, 03:58
Uhm phrasal verbs always caused me a lot of trouble... Do you guys have a link that might help me?
here I wrote some link for the phrasal verbs ^^ http://www.australianboardcommunity.com/studiare-australia-37/link-materiali-dispense-inglese-4126/



Right now I'm using a pretty old nokia... you know... the kind of nokias that has "snake" on it :D
Is the indestructible 3330, isn't it? :D

Legion
30th August 2012, 15:43
here I wrote some link for the phrasal verbs ^^ http://www.australianboardcommunity.com/studiare-australia-37/link-materiali-dispense-inglese-4126/
Is the indestructible 3330, isn't it? :D

Thanks! That was a very useful link!

By the way, yup! It's the 3330 :D

I may buy a Samsung or an Iphone... They are stylish but I'm a tad worried... they seem pretty fragile...

manuelwild
31st August 2012, 01:34
I don't think so.. I've a Galaxy SII that fell down the past wednesday.. just a little scratch on the bottom left corner

Alessandro Melloni
31st August 2012, 17:18
I suggest you to buy a Samsung, the iPhone is too closed: it's perfect for anyone want to call and to be social (Facebook, Twitter and similar) and nothing more. You don't have a file explorer on it, for example. You can jailbreak it, obv. Ok, I buy a smartphone and I have to invalidate warranty to use it at the height of its potential. Is there a reason to do it? It's like a golden jail: it's made of gold, but it's still a jail!
Galaxy SIII FTW! :cool:

deryck
31st August 2012, 17:29
I may buy a Samsung or an Iphone... They are stylish but I'm a tad worried... they seem pretty fragile...

Samsung s3 is tooooooo big!! Why not a Windows phone?? Like Nokia lumia for example if you don't like iPhone

Alessandro Melloni
31st August 2012, 17:52
Have you ever picked up a SIII? I bought it 2 months ago and I think it isn't too big. You have to get used to the size for one-hand use, but it takes you only a week, really. It's lighter and thinner than iPhone, you can put it in your pocket and it doesn't bother.
I don't know Windows phones very much, but I think they're not bad and they've with great chance to grow!

deryck
31st August 2012, 18:21
Yes, IMHO it s too big to fit in a pocket, now I got an iPhone and before I used to have a desire bravo, I hope win phone will grow more than android and iOS because neither of them are (or is??) perfect.

peruzzos
13th November 2012, 22:57
Hi to everyone!

I would like to suggest other english sources for educational purposes: of course are not "traditional" tutorial, but I think that may be useful for beginners.
Furthermore, the're not boring, and this is quite important for who can practice english very late in the evening...

Here there are my contributions on this topic:

Speak English Fluently Rule 1 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2fEPPp2doM)
Study English - IELTS Preparation - Australia Network - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1UeGt-OtWE)


I put in evidence also this funny series : [email protected] Learning English Episode 1/30 (Eng sub) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3eWaszi5-U)

I hope to be useful!
And sorry for my english...so,if you find some mistakes, please fix it.

Bye! :hi:

peruzzos
27th February 2013, 17:02
Other two months and I'll be there! I'm afraid...

cliffy
14th February 2014, 12:07
Hy, my dear mates..:)I've another one question to expose to you...In your opinion, what's the right way for "costume tradizionale del folklore"? I hope someone can answer to me.thanks a lot.:)

dredg
14th February 2014, 15:40
Folk costume

cliffy
14th February 2014, 17:56
thanks a lot, mate.:wink1:

MartinPL
10th March 2014, 15:08
G' Day mates,
I'd like to share with you a very good website:
www.verbling.com (http://www.verbling.com)
It's useful for whoever is looking for partners, or even real teachers, who can help your speaking and pronunciation improving.
You don't need any sign in to have a look at free classes and join in as a host.
There are free groups of conversation between students from world wide (without teachers) as well.
I love that stuff: never boring, possibility to know students with same needs (through webcam) and relly good-looking (women) teachers :inlov
Cheers

Kuriatko
10th March 2014, 15:21
I have a question.

The title of this discussion should be "Let's learn English better" (and not "Let we learn English better"). Shouldn't it?
I think that it's a little bit embarassing that just the title of such a discussion is grammatically wrong...

Let me know if you agree: I can correct the error.

MartinPL
10th March 2014, 15:32
Agree... active form is "let's learn English better" for sure
A possible passive form might be "let teach us english better" or "make teach us english better"...
Actually it sounds weird, please fix it up if there is a mistake
;)

Kuriatko
10th March 2014, 15:44
Ooops... I cannot modify the discussions in this section! :blush
I ask to iGanz or Valerio to fix the error.

iGanz
10th March 2014, 20:19
Could"ve done on purpose............ :)

clod81
13th March 2014, 01:30
https://www.allpolyglot.com/ progetto interessante per imparare le lingue

Mazzulatore86
4th September 2014, 14:31
Hi mate,
The best way for improving your english, in my opinion, is to start speaking.
Have conversations with a mother tongue or a teacher... or going in a english speaking country...
Thus you'll start think in english...;)

Petrus
4th September 2014, 14:39
The best way to improve... You should not only start thinking in English, you should also write in English, instead of translating the Italian construction of the periods.
Reading helps a lot :wink1:

Mazzulatore86
4th September 2014, 15:29
The best way to improve... You should not only start thinking in English, you should also write in English, instead of translating the Italian construction of the periods.
Reading helps a lot :wink1:

Thanks Petrus
As you can see...i also need to improve... :P

Petrus
4th September 2014, 15:42
Everyone of us does :wink1:

Elisa Leone
6th November 2014, 17:08
do you think that I can communicate only writing because my speaking is not very good?

Petrus
7th November 2014, 03:34
It's a little bit hard to take with you wherever you are a pen and paper, and it would look quite weird.
For sure it won't be feasible if you need to work, maybe at the grocer shop...

clod81
24th November 2014, 08:17
do you think that I can communicate only writing because my speaking is not very good?

if the person you're talking to has enough patience...

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The best way to improve... You should not only start thinking in English, you should also write in English

when you start dreaming in English, you're done... can't remember last time my dreams were in Italian actually

Light7
29th November 2014, 11:12
I think this is the best way to describe when you are familiar with the language. I'm actually reading, listening and watching lots of things in english; eventhough I'm still in italy, I've already had 2 dreams in english. I still think tho, you can improve a lot faster living in Australia, since you'll hear nothing else than english.

sparewrap
8th August 2016, 12:49
On September 16th I'll be in Melbourne.
For improve my english, in the last weeks, I started to watch tv series and films in english, with english subtitles.
Yes, this is difficult, but in this moment I think that is one of the best ways to do it (until I'll land, obviously).
Have a good day, to all.

Plutopop75
30th March 2017, 07:46
Hi mate,
Every day I listen ABC Radio at work, and I read any kind of english issues from web, books etc. My comprention is good but writing and speaking are worts. I'm trying to think in english but often I've fallen to traslate in my mind. I would like to improve my english indeed..

Inviato dal mio SM-G925F utilizzando Tapatalk

Petrus
30th March 2017, 09:13
No worries Plutop, everything will be easier the day you'll be using your English in the everyday life.