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I grew up in Bedfordshire, a region near London!
- How many languages do you speak?
English is my mother tongue, but I also speak fluent Spanish and I'm learning Italian. You can see a video of me speaking Spanish here: https://goo.gl/4RVY0O
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I completely recommend English Grammar in Use: https://goo.gl/S3DIlN
- Can you recommend any books that will help me improve my English?
I always recommend 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' (https://goo.gl/7vGLDY) as it is written in the first person from the point of view of an autistic teenager and it does not use very complicated language. Some of it is also based in London which I like.
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Absolutely! I highly recommend 'Broadchurch' (https://goo.gl/5qdWbJ) which is a FANTASTIC crime drama based in a small village in the South of England. The actors are brilliant and it has won lots of awards!
To this day, I mispronounce the word "delete" it was adopted into my native language (Polish) incorrectly. For some reason, "delete" became "dee-late". This mistake is hard to shake after years of hearing it before learning the correct pronunciation. I say "delete" correctly while speaking English, but when refering to the key on the keyboard (the only direct usage of the word delete in Polish) while speaking Polish, I will still call it dee-late most of the time, to my frustration.
Am i weird? Cuz every time my teacher ask me the formula of an english question, i will always get it wrong but when i do the questions all by myself, i can answer all of them correctly. Am i crazy or...
I have always pronounced vegetable: vedge-e-table, chocolate: chock-oh-late, and comfortable: com-for-table. I have heard a lot of people do it as well. I think it's pretty normal to enunciate certain words.
In german standard language we say Schokolade (Sho'ko'la'duh), but in my dialect it becomes Schoklad (Shok'lud), which sounds similar to Chocolate with SH sound at beginning instead of J sound. It is similar to english, only that standard german is not based on a dialect unlike standard english that is based on an english dialect.
Lmao, all those words u were pronouncing were exactly the same as how i pronounce them. And when u said how some people say those words i was like: what the heck??!! i seriously had not heard anyone in my entire life pronounce words like that(except from my dad who pronounces crisps as crips and asking or ask as aksing or aks cuz hes african, lmao😂😂😂😂😂)
The English language is pretty easy to learn. But the spelling is a nightmare.
There are absolutely no rules how to pronounce words or letters, if they are silent or not and how to write them.
You just got to learn it.
W ater - Sl aughter 🤔
C ater - Tr aitor 🤔
Or the "urd" sound:
Turd, stirred, word, bird, Bastard, nerd, Byrd, heard, plastered... 😩
Why a million ways to write urd?
um we've been pronouncing that CORRECTLY. those were just basic words anyway. i expected to be something deeper but unfortunately got this one telling me how to pronounce fruit and chocolate correctly. hmm
I just love the way you pronounce....I am glad that I discovered ur great channel......you are cool...We can speak the words like
Because he was an angel, Castiel initially expressed almost no emotion towards humans, and had little room for disobedience or feelings, as he was driven to follow his orders, although he does reveal some doubts about the morality of his orders, expressing an appreciation for the beauty of humans as Gods creations. As he spends more time with Dean, he develops empathy and affection for him, and eventually for those close to him, and humans in general. Castiels superiors begin to question his loyalty and promote Uriel to oversee him. Castiel eventually rebels against and is ostracised from heaven, leaving him deprived of most of his angelic abilities, forcing him to interact more with humans than he had previously. He is often confused by the finer details of human interaction and is blind to social norms. He allies himself with Dean, and despite his despondency over the absence of his maker and their desperate situation, Castiel continues to fight against the Apocalypse.
After his second resurrection by God, with enhanced abilities, he sees his decisions and support of freewill to have been affirmed. Castiel begins to show pride, while remaining somewhat naive with regard to consequences. Crowley is able manipulate this budding sense of pride to get Castiel to start the angelic civil war. Castiel becomes dedicated to his own decisions, and tends to pass over other opinions, even Deans, in the absence of another clear course. He eventually double-crosses Crowley, taking in the souls of Purgatory alone. He then insists on worship from his former friends. He intends to be an involved god, a better and loving god who will not abandon the world. He renounces his dedication to free will, saying that angels need a firm hand. He is quick to smite those he feels to be hypocritical and unjust, and rewards those who have faith. However, Castiel is being influenced by entities inside him - including leviathans - and his actions become erratic and violent. He realizes he is not strong enough to contain the power, and at a prompt from Sam, he goes to the brothers for help. He is apologetic and humbled; after the souls are out of him he wants to find a way to redeem himself before the brothers. He eventually takes Sams madness on himself, freeing Sam.
In episode 5.14 My Bloody Valentine, Castiel shows his deep affection towards raw meat, eating it in the room and unable to get to famine, one of the four horsemen. Here, we realize that Castiels vessel, Jimmy Novak is desiring the food which he cannot gain access to with the angel possessing him.
Castiels insanity after taking on Sams memories of Hell seems to free him of some of his guilt, though it leaves his mind scattered. He was unwilling to fight due to his belief that he is a "jinx," though Dean convinces him to help kill Dick Roman. He also expresses some fondness for Meg despite the previous animosity that existed between them. However, after getting trapped in Purgatory, Castiel seemed to have regained his sanity, though he admitted there is no way to know for sure. However, his experiences have changed his personality somewhat and he is no longer as aloof as he usually is and has displayed a fondness for human things he took for granted such as watching television, which he never understood before.
4.01 Lazarus Rising.