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HELP: Improving my knowledge of the English language & my English vocabulary

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I'm wondering if anyone has any good links to websites where I can improve and enhance my English skills. I really want to master the English language better than I do know. For your information, my current level is pretty high for a non-native speaker. I am, ergo, not looking for some lame site telling me what an apple is

Also, I want to do this just for fun and also to prepare myself well for university next year, where I'll be taking part in an English-language study program (if I get accepted that is, but I am 95% sure of that). Expanding my vocabulary would greatly help me

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Like you said, your English already seems pretty advanced for a non-native speaker (of your age as well). Are you sure you need any more lessons?
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The point is not that I need more lessons to attain a good level of English.
The point is that I want to further improve my English I want to really expand my knowledge of the language I know my level is already pretty good, but it can always be better

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I'm wondering if anyone has any good links to websites where I can improve and enhance my English skills. I really want to master the English language better than I do know. For your information, my current level is pretty high for a non-native speaker. I am, ergo, not looking for some lame site telling me what an apple is

Also, I want to do this just for fun and also to prepare myself well for university next year, where I'll be taking part in an English-language study program (if I get accepted that is, but I am 95% sure of that). Expanding my vocabulary would greatly help me

Thanks in advance!

You're English seems fine to me Martijn
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the best way to fine tune your english vocab is to try and speak in english as much as possible, i find that with foreign languages there's only so much you can learn in class or from a book. to become fluent or close to it you really have to speak to native speakers for a bit.

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You're English seems fine to me Martijn
No no no you are all getting me wrong

I am not questioning my knowledge of the English language I am aware of how I speak it now

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If I didn’t post in this thread 'sharpeirob' would be disappointed, so there.
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If I didn’t post in this thread 'sharpeirob' would be disappointed, so there.
Aww, you think I would be dissapointed? The only way I would be dissapointed in you is if you fell of a ladder and didnt seriously injure yourself
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You're English seems fine to me Martijn
I think his English is even better than some natives, the way he usually corrects people.
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If I didn’t post in this thread 'sharpeirob' would be disappointed, so there.
But you haven't offended me yet

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Aww, you think I would be dissapointed? The only way I would be dissapointed in you is if you fell of a ladder and didnt seriously injure yourself
That's evil, I'm very shocked to hear you make this comment.

But that is so spooky you should say that! Tomorrow I promised to go round to the old folks home and paint the windows frames of the building. they’ve become a bit shabby and the local council wouldn’t stump up the cash. So I offered my time to gave the place a once over for them. Hope you haven't wished me ill, I'd never do that to another person.
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Your English is already perfect!

Why don't you learn Welsh or something
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Your English is already perfect!

Why don't you learn Welsh or something


It is by no means perfect and I would really like to improve it. Note: this is not me saying I have a lousy grasp of English

And I think Welsh would scare me

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My GOD! You use commas and stuff!



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I think the best way to improve is to read loads of books. But that's if you want to expand your vocabulary. What is your goal exactly? Do you just want to expand your vocabulary or improve your writing skills or what?




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