- Jul 22, 2014
Great idea! May I suggest that you continually update your first post to reflect the terms that were sorted out? I'm sure that would help many people in the same situation, as they wouldn't have to comb through the entire thread.
Yes, that's a good idea. I am going to implement this soon.
It's good to see all that input coming. Some things seem to be hard to pinpoint but it still helps. If I have the feeling that I'm not sufficiently familiar with an expression I might just leave it out to avoid causing any confusion. And as someone pointed out, I totally agree that it can be a good idea not trying to find the corresponding expression in your native language. I've always found that studying contexts is way more helpful than just learning single words. Unfortunately, many teachers still follow the latter approach which makes the English of foreigners sound very textbook like but not really natural.
This might help you:
It's a compilation of a weekly series of English tips I posted on Facebook 4 years ago to help my Filipino friends improve their English.
Thanks for sharing. The Philippines must be such an amazing place, all Filipinos I've met so far when I'm spending some time in Asia have been unbelievably helpful and friendly people. I've seen a thread about the Filipino community here on WPCentral, will have to check that one out either.