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tlr online
01-05-04, 12:50
Online quiz HERE (http://www.copydesk.org/quizzes/quiz33.htm)

Nicky
01-05-04, 12:59
I got 9 correct out of 12 http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-3.gif

Mark Garcia
01-05-04, 13:34
Thanks for this quiz tlr, it will improve my awful English level.

tlr online
01-05-04, 13:40
Mark. Nicky. You've both excellent English skills!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Catlantean
01-05-04, 13:44
12/12 http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif
But I know my written English is good. It's my spoken English that sucks http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

[ 01. May 2004, 14:44: Message edited by: Catlantean ]

ELEN
01-05-04, 13:57
11\12!! Cool :D

Mark Garcia
01-05-04, 14:01
Originally posted by tlr online:
Mark. Nicky. You've both excellent English skills!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif Thanks, but I keep learning English. Patience... :rolleyes:

Nicky
01-05-04, 15:44
Originally posted by tlr online:
Mark. Nicky. You've both excellent English skills!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif Thankies http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif I should have done better in the test, though http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/bash.gif

tlr online
01-05-04, 15:47
Nicky. How long have you been speaking English? Did you learn at school?

Nicky
01-05-04, 15:54
There was English at school, but I can't say it was sufficient http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif I have studied English in a private institution, and then in the British Council Department of Athens. And I have a degree in English Language and Literature from the Uni of Athens http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Neteru
01-05-04, 16:03
All too often it's the non-native speakers that are better than the natives!

knienie
01-05-04, 16:14
OMG 5/12????????????
well my english isn't that good I suppose... http://smile.smilies.nl/395.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif

Neteru
01-05-04, 16:19
I wouldn't worry about it little angel, that was my score, and I KNOW I have good language skills.

Melonie Tomb Raider
01-05-04, 17:58
9/12. Not too bad.

Thorn
01-05-04, 18:24
10/12 http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

crazyguy100
01-05-04, 18:30
NOOOO!! Got 8/12!!! :( http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif

Steven B
01-05-04, 18:30
I got 7/12. Not too bad. ;)

Steven B
01-05-04, 18:31
I got 7/12. Not too bad. ;)

Thanks Tlr! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

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swimfanc42tr
01-05-04, 18:37
Obviously not good enough. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/silent.gif

Melonie Tomb Raider
02-05-04, 04:20
looks like the best scored came from people who aren't even American. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Jade-1968
02-05-04, 04:44
I'm gotted 9/12 write!!!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

[ 02. May 2004, 05:46: Message edited by: Jade ]

MizzXCroft
02-05-04, 06:17
9/12 here..

Ocean-Sirius
02-05-04, 09:25
I did **** despite being English! :( However, I speak the Black Country dialect so that's my excuse. ;) Yes, the native speakers often don't do as well as the non-native speakers, as foreign people are taught the standard English. I know someone online from Poland who tells me that colloquial wording gets a disapproving teacher.

Only trouble with that is that when they DO come to English-speaking countries, they are not up on the oft used words that aren't strictly standard and so may not understand us. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif I have a lot of foreign friends to whom I've often had to teach a colloquial term.

Neteru
02-05-04, 09:38
Originally posted by Melonie Tomb Raider:
looks like the best scored came from people who aren't even American. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif I'm not American, but from that land that English originates from! The clue is in the name of the language. ;)

Melonie Tomb Raider
02-05-04, 13:27
well, I was going to say , " Notice the people who are doing the worst are American and English?" but I didn't, considering I am not from England so I didn't feel comfortable joking around about y'all lol. However, Iam American so I can joke around about my country all I want. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Apofiss
02-05-04, 13:34
Ouh yeah 10/12!!! :cool:

Neteru
02-05-04, 14:15
SOK Melanie, I'd already said it was non native speaker who are doing best, essentially.

But when it comes to language, I wasn't aware that Americans did speak English! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

[ 02. May 2004, 15:16: Message edited by: Neteru ]

andromeda_eats
02-05-04, 22:30
Apparently not that good. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Thanks for the quiz dude.

BlingBlingBrat
02-05-04, 22:37
:eek: I only got 5/12! And English is the only language I speak.Well its probably cause of the Slang.

egyptspy
03-05-04, 01:39
It does seem as though the people from English-speaking countries are doing worse. I would think that this is probably because they learned English from people who speak it "incorrectly," and never really learn the full mechanics of the language. People who learn English in addition to their native language are probalby taught only by people who know all the mechanics and so they learn how to use it properly, according to the books... That's my theory. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Melonie Tomb Raider
03-05-04, 15:11
Originally posted by Neteru:
SOK Melanie, I'd already said it was non native speaker who are doing best, essentially.

But when it comes to language, I wasn't aware that Americans did speak English! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif We've worked with it a bit and made it our own. ;) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Titanium
03-05-04, 15:12
7/12 http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

mr_croft79
03-05-04, 17:02
6/12 http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

I thoughts that this was a jokes. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-2.gif
I did really bad. So I did think that it was a joke!! :D

Neteru
03-05-04, 17:51
Originally posted by Melonie Tomb Raider:
We've worked with it a bit and made it our own.LOL ;)