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TheParser
Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:56:59 AM
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NOT A TEACHER


Dear Fellow Learners:

Yesterday I read an American comic strip and immediately decided that it would be perfect for YOU.



Wife (on telephone): It's a date, Honey! I'll see you at the restaurant at 6:30 sharp!


Husband (on telephone): You got it, Sweetheart! 6:30 on the nose!

Wife: Perfect! 6:30 on the button, Dear!

Husband: Yup! 6:30! Right on the dot!

In the last panel, the husband puts down the telephone, looks at the reader, and says:

"She'll be there at 7:00, more or less."



*****

The "Blondie" comic strip written by Dean Young and John Marshall.

A great ESL teacher once told her students to read the comics every day. Within a few months, they would astonished as to how much more English they had learned. You can find many American comic strips on the Web.



Have a nice day!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:00:25 AM

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Personally, I like "Calvin and Hobbes" and "The Perishers".



I'm not very familiar with "Blondie" - but I like this one.



There's a fair bit of good vocabulary in those two together!


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
taurine
Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:14:45 AM

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On a website of the Digital Comic Museum [www.digitalcomicmuseum.com] I have found dated as from the 1950 year, Out of This World Adventure. I wanted to see what does it mean: preview, without logging. Covering seemed to be promising: strangling a blonde woman. And I got American comic strips in a form I never would suspect. It is as long as up to a 10th page without drawings. Reading, only. Surprisingly good.
I may add now, that in total, there is 129 pages of this comic strip. And perhaps no drawings at all.
TheParser
Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:16:43 AM
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Thanks, DragOnspeaker, for those comic strips.

Students would be AMAZED by how much they can grow their vocabulary by just reading comic strips every day. (I know that Thar dislikes this use of "grow"!)


*****

I KNOW that I speak for many members and guests in thanking you for your decision to again post across ALL forums, not only in the "Vocabulary" and "Grammar" forums.

Those other forums are starved for ideas from posters such as you.



Have a nice weekend!

TheParser
Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:18:10 AM
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Thanks, Taurine, for the information.


Have a nice weekend.
taurine
Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:28:52 AM

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You know, what, TheParser? I exaggerated. There are some drawings, but actually not so many, and they are performing ancillary function, only. If it is at all possible to say, that drawings are performing ancillary function. But maybe it is possible. Regardless.
Have a nice weekend, too.
coag
Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 3:05:09 PM

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I cut out this from a newspaper, probably twenty years ago, and I still keep it.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 4:08:56 AM

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coag wrote:
I cut out this from a newspaper, probably twenty years ago, and I still keep it.

Ah - Hagar the Horrible!

Good for Viking vocabulary.

Here are the Perishers (some of them) in philosophical mode:



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
TheParser
Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:30:44 AM
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Thanks, Coaq and DragOnspeaker, for those cartoons.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 10:32:25 AM

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In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 4:20:32 PM

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I have done some revision here just now and remembered you can say "6.30 bang on" as well.
That's what I usually say.

Lots of good and useful expressions!

I enjoyed all the cartoons as well.

Cheers, all of you.

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
almo 1
Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 2:21:57 AM
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tunaafi
Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:01:06 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
the Perishers


My all-time favourite cartoon strip.

It's not always a great model for learners though. I hope they don't think 'The world is going to rack and rooney', 'My flabber is gasted' and 'Germolino' (as a shout of triumph) are standard English.
TheParser
Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 6:34:45 AM
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Thanks, Frosty and Almo, for your contributions.


Have a nice day!
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