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from basic fluency, how to improve my english on vocabulary, listening and writing? [closed]

Well, some background first ... I'm from China, English is my first foreign language. Being working in English office environment for 10+ years, I take my English as basic fluency, that is I could ...
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Word for problem listening/speaking and not reading/writing english

Suppose I have problems listening and understanding English esp. of non-Indian accent speaking English fluently How should I tell someone about it using very few words instead of typing a long ...
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What is David Milch talking about?

There is an interview from David Milch - the creator of the TV series "Deadwood". At the final part, he said ( seems ):" All of those things for me remind me as I sort of lived into the story that the ...
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Problem listening to foreign accents

From the beginning I had some problems listening to foreign accents. Like when someone from my native country (India) speaks English I understand it at once, but if someone from a foreign country ...
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I can't identify a word from one video [closed]

The text is: “I didn’t receive ... I found Kevin or any part of Kevin, so I have places like this to help me heal.” ... is the word I can't catch it. who can help me identify it? The video link, ...
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Meaning and acceptability of “One fifty” when speaking of dollars

I was watching Errol Morris' ‘11 Excellent Reasons Not to Vote?’. At some point, the dialog goes this way: ― If I could sell my vote, I probably would. ― How much? ― How much? Psssh... ...
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Can't understand “disava” word [closed]

I can't understand one word in this video, time 1:18: ... Number two, and this is hugely important, dis??? yourself immediately ... Can someone help me to identify the word?
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Which one is good for listening? [closed]

In order to improve my English listening/understanding ability, I listen several different documentaries at least 5 minutes per day. These documentaries are generally produced by BBC. They are in ...
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Films/Series that are extremely good to understand (and that are not…)

Some time ago I asked "Why are movies so hard to understand (and what can you do about it)?" To my surprise even many native speakers answered that they had difficulties understanding some movies and ...
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Why are movies so hard to understand (and what can you do about it)?

I have been learning English for many, many years now and think I have acquired quite some mastery. Yesterday I saw just another English (American) flick and thought it was a different language, but ...