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By Barbara Sinclair, Philip Prowse

Turn on your English is a brief path for adults at pre-intermediate level.It can assist you:~ turn on the English you could have forgotten~ increase your wisdom of English vocabulary and grammar~ suppose extra convinced approximately knowing and utilizing English in genuine lifestyles~ discover extra approximately easy methods to examine English effectively книга -

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A weak handshake is considered a sign of a weak, ineffective, or very gentle person. "That person shakes hands like a dead fish," someone might say of a person whose hand is limp. Ask Americans to show you the proper handshake grip if you are in doubt. An Indispensible Guide to Dangerous English 2000 40 . Hugging Many American women hug close friends when greeting them, especially if it has been a long time since they last saw them. A woman may hug a friend (male or female) to congratulate him or her on a birthday, a graduation, or good news.

There are tensions and misunderstandings among the races and between different national groups. There still is prejudice in some people's hearts. Thoughtful people must continue to work toward making the ideal real. An Indispensible Guide to Dangerous English 2000 50 One sign of the tension is the names that people call other groups. Some of these labels are meant to be humorous. Others are insults. The words have a history of being said with anger, or discrimination. Since many of these terms are extremely offensive, someone hearing them may get angry enough even to fight.

N i g g e r (vulgar; extremely offensive when used by a non-black person) Originally, this word was a slurred pronunciation of Negro. It has an ugly history. It was used in connection with slavery, murders, prejudice, rape, hatred, house burnings, and all forms of discrimination against African Americans. This makes it the most hated word in our language. This word, spoken by a white person, will remind others of the ugliness of racism. The word can cause extreme anger. Educated non-black people avoid this hurtful word above all other words.

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