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Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 18th, 2006, 04:07 am
Replies: 34
Views: 32,885
Posted By mesmark
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

It's also common in Japanese to say 'I'm good.' to mean 'No, thank you.' For a lot of my students that's easy enough to understand but redcopper's 'It's not bad.' usually has their head's spinning.
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 4th, 2006, 05:27 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 32,885
Posted By mesmark
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

Stanley - Thanks.


Did you respond like this in Britain? None of my British friends are quite so polite. :p

Do you ask 'How are you?' as well?
Forum: Teaching ESL May 30th, 2006, 10:16 am
Replies: 34
Views: 32,885
Posted By mesmark
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

'sup' is a shortened version of 'what's up?' It's how it sounds when said really fast and more HipHop style.

'Dawg' is Rap-HipHop as well for 'mate' or 'man'
Forum: Teaching ESL May 29th, 2006, 10:30 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 32,885
Posted By mesmark
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

:lol:
I couldn't even pull that one off in coolest days but I might start teaching it just because

ESL lessons once a week, $50/month.

World Cup tickets and cool soccer jersey, $200

My student...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 29th, 2006, 05:19 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 32,885
Posted By mesmark
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

Interesting. I wonder if it's a British/American English thing. Any Brits out there who can let us know?

In the States, I'd say even 'How are you?' isn't used that much. That may be why 'I'm...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 21st, 2005, 04:47 am
Replies: 34
Views: 32,885
Posted By mesmark
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

You're a kept man then?

Or just not dating?

Feel free not to reply if you feel the love emails might start pouring in. :D
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 20th, 2005, 05:06 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 32,885
Posted By mesmark
Re: I'm fine, thank you.

Good. So, I'm not going crazy. (Or crazier)

I was just shocked because my student's teacher told her that people won't understand her in Canada if she says, "I'm great."

I'm hoping and what I...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 20th, 2005, 08:46 am
Replies: 34
Views: 32,885
Posted By mesmark
I'm fine, thank you.

So, I was in class when one of my students came up to me and told me I was wrong. I did my usual no I didn't spell that word wrong you must have uh.. um.. copied it down wrong preparation, but she...
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