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Welcome to the first issue of Objectif English!We hope you enjoy the magazine, here are some of the reasons that I like it:
It teaches you REAL English and is not limited to academic language.
It’s the most fun you can have reading a magazine (without taking off your pants).
of LONG BEEF SHIT CIJ and IL CHIE SON JET BFG.One of the best things about learning a foreign language is that you can do it through anysubject you want. You can learn the same vocabulary and grammar from a funny story as youcan from a boring newspaper article. Motivation is very important in learning and this is why wemake our articles as fun as possible; if you enjoy what you read you will want to continue andyou will remember more of what you learn.Students of English often complain that what they learn at school and university does not preparethem for the way people use English in real life. As an English teacher myself, I constantly hearcomplaints like, ‘When I went to America I could talk about European politics but I couldn’t tella joke’, ‘The only English I understood was from other French speakers’ and many others thatare similar. Objectif English teaches you English for real life, not just so you can read a newspaperin English. You will see words like ‘fuck’ used by Peter Lagueule, Master Criminal, One Eyed Simon and in Adult Only. You might like to
, you might not (we do), but either way you need to understandthese things because they are an important and authentic part of language. Of course, swearingis inappropriate in many situations so it has to be used carefully. There are also some contextswhere it is completely normal; such as when you need to tell your boss or teacher to
shut thefuck up
because he is a fat, ugly
.We want to know what you think of Objectif English. What do you like? What don’t you like? It’syour magazine, tell us. You can contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or you cansend us the feedback form on page 5 and have the chance to win a subscription. We really dowant to know what you think! You can subscribe by emailing us at email@example.com orby sending the coupon on page 19.Objectif English #1 is a first issue special, but from now on you can buy it every month. Enjoy!
a word where the order of letters has beenchanged to make a new word or words
use profanity, say taboo words
shut the fuck up
be quiet, stop talking
a person you hate, part of a woman’s anatomy (probablythe most taboo word in English)
1Introduction2Dictionary of Slang3Dr. Finger’s Pronunciation4Grammar Clinic5Plane Stories6Punk 7British Bar Chat8U.S. Bar Chat9Red Carpet Talk:Celebrity Marriages10-13Crank Calls14-15Business Dialogues16Goodbye
to Objectif English, the number onemagazine for learning English!!I would like to thank you all out there for readingObjectif English, the first ever magazinepublished by a cultural exchange company,leading provider of opportunities around theworld. That’s right, Objectif English is not onlyan amazing tool for learning English, it is agathering of our experiences in the languageinstruction field. Of course the best way to learna language will always be living in the country,but before (and after), you might want a fewtips to speak better, improve faster, or keep yourfluency up with excellent and funny articles…Objectif English is all that, and more.So now enough with the boring stuff, and enjoyyour reading…
4Dictionary of Slang5Jokes6Let’s all laugh at... THE BRITISH8Dr. Finger’s Pronunciation10Grammar Clinic11One Eyed Simon’s Tips... FAKING IT12Plane Stories14Weird Resumes16Travel Stories- Wherever I may roamBirmingham18Punk 19SUBSCRIPTIONS20Adult Only22British Bar Chat23U.S. Bar Chat24Failed Crime Stories26Red Carpet Talk:Celebrity Marriages28Crank Calls29One Eyed Proverbs30Business Dialogues
Pubished by ILCEA Linguistic Ltd.Contact information:www.objectifenglish.comObjectif EnglishILCEA Linguistic Ltd.43 Temple RowBirminghamB2 5LSUnited KingdomTelephone:00 44 121 237 6004Fax:00 44 121 237 6100Information: firstname.lastname@example.orgFeedback: email@example.comSubscriptions: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: email@example.comEditorial DirectorLuc Ciotkowskieditor@objectifenglish.comDirector ExecutiveJean-Charles BullyCartoons & cover artOlivier GobberPrintingISSN 1748-281XDépôt légal 3ème trimestre 2005We would like to thank everyone at Hot EnglishPublishing S.L. for their collaboration and helpfuladvice on our first issue of Objectif English.The articles on pages 4, 8, 10, 12, 18, 22, 23,26, 28 and 30, and the audio tracks from 2-15,are the original work of Hot English PublishingS.L.See their website:www.hotenglishmagazine.comIn particular we would like to thank: Andy Coney, Andy Goodall and Thorley Russellfor their comments, advice and original HotEnglish articles and audio; Vanesa Carosia forher technical assistance and design advice;Freddy Norberto for putting the audio CDtogether; Ariel Plotkin for her backgrounddesigns and Nikko Hinderstein for peaches andwater.
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