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what magazine in USA is good for improving English

 
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I am new to this country --USA. I feel I need to improve my English. What magazine is the best for this purpose ? TIME, NewsWeek, New Yorker, National Geography, or what ?
 
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Playboy will help
 
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You should select a magazine with content that interests you. Are you into politics? history? current events? science? cooking? music? There are magazines on just about every subject imaginable.

Tell us what subjects you like and maybe we can recommend a magazine.
 
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[Dinesh]Playboy will help

Playboy has articles? I never noticed. I must have been too busy looking at the pictures.
 
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Originally posted by Dinesh Agarwal:
Playboy will help



Yeah it will help, but depends on help what...
 
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Originally posted by Scott Johnson:
You should select a magazine with content that interests you. Are you into politics? history? current events? science? cooking? music? There are magazines on just about every subject imaginable.

Tell us what subjects you like and maybe we can recommend a magazine.




I am interested in improving English reading/writing, the subject I am interested in are current news, history, people.
 
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People? Then read People magazine. Besides learning English you will also learn the culture.
 
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I think you listed a few good ones in your post. Time, Newsweek and National Geographic are all decent. Fortune and The Economist are good.

You might also get a subscription to your local newspaper. It will have articles on a wide variety of subjects every day.

Go to a newsstand and get a copy of a few different magazines and newspapers and see what you like the best.
 
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Originally posted by Paul Clapham:
People? Then read People magazine. Besides learning English you will also learn the culture.



You're advising someone to learn about American culture by reading People magazine?!

Sic transit gloria mundi.
 
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You're right. They'd probably learn a lot more from Weekly World News.
 
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Oprah magazine and martha stewart living. These two chics like run America man.
 
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I think you should speak will lot with a lot local people.that will really help.But as I never been to america I do not know whether perople there like to talk with strangers or not.
But I am sure they do.
;-)
 
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I am currently subscribing -

* Time - To keep myself updated about current trends of USA and the world
* Reader's Digest - A very good one and I suggest it to my freinds.
* Cosmopolitan
* Parenting - I had a son last month
* Oprah - My wife is a big fan of her shows
* ChessLife - I am a chess player
* San Francisco Chronicle - Daily newspaper

I would also like to subscribe to -

* Economist - I highly appreciate their enthusiasm
* Newsweek - If I would not subscribe to TIME.
 
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Originally posted by Scott Johnson:
[Dinesh]Playboy will help

Playboy has articles? I never noticed. I must have been too busy looking at the pictures.

I used to read Hustler, but only for the articles.

For improving conversational English, I suggest Mad Magazine -- because you can learn to understand conversational American slang.
 
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Originally posted by Rahul Bhattacharjee:
I.... I do not know whether perople there like to talk with strangers or not.
;-)



That depends greatly on which part of the US you're talking about.
In the north east (Boston in particular) people do not like talking with strangers, ever.
 
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That depends greatly on which part of the US you're talking about.
In the north east (Boston in particular) people do not like talking with strangers, ever.




While the more south you go they seldom speak english at all.
 
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I guess it might depends on what kind of English you want to improve and what you do with English. For technical stuff, the website I visit regularly is technologyreview.com. They have some decent blogs there too. Some text books are actually very well written, serve well as English tutorial too. The official IEEE journals are of very high quality. For daily English just go to supermarket or street and listen to what people say. If you want to sound like a profound snob, all the current magazines are not good option, you might want to dig stuff which were written at least 150 years ago.
 
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This is not magazine....but I consider the English in this email of Michael Jones' very sophisticated. It almost deserves to be collected into English textbooks in my opinion.
 
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The Economist is a good choice.
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