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BeitragVerfasst am: 15. Aug 2004 21:48    Titel: Questions about the USA Antworten mit Zitat

Hi Everyone.
I was in the United Staates, so if you have any
questions about the USA you can ask me, i´d like to answer you as good as possible.
I was just for 2 weeks in Chicago but i´ve seen a lot of Places over there, and have spoken a bit with those people in Chicago, and the students in one of the Colleges (Robert morris College) in Chicago City.
It´s just to talk a bit more english, here on this board.
Thomas
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BeitragVerfasst am: 15. Aug 2004 22:24    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

Hi Dieter,

thanks for your offer! Don't you want to sign up? Augenzwinkern

Moved to the USA-Forums. smile

Greetings,
Thomas
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BeitragVerfasst am: 25. Aug 2004 09:54    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

So Dieter, what did you talk about to the student´s? Did they tell you how studying in Chicago is?

Kind Regards,
Ben
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BeitragVerfasst am: 25. Aug 2004 16:44    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

Differs life in the USA really from life in Europe, especially from life in Germany? In how far is it different?
Lischen



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BeitragVerfasst am: 25. Aug 2004 18:29    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

In some parts of the US is really differs from the live in Germany... but not everywhere.
For instant, I stayed 10 months in Oregon on the west coast on the border to California.
My first host family was very differnent from the german ...well standarts...
But that was typicall for the area I stayed in, it was a part where everyone was hunting deer and other wild animals for fun or for living...It was the most normal thing to do.
The other normal thing was, that every young men wanted to become "heavy equipment operater" a nice word for cutting trees.
Like 60% of the guys who made there high school diploma went to a heavy equipment operater school, 10% went to the military and maybe 30% went to college to learn something different.

My second family was just like an european family, no junk food, no hunting and overall clean (the other family I stayed with was disgusting).

The main difference between Europe and America is probably the school system and the patriotism (to the country, the football team, the school etc)

There is no real answer to the question if America differs from Europe, since everywhere in the US it is different.
Ulli
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BeitragVerfasst am: 25. Aug 2004 20:54    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

The_Lion hat Folgendes geschrieben:
Differs life in the USA really from life in Europe, especially from life in Germany? In how far is it different?


Hello The Lion,

I think this a good link to figure out about the living in the US

http://www.lifeintheusa.com/

Does it help you? Augenzwinkern

LG Ulli
Gast






BeitragVerfasst am: 26. Aug 2004 19:43    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

Hi Ben (from DS9)

Yes i learned much about how studying is in Chicago.
First of all i like to say something about the Size of Schools
we are talking about.
he Collage was in Downtown, so it was in the middle of a big City.
In Germany there is not enough Space to build the Big Buildings.
There were over 4000 Students in the Collage in Downtown
(They called it a little Collage)!!!
And somewhere outside of the City there are even bigger and more Colleges at one "Place" (Can you imagine a Collagecity?).

So how is Studying in the Collage, well it´s different.
You have to know that the Students are paying about 1000$
per Month to the Collage!!!
So everyone is doing the best he or she can do.
The Classes are little (about 12 People in one Group).
The teacher has one Assistent (One Student of the Group) doing
the Work for him on a Projektor to Show the rest of the Class what to do.
That´s good because you learn much when you´re doing the Teachers job, even if you make Mistakes.
The teacher uses many Examples to make the Students understand what he´s saying.

So enough for the Collage, now to the Life in the USA.
In the US you can spend Money in many different ways.
It´s Fun when you drive in a "Big" Strech Limousine with 12 Friends of yours One HOur throug Downtown (really it is) :-)
Or when you visits the Restaurant in the Second highest Building of Chicago in the 96th Floor (Wow Great View, espacially at night).
You can´t do thing like that in Germany :-(


Any more Questions?
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BeitragVerfasst am: 04. Sep 2004 00:16    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

yes ulli, that link may help me Augenzwinkern
Ben Sisko



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BeitragVerfasst am: 04. Sep 2004 04:25    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

Anonymous hat Folgendes geschrieben:

he Collage was in Downtown, so it was in the middle of a big City.
In Germany there is not enough Space to build the Big Buildings.
There were over 4000 Students in the Collage in Downtown
(They called it a little Collage)!!!
And somewhere outside of the City there are even bigger and more Colleges at one "Place" (Can you imagine a Collagecity?).


If you compare it to German schools, you are right, but German universities are usually bigger, too.
Gast






BeitragVerfasst am: 04. Sep 2004 10:16    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

Hi Ben

Yes German Universities are indeed very big too.
BUt when you´re been to the USA you know what i mean.
There was a library across the street (from the college in Chicago).
The Builduing reminds me of a large Musuem, or something like that.
It was about 100m long to 50m wide and about 8 floors high.
I never seen a Library like that in Germany.
Dieter 5858
Gast





BeitragVerfasst am: 04. Sep 2004 10:17    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

Ups
that Guest above....
Thats me
Thomas
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BeitragVerfasst am: 04. Sep 2004 10:48    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

Hi Dieter,

just register yourself, so that you can edit your Posts Augenzwinkern

Greetings,
Thomas

PS: Eigentlich kann man hier auch Deutsch sprechen Wink
Gast






BeitragVerfasst am: 06. Sep 2004 17:20    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

Hi Guys...
Jaja aber ich bin doch nur hier um etwas English zu lernen bzw. verbessern, weil man ja sonst so einrostet...

So what else can i say about the USA, hmm let me think...
Did i noticed that i was in the fastest Elevator in the World.
It´s in the Hancock Center in Chicago Downtown.
The Elevator stops in the 1 Floor in the 95th Floor and 96th and 97th,
Thats all.

When you fly to the USA (and you´re a Smoker) make sure you buy a Big Pack of Cigarrets in the Plane, because one little Package Cigarrets cost about 7 $ over there.
Smoking is forbidden in every Restaurant and social location.

O, When youre over there rent a Strech Limosine, at leats for one Hour,
it´s really fun, we rented one for 1 hour for 200 $, thats not much money for 15 People... well that was Fun.

Any other Questions...
Ulli
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BeitragVerfasst am: 07. Sep 2004 11:35    Titel: American Food Antworten mit Zitat

Hey guest Wink ,

What can you tell me about the American food? Big Laugh


Ulli
Dieter5858 or Guest
Gast





BeitragVerfasst am: 08. Sep 2004 17:03    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

Hi Ulli

O Yes the food is very different in the USA.
A friend of mine said, if you want to buy cheap food,
you´re going to become fat. Augenzwinkern
That´s because the industrial food over there.
It´s much more populare and there is a large amount of these cheap, not very healthy Products in the spuer Markets.
Milk is sold only in plastic canes of about 5 litres.
And there are only two different, the Cane with the red Hat (Fat Reduced, and the blue one (normal milk).
The chololate does´nt taste good because the chololate must sustain(aushalten) the hot summer in America.
There is no "black Bred" in the USA, only White Bred, mostly used for Toasting.
And even the Toasted Bred is very "wishy washy"(labberig).

The Prices are most likely to those here in Germany.

What else...
O the Alcohol is restricted to the People who are 21 or more years old(Just like the night Clubs, bad for me, you have no access to those clubs not even a Jazz pub).
But some of the Waiters could´nt read my drivers license and so i got my Beer with being 19 years old.
The Waiters got no own money they live from the Tip (Trinkgeld)you pay with you´re bil of the meal.

Any other Questions?
Ulli
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BeitragVerfasst am: 08. Sep 2004 17:37    Titel: Food in the USA Antworten mit Zitat

Hi Dieter,

Thanks a lot for your very detailed article. I guess I wouldn't like that stuff Big Laugh there and would put on weight very soon.

Sometimes I like white bread but not always and the way you describe chocolate , yuck. geschockt

But this kind of food, fast food, has already moved in to Germany and many people, most of them are children, are overweight and sick.
It's good for eating it once in a while but not aquire it as a custom.

That's all for now, I'll think about a new question Big Laugh Augenzwinkern

Kind regards
Ulli
Dieter5857
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BeitragVerfasst am: 09. Sep 2004 19:38    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

Hi Ulli
Yes u are right about the overweight children.
But i didn´t see that many fat People over there, strangely.

I even lose weight in my 2 weeks USA, but not much just 2 kg or something like that.

What else can i say about the City of Chicago...
Prime Time in my Holidays was probably the moment when we parked with our rented Strech Limosine in front of the Hard Rock Cafe and 10 young, beatifull girls stepped out of the car, with 4 boys.
I was one of the lucky one Big Laugh
O Yes, that was fun.

@ Admin
Kannst du mir bitte mal mein Passwort und
Namen und so an meine E-Mail Adresse :
[email protected]
senden.
Irgendwie hab ich bei der Registrierung was falsch gemacht und komm da jetzt nicht mehr als Dieter5858 rein.
Ulli
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BeitragVerfasst am: 09. Sep 2004 21:18    Titel: Life in the USA Antworten mit Zitat

Hello Dieter 5858,

I didn't wan t to sound like a weight-watching person Big Laugh .

I guess I wouldn't put on weight when staying over there Augenzwinkern , all I would eat would be steaks and fruit. But hear people talking about having gained 2 or 3 kilos within three weeks.... grübelnd

Oh yes, I forgot to ask you about all the shops , probably a wide range of them, correct? Augenzwinkern

Lucky you, riding in a stretch limousine, with champagne and all that luxury stuff besides the girls who accompanied you Big Laugh .

Kind regards
Ulli
Thomas
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BeitragVerfasst am: 09. Sep 2004 23:27    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

Hi Dieter,

dein Passwort kannst du dir hier zusenden lassen:
http://www.englischboard.de/profile.php?mode=sendpassword

Gruß,
Thomas
Dieter5857
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BeitragVerfasst am: 13. Sep 2004 19:35    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

Hi @ll
O Yes the Shops.
They are Great, really.
And the Parking Space in front of them
(The Outlet Stores outside of the City of Chicago).

But i was impressed of the wide Range of Shops in Downtown.
You see, there was an Fitness Store (like Karstadt Sport und Spiel)
in front of the Hard Rock Cafe.

The Fitness Store has 8 floors, and the jocke was that each floor has it´s big number (in different colours) in the Windows, you can read from the street. That was Gott

I´ve never been to a Fitness shop that had more Jeans then Karstadt in Hamburg.
I don´t think that i need to say something about the Fitness equipment :-).

So, most of the other stores are (in very big Buildings) which are not high but has a great size on the Ground.
You can walk in one direction for a very long time until you get to the end of the Shop LOL Hammer

But ther are little Shops too.
And even in these little Shops you always has the chance to get Money from a Change Maschine (Bankautomat).
There are so many Change Maschines in the City, i don´t want to count them:-)

Once i want to buy some Ciggares for my freinds back home.
But when i saw the Prices i remebered that ciggarrets are even much more expensive then hear in Germany about 7$ for a package.
And the Ciggares was much much more expensive.

Hmm so that all for now, but i´ll enjoy answering any other Question.
Ulli
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BeitragVerfasst am: 13. Sep 2004 20:24    Titel: Chicago Antworten mit Zitat

THX for your posting. Wink


Ulli
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BeitragVerfasst am: 14. Sep 2004 20:36    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

Hi @ll

To do a small text for once in a while.
Did i noticed that you need sunglasses in america.
It is very bright when the sun is shining.
Unbelivalbe, but when the eye´s starts to hurt just because it´s too bright... So, take you´re sunglasses with you.

And the Restrooms are in some other condition as we are used to.
And the water is full of chlorid but i think i told you that before, did i ?
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BeitragVerfasst am: 29. Sep 2004 14:11    Titel: Politics Antworten mit Zitat

Hallo Leute!
So viele Statements zu den USA und nix zur grauslichen Politik hier?!
Nothing about war games, GI romantics and killing for your country? Buschmann

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BeitragVerfasst am: 05. Nov 2004 23:27    Titel: Antworten mit Zitat

Hi rappel
politics ... Good Point.
we´ll i think that most of the American people has his own understanding of the politic in the USA.
Here in Germany you have many people who does not care about the politics in our Country.
But as i say everyone has his own mind over there.
It´s not like everyone say´s Yes to all Actions Mr. President (Bush) takes.
Many people was against the Irak War like here in Germany.

Most of the GI´s or Soldiers who fight for the USA what to fight.
It´s there wish to go into the War.
They got a good life in the army.
The US Army spends more money in the fare ( provision, Verpflegung)
than the complete German Army costs.
Any more Questions?
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BeitragVerfasst am: 06. Nov 2004 05:22    Titel: Voters´ stupidity Antworten mit Zitat

Hi Dieter,
I´m not of your opinion concerning the concern of American or German voters about politics. But the main difference is that many Americans vote for the guy who concludes his speeches with "God bless you all!" more often.
McH
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