🇺🇸 Learn English the Hard Way with “Fight Club 2”

Chances are you are looking for improving your English language comprehension through reading comics.

I know the drill. Take me right to the sentences.

Feel like upping your game and start catching the slightest subtleties of English?

Look no further.

However, there is a catch.


Who is this article intended for?

For English language learners, as they, all too often, tend to skip a lot of subtleties while reading books / reading stories / reading comics / watching movies /watching game movies, thus slowing down and negating their language progress. I

The catch has to do with the “THE HARD WAY” of learning English, right?

I can’t promise improving your English through this article will be easy, but I promise it will be worth it, provided you work through ALL THE SENTENCES down below. And by the way, to make it even more challenging for you, no answers are given and you are to find them on your own. There’s a reason this article is called “Learn English the Hard Way”, don’t you think?

Still no clue what I’m supposed to do…

If you’re still not really sure what’s going on here, I highly recommend you read the description of “Learn English the Hard Way” challenge.

russia-flag Для чего эта статья и что нужно здесь делать?

По своему опыту могу сказать, что когда в освоении английского приходишь на всё готовенькое, то интеллектуально расслабляешься и не особо вникаешь в детали и тонкости языка.

А вот когда, мы “пропускаем язык через себя”…

  1. внимательное чтение книг, просмотр фильмов, т.д… не знаем, что то или то означает, почему так написано, вообще не догоняем, что происходит, значит отмечаем находку
  2. анализ “любопытных” предложений, конструкций, выражений (грамматика и прагматика наши лучшие друзья)
  3. прогонка проработанного материала через правое полушарие
  4. задействование “освоенных” предложений, конструкций, выражений на письме, в устной речи (идеально, с носителями языка)
    …то результаты будут совершенно иными, нежели чем “со всем готовеньким”.

А именно, выработка силы воли, языковой интуиции, внимательности, любопытства и реальное улучшение навыка английского языка.

Ниже представлены предложения, которые заинтриговали меня при прочтении книги / прочтении рассказа / прочтении комикса / просмотре фильма / просмотре игрофильма. То есть, я сделал первый пункт из четырех выше и поделился результатами с Вами. За Вами остаются остальные три.


If you feel like up to the challenge, then below is my list of the cherry-picked sentences with curious grammar and vocabulary findings from the book “Fight Club 2”.

Study hard!

The Tranquility Gambit #1 keep the home fires burning

What a dumb facking question. No offense, sir.

Sir, what’s a global climax whatever?

Eating vast amounts of mediocre, energy-killing finger food while watching sub-par, junk television in the hope that engaging in both activities…

And to pledge those talents toward a vision which I declare to be worth the sacrifice

Prove your mettle with the following homework assignment

His shields against the slings and arrows of everyday life.

He traded his army for what?

Destiny has a pesky way of catching up.

Beats me where Marla goes every afternoon.

You see, he suffered little psychotic break.

I want that crazy man I fell in love with… What’s the worst that can happen?

They’re so hungry to anchor themselves in the vast world.

Now Sebastian is the father he’d vowed never to become.

Fork over your specs.

Is tonight’s assassination still a go?

Cherry job.

Don’t get up.

Both had scars. Old scars. Sebastian knows.

How’s the title “world medical Minster” strike you?

I could bash in your brains.

Now we’re getting somewhere.

You do the movement proud with your heroic efforts.

The apprentice shall surpass the master.

Why you here, Rip Van Winkle?

The flotsam and jetsam of a generation, washed up on the beach of last resort.

A mind-numbing corporate job?

How’s Junior making out?

We’re putting you through med school on the understanding that you’d meet certain criteria.

Need I remind you that this arrangement was at your request?

Even though I’ve read the original novel many times (I stopped counting after my fourth completion)

I’m eagerly awaiting issue #2. Next month can’t get here fast enough.

The skillful communicator must bring to public attention until-now-unrecognized feelings…

You search in your way.

… And mash the upper portion of this engaging inner thigh become a popular public-gathering spot, one to receive much positive attention.

Sebastian has been a do-nothing cog…

Answer the questions. Don’t ask them.

If the S.A.T’s were tough… Fail this and you die.

First needles, now this.

At the age of twenty, George Bernard Shaw yearned to be a writer but took a job in banking, certain he would quickly fail.

Likewise did Jack London and George Orwell consign themselves to nomadic poverty

No disrespect, Mr. Durden…

He’s crazy ambitious! Why else would he be complicit with everything I’ve done?

And just when we have nearly given up… You’ve returned.

Already, you marvel us with your preternatural fluency! Ours is the cadence song of undefeatable world armies!

Tyler, ever the troublemaker, insists that Dr. Wrong is the real mastermind..

So I fell asleep in the car. ‘fraid so.

Geez, guys, you can’t not pick up!

Your handling of the situation was impeccable. Beyond reproach.

Perhaps only a hummingbird will catch Space Monkey Al at work as he communicates the continued existence of Mr. Durden!

The book’s author frets over the task of resolving a character – Tyler- who’s so beloved by readers.

Guys, get a room.

He’s Perseus petitioning the Gods.

This is not the first message; nor will it be the last.

Time lays waste to all.

… a shining example for agents many times your age

They will grasp their error and divest themselves of the crates and pallets that anchor them to the banality of their lives.

Things look grim. But, really, what did you expect?

Some warmed-over Atlas Shrugged redux?

This ending sucks. So does life.

Don’t scotch this.

Always be present to the fact that those who cook your food, repair your vehicle, or guard you while you sleep hold your life in their hands.

To repeat, you will never be ready as you’re at this moment.

Wow, it seems you’ve made it to the end of this new-vocabulary-grammar-intensive article… But did you actually work through all the findings?  No shirking? Sweet! That’s what I call being persistent at mastering English!


russia-flag Вы дочитали и проработали статью до конца? Так держать!

Если Вы дочитали до конца эту статью, то я уверен, что Вы узнали много нового про английский язык (при условии, что Вы действительно проработали предложения выше).

Проработать так много материала это совсем не шутки, а вполне серьёзный подход к делу.

Теперь же дело за малым: эффективно всё перенести в речевой актив и начать всласть применять новые знания на практике (пункт 3 и 4, соответсвенно).

Спасибо за то, что уделили время.

Удачи в Вашем языковом путешествии!


I am crazy enough to do the whole nine-yards over again. Please bring me to the beginning of the sentences. Yeah!

Did you know that you are more than encouraged to go ahead and tell me in the comments section below how the whole process went?

With that, thanks for taking your time accepting the challenge, reading and working through the article.

Until next time!


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