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Autor:  Tiago T.
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  16/ABR/2006 11:44 AM
Assunto:  For those who have been abroad..
 
Mensagem:  As far as Canadians are concerned, I found them very friendly and willing to help no matter how you ask. Except for Ottawa. I'm not sure if that happened because it was a very cold late afternoon and everybody was rushing home, but they refused to say anything when asked for information. As for other cities (Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal), they always replied very nicely. I'd reccommend you to be simple and polite when asking. Something like:

Excuse-me. Could you tell me what time it is?
Do you happen to know the way to ...?

You should try to know a little bit about the customs or habits of other people before you approach them to ask a question.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
For those who have been abroad..  –  Fabricioaugusto  16/ABR/2006, 9:28 AM
 For those who have been abroad..  –  Tiago T.  16/ABR/2006, 11:44 AM
For those who have been abroad..  –  Carla  16/ABR/2006, 4:45 PM
For those who have been abroad..  –  Carla  16/ABR/2006, 4:51 PM
For those who have been abroad..  –  Fabricioaugusto  16/ABR/2006, 5:32 PM

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