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Autor:  Johannes
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Data:  25/ABR/2006 2:51 PM
Assunto:  English as an international language
 
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Pat,

 I live in a province which relies/thrives on tourism, probably 70% British.

Anywhere they go they ( Scandies, Germans, Dutch included )are bound to be adressed in English, in supermarkets, banks, restaurants bars, airports. I went to the vet with a dog of mine yesterday  and the girl at the desk starts speaking English to me , while I had already spoken in Portuguese to her.

Brazil's tourism potential is huge, enormous. If they can get rid of the dangerous criminal image, there is an undreamed potential .

Speaking English is one of the first steps towards making tourists feel at home.If you know that Spain gets 40 million tourists per year with only a 1000 mile coast line imagine what Brazil could get.

 

On the Chinese angle, if they have such difficulty with English, the same probably counts for visa versa. In Hong Kong I only met Chinese  who could cope but no real fluent ones. They must exist , but I never met one.

The only chinese I personally know to be fluent is a girlfriend of my daughter, who was born in the USA.( the girlfriend :)

 


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Não gosto muito destes participantes do forum  –  Roberto Witte  24/ABR/2006, 12:16 PM
English as an international language  –  pat  24/ABR/2006, 4:16 PM
English as an international language  –  Roberto Witte  24/ABR/2006, 4:54 PM
English as an international language  –  Johannes  24/ABR/2006, 5:18 PM
English as an international language  –  Paulo  24/ABR/2006, 5:44 PM
English as an international language  –  pat  25/ABR/2006, 8:31 AM
English as an international language  –  Josi  25/ABR/2006, 9:37 AM
English as an international language  –  Dale/RS  25/ABR/2006, 11:19 AM
English as an international language  –  José Roberto  26/ABR/2006, 12:37 PM
 English as an international language  –  Johannes  25/ABR/2006, 2:51 PM
English as an international language  –  pat  26/ABR/2006, 9:30 AM
To Pat - English as an international language  –  Paulo  26/ABR/2006, 12:22 PM
To Pat - English as an international language  –  Johannes  26/ABR/2006, 6:01 PM
To Pat - English as an international language  –  Johannes  26/ABR/2006, 6:06 PM
To Pat - English as an international language  –  pat  26/ABR/2006, 10:31 PM

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