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Autor:  Márcio Farias
E-mail:  marcio_osorio@oi.com.br
Data:  30/AGO/2007 12:30 PM
Assunto:  Speak English
 
Mensagem:  In the same boat here. I felt lucky when my American brother-in-law spoke a few English words to me last year. I have not spoken "real" English since then. As a matter of fact, I have not spoken any English at all!

I could label my sister "lucky." She roams Coral Springs's streets or stays home watching "real" English-spoken TV programs, and even actually eavesdropping on casual, around-the-corner conversation all in English (or street English) whenever she goes out for a stroll.

My niece, who also lives in Coral Springs, can even understand most of her husband's slurred idiolect and maybe even tell whether or not he enjoyed lunch by the way his belches (and farts) sound.

Anyway you will know you have attained native-speaker fluency when you start struggling for words in your own native language.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Speak English  –  Rsilva  30/AGO/2007, 9:26 AM
Speak English  –  Danilo  30/AGO/2007, 11:35 AM
 Speak English  –  Márcio Farias  30/AGO/2007, 12:30 PM

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