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Learning Languages : Speaking+ Vocabulary

The Speaking Test is knocking on your door? I have added two more Speaking+Vocabulary Speaking Lessons to the ever-growing list of Discussion Topics( check them out here); this time about Learning English. I hope they’re useful!

Learning a Language 

Learning English

The Translator: a funny sketch

Have you ever wondered how we sound to speakers of other languages when we speak our native language? Some languages are easy to imitate, as for example the Italian language or the German one but I would never have guessed how a Spanish speaking native sounds to the rest of the world.

While I was in Malta, and to introduce some intonation issues, we were shown this video. It was so funny that I ended up crying with laughter. At the end I was probably only paying attention to faces rather than to the mimicking of accents. I highly recommend you watch the video until the end as it only gets better.

In this video the British Sketch comedian, Katherine Tate, volunteers to translate into seven different languages. Hilarious! And I hope nobody takes offence.

Word of the day: hilarious

hilarious /hɪˈlerijəs/ adjective = extremely funny

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  1. Some people don’t like his comedy, but I think he’s hilarious.
  2. She gave us a hilarious account of her first days as a teacher

                                                                                       Source: Merriam Webster

Fancy watching a  hilarious clip about an Iraq soldier speaking English?