Wednesday, November 26, 2003

American English
On Monday evening I had a great lesson. My student is a good level so we can talk in English all the time. She wants to go to the U.S.A. as an au pair and wants to take the TOEFL (test of English as a foreign language) which is the exam you have to have if you want to work over there. The level is very, very high and is American English. American English is much easier, there are fewer irregular verbs, you can use either present perfect or past simple and question tags are so much easier, right? We all understand each other most of the time despite all of this.

I heard a lady on the radio this lunch time and she had the annoying habit of making a question with her voice even when she wasn't asking one. Example: I live in a house? Has anyone else noticed this and where does it come from?

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