06-12-2018 09:21 PM
It's ok to feel nervous before an exam (most people do). You are just as good as anyone else doing the assignment if not better, a little more practice and persistence and you will get there.
06-12-2018 09:23 PM
06-12-2018 10:57 PM
So @outlander, @Darcy, can you imagine trying to teach the wild and unpredictable English language as she is spoke to Chinese uni students? They're smart peoples, but you don't realise how confusing it is until you try to teach it to someone else.
It's partially because English has amalgamated bits and pieces from so many different languages. Latin, Greek, assorted Gaelic tongues, Germanic, French, and many others.
06-12-2018 11:20 PM
07-12-2018 09:04 AM
Yep, slang and idioms are another minefield altogether.
For example..."Got a bingle out in Broady...towies on site, but as a result it's chockers in that direction." Crystal clear to the average Aussie, but try explaining that kind of language to someone from a non-English country!
And thinking about it, even "crystal clear" is an idiom. But a much easier to explain one.
Ummm... so is "minefield" in this context... yeah, classes get interesting!
09-12-2018 08:53 PM
09-12-2018 09:00 PM
Do you have your music etc ready for trip @outlander. Will you find put date for surgery tomorrow?
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