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  1. Do you ever challenge yourself and learn a rare language like Basque or Icelandic? I think this would be really fun. Basque is a language with unknown origins and is mostly used in Northern Spain and Southern France, while Icelandic has a very archaic and is basically spoken by around 330,000 people in the world.
  2. I don't think these new technologies will and can replace learning new languages. i think it's a big help and both should come hand in hand. These new apps are really innovative but as someone who loves to learn different languages, nothing beats a one on one with a living, breathing person.
  3. whenever I watch movies or tv series or read a book and find idioms new to me I always Google it and then I try it in real life as much as possible. It's a good way to practice when you've learned something new
  4. Challenge yourself and create goals with time frame. Also learn things that piques your interest not just some random or trending stuff. You have to be passionate about something to be motivated to keep on learning it.
  5. Chinese is very interesting to learn, I think learning how to speak it is easier compared to learning how to write it.
  6. What do you think of the film adaptations of your favorite books? I've watched Deep End of the Ocean, Anna Karenina and White Oleander. The first two are good but the movie version of White Oleander was really disappointing. It did not lived up to the book.
  7. Hands-down Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstroy, you may also want to check out the movie. Although adaptations do not always live up to the book itself, Anna Karenina the movie is just as good and will surely make you cry...a lot!
  8. I still think that reading a physical book is the best. There's something magical about the smell of books that excites me. I'm not really fond of reading ebooks. It strains my eyes.
  9. Definitely 100 Years of Solitude. This book is a must-read for any bookworm. It was described as a must-read book after Genesis.
  10. Mine is Toni Morrison. I just can't get enough of the Bluest Eye and Beloved. I've read these books numerous times and I always get the same feeling each time I finish reading them. She's a fantastic writer and an amazing person. A truly one of a kind talent. I also love Elie Wiesel. His book Night is my all-time favorite. I always recommend it to bookworms. It has touched me in so many ways possible.
  11. What are the rules of British English when it comes to "s" replacing "z"?
  12. Yup he's right. I do this all the time when I was younger. I even record myself to hear if I'm pronouncing words correctly and also If I sound natural of trying hard or if my accent is heavy. It really helps a lot if you're learning any language for that matter.
  13. It's normal here in the Philippines to speak English on daily conversations since it's our second language, although there are still some people who will look at you weirdly just because you and your friends are conversing in English. I usually just shrug my shoulders at them. Never let people like these bother you if you want to practice a certain language. Use it whenever you can, practice wherever and whenever possible. I used to record myself while reading aloud and then listen to my recording. This enables me to analyze everything, from how I pronounce words to whether I sound natural or
  14. I really can't remember when. I am a Filipino and English was a part of our curriculum. English is used here even at day care. It has become our second language.
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