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  1. This also happened to me in France. I was studying French for almost a year so I went to visit France for a month. I thought my French was fairly good since I had been practicing for so long to go on this trip. So naturally when I got there the slang they used caught me off guard and they spoke very quickly. I didn't understand what they were saying and I was so embarrassed because sometimes I couldn't reply, or I would have to ask them to say it slower, or please repeat. I felt so foolish. So I am in the same boat as you.
  2. I love a southern accent. I am from the south so this is not only how I talk but how other around me talk. I think it sounds so innocent and sweet, especially when young children speak this way. I also like British accents, always makes me smile.
  3. I get really bothered when people say "gorgeous" I have no idea why. I feel like this word is over used, and misused. I much prefer people to say beautiful, pretty, amazing or any other spin off of this word. Many people where I live refer to just about everything as gorgeous and it jut makes me crazy. So I would have to say that is the thing that bothers me the most.
  4. I feel like I say "oh rats!" A lot. Im not sure if this is actually a real phrase because I have never heard others say this. I have no idea how this started I just say this phrase when something goes wrong or I stumble. I guess you could say I am a fairly clumsy person so this phrase comes out a lot.
  5. I love reading the book Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom. I think this book would be a bit more challenging for people who are not fluent in English yet. However I would highly recommend this book to anyone who hasn't read it. It is a book that really makes you think about life and what's important.
  6. Yes, I do this all the time. I am probably the worst for using abbreviations when talking to my friends. Like you said it is just something that has developed over time into a habit. Sometimes when I am typing a paper for school I will catch myself using abbreviations in my paper so I always have to double, and triple check my work. I'd like to get better about it though and use less of them. I'm gonna have to start working on it.
  7. This is a tough question because there are so many beautiful words in the English language. I love the word cedar. I just think it sounds so profound. I also like the word sensible I just like the way it sounds ad how it feels when you say it.
  8. I do not personally know sign language but one of my best friends has a deaf sister. It really amazes me because her sister really can show emotion through her signs. She has taught me a few things and sign language is something I would love to learn. It's really a whole different world for people who can't hear, but I don't think they see the world much differently then we do.
  9. I would love to learn Italian. More then half of my family originates from Italy, and a lot of my family members speak Italian but I have never learned it. I think it would be awesome to be able to write letters and call my family in Italy and be able to speak with them in Italian.
  10. I have definitely grasped a language through music. Last summer I planned a trip to France even though I had no idea how to speak it. I decided to YouTube French artists and found some I really liked. I would listen to the music several times a day and google the lyrics. After doing this on a regular basis I would actually pick up words and phrases that I ended up using on my trip. I think this is a very effective way I help someone learn a language.
  11. When I was in kindergarten we were introduced to Spanish. Everyday we would recite the days of the week, the months, colors, and the pledge of allegiance. This was so helpful even though it wasn't learning all the technicalities. When I went on to middle school I was able to remember all the little things I had learned in elementary school. Therefore learning Spanish came a lot easier to me because I had a basic knowledge of it so early on in school.
  12. My favorite English quote is actually a bible quote. Philippians 1:3 "and I thank god for every time I remember you". I think that this is so unique. This is so inspirational for those who have loved ones who have passed, and just reminds us that even though they are not here the memories are forever. This is by far my favorite English quote.
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