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    VNtomboy got a reaction from Baburra in Z in British English?   
    You mean AMERICANS pronounce things differently? The Brits were the first to speak English...hence the name, lol
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    VNtomboy got a reaction from anna3101 in Do you think the language levels might pull some people back?   
    Well obviously no system is ever perfect, but I think the EU framework is pretty good. It's pretty comprehensive I think. The saying "you're only as strong as your weakest link" applies here. I mean if you had lower level writing skills but were in the upper level classes, wouldn't you REALLY struggle?
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    VNtomboy got a reaction from czarina84 in Idioms related to medicine   
    What about "healthy as a horse"? I never understood why the horse is used as an image of good health though.
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    VNtomboy got a reaction from czarina84 in Contemporary English Teachers   
    I think originally, there's this unspoken assumption that native speakers are the VERY BEST at all things English. However, that is definitely not always the case. I've seen a LOT of native speakers whose grammar and/or spelling was horrible to say the least, and not just the uneducated people either. I see doctors, lawyers, engineers making mistakes all the time. Whereas if someone became fluent through learning, I KNOW that person has near flawless grammar and could communicate just as well as a native speaker
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    VNtomboy got a reaction from lushlala in Is It Possible to Forget Your Native Language?   
    It's so weird, because here in Vietnam, people also consider light skin as attractive, which I don't see at all. It just means that you spend a lot of time indoor or places without sun. Maybe it's influenced by when the French/Americans tried to invade us. I don't really see how having white skin could be more attractive than tanned skin, but what do I know, lol
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    VNtomboy got a reaction from czarina84 in Z in British English?   
    You mean AMERICANS pronounce things differently? The Brits were the first to speak English...hence the name, lol
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