Spanish dating vocabulary
If I do eventually visit another country, I can always hire an English guide. I couldn’t imagine what I would discover and the people I would meet.
And if foreigners come to Australia they will learn English. In this post, I’m going to cover some of the rewards that come with learning a second language.
With your new perspective you can look closely at phrases like “I’ll give it a go” and see how bizarre they are.
You know what ‘give’ means and you know what ‘go’ means but why do they combine to create an idea like ‘try’ something for the first time?
We also have some serious spelling quirks in English. If I was learning English, I would have some major issues remembering how to pronounce these two words. Notice how the pronunciation of the “ough” changes in these two words.
A foreigner who hasn’t heard these words before would have no idea how to guess what they would sound like.
A good friend of mine just came back from a year working in Santiago, Chile.
And if I wanted to see things from a different perspective I would have to take my blinkers off.Phrase combinations like “put up with” or “put away” or “put on” all mean completely different things.For a non-native English student, understanding the idea of “putting something somewhere” is okay but then it becomes very difficult to remember that “put up with” means to to endure or “put away” means to tidy or clean.So what was the reason I decided to spend the next 7 years dedicated to learning a second language? But, when I reflect on that decision, I think one of the main drivers was that I felt my education was missing something.Growing up in Australia meant that there was not a lot of push to learn a second language. We are miles from another country that speaks a different language. When I made that decision back in 2008, I had no idea where it would take me.