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- Aug 20, 2015
English is way too broad a category. I've enjoyed following the evolution of the language in different cultures for years. But it get's even more fun when being translated from different languages.I was invited to a class of Catalan students who were due to take their advanced English exams.
The idea was to hear what 'common' English sounded like. Okay, I did lay it on a bit thick by doing a bit of a sketch/monologue of trying to buy a bacon sandwich and a cup of tea at an East End Cafe. It was hilarious and went a long way to illustrate the shortcomings of learning English from English teachers. Hardly any of the students managed to get what they were trying to order.