I know what you mean about Michel Thomas’s courses, Lucie Novak. They give you a good sense and flavour of his subject language. He certainly taught me that much of the French language is just mispronounced English. No doubt, he teaches the French students the same in reverse about my native language.
I am a city girl.
I grew up in the centre of Prague, and wanted to stay there. Trips to my parents’ country weekend cottage bored me. I was happy to sit indoors and read. They kept chasing me to go out. Get some fresh air. Do I mind a not so fresh air? Nope, not in the slightest. I never smoked, but smoky atmosphere of Prague coffee houses was just fine.
In the end, my dislike of the communist regime made me emigrate. I live in green England. The English love their countryside.
I would prefer not to be so close to nature. But I am not a millionaire, so I will never live in the centre of London, I am destined to stay in the leafy suburb.
When I say that where I live is “too rural”, people laugh. They think I am joking. I am not. Yes, we…
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