So @outlander, @Darcy, can you imagine trying to teach the wild and unpredictable English language as she is spoke to Chinese uni students? They're smart peoples, but you don't realise how confusing it is until you try to teach it to someone else.
It's partially because English has amalgamated bits and pieces from so many different languages. Latin, Greek, assorted Gaelic tongues, Germanic, French, and many others.
Yep, slang and idioms are another minefield altogether.
For example..."Got a bingle out in Broady...towies on site, but as a result it's chockers in that direction." Crystal clear to the average Aussie, but try explaining that kind of language to someone from a non-English country!
And thinking about it, even "crystal clear" is an idiom. But a much easier to explain one.
Ummm... so is "minefield" in this context... yeah, classes get interesting!
sorry i missed your post @Smc mmm you must have a lot of patience to be teaching english to others!
@Darcy thanks for checking in. ive started the first part of the assignment but i need to wait for tafe to write back before doing a second part. im feeling rather nervous as i have to go see the surgeon tomorrow
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