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Re: "Usefull languages"

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, February 14, 2002, 19:30
En réponse à Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>:

> > If so, how come you can follow this list?
Have you ever read articles from Newsweek or the Times? Native speakers told me that even for them it was sometimes difficult :)) . The English used here is
> certainly > more idiosyncratic and variable, not to mention more technical. (In > fact, it > contributing heavily to my already oversized vocabulary!) >
But it's a technical field I've got used to reading. I would probably be able to read good linguistic articles in English without much trouble, much like I can read scientific English. As for the everyday vocabulary, I must confess I resort quite often to context or to an online dictionary :)) (more often the former than the latter :)) ). I'm getting better, but it's certainly not thanks to my education. I consider in fact that most of my knowledge of everyday English comes from this list :)) . Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.