Remember your vacation at the seaside last summer?
On your third day there, you met some backpackers at an
amusement park. They told you that they had been studying
English for *ten whole years*.
And yet when you asked them what their favorite animal was,
they froze. They stammered. They became dumbstruck.
Now, why was that?
Hmmm. Good question.
Indeed, virtually nobody, locals and tourists alike, could
speak any English at all.
THE TRAIN RIDE
At the end of your stay, you decided to return by train. In
your compartment were some travelers who introduced
themselves as being from Kyrgyzstan and Tierra del Fuego . . .
. . . you all had a long, fascinating conversation.
And they spoke *flawless* English.
So what was their secret?
"Oh, I just picked it up," they reply casually.
(In other words they had PRACTICED their English.
Extensively. Just like in sports).
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