Friday, 22 November 2013
English as she is spoke
I have started thinking about this blog all the time and what I can write in it!!!
I have got a huge inferiority complex about my written English - forget my Italian!!! Having lived in Italy for 36 years I now speak two languages badly . This is rather depressing because I know what I was capable of. Although I've never been gifted at languages, English was always my best subject at school.
I had a hilarious experience in the first year of the High School when the teacher asked us to write down all the French we knew and I proudly produced "kel er ay teel" (quelle heure est il?) and "san fairy ann" (ça ne fait rien).
My life at school rapidly improved when we started reading David Copperfield. I was hooked! Sitting in a dull and dingy classroom on a grey November day listening to the teacher read this gripping story which seemed to hold so many of life's lessons was manna from heaven for me.