Re: [Czechlist] Re: CHAT: Czech vs. English Vocabulary
- In a message dated 2/4/02 5:22:27 AM, rachelandsimon@... writes:
>> I wondered how on earth these Russians got better EnglishI thought of that possibility.
>> training than the Czechs did.
>Obviously they were trained as spies but didn't quite make the grade.
- In a message dated 2/4/02 3:27:04 PM, rachelandsimon@... writes:
>> I had a (Czech) Russian teacher in highschool in Ostrava, aYes, and discuss Negroes in America, and talk about the "school servant" at
>> young guy who was OK, had a few jokes to tell about living in
>> Russia..... in the last half of our final year (after Nov '89) - he
>> would have an English textbook open under the desk during
>> lessons, Prokop family, lesson about five.....when I visited the
>> school a year later he was an English teacher - and maybe he
>> still is......
>Now he can boast to prospective students, 'I am teaching English language
>since ten years.' ;-(
the "basic school".
One of my favorite lines ever appears in that purple book "Reading About the
English-Speaking Countries", which unfortunately was still in the bookstores
last time I was there, around New Year's 2000:
"Lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior share the United States