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Come to America

Come to America

Date: Jun 17 2004

Intro

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As a student of English, it has no doubt crossed your mind to experience the language first-hand, to be immersed in the language and culture by visiting a country where it is spoken natively. I know that my experiences abroad helped to improve my language skills by leaps and bounds. If you are thinking of going abroad, you could do it in several ways: work, study or travel. Listen as I talk with Alejandra, a Costa Rican living in the United States, about her experience here:

Dialog

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Alejandra

Stephanie:  So tell me a little bit about yourself. What’s your name? Where are you from?

Alejandra:  Well, my name is Alejandra. Um, I am from Costa Rica. This is a country in the south of, uh, Central America, close to Panama.

Stephanie:  Great! How long have you been here in America?

Alejandra:  I have been here for almost, uh, 4 months. I arrived in February.

Stephanie:  Great and, um, are you working or going to school or are you traveling?

Alejandra:  I’m working with a company here. Uh yeah, I’m [a] product engineer so we work with microprocessors and computers all the time.

Stephanie:  That’s great! Are there a lot of people from Costa Rica where you work?

Alejandra:  Oh yes… there are almost 20 people there.

Stephanie:  Great. That’s cool. And um if you had the opportunity to come back would you come back?

Alejandra:  Sure. Absolutely yes.

Stephanie:  Ok, good. Well it was nice talking to you!

 

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Discussion

Have you ever seriously considered coming to America? If you decided to come, would you work, study or travel while you were over here? How long do you think someone needs to stay here to speak English really well?

 

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Faraj

Faraj

Yemen

this subject is good

if you go out your country you will learn english in six months only

 

01:05 PM Jan 03 2008 |

ems_sumer07@yahoo.com

Philippines

hi

04:37 AM Jan 03 2008 |

Wayxiu

Wayxiu

Viet Nam

sorry why i can't listen …..... file error

05:20 PM Jan 02 2008 |

chamous

American Samoa

hwo i wish to go to amirica in order to discover the customes , cultre also to improve my english …........................really it s my dream

05:02 PM Jan 02 2008 |

russian_girl_kate

Russian Federation

hehe, why to Australia, uh?  anyway, american english is a bit different from british english ..) i mean pronunciation

09:44 AM Jan 02 2008 |

Jessie hu

China

English is one tool of  communication,but not the only one.so if you want to study aboard,don't worry much about it,when you be there,you;ll find every thing just goes its way,the only thing you need to do just is to accostom youself.

12:53 AM Jan 02 2008 |

Jessie hu

China

English is one tool of  communication,but not the only one.so if you want to study aboard,don't worry much about it,when you be there,you;ll find every thing just goes its way,the only thing you need to do just is to accostom youself.

12:52 AM Jan 02 2008 |

sidharth bhardwaj

India

It is one of the sites, which are really helpful to improve not only english but other things which we lack and seek an improvment into… like ettiquette etc.

06:05 PM Jan 01 2008 |

Clodi

Clodi

Poland

Hi guys:)..I was in Maine and New york last summer…It's so fantastic and great country..I met a people from all over the world…if you want to know more..just write..:)...

12:51 PM Dec 30 2007 |

didars

Tanzania, United Republic Of

 Yes, Iwant to come to Amerika but i want to improve English Langage first .

09:11 AM Dec 30 2007 |

Jessie hu

China

coolSmile

07:32 AM Dec 28 2007 |

kingking3003

China

Hi girl,

nice to see you,if possible ,can we be good friends?i am king. come from china and i am 20,but i am not good at speaking english ,please give me a chance to talk with you,ok?

best regards

my e-mail address:

king

04:29 AM Dec 28 2007 |

vs_sankam

India

definitely if you wish

04:09 AM Dec 28 2007 |

didolovely5000

Egypt

if i have chance to travel i will travel for sure to work and spend agood time

08:48 AM Dec 27 2007 |

yyjessica

yyjessica

China

merry christmas everyone

07:26 AM Dec 25 2007 |

looker01

China

This is too easy

07:04 AM Dec 25 2007 |

looker01

China

This is too easy

07:04 AM Dec 25 2007 |

na2sik

na2sik

Russian Federation

well, i've been there twice. america is a great country. living in a place where everybody speaks english all the time helps to understand this language a lot! america is absolutely  worth visitingLaughing

06:00 AM Dec 25 2007 |

keep4ya

keep4ya

China

its easy ^^

merry christmas

02:40 PM Dec 23 2007 |

parvana

Azerbaijan

i would love to live in Amerika. to study,to work. but i dont have any friend there. to be in U.S.A is my dream...

12:03 PM Dec 22 2007 |

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