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Tales from America Worksheets

"What I did in the past was to study English about two hours per week, and it wasn't enough."

Tales from America

Tales from America is set in New York City. While the learners in Tales from America describe New York as "big", "unbelievable" and even "lonely" at times, Emmerson uses the words "busy", "vibrant" and "very multi-cultural".

The film profiles learners from diverse backgrounds and countries, including Argentina, Austria and South Korea. These visitors to New York are asked why English is important, what problems learners typically have, and how being in New York helps learners improve. Interviewees are then asked to share tips on how to learn English.

Argentinean engineer, Adrian Petrov, advises learners to get serious about their goals: "What I did in the past was to study English about two hours per week, and it wasn't enough."

View online at: www.englishclub.com/esl-videos/tales-from-america

Video length: 18 minutes

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