So, er...mm.... why exactly are 2 billion people learning English?
To make their lives "better."
And er, what exactly must they do if they are to successfully achieve this goal?
They must learn how to talk in English.
- their lives.
- their jobs.
- their deals.
- their responsibilities.
- their interests.
- their hobbies.
- their families.
- their needs.
- their desires.
- their passions.
- their concerns.
- their ideas.
- their musings.
- their boundaries.
Anything else served up, which has an objective providing less than this, is less than enough.
Put the student in the book to get him out of the book.
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