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Thank you, Ali! Your improvements of the text are very...

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Thank you, Ali! "Benefit you both ways" is interesting...

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Thank you, Ali! As I understand it, "line" is a...

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Thank you, Faye! "Text from the author's perspective" is...

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 12:16

The art of oratory 19

As Dale Carnegie said, "the world loves to hear about the struggle." Drama should be created in the text at the stage of its preparation.

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BeckyGreenBeans's picture
I learn : Spanish (Beginner) English (Expert)
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Hi Oleks,

Sounds great to me! Perfect!

Thanks,

Bex =]

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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HI Becky! Thank you! I am veryt glad! Maybe I'll soon start uploading videos to YouTube. :)

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

I have never heard that quote but what a memorable one it is! Come to think of it, nobody likes stories/films/plays without any drama in them haha!

Great effort with your speaking skills too! I notice that you have vastly improved your pronunciation of tricky words like "world" yes

 

 

 

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Oleks :
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Hi Ed! Thank you! You are very inspirational!

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Hi Oleks,

I have never heard that quote but what a memorable one it is! Come to think of it, nobody likes stories/films/plays without any drama in them haha!

Great effort with your speaking skills too! I notice that you have vastly improved your pronunciation of tricky words like "world" yes

 

 

 

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