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Hi Becky! Thank you! English words are still hard for me...

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Hi Allan, I know the feeling of finding it difficult to...

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hey Oleks, sounds complicated, I hate maths! I've always...

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Thank you, Faye! I occasionally forget about it.

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Thank you, Ed! I recommend it to you. Try to consider...

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Tarot Cards 1

My acquaintance with Tarot Cards began in the 90-s when I was in Czechia on earnings. I bought a deck of cards in some stall for the game. I chose, of course, the most unusual cards. Then, I did not know about the existence of Tarot Cards, and I attributed the strangeness of that deck to local features.

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Faye W.C.'s picture
I learn : French (Beginner)
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Sentence revision suggestion- I was first introduced to Tarot Cards in the 90s, when I was in working in Czechia. My acquaintance with Tarot Cards began in the 90-s when I was in Czechia on earnings (does "earnings" mean work or a job?). I bought a deck of cards in some stall for the game. I chose, of course, the most unusual cards. Back then, Then, I did not know about the existence of Tarot Cards, and I attributed the strangeness of that deck to local features.

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I learn : English (Beginner)
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Thank you, Faye! Yes, I meant that I had been in working in Czechia.

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BeckyGreenBeans's picture
I learn : Spanish (Beginner)
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Hey Oleks, your audio seems fine to me! Great speaking skills...

I've just made a few changes to the text:

My introduction to Tarot Cards began in the 90s when I was working in Czechia. I bought a deck of cards at a games stall. Of course, I chose, the most unusual cards, but I did not know they were Tarot Cards at the time. I assumed that the card game was a tradition of the local area or something. I wish I would have known then what I know now. - (This is a well-known saying in English. Maybe you could try learning some colloqualisms, phrases and idioms in English, and them to your texts too? It will improve your vocabulary even further!)

Thanks,

Becky =]

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Hi Becky! Thank you! This is an interesting idiom. I definitely need to learn more of them.

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

What was it like working and living back in Czechia back then? Is there anything you miss about it?

The others have done a great job of evaluating your written English. (Your speaking skills are perfect in this extract)

I do think this phase "I attributed the strangeness of that deck to local features." does not make too much sense though. Instead you could say something like "At the time, I thought that deck was a reference to/a representation of a strange/obscure element of the local culture/region's history"

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Oleks's picture
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I learn : English (Beginner)
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Hi Ed! Thank you! I am glad to see your message about my speaking skills. So, there is a progress. About my working in Czechia, I was a laborer at a construction site, then broke the asphalt and dug trenches for sewers. Nothing good.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Wow! That must have been incredibly hard work! I worked on a building site once and found it so tiring! I bet you don't miss it.

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Oleks :
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Definitely not miss. This work is not only hard, but also dusty and boring. :)

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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I bet! I bet you are glad you no longer have to work in that kind of environment!

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Oleks :
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I now can’t even imagine how I stood it.

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Here are some other suggestions:

My acquaintance with I got to know about Tarot Cards began in the 90-s 90s when I was working in Czechia on earnings. I bought a deck of cards in at a some game stall for the game. I chose, of course, Of course, I chose the most unusual cards. Back then, I did not know about the existence of Tarot Cards, and I attributed the strangeness of that deck to local features.

Great effort, by the way. Keep it up!

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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Thank you, Ali! Your suggestions are very useful.

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