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Today’s Challenge :

Impromptu Speech Topic – Speak for 2 Minutes – max 2 min 30 sec.

Thinking time before speaking 30 Sec.

Topic: Eat My Hat :  Meaning

Having confidence in a specific outcome; being almost sure about something.

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Today’s Challenge 2

Either Speak
Impromptu Speech Topic – Speak for 2 Minutes – max 2 min 30 sec.

Thinking time before speaking 30 Sec.

Or

Write in 250-300 words, your best answer.

What is something that you absolutely will not put up with?

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I learned English the hard way and struggled with studies, friends, family, society who had both views :
1. Learn English if you wish to progress in life.
2. Learn English and be a Slave again and lose your freedom.

A GrandAunt guided me. She was 5 Standard pass but had travelled the world in ships with her Botany Science – Scientist Husband – my Grand uncle. She could speak Queen’s English. She bought me literally hundred 2nd hand novels from King;s Circle Matunga, Mumbai footpaths and told me to read:

a. Every thing printed, written in English.

b. Read as many, books, novels, magazines, newspapers as you can.

c. Find a friend who will tolerate your broken, grammatically incorrect english and talk back without judging.

d. Write your school/ College answers in exams in English.

e. Learn to do Typewriting in English.

f. you have Press Trust of India in your building – make friends and read all the newsrolls every day. Learn Teleprinter, Trunk Calls and everything that is English communication.

The c and the d were the hardest but I found a friend finally. In Agricultural college the English professor was very helpful and motivated me a lot to take english medium against popular student opinion. It did help.