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On Sunday I returned from an amazing European vacation traveling in France and Italy. While nearly everyone we encountered was extremely patient and kind as I struggled to express myself through pantomiming and my hastily assembled handful of French or Italian phrases, I was reminded of my students learning English.
Today Aziza was very hung up on the difference between “no” and “know,” as she was trying to hear the difference in pronunciation. After assuring her that there wasn’t any, she looked at me and asked why we would have a different word sound exactly the same. I had no answer for her.

   

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