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How to Write a Summary of an Article? Vacations were recounted, and questions were raised concerning mutual friends with names like Kang and Vlatnya. Regardless of their nationalities, everyone spoke what sounded to me like excellent French.
Some accents were better than others, but the students exhibited an ease and confidence that I found intimidating. As an added discomfort, they were all young, attractive, and well-dressed, causing me to feel not unlike Pa Kettle trapped backstage after a fashion show.
The teacher marched in, deeply tanned from a recent vacation, and proceeded to rattle off a series of administrative announcements. Good, we shall begin.
I know the shape of the alphabet but had no idea what it actually sounded like.
The first Anna hailed from an industrial town outside of Warsaw and had front teeth the size of tombstones. She worked as a seamstress, enjoyed quiet times with friends, and hated the mosquito. I thought that everyone loved the mosquito, but here, in front of all the world, you claim to detest him.
Her rabbity mouth huffed for breath, and she stared down at her lap as though the appropriate comeback were stitched somewhere alongside the zipper of her slacks. The second Anna learned from the first and claimed to love sunshine and detest lies.
It sounded like a translation of one of those Playmate of the Month data sheets, the answers always written in the same loopy handwriting: Next came a beautiful young Yugoslav who identified herself as an optimist, saying that she loved everything that life had to offer.
The teacher licked her lips, revealing a hint of the saucebox we would later come to know. And do you love your little war? How often is one asked what he loves in this world? More to the point, how often is one asked and then publicly ridiculed for his answer?
I love a good steak cooked rare. While I can honestly say that I love leafing through medical textbooks devoted to severe dermatological conditions, the hobby is beyond the reach of my French vocabulary, and acting it out would only have invited controversy.
When called upon, I delivered an effortless list of things that I detest: Having given it some thought, I then declared my love for IBM typewriters, the French word for bruise, and my electric floor waxer. It was a short list, but still I managed to mispronounce IBM and assign the wrong gender to both the floor waxer and the typewriter.
The teacher proceeded to belittle everyone from German Eva, who hated laziness, to Japanese Yukari, who loved paintbrushes and soap. Italian, Thai, Dutch, Korean, and Chinese — we all left class foolishly believing that the worst over.
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