I´ve been living in Manchester for ten months. When I first came here, my English was rubbish. I couldn’t say "how are you". Now I'm feeling a bit more confident to speak to someone and ask for informations.
The Manchester accent, in particular, Rochdale accent is too hard for people like me to understand, but I'm really enjoying it, because in my opinion, it is a great challenge to begin learning English from Rochdale accent!
I will tell you a bit about when I arrived to the Manchester airport. As I said before, I didn’t speak English. I was with my daughter Alicia, when some Lady took my passport and Alicia's one. She looked at them and asked me something like "your daughter DOB please" I was miles away. I replied "what"? She soon noticed that I couldn't understand anything. So she showed me my birth date in my passport (DOB), and then she asked me again "your daughter's DOB". I was nervous. I answered "twenty nine.... hum.... October.....hummmm deux mille et treze
. So, I couldn’t say "two thousand and fourteen'' to that lady ! I thought about that all day. Even now, sometimes when I remember about it I start laughing.
I came across this situation everyday.
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Just a few adjustments. You did a great job overall.