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    perfect accent .
    It's very difficult to master a new accent as an adult. You must learn sounds that you never used before. It takes a lot of effort and a bit of talent too. Most people don't have enough patience to train it. Do you watch American movies about mafia? The Italian-American characters usually have a strong accent there. Some of them were born in America, but still haven't got rid of it!

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    It's very difficult to master a new accent as an adult. You must learn sounds that you never used before. It takes a lot of effort and a bit of talent too. Most people don't have enough patience to train it. Do you watch American movies about mafia? The Italian-American characters usually have a strong accent there. Some of them were born in America, but still haven't got rid of it!

    I know spys only do that :D

    I watched them and also enjoy when Frenches talk in English they are so cute

    The bottom line about accent and others dear friend (if you accepted) that I thought that when someone goes to America or London for some years he become fluent but I was so wrong as I think now :)

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    Moving to a different country doesn't mean that someone will use the majority language of that country- there are many communities speaking minority languages in many countries, so people can spend decades in a country without necessarily learning much of the language.

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    Moving to a different country doesn't mean that someone will use the majority language of that country- there are many communities speaking minority languages in many countries, so people can spend decades in a country without necessarily learning much of the language.
    And on the other hand there are many people who, despite having never traveled abroad, have managed to learn "something" about a foreign language.

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    And on the other hand there are many people who, despite having never traveled abroad, have managed to learn "something" about a foreign language.
    There's not much problem about it now that we have all this technology.

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    There's not much problem about it now that we have all this technology.
    Yes, but depending on what you want to mean by that "something" it is still a tough task.

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    Right.

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    Moving to a different country doesn't mean that someone will use the majority language of that country- there are many communities speaking minority languages in many countries, so people can spend decades in a country without necessarily learning much of the language.
    That's may be in America or England where there are regions inhabited by forigners and the old emigrators help the new ones.
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    And on the other hand there are many people who, despite having never traveled abroad, have managed to learn "something" about a foreign language.
    Yes hope to be both
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    Yes, but depending on what you want to mean by that "something" it is still a tough task.
    mmmm it seems no :D

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    And on the other hand there are many people who, despite having never traveled abroad, have managed to learn "something" about a foreign language.
    And there are a hardy few who manage to reach native speaker level without setting foot in a country where that language is spoken.

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    And there are a hardy few who manage to reach native speaker level without setting foot in a country where that language is spoken.
    Oh, If I become from these hardy ones, No one will believe that I didn't go there or my mother is from there

    I swear yesterday I watched last minutes of a programme in Nile TV ( an Egyptian TV channel in English) I was sure that the interviewer was a big hired British interviewer because her accent was British exactly, But I was surprised when I saw on the titre of the programme " Presented by Mervat Hesham" ....What?!!! She is Egyptian woman!!! I wondered how did she become like that? she isn't spy :) or her features were caucasian (mother genes lol) even I know alot studied in the Britsh Councils but didn't become like that, she was helping the guest in some phrases completition .

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