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    walking + work

    Hello,
    Yesterday I had a talk with a new guy in our work. He was asking me where I was walking while I was in my home town?

    I could not understand what he is talking about but finally he told me that he wants to know where I was working ...

    I didnt know that you could use walk for experssing work.

    I would like to thank you in advance
    Best Regards
    Alex

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    Re: walking + work

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Hello,
    Yesterday I had a talk with a new guy in our work. He was asking me where I was walking while I was in my home town?

    I could not understand what he is talking about but finally he told me that he wants to know where I was working ...

    I didnt know that you could use walk for experssing work.

    I would like to thank you in advance
    Best Regards
    Alex
    Working & walking
    They have different pronunciation.... Have a look at their transcription in a dictionary....

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    Re: walking + work

    U may misunderstand his pronunciation because the difference between your accent and his one

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    Re: walking + work

    Quote Originally Posted by casablanca_30391 View Post
    You may have misunderstood his pronunciation because of the difference between your accent and his. one
    R.

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    Re: walking + work

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    I didn't know that you could use walk for expressing work.
    You can't.

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    Re: walking + work

    This is a common problem with pronunciation, especially for my Spanish students. They have great trouble getting the correct pronunciation so that the two words don't sound the same. They even have trouble differentiating between the two when I say them.

    With one student, I get her to say "I walk to work" at least 10 times in every class - she's making progress but very slowly!!

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    Re: walking + work

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    This is a common problem with pronunciation, especially for my Spanish students. They have great trouble getting the correct pronunciation so that the two words don't sound the same. They even have trouble differentiating between the two when I say them.

    With one student, I get her to say "I walk to work" at least 10 times in every class - she's making progress but very slowly!!
    Thanks for sharing this :)

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