1. Do you speak a foreign language?
2. Do you speak English?
3. Do you read and write Japanese?
4. Do you read and write any other language?
5. How long have you been studying English?
6. How long ago did you start your class in English?
7. When did you begin to learn English?
8. Why did you study English?
9. How come you took English lessons?
10. How’s your English?
11. Do you speak the language well?
12. Is your English good enough to work in an American firm?
13. Do you know the language well enough to communicate with English speaking people?
14. Do you think your English is good enough to do desk work?
15. What language do you speak other than Chinese?
16. How many languages do you speak?
17. What other dialect do you understand?
18. Do you understand the Shanghaiese?
1. Only enough to carry on a simple conversation.
2. Yes, I speak it well.
3. I understand English better than I can express myself.
4. Yes, I can do both well.
5. No, I only speak the language.
6. I speak the language better than I read and write.
7. Only a short time.
8. I began learning English when I was six.
9. I started to learn English when I was in the primary school.
10. I have been learning English for more than sixteen years.
11. I have been studying English since I was in primary school.
12. I’ve been speaking English all my life.
13. I’m bilingual.
14. Because I was interested in it.
15. Because there’s a great demand in the world for the usage of English.
16. Because I thought if I learned English well, it would help me in getting better jobs.
17. I majored in English language so that I could more clearly express my ideas in the language.
18. Because English is the best language for communication.
19. English has become an international language. No matter where you go, English is always commonly used. It is convenient to know the language.
20. Pretty good. I used to be an interpreter in English.
21. I speak the language well. I’ve had ten years of it.
22. I can do translation work without difficulties.
23. I think so. I used to be an interpreter.
24. The amount of English I know enables me to do general desk work.
25. I believe the amount of English I know is sufficient to work in an American firm.
26. Only Chinese and English.
27. Other than Chinese, I speak English. I learned some Spanish in school, but forget all of it.
28. I speak a little bit of everything, but none of them are very good.
29. I speak about twenty-some languages. I’m a linguistic genius.
30. I am a native. I was born and raised here. I speak the dialect perfectly.
31. I speak the Shanghai dialect, Szechuan dialect, Cantonese and, of course, Mandarin.