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By russianfail / Wednesday 4 December 2013 16:24 / United States - Dallas
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By  DocBastard  |  38

I guarantee that their are a lot of native English speakers would fail an English proficiency test to. You're test was probably just a bit two hard. Just except that you need too study harder and due better next time. Good luck.

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  nightbirdblue  |  27

Native speakers tend to have more improper grammar and usages of slang than those that learned a language in an educational environment. Learning a language naturally tends to leave more room for twisting the rules of that language's grammar. Those who learn a language in an educational setting end up learning rules of that language at the same time as they learn the language itself. Natural learning of a language tends to get the language before full understanding of the rules of that language is learned and understood.

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  TorturedXeno  |  27

I think OP might be in the military. For certain languages, you can get paid more if you prove your proficiency in speech, listening, and reading is high enough. But that test is very difficult, from what I've heard. Even for natural speakers.

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  alligator729  |  15

I know this lol. I figured it out after I had posted it, and I thought I had added another comment but I do not know where it went lol.

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  KawaiiCupcake  |  14

I don't blame you OP, Russian is a pretty complicated language... Like when it says O you have to read it as A in some cases. If you really live in the US, it's natural to forget your native language, and just cuz you speak it at home or friends it doesn't change anything. I speak my native language at home, but if I took a language test right now, I would fail.

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  rldostie  |  19

I agree, it's probably a military DLPT test. I use to take those and they can be very specific. The vocabulary can be very targeted and removed from normal conversational language. If the OP learned Russian from speaking at home (and not growing up in Russia), then it's very understandable that he failed the test. But some boning up on military and government vocabulary as well as looking into Russian current events can get him through the second time.

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  Bcfrmkc816  |  17

Yes it is very hard to pass the tests. Most of the time it's incorrectly identifying the language written word because a simple loop or tail or sway of some letters can misinterpreted. Also when it's spoken fast and you don't catch it all it can cause you a lot of trouble in a foreign land.

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He said He's NOT getting paid

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  Cazz91  |  21

Because insulting someone (picture or in person) by using downs syndrome is totally acceptable and not at all insulting to the individuals that have it right? SMH.

By  DocBastard  |  38

I guarantee that their are a lot of native English speakers would fail an English proficiency test to. You're test was probably just a bit two hard. Just except that you need too study harder and due better next time. Good luck.

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  Kyuzomi  |  12

Are you serious...?

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  okibi1  |  20

I love you, Doc. That comment is awesome.

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  zsshamalama  |  11

*accept Oh, the irony.

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  DocBastard  |  38

Zsshamalama - Are you actually serious? THAT was the only mistake you caught? I hope you don't have any English proficiency tests coming up. You'll fail for certain.

By  JakeHRogers  |  7

You must be speechless. GET IT

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  Lomus  |  24

There is a line between laziness and stupidity, sadly it's crossed so much on the Internet people don't bat an eyelid. My way of thinking is, don't use words you can't spell. Then we'll know the reasonably intelligent from the braindead.

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  Lomus  |  24

What kind of autocorrect doesn't put an apostrophe in 'don't'? I don't know about you, but I tend to read through what I write online in case I've made a stupid typo. Plus, might I take the phrase "I couldn't care less" for example - Americans usually say, "I could care less", which really undermines the point (see the David Mitchell video "dear Americans" if you really care). I was presuming this was yet another example of people not knowing the difference between positive and negative statements, not just a simple typo.

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