Friday, February 12, 2010

words i understand

All my colleagues are from another country where good command of the English language is not required. However, we all had to take a professional liscensure exam so we can practice our profession in the country we are working. And the exam was in English. Good thing ever since I started school, English was already taught. I'm quite comfortable in speaking, reading and writing in English. I think I will have sure correct answers in the exam for simply understanding the instructions and questions.Too bad for them though. There's no special examination translated in their language. Not even a dictionary or translator is allowed during the exam.

During the exam, while I'm thinking if A or B is correct, my colleagues must be perspiring too much for simply thinking what is the meaning of "A 70 year old patient had a stroke." -- and that's not even the question yet. (No offense guys. I'm sure you know the right answers better than I do.)

I did pass the exam -- thank God! I didn't know if all my other colleagues passed too. I just realized how lucky I am I learned the language most useful to me -- though it's not the most spoken.

Did you know that it is actually Chinese as the most spoken language?

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