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Dear John

Dicembre 2013
You can write to John Peter Sloan about your problems in love, life, everything. Write to him (in English, please! And put “Dear John” as the subject) at: webmaster@speakupmagazine.it By the way, John doesn’t enjoy answering questions about grammar and language. So, if you have any, please post them on http://blog.speakuponline.it

di John Peter Sloan

John Peter Sloan
John Peter Sloan

Dear John,
I often have questions about English. Can I ask you directly when I have them? Is there any way we can get in touch?

Sure, why not come to my house. Bring your pyjamas, you may have a question in the morning!
I have to be honest with you here, the great thing about having a big, wooden door at the entrance of my house is that I can close it and not think about teaching! It’s good that you have regular questions, it shows a keen mind. I write books for people like you! :)

Dear John,
My boyfriend is English and when he wants to go down the pub without me knowing he tells me that he just has to go out for a minute. Usually he says that a friend has come round and he needs to introduce him to a girl because he’s very shy. Then he comes home the following morning.
What does this mean? I mean, after all, you are English, so you should know.

And you fall for this one every time, or does he have other excuses? It does seem a very complex excuse: I guess he must have used up all the more traditional ones. Personally, I can’t see what he has to hide. The Italians tend to think that the British are all alcoholics, but in the UK six or seven pints a night is about the norm!

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