新概念英语－听录音，并回答问题Why does the writer not understand the porter?
新概念英语 - 小编笔记
新概念英语 - 教材原文
I arrived in London at last. The railway station was big, black and dark. I did not know the way to my hotel, so I asked a porter.
I not only spoke English very carefully, but very clearly as well. The porter, however, could not understand me. I repeated my question several times and at last he understood. he answered me, but he spoke neither slowly nor clearly.
'I am a foreigner,' I said.
Then he spoke slowly, but I could not understand him.
My teacher never spoke English like that!
The porter and I looked at each other and smiled. Then he said something and I understood it. 'You'll soon learn English!' he said.
I wonder. In England, each person speaks a different language. The English understand each other, but I don't understand them! Do they speak English?
新概念英语－单词和短语railway n. 铁路
porter n. 搬运工
several quantifier 几个
foreigner n. 外国人
wonder v. 感到奇怪
我的英语讲得不但非常认真，而且咬字也非常清楚。 然而搬运工却不明白我的话。我把问话重复了很多遍。 他终于听懂了。他回答了，但他讲得既不慢也不清楚。