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In order to learn to speak a foreign language, a person must

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Answer is B.People who only recite memorized sentences in a foreign language will never learn to speak that language.

The argument clearly states, "The only effective way..."

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The only way to learn a language is to practice effectively.
Method A is the only way of doing it effectively.
Method B is not effective. Method C is not effective. ...Method Z is not effective.
If not doing effectively, you cannot learn to do the thing that you want to do. As extreme it may sound, but that's the premise.
The word ONLY is the keyword here. Any method other than Method A (original sentences over memorizing sentences) is incorrect.

Only B seems to be a logical conclusion here.
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In order to learn to speak a foreign language, a person must practice effectively. The only effective way to practice is by uttering original sentences in that language, rather than reciting memorized ones. A person can utter such sentences only by first making mistakes in that language that would appear foolish to fluent speakers of the language.

Which of the following conclusions can be properly drawn from the statements above?
A. People who have learned to speak a foreign language will have appeared foolish to fluent speakers of that language.
B.People who only recite memorized sentences in a foreign language will never learn to speak that language.
C.People who have not learned to speak a foreign language have not appeared foolish to fluent speakers of that language.
D.People who do not make mistakes when uttering original sentences in a foreign language do not appear foolish to fluent speakers of that language.
E.When combined with other exercises, reciting memorized sentences in a foreign language can be an effective means of practicing to speak that language.


i made a mistake, but now I see why B is the answer...
The only effective way to practice is by uttering original sentences in that language
therefore, if you recite memorized sentences, you will not learn to speak that language...

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New post 20 Nov 2017, 18:30
agdimple333 wrote:
will go with B. - the key is 'the only effective way to learn foreign language is to practice is by uttering original sentence'


No offense

The most crucial part of this question is "In order to learn to speak a foreign language, a person must practice effectively"
Without considering that part, your reasoning is problematic.

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