The Trouble with English


Trouble, trouble everywhere

So much trouble, I don’t care.

Accent, grammar, nouns and verbs,

I don’t want to say one word.


Come on, come on, you can try.

Speak with me, and you’ll get by.

Think of all you want to say

About the life you live today.


Problems, problems everywhere

So many problems, I don’t care.

Explain, repeat, read and write

I can’t speak, day or night


Take it easy, my good friend

We can make it to the end.

With some help, you’ll start to see

You’ll get better naturally.

Listen to this poem.

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