Surely I tried to learn English phonetics: besides having attended the “Oxford Institute” here in Italy - english mothertongue teachers, I have been in touch with american people, because of my job.
I used to work in the italian branch of an american company, for about ten years.
Then I joined another company, and I have to speak with Chinese people… in english, of course…
Now I have no more chance to get in touch with foreign people, since my job changed again.
I like to follow tv movies, such as CSI, Detective Monk, Afterlife, 2.5 children… and so on, but there are many words or way to speak that I don’t remember or I don’t know.
Not to speak of english songs: I can understand the 20 %: only after having read the tests of the lyric I say: oh, sure, it is that .
But this is not very important because sometimes I do not understand the italian songs, even…