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Hye Lee Lee 1 EL104 Professor Whittenburg May, 2007 A Human Transplant Do you know what a human transplant is? It sounds like a science fiction movie or a word from a science book, but actually it isn’t. The last time I saw my father before I immigrated to the USA from Korea, he said, “Immigration will be like a transplant. Adaptation will be the most crucial thing right after you go over there. Many circumstances will be different from here.” I didn’t listen carefully to the advice my father gave me at the time. However, I have found many common challenges since I came to the U.S.A. as a middle-aged immigrant: pronunciation in communication, limited job opportunities, and a change in lifestyle due to lower income. First of all, in my opinion, almost every difficulty of living in America is caused by poor communication. In my case, due to not being used to pronouncing words accurately, especially /æ/ or /e/ sounds, I had an embarrassing and unforgettable experience. Three weeks after coming to
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