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Practicing Oral English and Guiding around Istanbul, Turkey

Date Submitted: 14-Feb-2004
From: Alper Karazeybek
Subject: Practicing Oral English and Guiding around Istanbul, Turkey
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Notice: We are two cousins living in Istanbul. We do know English but want to improve our oral practice by talking to english speaking tourists in Istanbul. We can even guide about where to eat, shop, stay and visit. We don't want any money, just want to practice English and meet some new people.