The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test given to foreign students who want to study in the United States. But even those who meet a school’s cutoff score sometimes suffer from inadequate English skills. I remember hearing about the international student who when asked “Do you prefer yellow or blue?” replied “Yes.”
I thought about that story yesterday when I said to Peter, “How are we going to decide which movie to see?” His answer, “OK.”
Peter was born in Germany. I wonder how he did on the TOEFL.