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Graciela

Graciela

What do you do, exactly?
I'm a Producer at BBC Learning English. This means I create content for the all-English and BBCUKChina websites (e.g. The English We Speak, Words in the News, Take Away English). And I have fun chatting with our audiences on Facebook and Twitter.

How long have you worked for BBC Learning English?
For more than two years now. Oh, time goes so fast! And, between you and me, it's been a bit of an adventure as I am not a native speaker of the English language.

What other languages can you speak?
I speak Portuguese and Spanish. But also some Italian, especially after a good meal. And French, after a nice glass of wine. Not much French, though. I must learn more.

What's your favourite website (other than Learning English)?
My background is in Journalism and I follow the news closely. The BBC News website is very good, and I also read websites of the main newspapers in Britain, the US and Latin America. I use YouTube* a lot too. People are very generous and upload videos that can teach you a wide range of things, from styling your hair to writing codes for computers.

What's your earliest memory?
Playing with my brother in a sandpit in a playground. No sandcastles for us; we were serious kids on a mission: we were two astronauts on the Moon surface! We must have been 4 or 5.

Where's your favourite place, and why?
I like a sandy beach on a summer afternoon, when it is not very crowded. You can feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, but also the breeze. And I love the sound of waves breaking on the shore. It is very calming and gives me a sense of reassurance: like the waves coming one after the other, a fresh opportunity will always arise for each and every one of us.

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