English Test Preparation
Given the maritime tradition of Vikings and their influence on English history, the English language has a lot of nautical words borrowed or derived from these energetic Scandinavians. Flota is Old Norse for water. (Other derived words are ahoy, lake, ship, keel, skip, and ferry.)
Ments have or are developing websites in English. These presently include the state of Baja California (www.turismobc.gob.mx) Baja California Sur (www.bajacalifornia.gob.mx) and the city of Acapulco (www.visitacapulco.com.mex). The states of Sinaloa, Jalisco, Colima and Guerrero were all in the process of developing English-language sites that may be up and running by the time you read this.
English is spoken in the centers where tourists roam. In Papeete, for example, you can speak English with anyone in the tourist industry, with taxi drivers, waiters, hotel personnel, customs and immigration officials, and most shopkeepers. But with few exceptions, they won't give you any information except the few sentences and pat answers they give to every tourist in English. Don't expect to strike up a long conversation or be invited home for dinner. School children and teenagers, who are learning English, pride themselves on being able to recognize English speakers at a distance. They'll holler hello to you and will be able to carry on very simple conversations. You should be able, at minimum, to do the same in French.