ARE YOU A "PRIVATE" PERSON?
The British are generally more "private" than the Spanish. Spanish people are generally very open and talkative which is wonderful.
The word "private" often causes Spanish people a few problems, however. The problem is this case is pronunciation. Most Spanish people say: "I would like "preeevate" classes". The correct way to say this is "pr"EYE"vate".
So the sound that you need to use in this word is: ojo en ingles: eye!!! You might think that this type of small pronunciation issue is not that important, which in a way I would agree with you, but many Spanish people are misunderstood, or not even understood at all, just because of small pronuncations mistakes!
Hope that helps!
Soy el director de Daniel Smith + Partners. Tengo más de 10 años de experiencia enseñando inglés a españoles.