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The full transcript of Michelle Obama's powerful New Hampshire speech

You guys are fired up! Well, let me just say hello everyone. I am so thrilled to be here with you all today in New Hampshire. This is like home to me, and this day – thank you for a beautiful fall day. You just ordered this day up for me, didn’t you? Let me start by thanking your fabulous governor, your next US senator, Maggie Hassan. And, of course, thanks to all of you for taking the time to be here today.

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Add Question Welcome Book Gallery Over 12,000 kids have sent in their message to refugees.View Kind Classrooms We challenged schools across the country to show a little kindness to their local community.View the gallery River Kids Ngarrindjeri boy, Tyrone, introduces us to some of the people who live on the Murray.Watch Shelly the Turtle 11-year-old Ross releases rare Flatback turtle he helped rescue.Watch Saving The Earless Dragon A class in Canberra is using art to help save an endangered species.Watch Protecting Rivers Two rivers in India have just been given the same rights as people!

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Activities for correcting writing in the language classroom

Second-time winner of TeachingEnglish blog award, Cristina Cabal, offers a few tried and tested error-correction activities. Does every single writing error need to be corrected? In the learning of a second language, this is a question that stirs up great controversy. While it is true that most spelling errors will disappear as learner proficiency increases, there are some persistent errors – mainly grammatical – which remain despite repeated efforts to correct them. In the following collection of error-correction activities for writing, the main aim is to get students to identify and correct writing errors taken from their own essays. The activities are fun and highly motivating, and because they are fast-paced, I would suggest going through the errors with the whole class a second time at the end to reinforce learning.

How language changes over time. Why is English so weirdly different from other langu... English speakers know that their language is odd. So do people saddled with learning it non-natively. The oddity that we all perceive most readily is its spelling, which is indeed a nightmare.

In countries where English isn’t spoken, there is no such thing as a ‘spelling bee’ competition. For a normal language, spelling at least pretends a basic correspondence to the way people pronounce the words. But English is not normal. Spelling is a matter of writing, of course, whereas language is fundamentally about speaking. There is no other language, for example, that is close enough to English that we can get about half of what people are saying without training and the rest with only modest effort.

We think it’s a nuisance that so many European languages assign gender to nouns for no reason, with French having female moons and male boats and such. Funny Poems - Top 10 Funny Poems from Tweetspeak, New York, USA. Short Dictations: Quotes.


History of literature. Pronunciation. Spelling. President Obama & Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation—II by Barack Obama and Marilynne Robinson. The following conversation between President Obama and Marilynne Robinson was conducted in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 14.

President Obama & Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation—II by Barack Obama and Marilynne Robinson

An audio recording of the conversation can be heard at The first part appeared in the November 5 issue of The New York Review. —The Editors The President: Are you somebody who worries about people not reading novels anymore? And do you think that has an impact on the culture? And so I wonder when you’re sitting there writing longhand in some—your messy longhand somewhere—so I wonder whether you feel as if that same shared culture is as prevalent and as important in the lives of people as it was, say, when you were that little girl in Idaho, coming up, or whether you feel as if those voices have been overwhelmed by flashier ways to pass the time. Marilynne Robinson: I’m not really the person—because I’m almost always talking with people who love books.

The President: Right. The President: That’s interesting. Robinson: Exactly. The President: Yes.


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