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Mental_floss - Here's how British and American spelling... 11 bizarre international idioms that get lost in translation, comically drawn... Just as different countries often possess quirky workplace habits, many countries use phrases that are completely unique to their language and culture.

11 bizarre international idioms that get lost in translation, comically drawn...

Office supplier Viking decided to delve a little deeper into the subject and teamed up with award-winning British illustrator Paul Blow to uncover the idioms that can get lost in translation, causing misunderstandings between international colleagues and business partners. Creating illustrations for eleven phrases in eleven different languages, the results are surprising and amusing. Best Photographs of 2016. What Does "The" Mean? It’s the most frequent word in the English language, accounting for around 4 percent of all the words we write or speak.

What Does "The" Mean?

It’s everywhere, all the time, so clearly it must be doing something important. Words have meaning. That’s fundamental, isn’t it? So this word “the,” a word that seems to be supporting a significant portion of the entire weight of our language, what does this word mean? Fantastic things in the world - Journal. Ordväggar. 20 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make. English vocabulary is full of pitfalls that you might not be aware of.

20 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Don't let them trip you up. If something happens invariably, it always happens. To be invariable is to never vary. The word is sometimes used to mean frequently, which has more leeway. A whole comprises its parts. The words rein and reign are commonly confused.


The United States of Crazy Laws. The United States has a long and interesting history, and most of today’s current laws are appropriate to keep the peace.

The United States of Crazy Laws

However, there are laws in all 50 states that are a bit “crazy” in today’s terms for a number of reasons. Some laws that may have been appropriate 100 years ago may have just fallen through the cracks, therefore they’re still on the books and seem pretty funny to us now. For example, if you want to be a law abiding citizen in many states of the union, pay close attention to the animals in your jurisdiction.

In Alaska it is illegal to wake a sleeping bear to take a photo, while in Arizona keep your donkey awake near the bathtub, as it’s illegal for a donkey to sleep in one. A Little Fable—Franz Kafka—Flash Fiction Online. Franz Kafka Franz Kafka in 1906.

A Little Fable—Franz Kafka—Flash Fiction Online

Artwork : This picture is in the public domain. “Alas,” said the mouse, “the whole world is growing smaller every day. At first it was so big that I was afraid, I kept running and running, and I was glad when at last I saw walls far away to the right and left, but these long walls have narrowed so quickly that I am in the last chamber already, and there in the corner stands the trap that I must run into.” “You only need to change your direction,” said the cat, and ate it up.

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Handwriting is slow. Weirdly, that's precisely why handwriting is better suited to learning. Take it from research psychologists Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California, Los Angeles, who did a fascinating study investigating just how terrible laptops are for note-taking in classrooms. Earlier studies have argued that laptops make for poor note-taking because of the litany of distractions available on the internet, but their experiments yielded a counterintuitive conclusion: Handwriting is better because it slows the learner down.

By slowing down the process of taking notes, you accelerate learning. It works like this. As learning science has discovered, if you're not signaling that the material is important to your brain, it will discard the lecture from memory for the sake of efficiency. But if you are taking notes by hand, you won't be able to write down every word the speaker says. The result? Commonest English Words. Find the US States Quiz. TeachingEnglish.

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Reading comprehension. Listening comprehension. LINGUISTICS. PICTURES. The Hitch Hiker by Roald Dahl Complete Audiobook. Malala film inspires teenagers - BBC School Report. Image copyright PA BBC News School Reporters say watching the new documentary film He Named Me Malala has inspired them to work harder at their studies.

Malala film inspires teenagers - BBC School Report

The story of the Pakistani schoolgirl, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for defending her right to an education, shocked the world. The film traces the Nobel Peace Prize winner's story from the time before she was shot, to her journey now as an education activist. School Reporters Miles, Joseph, Argtim and Felix from Skinners' Acedemy in Hackney, London, attended a pupil premiere of the film - organised by the Into Film Festival for young people - ahead of its nationwide release on 6 November.

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