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The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts. These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help you understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of languages. 1.

The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

Some continents have more languages than others Not all continents are equally diverse in the number of spoken languages. Whereas Asia leads the statistics with 2,301 languages, Africa follows closely with 2,138. There are about 1,300 languages in the Pacific, and 1,064 in South and North America. 2. Chinese has more native speakers than any other language, followed by Hindi and Urdu, which have the same linguistic origins in northern India. The numbers are fascinating because they reflect the fact that two-thirds of the world's population share only 12 native languages.

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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. Tip the Author If you liked this, tip the author! Payments are through PayPal, and you can use a credit card or your PayPal account. Anglophenia.

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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. 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.

This requires more effort than just typing every word out — and the effort is what helps cement the material in your memory. The result? Commonest English Words. Find the US States Quiz. TeachingEnglish. Literary Devices. Urban Dictionary, November 8: E-bola.

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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. The Year 10 students say the film is inspiring and makes them realise how fortunate they to have a free and safe education. Argtim, 15, said: "To see the lengths she went to to get an education - she was willing to die for it - has made me review my own attitude.

"Everyone probably takes their education here in England for granted. "

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