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The sounds of English and the International Phonetic Alphabet | © Tomasz P. Szynalski, This chart contains all the sounds (phonemes) used in the English language. For each sound, it gives: The symbol from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), as used in phonetic transcriptions in modern dictionaries for English learners — that is, in A. To print the chart, use the printable PDF version. Does this chart list all the sounds that you can hear in British and American English? No. For example, this page does not list the regular t (heard in this pronunciation of letter) and the flap t (heard in this one) with separate symbols. So this page actually lists phonemes (groups of sounds), not individual sounds. Take the phoneme p in the above chart. Typing the phonetic symbols You won’t find phonetic symbols on your computer’s keyboard. You can use my free IPA phonetic keyboard at You can also use the ASCII Phonetic Alphabet, which represents IPA symbols with “normal” characters that you can type on your keyboard.

20 Ways To Train Your Brain In order to stay sharp, it is important that you exercise your brain. The less we use our minds, the duller they become. There is a lot of emphasis these days on staying physically healthy, but we should also be concerned for our mental well-being. Our brains continue to expand and adapt to the stimuli they receive throughout our lives. 1. Reading a book stimulates the imagination. 2. Video games have a bad reputation for causing brain rot, but there are some that will actually help you strengthen your mind. 3. Don’t worry, I’m not going off the new age deep-end here. 4. A lack of sleep can interfere with your ability to assimilate new information. 5. You didn’t think you were going to get away without a little time on the treadmill did you? 6. It is not a myth. 7. Encourage yourself. 8. Never stop being curious about your world. 9. Alcohol is of course a depressant. 10. Studies have shown that there may be a link between regular sex and improved brain performance in women. 11. 12.

List of cognitive biases Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral economics. There are also controversies over some of these biases as to whether they count as useless or irrational, or whether they result in useful attitudes or behavior. For example, when getting to know others, people tend to ask leading questions which seem biased towards confirming their assumptions about the person. Although this research overwhelmingly involves human subjects, some findings that demonstrate bias have been found in non-human animals as well. Decision-making, belief, and behavioral biases[edit] Many of these biases affect belief formation, business and economic decisions, and human behavior in general. Social biases[edit] Most of these biases are labeled as attributional biases. Memory errors and biases[edit] Common theoretical causes of some cognitive biases[edit] Notes[edit]

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Perform a Soccer Goal Kick Properly In this article you will learn how to perform a goal kick properly. My own experience tells me that many goalkeepers don't know how to perform a proper goal kick. 44 Secrets for Playing Great Soccer The Ultimate Guide to Soccer Positions I'm not trying to be mean. Also, a goal kick is a good contra attack weapon if executed properly. And if you really manage to kick the ball hard you may even score a goal sometimes if the opponent's goalkeeper is too far away from the goal. All right, let's start to look at how to perform a goal kick properly... 1. This one is critical whether you will get a powerful kick or not. The higher you manage to bring your kicking leg back the greater amount of power you will be able to put on the ball. 2. While executing a goal kick you need to keep the ankle of your kicking foot locked. 3. You need to have the knee of your supporting leg slightly bent. The more you bend your knee the easier you'll have to hit the ball with your half instep. 4. 5. Summary

Memory Improvement Techniques - Improve Your Memory with MindTools Use your whole mind to remember. © iStockphoto/Yakobchuk The tools in this section help you to improve your memory. They help you both to remember facts accurately and to remember the structure of information. The tools are split into two sections. As with other mind tools, the more practice you give yourself with these techniques, the more effectively you will use them. Mnemonics 'Mnemonic' is another word for memory tool. The idea behind using mnemonics is to encode difficult-to-remember information in a way that is much easier to remember. Our brains evolved to code and interpret complex stimuli such as images, colors, structures, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, positions, emotions and language. Unfortunately, a lot of the information we have to remember in modern life is presented differently – as words printed on a page. This section of Mind Tools shows you how to use all the memory resources available to you to remember information in a highly efficient way.

Mind42 - Free Online Mind Map We don’t care about anything - except T-shirts » 25 T-Shirt Sites To Get You Rocking In Style With a new year well upon us and the t-shirts we’ve worn over the holiday period looking a little the worse for wear (and admittedly more than a little the worse for drinking) we have compiled a list of our top t-shirt websites for 2009. The list contains some old favourites and some you may not be aware of, but all have one thing in common – brilliantly designed tees. If you disagree with our choices or feel we’ve left a particularly good site off our list please let us know – we’re always on the lookout for new sites! In no particular order then, our top t-shirt sites…. Threadless An old favourite that has almost been around for a decade now! laFraise This France-based site operates on two simple principles, limited editions only and new designs every day. Tokyo Art Beat Tokyo Art Beat aims to promote Japanese art and artists, and since its launch in 2004 TAB has given a voice to hundreds of artists who would otherwise have struggled to obtain coverage in traditional media or on the web.

Top 10 hiking destinations NEW YORK - All tourism involves at least a bit of walking, even if it's just off the plane to a waiting limousine. But for those who want to put walking or hiking at the heart of their holiday fun, online travel adviser Cheapflights offers its top 10 hiking destinations. Reuters has not endorsed this list: 1. Appalachian Trail: Springer Mountain, Ga., to Mount Katahdin, Maine, in the U.S. The granddaddy of mammoth hikes, the Appalachian Trail is more than 2,150 miles long and passes through 14 states. 2. More often than not, hiking entails high trees, rocks, poisonous plants, tents and the daunting task of cooking over a fire. 3. Along the limestone cliffs, weaving in and out of sandy beaches, lily ponds and fishing villages, is the 186-mile-long Pembrokeshire Coast Path. 4. At 19,336 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa, and has become an increasingly popular hiking destination for travelers. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. (Edited by Paul Casciato)