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The History of English in 10 Minutes - Sub ENG

The History of English in 10 Minutes - Sub ENG

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The phrases you’ve been getting wrong all your life - BBC Reel Exploring the effect that words and language have on our lives. The art of mangling your wordsHave you found out you've been getting a phrase wrong all your life?Now Playing Why are Russians using this symbol?The phrase means "it's all of us" and is being used to rally support against the Russian government.Watch now LanguageA comedian's guide to Spanish accentsWith more than 41 million speakers, the Spanish spoken in the US varies from coast to coast.Watch now CultureLatino or Hispanic?The two words are used interchangeably in the US, but the words don't mean the same thing.Watch now Remote PlacesA 500-year-old fight to save a languageA fight to keep a language alive.Watch now LanguageObscure words with delightful meaningsFrom 'shivviness' to 'scurryfunge', these are our favourite forgotten phrases. LanguageAn untranslatable word for pure joy‘Gigil’ is a term largely unknown outside of the Philippines.Watch now

From anemoia to zagreb: how 'fictionaries' are liberating the word Sondern. the realisation that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. It is unlikely that you will find this definition in any traditional dictionary. “Sonder” certainly exists in the Oxford English Dictionary, but there it appears in reference to the slightly less existentially provocative adjective and noun “of or relating to a class of small racing yachts”. It is the other sonder that bobs up in internet listicles such as 25 Words Every Traveller Should Have in Their Vocabulary and 32 of the Most Beautiful Words in the English Language. The word is a popular choice for text-based tattoos. It is the name of a swish San Francisco startup travel agency, as well as the title of English prog-metal band Tesseract’s 2017 album – its track “Luminary” features lyrics that sonder-ponder: “Are you alone, locked inside / The prison of your head?”

1959-1969 Robert Menzies - TIME: 50 Years In the South Pacific Critics like to describe Robert Menzies' unbroken term in office from 1949 to 1966 as wasted or slothful. It is a common complaint that left-wing partisans make against conservatives. What those critics fail to understand is that it is not the purpose of a conservative to cause radical upheaval in society. A conservative believes in stability, security and an order that allows individuals to pursue their own dreams and ambitions, not become playthings for the social ambitions of others. Sir Robert Menzies was just such a conservative. Capital - The beautiful ways different cultures sign emails As an American living in the UK, I’m used to inadvertently offending Brits with my use of English. But while faux pas like referring to pants rather than trousers were quickly corrected, it took much longer to realise the subtler shadings of certain words. One of these is “Regards”, a word I never use in normal speech that has become a fixture in work-related emails.

Capital - The smart guide to procrastination Mozart was out drinking one day when his friends became uneasy. It was 3 November, 1787 in Prague and the next day was the premiere of his latest opera, ‘Don Giovanni’. It was set to become one of the most acclaimed musical works in history, a true masterpiece that’s still doing the rounds in opera houses across the globe centuries later. Scottish Poetry Library When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter. I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells And run my stick along the public railings And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

Why So Much Variety in English? - Internasjonal engelsk Vocabulary Make sure you understand these words before you read the text. Use the dictionary in the link collection to look up new words: NewseumED Are your students savvy searchers? Can they spot the difference between a straight news article and an opinion piece? Do they recognize bias in their sources … or in themselves? The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy - The Padagogy Wheel – It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy contributed by Allan Carrington, TeachThought PD Workshop Facilitator Visit TeachThought Professional Development if you’re interested in our workshop options on the Padagogy Wheel. The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently, and with a view to long term, big-picture outcomes – about how they use mobile apps in their teaching. The Padagogy Wheel is all about mindsets; it’s a way of thinking about digital-age education that meshes together concerns about mobile app features, learning transformation, motivation, cognitive development and long-term learning objectives. The Padagogy Wheel, though, is not rocket science.

The crunch of an apple makes me want to run away Margot Noel has a condition called misophonia, which literally means "hatred of sound". It can be so disturbing that she has to wear headphones or ear plugs to protect herself. Someone takes a bite out of an apple. There's a drawn-out crunch as the teeth break through the tough skin of the fruit. The noise is unbearable for 28-year-old Margot Noel. "I have to leave or cover my ears. Capital - Your hand gestures can help make you more charismatic Next time you watch a TED talk or a political speech, take a moment to look closely at the speaker’s hand movements. Is the motion slow or energetic? Is it subtle or expansive? And how are the hands mostly moving – vertically or horizontally?

How likely are you to survive a plane crash? Image copyright EPA/Handout News that all 103 passengers survived a plane crash in Mexico's Durango state on Tuesday may seem incredible, especially given the dramatic pictures of the smoking wreckage. Almost all those on board were injured in the accident, but most reportedly walked away from the wreckage with only light injuries. How unusual is this? ‘I was a teacher for 17 years, but I couldn’t read or write’ Image copyright Alamy John Corcoran grew up in New Mexico in the US during the 1940s and 50s. One of six siblings, he graduated from high school, went on to university, and became a teacher in the 1960s - a job he held for 17 years. But, as he explains here, he hid an extraordinary secret. When I was a child I was told by my parents that I was a winner, and for the first six years of my life I believed what my parents had told me.