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Ms.

Ms.

Culture

Vocabulary

When teaching 'writing emails', I always have to explain Ms to my students. They know Mr , Mrs and Miss , but in general it's the first time...

Language influences how people see the world

Language influences how people see the world

Culture

Do the languages we speak shape the way we think? Do they merely express thoughts, or do the structures in languages (without our knowledge or...

The history of the English Language (videos)

The history of the English Language (videos)

Culture

"The Adventure of English is a British television series (ITV) on the history of the English presented by Melvyn Bragg as well as a companion...

the 'real' origin of some well-known proverbs, customs, etc.

the 'real' origin of some well-known proverbs, customs, etc.

Culture

My colleague Anne sent me this interesting text yesterday. EDIT: apparently all the 'explanations' are incorrect, but it is fun to read anyway....

Do not stand at my grave...

Do not stand at my grave...

Culture

In the past couple of weeks some of my friends/students have lost one of their parents. For them and for all the other people who have (recently)...

#hashtag

#hashtag

Culture

"French say 'non' to the t erm hashtag in battle to stop English words violating their language" On the website of the Daily Mail you can find...

Nonnative-English-Speaking Teachers

Nonnative-English-Speaking Teachers

Culture

Being a nonnative speaker of English, I'm very happy that recently people have been more open to the fact that nonnative English-speaking teachers...

Each peach pear plum

Each peach pear plum

Culture

When my children were little I would read them this lovely book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. The text is as follows: I n this book With your little...

Don't teach the 'Queen's English' to foreign students

Don't teach the 'Queen's English' to foreign students

Culture

Daily Mail By Emily Allen Last updated at 8:30 AM on 2nd November 2011 ________________________________ Don't teach the 'Queen's English' to...

Irish Pub Songs

Irish Pub Songs

Culture

This Summer (August 2011) I was on holiday in Ireland. And one of the things I enjoyed most, was going to the pub where musicians would play...

Why do the French drive on the right?

Why do the French drive on the right?

Culture

The other day I was listening to the radio, and they talked about why the English drive on the right. I had never heard an explanation for this,...

Paper Planes

Paper Planes

Culture

This afternoon I bought a book called "A Picnic on Earth" by Rupert Morgan. It caught my eye, because it said on the front cover something like...

"English: it's a neologism thang, innit"

"English: it's a neologism thang, innit"

Culture

An interesting article in The Guardian yesterday (Monday May 9th 2011): http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/09/neologism-thang-scrabble-abominations...

Bilingualism: Good for the brain

Bilingualism: Good for the brain

Culture

Bilingual education is controversial in the United States, but a growing body of research shows that regularly speaking two languages comes with...

"Les origines des langues"

"Les origines des langues"

Culture

I just bought this magazine at the local newsagent: "Les cahiers de Science et Vie", N° 118 Août/Septembre 2010, Les Origines des Langues." Very...

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