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A Website to Learn English during the Pandemic

by learn a language journalist
New Delhi, May 11, 2021: The pandemic has brought to light the digital divide existent in the Indian society than ever. There are digital natives who have access to technology and digital aliens who are not so familiar with technology. Majority of the students in various Government Degree Colleges of the state come from rural areas and some of them may not own a smartphone. They use their parent’s or sibling’s phones to study and most of these phones will not be available during the online classes. Hence, these students could not benefit much from the synchronous methods of teaching […]

Adjectives For Describing Cities • Learn English with Harry 👴

by learn a language journalist
Meaning: a city that is quite tight, where the streets are narrow and it doesn’t spread out so much; it’s very easy to get from one side of the city to the other in a very short space of time Example: Dublin could be regarded as a compact city because the city centre is very small and it doesn’t take you hours to get from one side of the city to the other. Meaning: a city that’s doing really really well; a city that is thriving, with lots of new buildings, lots of investment Example: Lisbon in Portugal is a […]

Learn English with a BBC News article · engVid

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Learn English with a BBC News article Test your understanding of this English lesson “Unworn shoes have been washing up on beaches.” What does 'unworn' mean? The shoes in the sea are described as 'flotsam'. What does this word mean? What is the 'tongue' of a shoe? What is a 'beach-comber'? What is another verb meaning 'to turn up'? What is another word for a 'trainer' as used in the article? What are the 'currents' in the sea? What is another word for 'accountability'? What does the metaphor 'to put your hand up' mean, as used in the article? What […]

The internet is excluding Asian-Americans who don’t speak English

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Jennifer Xiong spent her summer helping Hmong people in California register to vote in the US presidential election. The Hmong are an ethnic group that come from the mountains of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand but don’t have a country of their own, and Xiong was a volunteer organizer at Hmong Innovating Politics, or HIP, in Fresno. There are around 300,000 Hmong people in the US, and she spent hours phone-banking and working on ads to run on Hmong radio and TV channels. It was inspiring work. “This was an entirely new thing for me to see,” she says. “Young, […]

Woman who arrived in UK with nothing and unable to speak English is now a lecturer at Welsh university – Wales Online

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There are always big stories on WalesOnline – don’t miss any with our daily email When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy notice A woman who arrived in the UK with nothing and unable to speak a word of English has spoken of the inspirational journey of dedication and hard work which has […]

How to speak English Fluently? 16 Tips to Follow | MTS Blog

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Even after spending considerable time learning grammar and vocabulary – do you still find it hard to speak English fluently and confidently? If yes, then this post is for you. We will be discussing valuable tips on how to speak English fluently as it will help you learn in a comparatively shorter span of time. What Makes English So Important? Even though English is a weird language to learn, however, it’s considered a practical skill as it’s the most widely spoken language worldwide. According to a recent survey done in 2021, 1.35 billion people speak English as their primary or […]

Digital Ways to Learn English – Scoop Empire

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Last year, when the COVID-19 pandemic locked everyone at home, people learned how to use digital services to work and play. It is 2021, and the biggest part of humanity is still on lockdown. Children and adults who learned English in groups or with a private English tutor switched from offline education to online one. It is a difficult transition, but the ones who managed to do that improved their language and communication skills. There are various platforms for online English learning: commercial ones, governmental ones, and local ones. Learning with them is a great and obvious way to study […]

I speak English, I promise.

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I was reminded on the weekend, when I referred to the change in my wallet as “shrapnel”, that the English language is not necessarily universal. Words have different meanings in different countries, and sayings do not always translate. I thought I would share with you all some of my experiences, and the changes I have had to make, with how I speak since moving from Australia. When I first came to North America, I was a summer camp counselor in the USA and oversaw the teenage girls. I credit them with helping me make one of my first adjustments. In […]

‘Speak English like Shashi Tharoor,’ says language app ad; Tharoor fumes

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An endorsement by English language speaking app Blackboard Radio (BBR)- Learn English by Speaking, that tapped in on Shashi Tharoor’s english speaking skills, has not gone well with the parliamentarian This content was originally published here.

Reformers vote to make it easier to learn English… These nu, sili speling rools tayk the biskit  | Daily Mail Online

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Howz yor speling? An organisation known as the International English Spelling Congress has just voted in favour, or favor, of major reform. Apparently, English takes up to three years longer to master than other languages, and the peculiarities of our spelling sytem are at least partly to blame. The congress is concerned that far too many English words don’t sound the way they are spelt, or, indeed, spelled. Traditional Spelling Revised, or TSR, aims to get rid of silent letters such as ‘w’ in wrong.  If they have their way, rong will soon be right, rite will no longer be […]