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Learn English with zombies: oral comprehension of American English – Zipf’s Law

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Everyone who I’ve heard talking about learning vocabulary agrees that you should learn it in context. But, what does “in context” mean, exactly? For me, it includes finding memorable example sentences. I have two favorite sources for these, and the one that’s OK for those of us who are under 18 years of age is the extensive œuvre of zombie film and literature. For example, if you’re trying to memorize the French verb déchiqueter, you could memorize a sentence about using a shredder–or, you could memorize something like …pour pas que je me fasse agripper, déchiqueter, et dévorer par une […]

Rethinking the Idea That “Japanese People Can’t Speak English” – JobsInJapan.com

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The idea that “Japanese people can’t speak English” is a common belief held by many people. There are numerous articles written by foreigners living in Japan that attempt to explain why Japanese people are terrible at speaking English. Japanese people have also produced books and articles on the matter. Nonetheless, in both the United States and Japan, I have met Japanese people who are capable of carrying out conversations in English. However, it’s common for these people to insist that they “can’t speak English” even as they are having a conversation in English. For many Japanese ESL speakers, “can’t speak […]

Learn English with zombies: oral comprehension of American English – Zipf’s Law

by learn a language journalist
Everyone who I’ve heard talking about learning vocabulary agrees that you should learn it in context. But, what does “in context” mean, exactly? For me, it includes finding memorable example sentences. I have two favorite sources for these, and the one that’s OK for those of us who are under 18 years of age is the extensive œuvre of zombie film and literature. For example, if you’re trying to memorize the French verb déchiqueter, you could memorize a sentence about using a shredder–or, you could memorize something like …pour pas que je me fasse agripper, déchiqueter, et dévorer par une […]

The 12 Best Podcasts to Help You Learn English [2020]

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As some British pop stars told us in the 1980s, . But the internet has changed everything, and now podcasts might be his second life! Everyone loves a good podcast. They can entertain and educate you during any activity that does not require your full attention. What did we do before there was an endless supply of great podcasts to listen to while out for a jog, or cooking dinner? If you are learning English and would like a few podcasts to help, you are spoilt for choice! Here some tips for getting the most out of them, and our […]

Vic Emergency app accessible to vision-impaired and people who don’t speak English at home – ABC News

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The State Government is funding an upgrade of the Vic Emergency app to make it multilingual and suitable for the vision-impaired. Key points: The app, which has been downloaded more than 2.5 million times since its launch four years ago, is only available in English. Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Victorians have been calling on the Government to make the app more user-friendly. More than 1.5 million Victorians do not speak English at home and have trouble understanding emergency information during bushfires. The Government allocated $4 million in this week’s budget to upgrade the app over the next two years. […]

Niji Magazine | ‘Can’t Speak English’ is the debut album from Ramengvrl

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Marked by the release of the Latin-textured “Vaselina”, empowering “Look at Me Now” and the deeply poignant and stylistically contrasting “The Emo Song”, the chart-topping Indonesian rapper now adds seven additional tracks to her repertoire with Can’t Speak English. Contrary to the album’s title, Ramengvrl can clearly speak English, but behind the tongue-in-cheek title are themes and messages that come from a place of intimacy and honesty. Operating under a hopeful, idealistic banner, Ramengvrl pours her soul and unfiltered thoughts to deliver a message of hope, acceptance, and perseverance to listeners. Drawing from her own life experiences, Can’t Speak English […]

Denver Police Officer Matthew Graves Suspended For Derogatory Comments Toward Hispanics: ‘This Is America, We Speak English’

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DENVER (CBS4) – Denver’s Department of Public Safety has ordered veteran police officer Matthew Graves to serve a 10 day, unpaid suspension for uttering disparaging comments toward Hispanic people. The police department called them “inappropriate … derogatory … discriminating,” according to a disciplinary order obtained by CBS4. Matthew Graves (credit: CBS) According to the Oct. 27 letter, Officer Graves, who has been with the department since 1994, made the comments in May of 2020 when he saw another officer posting signs throughout DPD headquarters in English and Spanish about a requirement to wear face masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The witness officer said […]

English with Damon S2 E2 – Futsal Camp UK | Learn English Summer Holiday Camp | Campus de futbol sala y ingles

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Fantasy Premier League week 1 review. Hello and welcome to English with Damon, season 2 episode 2. This season we’re gonna talk about the Futsal Camp UK Fantasy Premier League, futsal news from around the World and all the while practising English! There will be a worksheet for each short episode and a list of useful words, but try to listen a few times until you can understand the whole episode. It’s a great way to learn a language! Remember, you can enter the biggest, futsal fantasy league by clicking the link in the description (here): https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/xttgos or using the […]

Learn English with this holiday English lesson. – Thanksgiving

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Greta:  Do you have plans? Marni:  You know, I don’t. It’s usually big family get-togethers, and we’re all organized about who’s bringing what, and this year it’s just kinda up in the air. Greta:  Huh! I have more than I would like to going on on Thanksgiving. Greta:  My parents are divorced. Marni:  Ah. Greta:  And so usually we have Thanksgiving with my mom the day before, and then Thanksgiving with my husband’s family in the early afternoon on Thanksgiving, and then Thanksgiving with my dad at night. Marni:  Wow. That’s a lot of eating. Greta:  It is. But this year my mom can’t do the day before, […]

Learn English phrases: thank God, thank goodness, thanks to you – Espresso English

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Hi students, it’s Shayna from EspressoEnglish.net. This week is the holiday of Thanksgiving in the United States… so in today’s lesson, you’ll learn useful expressions with the word THANK or THANKS. I’ll also teach you about a couple common mistakes – so make sure you watch the whole video so you can avoid the errors. Thank God / Thank goodness Thank God is used when we are really thankful and happy for something, especially when we are relieved because something very bad could have happened, but it didn’t happen. For example, imagine you have a friend and your friend got into a car […]