This I think was an immensely popular show during the 1980s. Though one may say Mind Your English was filled with stereotypes, well, stereotypes always bear some sort of truth. It’s delightful to nod along and laugh at ourselves. So enjoy. All episodes are up on youtube.
a lot of foreign speakers struggle with English. Let’s face it, it’s a complicated language. These are a few sites that are interesting and aim to improve the language of ESL speakers through a series of listening and speaking exercises.
All work and no play makes [insert name here] a dull person! Check out this site for games about English!
This is a great youtube channel from BBC which introduces all sorts of interesting and accurate ways to improve your English. It’s funny and informative . Enjoy1
There are a lot of things that Obama did or didn’t do but one thing we can agree on is that he is an excellent orator. PODIUM gives us a brief idea of what makes Obama’s campaign speech so great.
These days it seems everyone has an opinion on something and would love to share it with everyone else. Freedom of speech, you cry. As much as someone has the freedom to talk, we have the freedom not to listen.
We talk too much. This is true. We complain, we blame, we snark, we dither, we wag our tongues like there is no tomorrow. We talk, speak, babble, mutter, stutter but we don’t really have anything to say. And when the moment comes when we should speak up, silence wraps around the room like a cold blanket over a fire.
We speak when we actually have nothing to say. It seems we have forgotten the importance of speaking with clarity, with functionality and with thought. Yes, language is a means of expression but let us appreciate silence when necessary and speak only when there is something to be said.
Here’s an interesting article that puts things in perspective much more elegantly than me
Just found a really interesting video on how the internet changes the way we think. I can’t really disagree with Mr. Carr. We do lose certain abilities – memory, contemplativeness, attention span – but is it really a bad thing? we are adapting to the technology around us. And certainly one use of technology is to help us remember, record and keep things better.