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Loanwords in English and Spanish

30 julio, 2018 0

Author: Joshua Burns NeLanguage never stays still. The way people communicate always changes and words go in and out of style*. One of the most interesting parts of language acquisition is that of loanwords. Loanwords […]

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Matariki: New Year’s in New Zealand

26 junio, 2018 0

New Zealand is a beautiful island in the South Pacific. It’s famous for its incredible countryside, stunning beaches and fascinating culture. The island was originally inhabited by the Mãori, an ancient people who still keep […]

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A Short Guide to English Punctuation

4 junio, 2018 0

Punctuation is difficult. It exists to make a piece of writing easier to digest; to let people know when they should pause, take a breath, and continue reading. Personally, I’m quite liberal with punctuation. I […]

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Anna Jarvis, the Mother of Mother’s Day

14 mayo, 2018 0

Author: Joshua Burns  I n 1868 a woman called Anna Jarvis formed a committee to bring together families that had been separated during the American Civil War, which she called ‘Mother’s Friendship Day.’ Jarvis had […]

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Shakespearean Phrases We Still Say In English today

30 abril, 2018 0

Author: Joshua Burns  W illiam Shakespeare has long been known as the most famous English-language writer-and for good reason. Nearly all of his plays are still performed throughout the world just over 402 years after […]

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The Aran Jumper Wales

17 abril, 2018 0

Author: Joshua Burns  The Aran jumper is perhaps the most famous item of clothing to come out of Ireland. Traditionally, they are made from off-white* coloured wool, hand knitted* into distinctive, intricate patterns of different […]

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What Exactly Is A Full Breakfast?

13 marzo, 2018 0

There’s an old saying* that you should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and supper like a pauper* in order to live a healthy life. The idea is that if you eat […]

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To figure out – To decipher

26 febrero, 2018 0

There’s a joke we like to say in English that the true spelling of ‘fish’ is actually ‘ghoti’. The explanation being that: in the word ‘enough,’ the ‘gh’ makes an ‘f’ sound; in the word […]