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5 tips to learn a new language!

5 tips to learn a new language!

Language, Lifestyle
Have you wanted to learn a new language but it just doesn't seem to stick? Learning a new language has many benefits, but the biggest one could be more job opportunities. Dr. Barry Chametzky, professor at American Public University states in Online Career Tips: “With skills in one or more foreign languages, you will stand out from other applicants.” That’s just one of many reasons to start learning, so here are 5 tips to help you learn in a different but effective way!   Podcasts Firstly, listen to more podcasts, they are really easy and helpful. You can listen during a work-out, whilst you’re travelling, out and about shopping — any chance you get, as it’s hands-free. https://twitter.com/ApplePodcasts/status/1023615402193178624 There is a range of di
Opening a can of worms: what idioms mean

Opening a can of worms: what idioms mean

Education, Featured, Language, Lifestyle
Idioms are a dime a dozen when it comes to the English language. But what do they even mean? Well, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. If you grew up speaking English, chances are you’ve heard people around you using idioms and sayings regularly. But many of these make no sense when you think about it. Where did these crazy sayings come from? We’ve taken a look at 10 idiomatic sayings and where they came from. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzVnpAOQiuY (Music: bensound.com) 1. See a man about a horse/dog: The first usage of this phrase can be seen in an 1866 play by Dion Boucicault called Flying Scud. And since its conception, the phrase has kept the same meaning but been used in different contexts. For example: during American prohibition, it was used to excuse oneself
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