How to improve English?

English is the most popular language in the world. Once you speak English, you have the key to the door to the big world. Spending time to improve English means you are having a good prepare for your bright future. Here are some ways to help you get better in English. Continue reading “How to improve English?”

Laughing in Other Languages

This is really interesting article!

English-Language Thoughts

Perhaps it’s appropriate that laugh is a funny word. Not funny ha ha at least, but certainly funny peculiar. Take a moment to put the word out of your mind, to forget about it, and particularly how it sounds. Now imagine seeing it for the first time, without any context, and try to think how you might pronounce it. I certainly wouldn’t be obvious that it’s pronounced /læf/ or /lɑ:f/. While -gh can often sound like f, it’s not always obvious. Thankfully, if we don’t want to use the word laugh, we can find alternatives.

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Weekly German report #1

Do you know what NATO means?

NATO is not The North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATO here is an acronym of  ” No action, Talk only“. I learned this word in a Soft Skill course whose name is Awake Your Power when I was sophomore at my university. My teacher advised us not to trust people who always speak a lot about what they want to get in their life, but  they don’t take any action to prove their words. Because words without actions are just lies.

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Liebster Award

I was really surprised today when I received this award from Naill .

Honestly,  I’m a newbie blogger on WordPress and I didn’t know about Liebster Award until Naill nominated me. Thank you again for nominating me, Naill! I highly appreciate it!

English-Language Thoughts is my first favorite blog. His style of writing interests me. I have learned a lot from his blog and so do you. Reading blog posts is also a great way to improve my English. I always pay attention to the ways people use vocabulary and when I find out some interesting phrases, I’ll take note them.

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Language course or self-study at home?

Many people want to learn a new language and they may think about going to language course first. Is it worth going to language course? I will show you why self-study at home is better.

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Why Finnish is easier than Russian

Finnish is known as one of the most difficult languages in the world with its grammar. But I will show you Russian is much more difficult.

1. Script

Finnish alphabet is Latin and similar to English, so it would be nice for people whose mother tongue is written by Latin characters, that they don’t need to learn writing letters again.
Russian alphabet is from Cyrillic script. It takes time to become familiar with these letters and you have to learn how to write them like first-grade students.

2.Pronunciation

Finnish language doesn’t have difficult consonant. It is written and read in the same way, even people who have never learned Finnish also can read it. They just need to follow some simple rules and pay attention to double vowel (aa, oo, uu, ää, öö, yy, ii, ee), then they can read well.

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Beginner should do these things first

If you’ve just started to learn a new language, what should you do? Here are tips for beginner!

1. Find resources

This is why I recommended you to search for advices in previous post. From advices you can find useful sources:

YouTube videos in which people teach you free lessons.
Websites for exchange language: you can find native speakers to practice with. Ex: Italki, HelloTalk, Lingolobe
Mobile apps for learning vocabulary: Memrise, Worddive, Duolingo,…
Books depending on your language, you can choose different textbooks for your learning, but I think beginner doesn’t need textbook. Because it has a lot of crazy grammar and you’ll get mad at it.
Dictionary: there are many dictionary apps in mobile store and you should find the best one to use. (you can ask Google for more detail)

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