BLACK FRIDAY fact check. Where does the name come from?

The term ‘Black Friday’ did not originate with the practice of selling off slaves on the day after Thanksgiving.

Read more about it here.

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Is English weird?

images(2)Interesting article on how languages change over time by chance or by their speakers’ choices.

Interesting comments from readers at the end, too.

https://amp.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/01/resistance-to-changes-in-grammar-is-futile-say-researchers

April 23rd

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FRENCH PHRASES HIDDEN IN ENGLISH

CHANGES IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Watch TV series in English. It helps.

A good idea to help you develop your listening skills while you enjoy your favourite series.

See what some people reccommend.

CLICK HERE

November 5th – Guy Fawkes Night

Characters’ names in literature. Not so easy…

Name: Donkey Shotty.

Pardon? No? Didn’t I get it right? Don Heeoaty? Is that how you say it?

Oh, you mean Don Quixote?Yes! I meant Don Qui … wait, are you supposed to pronounce the “x” or not?

A study shows many people have difficulty pronouncing the names of famous characters right. Read about it here:

European Day of Languages – September 26

 

LANGUAGE QUIZ

 

 

 

TONGUE TWISTERS

Learning languages can improve your health

“Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27634990