Education

Being Bilingual

Confidence is not the only way that language learning becomes easier as you learn more languages. While learning a first foreign language, people develop skills and techniques that they did not have before. These, in turn, transfer to any other language one chooses to learn! After constant forecast about “Brain activity Read more…

By Noble Pen, ago
Education

Selfitis – Selfie Obsession

Inspired from the previous post which talked about loving oneself – but without any obsession, made me think about the ongoing trend – the Selfie Obsession! Googling for Selfie definition, to my surprise, I found that we now have a new psychological disorder registered in the Medical dictionary – Selfitis! Read more…

By Parween, ago
Design

Mirrors

MIRRORS A mirror is a surface that forms an image when light rays fall on an object placed in front of it. The mirror can be flat or curved, and is usually produced of glass with a reflective coating added to it. GLOBAL ORIGINS   The earliest man-made mirrors were Read more…

By Noble Pen, ago
Business

Barbie

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By Noble Pen, ago
Education

Poppies

[responsivevoice_button] Poppies are herbaceous plants which are fabled for their colour appearance and as a symbol of sleep, peace and death. Ancient Myths have it that Poppies were used as offerings to the dead, while Classical Mythology interpretes the bright scarlet colour as a promise of resurrection after death. On Read more…

By Noble Pen, ago
Education

Multimedia – geek teachers, smart students

[responsivevoice_button] Multimedia has been looked upon as a luxurious  entertainment tool for years. However, with innovations in the educational field, many experts now understand that using multimedia in the teaching and learning process is but an effective way of promoting deep learning. Explore Multimedia Timeline Case Study – Student needs Read more…

By Parween, ago
Education

The Great Red Spot of Jupiter

[responsivevoice_button] THE GREAT RED SPOT OF JUPITER Besides it being the biggest planet of the solar system and its possession of 63 moons, Jupiter is famous for its super stormy nature. The many different storms in its atmosphere make it a very colourful planet. The Great Red Spot of Jupiter, Read more…

By Noble Pen, ago
Business

My Funny Students #1

For all those bilinguals out there! We know what a pain 'false friends' can be ?

#1   Claire chats with Francis

Claire is a 30-year old woman living in France. She enjoys chatting, especially with people from abroad. She takes this as an opportunity to discover new cultures and to practise her spoken English skills.

In The Train

Claire: Hi!
Francis: Hi! My name is Francis.
Claire: Oh! Like the chanter!
Francis: Sorry?
Claire: No, my name is Claire.
Francis: Nice to meet you.
Claire: So where are you direct?
Francis: You mean where I’m going?
Claire: I’m going. I work in the half of France area. I use the common transport to go to work. You don’t have to pay the carburant when you travel like this.
Francis (not sure): Ok … I am here to attend a business conference in Versailles. I’m staying at a hotel in Paris. It’s a very tall building, I’m glad I got it. I so much wanted to see the whole of the city from my room.
Claire: I don’t like highs. I live in an establishment of 4 floors.
Francis: Did you establish … ?
Claire: No, I have to pay the location!
(pause)
Francis: So how long have you been living in Paris?
Claire: About one hour twenteen minutes now, no?
Francis: No, I mean, you-stay-in-Paris? Time?
Claire: Oh! I live at seven o’clock.
Francis: Ok …
(pause)
Francis: I live in Norfolk. I have been living there for years now.
Claire: I live in the campaign. Now I live in Paris for 4 years also.
Francis (getting used to the language barrier): So you take the train every day?
Claire: Yeessss … I don’t like. But I don’t have choice. I roll the car very slow, I will never arrive work on time.
Arriving - Destination: Versailles.
Francis: I have to get down at this station. It was a pleasure meeting you. What’s your name again?
Claire: Yes, again. Thank you very well.
Francis: Euhh … Francis.
Claire: Bye Francis!
Francis (compelled to smile): Bye.
(more…)

By Noble Pen, ago