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Being Bilingual Changes the Architecture of Your Brain

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I’D BEEN BACK from studying abroad in Mexico City for a couple of days when I asked my dad, “Can I use the lavadora?”

“The what?” He didn’t speak Spanish. I knew that, of course.I didn’t even really speak Spanish. I had barely been able to hold a conversation for most of the six months I had just spent in Mexico. So why when I needed to do laundry, the only word that came into my head was in Spanish? 

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British vs. American Spelling

 

 

There are some well-known spelling differences between British English and American English. Many of these spelling differences result from French influence on English. British English has a tendency to keep the spelling of many words of French origin. While Americans try to spell words more closely to the way they sound phonetically and they tend to omit some letters.
The general spelling differences between British and American English are listed below:

 

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Why Brits and Americans Spell Differently

Why did Americans drop the "u" from British words like "humour" and "behaviour"? What about "theater" vs. "theatre?" Siobhan Thompson explains the spelling divide between our nations. 

English - The Language of Global Business?

 

 

With China’s growing economic might, is Mandarin becoming the preferred language of business? Not anytime soon, says a newly released study. Instead, English will maintain and grow its dominance, moving from “a marker of the elite” in years past to “a basic skill needed for the entire workforce, in the same way that literacy has been transformed in the last two centuries from an elite privilege into a basic requirement for informed citizenship.” (Indeed, the British Council reports that by 2020, two billion people will be studying English.) The new study of 1.6 million online test-takers in more than 50 countries was conducted by an English language training school.

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La manera más eficiente de aprender inglés

La manera más eficiente de aprender inglés

 

Seguramente has escuchado que mucha gente prefiere aprender inglés viendo películas y series de televisión en el idioma original. Esto puede ser muy motivante, ya que observar un video es más interesante que aprenderse de memoria las reglas gramaticales y palabras o expresiones nuevas.

Hoy queremos hablarte de las ventajas de este método y también sugerirte algunos trucos útiles trabajando con videos.

 

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