How many languages are spoken in your country ?

How many languages are spoken in your country ?

 [World Economic Forum]

 

“Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism

by Anne Merrit   at The Telegraph, 2013

Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for travelling. It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English, says Anne Merritt.

Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits.

Below are seven cognitive advantages to learning a foreign language.   Many of these attributes are only apparent in people who speak multiple languages regularly – if you haven’t spoken a foreign tongue since your A levels, your brain might not be reaping these bilingual benefits. However, people who begin language study in their adult lives can still achieve the same levels of fluency as a young learner, and still reap the same mental benefits, too.

You become smarter

Speaking a foreign language improves the functionality of your brain by challenging it to recognise, negotiate meaning, and communicate in different language systems. This skill boosts your ability to negotiate meaning in other problem-solving tasks as well.

Students who study foreign languages tend to score better on standardised tests than their monolingual peers, particularly in the categories of maths, reading, and vocabulary.

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What the holidays would look like if kids were in charge

What the holidays would look like if kids were in charge

  [soul pancake]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • If I were in charge of Christmas
  • I would decorate the stairs, the floor  
  • I would let the elves have a day off  and let them spend time with their babies
  • Play in the snow
  • I would decorate with snowflakes
  • Ornaments hanging from its head
  • Spend quality time with your family
  • Decorate the tree

Christmas

More Inspiration

Meet Kenya’s Endangered Rhinos

Meet Kenya’s Endangered Rhinos

[Lonely Planet]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Game reserve
  • Conservation area
  • Poaching threat to rhinos
  • A great diversity of other mammal species
  • Escalating at an alarming rate
  • Officially declared extinct
  • The territorial males will not tolerate him
  • The circle of life
  • He is honestly the friendliest rhino I’ve ever come across
  • You can pat him, you can stroke him
  • It’s not an ideal circumstance
  • In bygone times this area was full of rhinos
  • He was the last remaining rhino in this area
  • All in all it’s been a great success
  • We’ve got room to grow, and we are growing

Ol JOGI Ranch was established over 60 years ago and is a safe haven for the preservation and future development of Wildlife Conservation. The Ranch comprises a total size of 58,000 acres and is situated 225km out of Nairobi, just north of Nanyuki in the Laikipia North District.

For further information : Ol Jogi Reserve

Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)

Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)

 [Digster Pop]

Lyrics

Captured effortlessly
That’s the way it was
Happened so naturally
I did not know it was love
The next thing I felt was you
Holding me close
What was I gonna do
I let myself go

And now we’re flyin’ through the stars
I hope this night will last forever

Oh oh oh oh
Ain’t nobody
Loves me better
Makes me happy
Makes me feel this way
Ain’t nobody
Loves me better than you

I’ve been waitin’ for you
It’s been so long
I knew just what I would do
When I heard your song
You filled my heart with a kiss
You gave me freedom
You knew I could not resist
I needed someone

And now we’re flyin’ through the stars
I hope this night will last forever

Oh oh oh oh
Ain’t nobody
Loves me better
Makes me happy
Makes me feel this way
Ain’t nobody
Loves me better than you

At first you put your arms around me
Then you put your charms around me
We stare into each others eyes
And what we see is no surprise
Got a feeling most with treasure
And a love so deep we cannot measure

Ain’t nobody
Loves me better
Makes me happy
Makes me feel this way
Ain’t nobody
Loves me better than you

Ain’t nobody
Loves me better
Makes me happy
Makes me feel this way
Ain’t nobody
Loves me better than you

Songwriters
WOLINSKI, DAVID
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Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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