Reuben is a gifted soccer player and fearless goalie. He was playing for an elite youth soccer team in Atlanta, Georgia when the unfortunate accident happened. He was kicked in the head by an opponent and went into shock. He stopped breathing multiple times and came in and out of consciousness on the soccer field. His coach said, “I thought I might lose him…”
Shakespeare Idioms For Everyday Conversation
Shakespeare died over 400 years ago, but his words live on in everyday English conversations. Even native English speakers who don’t know his plays, use idioms the famous playwright coined over 400 years ago.
Do You Need To See A Doctor To Speak Better English?
The English idiom tongue-tied describes someone who is speechless. Originally coined by Shakespeare, the expression is still commonly used today. There are many reasons that people sometimes feel tongue-tied, and being a native English speaker or an English student has nothing to do with it. Embarrassment, nervousness, surprise, or just plain old shyness are some of the psychological causes for feeling tongue-tied.
Man Uses The Language Of Numbers To Learn English
Daniel Tammet was born in London. His mother spoke English and he grew up in an English-speaking environment. Yet to his ears the English language was an alien language. Words and sentences were a puzzle the young boy could not figure out. Daniel was an autistic savant. He was a self-confessed misfit in a world of words. He was also a mathematical genius. Daniel felt, thought, and dreamed in a private language of numbers.
English Learners Can Travel Baggage Free
Learning English takes time and effort. For most of us, the payoff comes when we hit the road. And the best part is that our foreign language skills and the experiences we gain using those language skills require no extra baggage.
Can You Make Better Decisions in English?
A group of scientists at the University of Chicago have shown that if we think in a foreign language, we can actually make better decisions. They looked into something called decision bias, which occurs when our emotions cloud or negatively influence our ability to think clearly about something. The scientists found that thinking in a foreign language reduces decision bias, causing people to think more logically, with less emotion.
Make Practicing English Easier On Yourself
It’s already June, but it feels like the year just started. Since we’re almost at the halfway mark of this year, I thought it would be a good time to look back and review. What goals did you make for this year? Are you doing something everyday to make them happen? If you didn’t make […]
How to Travel the World For Free
Do you like to travel in style or could you sleep in a cave? In the city of Petra, people have been living in caves for thousands of years. One man, named Al-Bedoul, lives in the same cave that’s been owned by his family for hundreds of years. Al-Bedoul welcomes travelers from around the world […]