Archive for the ‘Views’ category

  1. Bilingual is better

    Learning a second language is hard, but it is better for your brain. While many people learn another language because of their cultural or ethnic heritage, it also helps your thinking. Studies show that people who speak two or more languages score higher on IQ tests. Speaking two or more languages also prevents your brain […]

  2. Keeping a diary for your health

    Many people think that keeping a diary is something that teenage girls do. It’s seen as a space to write down who you have a crush on, a place to write down secrets, things you don’t want anyone else to know. The stereotype is that only women keep diaries. In fact, your diary doesn’t have […]

  3. Keep the post office!

    Recent statistics have revealed that the vast majority of rural post offices in England are not making enough money. The government is now under tremendous pressure to make some tough decisions. There is also a concern that thousands of pensioners living in many rural areas of England could face total isolation if their local post […]

  4. Ira Glass on Storytelling video

    Ira Glass is an American public radio personality, and host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life. Now, the following quote and video were meant for artists and people doing creative work but I believed it also applies to those learning a new language. Learning a new language is challenging and, in […]

  5. Listen to BBC’s view on love audio

    Finally I encountered the topic about love in my blog when I was doing listening dictation exercise today. No other materials, in my opinion, are better than listening to a BBC’s middle-aged man talking about it in a low and slow voice. So I introduced this listening tape, along with the script as follows.