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To head straight to Churchill Downs on the first weekend in May really is to dive in at the deep end. As an Englishwoman in Kentucky, I feel lost. At the Oaks yesterday, I found myself saying the same phrase time and time again. ‘We don’t do it like that in England’. Ponying the racehorses down to the start; we ...

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Learning English

Last summer, The Correspondent began signing up ambassadors for its crowdfunding campaign, which aimed to raise $2.5 million in just a month’s time. These ambassadors would be tasked with promoting the expansion of Dutch publication De Correspondent into the U.S. and English and explaining the reasons to support it I was still waiting to hear more substantively about what it was going to do in the ...

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Starts Publishing in English

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) – Illinois Emergency Management (IEMA), the Illinois Department of Public Health (ISPH) and the American Red Cross have joined together to ensure people are prepared for disasters regardless of language barriers. Key preparedness messages will be in English, Spanish and French on the state’s Ready Illinois website. “While state and local responders are well-trained and equipped to respond ...

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The best place to build a life in English

Addressing the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the weekly General Audience on 1 May, Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the Lord’s Prayer. Please find the English synthesis: Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the “Our Father”, we now consider the penultimate invocation: “Lead us not into temptation”. Here our dialogue with God enters into ...

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

ri Lanka’s constitution acknowledges that English is the country’s unifying language, while Sinhala and Tamil are both official and national tongues. On the one hand, the English tuition classes and international schools that have mushroomed across the country are indicative of an insatiable desire to learn English. Along this vein, touts on buses and trains sell books teaching “spoken English” ...

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English is one of them

The UN political chief warned Monday that the worsening Palestinian financial crisis poses a growing risk “of a financial collapse of the Palestinian Authority.” Rosemary DiCarlo told the UN Security Council that “a sustainable resolution” to the authority’s funding crisis is urgently needed. Israel is withholding about $11 million of the roughly $180 million a month in tax funds that ...

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Highway signs in English?

The concept of English football’s top flight is now 131 years old. When Preston North End won the inaugural league in 1888, Queen Victoria was on the throne, Thomas Edison authorised the first motion picture and ‘Jack the Ripper’ claimed his first victim. Ever since that season – barring war years – the finest teams in England and Wales have competed ...

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lifetime love for the English

Is English a “weird” language? Many of us might feel this is true when we’re trying to explain its complex spelling rules, or the meanings of idioms such as “it’s raining cats and dogs” to someone who is learning it. Teaching or learning any language is, however, never an easy task. But what is a “weird” language anyway? As linguists, we generally ...

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Love for the English

April is English Language Month- a time to celebrate all the ones operating difficult to learn our lingo. One scholar is giving us a glimpse into what it is like to master the language with the remaining intention to serve her new us of a. Meet Aniko Farkas. “I turned into type of scared to apply English at all, so ...

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