Funny/unusual facts related to learning English
The English language is not only very fascinating but also it has a unique history. It is also a language that has a number of quirks. When the time comes to learn the language, you need to look beyond learning the grammar and various theoretical aspects. You should also pay heed to the entertainment you get from learning this exciting language. More than 840 million people speak English. It is the second most spoken language – second only to Mandarin. English is also the official language in more than sixty countries and is as fascinating as it is popular.
Origins of English
The origins of English can be traced to the north western part of Germany as well as the Netherlands. When you hear the phrase, long time no see, it is a phrase that has been translated literally from the Native American or Chinese phrase. This phrase lacks in grammatical correctness, but is still widely used.
GO is the shortest sentence in English! If you love butterflies, then you would be interested to note that the original word to describe butterflies was not butterfly but flutterby. When learning the language, you may be amazed to learn that each year about four thousand new terms are added to the language.
Words most commonly used
In English, the words You and I are the most commonly used words in the language. If you are in America, then you may be amazed to learn that the country does not have an official language. Good is a word that is widely used in English. It is also the most commonly used adjective in the language while time is the most widely used noun in the English language.
We have all heard of Shakespeare but not many people know that he is the inventor of numerous words. Those words such as birthplace and blushing as well as undress. He even invented the term torture. When you say goodbye in English, do you know that this word is derived from an old phrase in Old English which meant God be with You.
Fascinating and popular language
Today, there are many more people who study and learn the English language. There is good reason for this including the fact that it happens to be the International language of education as well as business. English is also a very popular language that has more and more people learning the language.
Learning a second language is never easy. You have to work hard at learning the language but you can also have fun at the same time.
Students in Japan are learning the language in the fifth grade and in junior high school. They receive more intensive instructions.
The best way to learn the language is by using the right materials and it also helps if your teacher is talented. You should also take every opportunity that comes your way to converse in English. It helps if you listen, speak and read as well as write in English at every available opportunity.Read More
International students and visitors alike can find some alternative ways of transportation if buying a car isn’t the right option for you. Dallas has put a lot of time into the DART transportation system to make commuters more aware of how to get from point A to point B using a combination of the DART rail and DART buses.
Public transportation while studying abroad
An international traveler can catch the DART Orange line from the International Airport to bring them into the city to make a transfer to another line or bus route. The DART stations are clean and easy to use. You can either buy your tickets on your smartphone or purchase a ticket from the machine at the station. Most stations are not staffed but staff and security will come around to ensure everything is operating as usual. The DART website is translated into Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese which will benefit our English language learners in Dallas.
Uber is teaming up with Lime to add electric scooters to its app
If public transportation doesn’t reach your destination in Dallas, you can catch an Uber. The smooth and convenient use of Uber is almost too good to be true. Download the app on your smartphone, enter your credit card and you are good to go. The app is simple to use. You can track your driver the whole way to your location. After the trip, you can leave a tip if you don’t have cash on you.
A newer addition to the city of Dallas, but currently uncertain of its popularity, is the bike sharing option. Individuals can download an app called LimeBike and look for a nearby available bike. It costs $1.00 to unlock the bike and then 15 cents per minute to ride. This might be a great option if you are riding around a lake, on campus, or in a recreation type area. This may not be the most reliable option as bikes are located by GPS and may not be in your current area.
If you want to get there, Dallas has a way!
Bike Share http://www.limebike.comRead More