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Children need to learn how to occupy themselves and this is especially true of long school holidays. Set aside some time when you and your child sit together and read, or encourage them to paint or draw.
Make sure you are regarded as an expert in your field. Sign up as the spokesman for your subject/business/charity. Show that you have something to say and can say it in an entertaining and enthusiastic style suitable for broadcasting.
British and American English are often separated by prepositional use. Let us examine three cases. The British say, â€˜talk toâ€™, the Americans â€˜talk with â€™. Pleasingly people are realizing that the use of one or the other can mark a subtle difference in the conversation, with being more two-sided. Another recent development is the use in Britain of through to in terms of time or place (â€˜Iâ€™m going through to Herefordâ€™ or â€˜Weâ€™re staying open through to 9 oâ€™clockâ€™) which combines the British to and the American through in the same situation. If you wish to change something, in Britain you appeal or protest against it. In the United States these verbs are transitive: you appeal a verdict or protest the tax â€“ is this spreading into Britain and, if not yet, when will it do so?
It is all too easy, in any religion, to disparage other people’s views of the authority of sacred texts. It is harder, but far more worthwhile, to try to establish accurately what other people believe on the matter and why.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the idea of a more informal approach to education was not the exclusive province of France. The same kind of ideas were becoming popular in the United States and Britain. Traditional approaches to education, involving essentially the passing on of formal knowledge and skills, in traditional subject disciplines, was being challenged by more ‘student-centred’ methods. Within this perspective, the curriculum was driven less by convention, and more by the developing interests of children and students.
Don't feel despondent if you have a fairly high RHR (Resting Heart Rate) right now. In a way you're lucky, because you should be able to reduce your RHR much faster than someone who's fitter. In fact, you should see it go down by one beat per minute per week during the first ten weeks of an exercise programme. In other words, you'll be able to see quick results and that's very good for motivation.
The covering letter is the last thing you will write before you send off your work, but it is the first thing that an agent or a publisher will read.
Here is rather an offensive way to address someone: ‘drittunge’ consists of two words, ‘dritt’ meaning manure/muck/dirt and ‘unge’ meaning animal offspring, but can also mean kid. ‘Drittunge’ is not the very worst insult you can use, but it is not very nice. Much worse would be ‘Drittsekk’, meaning: dirt/manure bag, but we don’t use such words in our nice book! If you want to insult somebody you would usually say ‘din drittunge’, meaning you …!
Has a state any right to impose moral standards on its citizens? If so, on what grounds? The justification usually presented is utilitarian, namely that a democratic government represents what the majority of citizens want. But that argument always needs to be balanced against the benefits of freedom of speech.
One episode of the US sitcom Friends has two of the female characters mocking an irritating former acquaintance who has been living in London for using the term mobile instead of cell . Her adoption of the British word is seen as an affectation, as is her strained English accent.
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