How well do you know your world monuments? Let’s find out! Here are 15 landmarks from around the world… can you identify them? We need either the country or the city for each, or for bonus points, the name of the monument. (Okay, maybe not actual bonus points – but we’ll be really impressed.) If you’d … Read more
Have you ever wondered how different languages in the world are related to each other? Some of the answers may be surprising… Did you know, for example, that the Finnish language isn’t directly related to Danish or Norwegian? It’s actually a Uralic language, in the same family as Hungarian and Estonian, whereas the others are North … Read more
I’m a Morrisons kind of girl. And when I look longingly into my box of Yorkshire Tea and see nothing but tealeaf dust, I miss it. I miss a store layout I recognise. I miss being able to identify what things are without imaginative guess work and Google Translate. But most of all, I miss … Read more
“Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” For more like this, find us on Pinterest.
Everyone’s always talking about how useful it is to speak another language – and they’re right, for so many reasons. There’s lots of advice too on how to get started and how to stay motivated when it gets tough. But the first question any aspiring language learner should ask themselves is, ‘Which language do I … Read more
“Everyone smiles in the same language.” George Carlin For more like this, find us on Pinterest.
Microsoft have just unveiled the latest version of their Skype Translator, which will enable us to chat with people all over the world even if we don’t speak their language. This story ran in the Daily Mail here in the UK yesterday, under the rather depressing headline, ‘Don’t bother learning a foreign language! Skype will soon … Read more
“There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet.” Roald Dahl For more like this, find us on Pinterest.