To be immersed in an English-language environment, one would normally need to spend time in a country where English is spoken. But not everybody can afford such a trip — especially for their kids. Fortunately, the world can be brought to them in the classroom.
If you want someone to marry you, you should think of the best possible way to ask. A former English teacher from Wales is helping couples to find a romantic way to have a once-in-a-lifetime conversation.
The government of Ghana hopes to save energy and help the environment by stopping the importation of second-hand refrigerators. This may work — but in this poor West African country, those who make their living from the imports are worried.
The Canadian government says it now costs 1.6 cents to produce each one-cent coin. By eliminating them, it expects to save €8.5 million a year. The government website also names significant environmental benefits to this action.
A book consisting of 200 blank pages has become a success in Britain —
currently ranking far higher on Amazon's sales chart than either The Da
Vinci Code or Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. While not
well-written, the book is funny. Find out what its title is.
In only 15 years, South Africa lost 20 per cent of its professionals — about 800,000 people — to emigration. White South Africans saw few opportunities at home and better pay abroad. But the 2010 World Cup began to change all that. South Africans are coming home.
Brazilian and Colombian tourists are storming Miami's malls with the cry "Deme dos!", or "Give me two!" The weak dollar means that Latin Americans have started calling Miami "Marmall" (meaning mar, or sea, in the
mornings, and the shopping mall at night).