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NON-VIOLENCE AS A POWERFUL WEAPON … LESSONS FROM HISTORY

NON-VIOLENCE AS A POWERFUL WEAPON … LESSONS FROM HISTORY | B1 English | Scoop.it
Ghandi spoke of non-violence, but was not passive in his opposition to the British empire in India. Martin Luther King spoke of non-violence but was not passive in his actions against racial discri...

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'A guide to UK slang'

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''A guide to UK slang', by Meaghan Couture from the USA, studying at the University of Manchester. '


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Sounds Familiar? Accents&Dialects of the UK

Sounds Familiar? Accents&Dialects of the UK | B1 English | Scoop.it
Regional accent, language change and variation in the UK...

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22 (More) “Oh So Very British” English Idioms (Part 2)

22 (More) “Oh So Very British” English Idioms (Part 2) | B1 English | Scoop.it
Ah, the British! Our friends across the pond that love nothing more than spending their days using alternative word combinations rather than saying exactly what they mean.

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Spain is losing Catalonia, as Unamuno once said

Spain is losing Catalonia, as Unamuno once said | B1 English | Scoop.it

The Catalan National Day of 2012 marks the end of 140 years of Catalan “pactismo” that sought to modernize the Spanish State and find a fit for the multicultural diversity of Spain. That is just how emphatic the message of the massive independence demonstration in Barcelona was. A popular outcry, ignored and minimized by a good part of the Madrid press, yet highlighted by the international press. There have also been voices from the cultured Spanish left that have displayed incomprehension, amusement and possessive paternalism towards this show of force of Catalan sovereignty.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you and when they fight you, you win. With these three phrases, Gandhi’s non-violent sovereignty summed up the reactions of the British Empire. Those were other times and other latitudes, but the mental framework of those who feel superior seems to be the same everywhere and at any time.


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How the internet is changing English

How the internet is changing English | B1 English | Scoop.it
Online, English has become a common language between users from around the world. In the process, the language itself is changing.

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Robin Yu's curator insight, December 14, 2012 9:30 AM

The language is evolving further and further away from its origin.

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The people who hate other people's bad grammar

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Grammar is back in fashion at schools. But why does it make adults so cross when other adults break the rules?

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Robin Yu's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:34 PM

Get your grammar right and you are more likely to find a match!

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English-4U :: ESL Lesson Plans

English-4U :: ESL Lesson Plans | B1 English | Scoop.it
ESL lesson plans for English language instructors teaching adult one-to-one and group classes - ready-to-use worksheets based on news and hit songs

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