Category Archives: Quick Tips

Suggested solutions for difficulties, quotes, anything that doesn´t have a full post.

Linguists on foot #3 – Knulp

Yesterday and the day before I´ve been writing about people who used languages for trade. Today it is the turn of Knulp, who used language for friendship. Strictly speaking, you couldn’t describe him as a linguist. In some ways he … Continue reading

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Languages in the shower: Wetspeak

This morning an idea came to me, to do with learning vocab. While shampooing, I was wondering what the German word for scalp was.  Then: wouldn´t it be useful to think of a few other relevant words each time I … Continue reading

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Listening – language is music

Benny “Fluent in 3 months” Lewis has an article on his blog for 5 February, written by Susanna Zaraysky and entitled “Music and TV for homework …” http://www.fluentin3months.com/language-is-music/ Susanna gives some valuable listening tips and six ways to make it … Continue reading

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Cutting up the ugly green grammar monster

“We all OD´d on grammar at school … just make it as simple as possible and leave the rest.” (From this blog, dialogue between Italic and Bold, two months ago)  This is the way a lot of people like to … Continue reading

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Travel and discover the unexpected

When you travel, you tend to do things you normally wouldn´t, which is probably one of the best reasons I can think of for setting forth. Buying a newspaper might be a frequent occurrence for you, but for me it … Continue reading

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4 x 7½ = 30

Do you ever find that you set out to do 30 minutes of work and then find that it seems a long time and you would rather go to sleep? That happens to me in January and I have three ideas … Continue reading

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Do you have a clean green machine, for driving into the city?

A quick tip: if you are travelling in Germany, you need to avoid city centres or be aware of the environmental badge required for green zones. Why? Because you could get fined. In the example given below, Bremen, you can … Continue reading

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