"Really?”, "Good gracious!", "Are you kidding?", or "What a shame!". What do all these expressions have in common? Any one of them might be heard as a response to information a person hears.
‘My little sunshine’, ‘sweetie’, ‘honey’– why do parents use such nicknames when talking with their children? Let’s see exactly which terms of endearment are used in different languages and cultures.
Just like people, house pets are given names, which are called zoonyms. Together, we can collect zoonyms from all over the world and compile the first ever pet name classification.
Are people in the habit of complimenting others very often? And, if so, are they sincere in their comments? How can we play a part in increasing the number of compliments given?
How do you commonly greet your friends? Let’s compile a map of how we greet each other in our countries.
Are idioms a dime a dozen or are they on their way out? Are they widely used or becoming obsolete? As cultures evolve, how do idioms keep pace?
We are surrounded by a variety of objects. Each of them begins with a letter. Let’s create an alphabet exhibition of objects together!
Idioms are the most interesting issue of any language. English is very rich in idioms. They reflect the history, outlook, traditions,the character, customs, lifestyle and humor of native speakers.Knowing of English idioms enriches vocabulary, helps remember words, develops memory, and improves our understanding the culture of the Englishmen. But English idioms are difficult to remember. Let's try to imagine idioms and draw them to make the way of memorizing better.
‘False friends of a translator’ is a couple of words in two languages, similar to spelling / writing and / or pronunciation, they are often related with origin but different in the meaning.
To make advertising slogans bright, interesting and memorable for consumers, many professionals work on advertising, using a variety of linguistic expressiveness means. Let's analyze Russian and foreign advertising slogans in terms of their stylistic, lexical, grammatical and phonetic features, and compare them for better understanding of the mentality of different peoples!
Hello, guys! I am very excited to invite you to take part in my project "The coolest spot in your city". It is well-known that there are a lot of magnificent cities and towns in our country and all over the world. Each city is brilliant and unique! And I am sure that every person living in any city has a special spot where he enjoys spending his time. Share your fabulous wonders! Show us their beauty!
Holidays! How we are waiting for them! Let us complete the list of holidays, not only the most popular but also unusual.