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Originally posted on The FUTURE of Learning: (Photo credit: https://bit.ly/2mB8AXy) If you have ever been in a situation in a country where you are stuck and you need something badly, and you know it will be difficult to get, so you consider the ‘corrupt way’ you will understand the concept of corruption. Meaning you consider…
Originally posted on The FUTURE of Learning: (Photo credit: http://bit.ly/2DbhCV7) A few days ago I was at a family gathering. There were a large number of children under the age of 10 there as well as parents and friends of family etc, and there was one very interesting phenomenon that stuck out to me. Firstly…
I have uploaded a new podcast here – In this one I am talking about the phrase “the one and only” and we look at two musical tracks and some radio jingles from the 1980s radio station @countysound “the one and only one for you”
The jingle was written by Les Reed and which has the words:
“Here comes the morning, it’s a brand new day (different lyrics for afternoon and evening: We are your music, and your news each day). Turn on the sunshine. The County Sound way. Open up your heart, and you will let a little sunshine through, with County Sound, the one and only one for you. We’ll always be here, each and every day. Where ever you’re going, we’re going your way. Come with us and ride the airwaves discover something new, on County Sound – the one and only one for you. County Sound, the one and only one for you”.
The English language is full of collocations and idioms. By collocations, I mean words that naturally go together like ‘high hopes‘, ‘heavy rain‘, and ‘make friends‘. We don’t say ‘tall hopes’, ‘huge rain‘ or ‘produce friends‘. Idioms are expressions whose meaning cannot be predicted by the words in the expression; for example, ‘to kick the […]
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I have uploaded a new podcast episode