Covid-19 And English: Can A Pandemic Impact A Language
Their or They’re? Your or You’re? Get these words right!
Language—the most important aspect of human existence— is never static; it is very dynamic. As such, the world’s major events and occurrences impact language significantly. They change vocabulary usage in our day-to-day communication. With the onslaught of Covid-19 on almost all aspects of human life, language is not an exception. And so is the English […]
When words sound the same, it may be confusing to place them in sentences to convey the correct meaning. However, some errors are too glaring to be overlooked and this blog aims to correct them. Two years ago, I was at an event at a major venue in Singapore, and there was a large Jumbotron […]
The English in the EU after Brexit
Introduction In compiling this proposed House Style, our intention was a hope that it will prove to be a useful guide to all who use the written word to communicate in any context—business, academic or others. Like many other style books, this collection of preferred style of ours cannot pretend to be the final say […]
How is your English standard?
The UK’s baffling decision to leave the European Union, the so-called Brexit, has so many inconceivable ramifications that for a considerable length of time UK and EU citizens will keep discovering new ones, and the outcome of the English language, including the likely rise of “EU English”, is just one of them. The EU’s official […]
Are you wondering if your English is good enough? Why not do a quick online test to see how you would fare on the scale of Common European Framework of References (CEFR)? Do a quick test on www.efset.org Common European Framework of References (CEFR) Proficiency Levels Description Basic User A1 Can understand and use […]
How far would you go?
Are you aspiring to study in an English-speaking country? Are you planning to take the IELTS test? The IELTS test would assess candidates on their readiness to begin studying or training in an English context. IELTS results are scaled on a 9-band scale with 1 being the lowest and 9 the highest. Institutions in most […]
How far did she go? Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880 – 1932) was born to rich landowners in present day Bangladesh during British colonial times. Like most girls of that era, she was denied a formal education as she was female. But her elder brothers taught her English (and other subjects) secretly at home. She must […]