How humans evolved language

A Thanks to the field of linguistics we know much about the development of the 5,000 plus languages in existence today. We can describe their grammar and pronunciation and see how their spoken and written forms have changed over time. For example, we understand the origins of the Indo-European group of languages, which includes Norwegian, Hindi… Continue reading How humans evolved language

Utility

In today’s quick-moving and information-driven learning settings, it’s not difficult for students of business and economics to become experts on rather advanced terms and ideas, while not fully understanding more basic matters; and when they try to learn these basics, students are often embarrassed because they aren’t already familiar with them.  Utility, or the state… Continue reading Utility

Supply and Demand

In the business world, it’s common to hear and see references to supply and demand. With that said, few individuals possess a thorough understanding of the idea and its wide-ranging impact on markets, prices, and consumers. In short, supply and demand refers to the force of consumers (or how much customers want or need to buy something)… Continue reading Supply and Demand

My favorite TV program

A modern person cannot imagine their life without TV. It is a source of interesting information, fun, and sometimes addiction. Everyone can find here something to the own taste. One may watch a documentary, a soap opera, a game show, a cartoon, news, etc. I do not often watch soap operas as I find them… Continue reading My favorite TV program

Learning foreign languages

Foreign languages are absolutely necessary for people nowadays. More and more people of different professions decide to study foreign languages in order to raise their professional level. Making business nowadays means the ability to speak at least one foreign language. Among the most popular foreign languages in Russia are English, German, Spanish. French and Italian.… Continue reading Learning foreign languages

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None’ is a famous and somewhat controversial novel finalized by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in 1885. Nietzsche has considered this book his most important work. It greatly expands on the main ideas that he has presented in his previous works, and remains a hot topic for debates… Continue reading Thus Spoke Zarathustra

The Bayeux Tapestry

Read the text below and do the tasks after it.  The Bayeux Tapestry (also known in France as a Tapestry of Queen Matilda) is a unique medieval artifact that dates back to the 11th century. Nearly 70 metres of embroidered1 cloth expand on the events that led up to the Norman conquest of England, culminating with the… Continue reading The Bayeux Tapestry

History of the Internet

Read the text below and do the tasks after it. From its very beginnings the Internet became a crucial part of each and any infrastructure. Similar to the discoveries of electricity, microorganisms or elementary particles, the creation of the Internet has turned a new page in the history of humanity. The history of the Internet… Continue reading History of the Internet

A great summer vacation

I just returned from the greatest summer vacation! It was so fantastic, I never wanted it to end. I spent eight days in Paris, France. My best friends, Henry and Steve, went with me. We had a beautiful hotel room in the Latin Quarter, and it wasn’t even expensive. We had a balcony with a… Continue reading A great summer vacation

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