This month’s been a humdinger throughout. Rafael Nadal made historical past as soon as once more by profitable his 14th title in Paris. Everybody’s favorite mind-bending supernatural teen drama, Stranger Issues, dropped its 4th (and really darkish) season on Netflix. Elsewhere, Qantas Airways introduced it’ll begin operating continuous flights from Sydney to London and New York from 2025, make them the longest passenger flight going (20 hours lengthy, sheesh!). Hey, any alternative to journey additional is alright by us.
Proper, let’s prepare for take-off with this month’s knockout language and culture-related tales which have additionally caught our eye!
Cash Heist: Korea – Joint Financial Space is incoming
We have been already getting excited concerning the latest Ok-drama in February’s What’s the Phrase, and now it’s almost right here! Dropping on June twenty fourth, this collection is all about one other mask-wearing group of thieves who crew as much as pull off an formidable, large-scale heist. Their goal? The made-up ‘Unified Korean Mint’, as a result of on this alternate Cash Heist actuality, North and South Korea have united and created a brand new joint foreign money. What can go improper? True to kind, the collection will tackle an entire bunch of actual social points by uncommon, made-up conditions, and play out how the totally different personalities and skills of the characters cope with them. The all-star solid consists of Squid Sport actor Park Hae-soo and Misplaced (throwback alert!) actress Kim Yun-jin, so we’ve obtained fairly excessive hopes!
Like, critically, why can we love to say ‘like’?
We’re in the course of a pandemic and, like, we’ve got been for some time. No, not that one! This one’s taken the English-speaking world by storm within the final couple of many years, and it’s fairly divisive. Some like it, some hate it. Some are so accustomed to it, they, like, don’t even discover.
We’re speaking concerning the phrase ‘like’. As a result of it’s, like, in all places, and everybody says it, like, on a regular basis. Its roots are normally mentioned to be basic American TV dramas (the OG tremendous spreaders, you can say), and it’s so widespread to make use of phrases like this excessively now, that there’s even a reputation for it: “filleritis”. In different phrases, the verbal behavior of utilizing an extreme quantity of filler phrases in your sentences. But it surely appears, the story goes a lot deeper than only a teen behavior. In keeping with Time Journal, it may truly be a optimistic factor.
Though, it seems it’s not simply English audio system who’re responsible of packing their conversations with fillers. Each language from Portuguese to Mandarin has equal filler phrases that pop up in each different sentence – appears like this ‘dangerous behavior’ is aware of no borders!
With regards to immersion studying, Canelo Alvarez has hit a gap in a single
You understand us – we love a little bit of immersion language studying (New right here? Take a look at our weblog to seek out out all about it). So we have been thrilled not too long ago to learn all about how boxer Canelo Alvarez realized English by taking part in golf. The Mexican champ (in FIVE weight classes 👀) has joined the record of our favorite multilingual celebrities by refining his English language abilities in between swings, chatting along with his buddies to get his apply in. Alvarez says “if I make a mistake or not, it does not matter” and we couldn’t have put it higher ourselves! One of the best factor about immersion studying is that you could choose up a conversational fashion similar to native audio system, since you’ll choose up native phrases and skim physique language extra simply. It’ll push you additional than any language e-book can, since you’ll must suppose in your toes. This may be nerve-wracking, however you don’t must panic. There’s a lot much less strain – neglect scary exams and struggling to recollect your verb endings (this isn’t highschool) – when you make a mistake then you definately’ll know for subsequent time. Plus, similar to Alvarez, you may herald your favorite hobbies and pursuits that can assist you study quicker. Love sport? Catch a recreation and speak about the way it’s going. Espresso addict? Head to your native java spot and order your favorite. It actually could be that straightforward!
World Music Day
June additionally marks an important day, as World Music Day occurs on the twenty first. As music has been confirmed to stimulate reminiscence and is a good way to immerse into the language you’re studying, our language specialists have created classes from among the world’s hottest songs for this momentous event. Our world-leading language studying app will information you thru the phrases from these chart topping hits, so you may immerse your self within the music and watch your language progress speed up 🚀
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And that’s all for this version of What’s the Phrase? Each month we spherical up among the coolest issues which are occurring around the globe and share them with you within the hope they’ll quench your language and basic knowledge-seeking thirst just a bit bit. Catch you subsequent time!