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06 Mar 2024

History of the United States - Document study

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

King James I of England witnessed Spain's growing prosperity through colonization and the English wanted their share of the wealth. However, England lacked the financial resources that Spain enjoyed, because unlike Spain, which was governed by an absolute monarch who could allocate funding...

02 Jan 2024

Little Miss Sunshine (2006) - Written expression and movie review

Tutorials/exercises - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

This writing assignment explores "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006), discussing the film's ending, exploring the presence of a moral, and examining whether the Hoover family becomes more united.

29 Dec 2023

Fictions and Realities - A Tweet About COVID-19

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Linguistics & languages

This tweet was published on October 26th 2020, at a time when the number of positive cases in the United States reached 500.000 cases, according to the CDC. Trump frequently attributed the rise in COVID-19 cases to increased testing rather than a rise in infections. He tries to understate the...

02 Nov 2023

Selling and Advertising

Tutorials/exercises - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

"We could become more aware of what we can do to help people. Indeed, there are still many people who need help around the world, for various reasons, and we could learn how each of us can do small things to help them."

28 Oct 2023

Creative essay exercises

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

This document contains three different types of essay exercises. The first exercise involves writing a storyboard for a film, the second exercise entails writing a letter to support a campaign, and finally, an exercise that involves writing a script for a scene in a play.

23 Oct 2023

Language: Barriers and Learning Methods

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Linguistics & languages

This document covers two main subjects: one focuses on effective language learning methods, while the other addresses language barriers.

23 Oct 2023
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Tourism and Cultural Differences

Tutorials/exercises - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

This document raises the issue of cultural and language barriers in the context of tourism by means of two commented illustrations.

22 Oct 2023

Creating a Voice-Over About the Future of Work

Tutorials/exercises - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

The document is an exercise to create a voice-over for a video. The video is an animated short titled "The Last Job on Earth", taken from the British news and media website The Guardian.

15 Sep 2023

English - Talking about... - Speaking exercises

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

In this document, you will find some exercises to improve your speaking skills.

08 Sep 2023

Motivation letter for the MEEF Master's Program Second degree

Tutorials/exercises - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

This document is a motivation letter for MEEF MASTER second degree candidates who wishes to integrate a university course.

28 Aug 2023

Leeds Woollen Workers Petition (1786) and Letter from Leeds Cloth Merchants (1791) - Introduction to Civilization

Tutorials/exercises - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

This is a commentary of two documents: the Leeds Woollen Workers Petition (1786) and the Letter from Leeds Cloth Merchants (1791) by answering the following questions: - Present the two documents (type). - Who are the authors of the documents? - Who are they addressed to? - What are the messages?...

03 Aug 2023

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus - Mary Shelley (1818) - How does Mary Shelley transition from the time Victor Frankenstein was very excited and joyful about his project, to realizing it was a foolish and horrific idea?

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Linguistics & languages

Frankenstein is the most famous novel by Mary Shelley; it became a classic of literature and has been adapted many times since its creation. During her lifetime, Mary Shelley wrote around ten books, including poems and novels. Frankenstein is her second work, and also the most famous one. It...

18 Jul 2022

English Test Correction: Geopolitical Relations in Great Britain and Australia

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

This document contains an English test including sentences and expressions to translate, as well as questions on geopolitical relations about Great Britain and Australia.

06 May 2021

Baa Baa, Black Sheep - Rudyard Kipling (1888) - Questions and answers

Tutorials/exercises - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

A tale is told to a child at night while he is put to bed, right before he falls asleep. There are several characters in the scene: Punch, the ayah, the hamal, Meeta, a Surti boy and Judy. Punch is the child who is being told the story and seems to be the son of an important character, as he is...

16 Apr 2009
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Fighting fire with fire

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Linguistics & languages

The antebellum viewpoint on slavery remains controversial. Presaging the Civil War, a fierce political debate took place between the Southern defenders of slavery and the Northern abolitionists. The two sides argued over the political, economic, social, religious, biological, and racial...

30 Jul 2008
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Linguistic adaptation, English instruction, and the second generation Latino immigrant

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Linguistics & languages

Since colonial times, the U.S. has been a nation both divided and united by its ethnic and linguistic diversity. Benjamin Franklin himself regarded the German minority of Pennsylvania as linguistically and racially inferior, yet also printed the first German newspaper in Philadelphia (Baron,...

04 Jan 2008
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Surf's Up, Dude: Cowabunga

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

The mission lies before us: how are we, the American people, going to come together so that “cowabunga” is reinvigorated into mainstream conversation. It was not too terribly long ago, maybe 15 years, that this delightfully lighthearted interjection tickled the ears of various...

03 Jan 2008
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A Systematic Method for Interpreting Novel Compounds

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

A novel word is one that is not found in the lexicon of the general population; in other words, it is a word that people have not heard or seen previously. A novel compound is a compound word formed out of two or more individual known words where the combination of these words has not previously...

03 Jan 2008
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Syntactic Movement and Locative Incorporation in Exocentric Compounds

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

Most people will agree that there are two main types of compound words, endocentric and exocentric. Endocentric compounds are those where the rightmost constituent, called the grammatical head, is what defines the category of speech and the semantic interpretation of the word. Exocentric...

07 Dec 2007
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Dialect as a Form of Identity

Tutorials/exercises - 7 pages - Linguistics & languages

Every time a person opens his or her mouth to speak that person is speaking not only a language but a dialect of that language as well. It is a common misconception that only certain people whose pronunciations vary from what is considered Standard American English, speak a dialect. In fact,...

07 Dec 2007
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Similarities and Differences in Men's and Women's Cooperative Speaking Styles: An Analysis of Book Club Discussions

Tutorials/exercises - 11 pages - Linguistics & languages

Some of the most frequently referred to but potentially erroneous stereotypes regarding gendered speaking style differences involve dichotomies. Men are competitive - women are cooperative. Men focus on impersonal topics - women focus on personal topics. Men's speech is to report - women's...

04 Dec 2007
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The Connection between Crossword Puzzles and Semantics

Tutorials/exercises - 9 pages - Linguistics & languages

When a person sits down to work on a crossword puzzle the thought probably does not cross their mind that they are calling on various forms of linguistic knowledge in solving the crossword clues. The majority of basic language knowledge and usage is an unconscious phenomenon. It has been said...