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The 2014 World Cup – Should you learn Portuguese?

The World Cup in Brazil is getting closer and this is the second time the country is hosting the competition after more than 60 years. The tournament will be held from 12 June to 13 July and 12 cities were selected to host the World Cup games. The official mascot is the tatu-bola and it carries the colours of the Brazilian flag. Plus, after the public vote for the official ball the “Adidas Brazuca” was chosen because the ball takes inspiration from elements of Brazilian culture.

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English

Top 10 Useless English Words

A few weeks ago I wrote an article on the hardest English words in terms of pronunciation. Don’t get me wrong, I am very enthusiastic about English and I love the language very much. After all, it is my field of study and I would never devote so much of my time to something I do not like. Sometimes though we do tease our beloved about their peculiarities. And don’t tell me you don’t, I know you do! Also, working on a dictionary, no matter how interesting it is, gets sometimes a little weird, especially when you have to translate strange things you never knew that existed. Anyway, I have decided to share with you some of the words I came across and involuntarily learned in the past few months. I can’t wait to use these words in a conversation to see the reactions of other people, preferably native speakers!

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English

The influence of modern technology on society: Good or bad?

In the past people used technology as a tool for making survival an easier endeavor. Nowadays we are witnessing a shift in the role technology is playing in our society and may continue to play for generations to come. In the modern-day world technology is no longer a tool for survival but it turned to a means of communication and entertainment. Mass communication technology has made it easier than ever to connect with people. In the same time this raises the concern of whatever technology has a good or bad influence on our society, is the use of technology destroying face-to-face interaction and communication between people?

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English

Why would you go working in a foreign country?

Nowadays a lot of people started looking for jobs in a foreign country.
This could happen after the crisis which have struck us in the last years, but how can it be possible that what happened to our grand-parents is happening to us after more than 50 years, with almost the same aspect and phenomenon?
The answer is easy: in other countries possibilities are better and you have a lower amount to pay.

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Italiano

La mia esperienza di studio all’estero al Linc Scuola di spagnolo di Siviglia

Sono una ragazza italiana che sta partecipando ad un progetto europeo in Spagna, a Siviglia. Sono arrivata un mese fa e ho partecipato ad un corso intensivo di spagnolo poiché non lo avevo mai studiato prima. La scuola dove ho studiato, la Linc Spanish School, era molto buona, i professori molto preparati e le classi erano composte da pochi studenti, questo ci ha permesso di apprendere meglio e piu rapidamente inoltre ho potuto conoscere gente nuova, anche grazie alle attivitá che vengono organizzate all’interno.

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English

My study-exchange experience at the Linc Spanish School in Seville

I’m an Italian girl that is participating in a European project in Seville, Spain. I arrived a month ago and have enrolled in an intensive Spanish course, since I have never studied the language before. The school where I study, the Linc Spanish School, is very good. The professor is always prepared and there are only a few students in our group, which allows us to learn better and faster. I have also had the opportunity to meet new people, thanks to the school’s extracurricular activities.

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IX13 – The results are in!

We would like to thank all the people who participated in the ‘Top 100 International Exchange and Experience Blogs 2013’. Thank you for nominating over 200 blogs and giving thousands of votes to your favorites. Above all, thanks to the great bloggers out there who share their joys, adventures, challenges and experiences with family, friends and the rest of the world.

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