Ukulele & Languages

Different countries,
Different cultures
one common language... the ukulele.

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Learning Icelandic on Learn Icelandic Online takes up a lot of my time these days. I have promised myself I would not travel to Iceland before I am able to hold a basic conversation in Icelandic.
As part of my learning, I like to read Icelandic newspapers online, both in Icelandic and in English.
Tonight I stumbled upon this post on IceNews and felt I had to share this extract with you :

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If you’ve been trying to learn French lately and have used the following method, well… you might have found it dead easy too.

I am however not convinced that you have managed to impress any French speakers.

All right, don’t look so miserable, I do sympathize. Let me try and suggest an alternative method for improving your French vocabulary. An alternative method involving our favourite instrument, the ukulele.

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Just like my previous trips to China, last week’s trip to Beijing brought quite a few opportunities to chuckle at some weird uses of English displayed on various signs.

Let me show you some examples, ahem… this way please… I mean, this way…

One thing you can’t complain about in China is the lack of directions… nothing is left to your imagination…

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Feel like an English language and ukulele challenge today ?

Today I’d like to share a very funny song, The Court of King Caractacus written by Australian singer songwriter Rolf Harris and covered on the ukulele by itallstartedthere.

Try to learn the lyrics and chords (easy chords : C, G and F) for the song from this site first and then attempt to sing along at the right speed whithout making any mistakes while strumming in time…

Have fun !

A trip to Australia without the mention of didgeridoos

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Today’s Language Fun post might change your perception of English as a language!

British people often find it very frustrating when their English is not understood by foreign people.

A British woman came up with a rather unconventional idea…

Ever wondered why most French people are so reluctant to speak English?

This might be the beginning of an explanation. (Warning: not to be taken seriously)

Watch out next time you are struck with migraine, this is what …

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