Learning English takes time and patience. This video lesson explains how to learn English and why it is important to have some English skills. There are many aspects to English – grammar, spelling, pronunciation, word definition and keep always well in mind that repetition and perseverance are the mother of all skills! Enjoy living in the moment but remember that learning English will prepare you for the future in order to reach our ending point of non return, because as T.S. Eliot said: “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from; or otherwise: the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
Language is “the infinite use of finite means.”
Wilhelm von Humboldt
We all live in a small unique world, that’s why we need at least one sole common language.
Carl William Brown
The limits of my language are the limits of my world.?
There is no such thing as ”the Queen’s English.” The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares!
English is a funny language; that explains why we park our car on the driveway and drive our car on the parkway.
Do not accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
When two Eglishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather.
A foreign observer is struck by our gentleness: by the orderly behaviour of the English crowds, the lack of pushing and quarrelling, the willingness to form queues.
The gentleman is generous and treats all men as his equals, especially those whom he feels to be inferior in rank and wealth.
Most Englishmen are convinced that God is an Englishman, probably educated at Eton.
People on the Continent either tell you the truth or lie; in England they hardly ever lie, but they would never dream of telling you the truth.
We really have everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.