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Bilingual kids faster at switching tasks


April 4th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 4 (IANS) Bilingual children are faster at switching tasks than children who speak only one language, a study says.However, the study also found that bilinguals are slower ... Read more...

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Film study should be included in school curriculum: Benegal


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Renowned filmmaker Shyam Benegal Thursday said study of film language should be included in the school curriculum either at the primary or secondary level to ... Read more...

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Vidya Balan plans ‘dirty dancing’ post-break


February 27th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Bollywood star Vidya Balan wants to improve her vocabulary, on the one hand, to express her feelings towards the success of "The Dirty Picture". On ... Read more...

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25 must-know words for every child revealed


February 20th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Scientists have prepared a list of 25 words that every toddler should be able to use, as these words are among the most common and the ... Read more...

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‘India needs to modernise strategic culture’


January 20th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India needs to develop its unique vocabulary and doctrines, drawing from its long tradition of strategic culture, if it is to deal with the issues ... Read more...

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I decided to nurture Kamal Haasan, the actor: Kamal


December 30th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 30 (IANS) Kamal Haasan decided to helm Hindi-Tamil bilingual "Viswaroopam", which will have a backdrop of US, Britain and Jordan, because he doesn't believe in wasting time and ... Read more...

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Victoria ‘overwhelmed’ with designer award


December 6th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham was so "overwhelmed" after winning the Designer Brand of the Year title at the British Fashion Awards that she "lost ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi varsity hosts Spelling Bee


December 4th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 4 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi University has hosted its 2nd annual Spelling Bee competition, the organisers said Sunday.Seventeen schools from across the UAE participated.The competition aims to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Thank you’ turning unfashionable in Britain?


November 25th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) For many a traditionalists, it may have been one of the most important phrases in the British vocabulary. But the usage of "Thank You" is increasingly ... Read more...

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Pakistan steps into absurdsville by banning words: Daily


November 21st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Pakistan has stepped into "absurdsville" by moving to block some 1,500 words from text messages, said a daily.Daily Times editorially said Monday that it seems ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Jaitley recalls man who coined term ‘Lokpal’


August 27th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Saturday recalled that it was L.N. Singhvi who coined the term 'Lokpal', and pointed out ... Read more...

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Big B abuses in ‘Bbuddah…’, but in amusing way!


June 21st, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Bollywood is often incorporating cuss words in dialogues and songs, but megastar Amitabh Bachchan is not comfortable with it and has found a new ... Read more...

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Am here to destroy whoever I play against: Martin


June 14th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), June 14 (IANS) Leg-spinner Anthony Martin was jumping with joy after picking up four for 36 against India that helped the West Indies win the fourth ... Read more...

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Mother’s prattle helps kids pick up language


May 9th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 9 (IANS) The way we talk to babies is key to building their ability to understand and create sentences of their own. The exaggerated speech we naturally use ... Read more...

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Too much or too little sleep may accelerate cognitive aging by 4 to 7 years


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A study has found how changes in sleep that occur over a five-year period in late middle age affect cognitive function in later life.The findings suggest that women ... Read more...

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Berlusconi is so sexy he does not need to pay girls, says friend


April 12th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): A Russian friend of Silvio Berlusconi has defended the Italian Prime Minister - who is in the middle of a sex scandal over alleged paid sex with an ... Read more...

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Sibling rivalry ups kids’ social skills, vocabulary and development


April 9th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 9 (ANI): Scientists at Cambridge University have found that children who argue with their siblings are likely to do better in later life, and younger offspring arguing with their older ... Read more...

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Scrabble boosts children’s language, speech skills


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 02 (ANI): Wondering how to encourage your child to communicate? Try sitting down to a game of Scrabble or Cluedo.According to Government communications adviser Jean Gross, board games boost children's ... Read more...

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Learning a new language changes your perspective


March 16th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Learning a foreign language literally changes the way you see the world, says a new study.Panos Athanasopoulos, of Newcastle University in Britain, has found that bilingual ... Read more...

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From humble cycle, he gives lessons in Queen’s English


March 4th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) He stands in front of his bicycle, which is equipped with a loudspeaker, a microphone, some posters and signboards. "I am sure you would not have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Story repetition helps kid acquire new vocabulary


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 21 (ANI): Academics have indicated that children who demand the same story be read to them over and over again may be learning more than those who choose a different ... Read more...

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Prairie dogs can describe what humans look like


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Prairie dogs chat with each other and can describe what different human beings look like.The species, only found in North America, call out to warn their friends when ... Read more...

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Prairie dogs can ‘describe humans’ in their own ‘language’


January 22nd, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): According to scientists, prairie dogs communicate with each other in a unique language of their own and have the ability to describe humans.They have a distinct call for ... Read more...

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Bhardwaj action politically motivated: BJP


January 21st, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) An angry Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday night strongly condemned Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj's giving the green signal to the prosecution of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyuruppa ... Read more...

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Learning a second language gives toddlers an edge


January 20th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A research team has suggested that toddlers who learn a second language from infancy have an edge over their unilingual peers.Researchers from Concordia University and York University in ... Read more...

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Meet the dog that can understand more than 1000 words!


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Ever wonder if your pet dog can understand what you are saying? Well chances are it might, and to prove it, is a pet border collie that can ... Read more...

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British school marries off minors


November 26th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) A primary school in Britain married off a five-year-old girl and six-year-old boy to help them improve their vocabulary by writing about their first-hand experience.The bizarre marriage took ... Read more...

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Bedtime stories ‘improve children’s vocabulary, spelling abilities’


November 6th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 6 (ANI): Reading bedtime stories such as Narnia or Lord of the Rings to your children at a young age can significantly improve their vocabulary as well as their spelling ... Read more...

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Jay-Z reveals his rags to riches story


November 5th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 5 (ANI): Rapper Jay-Z has opened up about his rise from a crack dealer to a superstar in his autobiography, 'Decoded'.The internationally acclaimed rapstar says that he was first ... Read more...

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Sleep really does help when it comes to recalling memories


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of York and Harvard Medical School suggests that sleep not only helps in learning a new piece of information, such ... Read more...

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‘Galli Galli…’ new season aims to teach kids about teamwork


October 7th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) "Galli Galli Sim Sim", the Indian version of the internationally acclaimed popular children series "Sesame Street", is back with a new season and this time it will ... Read more...

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Why adults read young adult and kids’ literature


September 26th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): A Kansas State University professor has said that it should come as no surprise that more recent young adult and children's literature such as Suzanne Collins' "The ... Read more...

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Developing boys’ language skills more important than girls’


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): It is more important for boys than girls to hone their language skills in helping them develop self-control and, ultimately, succeed in school, according to a study led ... Read more...

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Ahoy! Today is ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day 2010!’


September 19th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ahoy there mate! Because today is Talk Like a Pirate Day! It is the day, when everyone ought to rest their normal day-today vocabulary and instead talk in ... Read more...

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Residents of Singapore Urged to Speak Better English


September 9th, 2010 - 2:19 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the country of Singapore rises to the position of financial services hub as well as a popular tourist destination, the government is once again trying to get ... Read more...

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