EL 373 English for Tourism Special Quiz

This is a self-learning quiz. It aims to help you do your own study, anytime and anywhere. There are ten questions in this small quiz. Enjoy!

Tourism Words and Phrases 01

This quiz helps you review some of the words and phrases related to the tourism industry.

Digital Learning Skills

It is necessary that students are equipped with these new skills – digital learning skills, in addition to traditional skills e.g. reading skills and note-taking ones. The digital world dictates that we are linked via the Internet and that we share the data, stories, and information.

One of the skills needed is the skill of using editing application like Grammarly. This will help reduce unnecessary mistakes in grammar and spelling.

Ultimately, the ability needed is the ability to teach oneself.

Language and Thought – One Language One Universe

Did you know that there are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world? Yes, they are, and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures.

There are relationships between language and our thought. They shape the way we think, indeed. Let’s listen to cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky’s TED talk. She shares examples of language — from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words for blue in Russian — that suggest the answer is a resounding yes. This confirms the Sapir-Whorfian hypothesis.

“The beauty of linguistic diversity is that it reveals to us just how ingenious and how flexible the human mind is,” Boroditsky says. “Human minds have invented not one cognitive universe, but 7,000.” So, one language equals one universe.

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