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    Five reasons English speakers struggle to learn other languages

    Five reasons English speakers struggle to learn other languages

    According to a recent survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, 80% of European 15-to-30-year-olds can read and write in at least one foreign language. This number drops to only 32% amongst British 15-to-30-year-olds. This is not just because all European young people speak English. If we look …

  • "Interest never sleeps, sickens, or dies. It neither visits nor travels, it takes no pleasure, and it is never discharged from its employment. Interest has no kinfolk to watch over and care for.” He chuckled to himself. “He was almost gleeful when he said this next part. It is the soul of the Mysteries of Law. Once in debt”—he wagged his finger at her—“interest is your companion every moment of the day and night. You cannot shun it or slip away from it. You can never dismiss it. It yields neither to entreaties, demands, or orders, and whenever you get in its way or cross its course or fail to meet its demands, it crushes you.”

    from "Storm Glass (Harbinger Book 1)" by Jeff Wheeler - http://amzn.eu/aBjm2Q5

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    Storm Glass (Harbinger Book 1)

    Storm Glass (Harbinger Book 1)

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  • "One of the most powerful tools in the influencing of human beings is praise. While we all disdain flattery, and its self-seeking motivation, the well-earned praise of someone we admire can lift the weight of a burdensome obligation and grant courage in dark hours. Withhold it, however, and you may drive a man nearly mad to attain the smallest morsel. This is the power that society wields. It shapes the destinies of empires. A little praise can end a war. Exposing a fault can start one."

    from "Storm Glass (Harbinger Book 1)" by Jeff Wheeler - http://amzn.eu/0BOCYo2

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