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Monthly Archive for August 2011

Copenhagen, Denmark

Historical city with castles, churches, and stunning architecture, some dating back to the 12th century. Other features include strong wind, lots of bikers, and good pastries.


Rosenborg Castle, which houses most Danish royal treasures


Bikers at the square outside Christiansborg Castle


Reflection of National Museum


A 16th-century house in the historical town of Helsingør


Helsingør Castle


Little Mermaid by the sea


Copenhagen castles, churches, and rooftops


The Church of Our Saviour

lily in Photography,Travel on August 21 2011 » 1 comment

Language learning tips

I will mention only the two most important tips which helped me effectively learn two languages:

1. Listen and speak before reading: If the textbook comes with recording for example on a CD, listen attentively and repeat after each line or phrase as best as you can until there is no longer stress. Only then, open the book.

2. Don’t stress about remembering words: When encountering an unknown word, look it up, make a mental note of it, then move on. It is neither necessary to stress about not being able to remember a word after you have seen it seven or eight times nor painfully cram vocabulary.

This site offers many good tips.

lily in Languages on August 03 2011 » 0 comments