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Multiculturalism and language

Posted by shashi on May 18, 2006

In this podcast, Steve talks about multiculturalism and language. Following are the words and phrases that I found difficult for me.

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Difficult words and phrases:

  • I am going to stray a little bit from subject of language learning -to start talking about a different subject from the one you should be giving attention to.
  • Firm beliefs -the feeling of certainty that something exists or is true.
  • Travel a great deal: travel a lot
  • Culture is not tied to your ancestry: Ancestor means the former generations of somebody's family while descendent is a person who is related to someone and who lives after them, such as their child or grandchild.
  • Ethnic origin: related to same national or cultural group.
  • Heritage: features belonging to the culture of a particular society, such as traditions, languages or buildings, which still exist from the past and which have a historical importance.
  • Convoluted: describes sentences, explanations and arguments, etc. that are unreasonably long and difficult to understand.
  • This is typical of convoluted and self-contradictory thinking that a lot of intellectuals at our universities are peddling to young people: If you peddle stories or information, you spread them by telling different people.
  • Secular: not having any connection with religion.
  • Obligation: something that you must do.
  • Staying power: If someone has staying power they always manage to continue doing what they have to do until it is finished.

2 Responses to “Multiculturalism and language”

  1. Newsbitch said


    I came across your blog via BE and love it! It’s a really good idea, and good luck in your learning!

  2. shashi said

    Thanks newsbitch

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