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10 [ten]

Yesterday – today – tomorrow
10 [deset]

Včera – dnes – zítra
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Yesterday was Saturday.
I was at the cinema yesterday.
The film was interesting.
 
Today is Sunday.
I’m not working today.
I’m staying at home.
 
Tomorrow is Monday.
Tomorrow I will work again.
I work at an office.
 
Who is that?
That is Peter.
Peter is a student.
 
Who is that?
That is Martha.
Martha is a secretary.
 
Peter and Martha are friends.
Peter is Martha’s friend.
Martha is Peter’s friend.
 


Learning in your sleep

Today, foreign languages are a part of general education. If only learning them weren't so tedious! There is good news for those that have difficulties with them. For we learn most effectively in our sleep! Multiple scientific studies have arrived at this conclusion. And we can use this when it comes to learning languages. We process the day's events in our sleep. Our brains analyze new experiences. Everything that we've experienced is thought out once again. And the new content is reinforced in our brains. Things that are learned just before falling asleep are retained especially well. Therefore, it can be helpful to review important items in the evening. A different phase of sleep is responsible for different learning content. REM sleep supports psychomotor learning. Playing music or sports belongs in this category. In contrast, the learning of pure knowledge takes place in deep sleep. This is where everything we learn is reviewed. Even vocabulary and grammar! When we learn languages, our brain must work very hard. It has to store new words and rules. This is all played back once more in sleep. Researchers call this Replay Theory. However, it's important that you sleep well. Body and mind have to recuperate properly. Only then can the brain work efficiently. You could say: good sleep, good cognitive performance. While we're resting, our brain is still active… So: Gute Nacht, good night, buona notte, dobrou noc!

Guess the language!

American ______ is counted among the West Germanic languages. It is a North American ______ dialect, like Canadian ______. It is the native language of approximately 300 million people. That being the case, it is the most-spoken form of ______. It is, however, very similar to British ______. As a rule, speakers of both forms can communicate with each other easily. The conversation only becomes difficult if both sides speak very strong dialects. There are also a few distinct differences between the two forms.

These apply primarily to pronunciation, vocabulary, and orthography. In many cases the grammar and punctuation deviate from one another. The importance of American ______ is increasing compared to British ______. This is mainly due to the large influence of the North American film and music industry. They have been exporting their language throughout the world for centuries. Even India and Pakistan, once British colonies, are adopting "Americanisms" today. Learn American ______, it is the most influential language in the world!

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