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English is fast becoming the world's universal language, and instant translation technology is improving every year. So why bother learning a foreign language? Linguist and Columbia professor John McWhorter shares four alluring benefits of learning an unfamiliar tongue.

ballpark figure
An approximate number; an estimate.
That's just a ballpark figure — they don't know exactly how many people will be attending the event.
A permission slip is a form that a school or other organization sends home with a student to a parent in which the parent provides authorization for minor children to travel under the auspices of the school or organization for an event, such as a field trip.
Meanwhile, an Improper Fraction has a top number larger than (or equal to) the bottom number.
Why are universities in America so expensive? This issue has become a hot topic over the past few years as student debt has skyrocketed. While graduation rates have never been higher, youth underemployment has never been this bad. In the past, universities were reserved for the select few who could afford their expensive and selective programs, but getting a degree also meant being essentially set for life.

Today, people with a degree aren't guaranteed a job fitting their specialization, or in fact any job at all. With such uncertainty, many students wonder whether graduation is even worth it, as most are saddled with nearly unbearable student debt which they will be repaying for a long time.

In this video, Business Casual will explore the origin of universities as a business in America, and how their popularization has created a lot of problems for contemporary American graduates. https://youtu.be/HL24_NSSEXo
A proper education is indeed important, but do not neglect the lessons you receive from the university of life.
It's Monday, that is a new video time.

The reason why some countries are rich and others poor depends on many things, including the quality of their institutions, the culture they have, the natural resources they find and what latitude they're on.

The video is both captivating and educational. https://youtu.be/9-4V3HR696k
Another meaning is: "to travel a long distance". The phrase often refers to a portion of a longer journey.
> Even though we covered a lot of ground on the first day of our road trip, we still have many miles to go.
Congratulations on Teacher's Day!

The idea of celebrating Teachers' Day took ground in many countries during the 20th century; in most cases, they celebrate a local educator or an important milestone in education (for example, Argentina commemorates Domingo Faustino Sarmiento's death on September 11 since 1915, while India celebrates Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birthday on September 5 since 1962). This is the primary reason why countries celebrate this day on different dates, unlike many other International Days.
"We were asked to vote for the candidates for captain by a show of hands."
1. distress; affliction; hardship
2. an unfortunate event or incident
That's how we feel about deadlines.
Well, that's how we feel about deadlines [2].
We have two quite different videos for you today.

The first one is all about science.

Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history. What happened before history?


The second one is actually a part of rap battle history: the most anticipated battle (bright and unique) between Oxxxymiron, Russian rapper, and Dizaster, the American one.


Feel free to choose any, both of them do have subtitles. Yet be careful: the second one is 18+ and contains obscene language. https://youtu.be/ldK9qvRBkMI
Yep, we continue our "deadline" topic.
It means something like "an extra enhancement".
Oh, wow, a new post in Viola! That's icing on the cake!
(sorry for that, we are working on the frequency)
anxiety = a state of uneasiness or tension caused by fear of possible future misfortune, danger = worry
(or: intense desire, eagerness)
Laura came into the room, as pale as a ghost. "What happened?" her friends gasped.