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Lifestyle 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Children 'smelling the flowers'

B>A/B>MONG the ways to enhance language acquisition is learning through doing and learning through practising the skills involved. This is especially applicable to children who, being naturally active in spirit and body, need to be actively involved in their learning.

Lifestyle 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Gone for good

By MARY SCHNEIDER

Lifestyle 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Can You Be Understood?

In the workplace arena, miscommunication occurs all the time. A common lament concerning written communications, such as policy changes and product use directions, from various industries and professions, is that they are hard to decipher.

Lifestyle 21 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

English, my husband

READERS write in with their New Year resolutions to improve their English.

Lifestyle 21 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dubya, a man with an axis to grind

Former Bush speechwriter David Frum is causing a stir with a book about the President that notes a #8216;dearth of really high-powered brains#8217; in the White House. That#8217;s true in part, he tells DAVID RENNIE in Washington, but don#8217;t mistake Bush for one of the dunces.

Lifestyle 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Use English wherever, whenever

TO better our English, we must not only think about our national language. We must speak English wherever we go.

Lifestyle 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Common goal, regardless of race

READERS write in with New Year resolutions to improve their English.

Lifestyle 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Is Your English Frittered?

MISTAKES in grammar, usage, or fluency will stand out to astute receivers.

Lifestyle 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Learning to be street-smart

STARTING out in a new school can provide a challenge to students and parents of any age.

Lifestyle 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Top officials should set example

IT IS very good to see that many people have joined in I>The Star/I>#8217;s efforts to upgrade our competency in English.