Why Is Language Important?

Language is a vital part of human connection. Although all species have their ways of communicating, humans are the only ones that have mastered cognitive language communication. Language allows us to share our ideas, thoughts, and feelings with others. 

It has the power to build societies, but also tear them down. It may seem obvious, but if you’re asking yourself, why is language important? You’ll have to break it down to truly understand why.

Language is what makes us human. It is how people communicate. By learning a language, it means you have mastered a complex system of words, structure, and grammar to effectively communicate with others.

To most people, language comes naturally. We learn how to communicate even before we can talk and as we grow older, we find ways to manipulate language to truly convey what we want to say with words and complex sentences. 

Of course, not all communication is through language, but mastering a language certainly helps speed up the process. This is one of the many reasons why language is important.

Language helps us express our feelings and thoughts. This is unique to our species because it is a way to express unique ideas and customs within different cultures and societies. By learning a foreign language, you can understand ideas and thoughts that may be different from your own culture. 

You can learn customs and how people interact in a given society. Language helps preserve cultures, but it also allows us to learn about others and spread ideas quickly.

When discussing topics like inclusive language, it’s easy to recognize that language, today, is changing alongside culture. With technology comes trends or different ways of speaking, like how many teenagers or young people use slang when they speak. 

When societies become more open-minded and progressive, we start accepting that there are many other ways of speaking language. Many of us know the answer to why language is important, but we often take language for granted or actually don’t think about it. Language is an important life skill, particularly in school and in the workplace.

Language is one of the most important parts of any culture.  It is the way by which people communicate with one another, build relationships, and create a sense of community.  There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world today, and each is unique in a number of ways.

Communication is a core element of any society, and language is an important aspect of that.  As language began to evolve, different cultural communities put together shared understandings through sounds. Over time, these sounds and their infer meanings became commonplace and language was formed.

Intercultural communication is a symbolic process whereby social reality is constructed, maintained, and repCultural identity is heavily dependent on a number of factors including ethnicity, gender, geographic location, religion, language, and so much more.  

Culture is defined as a historically transmitted system of symbols, meanings, and norms. Knowing a language automatically authorises someone to identify with others who speak the same language.

This connection is such an important part of cultural exchange. As people with different cultural backgrounds interact, one of the most difficult barriers they face is that of language.

Feeling up for a task? Watching movies or TV in different languages is a great way to start.  If you’re feeling even more motivated, seek out language courses offered in your community.

Check out online learning communities, or download an app like Duolingo to begin your path to broader, more effective, and more personal communication!  What are some ways that you connect with people cross-culturally?

Solving Ratio Problems & Equivalent Ratios

Task description: This week during Maths, we learn how to write ratios based on images – Eg. 4 blue jelly beans to 5 red jelly beans. After we did our maths task about ratios we did a smarties experiment. We used a pack of smarties to show ratios between smarties. I chose to show my ratio as – 2 pink to 3 blues to 5 purples – After we simplified (2:3:5) we finished our lesson and ate the sweets. after that we talked about how to make the ratio bigger we need to times both side by 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9… and so on. Our working out/maths are shown on the images. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog; thank you for visiting my blog.

Adverts

Task description: This week during Writing, we had to write for a specific audience. We also learn hoe to explain what we did to target a certain audience in our writing. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

 

Ratio – Pancake Recipe

Task description: This week during Maths, we learned how to find ratios based on a Pancake recipe and images. Eg. 4 blue jelly beans to 5 red jelly beans. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

The Ratio of Raro


Task description: This week during Maths, we learned how to write ratios based on images. Eg. 4 blue jelly beans to 5 red jelly beans.After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Maths – Raro Experiment!

Task description: This week during Maths, we learn how to write ratios based on images – Eg. 4 blue jelly beans to 5 red jelly beans. After we did our maths task about ratios we did a raro experiment. We used 80 grams of raro and 1000ml of water. I chose a Raspberry. After we simplified (2:25) we made the drink. Some of us said that we needed more and others said that we need less. Our working out/maths are shown on the images. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Ratio Introduction

Task description: This week during Maths, we learn how to write ratios based on images – Eg. 4 blue jelly beans to 5 red jelly beans. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Questions About The Black Phantom

~ Questions About The Black Phantom ~


  1. Question: What type of bike did Finn tell his mother he wanted? 

Answer: Finn had told his mother that he wanted the BMX Ultra One

 

  1. Question: What does affecting my social standing mean? 

Answer: Social standing means a person’s status or social class in society, but in this story the writer has used it to show that Finn’s social standing is very important to him and because he didn’t have to BMX Ultra One his social status is very low, and as Finn said “He had nothing to sell, which meant his social life at school was over.” because his mother said that he can have the BMX Ultra One…if he payed for it.

 

  1. Question: What is a peer group? 

Answer: Peer group means a group of people of approximately the same age, status, and interests, but in this story the writer has used it to show that Finn’s peer group or the people that Finn is friends with all have the BMX Ultra One and I think Finn feels sad because his doesn’t have on because when they are play with their his feel jealous. 

 

  1. Question: Why did mum agree with everything Finn described about the bike he wanted? 

Answer: I think Finn’s mum agreed with everything Finn described about the bike he wanted because the mum wasn’t planning on buying it for him because she said that “You can have any kind of bike you like, Finn, as long as you pay for it.”

 

  1. Question: What are stunt pegs on a BMX bike? 

Answer: Stunt pegs on a BMX bike are steel or alloy cylinders attached to the front or rear axles one on or both sides, so you can run your bike with up to four pegs as desired. 

 

  1. Question: Why was Pop’s bike called the “Black Phantom? 

Answer: Pop’s bike was called the Black Phantom because in the story the writer says “the name suited the bike perfectly. It was shiny polished black with red trims and white pinstripes. Everything on the bike gleamed – the handlebars, the spokes, the fenders – even the tyre rims.

 

  1. Question: Why did Pop keep the Black Phantom for all those years?

Answer: Pop’s kept the Black Phantom for all those years because when Pop was younger his family didn’t have a lot of money and having that bike was a dream come true for him as a kid. Another reason why Pop’s kept the Black Phantom for all those years is because the younger Pop’s and all the kids that lived in the same street as Pop’s helped him win that bike so being able to give it to someone after him made him feel good.

 

  1. Question: Why didn’t Finn know about the Black Phantom? 

Answer: Finn didn’t know about the Black Phantom because it was built in 1951 which was the same year Pop’s was born, meaning it’s very old, which makes me think that kids of Finn’s age probably don’t know what the Black Phantom is.

 

  1. Question: Why did the Daily News offer only boys the chance to win the bike? 

Answer: It didn’t say why the Daily News offered only boys the chance to win the bike in the story, but I think the Daily News only offered boys the chance to win the bike because in the 1950’s women didn’t have rights to work.

 

This is because men said “A women’s role was to manage the home and purchase groceries, goods, and services for daily life, and Men were to work and financially provide for the family, and women,” in the 1950’s.

 

  1. Question: How did Pop feel when Finn said he wanted to earn the bike spoke by spoke? 

Answer: Pop felt so happy when Finn said he wanted to earn the bike spoke by spoke, I know this because in the story it says – 

“Finn shook his head. “I can’t take it, Pop. That bike’s way too good to be just given away.”

“I see.” Pop scratched at his ear. “What did you have in mind, then?”

Finn took a breath. “I’d like to…do odd jobs at your place. I’d like to earn the Black Phantom, like you did, Pop.”

He hesitated, embarrassed. 

“You know…spoke by spoke.”

Pop’s smile was slow and warm. “It’s a deal Finn.”

“Awesome!” Finn felt a sense of pride rising in him as he turned to gaze at the Black Phantom, glowing in the afternoon light.”

Which made me feel like Pop felt so happy when Finn said he wanted to earn the bike spoke by spoke.

 

  1. Question: Why is it better to work hard for something special than to be given it? 

Answer: I think it better to work hard for something special than to be given it because hard work teaches us discipline, dedication and determination. It is certainly important because it is only through hard work that we can achieve the goals of our life. Thus, we all must work hard. Hard work is one of the most important things in life as it helps us to be more confident. If you work hard then you will be able to achieve all your goals, fulfil all your dreams and earn things you want. Working hard with full determination always pushes us one step ahead in life and helps us surpass our limitations. 

 

Plus your hard work will pay off in dividends as you start to see results in achieving the goals you have set for your life. Hard work is the key to success so don’t feel that being hardworking is a waste of time. Working hard promotes your personal and professional development. Working hard earns you respect, since you set an example for others to follow. Working hard gives you a sense of achievement, fulfilment and self-satisfaction. Working hard helps you stay positive and confident. Which is why I think it is better to work hard for something than to be given it.


Task description: This week during reading, we had to select a text from the box and complete the questions at the end in a google doc and share our quiz on our blog. We are learning to manage ourselves to complete a task, and complete task within the given time frame. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Measurement Recap


Task description: This week during Maths, we learn how to use negative numbers. We also learn how to add and subtract negative integers and place negative integers on a number line. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Revenge – (Extra) – Design a gadget for our Writing

As the night grew colder, after a romantic and hectic night the two love birds fell asleep, both with a smile on their face. As morning arised, the sun shone through the window awakening the snoring Fox. Once he had fully woken up, he turned to wake his beautiful wife up from her slumber. In shock he ran to the front seat of the car and drove to their house…his wife Lily was nowhere to be found.

He hurried inside. As he searched the house he discovered his wife wasn’t at home!? Suddenly, he remembered what Doctor Hammerhead said. At the end of his last mission Doctor Hammerhead said “Curse you damn Fox, I will get my revenge, just you wait.” Mr Fox, through Doctor Hammerhead, had kidnapped Lily, his beloved wife!

After he had come to such a horrible thought about Lily he broke down in tears. Mr Fox knew he couldn’t lose his wife because he couldn’t live without her! He loved her with all his heart. They have been married to each other for over 15 year now and have worked together as undercover spies to save the world from all of the antagonists for over 20 years. 

He walked to the living room thinking about what to do. As Mr Fox buried himself in his own thoughts, crying his heart out. Instantaneously the TV turned on…which stunned him because it was a video of his wife saying to come to an address or she would kill herself!? The address was where his last mission was, which was Doctor Hammerhead headquarters. Mr Fox was so blinded by love, he didn’t even realize something was wrong with Lily’s eyes. 

Back with Doctor Hammerhead, he had rebuilt his headquarters with the help of his minions, aka dirty work helpers. His minions do all of his dirty work so if they get caught he won’t go to jail because he didn’t do anything wrong, his minions did. Doctor Hammerhead’s plan was to make his helpers kidnap Mr Fox’s wife, then make his wife turn on him by hypnotizing her to kill Mr Fox and work with him to destroy the world!

With Mr Fox, once again he was in his car speeding to find his wife. By now he had run at least 8 or 9 red lights. The fox was pressing on the petal so hard that he crashed his car into a pole. He was so determined to save his wife he was putting his own life in danger. Luckily he was not injured, but the car was broken now because he was pushing too hard on the gas.

He got out of the car and phoned his best friend Francis. Francis rarely ever picks up his phone but thankfully he did. Mr Fox tells Francis what had happened and asks him to help him save Lily, and of course he said yes because Francis would do anything to help his friend because he knows how much he loves his wife, Lily.

30 minutes later Francis’s car pulls up to the address Mr Fox had sent to him to pick him up. They drove to Doctor Hammerhead headquarters and just before Mr Fox was about to call Lily’s phone to ask them to open the gate for them the gate started opening by itself. As they slowly started driving in, the gate behind them started closing. 

Then another video of his wife started playing on a TV in front of them…which surprised him and Francis because now that he had calmed down he finally realized that something was wrong with Lily’s eye because her normal eye color is brown. Even tho they were suspicious they went along with everything because his wife was on the line. 

Doctor Hammerhead told them to get out of the car and place their weapons on the ground. They were then ordered to put their hands behind their backs. As soon as their weapons were placed on the ground with their hands behind their back, Doctor Hammerhead immediately sent his minions to tie up their hands with metal chains so they couldn’t escape.

Mr Fox calmly said “now that you know we can’t hurt you, can we please just see Lily, please, I’m begging you, please.” Doctor Hammerhead reasoned with a strong “NO!” After that Mr Fox lost it, he started to scream out for his wife, he was crying his heart out for her. After Doctor Hammerhead couldn’t handle the yelling and screeching anymore they were shoved into a dark room.

A couple of minutes later, Doctor Hammerhead’s minions came and dragged them into Doctor Hammerhead’s office. Once again Mr Fox asked to see his wife, and still he said “NO!” They asked why they were there? And Doctor Hammerhead said “remember back in highschool when you were called the golden student because you were good at everything. You made my life miserable. You were always better at everything and made me feel like I was nothing!”

Mr Fox started to stutter, he was so confused because he did know that he felt that was why. Then it came to Mr Fox that’s why he was doing this to his wife to get revenge on him. To make Mr Fox suffer and make him feel the same pain Doctor Hammerhead had felt in the past. Mr Fox didn’t know what to say, he was speechless. Mr Fox felt so sorry for him.

After that Doctor Hammerhead wiped the tears and said that’s enough chit chat take them to the dungeon. The minions rushed in to take them away, Mr Fox and Francis did put up a fight but there were too many of them to fight off. As they were put in the dungeons, they thought of different ways to get out of there and save Lily and get home because they didn’t have their car keys anymore. 

After they were put in jail, 40 minutes later 2 minions came in with a tray of food for them to eat. They opened the door and put the food on the ground and closed the door, they told them to eat it before leaving. As soon as the minions left the room Mr Fox told Francis that they had forgotten to lock the door, this is the only way they can get out of here and save Lily safely.

They slowly creeped out of the jail making sure to not make too much noise. As they moved from place to place they thought no one had seen them because it was as quiet and still as a mouse. But as soon as they made a run for the door a loud siren went off. All of the minions came outside to see what was happening. 

They all look so confused but then as we try to walk away one of the minions spotted us, and started screaming “the prisoners are escaping! The prisoners are escaping! Attack! As soon as the minion said we were trying to escape, they started shooting arrows and throwing this very colorful but weird powder that made us very sleepy.

They both fell asleep, hitting their head on the ground with a big thump! When they woke up they both were in a lot of pain because they had hit their heads on the ground making a huge bump on their heads. They both were hurting in pain inside but didn’t have the energy to make a sound because everytime they moved a lim in hurt.

As the both of them were waking up they realized that Lily was in front of them…they both signed a side of releaf! Then suddenly Mr Fox noticed she was holding a gun to their heads, he elbowed Francis and when he turned his head, he froze in shock. Francis said in a shaky voice “I thought we were friends, what happened to you?” “H-h-he’s right, what happened to you? I love you, I-d-please don’t do this!”

Lily looked at Doctor Hammerhead in confusion. Lily didn’t know what Mr Fox meant when he said “I love you?” Lily thought to herself, who is he? I have never met him in my life, and he tells me he loves me…!? Doctor Hammerhead started to yell at her from the top of his lunges. He screams at Lily to end Mr Fox and Francis lives before he kills all of them himself and throws them in a ditch in a dark alleyway at night.

Tremulous and scared Lily lifts the loaded gun to Mr Fox and Francis stomect! As she released the trigger of the Gun there were 2 loud bangs! The gunshots brought back the pain of something that happened in Lily’s past which caused her to cry. When Lily was much younger, her mother was shot by a random person that was never identified, she was only 5 years old at the time. 

So when she hears a gunshot it triggers pain in her and brings back the memory of the day that her mother died. When she heard the gunshot she felt what her mother felt in 2005. When Lily’s mother had just died, she didn’t come out of her room for weeks and months…but somehow Lily’s father got her to come out of her room, and when she did her father told her…

“Some saw a bullet hole, you saw the person around it. you saw the pain in the one still living and the potential of those who lay cold in silent grayness. You saw the perfect skin, the arms that the mouth that must have known laughter at one time. You saw a human rather than a statistic and felt the grief of those who loved them and the fracturing echo of the universe.”

After snapping out of that memory and coming back to her senses, her eyes were back to normal, they were brown again. She looked up and saw Mr Fox and Francis…crying in pain, slowly dying. It was as if the bullet had gone through their guts, as if their blood was still draining over their shirt, running warm through the coarse hairs of their legs. Their stomach lurched. It was PTSD but more like a short influenza, altering them physically for the worse.

As Lily leaned in to help them heal their wounds with her healing power, Doctor Hammerhead said “I want you to torture them until they died, and after making sure they are died, throw them in a ditch in a dark alleyway at midnight exactly, make sure no one sees you and don’t get caught! I’m not going to jail because some idiot wasn’t careful enough. The fun part in my biological plan is just starting and nothing is going to stop me, got it kitty.”

Lily hesitated for a bit, but then her eyes changed again and they went back to a glowing blue color. Suddenly! Lily said, sounding very certain, “Okay master, your wish is my command.” As soon as Lily replied, Mr Fox and Francis both black out. Wake up with their hands tied to the ceiling and their feet to the ground, stretching their bodys as if they wanted to rip them into two pieces.

5 minutes later, Lily comes in with two knives in her hands, with 4 other of Doctor Hammerhead’s minions following behind her. The minions were all holding buckets with torturing tools and sharp pointy things with them. After placing all of their things on the table in front of them, the fun began.

First they started picking out which tool they were going to use to torment poor Mr Fox and Francis…to death. After picking out the weapons, they lit the fire, placing their tool in the fire to heat them up. Lily had ordered them to put them in the fire because if the tools are hot it will hurt them more and they will scream in pain.

Furthermore, 2 other minions came in dragging in a Spanish Donkey, Lily then asked Mr Fox and Francis who would like to go first? Mr Fox didn’t think it could do much damage so he volunteered to go first. As soon as Mr Fox said that they ripped his clothes off and untied him and put him on the Spanish Donkey and tied him up again.

If you don’t know what a Spanish Donkey is, it is similar to the Judas Cradle, the Spanish Donkey is a triangular board that a person is forced to straddle on butt naked, putting their full weight right on the crotch. Weights are then added to their feet until it splits them up the middle. Spanish Donkey was made and used in the medieval time as torture.

After that, the same 2 minions came dragging in a Strappado. Lily once again ordered the minions to put Francis on the Strappado. Once again they  ripped his clothes off and untied him and put him on the Strappado and tied him up again.

A Strappado is a simple cord, the strappado would be tied around the victims wrists behind their back. They would then be dropped, yanking severely on the sockets of the shoulders. The forward leaning of the body and dislocated shoulders restrict breathing, for added discomfort.

Then the minions grabbed things like Crocodile Shears, Lead Sprinkler, Pear of Anguish, The Rack, Spanish Tickler, Shrew’s Fiddle, Tongue Tearer and The Spider, and started torturing the men as one was being spilt in half and the other being hung by a cored. They both cried silently inside because they didn’t have energy to shout for help.

After being split in half and being hung by a cored for 1 hour. Mr Fox was forced to lie in a Brodequin and watch as his best friend was forced into sitting in the Iron chair. They both didn’t know what to do besides listening to their orders and doing what they said. 

As Mr Fox was being punished on the Brodequin, which is a smashing and mashing seemed to be in vogue during medieval times, and the brodequin is evidence of that. A set of boards would be fitted around a person’s legs, and then wedges would be hammered into the gaps, often causing bones to literally burst through sheer pressure. Definitely more creative than death by sawing, but much less savory.

Fracis was being punished by sitting on an Iron chair which doesn’t sound that bad but if you knew what it was, you would take it back. The iron torture chair pierced a person’s body at every point of contact. These points would go in deep enough to break the skin, but not far enough to damage any vital organs or major arteries. The person wouldn’t even bleed very much, since the chair would plug the wounds until victims were removed.

After another hour of tormenting Mr Fox and Fracis the badger sadly passed away. But there was a reason Mr Fox was holding on for so long. It was because he and his wife, Lily, had said to each other on the night of their wedding. “Others would have emotional scars, not you, you’re still bleeding because your heart is so strong. The thing is, you just need a new bond and you’ll be fine, you’ll be as good as new, still independent and strong. Love is as the blood in our veins, it needs to flow.” Which made Mr Fox try and stay alive and keep hope that she would snap out of it.

After making sure they were dead and not faking it. Lily helped the minions wrap the bodies in plastic so the blood didn’t go everywhere in the back of the car. Then they trawled down 4 floors to get to the main door, and loaded them into the car to drive to the destination. Lily and 3 minions drove to a dark alleyway and dumped the bodies there. But before leaving Lily stopped to say a quote she had written for her husband, and it went like this.

“I wanted him to laugh, to giggle, to say that this was all a big joke. No such luck. He had passed on, this was not him but a corpse, the vehicle he drove around all his life, his material home upon this plane of existence. I touch his skin, so cold. Whilst I am thankful for the time we had, when a one you loved passes on you grieve. There is a time of mourning, the ancients were right about that. Healing from loss takes more time than broken bones.” 

Blowing a kiss to Mr Fox, her loving Husband and Francis, her friend, she gets in her car and drives the same way she came. On the way back it’s a silent ride because Lily had never buried a body before and she was scared for her life but it was masters orders. She thought about whether Mr Fox would ever forgive her for what she didn’t, but it wasn’t her fault because her master told her to.

As they were pulling up to the driveway, they saw Doctor Hammerhead waiting for them at the door!? Lily and the minions were confused if they had done anything wrong? But when they go to the door Doctor Hammerhead gives them all a hug and tells them to join the party. But why are we having a party, thought them all as they heard music in the background?

They asked why we were having a party and Doctor Hammerhead replied with because Mr Fox is gone so now no one can stop me meaning I can take over the world and kill all of my other enemies. I can finally make my dream come true. I’ve worked so hard for this moment and I want to share it with all of you, so join me to celebrate our victory with the old old rug.

That rug, that stupid old filthy rug, had seen more dancing shoes than a ballroom. It was where we twirled, everyone with everyone, the music escaping from every open window and door. Once the color of cherries, now it told an earthy tale of love and laughter, of more good times than anyone is ever promised. I could have replaced it, brought in another, but instead we hauled it to the river in good weather and washed it as best we could.

As it started to get hot in the house and people were getting bored. They took the party to the beach, all of them a safe distance apart and did a dance-off, a trophy going to the winner… And the winner wasn’t the best dancer, it was the one who made everyone laugh the most. There’ll be a day when we can dance as they once did, closer and hotter, yet for now, this is a good time with memories they can share and keep.

As Lily partied with the others as she said to herself “be my air, be my sweetness, be my tumble into giddy darkness – be the sort that brings the most ridiculous joy. Let’s melt into this party, melt into the beat and sweat until our hearts call for the luxury of our beds and the chaos of our entwined dreams.” After a hard night of partying and drinking, they all fell asleep in their beds. And this is where the story of Doctor Hammerhead’s Revenge comes to an end – Thank You For Reading

Task description: This week during Writing, we had to design a gadget for our characters in our writing. Using Google Draw Design a ‘Bond-like gadget that the characters could use in their missions. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.