English Language

August 8, 2016
Screenshot of word count for each test type and level from Twinword Exam

How to Check English Word Difficulty?

Mastering a language is not an easy task, especially if you stumble upon difficult vocabulary. Take a look at how you can check the language score and figure out what the hard words are.   How to access vocabulary difficulty? Typically, vocabulary difficulty is useful to learners as second language. And the […]
January 24, 2016
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What is the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis?

It seems like a difficult topic, but as language users, we can all easily relate to the theory that lies behind Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. Sapir-Whorf hypothesis —a position of linguistic relativity—argues that language ‘is not merely a reproducing instrument for voicing ideas, but is itself a shaper of ideas, the programme and guide for the individual’s […]
December 26, 2015
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Can Machine Learn Slang?

Slags are words that has evolved/been altered over the years, heavily influenced by groups of people associating them with a certain kind of meaning. It is probably one of the most difficult aspect for English learners, given the fact that there are so many variations of slangs, differing per English-speaking city. Where […]
May 13, 2015
Find the mistake puzzle

What Is Typoglycemia?

Before we even start describing the concept of typoglycemia, take a look at this numerical puzzle, that makes hundreds of people online loose their minds: Source: http://www.storypick.com/number-puzzle-lose-your-mind/ Found it? Number 4 looks quite suspicious, isn’t it? Well, if you give a chance for your brain to focus on the actual task of […]