ponytailmatty:

literally cannot believe its been a whole year and I’m still listening to the same album on repeat

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

image

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

image

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

image

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

tagged: +ref 
givemehappypill:

A photo I took in the lovely old town of Saarburg in Germany, where there is a waterfall in the middle of the pedestrian area. 

givemehappypill:

A photo I took in the lovely old town of Saarburg in Germany, where there is a waterfall in the middle of the pedestrian area. 

studip:

my irl friends r my problematic faves

tagged: +lmfao  +fav 
sarahlayphoto:

sarahlayphoto:

sarahlayphoto:

GIVEAWAY TIME!
Hi internet, I’m giving away 4x A4 and 8 A5ish matte prints (depending on how many of y’all reblog and want prints i’ll giveaway more) of my pictures of The 1975 from their Melbourne gig. The amount of love over the past few weeks over my pictures of the boys have been incredible so this is my small way to say a big thank you. This giveaway is worldwide and i will ship wherever you are. All you’ve got to do is follow me and reblog this post as many times as you like to enter. (the recipients can choose which photos they’d link printed) 
I will randomly select followers at the end of the month to send prints out to! I will notify the twelve of you via your ask box’s!
ALSO! Incase you haven’t heard: 
I’ve entered a competition to win a $4000 flight voucher. The one thing i’ve always wanted to do is to travel and document people and places. I’m going to ask something that may contradict my usual ‘make shit happen for yourself’ philosophy but- will you help me make shit happen? All you’ve got to do is head over to this link on Comm Bank’s fb here: http://bit.ly/1qSwjBk or if you’re on your phone: http://on.fb.me/1nk7Axw and simply ‘heart’ my travel photo of B/W of a soldier. I need 600+ votes! There are no sign ups or anything. It’s that simple. Help me make shit happen :) Competition ends Aug 11th and I would be so thankful for your vote!
Thank you from the very bottom of my heart.
Your friend,
Sarah

So there’s gonna be twelve people chosen randomly at the end of the month. I’m going to mail you guys more than one print though because why the hell not! :) thanks for reblogging and welcome to the new followers. Y’all are angels 💙💙

Also thanks to everyone who voted. I didnt get top six but I am thankful for your votes. I have big love for all of you.

sarahlayphoto:

sarahlayphoto:

sarahlayphoto:

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Hi internet, I’m giving away 4x A4 and 8 A5ish matte prints (depending on how many of y’all reblog and want prints i’ll giveaway more) of my pictures of The 1975 from their Melbourne gig. The amount of love over the past few weeks over my pictures of the boys have been incredible so this is my small way to say a big thank you. This giveaway is worldwide and i will ship wherever you are. All you’ve got to do is follow me and reblog this post as many times as you like to enter. (the recipients can choose which photos they’d link printed) 

I will randomly select followers at the end of the month to send prints out to! I will notify the twelve of you via your ask box’s!

ALSO! Incase you haven’t heard: 

I’ve entered a competition to win a $4000 flight voucher. The one thing i’ve always wanted to do is to travel and document people and places. I’m going to ask something that may contradict my usual ‘make shit happen for yourself’ philosophy but- will you help me make shit happen? All you’ve got to do is head over to this link on Comm Bank’s fb here: http://bit.ly/1qSwjBk or if you’re on your phone: http://on.fb.me/1nk7Axw and simply ‘heart’ my travel photo of B/W of a soldier. I need 600+ votes! There are no sign ups or anything. It’s that simple. Help me make shit happen :) Competition ends Aug 11th and I would be so thankful for your vote!

Thank you from the very bottom of my heart.

Your friend,

Sarah

So there’s gonna be twelve people chosen randomly at the end of the month. I’m going to mail you guys more than one print though because why the hell not! :) thanks for reblogging and welcome to the new followers. Y’all are angels 💙💙

Also thanks to everyone who voted. I didnt get top six but I am thankful for your votes. I have big love for all of you.

tagged: +sorrynotsorry 
tagged: +clouds  +c 

whoisriversong:

SOUPE OPERAAAAAA!!!

"i go to parties where i don’t know anyone"

"he invited you it’s rude to not go you know"

lol fuck off thanks

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tagged: +gif  +1975 

x x

tagged: +george 

strawberreli:

stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: #Ferguson Protests - Magazine covers

Amazing images. The TIME & Bloomberg Businessweek cover photos were both taken by Scott Olson (Getty Images) who was arrested by the St. Louis PD during the protests and later released. The New Yorker painting was done by New York artist Eric Drooker.

#MikeBrown #DontShoot

nymphtrash:

i have a strong appreciation for the sea tbh

tagged: +messy hair  +1975