Saturday, November 18, 2006

Lĭt / uh / ruh / sē Äw / fĭs

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Nov. 21, 2006: 34th annual World Hello Day.
Participate in World Hello Day simply by greeting 10 people. Those 10 people each greet another 10 people, etc., etc. World Hello Day was begun in response to the conflict between Egypt and Israel in 1973. Since then, World Hello Day has been observed by people in 180 countries. It emphasizes the importance of personal communication for preserving peace.

Visit Everything ESL for great activities and teaching tips about language and culture. Ask someone who speaks another language to teach you how to say "hello" "peace" or "welcome" in their language.
Or, you can learn how to say "Hello" (and other phrases) in over 800 languages at
Jennifer’s Language page.

What do you say after you say ‘Hello?’ Participate in Better Conversation Week, Nov. 20 – 28. Learn the fine art of small talk: visit EntertainMates for a wide variety of tips on improving your conversation skills; visit Burbank Public Library and check out, The Art of Civilized Conversation by Margaret Shepherd.
“It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much.”
Yogi Berra

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