📚 English Speeches' Newsletter #54

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Welcome to our 54th newsletter, your go-to resource for deepening your understanding of the English language through a dynamic range of topics and real-world applications. Each section of our newsletter is thoughtfully designed to enhance your language skills and broaden your cultural perspective.

  • English with News explores the impact of social media on teens' mental health, highlighting the urgent need for mindful usage and better support systems.

  • Article of the Week provides essential tips and tricks for mastering grammar, crucial for clear and effective communication.

  • English Speeches features Shruthi Kumar's moving commencement speech at Harvard, focusing on the power of uncertainty and civil rights issues.

Join us as we traverse these engaging linguistic landscapes, sharpening your English skills and expanding your understanding of global issues. Here's to your continued growth and curiosity—happy learning! 😊


Teens' Mental Health Crisis: Is Social Media to Blame?

This week, we highlight a pressing issue affecting young people globally: the impact of social media on mental health. Recent studies have shown a significant link between heavy social media use and increased rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems among teenagers. The constant exposure to unrealistic body images, cyberbullying, and the pressure to maintain a perfect online presence are contributing factors to this growing concern.

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Key Words:

  1. Anxiety (n.) - A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.

    • Example: Many teens experience anxiety due to the pressures of social media.

  2. Cyberbullying (n.) - The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.

    • Example: Cyberbullying on social media platforms can lead to severe mental health issues.

  3. Body Image (n.) - The subjective picture or mental image of one's own body.

    • Example: Social media often promotes unrealistic body images, affecting teens' self-esteem.

The rise in mental health issues among teens highlights the need for mindful social media use and better support systems. Encouraging healthy online habits and fostering open communication can help mitigate some of these negative effects. Parents and educators play a crucial role in guiding teens towards a balanced relationship with technology​ (Science News)​​ (Yale Medicine)​​ (Psychology Today)​.


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Mastering Grammar: 7 Essential Steps to Fluency

This week, we delve into the importance of mastering grammar, a fundamental aspect of learning English. Good grammar enhances your writing clarity, helps you express yourself more accurately, and improves your overall communication skills. Whether you are writing an email, an essay, or a social media post, knowing the rules of grammar is essential.

Key Points:

  • Consistency is Key: Regular practice and application of grammar rules can significantly improve your proficiency.

  • Common Mistakes to Avoid: Be aware of frequent errors, such as subject-verb agreement and incorrect use of tenses, and learn how to avoid them.

  • Useful Resources: Utilize grammar guides, online courses, and practice exercises to reinforce your learning.

For a more detailed guide and practical tips on improving your grammar skills, you can read the full article on the English Speeches website. Mastering grammar is a continuous journey, but with dedication and the right resources, you can achieve clarity and precision in your communication Mastering Grammar.


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Shruthi Kumar: Student GOES OFF Script

Join us as Shruthi Kumar delivers a powerful and moving commencement speech at Harvard University, capturing the hearts of the Class of 2024 and the world. Shruthi goes off script to address pressing civil rights issues and the importance of embracing uncertainty. From her humble beginnings in Nebraska to the hallowed halls of Harvard, Shruthi's journey is a testament to the power of not knowing and the strength found in asking questions and seeking understanding.

Key Points for English Learners:

  • Embracing Uncertainty: Shruthi highlights the value of admitting "I don't know" and how it leads to growth and discovery.

  • Civil Rights Issues: The speech addresses significant topics like civil rights, emphasizing the importance of solidarity and empathy.

  • Inspirational Journey: Shruthi's personal story, from Nebraska to Harvard, serves as a motivating example of overcoming challenges and the power of education.

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In learning English, actions speak louder than words. Rather than sharing your plans, let your progress and achievements do the talking. Every new word learned, every conversation held, and every improvement made will showcase your dedication and success. Keep working hard, and let your results shine.


We're grateful for your continued companionship on this language-learning voyage. Don't hesitate to share your thoughts, ideas, or inquiries. Together, we'll keep exploring, expanding, and expressing ourselves with confidence in the English language!

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