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Practise and Publish

The  THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER WRITING CONTEST is closed.
But ICAN Club will continue its encouragement program.

Young Learners will be awarded a Winner Sticker for each post which scores +500 points 
Five Winner Stickers = a prize
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Adults will be offered a 5 per cent discount to attend a session in ICAN Club for each post + 1500 points.  
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But do not write for prizes. Prizes are just a game to keep you interested and feel appreciated. 

Writing for publication will dramatically improve your essays and will get you to the next level of real-life communication. Staying in top three longest will be randomly awarded by ICAN Club's prizes.

Five reasons to develop writing skills:

1. Writing is a powerful tool to develop your career.
2. You can voice your opinion and make a change.
3. Writing helps reflect on your life and make the best of it. 
4. We are living in amazing times. Record, document, share!
5. Writing is fun and boosts creativity.

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English Will Help You with Switching Between Tasks

English Will Help You with Switching Between Tasks

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Is it difficult for you to switch between tasks? Don’t you know? You can check it. Here are some suggestions.

You can take a sheet of paper; write out the whole English alphabet and then write out the numbers from 1 to 26 below each letter. Use the timer to see just how much time you spend on it. Then write the same but other way: letter, number, letter, number etc. Aren’t you surprised to see that it takes more time than to write separately -- letters and numbers? The reason is that you have to switch your focus between numbers and letters.

If you want to evaluate your abilities, go to Republican Human Problems Center at the Belarusian State University. A psychologist will give you some tasks to do and you will see an exact result.

A simple way to compare your abilities to others’ is to work in an open space with a lot of people around. You can see how much time it takes to you and to others to be back to work after an unexpected phone call.

Do you want to improve yourself in switching between tasks? There is one tip.

Try to learn a second (or third) language. Being multilingual gives your brain some remarkable advantages. The studies shows that bilingual people have more activity in certain region of the brain which is responsible for executive functions such as switching between tasks, focusing while filtering out irrelevant information, problem-solving and making decisions. 

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Valiantsina  Holubeva

By Val 20 Jul 2016#

Hi Marina,
It's nice to see that your texts are getting longer, more natural and accurate.
Your score this time is much higher:
Words: 256
Content: 256х3 = 768
Language: 256 х 1= 256
Multimedia: 100
Total: 1124 points
Congratulations!
What I really like about your texts is that they are "real", I mean you write about something that matters for people. Great job! We are looking forward to your new submissions!

Hi Marina, It's nice to see that your texts are getting longer, more natural and accurate. Your score this time is much higher: Words: 256 Content: 256х3 = 768 Language: 256 х 1= 256 Multimedia: 100 Total: 1124 points Congratulations! What I really like about your texts is that they are "real", I mean you write about something that matters for people. Great job! We are looking forward to your new submissions!

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