Innovation and Immigration

To America remain competitive in the global economy it should encourage innovation; letting talented immigrants more into the country is vital to this. This is an article on washington post written by Bill Gates world’s richest man and founder of Microsoft. He is one of the extremely brilliant people people on the face of the earth. If he believes that they should bring in talent from outside why other countries who possess those talents cannot prosper?.Interesting……
Here is an excerpt from what he said..

Reforming the green card program to make it easier to retain highly skilled professionals is also necessary. These employees are vital to U.S. competitiveness, and we should welcome their contribution to U.S. economic growth.

BTW look at this link at trap17.com which posted a Memo which it claims sent to Hindi speaking staffs in Microsoft WA from someone in the administrative position. It seems funny. One of my colleague who understands Hindi said this cannot be true since the words used there are very in appropriate to use in such a document.

Speak like a native

We every one as English as Second language speakers want to speak in English as a Native. In this blog “Inspiration for all” author gives some useful tips to speak without accent. I found some of them are really helpful advice.
* Observe the mouth movements of those who speak English well and try to imitate them.
* Until you learn the correct intonation and rhythm of English, slow your speech down.
* Pronounce the ending of each word.
* Read aloud in English for 15-20 minutes every day.

He also emphasize patience in the learning process by saying:

You can change the way you speak but it won’t happen overnight. People often expect instant results and give up too soon. You can change the way you sound if you are willing to put some effort into it.

Read the rest of the article here.