In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Kelly was keen to improve her breathing and practised her exercises diligently.
- The young woman behind the counter in the office at Telegraph Cove down the coast was practising diplomacy on some disgruntled tourists when I arrived.
- This is an idea spot for practising your skating skills.
- For centuries astrologers have practised a technique of divination which relies on this same moment-by-moment interconnectedness of mind and universe.
- But in the modern politics practised by the conservatives, campaign strategy has to be watched more closely.
- If the purpose of practising Yoga is physical benefit, that is the level on which effects will be felt.
- Most importantly, learners must have the opportunity to develop and practise skills that directly improve self directed learning.
- This custom was not practised during the lifetime of the Buddha and it is not known when it was introduced in south-east Asia.
- Young bikers are dicing with death by practising their skills on a piece of wasteland.
- I spend a lot of time practising the skills I need to survive under water, and this is important in ensuring that you have the correct mental attitude.
- The system may be consigned to the past, but there are still people alive who practise discrimination and people who were hurt by it; that is not going to disappear overnight.
- The fearless teenager is practising his mountain unicycling skills in preparation for a charity ride.
- The former playgroup leader has been practising the discipline for 13 years and is now a professional Tai Chi teacher.
- He has a day job as a human resources manager in York, but by night and weekends he and his business partner practise techniques to train horses with alternative treatments.
- He accused the Fisheries Department of trying to prevent his people from practising their traditions and culture.
- It is a custom practised by thousands of people from various parts of South Africa and reflects their heritage and their pride in who they are.
- So, we have an author who has been writing (i.e. practising his skills) for well over twenty years, and a writer who is quite smart enough to do his research.
- Having practised the discipline since the age of 15, Rebecca is used to gruelling training routines.
- In my teenage years I practised certain evil habits, of which I am too ashamed even to make mention.
- In response, he skipped school for ten straight days so he could practise and improve his skills.
- Behavioural data from the United Kingdom are consistent with this view, although equally many people, especially young people, are practising safe sex.
- Then, in pairs, we practise ball skills, with the emphasis on making your partner stretch and sprint for the ball, placing it at random.
- Activists stymied the justice system and the business world by practising the politics of ethnic grievance.
- Gill has worked in the area for the past five years but has been practising her design skills for around 20 years.
- For many, driving off road will be a new experience and, if it's to be a regular activity, driving courses are available to practise the required skills.
- Sexual partners will be more vulnerable if they practise unsafe sex than if their activities are low risk.
- The event, and its proceeds, is meant to help farmers who practise traditional farming methods.
- Smaller pieces of material will be available for visitors to Barley Hall to have a go at practising their needlework skills while the project is under way.
- I come away after losing and work out exactly what went wrong - I plan and plot and practise and put it right.
- Jack was still practising his speech-writing skills.
- Unable to sit still, Olivia rose to her feet and walked the length of the terrace, practising the calming exercises Ben had taught her.
- At a recent health check-up, my GP suggested that I would benefit from practising deep-breathing exercises to calm me down and generally improve my health.
- The custom was practised locally but not recognised by the company but some of the apprentices said they had been unaware of this.
- First the Buddha practised an exercise in breath control, which involved retaining the breath for longer and longer periods of time.
- Therefore, while the results of your education should stay with you forever, skills that are not practised are usually soon lost.
- When this is the purpose, one practises constantly and vigorously.
- Today, according to the Third World Network, conservation agriculture is practised in about 58 million hectares.
- Only a society that practised the customs could decide if they needed review.
- Do other boroughs practise such discrimination?
- Racers across Chippenham are busy practising their flipping skills this week in the run up to the town's annual pancake showdown on Tuesday.
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