Just heard Adele's new song is called Hello. Excellent!! Gotta do a search of all the cool songs out there with hello in them, or in their titles....
I always tell students that English spelling is crazy. Like it's there to get them saying sounds that shouldn't be there! Why is "answer" with a w? Or "write" for that matter? Why "listen" with a t? Why "walk" with the letter L? The fun starts when my students look at me with pure disbelief when I tell them the correct pronunciation. Some even refuse to believe me! I'm only pulling their leg, or so they think. What a wonderful crazy language English is!
Foundations. You don't see them, but you need them. They might even be the most important part of the house. But not the most glamorous, that's for sure. If someone learns a language, and goes far with it, but still continues to make the most basic mistakes, it doesn't really matter what English books they're able to show you they've covered. That's why the verb "to be" and the English alphabet are part of the foundations, and are always useful. Always. Right from the start, until the highest level. Let's start well. Foundations. Let's continue well......