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INTRODUCTION (for new visitors):
The World At Your Fingertips is a site that strives to make your surfing life easier. It does this by attempting to harness all internet resources together in one place. You will also find the Google Search box at the top of every page waiting for your search query. This is not a customized search that earns revenue and is limited in its scope but gives exactly the same results as the official Google site (Web, Images, Map, News, etc.) Besides, if you are not from an English-speaking country, you will get the search results in English here, not results from the local version of Google in another language which you are likely to get even if you should go to the google.com website. This is because Google detects which country you are from and delivers the results in your country's national language (if it is not English).
The following are the highlights of the site:
1. Its topics range from current talking points and today's world headlines from sources such as the BBC, CNN or Huffington Post to computer tips and useful software.
2. Practical information of any kind that is often needed by anyone in whichever part of the world he might be can be found here. Do you need to know the time at this hour in that foreign country? Or its weather conditions? Do you need to know what some foreign currency is worth in your own money? Do you need to know the exact location of the hotel that you are about to book? Or maybe you need to translate instructions into a foreign language? These, and more, can be accessed from the "INFO" options in the top menu bar (dropdown menu) or the vertical menu on the left column of every page.
3. If you love songs, you will be able to listen to them non-stop. Go here for this. Or if you feel like singing those lovely evergreens of your adolescence (or even today's hits), hop over to Songs and Lyrics or The Greatest French Songs Of All Time. The lyrics are provided so you can easily sing along. And the green menu bar at the top takes you straight to your email, Facebook, Skype, PayPal or other accounts with just one click.
4. Besides news and songs, travel has an important part in this site. For active tourists, or simply armchair/virtual travellers, there are lots of tips and photos of top tourist destinations in Europe (Berlin, Milan, Lisbon, Dublin, Sicily, Athens, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Venice, Paris, Madrid, Rome, London, Prague, the French Riviera, Geneva, Copenhagen, Oslo, Andalucia, Budapest, etc.), China (Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Hangzhou), Malaysia (Penang, etc.) and even Morocco (Marrakesh, Casablanca, etc.). In each city you will be shown in words and pictures the "must-see" places as well as the things you must absolutely experience even if you don't have much time to spend there. More....
5. There is also a full course covering all aspects of learning Pinyin (the romanized version of Mandarin). This unorthodox course is really like no other in that a few grammatical rules which have always been a bugbear to foreign learners of Mandarin have been "bent" in order to make the study of the Chinese language easier - without sacrificing much in terms of making yourself understood. It starts from the known to the unknown by giving equivalent English sounds for pinyin spellings such as xi, zh ou q. It is indeed possible to speak Chinese Mandarin without knowing a single Chinese character (I know, more than one prospective student have been put off simply at the sight of these intimidating Chinese characters!) More....
6. You will also find here a completely-free basic course in the Malaysian and Indonesian languages in 64 lessons with audio to help the individual learner at home. Although the Malay language is used mainly in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, it is also quite similar to the Indonesian language so it is possible for you to study the Indonesian language at the same time. More....
7. Another of the highlights of this site is a Bilingual Malay-English and English-Malay Dictionary. You will find it here. There is also a link to the automatic Google machine translator to allow instantaneous translation of this or any other website into some 50 languages. You will find it at the left vertical menu of every page under "Anything to translate?" Just copy the url of the page and paste it on the new page that opens. But beware, machine translations are often a source of much hilarity!
Some of the current hits and their lyrics that you can find in Songs and Lyrics.
(May 17, 2105) Lean On (Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MO), All Cried Out (Blonde ft. Alex Newell), American Oxygen (Rihanna), Bills (LunchMoney Lewis), Homeless (Marina Kaye), One Last Time (Ariana Grande), Big Girls Cry (Sia), Shut Up and Dance (Walk The Moon), She Looks So Perfect (5 Seconds Of Summer), Marvin Gaye (Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor), See You Again (Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth), Cheerleader (OMI), Impossible (James Arthur), Bloodstream (Ed Sheeran), Want To Want Me (Jason Derulo), Seasons (Olly Murs), Rumors (Pep & Rash), This World (Selah Sue), West Coast (Lana Del Rey), Trap Queen (Fetty Wap), Wish You Were Mine (Philip George), Higher (Sigma ft. Labrinth), Mirror Man (Ella Henderson), Hold My Hand (Jess Glynne), I Really Like You (Carly Rae Jepsen ft. Tom Hanks), Somebody (Natalie La Rose ft. Jeremih), Something in the Water (Carrie Underwood), Give Me Everything (Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer), Time Of Our Lives (Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo), I Want You To Know (Zedd ft. Selena Gomez), Hold Back The River (James Bay), Heartbeat Song (Kelly Clarkson), GDFR (Goin’ Down For Real) by Flo Rida ft. Sage The Gemini and Lookas, King (Years & Years), Real (Years & Years), Trouble (Iggy Azalea ft. Jennifer Hudson), When The Beat Drops Out (Marlon Roudette), Style (Taylor Swift), Earned It (The Weeknd in “Fifty Shades Of Grey”), Haunted (Beyonce), If It’s Magic (Stevie Wonder), Drunk In Love (Beyoncé ft. Jay Z), Fancy (Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX), Bang Bang (Jessie J. ft. Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj), Restart (Sam Smith), New Flame (Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross), Spotlight (Jennifer Hudson), Good Kisser (Usher), My Heart Is Open (Maroon 5 ft. Gwen Stefani), Somethin’ Bad (Miranda Lambert ft. Carrie Underwood), The House That Built Me (Miranda Lambert), Little Red Wagon (Miranda Lambert), Hold My Hand (Brandy Clark), Heart Is A Drum (Beck), A Feather’s Not A Bird (Rosanne Cash), Story Of My Life (One Direction), It’s Your World (Jennifer Hudson ft. R. Kelly), Heart Attack (Demi Lovato), I Love It (Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX)