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martes, 7 de enero de 2020

I DON'T LIKE IT AT ALL

I DON'T LIKE IT AT ALL


lunes, 6 de enero de 2020

PEOPLE WHO LIVE A HUNDRED

PEOPLE WHO LIVE A HUNDRED


People who live to a hundred are often asked what their secret is to a long life. Some say it’s love. Some say it's the power of positive thinking. Others say that laughter is the key. Few would say it's being bitten repeatedly by poisonous snakes. 

domingo, 5 de enero de 2020

ACME

ACME

  • The dictionary definition is: "the top", or "the highest point", or just "perfection". 
  • This is straight from Greek. 
  • Apparently some early business school textbooks liked to use Acme as a business name in some of their examples.
  • There's a story that the business school uses is an acronym, standing for "A Company Manufacturing Everything". This is probably false etymology.
  • Sears-Roebuck used Acme as one of their in-house brand names in the early 1900s, 
  • Warner Brothers apparently took the name from Sears and used it for the mail-order company in the cartoons.

Celebrate Epiphany

Celebrate Epiphany

January 6, which is 12 days after Christmas in the Gregorian calendar, marks not only the end of the Christmas holidays but also the start of the Carnival season, which climaxes with Mardi Gras. In some European countries, such as the Czech Republic and Slovakia, children dress as the three kings and visit houses. In their roles as the kings, or wise men, they sing about the Jesus’ birth and pay homage to the “king of kings”. They are rewarded with praise and cookies.

sábado, 4 de enero de 2020

CONSTABLE

CONSTABLE
constable is a person holding a particular office, most commonly in criminal law enforcement. The office of constable can vary significantly in different jurisdictions. A constable is commonly the rank of an officer within the police. Other people may be granted powers of a constable without holding this title.

THE THREE WISE MEN

THE THREE WISE MEN


Legends are told about them and they have been given names. This is how they are often described:
  • Gaspar (or Caspar), who has brown hair and a brown beard (or no beard!) and wears a green cloak and a gold crown with green jewels on it. He is the King of Sheba. Gaspar represents the Frankincense brought to Jesus.
  • Melchior, who has long white hair and a white beard and wears a gold cloak. He is the King of Arabia. Melchior represents the Gold brought to Jesus.
  • Balthazar, who has black skin and a black beard (or no beard!) and wears a purple cloak. He is the King of Tarse and Egypt. Balthazar represents the gift of Myrrh that was brought to Jesus.

miércoles, 1 de enero de 2020

NEW YEAR'S CONCERT


NEW YEAR'S CONCERT

It has long been a Philharmonic tradition at the New Year to present a program consisting of the lively and at the same time nostalgic music from the vast repertoire of the family of Johann Strauss and its contemporaries. These concerts not only delight the audiences in the Musikverein in Vienna, but also enjoy great international popularity through the worldwide television broadcast, which now reaches over 90 countries.

martes, 31 de diciembre de 2019

WELCOME YEAR 2020

WELCOME YEAR 2020



TONGA, FIRST COUNTRY WELCOME 2020




viernes, 27 de diciembre de 2019

BOOKCROSSING

BOOKCROSSING

BookCrossing es la práctica de dejar libros en lugares públicos para que los recojan otros lectores, que después harán lo mismo.
Si alguien decide liberar un libro vía BookCrossing, tendrá que registrarlo bookcrossing.com para conseguir un BCID (número de identificación de BookCrossing) que será lo que identifique ese ejemplar concreto en la base de datos del sistema. Ese número de registro lo lleva el libro escrito, directamente en el interior de la cubierta, o bien en una etiqueta en la que se pide a la persona que lo encuentre que entre en la web de BookCrossing y escriba un pequeño apunte para notificar el hallazgo, y finalmente que suelte de nuevo el libro una vez lo haya terminado.


Resultado de imagen de bookcrossing dibujo

THAT MUCH / SO MUCH


THAT MUCH / SO MUCH

Auntque las dos expresiones se pueden traducir como "TANTO O TAN", si hay una diferencia.

SO MUCH se usa en afirmativo y THAT MUCH en negativo.

I have so much work

I don't like you that much


domingo, 6 de octubre de 2019

PEAKY BLINDER

PEAKY BLINDER

Me han preguntado bastante acerca del significado de "PEAKY BLINDER".

Todo originado por la serie británica.

Peaky es el nombre con el cual se conoce la gorra plana.

Blinder viene de la práctica de poner hojas de afeitar en la visera y utilizarlas como arma, generalmente cortaban los ojos, de allí "blinder"


Los protagonistas de esta serie usan este tipo de gorra.



martes, 24 de septiembre de 2019

i.e / e.g

i.e / e.g

i.e viene del latín "id est" que significa "en otras palabras", "a saber", "en otras palabras".

e.g viene del latín "exempli gratia" que significa "por ejemplo


Resultado de imagen de i.e e.g


domingo, 22 de septiembre de 2019

USEFULL EXPRESSIONS

USEFULL EXPRESSIONS

Amazing achievements
Logros sorprendentes / increibles

As a young boy / girl
Como un niño /niña

At the age of
A la edad de

Died in
Murió en

Five years later
Cinco años después

Grew up in
Se crió en

In the year
En el año

Role model
Modelo a imitar

The next year
Al año siguiente

Was born in
Nació en

AUTUMN



AUTUMN


The time of year that John Keats called the 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness', Autumn is a season famous for its harvest times, turning leaves, cooling temperatures and darkening nights.

1. Autumn begins

There are two different dates when autumn could be said to begin. Autumn as defined by the Earth's orbit around the sun, begins on the equinox which falls on 22 or 23 September.
However, for the purposes of recording climate data, it is important to have set dates that can be compared, so the meteorological Autumn always begins on 1 September.

2. Trees prepare for winter

One of the most stunning signs of Autumn is the turning of the leaves. The shorter days are a sign to trees to begin to prepare for winter.
During winter there is not enough light for photosynthesis to occur, so as the days shorten throughout autumn, the trees begin to close down their food production systems and reduce the amount of chlorophyll in their leaves.

3. The chemistry of colour

Chlorophyll is the chemical which makes tree leaves green and as it declines other chemicals become more prominent in the leaves.
These are responsible for the vibrant ambers, reds and yellows of autumn. The chemicals responsible are types of Flavonoids, Carotenoids and Anthocyanins.
Did you know some of these chemicals are the same ones that give carrots (beta-carotenes) and egg yolks (luteins) their colours.

4. People born in Autumn live longer

A study in the Journal of Aging Research found that babies born during the autumn months are more likely to live to 100 than those born during the rest of the year.
Their study found that 30% of US centenarians born during 1880-1895 were born in the autumn months.

5. The days get shorter

The word equinox comes from the Latin equi (meaning equal) and nox (meaning night) accounting for the equinox marking the time when day and night are of equal length.
We often notice the nights begin to draw in from this point as after the Autumn equinox, the night longer than the day, until this is reversed at the Spring equinox.

6. A date for your diary - 24 September 2303

Generally speaking the autumn equinox always falls on either 22 or 23 September, but not quite always.
Because the Gregorian calendar is not quite in perfect symmetry with the Earth's orbit, the autumn equinox will very occasionally fall on September 24. This last happened in 1931 and will next happen in 2303.

7. Persephone's return

In Greek mythology, autumn began when Persephone was abducted by Hades to be the Queen of the Underworld. In distress Persephone's mother, Demeter (the goddess of the harvest), caused all the crops on Earth to die until her daughter was allowed to return, marking spring.

8. Autumn and Fall

We typically think of 'Fall' as the North American version of the word 'Autumn', but it was in fact in widespread usage in England until relatively recently.
Originally a shortening of the phrase fall of the leaf, the phrase was common in England in the 17th century.
The word autumn entered English from the French automne and didn't become common usage until the 18th century.



sábado, 21 de septiembre de 2019

DOLAR

DOLAR


En inglés hay distintas maneras de mencionar o referirse al dolar. Algunas son más coloquiales que otras.

Aquí van algunas de ellas.

Quien quiera agregar otras se agradece.

DOLAR
BUCK
CLAM
GREENBACK
LOONIE (billete de 1 dolar)
SMACKER (se refiere más al "dollar bill")

domingo, 15 de septiembre de 2019

PRONUNCIACIÓN "TH" EN INGLÉS

PRONUNCIACIÓN "TH" EN INGLÉS



martes, 10 de septiembre de 2019

DOING THE CHORES


DOING THE CHORES

DOING HOUSEHOLD CHORES



(Hacer tareas de la casa)

Here there are some chores:


Doing the ironing

Doing the wasing-up

Making the beds


Lay the table
Get dinner or lunch ready

Dust the furnitures

Sweep the floor

Hang the washing up

To do the dust

To clean the glasses

miércoles, 4 de septiembre de 2019

CLASSROOM RULES

CLASSROOM  RULES


Resultado de imagen de classroom rules



martes, 3 de septiembre de 2019

English Classroom


CARTELES PARA DECORAR LA CLASE DE INGLÉS

https://www.voyaprenderingles.com/materials-classroom/decoration

Resultado de imagen de aula de ingles carteles