Всем зашедшим, привет!

Что здесь есть: это, скорее, не дневник, а склад всякой всячины, связанной с английским языком. Тут вы найдете большое количество ссылок, видео и немного текстов. Для удобства поиска я теперь стараюсь расставлять подробные теги - если б вы знали, сколько раз я не могла выловить здесь нужную ссыль))

Чего здесь нет: практически всего остального, т.е. разговоров "про жизнь", "просто картиночек", и т.д.

Комментарии: к диалогу я всегда открыта, но ни на чем не настаиваю. Хотя "доброе слово" всем приятно, не только братьям нашим меньшим)))

to see more: ссылки на разные сайты - мой профиль на Pearltrees
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14:57 

This Will Revolutionize Education | Veritasium

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education?


@темы: videos, Education

22:05 

How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky



for further reading on the topic - if you haven't yet got a chance to enjoy Planet Word by Davidson, it's high time you had a glance at it) apart from being quite an easy reading, it's both entertaining and informative

@темы: videos, links, TED, Linguistics, English

13:43 

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www.anglomaniacy.pl/vocabulary-topics-list.htm

отличный сайт с бесплатными материалами по темам для самых маленьких)

@темы: links, English

09:48 

Adjectives -ic and -ical

Classic and classical

Classic means ‘belonging to the highest class or degree’. Classical refers to the culture of ancient Greece or Rome. It may also refer to works of art of the so called ‘classical’ period in the 18th century.

I am studying classical languages. I don't really like classical music.


Comic and comical

Comic refers to artistic comedy.
comic opera
Comical means ‘funny’.

She had a comical expression on her face.

Economic or economical

Economic refers to the science of economics.

Economic problems
Economic theory


Economical means ‘not wasting money’.

An economical little car

Politic and political

Politic means wise or prudent. Political means ‘connected with politics’.

fantastic and fantastical

While “fantastic” is tantamount to “excellent,” “wonderful,” or even “agreeable,” “fantastical” instead denotes something from the world of fantasy (as in the imagination)

Historic and historical

Historic: 1. momentous; 2. historically significant.
Historical: 1. of or relating to history; 2. of or relating to the past.

historical literature
historic moment
That’s in addition to historic droughts and fires in Texas, record low temperatures in Seattle, and snow and flooding in the Midwest.
Optimism that stock prices will rise over the next six months remained below its historical average of 39% for the second consecutive week.


Alphabetic and alphabetical

Alphabetical is the preferred form for the sense arranged in order according to the alphabet
Alphabetic, in modern English, tends to mean of or relating to an alphabet

This encyclopedia has meaning beyond its alphabetical entries and thorough cross-references.
But most studies of the condition have focused on letter-based, alphabetic languages such as English.


Comic and comical

comic means of or relating to comedy
comical means funny

His next live show and DVD explores the comic side of daily life in Brazil.
This situation was so comical that it prompted Saturday Night Live to parody it.

@темы: Adjectives, English, Vocabulary

16:01 


@темы: videos, English

17:58 

«Властелин колец» в СССР. История первого перевода Зинаиды Бобырь

По своей структуре Тетралогия сходна с Песней о Нибелунгах: в центре сюжета стоит магическое кольцо, дающее целому своё имя. Но в разработке темы магического кольца Толкин идёт своими путями…
Зинаида Бобырь

Оба кольца круглые, и на этом сходство заканчивается!
Джон Толкин


Текст: Лин Лобарёв, Наталья Семёнова

Говорят, каждый любитель Толкина считает лучшим тот перевод «Властелина Колец», который читал первым. В интернете идут кровавые баталии за право называть хоббита Фродо не Бэггинсом, а Торбинсом или Сумкинсом.

На самом деле, у каждого перевода есть свои достоинства и недостатки. Один суховат, зато точен, другой слишком стилизован под русский говорок, зато поэтичен, в третьем неудачно переведены имена, но прекрасно — стихи… Идеал недостижим, но у каждого перевода есть свои верные поклонники.

За исключением самого первого перевода. О нём и пойдёт речь.
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@темы: Критика

12:09 

Эссе «Почему нам так часто не нравятся переводы» - Галина Юзефович

«Почему нам так часто не нравятся переводы» Фрагмент книги Галины Юзефович «О чем говорят бестселлеры»

«В вашей рецензии на „Зеркального вора“ Мартина Сэя упущена важнейшая деталь — отвратительный перевод. Весь роман в настоящем времени! Читать невозможно, книгу пришлось выкинуть, а она толстая и недешевая!» — написал мне в фейсбуке разгневанный читатель. С ним горячо и радостно согласились другие мои подписчики, тут же начавшие наперебой предлагать разные варианты расправы: оторвать переводчику руки, с позором изгнать из профессии, пожаловаться на него издателю и так далее. Признаться, я очень удивилась, потому что в данном случае реакция была совершенно немотивированной. Да, Василий Дорогокупля перевел роман Мартина Сэя настоящим временем (и, к слову сказать, перевел блестяще) — ну, а что ему оставалось делать, если роман и по-английски был написан именно так: «он входит, он видит, он говорит»?.. По-русски большие фрагменты текста в настоящем времени и правда смотрятся непривычно и могут раздражать. Но, надо заметить, и для английского языка это тоже вовсе не норма, а важное и нетривиальное авторское решение, взять и отбросить которое переводчик просто не имеет права. Словом, перевод «Зеркального вора» был сознательно сделан таким образом, чтобы максимально точно и бережно, со всеми нюансами и особенностями, донести оригинал до русского читателя. Вроде бы, обычно именно это принято считать главным достоинством перевода — но вместо ожидаемой благодарности переводчику внезапно предлагают оторвать руки.

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@темы: Критика, Галина Юзефович

00:05 

How to Hire Fake Friends and Family

еще одна статья на обсуждение



In Japan, you can pay an actor to impersonate your relative, spouse, coworker, or any kind of acquaintance.

Money may not be able to buy love, but here in Japan, it can certainly buy the appearance of love—and appearance, as the dapper Ishii Yuichi insists, is everything. As a man whose business involves becoming other people, Yuichi would know. The handsome and charming 36-year-old is on call to be your best friend, your husband, your father, or even a mourner at your funeral.

His 8-year-old company, Family Romance, provides professional actors to fill any role in the personal lives of clients. With a burgeoning staff of 800 or so actors, ranging from infants to the elderly, the organization prides itself on being able to provide a surrogate for almost any conceivable situation.

Yuichi believes that Family Romance helps people cope with unbearable absences or perceived deficiencies in their lives. In an increasingly isolated and entitled society, the CEO predicts the exponential growth of his business and others like it, as à la carte human interaction becomes the new norm.

I sat down recently with Yuichi in a café on the outskirts of Tokyo, to discuss his business and what it means to be, in the words of his company motto, “more than real.”

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@темы: links, Relationship, Reading, Family, English, Discussion points, Advanced

23:42 

The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right

статья большая, но все же))
можно использовать для обсуждения темы в классе, источника лексики, да и просто для чтения

Mark Bittman and doctor David L. Katz patiently answer pretty muchevery question we could think of about healthy food.

By MARKBITTMAN and DAVIDL. KATZ

Raw tomatoes or cooked tomatoes? Our metabolism can more easily access the antioxidant that makes tomatoes red when they’re cooked than when they’re raw.

It’s beyond strange that so many humans are clueless about how they should feed themselves. Every wild species on the planet knows how to do it; presumably ours did, too, before our oversized brains found new ways to complicate things. Now, we’re the only species that can be baffled about the “right” way to eat.

Really, we know how we should eat, but that understanding is continually undermined by hyperbolic headlines, internet echo chambers, and predatory profiteers all too happy topeddle purposefully addictive junk food and nutrition-limiting faddiets. Eating well remains difficult not because it’s complicated but because the choices are hard even when they’re clear.

With that in mind, we offered friends, readers, and anyone else we encountered one simple request: Ask us anything at all about diet and nutrition and we will give you an answer that is grounded in real scientific consensus, with no “healthy-ish” chit-chat, nary amention of “wellness,” and no goal other than to cut through all the noise and help everyone see how simple it is to eat well.

Here, then, are the exhaustively assembled, thoroughly researched, meticulously detailed answers to any and all of your dietary questions.

Just tell me. Ethical concerns aside, which diet is the best: vegan, vegetarian, or omnivorous?

We don’t know, because the study to prove that any one diet is “best” for human health hasn’t been done, and probably can’t be. So, for our health, the “best” diet is a theme: an emphasison vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, andplain water for thirst. That can be with or without seafood; with or without dairy; with or without eggs; with or without some meat; high or low in total fat.

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@темы: links, Reading, Food&Cooking, English, Discussion points, Advanced

16:18 

Verbs + preposition - links

16:18 

Phrasal verbs - links

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17:10 

Александр Пиперски: "Лингвистические итоги 2017 года"


@темы: videos

15:10 

Giving advice expressions by levels

Elementary

  1. (I think/I really think) you need to/must/should ...
  2. How about ...?
  3. It is usually a good idea to ...
  4. My suggestion/advice is (to) ...
  5. Why don't you ...?
  6. You could (try) ...
  7. You probably/definitely/really should ...

Pre-intermediate

  1. Have you tried ...?
  2. I (would) (strongly) suggest/advise that ...
  3. If I was/were you, I'd ...
  4. In my experience, ... works really well.
  5. It's generally best/a good idea to...
  6. One idea is to ...
  7. One thing you could/should/have to do is ...
  8. The best/most important thing (to do) is to ...

Intermediate

  1. ... might work.
  2. ... would probably work.
  3. ... (always) works for me.
  4. If I was/were in your place, I'd ...
  5. If that happened to me/In that case/If I had that problem, I'd ...
  6. My (main/personal) recommendation is/would be ...
  7. You'd better ...
  8. In this (kind of) situation, I (would) always recommend/advise ...

Upper Intermediate

  1. (If I was/were) in that (that kind of) situation, I'd ...
  2. Have you thought about ...?
  3. If it was/were me, I'd ...
  4. Make sure you (don't) ...
  5. The sooner you ... the better.
  6. Whatever you do, ...
  7. Your only option is to ...
  8. You have no choice but to ...

Advanced

  1. ... is worth a try.
  2. A (self-help) book I read recommends ...
  3. A piece of advice from ... that I'd like to pass on is to ...
  4. A wise man once said ...
  5. As the proverb says, ...
  6. I can't recommend ... strongly enough.
  7. You should ..., no doubt about it.
  8. It might be an old wives' tale, but ...

@темы: Discussion points, English, Giving Advice, Other ways to say..., Vocabulary

15:08 

Giving opinion expressions by levels

Elementary

  1. I (really) think that …
  2. I believe (that) …
  3. I’m sure that …
  4. In my opinion / My opinion is …

Pre-intermediate

  1. I agree with …
  2. I feel that …
  3. I guess/imagine …
  4. I have no doubt that / I’m certain that …
  5. I strongly believe that …
  6. I’ve never really thought about this before, but …
  7. My personal opinion is that / Personally, my opinion is that …
  8. To be honest / In my honest opinion, …

Intermediate

  1. As far as I know, …
  2. I agree with the opinion of …
  3. I could be wrong, but …
  4. I’d definitely say that …
  5. I’d guess/imagine that …
  6. I’d say that …
  7. I’m absolutely certain that …
  8. I’m fairly confident that …
  9. I’m no expert (on this), but …
  10. I’m positive that …
  11. I’m pretty sure that …
  12. It seems to me that …
  13. It’s a complicated/difficult issue, but …
  14. My (point of) view (on this) is …
  15. Obviously, …
  16. Some people may disagree with me, but …
  17. This is just my opinion, but …
  18. Without a doubt, …
  19. You probably won’t agree, but …

Upper-intermediate

  1. After much thought, …
  2. After weighing up both sides of the argument, …
  3. Although I can see both points of view / Although I can understand the opposite point of view, …
  4. As I see it, ...
  5. Correct me if I’m wrong, but …
  6. For me/ From my point of view, …
  7. Frankly, …
  8. I am not very familiar with this topic, but …
  9. I do believe/ feel/think …
  10. I have come to the conclusion that …
  11. I might change my mind later, but …
  12. I reckon/suppose …
  13. I tend to think that …
  14. I’m not sure I’m the right person to ask, but / I have very limited experience of this, but …
  15. I’m pretty confident that …
  16. I’ve always thought that …
  17. If you ask me, …
  18. I'm (absolutely) convinced that …
  19. In my humble opinion / IMHO, …
  20. It could be said that …
  21. It seems clear to me that …
  22. It would seem to me that …
  23. My initial reaction is …
  24. Not everyone will/would agree with me, but …
  25. Personally speaking / Speaking for myself, …
  26. The way I see it (is) …
  27. To be (perfectly) frank, …
  28. To the best of my knowledge, …
  29. What I think is …
  30. You could say …

Advanced

  1. After giving this matter some (serious) thought, …
  2. As far as I'm concerned, …
  3. As the old saying goes, …
  4. Having given this question due consideration, …
  5. I am of the opinion that …
  6. I can’t help thinking that …
  7. I know this is a minority view, but / I’m in the minority in thinking that …
  8. I tend towards the opinion that …
  9. I think it’s fair/reasonable to say …
  10. I’ll tell you what I think, …
  11. I’m entirely/quite convinced that …
  12. I’ve come the conclusion that …
  13. If I must come up with an opinion / If you (really) want my opinion, …
  14. In my limited experience, …
  15. It could/might well be that …
  16. Know what I think? …
  17. My opinion was best expressed by … when s/he said/wrote …
  18. My view/position on this (issue) (is clear and) is that …
  19. Off the top of my head, …
  20. Plainly, …
  21. Quite frankly, …
  22. There is a part of me that says …
  23. This may well be controversial, but …
  24. To my mind / To my way of thinking, ...
  25. To summarise my (rather complex) views on the matter, …
  26. What I always say is …
  27. With some reservations, …
  28. Without a shred/shadow of doubt, …
  29. You’d have to be crazy not to agree that / Any idiot can see that …

@темы: Giving Opinion, Vocabulary, English, Discussion points, Other ways to say...

14:59 

How climate change is altering the underwater soundscape | Kate Stafford | TEDxCERN


@темы: videos, TED, English, Environment

17:42 

Essay topics - Health

• Some people say that the best way to improve public health is by increasing the number of sports facilities. Others, however, say that this would have little effect on public health and that other measures are required. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
• In some countries levels of health and fitness are decreasing and average weights are increasing. What do you think are the causes of these problems and what are some possible solutions?
• Research indicates that the characteristic we are born with have much more influence on our personality and development than any other experiences we may have in our life. Which do you consider to be the major influence?
• Schools should do more to teach students about their health and wellbeing. Do you agree or disagree?
• More and more schools allow fast food restaurant to sell their products to their students. Is it a positive or a negative development?
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@темы: English, Health, Writing

17:35 

Essay topics - Education

• University students must pay all tuition fees, because it benefits mostly them individually, rather than the society as a whole. Do you agree or disagree?
• Some say that music, art and drama are as important as other school subjects, especially at the primary level. Do you agree or disagree?
• Some people believe that studying history is very important and we must study the past to understand the present. Others say that it is useless and should not be studied at all. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
• Some teachers tend to reward students who achieve high academic results. Others, however, support and reward students that show the most improvement. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
• Giving lectures in halls to large numbers of people is an outdated method of teaching. With the technology available today there is no justification for it, and everything should be done online. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
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@темы: Writing, English, Education

16:23 

Graham Hill - Why I'm a weekday vegetarian


@темы: videos, TED, Food&Cooking, English

Living environment - Warehouse 14

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