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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00:05 

How to Hire Fake Friends and Family

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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

14:26 

BBC Podcasts - Food

Tea Drinking in the UK
Yvonne and Alice talk about how tea became a very popular drink in the UK and and we hear how many cups of tea British people drink every day.
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/gene...

Coffee addiction
Do you have a strong need to keep drinking coffee? Scientists are warning about the effects of being addicted to caffeine - the stimulant found in coffee. In 6 Minute English, Rob and Finn talk about the dangers of drinking too much coffee, and look at some language associated with addictions
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/gene...

+20 more

@темы: Vocabulary, Podcasts, Listening, Food&Cooking, English, 6 minute English

16:26 

silient B и множественное число




@темы: English, languages, videos

23:59 

Links - Fashion (+Clothes)

Listening
listenaminute.com/f/fashion.html +пара заданий
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/news... +pdf
www.trainyouraccent.com/a-fashion.htm +points to discuss
efl-resource.com/materials/topic-based-esl-mate... - 1 аудио+1 видео

Speaking
esldiscussions.com/f/fashion.html
www.dailyesl.com/clothing.htm +listening/vocabulary/reading
efl-resource.com/materials/topic-based-esl-mate... - 20 вопросов

Reading
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/news...

Exercises
elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/upperint/f_idio...
www.esl-lab.com/eslbasic/clothing-fashion-1.htm
www.esl-lab.com/clothing/clothingrd1.htm
learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/word-street/...
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quiz...

Fashion - articles
www.menfashionhub.com/p/tag/clothing-collocatio...
www.bbc.co.uk/search?v2=true&q=fashion

Vocabulary
www.esl-lab.com/vocab/v-fashion.htm (Easy)+exercise

Fashion - style of dressing, etc. popular at a particular time
ADJ.
| current, latest, modern, new | growing | changing, passing - changing fashions in education This theory, though recent, is more than a passing fashion.
| high - The store sells everything from sports clothes to high fashion.
| designer - the influence of Italian designer fashion on the clothes industry
| female, street, youth | architectural, cultural, intellectual
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Устойчивые выражения
A feather in one's cap
À la mode
A stitch in time saves nine
A wolf in sheep's clothing
Bee in your bonnet
Belt and braces
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@темы: videos, links, Vocabulary, Reading, Fashion, English, ESL, Discussion points, Clothes

21:58 

Карта книжных путешествий

THE OBSESSIVELY DETAILED MAP OF AMERICAN LITERATURE'S MOST EPIC ROAD TRIPS

Любителям литературы посвящается)

Подробная интерактивная карта с указанием маршрутов известных книг. В списке:
On the Road, Jack Kerouac
The Cruise of the Rolling Junk, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Roughing It, Mark Twain
Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck
Wild, Cheryl Strayed
Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails With America's Hoboes, Ted Conover
A Walk Across America, Peter Jenkins
Cross Country: Fifteen Years and 90,000 Miles on the Roads and Interstates of America with Lewis and Clark, Robert Sullivan
The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson
Blue Highways: A Journey into America, William Least Heat Moon
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe

ССЫЛКА


@темы: English, Reading

13:28 

ListenAMinute.com

listenaminute.com/

очень полезный сайт - аудирование по темам - более 450. К каждому аудированию есть текст, задания, можно скачать и mp3, и текст в pdf

@темы: links, Listening, ESL

22:52 

Interpeting jokes

21:55 

lock Доступ к записи ограничен

Закрытая запись, не предназначенная для публичного просмотра

URL
11:46 

ссылки 2

16:32 

ссылки

17:10 

Александр Пиперски: "Лингвистические итоги 2017 года"


@темы: videos

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?
15 more

@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?
45 more

@темы: Writing, English, Education

15:57 

Jamie Oliver - on TED - talking about food)


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

10:24 

'How does it taste?'

'How does it taste?'

bitter
sour
sweet
salty
hot
oily
crunchy
stale
sticky

+ упражнение на них

@темы: Vocabulary, Food&Cooking, English

10:21 

Adjectives with food

1. Sweets
Sweets satisfy the desire for sugary delights in the human diet. The experience and joy of eating a sweet is often so deep, that it has to be shared with others. Here are some words that help to create clear descriptions of sweets for readers and listeners.

Syrupy: sweet with a syrup-like texture. Sweets that are in thick, liquid forms, are often described as being syrupy.
Example: Her mom made us some syrupy sweet toffees the last time we went to her house for a sleepover.

Sugary: an intense sweet taste that replicates the taste of sugar.
Example: The abundance of sugary candies at the party answered the call of my sweet tooth.

Chocolaty: a chocolate flavored sweet.
Example: The doughnuts had a rich chocolaty

Minty: having a peppermint flavor.
Example: The minty chewing gum made me feel less drowsy during the long sermon.

Nectarous: Resembling nectar in texture and taste. Nectar is the sweet liquid extracted from certain plants by bees and some birds.
Example: The donuts had a nectarous filling that made eating them a pleasure-filled experience.

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@темы: English, Food&Cooking, Vocabulary

18:23 

Vocabulary about the weather in English

Clear or Cloudy
Bright: (adjective) full of light; when the sun is shining strongly
Sunny: (adjective) the sun is shining and there are no clouds
Clear: (adjective) without clouds
Fine: (adjective) not raining, clear sky
Partially cloudy: (adjective) when there is a mixture of both blue sky and clouds
Cloudy: (adjective) with many clouds in the sky
Overcast: (adjective) covered with cloud; dull
Gloomy: (adjective) with dark clouds and dull light; some people consider this weather depressing
Sometimes the cloud lowers to ground level and it becomes harder to see…
Fog (noun)/ foggy (adjective): thick cloud close to land
Mist (noun) / misty (adjective): light fog, often on the sea or caused by drizzle
Haze (noun) / hazy (adjective): light mist, usually caused by heat

Types of Rain
Damp: (adjective) slightly wet (often after the rain has stopped)
Drizzle: (verb/noun) to rain lightly with very fine drops
Shower: (noun) a short period of rain
Rain: (verb/noun) water that falls from the clouds in drops
Downpour: (noun) heavy rain
Pour: (verb) to have heavy rain
It's raining cats and dogs: (Idiom) To rain heavily
Torrential rain: (noun) very heavy rain
Flood: (verb/noun) to become covered in water usually due to excessive rain
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@темы: Weather&Climate, Vocabulary

00:22 

Vocabulary Lists - Books, Films, Music

  • an action movie: a film with fast moving scenes, often containing violence
  • to be engrossed in: to be completely focused on one thing
  • bedtime reading: something to read in bed before you go to sleep
  • to be a big reader: someone who reads a lot
  • to be based on: to use as a modal
  • a box office hit: a financially successful film
  • to be heavy-going: difficult to read
  • a blockbuster: a film that is a big commercial success
  • to catch the latest movie: to see a film that has just come out
  • the central character: the main person in a film or book
  • a classic: of the highest quality
  • to come highly recommended: to be praised by another person
  • couldn’t put it down: wasn’t able to stop reading a book
  • an e-book: a digital book
  • an e-reader: a device for reading e-books
  • to flick through: to look quickly through a book
  • to get a good/bad review: to receive positive or negative feedback
  • to go on general release: when a film can be seen by the general public
  • hardback: a book with a rigid cover (see ‘paperback’ below)
  • a historical novel: a story set in the past
  • a low budget film: a film made with a small amount of money
  • on the big screen: at the cinema
  • a page turner: a book that you want to keep reading
  • paperback: a book with a flexible cover (see ‘hardback’ above)
  • plot: the main events in a film or book
  • to read something from cover to cover: to read a book from the first page to the last
  • sci-fi: science fiction
  • to see a film: to see a film at the cinema (see ‘watch a film’ below)
  • the setting: where the action takes place
  • showings: performances of a film
  • soundtrack: the music that accompanies a film
  • special effects: the visuals or sounds that are added to a film which are difficult to produce naturally
  • to take out (a book from the library): to borrow a book from the library
  • to tell the story of: to outline the details of someone’s life or an event
  • to watch a film: to watch a film on TV (see ‘to see a film’ above)
  • adoring fans: people who love a particular band or singer
  • background music: music that is played while something else is happening
  • a catchy tune: a song that is easy to remember and makes you want to sing it
  • classical music: music that is regarded as part of a long, formal tradition
  • to download tracks: to obtain music from the Internet
  • to have a great voice: to sing well
  • to go on tour: to go on a planned series of performances around a region or country
  • a huge following: a large number of fans
  • live music: music that is listened to while it is performed (not recorded)
  • live performance: (see live music)
  • a massive hit: a record that sells lots of copies
  • a music festival: music performances at a venue often over several days
  • musical talent: skilled at music
  • to be/sing out of tune: to not be in harmony/to sing the wrong notes
  • a piece of music: an item of music
  • to play by ear: to play without reading the musical notes
  • a pop group: a small group of people who play or sing pop music together
  • to read music: to understand and follow written musical notes
  • a rock band: a group of musicians that play rock music
  • to sing along to: to join in singing
  • a sing-song: to sing informally, often with other people
  • a slow number: a song with a slow tempo
  • to take up a musical instrument: to begin learning a musical instrument
  • taste in music: the music someone likes
  • to be tone deaf: to be unable to distinguish the different notes in music

@темы: Entertainment, Leisure time, Vocabulary

21:24 

Play\Do\Go +Sport

PLAY + Sport
We use to play for the following sports:
Football - This name refers to different sports, depending on which country you are in. In the USA, (American) football is a very strategic game that is played with an oval-shaped ball. It is called gridiron in other parts of the world. In Australia, football refers to Australian Rules Football, which is a very fast paced game that is also played with an oval-shaped ball and the players use both their hands and their feet. In New Zealand, football may refer to the game ofrugby, which involves an oval-shaped ball and fifteen players on each team. In the rest of the world, football usually refers to what we call soccer in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
Netball - is a fast and skillful game that is played on a court that is divided into sections. It is played with a round ball that is approximately the same size as a soccer ball. The aim is to get as many goals as possible by 'shooting' the ball through the ring. A netball ring is similar to a basketball ring, but it does not have a backboard.
Cricket - is played on a grass oval with a pitch in the centre. It is played with a small, hard ball, a wooden bat and wickets. The aim is to get more 'runs' that the other team. The game is divided into 'innings'. In the first innings, one team bats and the other team bowls, and then they change sides for the next innings. The batting team has two batsmen on the field and as they go 'out', other batsmen from their team take their place. The fielding team team has a bowler, a wicket-keeper and fieldsman who try to prevent the batsmen from making runs and who try to get the batsmen out. Cricket is the national sport of Australia and is the most popular sport during the summer. One of the most famous Australians - Sir Donald Bradman - was a cricketer and regarded as the best cricketer ever. They are the current world champions in both test match cricket (five day match) and one-day cricket. Cricket is very popular in other Commonwealth countries like England, South Africa, India and New Zealand.
Baseball - is played on a 'diamond' with four bases - first, second, third and home. It is played with a rounded bat and a small, hard ball. The fielding team wear a special padded glove with which to catch the ball. The aim is to get as many home runs as possible by running around the diamond without getting 'out'.
Basketball - is a very dynamic game where the players are often very tall and can jump very high! They use a round, bouncy ball and the aim is to get as many points as possible by putting the ball through the ring. You get a different number of points depending on how you get the ball through the ring.

DO + Sport
We use to do for the following sports:
Gymnastics - requires enormous strength and flexibility. Gymnasts may perform exercises or routines of exercises on a slightly padded floor or on many other pieces of equipment, such as the vault, beam, high bar, uneven bars, parallel bars, rings and pommel horse.
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@темы: Vocabulary, Sports

21:09 

Vocabulary Lists - Sports

  • an athletics meeting: an event where various athletics sports are held
  • an athletics track: a running track
  • an away game: a football match played in the opposing teams stadium
  • a brisk walk: a fast walk
  • to do judo: (not go or play)
  • a football fan: someone who likes football
  • a fitness programme: a schedule of activities to keep fit
  • a football match: a game of football
  • a football pitch: the surface on which you play football (as opposed to a stadium, which is the building)
  • a football season: a period in the year when football is played
  • to get into shape: to become fit
  • to go jogging: to run around the streets
  • a home game: a football match played in the teams own stadium
  • to keep fit: to stay in good physically condition
  • to be out of condition: to not be physically fit
  • a personal best: to achieve the best personal result so far in a sport
  • a personal trainer: a sports coach that helps you on a one-to-one basis
  • to play tennis/football: (not do or go)
  • to run the marathon: to run a distance of 42.195 Kilometres
  • a season ticket: a ticket that gives you entry to most of a team’s home games during the sporting year.
  • to set a record: to achieve the best result in a sport
  • a sports centre: a public building where people can do various sports
  • sports facilities: the equipment and services needed to do a sport
  • a squash/tennis/badminton court: the surface where you play these sports
  • strenuous exercise: exercise that needs a lot of physical effort
  • a strong swimmer: a good swimmer
  • a swimming pool: the place where you swim
  • to take up exercise: to start doing exercise
  • to train hard: to train with a lot of effort

@темы: Sports, Vocabulary

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