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23:35 

Cith Life or Life in the Country

BIG METROPOLIS OR BIG GARDEN? CULTURE OR NATURE? URBAN LIFESTYLE OR RURAL RELAXATION?

It seems that more and more people nowadays are moving to the city, searching for employment, entertainment and excitement. However, there are still many people who yearn for a life in the countryside.

So, which is it? Do you crave the action of the city? Or is the country-life the only way for you? Oxford CultureMania debates the pros and cons of living in the city and living in the countryside.

City Living

The Pros

The Culture – In cities there is no shortage of sights to see, museums to visit, concerts to go to, restaurants to eat at, art galleries to explore, and films and plays to see at the theatre or cinema.

The Convenience – People have everything within easy access thanks to the transport system, or even within walking distance. That is why they don’t need to drive for miles in order to get to work, go shopping, or attend medical appointments.

The Opportunities – Living in a city offers people many opportunities that just aren’t available in small towns or villages. There far are more jobs, flats are more plentiful and many more options for schools and universities.

The Cons

The Stress – City living can be incredibly stressful at times: the traffic, the crowds and noise can sometimes feel overwhelming.

The Crime – There is no doubt that city life is less safe than country life. Crime rates are generally higher and some areas of cities can be dangerous.

The Cost – Living in a city is more expensive no matter if it’s going for a meal, going to the cinema, buying a home or anything else.

Country living

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@темы: City, English, Environment, Vocabulary

19:19 

Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

I've just come across a video you might enjoy as much as I have))


@темы: videos, TED, English

22:13 

1. Ask for someone's hand in marriage (попросить руки и сердца)
- to ask someone to marry you
After dating his girlfriend for several years the man finally asked for her hand in marriage.
2. Blind date (свидание в слепую) - - a date where the two people have never met before
I went on a blind date in university but it was not too successful.
3. Double dating (свидание, двумя парами) –a date where two couples do something together
It was fun to go on the double date even though everybody wanted to do something different.
- is NOT when one man has two girlfriends, or a girl has two boyfriends. This situation is called two-timing.
“He is two-timing on his girlfriend with another woman.”
4. Two-time («ходить на два фронта»)– To Two time means to secretly date a person while you are dating
someone else at the same time. For example, my friend has John been dating Sheila for one year and he
started to date Jenny last month too. John is two-timing Sheila, John is a ‘two-timer’.
5. On the side («на строну») – is similar to ‘two-time’, but this can also be used for married people.
Brad is married to Nancy, but he’s seeing Wanda on the side.
6. Break (someone's) heart (разбивать сердце) - to cause someone emotional pain
The man broke his girlfriend's heart when he told her that he no longer loved her.
7. Break up (разрывать отношения) - to end a relationship
The couple broke up after dating for more than three years.
8. Crazy about (someone) (сходить с ума по кому-то) - to think that another person is wonderful
My cousin has been crazy about her colleague for many months now.
9. Date (someone) (ходить на свидания) - to go on a date with someone, to have a date with someone
My sister has been dating her boyfriend for about two years.
10. Dig (someone) (иметь симпатию к кому-то) - to like someone a lot
The girl really digs the boy in her chemistry class.
11. Fall in love (with someone) (влюбиться) - to begin to experience feelings of love for someone
The man fell in love with a woman from his university class and they got married several months later.
12. Find Mr. Right (найти идеальную пару)- to find the right or perfect person
The woman is always hoping to find Mr. Right but so far she has not had any luck.
13. Get hitched (пожениться)- to get married
My sister and her boyfriend surprised everyone by suddenly getting hitched last weekend.
14. Go steady (иметь постоянные отношения) - to date one person regularly (not so common recently
but at one time used often by teenagers)
The two students have been going steady for three years now.
15. Head over heels in love with (someone) (потерять голову от любви) - to be very much in love with
someone, to be completely in love
My friend is head over heels in love with someone in his company.
16. Kiss and makeup (возобновлять отношения) - to become friends again after a fight or argument
After they have a fight the couple is quick to kiss and make up.
17. Love at first sight (любовь с первого взгляда) - to fall in love with someone or something the first time
that one sees him or her or it
When I saw the woman at the party it was love at first sight and I knew that I wanted to meet her.
The woman loved the house. It was love at first sight.
18. Made for each other (созданы друг для друга)- to get along extremely well with another person
The man and woman get along very well together and seem to be made for each other.
19. Puppy love (школьная любовь)- infatuation (strong feelings of love) between school-age children or
teenagers, not considered to be real love by adults
The two teenagers thought that their love was the greatest in the world. Other people thought that it was only
puppy love.
20. Tie the knot (пожениться)- to get married
After dating for several years the young couple decided to tie the knot.
21. Get on like a house on fire (хорошо с кем-то ладить) = to get on really well with someone: "They get
on like a house on fire."
22. Have a soft spot for someone (быть очень любящим к кому-то) = to be very fond of someone: "She
has a soft spot for her youngest child."
23. Go back a long way (знать кого-то сто лет) = to know someone well for a long time: "Those two go
back a long way. They were at primary school together."
24. Be in with (иметь привилегии с кем-то, чем-то ) = to have favoured status with someone: "She's in
with the management."
Negative
25. Get off on the wrong foot with someone (иметь плохие отношения с кем-либо) = to start off badly
with someone: "She really got off on the wrong foot with her new boss."
26. Keep someone at arm's length (держать на расстоянии) = to keep someone at a distance: "I'm
keeping her at arm's length for the time being."
27. They're like cat and dog (часто ссориться) = to often argue with someone: "Those two are like cat and
dog."
28. Rub someone up the wrong way (раздражать кого-то)= to irritate someone: "She really rubs her sister
up the wrong way."
29. Be at loggerheads (решительно не соглашаться) = to disagree strongly: "Charles and Henry are at
loggerheads over the new policy."
30. Sworn enemies (заклятые враги) = to hate someone: "Those two are sworn enemies."

@темы: Vocabulary, Relationship, Family, English

20:51 

Sexy Fashion Trends Through The Years


@темы: Clothes, English, Vocabulary

14:38 

Year of weather 2015

Возможно, пригодится для UpperInt и выше

This visualisation, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA and the JMA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe during 2015, with audio commentary from Mark Higgins, Training Manager at EUMETSAT.


@темы: English, Vocabulary, Weather, videos

16:26 

silient B и множественное число




@темы: English, languages, videos

22:45 

idioms with ALL

02:52 

Сравнения - Simile

Simile

as alike as two peas in a pod identical or nearly so

as bald as a coot completely bald

as big as a bus very big

as big as an elephant very big

as black as a sweep completely black sweep = chimney sweep

as black as coal completely black

as black as pitch completely black

as blind as a bat completely blind, may be exaggeration

as blind as a mole completely blind, may be exaggeration

as blue as the deepest ocean completely blue

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@темы: Vocabulary, Simile, English

03:37 

At the hairdresser's - vocabulary&expressions, videos, and a few exercises

Expressions

• Do you have any openings today?
• What are you looking to do today?
• What are you looking for today?
• How much do you want taken off today?
• How much do you want to cut off your hair today?
• I would like a trim. (trim = cutting off a little bit)
• Can you cut off 2 or 3 inches?
• I have a lot of split ends. Can you cut those? (split ends= when your hair splits in two and is damaged)
• I would like to get bangs today. (bangs= when hair is cut shorter across forehead) (for women only)
• Can you give me a bunch of different layers? (layers = hair is cut in different lengths to better ‘frame’ the face)
• I want a whole new look.
• Can you thin out my hair a little bit?
• Chop it all off. (chop= another words for cut)
• Please take some hair off the top but not too much off the sides.
• I would like a buzz cut. (buzz cut = is shaved very short, like someone in the military)
• I would like…
… to get a perm. (This is a treatment that makes the hair curly)
… to have my hair straightened. (This is a treatment that makes curly hair straight.)
… to have my hair dyed or colored. (This involves changing the color of ones hair.)
… cut a little above the ears
… remove the split ends
… take a little off the top and sides
… trim your bangs

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@темы: Appearance, English, Hairdresser's, Vocabulary, links, videos

00:06 


@темы: Vocabulary, English, Appearance

00:00 

Discussion points - Appearance

Beauty and Physical Attractiveness

Who do you think is the most beautiful person in your country?
Who do you think is the most beautiful person alive today?
Who was the most beautiful person in history?
Who is the most attractive in your family?
Does beauty affect one's success in life?
Is it better to be physically attractive or intelligent?
Is it better to be physically attractive or wealthy?
Is beauty related to power?
Can you think of anyone who is in a position of power that is not physically attractive?
Do people spend too much time and money on beauty?
How much time should be spent on making yourself look better each day?
Who would you say is beautiful that others maybe wouldn't?
What do you think about plastic surgery?
Would you ever have plastic surgery?
If so, what would you change?
Do you think people should have cosmetic surgery to enhance their looks?
If so what is the minimum age when someone should have plastic surgery?
How popular is plastic surgery in your country?
What is the most popular feature for cosmetic alteration?
Do you think self-esteem affects beauty?
Do you think beauty affects self-esteem?
How important is beauty in your daily life?
Have you ever noticed anyone ever feeling pressured to be more beautiful?
What do you think of the proverb, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder?"
Do you have any proverbs or idioms from your country that relate to beauty?
What do you think "beauty is skin deep" means?
What are some beauty tips that you could share?
Do you think people with many tattoos can be beautiful?
How many tattoos are too many?
Would you ever get a tattoo?
Do you have a tattoo?
Do you think people with many piercings can be beautiful?
What kind of body piercing, if any, do you feel are acceptable?
What kind of piercing, if any, do you feel are unacceptable?
What personality trait is the most important for inner beauty?
How do you define beauty, using your own words?
Would you ever date someone who was not conventionally attractive?
What makes one person more attractive than another?
Do you think people from different countries than you see attractive the same way?
Is there someone famous that is considered beautiful, that you think is not?
Are beauty pageants good or bad?
Should children be entered into beauty pageants?
Do you think one gender or group worries more about beauty than another?
Would you want your children to be beautiful or talented?
What are some of the drawbacks of being beautiful?
What do you think of celebrities who get plastic surgery?
Do you think it's necessary to have plastic surgery if you are famous in order to be successful?
Do you think skin color affects whether a person is regarded as beautiful or not?
Do you think that fairer skin makes you more beautiful?
What are some advantages of being beautiful?
What makes someone beautiful in your country?
What differs between that idea and the American idea of beauty?
What do you think "beauty is skin deep" means?
How many different adjectives can you think of to describe a beautiful woman or a handsome man

What do these English expressions mean?
  • Pretty is as pretty does.
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  • Beauty is only skin deep.
  • What you see is what you get.

@темы: Vocabulary, English, Appearance

21:48 

Ссылки на сайты с научной литературой на английском

languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/
www.plosone.org/
www.academia.edu/
sci-hub.cc/
gen.lib.rus.ec/
ethos.bl.uk/ (регистрация)
scholar.google.ru/
www.sciencedirect.com/
englishtips.org/nonfiction/science_literature/l...
проект Гутенберга
library.fa.ru/res_mainres.asp?cat=en
плюс ссылка на ссылки)) quiterie.diary.ru/p206504510.htm

@темы: links, linguistics, English

14:33 

Podcasts - Why factor - Why do we look the way we do?

Why do we wear ties?
Why do we do the things we do?
Mike Williams searches for the extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions. In his program he looks at the paradox at the heart of the human condition - the desire to belong and to conform, but also to hold tight to our individuality. And we see a symbol of this paradox everyday in an apparently useless piece of clothing about 150 centimetres long - the necktie. Why do we wear ties?
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00y24f1#in=collection...

What Makes us Want to Wear T-Shirts?
They’re something you probably see every day… maybe hundreds of them, thousands. Plain ones, coloured ones, funny ones. Often they’re promotional, sometimes provocative. They’re so common that they’re very easy to ignore.
From the catwalk to the building site and everywhere in between, these simple garments can be tools of the rebel, the protestor, the campaigner, the corporate marketeer. They are strangely powerful things… but with humble origins
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p037wygw#in=collection...

Why do we wear Suits?
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The Heel
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Why Does Everyone Wear Trainers?
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Blue Jeans
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Brands
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The Evolution of Beards
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The Shaved Head
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Tattoos
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Perfume
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Make-up
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Masks
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Portrait Photography
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Female Body Hair
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Nudity
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Cross Dressing
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Mirrors
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@темы: English, Listening, Podcasts, Why Factor

16:22 

Writing FCE - Report

FCE - REPORT WRITNG

A REPORT is usually written for a superior (e.g. a teacher) or a peer group (e.g. members of an English club). Candidates are expected to give some factual information and make suggestions or recommendations. A report should be clearly organised and may include headings.


Hints

- Begin by stating the purpose of your report.
- You may invent where you got the information.
- Use a clear layout with:
- Headings. They will make it clear that your report is not an essay or review.
- Lists of numbered points or bullets where appropriate. (DON'T overdo it, though. If you use them in more than one section, you won't be able to show the full range of structures and vocabulary you know.)
- Divide your report into sections according to the input.
- Develop the ideas in the task input. Focus on a maximum of two points.
- Give a clear summary of the situation and make a comment/suggestion only in the last paragraph.
- Use an impersonal, semi-formal style.

Useful language for a report, + 3 samples

@темы: Writing, FCE, English

14:40 

Tim Doner - Breaking the language barrier


@темы: videos, languages, English

22:46 

Discussion Points - Education

Education

Where did you go to kindergarten?
Where did you go to elementary school?
Where did you go to junior high school?
Where did you go to high school?
Did you go to college or university? Where did you go? What did you study? How many years did you go? Did you work while you went there?
Did you enjoy going to elementary school?
Does your country have middle schools?
What is the age that children begin school?
How old are students they when they graduate?
+ много

@темы: Discussion points, Education, English

22:36 

Discussion Points - Food&Eating

Food & Eating

About how many different color foods did you eat for dinner last night?
Do you think about color when you are preparing a meal?
Are there any foods that you wouldn't eat as a child that you eat now?
Are you a good cook?
Are you a vegetarian?
Are you concerned about your daily calorie intake when choosing something to eat?
+ очень много вопросов

@темы: Discussion points, English, Food&Cooking

01:07 

Slang, совсем slang (mainly London, teens)

12:05 

Discussion points - Clothes and Fashion

Clothes & Fashion

About how much money do you spend on clothes a year?
Do you like shopping for new clothes?
Do you often buy new clothes?
Do you prefer to go shopping or just browse? Why?
Do you think men should be allowed to wear skirts?
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Questions on Styles, Clothing and Fashion-based Stereotypes

What would you think of a women who cut off all her hair and went around bald as a fashion statement?
What do you think of a man who is bald for fashion's sake?
What do you think of women who wear short mini-skirts?
Do you think that the clothes we wear reflect what is inside us ?
What do you think of people who always and only wear black?
What do you think of people with tattoos?
Do you have a tattoo?
Do you know someone with a tattoo?
What do you think of people with body piercing?
Do you have pierced ears?
Would you pierce other parts of your body?
What would you think of a high school student who always wore very conservative clothes?
What type of clothing do you wear when you are angry and you want to express yourself?
What colors do you choose to wear when you are happy?
Would you dress the same as you do in your country if you went to America for a visit?
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@темы: Fashion, English, Discussion points, Clothes

22:55 

UK Street Fashion - London

Living environment - Warehouse 14

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