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Записи с темой: english (список заголовков)
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

22:33 

Clothes and Fashion vocabulary

22:31 

Expressions with SUIT


@темы: videos, Vocabulary, English, Clothes

15:33 

Verbs for essay writing

Active Verbs
Note of Caution: Only use the verbs you’re familiar with unless you take the time to examine the definition in the dictionary. This is NOT a list of synonyms. Each word has specific usage patterns that are unique to its meaning.

Literary Essay
Alludes to
Attests
Clarifies
Confirms
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Report or Persuasive Essay that refers to an expert’s opinion or research studies

Analyzes
Assumes
Concludes
Confirms
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Report or Persuasive Essay that describes beginnings, causes, effects, etc.
Advances
Affects
Compels
Discovers
Empowers
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Persuasive Essay that refers to the possibilities of what ideas can do, create, or assist with

Accomplishes
Achieves
Aids
Alleviates
Ameliorates
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Report or Persuasive Essay that involves laws or legal proposals
Authorizes
Allows
Permits
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@темы: Writing, Vocabulary, English, ESL

00:42 

Shopping

SHOPPING Phrases, Dialogs and Phrasal Verbs: www.myenglishteacher.eu/blog/shopping-vocabular...
Shopping Vocabulary
Finding the right store / shop
Opening times
Selecting goods
Making Payment
Returns and complaints
Things written on signs
Using a credit card
Prices and numbers
Making comparisons
Different ways of asking someone to SHOW you something
When you want to TRY something
If you’d like the shop assistant to give you a DIFFERENT SIZE OR COLOUR
When you finally decide what you want to BUY
Example conversations between a shop assistant, customer and cashier
Phrasal verbs related to shopping

@темы: ESL, English, Shopping, Vocabulary, general links

00:40 

English phrases

English phrases
Here you will find English phrases for use across a wide range of everyday situations. The phrases have been chosen to reflect modern, colloquial English usage.
www.speaklanguages.com/english/phrases/

@темы: English, Vocabulary, general links

00:37 

О пунктуации

theoryandpractice.ru/posts/11595-happy-english

Разделительный знак: как использовать точку с запятой

В русском языке запятые нередко выполняют функцию грамматического или даже интонационного разделителя. Но в английском это ошибка. В предложении «I saw a sad man sitting next to the window, it was Jim Carrey» («Я увидел грустного мужчину, сидевшего у окна, это был Джим Керри») знак препинания неправильный. Здесь нужно поставить не запятую, а точку с запятой: «I saw a sad man sitting next to the window; it was Jim Carrey».
Точка с запятой играет большую роль в английской пунктуационной системе — не случайно этот знак размещен на одной из легкодоступных клавиш латинской компьютерной клавиатуры, тогда как на клавиатуре кириллической он перенесен на верхнюю, цифровую строку. Точка с запятой разделяет простые предложения в сложных, если они не разделены союзом; тем не менее и в случае присутствия союза этот знак можно поставить. Чтобы понять, можно ли использовать точку с запятой, зачастую бывает достаточно спросить себя, можно ли вместо нее поставить точку, разделив предложение на два самостоятельных фрагмента: «I saw a sad man sitting next to the window. It was Jim Carrey» («Я увидел грустного мужчину, сидевшего у окна. Это был Джим Керри»).

Кривая речь: как не ошибиться с кавычками

Оформление прямой речи в английском языке отличается от русскоязычного варианта. Здесь конечный знак препинания в реплике — восклицательный, вопросительный или точку — ставят внутри, а не снаружи кавычек. «It was a real shame.» («Было действительно стыдно»).
Кроме того, в английском нет необходимости ставить двоеточие или тире перед или после прямой речи: здесь можно обойтись запятой: «It was a real shame,» said Hulk» («Было действительно стыдно», — сказал Халк.) В другом варианте эта фраза будет выглядеть схожим образом: Hulk said, «It was a real shame.» (Халк сказал: «Было действительно стыдно»).

Oxford comma: серийная запятая

Oxford comma (оксфордская запятая), или Harvard comma (гарвардская запятая), — это запятая, которая в перечислениях ставится перед союзом. Ее можно использовать, если в списке объектов три или больше элементов, перед союзами and, or или nor. «Jason wanted to hit his boss on the head, kick the bejesus out of him, and hang them on a chandelier, but decided to say nothing» («Джейсону захотелось ударить своего начальника по голове, выпустить ему кишки и развесить их на люстре, но он решил ничего не говорить»).
Несмотря на свое название, серийная запятая больше характерна для американского, чем для британского английского. Некоторые авторы из Великобритании советуют ставить ее лишь для избежания двусмысленности, в то время как американские преподаватели подчас настаивают на обязательной постановке таких запятых.

Интересное предложение: как построить реплику с разными видами связи

В английском языке предложение может быть четырех разных видов:
— простое (simple sentence): подлежащее и сказуемое;
— сложносочиненное (compound sentence): два самостоятельных простых предложения, соединенные союзом;
— сложноподчиненное (complex sentence): главное и придаточное предложение, соединенные союзом;
— сложное предложение с разными видами связи (compound-complex sentence): два самостоятельных простых предложения, соединенных союзом, к одному из которых присоединяется придаточное:
«You could fly to Madrid, or you could go to London by rail since the tickets are so cheap» («Ты можешь полететь в Мадрид или поехать в Лондон на поезде, раз уж билеты такие дешевые»).
Такая схема не совсем согласуется с привычным русскоязычному человеку устройством грамматики, но это скорее плюс: подобные факты, как правило, помогают переключиться на иноязычную систему и начать думать в ее рамках. Сложные предложения с разными видами связи особенно важно использовать на письме еще и потому, что они позволяют отработать постановку запятых. Ведь в английском сложносочиненном запятая нужна, а в сложноподчиненном (если придаточное предложение располагается после главного) — нет.
Как отличить сложносочиненное предложение от сложноподчиненного? Есть одна хитрость. В американских университетах ее называют «список FANBOYS». Союзы, которые указывают на равноправие простых предложений в рамках сложного, легко узнать:
— F — for,
— A — and,
— N — nor,
— B — but,
— O — or,
— Y — yet,
— S, — so.
Если в вашем предложении присутствует один из представителей FANBOYS, оно сложносочиненное, и тогда перед союзом надо поставить запятую: «I saw a goose on the riverside, and it was very angry» («На берегу реки я увидел гуся, и он был очень зол»).
Сложноподчиненное предложение, когда придаточное в нем следует за главным, запятой не потребует: «I went away because the goose seemed to be dangerous» («Я ушел, потому что этот гусь казался опасным»). Стоит, однако, помнить, что если придаточное выйдет на первое место, то знак препинания необходимо будет поставить: «Because the goose seemed to be angry, I went away» («Этот гусь казался опасным, и я ушел»).

@темы: English, Writing, пунктуация

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