Записи с темой: links (список заголовков)
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.”

всего 2911 слов

@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

11:46 

ссылки 2

23:50 

для любителей современной прозы

Журнал New Yorker в разделе Fiction регулярно публикует рассказы современных авторов, доступ свободный.
рассказы так же начитаны и их можно прослушать
www.newyorker.com/magazine/fiction

@темы: Reading, Listening, English, links

23:47 

разные ссылки

сайт для создания кроссвордов
worksheets.theteacherscorner.net/make-your-own/...

интерактивные упражнения на лексику по темам
esl.fis.edu/vocab/index-h.htm

лексика по темам и уровням
www.teachya.com/vocabulary/a_to_z.php

подкасты по искусству - Each week, artists, art historians and authors join host Tyler Green to discuss their work
manpodcast.com/

worksheets по теме Crime and Punishment
busyteacher.org/classroom_activities-vocabulary...
+ упражнения по лексике
elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/upperint/b_voca...
elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/upperint/f_idio...

@темы: Art, Crime, English, Podcasts, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Games, links

21:54 

from WIKITONGUES - Cumbrian, Cornish, Scotish Gaelic, Shetlandic, Doric Scots, Welsh

20:30 

Статьи по функциональной стилистике (РЯ и АЯ)

1. Функциональные стили - стилистика английского языка
lengish.com/articles/%D0%A1%D1%82%D0%B8%D0%BB%D...

2. Особенности функциональных стилей русского языка (научный, газетно-публицистический, официально-деловой, разговорный, церковно-религиозный)
www.myfilology.ru/145/osobennosti-funktsionalny...

3. Церковно-религиозный стиль -Особенности функциональных стилей русского языка -Практическая стилистика
www.myfilology.ru/145/osobennosti-funktsionalny...

4. Гальперин А.И. "Очерки по стилистике английского языка"
www.classes.ru/grammar/30.Ocherki_po_stilistike...

5. Научный стиль: понятие, признаки и примеры
school-of-inspiration.ru/nauchnyj-stil-ponyatie...

6. Типы речи: повествование, описание, рассуждение
school-of-inspiration.ru/tipy-rechi-povestvovan...

@темы: Linguistics, links, Стилистика

14:46 

Список подкастов

6 minute English
2008- август 2014 года - www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/gene...
с сентября 2014 - www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/russian/features/...

The Why Factor
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xtky9/episodes/down...

Luke's English podcasts
подкасты на совершенно разные темы от 15 минут до полутора часов! длиной, можно скачать
teacherluke.co.uk/

www.china232.com/category/fun-english-lessons

www.eslpod.com/website/

Better@English
www.betteratenglish.com/be-episode-archives

www.shambles.net/pages/learning/EnglishP/eslpod...

CNN podcasts
podcast.cnn.com/

Languagecaster.com - English through football
languagecaster.com/

National Public Radio podcasts
www.npr.org/podcasts/

www.podfeed.net/

Zapp! English podcasts
zappenglish.com/podcasts

@темы: links, Podcasts, Listening, English

15:12 

Why Factor podcast - Fanfiction

Fanfiction - www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03n3b06

Fanfiction is a global phenomenon with amateur writers creating new stories in the existing fictional worlds of their most loved films, TV shows and books. For many it is an obsession – but why do they do it? And how do the writers whose works are taken on by the fanfiction community feel about it?

It is not for the money; fanfiction is a non-commercial pursuit, although some writers do make the transition from amateur to published author. The most famous example of this is E.L. James, whose blockbuster book: 50 Shades of Grey, started out as fanfiction based on the Vampire inspired Twilight series. Chilean author Francisca Solar tells us how her own Harry Potter fanfiction landed her a book contract.

But turning pro this is not the goal for most ‘fanfic’ writers; it’s the freedom to play with their most loved characters in a uniquely creative world, with very few limits.

@темы: links, Why Factor, Podcasts, Listening

00:52 

Is country life better than city life?

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

слова, упражнения и 4 видио

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

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

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

20:04 

Grammar tests online or *.pdf

Online
1. English Grammar Placement Test
Elementary - www.world-english.org/test.htm
Intermediate - www.world-english.org/test1.htm
Upper Intermediate - www.world-english.org/test2.htm
Advanced - www.world-english.org/test3.htm

2. English Grammar Tests
www.grammar-monster.com/free_grammar_tests.html
коротенькие тесты на 6-7 вопросов
список тестов

3. Practice tests at C1 level
не только грамматика. Тесты разделены по сертификатам IELTS, CAE, TOEIC, etc.
www.examenglish.com/CEFR/C1.htm

4. Tests (A1-C2+)
www.englishtag.com/tests/level_test.asp

5. tests (Beginner-Advanced)
www.englishlearner.com/tests/

6. Tests (A1-C2+)
www.englishjet.com/english_courses_files/tests....

7. Reading level test
www.macmillanreaders.com/level-test/

8. 55 разных тестов
www.allthetests.com/language-tests-quizzes-Engl...

9. 20 тестов по 6 вопросов на все, включая фразеологию)
www.bbc.com/russian/specials/learn_english/quiz...
+ по темам
www.bbc.com/russian/learning_english/2015/08/15...

Сразу в PDF
что за тест, в принципе, видно по названиям ссылок
shvidko172.narod.ru/olderfiles/1/Oral_Placement...
www.pearsonlongman.com/activate/pdfs/extratests...
www.pearson.pl/files/Testy_activate/activateb2g...
www.englishservice.cz/download/Oxford%20Placeme...
www.macmillanstraightforward.com/resources/test... - на странице 4 ссылки на архивы с тестами разных уровней и ответами к ним (формат .doc)
www.aclassenglish.com/pdf/mon_test_b.pdf
i.foreign-languages-for-you.ru/u/31/5c779bba0ee...

@темы: tests, links, Vocabulary Games, Vocabulary, Listening, Grammar, English, ESL

21:34 

Talking Points

Talking Points
небольшие тексты на разные темы с упражнениями (всего 83)
www.englishclub.com/esl-forums/viewforum.php?f=...

Talking Point Worksheets
материалы к текстам
edition.tefl.net/category/talking-point/
"A range of discussion-based worksheets by Liz Regan - all available for free download. Each worksheet is accompanied by handy Teacher's Notes with answers. You can use these worksheets in conjunction with the EnglishClub Talking Point Discussion and Talking Point Homework forums, which your students can find easily from the Talking Point icon on the EnglishClub home page (см. ссылку выше)."

@темы: Discussion points, ESL, English, Reading, Vocabulary, links

00:10 

Links to different articles

'Paralyzed Bride' uses sexy photos to challenge attitudes about disability
www.today.com/news/donald-trump-rates-his-gop-d...

про воспитание
The Case for Free-Range Parenting
www.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/opinion/the-case-for...

Every Child Deserves a Trophy... Really?
www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-trotter-king/helic...

про мачеху
I Want You To Know I’m Just Trying To Replace Your Mom
www.theonion.com/blogpost/i-want-you-know-im-ju...

@темы: English, Family, Relationship, articles, links

20:12 

Forvo.com

О сайте Forvo (www.forvo.com):
Forvo - справочник произношений. Здесь вы найдете слова на самых разных языках, все с записанными произношениями. Не знаете, как произносится слово? Попросите произнести его, и один из пользователей прочтёт его для вас. Вы можете сами помогать другим, записывая произношения слов на своём языке. Регистрация бесплатна.

Что интересно:
- слова можно отсортировать по темам, например, "cities", "names", "food"
- для каждого языка есть кратенькая статистика:
English:
Number of speakers: 509,000,000
Number of speakers in Forvo: 188,516
Pronounced words: 126,204
Pending pronunciation words: 226

@темы: словари, links, general links, Vocabulary, Listening, English

00:10 

О переводе поэзии - ссылки

С. Маршак - Поэзия перевода - s-marshak.ru/works/prose/prose33.htm
К. Чуковский - Высокое Искусство - samlib.ru/w/wagapow_a_s/chuk-tr.shtml
О. Алякринский - Поэтический текст и поэтический смысл - samlib.ru/w/wagapow_a_s/alyakrinsky.shtml
С. Гончаренко - Поэтический перевод и перевод поэзии: константы и вариативность - samlib.ru/w/wagapow_a_s/poetic-transl.shtml
М. Гаспаров - Подстрочник и мера точности - samlib.ru/w/wagapow_a_s/word-for-word.shtml

@темы: English, links, Перевод

Living environment - Warehouse 14

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