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Σάββατο, 31 Αυγούστου 2013

FOOD IDIOMS

APOLOGISING

KEY WORDS FOR WRITING

  



WELCOME BACK!!!

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Greek Inventions

The Ancient Greeks were brilliant people that helped the modern world, from creating ship anchors to the vending machine  Greek Inventions:READ MORE...

and some more:
 
THE YO-YO
Not the most impressive of inventions, obviously, but it has been in use for at least 3000 years and was used by Greek children as a play toy. Along with the hula hoop(also a Greek invention) it is amongst the oldest things to not go through a major redesign  

GREEK FIRE

 
Invented in the Early Middle Ages in the Greek Roman Empire(aka Byzantine Empire). An ancient flame thrower similar in nature to napalm. When it hit an enemy ship the flame could not be put out by water. Instead it strengthened and kept burning. It is believed to have helped the Empire stay alive as long as it did.

Antikythera Mechanism
A very primitive computer from about 200 BCE. No one is 100% sure of what it was just that it is similar in nature to the predecessor of modern computers.
  . Showers, primitive robots, and plenty of other things were invented by the ancient Greeks

NEWS OF THE DAY Syria: The very, very basics

Syria: The very, very basics 


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Παρασκευή, 30 Αυγούστου 2013

Whale Shark | WWF

Whale Shark | Species | WWF

It’s International Whale Shark Day! Did you know that the deepest whale shark  dive is recorded at 3,146 feet? That’s more than 3x the height of the Eiffel Tower
Whale Shark

How To Use "Get"


A lesson from Oxford Online English. You can see the full lesson (with text and exercises) here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/vi...

What does "get" mean? It's a difficult question, because "get" is used in many different ways in English. In this lesson, I'll show you the most common and useful ways to use "get," and also give you lots of examples so you understand the different meanings of "get."

The Opposites Song

IDIOM OF THE DAY - {HAVE}

  • IDIOM OF THE DAY -     {HAVE}

    1 '... had better ...'
    [(Someone) ought to (do something)]
    ‘I’d better check that I’ve locked all the doors before I go out.’ / ‘You’d better not go there this evening—/ think he’ll be busy.’ *Sometimes used as a threat: ‘I’ll pay you back on Friday.’ ‘You’d better!’ / ‘I promise I’ll return the car.’ ‘You better had!’

    2 'Have ..., will ...'

    [An expression used to show a willingness or ability (to do something, especially go somewhere), because you have (something)]
    ‘“Have car, will travel” as the saying goes—so we’ve been to Scotland for the week-end!’

    3 'I have and I haven’t'

    [An ambiguous, rather defensive, reply to a question, showing that the speaker has partly done or undertaken something, and often used when the speaker purposely does not want to be clear]
    ‘Have you spoken to Mr Smith about a pay rise?’ ‘I have and 1 haven’t; not directly, yet, but I promise to tomorrow.’ / ‘Have you got any work for me to mark?’ ‘Well, I have and I haven’t.’

    4 'I wouldn’t have it if you gave it to (or paid) me!'

    [I’m not accepting what you’re offering]
    ‘That car of yours is so old, I wouldn’t have it if you gave it to me!’

    5 'I’m (he’s/she’s) not having it'

    [I’m (he/she is) not tolerating something]
    ‘I tell you, I don’t want any of that kind of nonsense going on in my house. I’m just not having it.’

    6 'Let’s be having you'

    [A firm request to move somewhere quickly: used by attendants at a public place, foremen to workers, and supposedly by policemen]
    ‘Come along now, let’s be having you, please!’ r ‘Ladies and gentlemen, let’s be having you: the museum closes in ten minutes.’

    7 'What have you'

    [Other similar people, things, etc.]
    On sale at the jumble sale were clothes, toys, bric-a-brac and what have you.

    8 'You shouldn’t have'

    [It is very kind of you: used in accepting a gift]
    ‘Auntie, we’ve brought you some flowers, and all the family hope you’ll get better soon.’ ‘Oh, you shouldn’t have! Aren’t they lovely!’

    taken from the GLOBAL ELT ENGLISH IDIOMS DICTIONARY

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Παρασκευή, 23 Αυγούστου 2013

PREPOSITIONS


Πέμπτη, 22 Αυγούστου 2013

HOW TO WRITE DATES

CONFUSING WORDS

WORD ROOTS

 





LIE vs LAY


Τετάρτη, 21 Αυγούστου 2013

La Luna Disney Pixar

Famous People Born in Your Town

Famous People Born in Your Town 

Find out which famous people were born in your town

PHOTO OF THE DAY

A submerged statue of the Hindu Lord Shiva stands amid the flooded waters of river Ganges at Rishikesh in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand on June 17, 2013.

Early monsoon rains have swollen the Ganges, India's longest river, swept away houses, killed at least 150 people and left tens of thousands stranded, officials said. 

REUTERS 

Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids | Scholastic.com


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EXPRESSIONS WITH "SEE" /LOOK

"BODY PARTS " IDIOMS



 

 

COOKING VOCABULARY

ART :Explore the collection - Rijksmuseum

Explore the collection - Rijksmuseum
 
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is one of the grand European museums. Home to many of the Dutch masters (Rembrandt’s Night Watch, which seems to glow from its center, and Vermeer’s Milkmaid, to name just a few), the museum is located on the city’s Museumplein, surrounded by the smaller Vincent Van Gogh museum and modern Stedelijk.
All those masterpieces are now available for close-up view online at the Rijksmuseum’s digitized collection. Users can explore the entire collection, which is handily sorted by artist, subject, style and even by events in Dutch history. The new digital archive has all the same great learning potential as any other online collection. It’s searchable, as is the museum’s library.

VIDEO OF THE DAY : THE BIRTH OF A DOLPHIN



Have something done Vs. have someone do something

 CAUSATIVE FORM :

 She's having her hair cut.
Today, let’s have a look at two ways we use the auxiliary verb have in English grammar. You can have your watch repaired, or have someone repair your watch. Simple, right? Well, today I will show you both of these grammar patterns.
The first pattern is have + [something] + PPVerb. Here are some examples:
  • I want to have my watch repaired.
  • You can have your hair cut at that barber for just $10!
  • I think I will have the house painted this fall.
When we use this pattern, the object of the verb have receives some benefit from the PPVerb. In my examples above, my watch gets repaired, your hair gets cut and the house gets painted. This English grammar is generally used when we talk about hiring someone to perform a service for us. You usually pay to have your watch repaired, your hair cut, and your house painted. Notice too that these sentences do not say who is doing the repair, cut, or paint job. The person doing the action of the verb is not the main point. However, the result of the action is the main point.
The second pattern is have + [someone] + verb + [object]. We use this pattern when we want to focus on the person doing the action. Here are some examples:
  • I want to have Bob repair my watch.
  • You can have that barber cut your hair. He only charges $10!
  • I think I will have Jack paint the house this fall. He does great work.
In these examples, Bob is repairing, the barber is cutting, and Jack is painting. The person who is doing the action is main point. We generally use this grammar when we want to say we asked someone to do something. Again, the main point is the person doing the job.
Have you had something repaired recently? Have you had someone do something for you? Use the comment box below and try writing some example sentences with these patterns!
If you know anyone who has trouble with this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!


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COLLOCATIONS


18 National Flags Made From Food

18 National Flags Made From Food «TwistedSifter


These delicious flags were designed for the Sydney International Food Festival by the advertising agency WHYBINTBWA. It’s a fantastic concept that creates a nation’s flag from the food associated with the country. Now many of you will likely disagree with some of the foods selected to symbolize a particular country, but keep in mind it can be challenging to not only use food that represents the country but also works with the actual design of the flag (e.g., starfruit for stars). And it’s for fun! Don’t take it too seriously :)

Δευτέρα, 19 Αυγούστου 2013

SKILLS FOR THE 21st CENTURY LEARNERS


TIPS FOR WRITING




 


TOP10 SLILLS FOR THE SUCCESSFUL 21st-CENTURY WORKER

Top 10 skills for the successful 21st-century worker
 Times have changed for U.S. workers. Companies in the mid-20th century were looking for rule-following, conformist employees who wanted to belong, according to “The Organization Man,” William H. Whyte’s famed examination of 1950s work culture. Designer: Naureen Saira Writer: Mary Barry

English and Health | Medical Terminology and Health Topics for English Learners

English and Health | Medical Terminology and Health Topics for English Learners
 
EnglishAndHealth.com is a site for international English Learners, health-conscious people, and health-related professions students. Here we include information in English on health professions in the United States of America, health news in English, as well as a variety of health-based online educational activities. Welcome aboard!

5 tips to improve your writing

  
Want to become a better writer? In this video, they share five easy and quick tips that will improve writing in formal and academic settings. If you're in college or university or plan to study overseas, this video is for you!
Watch the lesson, then take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/5-tips-to-impro..

BRITISH MANIACS

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GREAT BRITAIN BUT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK!!
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TYPES OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITIES | Picture Dictionary for Kids

TYPES OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITIES | Place | Picture Dictionary for Kids
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COMMON VERBS

   



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PLAY TIME :How old are you

How old are you, Age,ESL Interactive Crocodile Board Game

Practice Using the “How old are you?” question format to ask about age with this ESL Vocabulary and Grammar Interactive Crocodile Waters Board Game for Beginners (I’m one, I’m two, I’m three). ESL Learners and Teachers can use it to review English vocabulary and grammar or simply practice these words

Κυριακή, 18 Αυγούστου 2013

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories

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AT THE DOCTOR'S VOCABULARY

WORD ROOTS





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Most Common Word Roots