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Παρασκευή, 31 Ιανουαρίου 2014

Refugees - Homeless People Around the World

Refugees - Homeless People Around the World

North African Refugees from Sicily

WEEKEND IDIOMS

CONFUSING WORDS : TO & FOR

COME : PHRASAL VERBS

CONFUSING WORDS

10 Curious Facts About London

England on Film

England on Film



SOME REALLY COOL VIDEOS ABOUT ENGLAND THROUGH YEARS ! Φωτογραφία: Friday is here at last and with it brings our Mystery Photo. So, can you pinpoint the spot? ©futureshape

Welcome to London: A Short Hyperlapse Film



British Icons: The Routemaster, The Red Phone Box

UNION JACK

Φωτογραφία: The Union Jack, step by step.

ASKING FOR CLARIFICATION

Πέμπτη, 30 Ιανουαρίου 2014

Chinese New Year

EYE IDIOMS

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Chinese New Year: 2014





Chinese New Year

Friday, January 31, 2014
through Friday, February 14, 2014

The Year of the Horse begins January 31, 2014! People born in the Year of the Horse are generally popular, smart, and strong.




Chinese New Year: 2014 | FactMonster.com

 

 Try the Chinese New Year Quiz  



READ ABOUT CHINESE CALENDAR




Year of the Horse







The Traditions and Celebrations









Red Balloon Lanterns at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong







Chinese New Year Activities for the Classroom - Unit of Study - Year of the Horse Coloring Pages, Crafts for Kids, Word Searches, Puzzles, Zodiac, Recipes, Tangrams 

 

 

http://www.kiddyhouse.com/CNY/
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 Storytimes

 Storytimes

 STORIES AND CRAFTS



Crafts and Activities for Chinese New Year  






Chinese New Year Recipes
The
traditional New Year dinner for the imperial house was composed of 99
dishes since the number 9 is an auspicious number! Fish are a good luck
food, but take care to serve the fish whole to preserve the good
fortune.






orangeIn
some areas of China it's a popular custom to give oranges because in
Chinese, the word "orange" sounds like "Ji", which means "good luck".
People present oranges to their friends and relatives to express their
respects and good wishes for the coming year.




Chinese New Year

Chinese Lanterns

Here you can find out about all about Chinese New Year.
Discover about Chinese traditions and and the Chinese Zodiac.
You can find out your Zodiac animal, watch videos
and try the activities. 
 - Here's a great intro to the festivities, with brief descriptions of
traditional celebrations slated for all 15 days of the New Year or
Spring Festival, plus more on traditional Chinese New Year foods,
decorations, taboos and superstitions.  


 - This is a great collection of fun activities and instructional how
to's including dragon crafts, paper lanterns & garlands, scavenger
hunt
sheets, related lesson plans, plus links to clip art & history
resources.












Chinese New Year family traditions









DOING THINGS

Τετάρτη, 29 Ιανουαρίου 2014

USUAL ,USUALLY , AS USUAL

APPROXIMATELY: IN OTHER WORDS

PHRASAL VERB OF THE DAY      {HOLD}

{Hold against}

[consider something, especially a past crime, misdeed, etc, as being to somebody’s discredit]
"I know that you spent a year in prison, but I won’t hold it against you as long as you behave yourself while you are working for me."

{Hold back}

1 [refuse or be slow to provide something that is wanted by somebody]
"I don’t understand why he is holding back the examination results, especially since the students keep asking for them."
2 [prevent or hinder the progress of somebody or something]
"Her lack of qualifications is almost certain to hold her back sooner or later."


{Hold back (from)}

[be slow or reluctant to do something, especially because of shyness, fear, etc]
"Two of the horses immediately came over to us, but the third held back, more cautious than his companions." / "I held back from answering the letter for as long as I could."

{Hold down}

1 [prevent a price, figure, level, etc, from rising]
"I won’t be able to hold down my expenses once I have to start using the car."
2 [force somebody to live with reduced freedom]
"The faces of the men and women showed that they had been held down by a dictatorship for long enough."

{Hold forth (on)}

[speak on a subject at length or in public; often used in a derogatory way]
"If that ridiculous woman starts holding forth on the dangers of stamp collecting, I’m going home."

{Hold in}

[repress the expression of an emotion]
"She did her best to hide her excitement, but eventually she just couldn’t hold it in."

{Hold off 1}

1 [not arrive, fall or occur, especially of bad weather]
"You were lucky that the rain held off for your tennis match."
2 [refrain from doing something, especially attacking]
"Our men held off for the length of the cease-fire."

{Hold off 2}

[resist an attack or advance]
"She always carries a big stick for holding off dogs."

{Hold on}

1 [wait or stop; often used in the imperative]
"If you hold on a minute, I’ll come with you." / "Hold on! I’d like some of that apple-pie too, you know!"
2 [survive, especially in a difficult or dangerous situation]
"We won’t be able to hold on for much longer without fresh supplies of food and medicine."

{Hold on to}

[keep or retain something, especially instead of selling or returning it]
"Do you mind if I hold on to the book you lent me for another week or so?"

{Hold out}

1 [continue to resist]
"With just a handful of weapons, we never thought we’d be able to hold out for so long."
2 [last or be sufficient]
"I’m worried about the water holding out during the trip. Do you think that we have enough?"

{Hold out (for)}

[wait, especially in the hope of a better offer]
"What will you do if the owners decide to hold out for a better price?"

{Hold out (on)}

[refuse to offer or provide something somebody needs, especially information]
"I swear I’m not holding out on you. If I knew where she was, I’d tell you."

{Hold over}

[postpone something, especially a discussion]
"In view of the time, the matter of rent increases was held over until the next meeting."

{Hold to 1}

[make somebody keep their promise]
"He said he would do anything for her if she married him, and she’s certainly holding him to it."

{Hold to 2}

[persist in holding an opinion, principle, belief, etc]
"I’ve always held to the belief that the more people have, the more they want."

{Hold up}

1 [obstruct or stop the progress of somebody or something]
"Whenever there is an accident on this stretch of the motorway, the traffic is held up for hours."
2 [seize money or valuables from a bank, post office, security van, etc, by the use of guns]
"Four armed men today held up a post office in the city centre and escaped with stamps and postal orders to the value of £6000."

{Hold with}

[approve or be in favour of a principle, fashion, habit, etc; usually used in the negative]
"She doesn’t hold with the present trend in ladies’ swimwear. She thinks it vulgar."

taken from the GLOBAL ELT ENGLISH PHRASAL VERBS

MAKE & DO

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WISH : USAGE

Τρίτη, 28 Ιανουαρίου 2014

English Proverbs and Proverb Humor

English Proverbs and Proverb Humor

  1. Home is where you hang your @
  2. The e-mail of the species is more deadly than the mail
  3. A journey of a thousand sites begins with a single click
  4. You can't teach a new mouse old clicks
  5. Great groups from little icons grow
  6. Speak softly and carry a cellular phone
  7. C:\ is the root of all directories
  8. Don't put all your hypes in one home page
  9. Pentium wise; pen and paper foolish
  10. The modem is the message
  11. Too many clicks spoil the browse
  12. The geek shall inherit the earth
  13. A chat has nine lives.
  14. Don't byte off more than you can view.
  15. Fax is stranger than fiction
  16. What boots up must come down
  17. Windows will never cease
  18. In Gates we trust
  19. Virtual reality is its own reward
  20. Modulation in all things
  21. A user and his leisure time are soon parted
  22. There's no place like home.com!
  23. Know what to expect before you connect
  24. Oh, what a tangled Web site we weave when first we practice
  25. Speed thrills
  26. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to use the Net
    and he won't bother you for weeks                      READ MORE        

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