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№6 (90) – июнь 2010
- Demi Goddess / Cinema
- How to Become an ALPHA Male / For men
- Americans: Why are they here? / Interview
- Successful Negotiations / Business english
- Writing Mistakes / Word play
Paramore gimme more / Music
With the release of their first album, All We Know Is Falling, Paramore established themselves as a competent bunch of teenagers with an ear for big rock riffing and pop punk melodrama. But it was the release of their second record, Riot!, that saw things really start to take off. Led by a clutch of singles destined to be the most over used ringtones of the past two years, Paramore were suddenly everywhere – headlining Warped Tours*, doing arenas and Jimmy Eat World tours and gathering a dangerously rabid fanbase comprised of tweens, teens and tough guys alike. Then along came a little old movie about...
Demi Goddess / Cinema
She’s No Longer the Larger-than-life Box Office Star of the Eighties and Nineties, But With a Slate of Quirky Indie Roles and a Horde of Digital Followers, Demi Moore is Reinventing her Career. Call It Demi 2.0.
The mood at the world’s premier cinema showcase was somber, with this edition’s lineup dominated by movies about death and loss. The top prize, the Palme d’Or, went to a trance-like film about the last days of a man suffering from kidney failure. Loss was also at the heart of the 12-day-long festival’s runner-up – French director Xavier Beauvois’ Of Gods and Men tells the true story of seven French monks beheaded in Algeria during the country’s brutal civil war in the 1990s.
How to Become an ALPHA Male / For men
It’s a commonly known fact that women are more attracted to alpha males than any other type of male. Regardless of the culture or the country, men who don’t display alpha male characteristics have a difficult time attracting and maintaining the interest of women. They also find that other men usually don’t show them much respect in social situations.
Black clothes can put years on you / For women
Hey, gils! What color are you wearing right now? If it’s black then you probably might look like an old bag. Expert color consultants, whatever those are, say only one in five people has the proper skin tone to pull off black clothing.
Lunch with M. / Cuisine
One afternoon last month, a woman in her early thirties, with shoulder-length blond hair and large brown eyes, arrived at Jean Georges, on the ground floor of the Trump International Hotel, in midtown Manhattan. The restaurant, which is owned by the chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and is one of the highest rated in the world, has an understated d?cor, with bare white walls and floor-to-ceiling windows. The woman...
Americans: Why are they here? / Interview
If you ask anyone in the street where they want to go, in more than half of times a respond is something like “somewhere western or to America”. It is no wonder, America has its hook. Lots of people from Eastern Europe travel there to practice language, do sightseeing or just earn some money, and most of them consider it is worth returning. But on the other hand – surprise – Americans come to Ukraine...
LONDON – Big Village / The UK
Or if not a village, then 33 small cities, each with their own governments, schools, centres, suburbs, and a proud sense of identity and history. Each borough has a member of parliament who votes in the national government, and a local council that...
I teach my child English: It's Fun Time! / English for kids
How to make learning English more fun? Along with rhyming and repetition, onomatopoeia1 is a great help. Onomatopoeia is a rather complicated term for a sound word that nearly any toddler can master (What does the dog say? “Woof! Woof”). Animal sounds are almost always examples of onomatopoeia (see English4U #11(71) 2008). You name an action by imitating the sound associated with it. One example...
Successful Negotiations / Business english
Your real world is a giant negotiating table and you are a participant. You as an individual come in conflict with others: family members, bosses, subordinates, sales people, suppliers, competitors, government agencies. Negotiation is a common approach in making decisions and resolving conflicts. Negotiation is an attempt to achieve a mutually acceptable solution by two parties. Negotiations can be viewed as a problem-solving process in which interested...
The Future Form / Grammar
Exercises I. Read the extract from a novel and underline the correct future forms for 1-10 Lynn’s decision Steve and Stuart took their coffees to a table at the far end of the caf? and sat down. Steve spoke first. “Have you heard that Lynn 1 gives up/is giving up her job next week? She’s already handed in her notice and she says that she 2 ‘s going to do/ ‘s doing something more interesting”.
Writing Mistakes / Word play
Professional writers often worry that their work is unnecessary. After all, can’t anyone with even a basic education write? The answer: no, they can’t. Even college graduates don’t seem to be learning composition basics.
Интересное переосмысливание палиндрома / Nota bene
Помните перевертыш из детства “А роза упала не на лапу Азора”? Или “Дом мод”, а еще “Нам рак влетел в карман”. Забавно было придумывать такие перевертыши и соревноваться со школьными друзьями в количестве новых “произведений”. В английском перевертыши или палиндромы, как их называют более официально, не менее популярны, чем в других языках. Например, Dogma, I am God. Или Do geese see God?
- Humour is an act of aggression / Health
- Gerard Butler: Scottish Heartthrob / Cinema
- Из главредов в королевы / Lifetime
- Hay fever: Face your Enemy / Nature
- Writing Business Letters / Business english
- Английский без акцента / Nota bene