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№8 (92) – август 2010
- Stephen King: The King of Horror / Literature
- Omega Males / For men
- Fat vs. Fat: Brown Fat Revelations / Health
- Wedding Traditions in the UK / The UK
- The City Names Americans Mispronounce Most / Pronunciation
- Extended Rules for Using Commas / Grammar
Jennifer Aniston: What’s her appeal? / Cinema
A mystery envelops Jennifer Aniston. On the one hand, she’s pitied by the pretentious, mocked by the gossip sites and disdaine by the critics. On the other, magazines fight to get her face on their covers, people never stop talking about her and she’s eagerly booked for film after film.
Stephen King: The King of Horror / Literature
Stephen King (born 1947) is a prolific and immensely popular author of horror fiction. In his works, King blends elements of the traditional gothic tale with those of the modern psychological thriller, detective, and science fiction genres.
Omega Males / For men
In the Noah Baumbach movie Greenberg, the eponymous1 main character is having trouble being a man. The 41-year-old Greenberg, played by Ben Stiller, tells his 25-year-old love interest that when he was a kid he dreamed of being an astronaut. Now he can’t even drive, much less pilot a shuttle.
How to Date with Confidence / For women
Often women meet men to whom they are attracted, yet seem to “freeze” when the man shows he is interested. It’s not that she doesn’t know how to flirt, she has done her “flirt” thing effectively, but when, in fact, Mr. Available moves forward and reciprocates, she feels awkward, uncomfortable, and confused.
Fat vs. Fat: Brown Fat Revelations / Health
Scientists have found a new way to rev the body’s metabolism: Activate its fat cells. Ultimately, what they envision is a “brown fat pill”—a drug that boosts brown fat activity through molecular means. Here’s the science behind what may be the weight-loss breakthrough of the next decade.
Wedding Traditions in the UK / The UK
Oh, what nice words of some unknown author, and what a nice event – the wedding. In the middle of the summer it is time for those who have decided to unite their hearts and will do that in a solemn way. Let’s take a look together at different traditions of Western European countries.
"This should be taken care of right away."
"I'd planned a trip to Hawaii next month but this is so easy and profitable that I want to fix it before it cures itself."
"Welllllll, what have we here..."
Since he hasn't the foggiest notion of what it is, the Doctor is hoping you will give him a clue.
The City Names Americans Mispronounce Most / Pronunciation
If you’re a New Yorker walking the streets of Manhattan, you know there are a few things that tip you off immediately that you’re in the presence of tourists. No, it’s not that they’re the only ones looking up at the skyscrapers to take pictures—locals sometimes do that, too—and it’s not that they’re the only ones gawking at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
A young working-class person who dresses in casual sports clothes. The lowest common denomenator of English society, equivalent to white trash for Americans although with many differences.
“You shitty scum chav”
“Hey I like the way you have chavved up ya car/wardrobe/lifestyle/language”
Extended Rules for Using Commas / Grammar
1. Use commas to separate independent clauses when they are joined by any of these seven coordinating conjunctions: and, but, for, or, nor, so, yet.
The game was over, but the crowd refused to leave.
The student explained her question, yet the instructor still didn't seem to understand.
Yesterday was her brother's birthday, so she took him out to dinner.
Jokes / LifeUP
Man: How can you tell if a man is happy?
Woman: Who cares?!
If big elephants have big trunks, do small elephants have suitcases?
If tin whistles are made of tin, what are fog horns made of?
The Erlking (by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum) / Fiction
It is just as Kate hoped. The worn path, the bells tinkling on the gate. The huge fir trees dropping their needles one by one. A sweet mushroomy smell, gnomes stationed in the underbrush, the sound of a mandolin far up on the hill. “We’re here, we’re here,” she says to her child, who isn’t walking fast enough and needs to be pulled...
I teach my child English: POTTY TALK / English for kids
Usually toddlers and young children are fascinated with “potty talk” and think that words like “butt” and “poop” are hilarious. But before that stage they need to learn the “vocabulary”. It is preceded by the years of diaper-changing and potty-training with detailed description of the process along the way. So I needed to arrange the ‘immersion into the language’ in that field of domestic everyday life, too.
Эмоциональное в переводе / Nota bene
Работа с иностранным языком часто похожа на коллекционирование марок: ты собираешь отдельные слова и выражения, перебираешь их про себя, показываешь другим во время разговора или на письме. С давних пор я завел правило собирать языковый материал и кропотливо документировать “куски” английской речи в тетрадке и позже в компьютере.
- Clive Owen / Cinema
- Funnyman Stephen Fry / Entertainment
- What does a 21st century man really want? / For men
- Let Yourself Be Beautiful / For women
- Can Blood Type Determine Your Personality? / Medicine
- Interacting with your boss / Business english
- 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