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Culture + Worldview - Invictus. The sun rises over the townships of South Africa on 10th May 1994. And the question at the back of everybody's mind is posed aloud by the newsreader on the radio: "Mandela can win an election. But can he run a country? " After years of racial conflict and oppression, the inauguration of South Africa's first black president was a moment of great celebration for many. But it was also, for some of the country's white population, a time for suspicion and resentment.

How could one man bridge such a great divide? Was it possible that Mandela could even begin to reconcile a people torn apart by years of bitter hurt and hatred? The film Invictus, starring an Oscar-nominated Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela, tells the story of this great leader and the unexpected weapons he used. Rugby was, to the white South African, a source of both pride and humiliation. It was a move considered by many to be a betrayal of his race. Buy Invictus from or from © 2010 Sophie Lister. Mobile. French Restaurant Vocabulary - Au restaurant. By Laura K. Lawless Learn the French vocabulary that you need for restaurants. Also see the links to other essential vocabulary at the end. commander to order Vous avez choisi ?

Que voudriez-vous ? Je vous écoute. Que prenez-vous ? Qu'est-ce que je vous sers ? Je voudrais... Je vais prendre... Combien coûte... ? C'est à votre goût ? C'est terminé ? Ça a été ? Allergique à... allergic to... diabétique diabetic végétarien / végétarienne vegetarian végétalien / végétalienne vegan Je ne peux pas manger... Bleu, saignant very rare rosé rare à point medium-rare bien cuit well done le serveur (not garçon) waiter la serveuse waitress le/la chef cook le menu fixed-price meal (learn more) la carte menu à la carte side order (not part of le menu) l'addition (f) check/bill le socle base of credit card machine (learn more) le pourboire tip service compris tip included service non compris tip not included A la vôtre !

Bon appétit Enjoy your meal défense de fumer no smoking les animaux sont interdits no pets allowed. Tasty. Synonyms: appetising, appetizing appealing to or stimulating the appetite especially in appearance or aroma salty containing or filled with salt palatable, toothsome acceptable to the taste or mind sweet having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar sour having a sharp biting taste acid-tasting, sour-tasting having a sour acidic taste ambrosial, ambrosian, nectarous extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant bitter causing a sharp and acrid taste experience;"quinine is bitter" bitterish, sharp-tasting somewhat bitter bittersweet, semisweet having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness choice appealing to refined taste dainty especially pleasing to the taste delectable, delicious, luscious, pleasant-tasting, scrumptious, toothsome, yummy extremely pleasing to the sense of taste flavorful, flavorous, flavorsome, flavourful, flavourous, flavoursome, sapid, saporous full of flavor fruity tasting or smelling richly of or as of fruit full-bodied, racy, rich, robust peppery gingery hot, spicy.

Taking food orders: table service | ESOL Nexus. Speeches from Film: Invictus. Just because a speech in a movie is scripted, it doesn’t mean that we cannot learn from it. In fact, when you think about, some of the most famous speeches in history were rigorously prepared and polished before they were delivered. So today, we start a new series of posts: Speeches from Film. Over the months (and years) to come, I hope to look at a variety of speeches from the big screen to see what lessons can learn from them. To start the series off, I have decided to show two short clips from a movie that I only saw a couple of days ago – Invictus. I do not intend to turn this series into a film review, but I will say that I very much enjoyed the film. The story – which is true – is incredibly inspirational.

Let’s look at two short speeches from the film. Speech No. 1 The National Sports Council has just voted to change the colours, emblem and name of South Africa’s National Rugby Team, the Springboks. Nonetheless, I believe we should restore the Springboks. Let me tell you why. I know. Talk the talk :: Vocabulary Learning Tips for ESL students. PodOmatic | Podcast - Melinda's ESL for Work - Taking Drink Orders. Activities - Documents. TO DESCRIBE MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT - BASIC 09 WRITING EXAMPLE. Invictus & Goodbye Bafana: Mandela. Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring personalities of all times. Teachers usually teach lessons about him. These segments from the outstanding movie Invictus and Goodbye Bafana are nice to warm-up the topic and activate schemata. A. Work in groups. Choose the correct answer for the questions about Nelson Mandela. The group that scores most correct answers is the winner!

1. A. 1918 b. 1923 c. 1925 d. 1939 2. A. B. C. D. 3. A. B. C. D. 4. A. once b. twice c. three times d. six times 5. A. 75 b. 78 c. 80 d. 85 6. A. peace maker b. trouble maker c. trigger-happy d. happy-go-lucky 7. A. his father b. his mother c. his school teacher d. 8. A. 1990 b. 1991 c. 1992 d. 1993 9. A. 1993 b. 1994 c. 1995 d. 1996 10. A. best friend boy b. boys with a view c. boys are heroes d. best boy in the world B. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

C. 2. 3. 4. Answer key: 1a 2d 3a 4c 5d 6b 7c 8a 9b 10a. The French Revolution: A Brief History.