background preloader


Facebook Twitter


FAMOUS PEOPLE. Home - DreamreaderDreamreader. English news and easy articles for students of English. Current events, lesson plans, quizzes, assessments. Sarin gas as chemical agent. St.Valentine's day. UK. USA. Figurative art. Christmas. Webquest: Chinese New Year.

By Adrian Tennant This webquest by Adrian Tennant, published in association with Macmillan’s Discover China series, includes activities on the traditions and food associated with Chinese New Year, as well as the Chinese calendar and zodiac signs.

Webquest: Chinese New Year

It is free to all onestopenglish users. Look for the answers to the following questions and share your answers with your partner. Activity 1: Introduction What do you know about Chinese New Year? By what other name is Chinese New Year known? Activity 2: Traditional food Food is always important for festivals and celebrations - and for Chinese New Year it is no different. 1. 2. 3. 4. Activity 3: Customs and traditions Decide whether the following customs and traditions (1-4) and superstitions (5-8) related to Chinese New Year are true (T) or false (F). National Geographic Traveller (UK) Mama watches the hole for red ants, chewing on a betel nut.

National Geographic Traveller (UK)

She bends down to lift the upright log buried deep in the hole’s centre. She’s 67, worn to the colour of mahogany. The log is an old buffalo’s yoke. She and Papa first worked their rice fields with water buffalo 40 years ago; half their equipment is still scattered around the farm in the small Thai village of Nong Weang, waiting for harvest to begin. Nong, their daughter, has five brothers; two older, two younger, one lost to the army in his 20s. Now in her 30s, Nong laughs to remember that he almost gave her up for dead. We sit like mermaids on the tiled patio, toes pointing daintily away from our bodies, as Nong tidies up the last of the fragrant curries and sticky rice, waiting for her father to finish eating. “I love my job” : Brooks shoe repair. Transcript The Brooks was started in the 30s by a fellow named Brooks.

“I love my job” : Brooks shoe repair

My dad bought it in 1979 and I came to work for him in 1982. I was working as an aircraft mechanic and was not really liking it. He was getting ready to retire so I came to work for him and took over. All the parts go on, you know, a little bit oversize and then they’re finished grinding on a machine like this – they’re sized. We do everything that you can possibly do to a pair of shoes. REDHEADS: Discover the world of GINGERS. Printable Worksheets, Online Games, and More. This house is more than 300 years old — and it’s utterly amazing inside. This house on the coast of Cornwall, Great Britain, was built in 1680.

This house is more than 300 years old — and it’s utterly amazing inside

It seems small from the outside; it’s a bit gloomy and inconvenient to live in, with low ceilings, small windows, and thick stone walls. But a young couple bought it and turned it into a modern, cozy house where they have all they need. We at Bright Side would love to live in this nice old house, which is now up for lease. The house itself From the outside, it looks like a typical Cornwall 300-year-old house. The entrance If you’re tall, be careful when entering the house. The living room Inside, you can see a modern ‘retro’ interior: the living room with a soft and cozy couch, TV, fireplace, and a reading corner. History of the English Language (1943) The history of English can be explained in five words. In 1582, Richard Mulcaster, headmaster of the Merchant Tailors’ school, wrote that “our English tung is of small reatch, it stretcheth no further than this Iland of ours”.

The history of English can be explained in five words

It didn’t stay that way. Today, English is spoken by more than a billion people all over the world. It is a colourful, vibrant and diverse tongue, that long has picked up words from the many languages with which its speakers have come into contact. Here are five words that illustrate the English language’s fascinating history. ‘English’ The English language originates in the dialects spoken by the early Germanic tribes – the Angles, Saxons and Jutes – who began to settle Britain following the departure of the Romans in the fifth century AD. Its ultimate origin is the Latin Angli “the people of Angul” – the name given to an area of Northern Germany (now Schleswig-Holstein) where the tribe originated.

25 unpublished photos from the National Geographic archives. A picture is worth a thousand words, but National Geographic’s photos always leave you speechless.

25 unpublished photos from the National Geographic archives

Apart from competitive or ordinary photos, there are still many unpublished ones stored in the archives of the popular magazine. They have been recently released to the public, offering an amazing never-before-seen glimpse into the past. The project was established in 2013 in honor of National Geographic’s 125th anniversary and was called «Found.» Bright Side gives you an opportunity to dive into the archives of our favorite magazine to admire the beauty of these timeless images.