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Preliminary English Test (PET): Practice Tests and Exercises from Flo-Joe Welcome to Flo-Joe's new preparation area for the Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET). Here you'll find information about the exam, practice tests, vocabulary exercises and grammar activities to help you succeed in your exam preparation. Come back regularly as we'll be adding more materials every week! Each week on Flo-Joe Tate Modern Southwark (Jubilee Line, 600 metres approx Blackfriars: District and Circle Line, 800 metres approx St Paul’s: Central Line, 1,100 metres approx. Routes 45, 63 and 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road Routes RV1 and 381 stop on Southwark Street Route 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road Blackfriars 300 metres from the South exit; 800 metres from the North exit. London Bridge 1,100 metres approx.

Tate Britain Pimlico: Victoria Line, 600 metres approx Vauxhall: Victoria Line, 850 metres approx Westminster: Jubilee, District and Circle Lines, 1,200 metres approx Route 87 stops on Millbank Routes 88 and C10 stop on John Islip Street Routes 2, 36, 185, 436 stop on Vauxhall Bridge Road.) Vauxhall 850 metres approx. Victoria 1,600 metres approx. Teaching with Primary Sources at Eastern Illinois University Those of you who have been to my office have read my favorite quote - Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming - Wow! What a ride!

Professor Villani: “Hold a Good Thought For Me!” -Marilyn Monroe Fifty Years Later - Communication and English Program Yet, Marilyn proved to be remarkably resilient and capable of re-inventing herself. Fired from “Something’s Got to Give,” the last film in her seven-year commitment to Twentieth Century Fox, once again she fought back, finding new life on the covers and pages of America’s top magazines. From such far reaching forum, she could talk to the millions and “set the record straight,” as she herself put it. She had faith that unlike the movie establishment her audience would listen and never let her down.

Preliminary (PET) Look at practice tests so you know all the task types. Do lots of general reading practice in class and at home, especially the kinds of texts used in the Cambridge English: Preliminary test. Keep a vocabulary notebook to write down new words and make notes about how to use each word. Home of Charles Darwin (Down House) With its unique place in the history of science, Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, is one of the major visitor attractions in the South East. See the study where Darwin wrote 'On the Origin of Species', still as it was when he worked here, and stroll through the extensive gardens that so inspired the great scientist. Equally fascinating are the glimpses you get into the life of the Darwins in the family rooms.

what to do this weekend Thank goodness for the four-day week, but still we cannot wait for the weekend and all the fun things we plan on getting up to! So if you’re stuck for things to do, read on for a serious dose of London inspiration. Soho Flea Market The Soho Flea Market is a fun and frivolous designer street market, chock-a-block with bits and pieces we are dying to get our hands on. This Sunday (2nd June) is the first designer street market ever to be hosted in London, which makes it all the more intriguing, and us all the more excited. Data and resources for historians - Institute of Historical Research History Online provides information about and for historians. It publishes details of university lecturers in the UK and the Republic of Ireland (Teachers), current and past historical research (Theses), digital history projects (Projects), new books and journals from a range of leading publishers (Books, Journals) and sources of funding available for researchers (Grants). The database also provides details of history libraries and collections and digital research tools for historians. It currently holds more than 75,000 records, and new material is added regularly.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that “more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use.” Even better, the images can be used at no charge (and without getting permission from the museum). In making this announcement, the Met joined other world-class museums in putting put large troves of digital art online. Witness the 87,000 images from the Getty in L.A., the 125,000 Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum, the 35,000 artistic images from the National Gallery, and the 57,000 works of art on Google Art Project. The Met’s online initiative is dubbed “Open Access for Scholarly Content,” and, while surfing the Met’s digital collections, you’ll know if a particular work is free to download if it bears the “OASC” acronym.

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