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Damsel in Distress (Part 1) Tropes vs Women This video explores how the Damsel in Distress became one of the most widely used gendered cliché in the history of gaming and why the trope has been core to the popularization and development of the medium itself. As a trope the Damsel in Distress is a plot device in which a female character is placed in a perilous situation from which she cannot escape on her own and must then be rescued by a male character, usually providing a core incentive or motivation for the protagonist’s quest. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Tropes vs Women in Video Games project aims to examine the plot devices and patterns most often associated with female characters in gaming from a systemic, big picture perspective. B2 First (First Certificate in English) Examination - Free Quizzes To Prepare For The Exam First Certificate in English (FCE) The following quizzes and exercises are to help you prepare for Cambridge B2 First exam, previously known as the First Certificate in English (FCE). The information contained below takes into account the changes to the B2 First exam as from 2015.
12 songs to practice the pronunciation of -ED endings - Luiz Otávio Barros As you know, the “-ed” endings of regular past tense verbs can be pronounced in three different ways: /t/, /d/ and /ɪd/, which is the one most students tend to overuse. Click here for an overview of the rules. Over the years, I have found that /t/ and /d/ are easier to notice and to produce if the verb comes immediately before a word beginning with a vowel sound: American Airlines passengers’ shock as traveller takes miniature HORSE onto flight AMERICAN Airlines passengers were left stunned after noticing a miniature HORSE had joined their flight. Evan Nowak said he noticed the animal, which had been brought onboard by a fellow traveller, while flying on an a service from Chicago to Omaha. He posted the footage to Twitter, which showed the horse calmly sitting near the front of the plane in an aisle seat.
18 English words that mean very different things in Britain and America As the old adage famously goes: you say tom-MAY-toes, and I say tom-MAH-toes. We should probably call the whole thing off, right? Ever since the might of the British Empire was expelled from the United States, ordinary folk from both sides of the pond have chuckled at each other's use of the English language and pronunciation. Here are several important examples you need to remember - simply to make sure no one gives you a weird look when you're off on your holidays. 50 Classy People From The Past Who Remind Us What "Cool" Really Means! Our society has come a long way in the past few decades but we've completely forgotten what it's like to be classy. Let's take a lesson from these masters of "old school cool." A famous quote of hers: "Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got." The people we aspired to be decades ago are much different than the celebrities we look up to today. The values of our past have nearly vanished, but I'm hoping that if everyone sees this, they might be convinced to get back to our roots.
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