воскресенье, 23 апреля 2017 г.

Appearance is Important


   The video of Sugata Mitra is as easy as ABC and I subscribe to the theory that the times of Empire have already gone but I honestly think it’s a rough idea. It’s my firm conviction that you can be truly a gifted child or maybe an eager beaver but you can’t acquire knowledge being out of control of some instructors. It’s a widespread belief that self-education can’t bring you enough benefit at any rate.
   The second video is my favorite because the speaker Sir Ken Robinson definitely hit the bull’s eye. It was mentioned that all children have a sense of curiosity from their childhood and the aim of their teachers, instructors and so on will not extinguish this fire in their eyes and cannot “encourage  follow the routine algorithms”.

    It’s a common knowledge that nowadays pupils/students in our country don’t get an education in order to become a leading authority in the field but to receive a diploma which is in the other words a plastic card. Just some of them grasp the importance of the aim of educationmaking progress.

   I take the view that it is necessary to create the only one exam after which all students can be divided into groups due to their specializations. In this way they would keep up with all subjects and prevent being dropped out of course and undoubtedly demonstrate their ability to work. 

Emotions make us alive

   Our mood is so flexible and it can change as fast as possible. You can be totally cheerful and delighted but suddenly you can revise some frustrating moments and you will be mixed up or confused. There aren’t any recipes to avoid it but I can tell how I fight with this feeling.
   First and foremost, don’t bottle up your emotions. It’s obvious that you don’t need to wear your heart on your sleeve but some small talks with friends or parents will prevent you feeling down in the dumps.
   A fit of jealousy is the worst one. Be contented and grateful for what you have. Laugh at people you come across, wink at boy you like and if he does the same you doubtlessly will be at the state of euphoria.
    Don’t shout. People are innocent if you are a bit under the weather or sick and tired.

So keep a cold head and don’t suppress your feelings in order not to be grumble.  

   It’s time to give myself away and put the cards on the table. Why City of Stars? Because of this amazing couple and their sweet song which inspires me to play piano and sing. It really gives me a burst of energy and I’m always on the cloud nine after its review. It tends to touch my innermost feelings even after 100th time.


Communication, Guys

   It doesn’t come as quite as surprise that communication is one of the most important things in all lives. Today I am going to put you forward some interesting word combinations and phrasal verbs. 

Not Yours But Word Family

   During learning English I came across a great deal of words which are annoyingly confusing and long. I began to break them down into small, manageable chunksroots and affixes. And it makes sense! 
   And now I lost my phobia when I deal with “xenophobia”, “anthropology” and so on. If you want to strengthen your knowledge in a successful way you need to clarify all these Greek and Latin suffixes and prefixes in order to manage with all compound words. For instance, compose – poser, transport – airport. In addition, it can prevent you from misspelling. For the true philologists it will be beneficial to grasp the importance of doing it. 
   So make the right decision, brighten your vocabulary and don’t underestimate it!

Upstream Upper-Intermidiate B2+ Student's Book
Unit 7

суббота, 22 апреля 2017 г.

It is Not a Sentence!

  Dear Ms A,
  I know that all your dictionaries on the shelves at your home work on you. But after a while this construction will be useless. Guess why? In our 2k17 you don’t take the time to identify a new word going through all those books. With remarkable ease you will go online (a bit later about it) and find an appropriate material for building your vocabulary such as different online dictionaries, videos and even games. Please, take it seriously, I don’t crack a joke, it is our reality.
  Due to this wide range of possibilities the process of learning English would be truly pleasant instead of frustrating one. Get the hang of necessity of these vast changes and it would be very nice if you make a comment because I worry about this great deal of new information in your head.

 Graph Words and Snappy Words, the online web applications will help you to improve your vocabulary. They create the representation of the words you are looking for in order to provide you as many related words as it’s possible. The branches are divided and it is very easy to get what you want.

  JustWord supports you by collocations to the word you need. It is very useful and brings enormous benefit particularly during writing some essays.

  If you relevant to those people who want to recall plenty of words from their own storage Word Machine puts you forward an interesting task. Doubtless you need to go through all ages of your own vocabulary.

  Words Game will help you to rack your brains day and night. Do your best to achieve new level and it is clear that you will expand your vocabulary.

Forewarned is Forearmed

  All of us make mistakes thinking that we can use dictionaries with remarkable ease because at any rate it will work for us. But it doesn’t come as quite as surprise that we tend to be mistaken. To avoid taking time to look one word up in the dictionary for ages and going through 1000over pages you need concentrate your mind on some pieces of advice here:
  Study your dictionary.  Identify the most appropriate one for yourself. If your English is on the ESL level descriptive dictionary will bring you enormous benefit. Nevertheless, for those who select it for their future and want to achieve their goal the prescriptive dictionary would be more beneficial.
  Expand your vocabulary. Don’t work out the easiest way – bilingual dictionary. Monolingual one contains more information about the word instead of translation (as in bilingual) and in detail makes in clear.
  See farther than your nose. Explore different ways of learning new word: try to guess the meaning and leave Longman out.
It is silent. Your dictionary includes definitions and transcriptions but it cannot teach you. So slowly but surely make progress by your own.

  The words I regularly mispronounce are 
 Vaudeville- /ˈvɔːdəvɪl $ ˈvɒː-/  a type of theatre entertainment, popular from the 1880s to the 1950s, in which there were many short performances of different kinds, including singing, dancing, jokes etc
 Meadow- /ˈmedəʊ $ -doʊ/  a field with wild grass and flowers.

  The words I usually confuse are
 Flavour - /ˈfleɪvə $ -ər/ 
1 the particular taste of a food or drink; 
2 the quality of tasting good I prefer this one because it has more flavour;
3 a substance used to give something a particular taste flavouring artificial flavours;
4 a quality or feature that makes something have a particular style or character.
 Deal -  /diːl/
1 an agreement or arrangement, especially in business or politics, that helps both sides involved 
2   treatment of a particular type that is given or received.

The words that entered the dictionary in 2016:

 Starchitect - /ˈstɑːktɛkt/ A famous architect, esp. (depreciative) one whose designs are considered extravagant, outlandish, or incompatible with their existing surroundings.

 Glamping /ˈɡlæmpɪŋ/- A form of camping that involves accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.

  Splendiferous - Brit. /splɛnˈdɪf(ə)rəs/ - Full of or  abounding in splendour; resplendent.