What we breathe and how soon we die depends… on ourselves! Неожиданные экологические факты.

These are the facts that my students were surprized at and even shocked by. Teachers — find the downloadable worksheet below the text.
Picture source: PGiGreen Blog (click the pic) , facts source: http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/facts.htm
  • Energy saved from one recycled (переработанный) aluminum can will operate a TV set for 3 hours, and is the equivalent to half a can of gasoline.
  • About 1% of U.S. landfill (свалки) space is full of disposable diapers (памперсы), which take 500 years to decompose (разлагаться). Читать далее

Psychology, psychiatry — no joke? :)

from Funy TimesПсихиатрия — не шуточки вам? 🙂

picture source: Funny times 

Шутку стащили здесь: http://www.workjoke.com/psychologists-and-psychiatrists-jokes.html (шутки о психиатрии)

Welcome to the Psychiatric Hotline.

  • If you are obsessive-compulsive (страдаете навязчивым синдромом), please press 1 repeatedly.  Читать далее

Как делаются мультики? How it’s made with the vocabulary explained.

We watched a similar clip during the club (you can watch it here), and then I found this — and it’s great! Of the «How it’s made» series:

To make it easier for you to understand, we’re providing the vocabulary list under the more tag. Teachers — download the  handout —  How its made? Animation vocabulary list — to accompany the clip if you’d like to use it in your classroom. The words go in the same order as in the movie.

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Рецепт лучших в мире брауниз. С картинками. Жмите на ссылки.

Brownies with floral painted backgroundToday we are posting a tried-and-tested recipe of delicious brownies, turned into a worksheet. Print out this  Best Ever Brownies Recipe, bake the famous dessert and let us know how it turned out! Teachers — you are free to download the worksheet and use in your classroom. I really HAVE  baked it myself (the one in the picture was baked by the picture’s author, not me, though :)) — a number of times, so I bet you’ll find it yummy! I shared this recipe at our recent club meeting devoted to interesting dishes from around the world. Other materials from this session can be found here. Wikipedia on brownies — here.

Анонс будущих тем декабря — здесь.

Food, glorious food…

The mouth-watering, and sometimes blood-chilling, presentation of some funny and weird foods from around the world.

Вот многие из тех странных и непонятных блюд, о которых мы говорили здесь (English Tiles — иноСТРАННАя еда).  Нет — кое-что вполне традиционно и съедобно. Хотя — на вкус и цвет… Глядите сами.

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Foods from around the world — a powerpoint presentation for your classroom. (picture source: wikipedia.org)