Names can be really interesting!

Это одно из упражнений для обсуждения с занятия, прошедшего в субботу, 8-го октября. Делимся!

Для начала, попробуйте поразмыслить над этими вопросами.

1. Do you know why a butterfly is called a butterfly? Is it a fly that likes butter? 🙂Dirce Beauty Colobura dirce

2. Why are the Canary Islands called so? Is it because of the canary bird?

3. In Great Britain and USA, unlike Russia, it is common to give their aquarium fishes names. What do you think might be the most common name for a goldfish?

Cappuccino brown4. Why is capuccino (a drink) called so?

Want to know the answers? Click «more» and get a bunch of great facts about names!

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What a lovely, simple personality test!


You Are Focused


You know what you want, and you know how to go after it. You feel equipped … (ok, then comes the description of who I — Kate — am. Take the test yourself and find out about you!) 🙂

Test your brain power!

Что вам больше нравится — решать такие задачки для ума, или сразу подсмотреть правильные ответы, а потом помучить своих друзей или учеников? 🙂 Мы максимально облегчили вам задачу, но увеличили удовольствие 🙂

Are you a tea person or a coffee person?

Roasted coffee beans

I think it’s a classic one.

1. Are you a tea person or a coffee person?
2. Are you a morning person or a night person?
3.Are you a dog person or a cat person?
4. Are you a laptop person or an i-pad person?
5. Are you a schedule-person or a free-flow-person?
6.Are you a bittter chocolate person or a white chocolate person?
7. Are you a morning person or a night person?
8. Are you a diary person or a tie-the-knot person?
9.Are you a violin person or a guitar person?
10. Are you the-latest-craze person or a retro person?

This list can be continued… Make your suggestion in the comments!

As for me, I’m a night-dog-tea-tie-the-knot-guitar-retro-laptop-bitterchocolate one. 🙂 And you?

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Famous and witty quotes about the Irish — a quiz

Which word goes to each space?

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1. The Irish don’t know what they want and are prepared to fight to the death to get ___________ — Sidney Littlewood

2. The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke, but the Scotts haven’t seen the joke _________ — Oliver Hereford

3. A hair on the head is worth two on the ____________. — Oliver Hereford

4. It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no ___________! — Irish proverb

5. We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be ______________. — Winston Churchill

6. If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with ____________. — Brendan Behan

7. If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he ______________?
— Stanislaw J. Lec

8. If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky ________________! —
Irish proverb.

Here are the correct quotes:

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