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Welcome to our new space. Here you can find information about our courses, activities and games. You can also find links to interesting websites and blogs. We hope you enjoy it. Don’t forget to write your opinion, comments, critiques or just “Hello!”
posted by EnglishCourse-Estig at 4:16 pm
Monday, 27 April 2009
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Imagem retirada de http://ursispaltenstein.ch/blog
We all know that each language is a living organism in constant transformation. Our experience consulting dictionaries has taught us that sometimes the word that we are looking for is not registered yet for many different reasons. For those who like to keep up with new, non-standard and urban-motivated words, here’s a very interesting site: http://www.urbandictionary.com/
posted by EnglishCourse-Estig at 11:47 am
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
How transportation changed our lives during the 20th Century
Do you remember the last big travel you made? Do you remember how many kilometers separated you from the starting point to the ending point? Can you now imagine doing the same travel 100 years ago? Hum… let the imagination fly… and right now I can figure out your thought: if you have a smile you are thinking how beautiful and pleasant it would be… you are in vacancies mode:) If you have a serious face you are probably thinking how boring that could be and how transportation changed the last century and how that changed our lives!
I could snap here a bunch of data about speed and time, but there are things that sometimes impress you more than simple and hard data. For example, my father sometimes says that when he was young he took a day to go to Oporto, and right now we go there shopping and come back on the same day (not frequently, though). I’m now remembering a story with my father and my uncle. The two were going to the army on his motorcycle when they had an accident. This was in the morning. My father broke a leg (I don’t remember what happened to my uncle, but it wasn’t that bad) and needed to go to a hospital in Oporto. The trip was made on an ambulance and at the middle of the trip, and because they were in the middle of nowhere at 4 or 5 p.m., they had to stop, with my father’s broken leg, to eat ham and drink wine that my father had on the motorcycle. They arrived to Oporto at about 10 p.m. (my father says it was a really old ambulance :))…
Well, I hope this let you thinking about the past and the present transportation.
posted by EnglishCourse-Estig at 3:12 pm
Thursday, 18 December 2008
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Monday, 27 October 2008
Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).
The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death.
On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
By the 600s, the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands. In the seventh century, Pope Boniface IV designated November 1 All Saints' Day, a time to honor saints and martyrs.
posted by EnglishCourse-Estig at 9:38 am