- Follow FOR BOYS AND GIRLS on WordPress.com
MY SPECIAL STUDENTS
MY STUDENTS 2
July 2020 M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
- ANNUAL REPORT
- BEST FRIEND
- BLACK AND WHITE
- BODY AND SOUL
- CUTTING CLASSES
- FIRE AND ICE
- FREE ENGLISH TESTS
- HIGH CLASS
- I AM
- I DREAM
- INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS
- IQ TESTS
- LORD OF THE FLIES
- LOVE STORY
- MAGIC NONSENSE
- MODERN POETRY
- MOTHER AND CHILD
- NONSENSE VERSE
- NONSENSICAL VERSE
- PLANE CRASH
- REAL THINGS
- SACRED GEOMETRY
- SCIENCE FICTION
- SIGMUND FREUD
- SUBLIMINAL ADVERTISING
- THE BOOK IS ALIVE
- TRUE FRIENDS
- rhathymia July 12, 2020The post rhathymia appeared first on Dictionary.com.
- ductile July 11, 2020The post ductile appeared first on Dictionary.com.
- slugabed July 10, 2020The post slugabed appeared first on Dictionary.com.
- discomfiture July 9, 2020The post discomfiture appeared first on Dictionary.com.
- kaput July 8, 2020The post kaput appeared first on Dictionary.com.
- posterity July 7, 2020The post posterity appeared first on Dictionary.com.
- bailiwick July 6, 2020The post bailiwick appeared first on Dictionary.com.
- hitherto July 5, 2020The post hitherto appeared first on Dictionary.com.
- egalitarian July 4, 2020The post egalitarian appeared first on Dictionary.com.
- vox populi July 3, 2020The post vox populi appeared first on Dictionary.com.
- rhathymia July 12, 2020
- Sandboarding July 12, 2020Sandboarding is a sport similar to snowboarding, except that instead of sliding down the side of a snowy mountain, participants slide down sand dunes—some of which can be hundreds of feet high. For practical reasons, it is most prevalent in desert or coastal regions, and several sandboarding competitions and championships are held around the world. One signi […]
- Yuan Chonghuan July 11, 2020A famed military commander of the Ming Dynasty in the final years before it was toppled by the Manchurians, Yuan Chonghuan excelled in the use of artillery and brilliantly incorporated Western tactics into his battles. Despite being vastly outnumbered in the 1626 Battle of Ningyuan, his forces defeated those of Manchurian general Nurhaci. Still, rumors that […]
- Mani July 10, 2020Mani was the Iranian founder of Manichaeism, a once-widespread but now-extinct religion that centered on the struggle between good and evil. Inspired by visions of an angel, Mani saw himself as the last in a line of prophets that included Adam, Buddha, Zoroaster, and Jesus. His preaching was tolerated until Persian king Bahram I’s reign in the late 3rd centu […]
- Sandboarding July 12, 2020
- King Henry VIII of England Marries Sixth and Last Wife, Catherine Parr (1543) July 12, 2020By 1543, Henry VIII had had five marriages, which respectively ended in one divorce, one annulment, and three deaths—two by beheading. He then married Parr, his sixth and final wife. She had a good influence on the increasingly paranoid king—her third husband—and developed close friendships with his children, even acting as guardian of one of Henry's da […]
- Skylab Returns to Earth (1979) July 11, 2020Five years after it was abandoned in orbit, the US space laboratory Skylab began to fall back toward Earth. The impending re-entry and breakup became an international media event, as it was unclear exactly when or where the debris would land. News organizations went so far as to offer rewards for surviving pieces of the spacecraft. The debris finally crashed […]
- Rubens's July 10, 2020Misattributed to an assistant of Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens until 2002, when an expert from Sotheby's auction house identified it as the work of the master himself, Massacre of the Innocents is an early 17th-century painting depicting Herod's slaughter of the infants of Bethlehem. One of two paintings Rubens made of the Biblical scene, it fe […]
- King Henry VIII of England Marries Sixth and Last Wife, Catherine Parr (1543) July 12, 2020
- Oscar Hammerstein II (1895) July 12, 2020The grandson of an opera impresario of the same name, Hammerstein studied law before beginning the theater career that made him one of the foremost songwriters in the US. In the early 1940s, he began a prolific and successful collaboration with Richard Rodgers that resulted in plays like The King and I, The Sound of Music, and the Pulitzer Prize winners Okla […]
- John Quincy Adams (1767) July 11, 2020The son of a US president, Adams accompanied his father on diplomatic missions as a child and began his own political career at 14. A talented ambassador, he became secretary of state under President James Monroe. In 1824, he defeated Andrew Jackson in the presidential race, but he was unpopular in this role and lost to Jackson in the next election. He was t […]
- Nikola Tesla (1856) July 10, 2020Tesla was an inventor and engineer known for his revolutionary contributions to the fields of electricity and magnetism. His inventions made possible the production of alternating-current electric power, and his Tesla coil is still used in radio technology. In 1912, he refused a Nobel Prize because he felt his co-recipient, Thomas Edison, was undeserving of […]
- Oscar Hammerstein II (1895) July 12, 2020
- Douai Festival of the Giants (Fête des Géants) July 12, 2020For three days and nights during the Fête des Géants in Douai, France, the figure of Gayant is carried through the streets to the accompaniment of drums and church bells. About 25 feet tall and wearing a military uniform, Gayant is followed by his wife, Marie, and then their three children. The giants go to the town hall to salute the mayor, after which they […]
- Dunmow Flitch Trial July 11, 2020The custom of awarding a flitch of bacon ("flitch" refers to the side of a hog) to any married pair who have neither regretted their union nor quarrelled for a year and a day since their wedding dates back to the 13th century in England. The trial formerly took place on Whit Monday, but these days it is held every four years in July. Today, claiman […]
- Laguna Beach Festival of Arts July 10, 2020This festival features a display of art works in Laguna Beach, California, along with breathtaking tableaux vivants—living pictures that recreate master art works. Since the 1940s, artists have created the tableaux to reproduce paintings by such varied masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Henri Matisse, and Winslow Homer. They also transform pieces of jewelry, scul […]
- Douai Festival of the Giants (Fête des Géants) July 12, 2020
- flinty July 12, 2020Definition: (adjective) Showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings. Synonyms: granitic, obdurate, stony. Usage: He maintained a hard, careless deportment, indicative of neither joy nor sorrow: if anything, it expressed a flinty gratification at a piece of difficult work successfully executed. Discuss
- interject July 11, 2020Definition: (verb) To insert between other elements. Synonyms: interpose, throw in, come in, inject, put in. Usage: He listened thoughtfully, interjecting only the odd word.
- torturous July 10, 2020Definition: (adjective) Extremely painful. Synonyms: agonizing, excruciating, harrowing. Usage: Losing someone you love is a torturous experience.
- flinty July 12, 2020
- In the News December 13, 2018The news feed is no longer available.
- In the News December 13, 2018
- W. Somerset Maugham July 12, 2020Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. Discuss
- George Eliot July 11, 2020Friendships begin with liking or gratitude — roots that can be pulled up.
- Ambrose Bierce July 10, 2020The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
- W. Somerset Maugham July 12, 2020
- Covid-19: The office after lockdown July 9, 2020Companies are rushing to install technology to make offices safer. Neil and Sam discuss.
- Should we wear a face mask? July 2, 2020Can wearing masks in public help prevent the spread of coronavirus? Rob and Sam discuss.
- Millennials and business June 25, 2020Rob and Sam discuss the new generation's desire to make the world a better place.
- Is being thrifty a virtue? June 18, 2020Neil and Sam talk about being a saver in a consumer culture and teach you vocabulary.
- The food delivery revolution June 11, 2020Takeaway apps are changing food culture. We talk about it and teach you vocabulary.
- What difference has #MeToo made? June 4, 2020Sam and Georgina talk about the movement and teach you related vocabulary.
- Is the recycling system broken? May 28, 2020We talk about the over-reliance on recycling rather than reducing the use of plastics
- The soothing power of books May 21, 2020How can books help us relax and feel more alive during troubled times?
- Shocking facts about electricity May 14, 2020Neil and Georgina talk about how electrical systems differ from country to country.
- Internet - good or bad? April 26, 2018Rob and Neil discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of going online
- Covid-19: The office after lockdown July 9, 2020