Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A growing union

Do you feel a European citizen? Why and why not?

How many of the European countries have you been to and which one did you like the most?
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

What do you know about Europe?
  • number of state members
  • the European capital
  • number of members of European Parliament
  • European anthem
  • European motto
  • number of stars on the European flag
  • date of Europe Day
What do you think of the Brexit?


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Survival guide in Japan

Would you like to visit Japan? 
Visit the following site and find some useful information

Before leaving for Japan get ready. In this post you have found some advice and suggestions.

What's better doing when you are in Japan?
The best thing to do is...

Revise comparatives and superlatives

Buying online

Read an article about:

Online versus in store shopping: Pros and cons of buying products in store and on the net

Do a listening exercise about the video here

And if you prefer going shopping in town, maybe you need to revise directions

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

La posta del cuore - The agony column

What's an "agony column"?

Here is a definition and here an example

An agony column is a type of newspaper column which offers advice for personal problems. The author of such a column is often called an agony “aunt” or an agony “uncle”, conjuring up an image of a competent, friendly figure who will offer sound and useful advice, and in some cases the author may actually be a credentialed professional in a field such as medicine or psychology. Agony columns can also be found on Internet sites; in some cases, general site visitors are invited to submit suggestions as well. The concept of an anonymous advice column in a newspaper is relatively old. People have been seeking answers and advice to problems for thousands of years, and anonymous columns offer the distinct advantage of providing advice without judgment. An author can also conceal his or her identity so that people in the author's life are not aware that they are the subject of an agony column. In some cases an agony column also comes with a message hotline for readers to call if they want to record their questions for radio or podcast columns.

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