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L’art de la bise

19 de March de 2017 at 8:37

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Vous savez déjà quand utiliser bonjour, bonsoir ou salut pour entamer la conversation avec votre voisin, la boulangère ou avec un de vos amis… Les différences entre bonjour et bonne journée, au revoir et adieu n’ont plus de secret pour vous: c’est  simple comme bonjour, n’est-ce pas?

Mais savez-vous embrasser à la française? Car embrasser, ça n’est pas, comme on pourrait le croire, prendre l’autre dans les bras. Embrasser, c’est 

Tipping in different countries

17 de March de 2017 at 17:00

tipHave you ever wondered how much to tip when traveling overseas? If you’re planning to go on vacation to another country soon, you might want to consider doing research on cultural differences, and more specifically on tipping practices.

Katze versus Hund – was ist das bessere Haustier?

15 de March de 2017 at 12:44

Ich liebe Tiere über alles und wolltedog-car schon immer ein Haustier haben. Als Kind hatte ich zwei Wellensittiche. Meine Eltern wollten kein größeres Haustier haben, weil wir mitten in der Stadt gewohnt haben und die Wohnung auch nicht so groß war. Aber mein Traum war immer: wenn ich alleine wohne, möchte ich einen Hund oder eine Katze haben. Und jetzt …

The UOC will offer the University of Cambridge’s English examinations to its students

10 de March de 2017 at 10:51

The UOC will offer the University of Cambridge’s English examinations to its students

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Students will be able to obtain the universally recognized Cambridge English certificates: Preliminary, First, Advanced and Proficiency.

As from today, the UOC has become a university collaboration centre for Cambridge English Language Assessment, the University of Cambridge’s English assessment department. The UOC’s students will now be able to take the examinations to obtain the Cambridge English certificates at the university centre. The agreement seeks to offer a competitive advantage to university students, as the Cambridge English certificates are recognized by educational centres and companies around the world.

Celebrating March

9 de March de 2017 at 8:30

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March is a month that is packed with festivities and celebrations. Women’s Day was on 8 March, Father’s day is celebrated on March 19 in many countries and Mother’s Day falls on 26 March this year in England and spring starts on the 21st of the month.

The biggest and most popular of all the celebrations in March has to be St. Patrick’s Day. This is the day the Irish

The Rise of the Robot

24 de February de 2017 at 12:15

robotI’ve seen today that a Japanese scientist named Hiroshi Ishiguro has created a robot which is exactly like him. It talks; answers questions; it even frowns! This made me start thinking about how technology is progressing so quickly nowadays.

Dude Food

25 de January de 2017 at 17:41

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A new word came into the English vocabulary in 2016: “dude food”. Dude food means “food for the boys”. It’s the kind of food you associate with what a group of friends (usually male) who meet up to watch a football match on TV would choose. Examples could be

Feeling blue?

18 de January de 2017 at 15:03

 

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Do you suffer from the January blues? January has all the ingredients for us to feel low; it’s cold, we’re short on money because we spent too much in December and we’ve probably put on a little bit of weight. So all in all we have the blues; that means we might be feeling a little depressed. In fact it is said that the third Monday in January is the most depressing day of the year!

But enough complaining, there is hope providing you take some action. If you are experiencing the January blues, here are a few things to make you feel better.

Are you a shooista? Do you sharent?

11 de January de 2017 at 16:11

 

trump new wordHow many words are there in the English language? Isn’t that an impossible question to answer?  Every year new words are introduced and other words leave the dictionary. This post’s title has two words that appeared for the first time in 2016. Read on to find out what they mean. 

Yuletide, Christmas and winter solstices

21 de December de 2016 at 10:33

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December 21, the winter Solstice, is a magical date for many people. It is considered to be the shortest day (and the longest night) of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and during this time, before Christianity and Christmas, the pagan and Germanic tribes of northern Europe celebrated their winter festival.  They called the 12-day festival “Yule” and during it they killed animals, finished making their beer and prepared for the long, hard winter months ahead.