Fair Play

Runner gives up her race to help another runner in the Rio Olympics 

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We’re in the 5,000 meter race at the Rio Olympic Games. Runner Nikki Hamblin, from New Zealand, takes a bad fall. She trips up the United States runner, Abbey D’Agostino. The American gets back up, and helps Hamblin back to her feet. She wants to help her to finish the race. D’Agostino is hurt badly from the fall and falls down again. This time it is  Hamblin who helps her get up. Together, they finish the race well after the other runners. They hug and cry at the finish line. 
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Present Simple Exercise 2 – positive

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Elephants

The elephant ______ (be) the planet’s largest land animal. It ______ (stand) up to 3 meters tall and __________ (weigh) up to 6,000 kilos.

Elephants _________ (have) complex brains and _________ (be) very clever and sensitive. They ________ (care)  for their families and ________ (remember) faraway places and old pals. In fact, when elephants _________ (spot) friends, they often _________ (show) affection by wrapping their trunks together or resting them on each other’s foreheads.  Continue reading

Conspiracy Theories

conspiracy

1. a secret plan or agreement to carry out an illegal or harmful act, esp with political motivation; plot

2. the act of making such plans in secret

Paul is Dead

“Paul is dead” is a conspiracy theory suggesting that Paul McCartney from the rock band Beatles, died in 1966 and was secretly replaced by a look-alike.

The rumor was that Paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash in London.

In September 1969, American college students published articles saying that they found clues in the Beatles’ lyrics and artwork that prove McCartney’s death. Within a few weeks the conspiracy had become an international phenomenon.  Continue reading

Speaking- useful phrases

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Speaking- useful phrases

Comparing: Contrasting:
In the same way

Similarly 

Be similar to

Not only… but also

Likewise

Like

As…as…

More/less than

Both/ as well/ also/ too

On the one/ other hand

Instead of

Rather than

Unlike

In contrast to

As opposed to

But/ however

While/ whereas

Although/ though/ even though

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Ways to Deal with Stress

How stress affects your brain

How to Deal with Stress

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Exercise – Be active

Physical activity is an incredible way of reducing and preventing the effects of stress, but you don’t have to be an athlete or spend hours in a gym to experience the benefits. Just about any kind of physical activity can help reduce stress and get rid of anger, tension, and frustration. Exercise releases endorphins that make you feel good, and it can also be used as a great distraction to your daily worries. In addition to reducing stress, physical activity also helps you stay in shape and is great for your health.

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Movie Reviews

James-Bond

Skyfall

The movie “Skyfall”, that came out in 2012 was directed by Sam Mendes, starring Daniel Craig as the one and only – James Bond, also known as agent 007. Skyfall is the 23rd James Bond film. For a film that is 143-minute long (the second longest Bond film), Skyfall doesn’t feel like it drags and it is an exciting, entertaining film. I think it’s one of the best Bonds ever.

When James Bond’s latest assignment goes terribly wrong, it leads to a turn of events. Undercover agents around the world are exposed, and MI6 is attacked, forcing them to relocate the agency. The head of M16 turns to the one man she can trust: James Bond. Although he fails the physical and psychological examinations, the head of M16 allows him to return to the field. Bond takes on the challenge and heads off on his mission. From the opening in Istanbul to the final shootout in Scotland, this film is as action filled as it can get. Daniel Craig looks older and more mature. This is a Bond who has something to prove, physically and even mentally.  Continue reading

Olympic Games: Fact or Fiction?

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Are the following stories true or false?

The 1904 Olympic games included a side-competition for third world tribesmen

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The 1904 Olympic Games included a side-competition for third world tribesmen in addition to the traditional Olympic sports. The strange and controversial event was called “Anthropology Days”. As part of the two-day contest, the third world tribesmen were taken from a “human zoo” and encouraged to try the Olympic sports. These men were paid to participate in traditional Olympic sports such as the long jump, archery and javelin throw and also in specially made contests such as pole climb and mud throwing. The tribesmen received almost no instruction and most of them didn’t perform very well. Continue reading