Words In The News

Aretha Franklin & Inspiration

It’s so good to feel inspired.

I’m sure that all of us can remember a moment from the past when suddenly everything changed.

Inspiration is also crucial when you want to learn something. No matter how good your school is, or what excellent teachers you have, if the motivation for learning comes from you, you will find more pleasure in it and may have excellent results.

I was 15 and for the first time listened to The Show Must Go On by Queen.

Yet, today I would like to recommend somebody else. She may be a little obscure for the youngest audience, but definitely a big star among the rest. Aretha Franklin and her music have inspired millions of people.

inspiration for this post comes from BBC:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/entertainment-arts-45212875/aretha-franklin-in-her-own-words

A short film in which Aretha speaks about herself.

And you can follow up with some of her hit songs, e.g.:

But first, study these words and phrases: 04_aretha_franklin

Enjoy!

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Words In The News

European Championships in Athletics 2018

How about doing some sport? How about watching some sport?

It seems to me that doing sport has become much more popular recently. Every time you go out, you can see people of all ages running, cycling, working out or playing different team sports.

Some of us like to watch sports competitions on the highest level. Now, we can watch some of the best athletes in Europe (I should say “in the world”) thanks to the European Championships in Berlin.

Good luck to all the competitors!

Have you heard of the Ingebrigsten brothers from Norway? If not, I truly recommend watching this:

https://video.eurosport.com/athletics/european-championships/2018/17-year-old-jakob-ingebrigtsen-and-his-two-brothers-stun-athletics-world_vid1115134/video.shtml

Don’t forget to take a look at these words: stun, stunning, take sth by storm, staggering, disbelief, lap, make history, annals of champs, salute, guide.

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Good luck!

Stanley

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How do you cool down on a hot day?

I have just read an interesting (and a little surprising!) article from BBC:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180801-what-you-should-and-shouldnt-do-in-a-heatwave

But before you start reading, you may want to study this:

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Heat is killing me. Temperatures are so high that I wish I could install air conditioning at home (maybe next year…).

So I try to tackle this situation by using any means at my disposal – basically, I drink a lot of cold water, take cold showers and go walking at night.

What are your ways of handling high temperature?   Do you drink cold or hot drinks? Have you got a fan? Do you open windows? How about a bottle of beer? Do you worry about your health?

And finally: are you surprised at the ideas from the article?

Good luck!

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Ten Books to Read in August

It’s so nice to read a good book in the company of something cold to drink.

BBC recommends reading these titles: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180731-ten-books-to-read-in-august

and I recommend studying these phrases first: 01_ten_books_to_read_in_august.

While learning a foreign language, it is crucial to stay in touch with the target language or get immersed in it. One of the ways is to read. You can read everything starting with product labels, lyrics of your favourite songs, articles and books.

Don’t miss any opportunity! Good luck!

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