Walt Disney and his artistic legacy

Walt Disney Walt Disney was born in 1901 in Chicago, but soon moved to a small farm near Marceline, Missouri. From this rural and rather humble beginning, he later became one of the most famous and beloved motion-picture producers in history. Although he died in 1966, his name and artistic legacy continue to influence the …

Laughter is the best medicine

Norman Cousins An old saying says, “Laughter is the best medicine.” One person who certainly would have agreed with this is Norman Cousins. Norman Cousins was the editor of a magazine called Saturday Review for almost forty years. He also wrote and spoke about world peace and antinuclear and anti-war issues, travelling to many different …

Vocabulary Coming and Going

Topic vocabulary Abroad, accommodation, book, break, cancel, catch, coach, convenient, crash, crowded, cruise, delay, destination, ferry, flight, foreign, harbor, journey, luggage, nearby, pack, passport, platform, public, reach, resort, souvenir, traffic, trip, vehicle Phrasal verbs Get in(to)-enter a car Get off-leave a bus/train/etc. Get on(to)-enter a bus/train/etc. Get out(of)-leave a car/building/room/etc. Go away-leave a place/sb. Go …

Topic Tea

Questions What is the most popular drink in the world?How do we make tea?What useful chemicals does tea contain?Where does the tea plant grow best?How many kilos of tea can a plucker harvest a day?What are the most common types of tea?What kind of leaves does the tea plant have?How is black tea processed?How is …

Boston tea party

The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the harbor. The event was the first major act of …

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Michelangelo, one of the greatest artists of all time, was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, where his father, Lodovico Buonarroti worked as a judge for six months. Lodovico was not a rich man, but he insisted that he was from an aristocratic family and he was very proud of it. Michelangelo grew up …

Vocabulary Fun and games

Madoyan Milena Topic vocabulary beat, board, captain, challenge, champion, cheat, classic music, club, coach, competition, concert, defeat, entertaining, folk music, group, GYM, have fun, interest, member, opponent, organise, pleasure, referee, rhythm, risk, score, support, team, train, video game Phrasal verbs carry on, eat out, give up, join in, send off, take up, turn down, turn …