четверг, 16 июля 2015 г.

Entertainment: "Home" movie.

What to watch during your holidays? Of course it's summer and it's much better to spend your summer holidays hanging out with your friends and having fun. But if it's raining and you stay at home? What if you watch a nice comedy like "Home"?
The film  is based on Adam Rex's 2007 children's book The True Meaning of Smekdayfirst published in 2007 and stars Jim ParsonsRihanna,Jennifer Lopez, and Steve Martin. It's not a typical Hollywood film about aliens' invasion. It's a funny and kind children's movie with lovely jokes and wonderful soundtracks, like J Lo's "Feel the light".
Here is the wonderful performance of this song with a deep meaning:

"Feel the light" lyrics
Here I go
Here I go
Feel better now
Feel better now
Here I go
Here I go
It's better now
Feel better now

Do you remember when we fell under
Did you expect me to reason with thunder
I still remember when time was frozen
What seemed forever was just a moment
Hurry up, hurry up
There's no more waiting
We're still worth saving

Feel the light
Shining in the dark of night
Remember what we forgot
I know it's a long shot
But we're bringing it all back
We're bringing it all back
Feel the light
Shining like the stars tonight
Remember what we forgot
I know it's a long shot
But we're bringing it all back
We're bringing it all back

Here we go
Here we go
It's better now
Feel better now
So if you want to have a good time, just sit down comfortably and watch "Home";)

среда, 15 июля 2015 г.

T-shirt slogans or what do we wear?

It's summer now and I'm pretty sure that all of you wear T-shirts. They are comfy and stylish at the same time. But wait a minute! Do you pay attention to what you wear? I mean do you pay attention to the slogans written on your clothes?
I always ask my students to be very attentive when they choose their T-shirts with  slogans. It's very important to know both the language it's written in and the meaning of the slogan. For example one of my students, who didn't know English and was complitely sure he didn't need to learn it, wore a T-shirt with the slogan "Kick my ass". After I translated the slogan for him, he started learning English. It was my little victory:) So as you can see it is another reason for learning English. 
Today I'm going to talk with you about funny and interesting slogans on our T-shirts. T-shirts with a variety of slogans are very popular in the world of fashion. For somebody they like a tattoo help to express himself/herself and show others his/her philosophy of life, and somebody just wants to be in the trend and look shocking.
History of T-shirts with slogans.
Not everyone knows that this thing went into a man's life relatively recently, about in 40s of the twentieth century. T-shirt was invented by the Americans and intended for the soldiers. Due to the shape of the letter T it was called "T-shirt", but the Russian name "footballka" appeared for the reason that this thing was originally worn only by footballers.
Military clothes were quickly noticed by fashion lovers, and soon became the item of everybody's wardrobe and the favorite part of the everyday's life of people around the world. How did the slogans appeare on the T-shirts? It's simple: the soldiers necessarily applied the number of the part of the vessel or airplane to the item. At the end of the 60s, during the hippie movement, markings were replaced with drawings or slogans mainly of a political meaning.

When it was the era of punk and the world learned about stars like Sex Pistols and Johnny Roton, T-shirts fashion has undergone dramatic changes. Phrases printed at clothes make them absolutely exclusive.
Funny T-shirts are very democratic and one of the cheapest ways of expression, which everyone can afford. For this reason, T-shirts with different images and slogans have become so popular nowadays.
The most ardent admirers of T-shirts with slogans are the celebrities. 
The most relevant slogans are both funny quotes and serious social message and a brand name.
Here are the photos of funny T -shirts with slogans I've found for you.

If you are bold and bright, T-shirts with slogans must  appear in your wardrobes. Believe me it's the best way for you to express yourselves, staying  fashionable! But don't forget to pay attention to the meaning of your slogan!;)

понедельник, 13 июля 2015 г.

Ways to learn English

We are constantly coming  across a lot of various ads about learning foreign languages easily, fast and effortlessly. But at the same time all of us know it's not so easy and you definitely won't start speaking in any foreign language perfectly without any efforts.

We definitely should not quit! So today I want to share with you some useful ways of learning English.
First of all you should start using your knowledge. Don't be afraid of using your English even if you make mistakes.
The only normal way to begin speaking in a new language is to begin speaking badly - Greg Thomson
Of course it would be much better if you visited an English - speaking country. You would be able to learn English faster in a special language environment. But what if you haven't got such an opportunity...
So, never mind! Just create this special language environment by yourselves.

  • Watch  Englis TV programs, movies,  series with subtitles. Results will appear not at once. However, after a while you'll notice how you use less subtitles, and eventually even turn them off.
  • Communicate with native speakers. Due to modern technologies it's quite easy to communicate with the whole world without leaving your house.
  • Keep a diary or blog in a foreign language.Using such a service as http://lang-8.com/, you can keep any notes, which will  be checked and corrected by native speakers. As a result, you get a real practice in the use of vocabulary and grammar rules that will help  better to remember and use them correctly. 
  • Change the language of the operating system and  programs you use on your pc or iphone.
  • Play games in a foreign language. Many of today's games, especially role-playing games, are true interactive stories with a complex plot, lots of dialogues and additional materials. And if you prefer online multiplayer games, you add  also the possibility of direct communication with foreign players.
  • Listen to and sing English songs. It's not only enrich your vocabulary, but improves your pronunciation. And it's a great fun, too!:)
  • And of course read English books.  

 So, my dear friends, never give up if you face any difficulties in learning languages! Remember that the way to your goal is not less important than your goal itself. Just arrange your way correctly and you will get succeed. Good luck!;) 

суббота, 11 июля 2015 г.

Stay positive! ;)

No matter what you are up to (writing your own book, painting a pic. or learning a new language): if you want to do it great, you should take a right start. And to my mind your desire to start isn't enough. it's very important to have the right mood for your start. I've come across very useful advice from Dale Carnegie and want to share it with you.
So, Just For Today:
1. Just for today I will be happy. This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true, that “most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Happiness is from within; it is not a matter of externals. 

2. Just for today, I will try to adjust myself to what is and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my family, my business and my luck as they come and fit myself to them. 

3. Just for today I will take care of my body, I will exercise it, care for it, nourish it, not abuse it nor neglect it, so that it will be a perfect machine for my bidding. 

4. Just for today, I will try to strengthen my mind. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. 

5. Just for today, I will exercise my soul in three ways. I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out. I will do at least two things I don’t want to do, as William James suggests, just for exercise. 

6. Just for today, I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress as becomingly as possible, talk low, act courteously, be liberal with praise, criticize not at all, nor find fault with anything and not try to regulate nor improve anyone. 

7. Just for today, I will try to live through this day only, not to tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do things for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep them up for a lifetime. 

8. Just for today I will have a program. I will write down what I expect to do every hour. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. It will eliminate two pests; hurry and indecision. 

9. Just for today, I will have a quiet half-hour all by myself and relax. In this half-hour sometimes I will think of God so as to get a little more perspective into my life. 

10. Just for today, I will be unafraid, especially I will not be afraid to be happy, to enjoy what is beautiful, to love and to believe that those I love, love me.
So, no matter what you are going to do, do it with a positive attitude and you'll surely get succeeded! Have a nice day!;)

English for young learners:How are you?/ Англійська для наймолодших: Як справи?

Hey how R U?  Images
Hi! How are you? These are the first words that help us to start our conversation. 
And how various your answers can be!
Let's enrich our vocabulary:
Хочу їсти
So so
[соу соу]
Так собі
Хочу спати
And now let's remember our new words with the help of this song

So how are today? ;)

воскресенье, 5 июля 2015 г.

суббота, 4 июля 2015 г.

Happy birthday the USA!

I think that music is the best thing that can show our feelings and mood. I hope you'll agree with me.
Today is July 4 and I have been trying to find a special song to congratulate all Americans on this special day. And I have succeded :) Great thanks to Karla Solartehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC97MJsMZ1_RWQYwK-2CPWbg) for creating this amazing video. I think this song is the best guide book on American fourth of July fun.
Let's sing together!;)

the 4th of July: cool history facts for children/ 4 липня: класні історичні факти для дітей

All American Hotdog and a Beer
Today is July 4 - the Independence day of the USA. It's high time to remember some history and to share your knowledge with our young generation. But they may find your history lecture a little bit boring. Thanks to a lovely and interesting video from Cool School ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG4dadF2w8Z95qz-vJ3WkqQ) your travelling to history will be exciting either for you or your children.
Enjoy the watching;)