18 January 2018


You have recently ordered an item through the Internet, but are not happy with the purchase. Write to the company. In your letter:
- describe what you purchased,
- explain why you are not happy with the purchase,
- tell them what you would like them to do about the situation.

You have bought a new mobile phone and in a few days after purchase it has stopped working. You spoke to the company representative a week ago but the phone has still not been repaired.
Write a letter to the company. In your letter
- introduce yourself
- explain the situation
- say what action you would like to company to take.

You have seen a commercial on your local television station which appeared during a children's programme. You feel that an advertisement of this type is not suitable for showing on children's TV. Write a letter of complaint to the television company, explaining why you object to it and what you would like them to do about it.

You recently travelled on the local bus service in your town. You think the driver drove badly and was rude to the passengers. Write a letter to the manager of the local bus service. In your letter:
-introdruce yourself and say when the incident happened
-describe what you saw and heard
-say what you would like the bus company to do about it.

16 January 2018



What Does Being ‘Catfished’ Mean?
Chances are you have been hearing the word “Catfish” lately. So let’s talk about what being catfished means…
A “catfish” is someone who pretends to be someone else online. This person completely assumes a fake identity and goes the extra mile to make their victim believe that they are exactly who they say they are. It tends to happen a lot in online dating. MTV airs a show aptly titled “Catfish: The TV Show” that helps victims catch their catfish in devastating lies.
Catfish victims usually end up falling in love with a person that does not exist. For example, a woman may think she is in love with a male model type and in actuality it is a teenage girl behind that computer screen. Have you or anyone you know been catfished?

15 January 2018


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States honouring the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. - the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement to end racial segregation. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is close to January 15, the King's birthday.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was the most influential of African American civil rights leaders during the 1960s, he was instrumental in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination in public accommodations, facilities, and employment, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1964. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
The bill established the holiday was signed by the President Ronald Reagan on November 2, 1983. The first observance nationwide was in 1986, but some states opposed to observe it as a paid holiday for state employees. As of the year 2000 all of the states officially recognize the holiday.
Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the only three people who have national holidays in the USA, the other two are Christopher Columbus and George Washington.

New MLK Recording Discovered 

Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., gave a famous speech at the March on Washington in 1963, known as the "I Have A Dream" speech. The year before, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech in Rocky Mount, N.C that anticipated the famous speech. A recording of the first known version of the "I Have A Dream" speech was recently discovered by a professor at North Carolina State. Listen to hear about this speech and the memories of someone who heard it first as a high school student in 1962. MLK’s Son
 On Martin Luther King Jr. Day we remember this icon through the eyes of his eldest son, Martin Luther King III. From childhood memories of a segregated amusement park to forging his own path while honoring his father’s legacy. This public radio story features audio from the civil rights era and Martin Luther King III himself.
  • What image became a symbol of loss at MLK Jr’s funeral?
  • How does MLK Jr’s son Martin Luther King III measure his own success?
  • What causes does Martin Luther King III support?
  • How is he keeping the memory of his father alive for other generations?
  • Describe one of the memories he shares in his children’s book.

27 December 2017


The puffer fish is a very expensive dish to eat...but watch out, it can kill you.
Fugu is a poisonous fish very popular in restaurants in Japan. Complete the sentences with information from the video. You don’t need to use more than 3 words in each gap.
0. Japan is crazy for FISH.
1. Tom tries fugu at Matsumoto, a restaurant known for __________________.
2. Chef Hayashi has ___________________ in his hands.
3. After World War ll, general MacArthur was in charge of the ________and imposed a _______________.
4. The number of fatalities has been reduced due to ___________ and ___________ .
5. A tiger fugu has _______________ to kill 30 people.
6. The poison kills by _______________.
7. ______________________ is the only way to save the victim.
8. Apart from being Japan’s national flower, the chrysanthemum is a popular choice for ____________ .
9. The typical fugu meal consists of 8 courses, including sake and ________ fugu.
From www.nationalgeographic.com