31 March 2012

EARTH HOUR 2012


Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.  
More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action for the planet. Without a doubt, it’s shown how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.

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30 March 2012

PAIN IN SPAIN (ADV)

PAIN IN SPAIN is a phrase used by the media to describe the situation of the economy in Spain. Here you have a video from an Australian channel and an article from the BBC.

15 March 2012

THE EFFECTS OF MUSIC ON THE BRAIN (ADV)


HERE  you'll find a biography of this well-known neuroscientist. His book Awakenings inspired a play by Harold Pinter (“A Kind of Alaska”) and the Oscar-nominated feature film (“Awakenings”) with Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.
Eduard Punset interviewed Oliver Sacks in REDES.

8 March 2012

THE BEST AND WORST PLACES TO BE A WOMAN


When more than half of the world's population wakes up on Thursday – the 101st International Women's Day – it will be hard to know whether to celebrate or give in to despair. A British woman will face the prospect of at least 14 more general elections before women equal men in the Commons. But a woman in Qatar will be six times more likely to go to university than the man next door.
The global gender gap defies simple solutions. Eighty-five per cent of countries have improved conditions for women over the past six years, according to the World Economic Forum, but in economic and political terms there is still a long way to go.
"From London to Lahore," says Oxfam, "inequality between men and women persists." Here The Independent on Sunday explores the best places to be a woman today.  READ MORE...

6 March 2012

BODY LANGUAGE (ADVANCED)


Our body language sends signals to our bosses and co-workers all the time. Body language expert, Janine Driver shows us some gestures that could impact your career.
Watch the video and do the activity below.



What do the following gestures or postures mean? In what situations should you use them?
-The beggar pose.
-Navel intelligence.
-Giving a cold shoulder.
-Figure 4.
-Popping the elbow back.
-Grabbing the other person's arm when shaking hands.
-Getting small.
-Taking up space.