Monday, 24 November 2008

Learning English

Some tips about how to learn the English language.

  • Don't read subtitles in your language while you watch T.V.
  • Learn grammar and vocabulary using visual, auditory and spoken methods.
  • Read English magazines.
  • Children might enjoy learning in a kitchen while drinking milk after school.
  • Learn English by reading, listening, studying, and asking questions; practice what you learn by speaking and writing.
  • Dictation is an excellent way to improve your listening and spelling skills. Have a friend read a few paragraphs from a book or a newspaper. Write down what you think you hear. Compare what you have written with the actual text.

  • Listen, repeat and practise your English pronunciation!

    Sunday, 16 November 2008

    World No-Tobacco Day

    No-Tobacco Day is celebrated tomorrow,17th November, in Portugal.
    The advertising agency DDB Portugal have sponsored a series of DDB alerts, posters warning about the effects of smoking on length of life and enjoyment of life. The phrase used in each poster translated into English: “It’s not just the life you lose, but what you lose in life”. Tobacco is the third cause death in Portugal. It’s a contagious habit.

    The Member States of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes.
    The purpose of World No Tobacco Day is to encourage countries and governments to work towards strict regulation of tobacco products. It's important to raise awareness about the existence of the wide variety of deadly tobacco products. Regulation should also help people get accurate information about tobacco products – traditional, new, and future.

    Although World No Tobacco Day is only one day of the year, the efforts to spread the message about the dangers of tobacco use need to continue throughout the year.

    The tobacco industry catches You : learn more about its advertising, promotion and sponsorship tactics and how they are a threat to you.

    Tobacco-Free Youth interactive Website click here.

    Thursday, 6 November 2008

    Obama elected USA President

    In 2004, a young and largely unknown politician delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. It was a stellar performance, and big things were predicted from the Illinois state senator, Barack Obama. Obama is the first African American to be elected President of the United States of America. He is the 44th President of the USA.

    Obama's victory speech: