Thursday 29 May 2014

Want to be a billionaire? Solve one of these 10 problems

Most of the phenomena will end up benefiting everyone.
But if you fancied yourself as someone who could be turned into a billionaire, you were arguably cheating — these were things everyone has already figured out.

The real challenge — and the greater value and more lucrative pursuit — would be to come up with the solutions to problems that have befuddled engineers for decades or more.
Wireless Power; A pill that actually makes you lose weight; Cheap desalination; Unhackable passwords, among others.
If you want to carry on reading the Financial Post (a Canadian e-paper) article, you can do it here.

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Medicines are not like other products... Let's talk about our medicines (2014)

A brochure for everyone that provides answers to questions on the quality and safety of medicines.
Some figures, useful addresses and advice: medicines at a glance … a unique class of products!

Friday 23 May 2014


10 differences

12 Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Work Day

14 Things People Successful People Do on Weekends:
1. Make time for family and friends 2. Exercise 3. Pursue a passion 4. Vacation 5. Disconnect 6. Volunteer 7. Avoid chores 8. Plan 9. Socialize 10. Gardening / crafts / games / sports / cooking / cultural activities 11. Network 12. Reflect 13. Meditate 14. Recharge

Succeeding, Achieving & Fulfilling

Does English Still Borrow Words?

Do the cloze activity (only 60 blanks) and learn about the topic. (KEY at the end of the document)

Only for Mafalda lovers... (in Spanish)

Article on El País.

Look Down

Thursday 22 May 2014

Look Up

Interesting video in couplets...
Tomorrow we'll look down!!!

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Sorry, but I love stupid jokes

Hedging in English

If you don't know what hedging is, have a look at this Macmillan Dictionary Blog entry. And do watch...

Monday 19 May 2014

Do you Procrastinate ?

Don't leave it for tommorrow and listen to this English-4U piece of listening!!! (it may take some time to download)
Don't worry! You only have to listen to it. No questions. :-)

Friday 16 May 2014

Friday 2 May 2014

Grammar 4eva: Has ‘techspeak’ made time-honoured language skills irrelevant in the Internet age?

“hi, can u pls clarify smthng 4 me?” read the email that landed in Karen McCrindle’s inbox a few years ago from a prospective student she had never met. “say i wnt to take intnl devt study w ur prgm. do i apply to bth prgms or just 1 n which 1 would it B. evry help is appresh8d. thk u.”
If you want to carry on reading the National Post (a Canadian e-paper) article, you can do it here.

Difficult Pairs

Words with 2 meanings / word pairs (from FACE2FACE Advanced)