Saturday, May 31, 2008

ICT in English

The pupils compose their poems and upload them to their personalised pages on Think.com.
Later pupils work on their own, checking only that there are no technical glitches. The mentors read the younger pupils’ poems carefully and write constructive comments about style and structure.
They either e-mail their comments back or write them on electronic post-it notes or ‘stickies’.
Pupils log in to Think.com with their passwords and read the comments their mentors have posted to them.

Friday, May 30, 2008

INFORMAL - FORMAL

INFORMAL
1. Sender's address
2. Date
3. Salutation: Dear (...),
4. Body.
5. Complimentary close:All the best, Best wishes
6. Signature
7. PS (postscript)
FORMAL
A. Sender's address o
B. Date
C. Receiver's name and address
D. Salutation: Dear Sir, Dear Madam,
E. Body
F. Complimentary close:Yours faithfully
G. Signature
H. Sender's name

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Libraries

Monday, May 26, 2008

Shadow

Your shadow is closer to you than anything else.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Alhambra Reserva 1925

A super premium natural, additive-free, artesanal beer with an unique personality delivered in an unique bottle.
Full-bodied, extra smooth with a rich, highly agreeable taste for the demanding yet discerning palate. suitable for any occasion. Probably Spain's finest and the benchmark in our sophisticated brewing industry. http://www.pierheadwines.co.uk/web/home/index.php?te=beers

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Was Shakespeare Gay?

Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets, apparently not intended for publication.
The majority of these sonnets address the poet's love for a young man. There is no historical evidence to indicate Shakespeare was bisexual or homosexual; he was a married man with three children.
However, the poet's intense romantic feelings for the young man in the sonnets have led some to believe Shakespeare was having a homosexual affair.
But is the speaker of the sonnets expressing Shakespeare's personal feelings? Does the young man belong solely to the realm of fantasy, as do Falstaff and the Three Witches?
Since we do not know the answers, critics often choose to refer to the speaker of the sonnets as simply "the poet", to illustrate that he is a character, and not necessarily William Shakespeare.
To read more...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

PLAYOFF 2008

TAU Cerámica - Unicaja
Friday May 23rd, 2008
20:30 p.m

Friday, May 16, 2008

20th Century Inventions 1926 - 1950

1926
Robert H. Goddard invents liquid-fueled rockets.
1927
Eduard Haas III invents PEZ candy. JWA Morrison invents the first quartz crystal watch. Philo Taylor Farnsworth invents a complete electronic TV system. Technicolor invented. Erik Rotheim patents an aerosol can. Warren Marrison developed the first quartz clock.
1928
Scottish biologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin. Bubble gum invented by Walter E. Diemer. Jacob Schick patented the electric shaver.
1929
American, Paul Galvin invents the car radio. Yo-Yo re-invented as an American fad.
1930
Scotch tape patented by 3M engineer, Richard G. Drew. The frozen food process patented by Clarence Birdseye. Wallace Carothers and DuPont Labs invents neoprene. The "differential analyzer", or analog computer invented by Vannevar Bush at MIT in Boston. Frank Whittle and Dr Hans von Ohain both invent a jet engine. 1931
Harold Edgerton invented stop-action photography. Germans Max Knott and Ernst Ruska co-invent the electron microscope.
1932
Polaroid photography invented by Edwin Herbert Land. The zoom lens and the light meter invented. Carl C. Magee invents the first parking meter. Karl Jansky invents the radio telescope.
1933
Frequency modulation (FM radio) invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong. Stereo records invented.
1934
Englishmen, Percy Shaw invents cat eyes or roads reflectors. Charles Darrow claims he invented the game Monopoly. Joseph Begun invents the first tape recorder for broadcasting - first magnetic recording.
1935
Wallace Carothers and DuPont Labs invents nylon ( polymer 6.6.) The first canned beer made. Robert Watson-Watt patented radar.
1936
Bell Labs invents the voice recognition machine.
1937
Chester F. Carlson invents the photocopier. The first jet engine is built.
1938
The ballpoint pen invented by Ladislo Biro. Strobe lighting invented. Roy J. Plunkett invented tetrafluoroethylene polymers or Teflon. Nescafe or freeze-dried coffee invented. The first working turboprop engine.
1939
Igor Sikorsky invents the first successful helicopter. The electron microscope invented.
1940
Peter Goldmark invents modern color television system. Karl Pabst invents the jeep.
1941
Konrad Zuse's Z3, the first computer controlled by software. Aerosol spray cans invented by American inventors, Lyle David Goodloe and W.N. Sullivan. Enrico Fermi invents the neutronic reactor.
1942
John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry built the first electronic digital computer. Max Mueller designs a turboprop engine.
1943
Synthetic rubber invented. Swiss chemist, Albert Hofmann discovered the hallucinogenic properties of LSD.
1944
The kidney dialysis machine invented by Willem Kolff. Synthetic cortisone invented by Percy Lavon Julian.
1945
The atomic bomb invented.
1946
The microwave oven invented by Percy Spencer.
1947
British/Hungarian scientist, Dennis Gabor, developed the theory of holography. Mobile phones first invented. Although cell phones were not sold commercially until 1983, AT&T came up with the idea way back. Bardeen, Brattain, and Shockley invent the transistor. Earl Silas Tupper patented the Tupperware seal.
1948
The Frisbee® invented by Walter Frederick Morrison and Warren Franscioni. Velcro ® invented by George de Mestral. Robert Hope-Jones invented the Wurlitzer jukebox.
1949
Cake mix invented.
1950
The first credit card (Diners) invented by Ralph Schneider.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Patience

Patience = Perfection

The ability to endure waiting, delay, or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset, or to persevere calmly when faced with difficulties.

In Buddhism, patience is one of the "perfections" that a bodhisattva trains in and practices to realize perfect enlightenment

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) west of Amesbury and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of Salisbury.
One of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones.
Archaeologists believe that the standing stones were erected around 2200 BC and the surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC.
The site and its surroundings were added to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1986, and it is also a legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Stonehenge itself is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage while the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust
Did you know... Stonehenge was constructed in three phases. It has been estimated that the three phases of the construction required more than thirty million hours of labour. Speculation on the reason it was built range from human sacrifice to astronomy.
Location Wiltshire, UK
OS Reference SU 122 422
Type of stone Bluestone, Sarsen, Welsh Sandstone
Access English Heritage - there is a charge to visit the stones
Extra notes Except on special occasions, visitors are unable to walk amongst the stones
Use the links to find out more... http://www.stonehenge.co.uk/about.htm

Monday, May 12, 2008

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Jane Austen was an English novelist whose books, set amongst the English middle and upper classes, are notable for their wit, social observation and insights into the lives of early 19th century women.
Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 in the village of Steventon in Hampshire. She was one of eight children of a clergyman and grew up in a close-knit family.
She began to write as a teenager. In 1801 the family moved to Bath. After the death of Jane's father in 1805 Jane, her sister Cassandra and their mother moved several times eventually settling in Chawton, near Steventon.
Jane's brother Henry helped her negotiate with a publisher and her first novel, 'Sense and Sensibility', appeared in 1811.
Her next novel 'Pride and Prejudice', which she described as her "own darling child" received highly favourable reviews. 'Mansfield Park' was published in 1814, then 'Emma' in 1816. 'Emma' was dedicated to the Prince Regent, an admirer of her work. All of Jane Austen's novels were published anonymously.
In 1816, Jane began to suffer from ill-health, probably due to Addison's disease. She travelled to Winchester to receive treatment, and died there on 18 July 1817. Two more novels, 'Persuasion' and 'Northanger Abbey' were published posthumously and a final novel was left incomplete.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Catch me when you can

Jack the Ripper

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Happiness after taking a bath

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