суббота, 30 апреля 2011 г.

Wills and Kate: The Royal Love Story

  • The couple's meeting couldn't have been scripted better: When Kate Middleton first met Prince William, she (who was a year ahead of William) made a gesture resembling an awkward half-curtsy. William, who had been attempting to play down his royal status and fit in with the rest of his classmates, was taken so off-guard that he spilled his drink all over himself.
  • The two were fast friends and ran in similar social circles but had no idea that a royal romance was in the cards -- Kate was already involved with someone, and William wasn't looking for a serious relationship. But things would change at a St. Andrews fundraising fashion show. Kate was asked to model a $ 45 Charlotte Todd sheer, strapless dress. William made sure to reserve a  front-row seat to cheer on his friend.
  • Still friends, in the autumn of 2002  William and three friends moved into a house in the center of St. Andrews - one of these friends was Kate. Although many people thought  that the attractive couple was more than just roommates, Kate and William denied anything but a great friendship.
  • In April of 2004,William and Kate were photographed waiting in line for a ski lift in the Swiss mountains. The shot of William gazing lovingly at Kate, published in the Sun newspaper,  verified once and for all for the public that Prince William and Kate Middleton were more than just friends.
  • In December of 2006, Queen Elizabeth herself invited Kate to attend the royal Christmas lunch. Although Kate respectfully declined the invitation in favor of spending time with her own family, it was a gesture that meant the royal family was ready for a new member.
  • The two continued to date for the next three years, and in November 2010, made history when they announced their engagement. 
  • Finally Prince William and Kate Middleton became husband and wife - and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - at London's Westminster Abbey this morning.
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пятница, 29 апреля 2011 г.

The ROYAL WEDDING of Prince William and Kate Middleton


The Queen has given the title of the Duke of Cambridge to Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton will be Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge. Media speculates, that this title was chosen because the last Duke of Cambridge also married a commoner for love. Prince William will be the 3rd Duke of Cambridge.

понедельник, 11 апреля 2011 г.

Celebrating Yuri Gagarin's First Orbit

Celebrating Yuri Gagarin's First Orbit from British Council on Vimeo.
To mark the 50th anniversary of manned space flight, the British Council has supported a feature-length film that weaves historic audio recordings of Yuri Gagarin's inaugural journey with new footage of his orbital route.

The global premiere of the full film can be seen on 12 April at youtube.com/​firstorbit

возможности использования Wordle в изучении английского языка

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

Инструмент Wordle позволяет создавать “облака слов”, в эти облака можно превратить любой линейный текст.  Слово становится больше или меньше в зависимости от частотности его употребления в тексте. Процедура создания облака очень проста. Вы вводите текст в специальное поле, выбираете цвет облака, его форму и пр. Нажимаете кнопку и все готово!  
Ученики могут выделять наиболее важные слова в текстах для их дальнейшего запоминания или анализа, использовать полученные облака слов в качестве основы (плана) рассказа или презентации. Преподаватели английского языка могут использовать облака, полученные в в результате трансформации текста, в качестве задания перед аудированием или чтением.

Wordle: Humpty-DumptyHumpty-Dumpty
Sat on a wall,
Had a great fall;
All the King's horses
And all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty
Together again.

воскресенье, 10 апреля 2011 г.

Window on Britain - девятиклассникам.

Ребята, предлагаю еще раз посмотреть фильм и вспомнить все о Британских школах.

Добро пожаловать!

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