Strange Question 2

May 20, 2014  Written by Tim Sullivan   Published in A Tim Thought

Why do people say they “slept like a baby” when babies wake up every few hours?

Strange Question 1

May 20, 2014  Written by Tim Sullivan   Published in A Tim Thought

Can a short person “talk down” to a taller person?

THINK ABOUT IT :)

 

The Steve Jobs Time Capsule

May 20, 2014  Written by Tim Sullivan   Published in Did You Know....?, This, That & The Other

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At the Aspen International Design Conference in 1983, Steve Jobs (the founder of Apple Computers) gave a speech that spoke about the future of technology. He used a “Lisa Mouse” — one of the first computer mouse sold in shops during his presentation. After the presentation, the people who were there donated various items to be put in a time capsule, and Jobs donated the Lisa mouse that helped him in his presentation. The capsule was called the “Aspen Time Tube”, and buried in an Aspen field for excavation years later. Unfortunately, the time capsule was lost — until now.

Lisa mouse

During  the filming of a T.V show in America which searches for artefacts from the past, they discovered the long lost time capsule and inside they found the mouse as well as all the other things that were donated on that day.

What would you put in a time capsule for others to find in the future?

 

 

Click below for some listening activities

May 19, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Language Learning Tools

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1st Academy Awards (Oscars)

May 16, 2014  Written by Tim Sullivan   Published in On This Day

On this day in 1929 the first anual Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles. The reason for the event was to honour the best movies of 1927 to 1928. Believe it or not the full ceromony only lasted for 15 minutes and was held in  Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Tickets for this special night only cost five dollars and 270 people attended.

 

What was your favourite move this year?

 

 

listening to BBC-Click on the pictures and listen

May 13, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Did You Know....?, Language Learning Tools

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Who inspires you?

May 13, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Did You Know....?, Language Learning Tools

Is it a famous person? an artist? an activist? a rebel? a scientist?

Is it someone closer to home?

Send us a short paragraph on who inspires you.

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COCA-COLA

May 08, 2014  Written by Tim Sullivan   Published in On This Day

On this day in 1886 a pharmasist called Jonh Pemberton started to sell a new drink that he invented called.Coca-Cola logo.svg .The fizzy drink that we all love was first sold as a medicine and he told people that is could cure many different illnesses. 

(John Pemberton)

Did you ever want to make your own Coca-Cola?

Ingredients

  • Carbonated water
  • Sugar (High Fructose Corn-Syrup depending on country of origin)
  • Caffeine
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Caramel Colour
  • Natural flavorings

A can of Coke (355 ml) has 39 grams of carbohydrates (all from sugar, approximately 10 teaspoons), 50 mg of sodium, 0 grams fat, 0 grams potassium, and 140 calories.

What is you favourite soft drink?

Let me know!

 

 

Do open plan offices help you work?

May 08, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Did You Know....?

Open plan offices are they the way forward?

Do they make work more productive?

What levels of noise do you have in these offices?

Click on the picture below to listen to the radio programme about it.

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Melilla in flower

May 07, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Did You Know....?

Melilla has celebrated the power of flowers and has nicely decorated the city with flower displays .Below is a picture of how other cities celebrate.

Send us some pictures of Melilla in flower  and why you like them?

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Click on the picture to see some more!

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