вторник, 11 ноября 2014 г.

November 11 - International Energy Saving Day


International Energy Saving Day is held each year on 11 November since 2008, when the international SPARE network initiated it to draw attention to the importance of saving energy.
Energy saving is very important for improving the environment in the place where we live, and on the whole planet. Energy saving allows us to obtain the necessary energy services and to conserve natural resources that are permanently burned for heat and electricity, polluting the environment. Saving energy saves money because we pay a lot for energy and saving helps to reduce the contribution of mankind in climate change. Energy efficiency plays an important role in the preservation of natural resources. Every year in many countries, on 11th of November there are practical actions on saving electricity, insulation of houses, seminars on energy saving technologies, information campaigns, exhibitions and much more. This year the International Day for energy saving will be a variety of activities - from the practical measures for insulation classes to street protests, which will bring together students, educators, environmental organizations, government officials and experts from research institutes. This holiday is a great opportunity to talk about energy saving and renewable energy sources. 
Why is it so important to save energy? Do you have any ideas about the activities to be held today?

среда, 22 октября 2014 г.

How to Choose the Right Career



Choosing the right career can be difficult, but having a defined career direction will help you with getting a job. But with a little hard work, some planning, and some serious self-reflection, you can set yourself on a path towards a fruitful, fulfilling career that can provide for you and your family.  

Look through the list of tips and warnings and comment on them.

Tips
  • For example, if you like playing video games, consider becoming a video game designer, programmer, or QA specialist.
  • If you like drawing or art, consider becoming a graphic designer.
  • If you like sports, consider going into teaching and getting certified as a coach.
  • People rarely know right away what career they should be in and it takes most people several years to settle into the path they will follow. Don’t feel like you’re behind!
  • If you don’t like your career, change it! Sometimes it takes more work, especially if you’re older, but it’s possible for anyone.
  • It’s not the end of the world if you choose a career that isn’t something you dreamed of doing ever since you were little. If you have a job that doesn’t make you miserable but which securely provides for your and your family’s future, you will be surprised how happy you feel about your life and career.
Warnings
  • Be wary of any job which promises easy money. There is rarely any such thing.
  • Don’t get pulled into any financial pyramids. These can land you in debt or even prison.
  • Be wary of jobs offered overseas. Thoroughly research any company before traveling to take a job.

четверг, 28 августа 2014 г.

September 1


Comment on the quotes:


"Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later." - Dana Stewart Scott
"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it."
- Albert Einstein
"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." - Sydney J. Harris
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught." - Oscar Wilde
"The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson." - Tom Bodett
"Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it." - Edmund Burke
"School prepares you for the real world... which also bites." - Jim Benton

суббота, 9 августа 2014 г.

SUMMER

Summer is the stuff of dreams. When adults sit at their desks, and children sit in school, they dream of summer. Summer is the time of infinite fun. The day seems to last forever, and the fun never stops. It is a time of romance, excitement and an enhanced enjoyment of life. Somehow summer never seems to last long enough. It is always over before we get a chance to fully experience its power. This is true of all things wonderful. They always seem too short. I hope your holidays will be great!

пятница, 16 мая 2014 г.

International Family Day



The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993  and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. In its resolution, the General Assembly also noted that the family-related provisions of the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits of the 1990s and their follow-up processes continue to provide policy guidance on ways to strengthen family-centred components of policies and programmes as part of an integrated comprehensive approach to development. The International Day of Families has inspired a series of awareness-raising events, including national family days. In many countries, that day provides an opportunity to highlight different areas of interest and importance to families. Activities include workshops and conferences, radio and television programmes, newspaper articles and cultural programmes highlighting relevant themes.The International Day of Families in 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family and offers an opportunity to refocus on the role of families in development; take stock of recent trends in family policy development; share good practices in family policy making; review challenges faced by families worldwide and recommend solutions.
 How do you celebrate this day?

среда, 23 апреля 2014 г.

April 23 is English Language Day




It coincides with William Shakespeare’s birthday and World Book and Copyright Day. English Language Day aims to entertain and inform people about the history, culture and achievements associated with the language. The day often features book-reading events, English quizzes, poetry and literature exchanges, and other activities that promote the English language. English is one of the two working languages of the UN Secretariat and one of the organization’s six official languages. English is often referred to as a "world language", or the lingua franca (bridge language or common language used by speakers of different languages) of the modern era because it is widely spoken. The UN first celebrated English Language Day on April 23, 2010. For a language that was used by only 3 tribes about 1500 years ago, English has official or special status in at least 75 countries with a total population of over two billion. It has three-times more non-native speakers than native speakers. No other language comes close to matching that, and it is that that makes English global. It is the modern lingua franca, the language used by the Russians to talk to the Nigerians, the Germans to talk to the Spanish, the Chinese to talk to the Brazilians…
What activities can you offer to celebrate English Language Day?