Law Enforcement and Crime

Who doesn’t know this opening-theme song?

“Who are you? / Who, who, who, who? / Who are you? / Who, who, who, who? / I really wanna know…… (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?) / Oh, come on tell me, who are you, you, you, oh, you?”

How about taking a look at some vocabulary for Law Enforcement and Crime?

Silvia


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Writing – Using Numbers

In this post from University of Bristol, you’ll find out how to make sure you use numbers in the right way:

Improve your writing – Using numbers

Exercises

See ya,

Silvia

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What are they like? – Personality

What are your friends like? Can you match the words for different kinds of personality and the descriptions?

Nice study.

Silvia

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What do they look like?

Describing people – Can you guess the person?

Let’s practice!

Silvia

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Bloody, bloody Hell (Claro)!!

It’s a bloody hot day in Rio Claro, isn’t it?

Where the bloody hell is the rain?

Bloody Hell!!!

The Cambridge Dictionary defines the expression Bloody Hell as: a rude way of expressing great anger.

And it defines the word bloody as: used to express anger or to emphasize what you are saying in a slightly rude way.

To help you understant better those words, we have some bloody videos!!!

  • An explanation for Bloody:
  • A (bloody scary) explanation for Bloody Hell:
  • And lots of Bloody Hell in Harry Potter movies:

Hope you all have enjoyed these bloody videos!

Luna

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Bonfire Night

Howdy,

Today is holiday!! On 5 November every year, it iscelebrated Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawkes’ Night). 
People all around England lit bonfires    and enjoy fireworks displays.
 
On top of the fire is a “guy” (like a scarecrow ).

They do these things because they’re remembering when the King of England, James l, and the Houses of Parliament were nearly blown up   with gunpowder .

Let’s learn more about this vocabulary. Lessons on:

Let’s party!!

Silvia

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Shakespeare’s birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon

Cheers!!

Today we’re reporting from Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, a city about 2 hours of bus drive from London:

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Stratford-upon-Avon is a beautiful small city where most of the houses were built during the Tudor Style, which  is the final development of medieval architecture during the Tudor period (1485–1603). It’s lovely, really.

City of William Shakespeare, whose writings greatly influenced the entire English language. Prior to and during Shakespeare’s time, the grammar and rules of English were not fixed. But once Shakespeare’s plays became popular in the late seventeenth and eighteenth century, they helped contribute to the standardization of the English language.

So, let’s take this opportunity to learn a little bit about this poet and dramaturg on this online class I’ve selected just for you on BBC Learning English.com:

Shakespeare 

Shalespeare

William Shakespeare

Some of the vocabulary we’ll see in this program are: 

dramaturg
an academic who works with theatre companies as a consultant

timeless
an adjective describing a work of art that has an effect on an audience that doesn’t change over time

to stand the test of time
a phrase used to describe a work of art that retains an appeal over time

to last
stories which ‘last’ are timeless stories

I hope you all enjoy.

And, as they say arond here: I see you if I see you!!

Silvia

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