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Archiwum - Grudzień, 2009

English Idioms – TEA

16 gru

Idiomy wzbogacają język i są barwną częścią kultury każdego narodu. Czasami można je sensownie / logicznie uzasadnić a czasami nie. Np. „Jasne jak słońce” albo „Co ma piernik do wiatraka” – logiczne no nie? Ale np. „Wiercić komuś dziurę w brzuchu” czy „Raz na ruski rok” – logicznie nie da się wytłumaczyć.
Podobnie jest w angielskim: Once in a blue moon (= Raz na niebieski księżyc) to odpowiednik naszego ‚Raz na ruski rok’ – też trochę bez sensu ale za to barwne powiedzenie, ozdabia każde wypracowanie, w każdym języku.
Zagadka: co jest ang. odpowiednikiem naszego idiomu: ‚Nie ucz ojca dzieci robić’ ?
Odpowiedź: Don’t teach ………………………………………………..
Link to FOOD IDIOMS:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/theteacher/2009/03/090303_teacher_food_tea.shtml

 
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Konkurs

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LEOPARD – POLISH CAR

08 gru

     History of Leopard Automobile                                 

 

                                               


This car was designed by Zbysław Szwaja. It is produced and sold by his factory LEOPARD in Mielec. All his customers come from abroad. The price is very high: 130000 E. Its debut took place in Paris in 2005. The car is handmade and only 20 items per year leave the factory.

Here are technical data :

* Body: Aluminium, handcrafted
* Chassis: Tubular space frame
* Engine:
Aluminium V8 5967 ccm
405 hp (302 kW) at 6000 rpm,
542 Nm at 4400 rpm;
* Gearbox: 6-speed manual
* Brakes: Brembo 4-piston
* Performance:
* Acc. 0-100 kmh: less than 4 sec.
* Top speed: 250 kmh (regulated)
* Weight: 1150 kg
* Fuel tank capacity: 80 l

Leopard 

Authors: Maciek & Arek 1 aT

 
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50 worst cars

07 gru

This list was published by American monthly ‚Automotive Industry’ in 2007. Number 1: the worst car in the world is CROSLEY HOTSHOT – American car produced in 1949. It was hery heavy and very long : 1100 lb / 145 inches. In the consequence it was very slow and dangerous. Maximum speed was only 52 mph. They stopped its production in 1950.
  Next cars on this list are: 1957 King Midget III / Waterman Aerobile / 58 Ford Edsel / 56 Lotus Elite / 58 Zubdapp Janus / 61 Amphicar / 66 Peel Trident /71 Chrysler Imperial /Ford Pinto / 74 Jaguar XK / 75 Bricklin SV1 /75 Morgan Plus / 75 Trabant / 82 Camaro Iron / 84 Maserati / 85 Yugo / 98 Fiat Multipla

    
           Opracowanie: Michał Wiśniewski & Mateusz Rybicki

 
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HALLOWEEN

03 gru

Halloween
Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. It’s rooted in the Celtic festival but is today largely a secular celebration.

The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future.

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals.

During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes.

One symbol of this day is an apple, other is a pumpkin (empty inside).

By the 800s, the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands. In the seventh century, Pope Boniface IV designated November 1 All Saints’ Day, a time to honor saints and martyrs. It is widely believed today that the pope was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but church-sanctioned holiday. The celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints’ Day). Even later, in A.D. 1000, the church would make November 2 All Souls’ Day, a day to honor the dead. It was celebrated with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels, and devils. Together, the three celebrations, the eve of All Saints’, All Saints’, and All Souls’, were called Hallowmas.

In Poland many clubs organise lots of parties  and in cinemas are screened scarymovies . 

http://www.masterminds.pl/files_art/halloween.jpgAutor : Maciej Bruski & Arkadiusz Jastrzębski.

 
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