Groundbreaking theaters that exist around the globe

A movie theater or movie theatre (also called a cinema, movie house, film house, film theater or picture house) is a venue, usually a building, for viewing movies (films), for entertainment. Most but not all movie theaters are commercial operations catering to the general public, who attend by purchasing aticket. The movie is projected with… Read More

Confusing words: Lay and Lie Part II

In general, irregular verbs are troublesome to learn. Regular verbs create their past and past participle forms by adding “d” or “ed” to the stem of their infinitives (love, loved, loved), but irregular verbs create past and past participle forms by altering their stems in unpredictable ways. A number of common irregular verbs give people… Read More

Adulthood does change your perpective on life

  I am at the beginning of my 50’s, that’s half a century, and I know that I am aging. I also notice that along the way, my habits have changed, for better or worse. I believe in aging with dignity, and above all, with a sense of humour: “as long as you can laugh… Read More

A genialidade lingüística dos bebês – The linguistic genius of babies

No TEDxRainier, Patricia Kuhl apresentou resultados surpreendentes sobre como os bebês aprendem uma língua sobre outra -, ouvindo os seres humanos ao seu redor e “fazendo estatísticas” sobre os sons que eles precisam saber. Experimentos de laboratório (e tomografias cerebrais) mostram como os bebês de 6 meses de idade, usam um raciocínio sofisticado para entender… Read More

How Did These Fruits Get Their Names in English?

How Kiwifruits Got Their Name Kiwifruit were first found in the Chang Kiang Valley of China and as they spread to other parts of the world, they were called Chinese gooseberries. They were named ‘kiwifruit’ in the mid twentieth century. The new name refers to the furry covering that resembles the kiwi bird. Kiwifruits in… Read More

Movie quizz: can you guess the 45 movies from the soundtrack?

  #1 – Star Wars #2 – Once upon a time in the west #3 – Simpsons – The Movie #4 – Ghostbusters #5 – Beverly Hills Cop #6 – Pink Panther #7 – Star Trek #8 – Terminator 2 #9 – Mission Impossible #10 – Lion King #11 – Pulp Fiction #12 – Pirates… Read More