Sunday, November 7, 2010

Speaking Test 1 - Brainstorming

Try to answer this this question by leaving a comment below.

Where would you like to be in five year's time?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weekend Humour

A lesson to be learned from typing the wrong email address!
(I received this as usual from a friend, hope you like it!)
A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier.
Because of their hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel plans, so the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day.
The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email.
Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband's funeral. He was a minister who was called home to his heavenly glory following a heart attack. The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:
To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I've Arrived
Date: December 6, 2009

I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I've just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

P.S. Sure is freaking hot down here. 
Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Roof lawns

Swissinfo 'Roof lawns'
This should be interesting for you on more than one level. Watch the Swissinfo video by clicking on the link above. Share your thoughts on the impact this trend could have on business and the environment by posting a comment below.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Study feedback

Hey there,
How's it going?  I've been checking the online tests regularly and it seems that you all still have some things to take care of before the end of this month.  Please be sure to finish your Writing, Listening and Reading tests by the 31st of July.  How is it going with the revision work, vocabulary practice, etc?  If you'd like to share your thoughts, tips, complaints, why not express yourselves here and share the load?

Friday, July 16, 2010

'Why do we travel?'

That's a good question, isn't it?  We all travel for a reason, with expectations in mind.  Sometimes we come back disappointed, other times we come back feeling as if we've been away for ages, refreshed and raring to go.  The New York Times has poised this question to its readers, who are invited to submit one or two travel photos and tell their backstory.  Prompt questions include "Where did you go and why? What’s happening in your photo? What does it mean to you?".   A selection of the best un-retouched images from 2010 will appear in the NYTimes Travel section.  This is a picture I took.  Can you guess the answers?  Share your thoughts by clicking the pencil below.  

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Big Final: Spain vs. Holland... ask Paul the Octopus

Who do you think will win on Sunday?  Is it going to be the Dutch or will the Spanish team take over the lead and win the championship? Watch the video above about Paul the Octopus, share your views with us.  Just click on the pencil below, give us your prediction and comments and don't forget to include your name.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Weekly task 25 June - 2 July

What are your views on the 'Dog School' law that's been introduced here in Switzerland? On the left sidebar click on to swissinfo's short video about the subject, then leave a comment below.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Weekly task 11 June - 18 June

The World Cup

In view of the recent events surrounding Greece's economic turmoil, who not too long ago hosted the Summer Olympics, do you think the FIFA World Cup in South Africa will give the country's economy a boost or run them into debt?  Why?

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Weekly task 31 May - 11 June

1.) Write a comment here about something you have either watched or read on our blog.  You may also comment on the content in general or make a suggestion on something you think we should include. 
2.) Comment on something that someone else from the class has written.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

All aboard!

Hello there mate!
This is your captain speaking.
I'd like to welcome you to join me in creating our very own class blog. As this is our maiden voyage, may I remind you that there may be some inclement weather ahead. There may be turbulence, black holes, or we may even get stuck in something -iki, but it's full steam ahead! Let's blog our way to a successful exam!
Over and out!

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