On an almost weekly basis, there is a news story about a woman being kicked out of an establishment for breastfeeding her baby. Restaurants, public pools, churches, art museums, courts of law, schools, and retail stores, including Target, American Girl Store, and ironically, Victoria's Secret, have all been sites of skirmishes over a woman's right to nurse.
For a good exercise in impromptu storytelling, try performing a well-known fairy tale in one minute flat. Drama classes and acting troupes alike can use the “60 Second Fairy Tale” to sharpen improvisational skills. It's also a great game for families and kids. How to Play Your cast size should be at least three people.
Après and Avant convey a notion of time or space. Après refers to doing something after while Avant refers to doing something before. Je le retrouve après/avant le déjeuner I'll meet up with him after/before lunch Après/avant le bois, il y a un chemin After/before the wood, there is a path Derriere and Devant convey a notion of precise space.
The Cabinet, or Ministry, is the center of the Canadian federal government and the head of the executive branch. Led by the country's prime minister, the Cabinet directs the federal government by determining priorities and policies, as well as ensuring their implementation. The members of the Cabinet are called ministers, and each has specific responsibilities affecting critical areas of national policy and law.
Here are idioms with the verb draw in English. For each idiom, study the definition and read the example sentences. Next, take the quiz to check your knowledge of what you've learned. To learn more idioms, you can also use short stories providing idioms in context. Draw a Blank Use draw a blank to express that you do not know the answer to a question: I'm afraid I'm drawing a blank.
Children across New England are familiar with the works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, whose "Paul Revere's Ride" has been recited at many a grade school pageant. Longfellow, born in Maine in 1807, became an epic poet of sorts for American history, writing about the American Revolution in the way bards of old wrote about conquests across Europe.
The Red Terror was a program of mass repression, class extermination and execution carried out by the Bolshevik government during the Russian Civil War. The Russian Revolutions In 1917 several decades of institutional decay, chronic mismanagement, rising political awareness, and a terrible war caused the Tsarist regime in Russia to be confronted by such a large rebellion, including the loss of the military's loyalty, that two parallel regimes were able to take power in Russia: a liberal Provisional Government, and a socialist soviet.
In a perfect world, school budgets would overflow with cash for the classroom. Teachers could buy all the supplies they need to optimally instruct their students. The words taxes, deductions, and receipts would apply only to our personal finances. Welcome to reality, teachers. Teaching in the 21st century means you are most likely cash-strapped and scrounging for even the most basic supplies.
"Bones," a FOX television series starring Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance Brennan and David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, is one of my favorite "fun" television shows. Bones is based on the Kathy Reich's novels that I also enjoy. I love Emily Deschanel's acting, and I can't resist digging into French ancestry when presented with the opportunity…Yes, Deschanel Is French The Deschanel surname, as it sounds, is French.
A cliche is a common phrase that has been overused. In general, cliches are to be avoided. In reality, they are not avoided - that's why they are cliches! Understanding popular cliches is especially important for English learners because they provide a deeper understanding of set phrases - or 'chunks' of language.
What do you think is the most beautiful-sounding word in English? Consider these unpredictable choices by well-known writers, and then encourage your students to write about their favorite words. In a "Beautiful Words" contest held in 1911 by the Public Speaking Club of America, several submissions were deemed "insufficiently beautiful," among them grace, truth, and justice .
When we speak of "nasal" vowels in French, we are referring to certain characteristically French vowel sounds that are produced by expelling air through the nose. All other French vowels sounds are pronounced mainly through the mouth, with no obstruction of the lips, tongue or throat. Nasal Vowels and Nasal Consonants Vowels followed by m or n, as in the words un , on and an, are nasal.
An international business degree, or global business degree as it is sometimes known, is an academic degree with a focus on international business markets. International business is a term used to describe any business transaction (buying or selling) that takes place across international borders. For example, if an American company decided to expand their operations into China, they would be participating in international business since they are conducting commercial transactions across an international border.
From 1527 to 1532, brothers Huáscar and Atahualpa fought over the Inca Empire. Their father, Inca Huayna Capac, had allowed each to rule a part of the Empire as regent during his reign: Huáscar in Cuzco and Atahualpa in Quito. When Huayna Capac and his heir apparent, Ninan Cuyuchi, died in 1527 (some sources say as early as 1525), Atahualpa and Huáscar went to war over who would succeed their father.
Godfrey Hardy (1877-1947), an English mathematician, and Wilhelm Weinberg (1862-1937), a German physician, both found a way to link genetic probability and evolution in the early 20th century. Hardy and Weinberg independently worked on finding a mathematical equation to explain the link between genetic equilibrium and evolution in a population of species.
Innuendo is a subtle or indirect observation about a person or thing, usually of a salacious, critical, or disparaging nature. Also called insinuation . In "An Account of Innuendo," Bruce Fraser defines the term as "an implied message in the form of an allegation whose content constitutes some sort of unwanted ascription towards the target of the comment" ( Perspectives on Semantics, Pragmatics, and Discourse , 2001).
Archaeologists working in the Andes traditionally divide the cultural development of the Peruvian civilizations into 12 periods, from the Preceramic period (ca 9500 BC) through the Late Horizon and into the Spanish conquest (1534 CE). This sequence was initially created by archaeologists John H. Rowe and Edward Lanning and it was based on the ceramic style and radiocarbon dates from the Ica Valley of the South Coast of Peru, and later extended to the whole region.
French negation can be tricky. Normally, to make a statement negative you need to surround the conjugated verb with the formal French negative adverb ne…pas . However, if you've ever watched French movies or television, or chatted with native speakers, you have almost certainly heard pas (or another negative adverb) used without ne , because this is a typical construction, characteristic of informal and familiar French.
All children have favorite foods and least favorite foods, but they may not know the words to use to describe those foods or understand how our taste buds work. A taste test experiment is a fun at-home experiment for all ages. Younger kids can learn about different flavors and learn the vocabulary to describe them, while older children can figure out for themselves which parts of her tongue are sensitive to which tastes.
For some students, writing a long paper is a breeze. For others, the thought of writing a ten-page paper is dreadful. For them, it seems like every time they get an assignment, they write all of the information they can think of and end up a few pages short. For students who struggle to come up with a lengthy paper, it might be helpful to start with an outline, complete a first draft of the paper, then fill in sub-topics under the main topics of your outline.
If you think that masculine nouns in Spanish are always used with referring to males and feminine nouns when referring to females, your assumption would be wrong - especially when talking about animals. Like most nouns, the names for nearly all animals are either masculine or feminine. For example, the word for giraffe, jirafa is feminine, and it can be used when referring to any giraffe, whether male or female.