Daily Archives: May 5, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 05/05/2019


Horoscope ♉:
05/05/2019

You might not be able to concentrate on your work today, Taurus. Your head may be in the clouds and your eye for detail could fail you somewhat. Needless to say, this isn’t a good day to tackle new, difficult, or complicated tasks. Concentrate on routines that you can do without thinking. That way you will get through the day without making yourself crazy.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Hidrellez Festival


Today’s Holiday:
Hidrellez Festival

The Hidrellez Festival is observed in Turkey every May 6. It is marked as the day that two prophets, Hizir and Ilyas, met each other on Earth; the word Hidrellez is a fusing of the two names. The festival is a joyous celebration of the coming of spring. People prepare for Hidrellez by thoroughly cleaning their homes; they also purchase fresh new clothes to wear for the Hidrellez Festival, and prepare special food, such as fresh lamb or lamb’s liver. On Hidrellez night, people leave purses and pantries open and put out food bowls, in the belief that Hizir will bring abundance to the homes he visits. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Orson Welles (1915)


Today’s Birthday:
Orson Welles (1915)

Welles began acting on stage at 16 and made his Broadway debut in 1934. In 1937, he and John Houseman formed the Mercury Theatre, creating a series of radio dramas and winning notoriety with their panic-producing broadcast of War of the Worlds. Welles then moved to Hollywood, where, at age 26, he cowrote, directed, produced, and acted in the classic Citizen Kane, considered among the most influential movies in film history. What other films did Welles direct? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin, Ireland (1882)


This Day in History:
Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin, Ireland (1882)

In 1882, Lord Frederick Cavendish, British secretary for Ireland, and Thomas Henry Burke, his undersecretary, were assassinated as they were walking in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. They were stabbed to death by members of a radical splinter group of the Fenian movement called the “Invincibles.” Two of those arrested turned state’s evidence, five were hanged, and three were sentenced to prison. What was the political aftermath of the assassinations? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: John F. Kennedy


Quote of the Day:
John F. Kennedy

Not every child has an equal talent or an equal ability or equal motivation, but they should have the equal right to develop their talent and their ability and their motivation, to make something of themselves. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Aeolipile


Article of the Day:
Aeolipile

Invented in the first century by Greek mathematician Hero of Alexandria, the Hero engine, or aeolipile, is a steam-powered device that illustrates the reactive forces of a gas jet. It usually consists of a mounted spherical vessel equipped with angled nozzles that release steam in opposite directions, causing rotational movement. The world’s first steam engine, Hero’s aeolipile was a forerunner of the modern jet engine. Its name derives from a term meaning “ball of Aeolus.” Who was Aeolus? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: deny (one)self


Idiom of the Day:
deny (one)self

To deprive oneself of something. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: witticism


Word of the Day:
witticism

Definition: (noun) A remark or expression characterized by cleverness in perception and choice of words.

Synonyms: quip, sally, pun, one-liner, riposte, pleasantry, repartee, epigram, bon mot

Usage: They received his witticism with a piercing shriek of laughter.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “California Dreamin The Mamas and The Papas” on YouTube


All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown)
And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)
I’ve been for a walk (I’ve been for a walk)
On a winter’s day (on a winter’s day)
I’d be safe and warm (I’d be safe and warm)
If I was in L.A. (if I was in L.A.)

California dreamin’ (California dreamin’)
On such a winter’s day
Stopped into a church
I passed along the way
Well, I got down on my knees (got down on my knees)
And I pretend to pray (I pretend to pray)
You know the preacher like the cold (preacher like the cold)
He knows I’m gonna stay (knows I’m gonna stay)
California dreamin’ (California dreamin’)
On such a winter’s day
All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown)
And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)
I’ve been for a walk (I’ve been for a walk)
On a winter’s day (on a winter’s day)
If I didn’t tell her (if I didn’t tell her)
I could leave today (I could leave today)
California dreamin’ (California dreamin’)
On such a winter’s day (California dreamin’)
On such a winter’s day (California dreamin’)
On such a winter’s day
Songwriters: John Edmund Andrew Phillips / Michelle Gilliam
California Dreamin lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Watch “The Mamas & The Papas – Monday Monday” on YouTube


Bah-da bah-da-da-da
Bah-da bah-da-da-da
Bah-da bah-da-da-da

Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin´, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday mornin´, Monday mornin´ couldn´t guarantee
That Monday evenin´ you would still be here with me

Monday, Monday, can´t trust that day
Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday mornin´ you gave me no warnin´ of what was to be
Oh Monday, Monday, how could you leave and not take me

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
A-you can find me cryin´ all of the time

Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin´, it was all I hoped it would be
But Monday mornin´, Monday mornin´ couldn´t guarantee
That Monday evenin´ you would still be here with me

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
A-you can find me cryin´ all of the time

Monday, Monday, can´t trust that day
Monday, Monday, it just turns out that way
Oh Monday, Monday, won´t go away
Monday, Monday, it´s here to stay
Oh Monday, Monday
Oh Monday, Monday

Songwriters: John Edmund Andrew Phillips
Monday Monday lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Watch “Kids Explain: Adultery” on YouTube


Watch “40 Common English Words” on YouTube. ( from englishteacheradriana.com ) Mention: don’t let Casual get in the way of Formal language, speech or even…thought!


40 Common English Words • English with Adriana

Below you will find the 40 Common English Words we went through in the video lesson

Honest

Sincere: (of a person) saying what they genuinely feel or believe

For example: I’m sure he is a sincere person

Frank: Open, honest, direct in speech or writing

For example: to be frank, I don’t know

Blunt: Uncompromisingly forthright

For example:  I have to be blunt.  I don’t like your wedding dress

Forthright: Direct and outspoken

For example: You’re right, it would be nice if she’d be forthright

Admit:

Confess: Admit that one has committed a crime or done something wrong

For example: She confessed that she had damaged the car.

Reveal: make (previously unknown or secret information) known to others.

For example: Mary’s husband was forced to reveal Mary’s whereabouts

Avow: Assert or confess openly

For example: He avowed his change of faith.

Cry

Weep: To shed tears

For example: he wept bitter tears at her cruelty

Sob: Cry noisily, making loud convulsive gasps

For example: she broke down and sobbed like a child

Bawl: Weep or cry nosily

For example: I bawled my eyes out when I heard the bad news.

Fat

Plump: Rather fat

For example: A rather plump girl began to walk towards them.

Overweight: Above a weight considered normal or desirable

For example: It’s time to admit she’s overweight.

Flabby: Soft, loose, and fleshy

For example: This exercise helps to flatten a flabby stomach.

Chubby: plump and rounded.

Boring

Tedious: Too long, slow, or dull

For example: It really was a tedious journey.

Dull: Lacking interest or excitement

For example: “your laerning doesn’t have to be dull and boring”

Uninteresting: Not arousing curiosity or interest

For example: The scenery was uninteresting.

Tiresome: Causing one to feel bored or annoyed

For example: His speech was quite tiresome.

Rude

Impolite: Not having or showing good manners

For example: It would’ve been impolite to refuse the invitation.

Insolent: Showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect

For example: She hated the insolent tone of his voice.

Impudent: Not showing due respect for another person

For example: His thoughts are impudent to say the least.

Cheeky: showing a lack of respect or politeness in a way that is amusing or appealing.

For example: His thoughts are impudent to say the least.

Begin

Start: Begin from a particular point in time or space

For example: The season starts in September.

Initiate: Cause (a process or action) to begin

For example: The project was initiated by me.

Launch: Start or set in motion

For example: He’s begun by launching an emotive advertising campaign.

Commence: Begin

For example: His design team commenced work.

Embark: Begin (a course of action)

For example: She embarked on a new career.

Exactly

Precisely: In exact terms; without vagueness

For example: The guidelines were precisely defined.

Completely: Totally; utterly… not lacking anything

For example: That story is completely true.

Absolutely with no qualification, restriction, or limitation; totally.

For example: He absolutely adores his car.

Laugh

Chuckle: Laugh quietly or inwardly

For example:  I chucked at the surprise on her face

Giggle: Laugh lightly and repeatedly in a silly way

For example: they giggled at some private joke

 Cackle: Laugh in a rough, harsh way

For example: the witch cackled at the end of the story

 Snigger: Laugh in a scornful way

They kept sniggering at her

 

I got 100% on Mismatch! Can you?


I got 100% on Mismatch! Can you?

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I got 100% on Match Up! Can you?


I got 100% on Match Up! Can you?

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Horoscope ♉: 05/05/2019


Horoscope ♉:
05/05/2019

You might not be able to concentrate on your work today, Taurus. Your head may be in the clouds and your eye for detail could fail you somewhat. Needless to say, this isn’t a good day to tackle new, difficult, or complicated tasks. Concentrate on routines that you can do without thinking. That way you will get through the day without making yourself crazy.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Ethiopia Patriots’ Victory Day


Today’s Holiday:
Ethiopia Patriots’ Victory Day

Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia made a grand entrance into the capital city, Addis Ababa, on May 5, 1941, to mark the end of the Italian occupation. Exactly five years earlier, the Italians had initiated a period of occupation. However, the intervention of British forces and other Allies, as well as the heroics of Ethiopian patriots, helped preserve Ethiopia’s independence. In Addis Ababa, government leaders, diplomats, patriot associations, and city residents turn out to honor veterans who fought in the resistance movement between 1935 and 1941. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Eugénia María de Montijo de Guzmán (1826)


Today’s Birthday:
Eugénia María de Montijo de Guzmán (1826)

The daughter of a Spanish noble, Eugénia married Napoleon III in 1853 and became the empress of France. She took an active role in the politics of the Second Empire, acting as regent when her husband was at war. She also encouraged French opposition to a Prussian candidate for the Spanish throne in the controversy that precipitated the Franco-Prussian War. Deposed after Napoleon’s defeat and capture, she fled and settled in England. Why was her marriage to Napoleon controversial? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Grand Opening of New York City’s Carnegie Hall (1891)


This Day in History:
Grand Opening of New York City’s Carnegie Hall (1891)

Carnegie Hall has long been the most famous concert hall in the US. Admired for its beauty and superb acoustics, it was designed in a Neo-Italian Renaissance style by architect William Burnet Tuthill and was endowed by industrialist Andrew Carnegie at the insistence of conductor Walter Damrosch. Pyotr Tchaikovsky was the guest of honor at its opening. The venue was slated for demolition in the 1950s but was saved by a public outcry. What was it called before it was named after Carnegie in 1893? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Washington Irving


Quote of the Day:
Washington Irving

The land of literature is a fairy-land to those who view it at a distance, but, like all other landscapes, the charm fades on a nearer approach, and the thorns and briars become visible. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Vlad III the Impaler: The Original Dracula


Article of the Day:
Vlad III the Impaler: The Original Dracula

Vlad III, son of Prince Vlad Dracul, briefly ruled Wallachia in the mid-15th century. Known as Dracula, meaning “Son of the Dragon” or “Son of the Devil,” Vlad lived up to his moniker. He ruled with terrible cruelty, impaling tens of thousands and earning his own nickname—”the Impaler.” The novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, although not based on Vlad’s historical exploits, introduced the name Dracula to a global audience. What other execution methods are said to have been favored by Vlad? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: dead of night


Idiom of the Day:
dead of night

The middle of the night. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: decennium


Word of the Day:
decennium

Definition: (noun) A period of 10 years.

Synonyms: decade

Usage: The past decennium has seen many technological advances, but I sometimes wonder if humanity would have been better off without them.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch