Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Váy đầm phụ nữ

Học các từ mô tả quần áo tiếng Anh qua hình :

The site uses images to explain objects.

Skirts (1 of 3): clothing going downwards from the waist.
Straight skirt: skirt which has a straight cut.
A-line skirt: skirt widening downwards.
Box pleated skirt: skirt widening downwards and provided with pleats.
Fly skirt: skirt with an opening.
Sheath: fitted skirt.
Fix bos pleat skirt: fabric part folded up so that the edges of the foldings meet and form a hollow.
8 panel skirt: skirt provided with 8 panels of fabric.
4 panel skirt: skirt provided with 4 panels of fabric.
6 panel skirt: skirt provided with 6 panels of fabric.
Fall skirt: skirt provided with a hunging piece.

Views on marriage by children...


You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.

- Alan, age 10

No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.

- Kristen, age 10


Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.

- Camille, age 10

No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married.

- Freddie, age 6 (very wise for his age)


You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.

- Derrick, age 8


Both don’t want any more kids.

- Lori, age 8


Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.

- Lynnette, age 8

On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that Usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.

- Martin, age 10


I’d run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.

-Craig, age 9


When they’re rich.

- Pam, age 7

The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that.

- Curt, age 7

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do.

- Howard, age 8


I don’t know which is better, but I’ll tell you one thing. I’m never going to have sex with my wife. I don’t want to be all grossed out.

- Theodore, age 8

It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.

- Anita, age 9


There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there?

- Kelvin, age 8

And the #1 Favorite is……..


Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.

- Ricky, age 10

Đăng ký: Hoc tieng anh

Monday, July 29, 2013

weather idioms

Người Anh rất thích sử dụng các thành ngữ liên quan đến thời tiết , luyện tập các thành nghữ bên dưới dể làm phong phú vốn từ vựng của bạn:

As right as rain - Feeling fine and healthy.

Take a rain check - Ask to rearrange a meeting.

Come rain or shine - no matter what the weather/situation.

On cloud nine - extremely happy.

Rain on my parade - if someone rains on your parade, they ruin your pleasure or plans.

Throw caution to the wind - forget all your commitments and do something crazy.

Steal my thunder - if someone steals your thunder, they take the attention away from you.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Meet the Robinson Best Scenes


Sent to me by Aladdin, but valid to anyone trying to do anything (including learning English).

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Dr. Good - Human Body Vocabulary - Parental Advisory


My favourite bits?

"Who wants pills?"

"It's strange to think that when I love someone, I'm really just loving a bag full of stuff."

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Reading: ”X-ray Art”

Tia X quang ( X-ray ) không chỉ ứng dụng trong chẩn đoán y khoa mà còn có thể dùng để tạo ra tác phẩm nghệ thuật , thời trang hay trang trí . 1. Read the text

Podiatrist Dr. Paula Fontaine is preparing her next x-ray shoot… and it’s not of a foot or a leg. Today she is photographing a turtle shell that her business partner Joseph Moisan will turn into a work of art. Together they own “radiant art studios” that sells fine art prints, jewelry and home goods made from prints from the x-ray machine in Dr. Fontaine’s office in Westminster, Massachusetts.

- It’s a collection of images based on both organic and inorganic subject matter. We take pictures of all sorts of things like light bulbs, feet, shells. And we create art using a process called digital map painting on top of the x-ray images.

Moisan was originally hired by Fontaine to work on her computers. But after he learned how to operate the x-ray machine, he noticed that he could treat the pictures like his regular digital photographs.

- It’s kind of like a serendipity kind of moment because that little light bulb goes off and you think to yourself, ‘I could make this work.’

Since then the duo has displayed their work at numerous art shows and on their website, challenging the notion that beauty is just skin-deep…

2. Understand the vocabulary

X-ray Art

Podiatrist - a doctor who treats injuries and diseases of the foot.

Fine art - a type of art (such as painting, sculpture, or music) that is done to create beautiful things.

Hired - to give work or a job to (someone) in exchange for wages or a salary.

Serendipity - luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for.

Duo - two people who perform together, are usually seen together, or are associated with each other.

Challenging - difficult in a way that is usually interesting or enjoyable.

Notion - an idea or opinion.

3. Watch the video

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Audio Book : The 43 Antarean Dynasties

Read by Steven Burley and Gregg Taylor
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The 43 Antarean Dynasties

"The 43 Antarean Dynasties" is a science fiction short story published in 1997 by Mike Resnick. It won the 1998 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.The story itself can be considered as a science fictional spin on the study of postcolonialism.


A man, a woman, and a child emerge from the Temple of the Honored Sun. The woman holds a camera to her eye, capturing the same image from a dozen unimaginative angles. The child, his lip sparsely covered with hair that is supposed to imply maturity, never sees beyond the game he is playing on his pocket computer. The man looks around to make sure no one is watching him, grinds out a smokeless cigar beneath his heel, and then increases his pace until he joins them.

They approach me, and I will myself to become one with my surroundings, to insinuate myself into the marble walls and stone walkways before they can speak to me.

I am invisible. You cannot see me. You will pass me by.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

VOA: Ethnic Violence Shakes China's West

  • Ethnic Violence Shakes China's West

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Welcome again to As It Is, your daily magazine show from VOA Learning English. Today, we hear about ethnic conflict in western China, deep in the Asian continent.
Then, we take a cultural turn. We learn about the many Chinatowns in the United States. Chinese immigrants have lived and worked in America since the 1800s. As we will hear, Chinatowns can be population centers of people of Chinese ancestry, or they may be tourism centers. Today, many cities have

    Welcome again to As It Is, your daily magazine show from VOA Learning English. Today, we hear about ethnic conflict in western China, deep in the Asian continent.
    Then, we take a cultural turn. We learn about the many Chinatowns in the United States. Chinese immigrants have lived and worked in America since the 1800s. As we will hear, Chinatowns can be population centers of people of Chinese ancestry, or they may be tourism centers. Today, many cities have their own Chinatowns, including Washington, DC.
    Chinese officials are increasing security in the western area of Xinjiang after a series of deadly incidents killed at least 35 people. The Xinjiang government announced that it will pay up to $16,000 to people who provide information that helps officials investigate the violence or capture the people involved.


    Shanshan County, Xinjiang Province, China

    Shanshan County, Xinjiang Province, China

    The provincial government in the capital, Urumqi, says additional security measures have been put in place. Pictures on the Internet show thousands of officers from the People’s Armed Police deployed in the city. The show of force is the largest since 2009, when ethnic riots between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese killed about 200 people.
    The most recent violence took place in Shanshan county’s Lukqun area. China’s official Xinhua news agency says an unidentified group attacked police stations, a local government building and a construction area. They say 24 people were killed, including two police officers. Xinhua says police opened fire, killing 11 people. It says 16 of the dead were Uighurs, the mainly Muslim ethnic group of the area.
    Other unrest has been reported. On Friday, reports say about 100 people clashed with police after a raid on a local mosque in the city of Hotan to the south.
    There is a history of ethnic conflict in Xinjiang. Ethnic Uighurs are mainly Muslim and rural. The Chinese government says Uighurs represent 45 percent of the province’s population. Han Chinese, people whose ancestry is from China’s eastern provinces, make up 40 percent. However, Han Chinese have increasingly settled in the area. Uighurs say they are being turned into a minority in their homeland and that their culture is suppressed.
    On Friday, a spokesman for the American State Department, Patrick Ventrell, expressed deep concern about continuing reports that Uighurs and Muslims in China suffer discrimination and restrictions.
    “And we’ve urged China to address those counter-productive policies and we’ve urged a thorough and transparent investigation into some of this violence.”
    China’s official media have blamed Western countries for inciting extremism in Xinjiang. China says unrest in the area is the result of terrorism. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman urged the United States to increase anti-terrorism cooperation with other nations.
    People from China have been in the United States since the middle of the 1800s. Today, Asians are America’s fastest growing minority. Steve Ember has this story.
    Almost every major city in the country has an area called “Chinatown.”
    They call it Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California, USA
    Looks down from Chinatown, over a foggy bay…
    Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote a Broadway musical in the late 1950s called “Flower Drum Song.” It was about generational conflict in Chinese-American families in San Francisco’s Chinatown. In “Grant Avenue,” Pat Suzuki joyfully sang of the attractions that brought visitors to the downtown Chinese community.
    A western street with eastern manners
    Tall pagodas with golden banners
    Throw their shadows through a lantern glow
    You can shop for precious jade or teakwood tables…


    A mid-century postcard for tourists shows New York City's Chinatown.

    A mid-century postcard for tourists shows New York City's Chinatown.

    From San Francisco to New York, people visit Chinatown for restaurants, grocery stores, herbal cures, and other businesses. But many Chinese have moved out of traditional Chinatown neighborhoods and now live in suburbs just outside the inner city. For example, one of the largest mainly Chinese suburbs is just outside Los Angeles, California. But such areas are very different from the old Chinatown.
    Steve Wong is acting director of the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles. He says Chinatowns in major American cities are now mainly for tourists.
    “If you walk around Chinatown today in Los Angeles and many other big cities, you have these facades of Chinese-ness, which sometimes is real. Sometimes it’s not. And so you have gift shops, you have Chinese food which is catering towards American tastes. I don’t even call it Chinese food. I think it’s very American.”
    But at one time, Chinatown was the only place where Chinese immigrants could live. The first Chinese immigrants arrived from southern China in the 1800s as laborers. Many worked on building America’s first railroads. Then, in 1882, the United States banned Chinese immigration. Hostility toward the Chinese led to the creation of Chinatowns. Steve Wong tells about how the neighborhoods developed.
    “Without being able to bring in families and women, they (Chinese men) weren’t able to develop their communities. So they had to turn to the outside and create an economy based on tourism.”
    Min Zhou is a professor at the University of Southern California Los Angeles. In the past thirty years, Chinese immigrants from Taiwan, and then China, came to America as students – and then stayed in the United States. She describes their arrival.
    “A lot of them are from middle class, they want to buy or rent houses rather than live in apartments and they also want to find good school districts. So Chinatown is not attractive to them.”
    I’m Steve Ember.



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