Saturday, July 4, 2009

Stars and Stripes - muppets style

To remember the day of US independence, this wonderful video. Notice the American symbols in the background, symbols that have become synonymous with being an American. How many of them can you identify?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What is it with the homeless?

How would you define a homeless person - someone who is going through hard times or a downright loser who is too lazy to do anything about his/her calamity?

Watch this video and then answer the question!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Adverb collocation II

When you find two things that are similar, so similar that you're not sure if you are seeing a clone or a carbon copy, do you say that they are:

- really similar?

- totally similar?

- strikingly similar?

- extremely similar?

If you chose the third alternative, congratulations! The similarity is so impressive, it gets your immediate attention, it strikes you, right?

So, it is strikingly similar!

Check this example:

"The proximate causes of these busts have been varied, but follow a strikingly similar path".