Sunday, September 28, 2014

European

The Common European Framework divides language learners into three broad divisions that can be divided into six levels; for each level, it describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing. These levels are:
Level groupLevel group nameLevelLevel nameDescription
ABasic UserA1Breakthrough or beginner
  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2Way stage or elementary
  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
BIndependent UserB1Threshold or intermediate
  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2Vantage or upper intermediate
  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
CProficient UserC1Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced
  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2Mastery or proficiency
  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

Monday, July 7, 2014

New Roger Waters video is leaked


With the news on the October release of PINK FLOYD’s “The Endless River” – a David Gilmour project started with Rick Wright back in 1994 but getting a group billing now – the story of their former colleague went almost unnoticed. This story started in 2008, when Roger Waters cut a piece for the FundaciĆ³n Alas, a charity institution supporting the health and education programs for the Latin America children, and was continued in 2012, when the bassist filmed a video for the song, called “The Child Will Fly,” in Buenos Aires, where he played a series of “The Wall” shows.
Featuring, among others, contributions from Shakira and Eric Clapton, it’s a haynting ballad, but the video is ghostly in a different sense, as it keeps appearing and disappearing from YouTube. Yet here it is, for your viewing pleasure.


Friday, June 27, 2014

I didn´t know that...

You're gonna say  " I  didn't know that ! "  at least 5 times.   Really neat stuff here :

Alaska

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More than half of the coastline of the entire
United States is in Alaska . 



Amazon

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The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20%
of the world's oxygen supply.

The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean.  The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States ...



Antarctica

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Antarctica is the only land on our planet
that is not owned by any country.
Ninety percent of the world's ice covers Antarctica ..
This ice also represents seventy percent
of all the fresh water in the world.
As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert;
The average yearly total precipitation is about two inches.
Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it is ice.),
Antarctica is the driest place on the planet,
With an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.



Brazil

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Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around. 



Canada

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Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning ' Big Village '.



Chicago

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Next to Warsaw , Chicago has the largest
Polish population in the world.


Detroit

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Woodward Avenue in Detroit , Michigan ,
carries the designation M-1
So named because it was the first paved road anywhere.



Damascus , Syria

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Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years
before Rome was founded in 753 BC
making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in existence.



Istanbul , Turkey

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Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world
located on two continents.



Los Angeles

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The full name of Los Angeles is:
El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de
Los Angeles de Porciuncula
-- and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.



New York City

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The term 'The Big Apple' was coined
By touring jazz musicians of the 1930s
who used the slang expression 'apple' for any town or city.
Therefore, to play New York City
Is to play the big time - The Big Apple.

There are more Irish in New York City
than in Dublin , Ireland ;
more Italians in New York City
than in Rome , Italy ;
And more Jews in New York City
than in Tel Aviv , Israel ..

 



Ohio

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There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio . .. ..
every one is man-made.



Pitcairn Island

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The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn
in Polynesia , at just 1.75 sq. miles/4,53 sq. Km.


Rome

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The first city to reach a population of 1 million people
was Rome , Italy (in 133 B.C.)
There is a city called Rome on every continent.


Siberia

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Siberia contains more than 25% of the world's forests.



S.M.O.M.

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The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world
Is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M).
It is located in the city of Rome , Italy ,
and has an area of two tennis courts.
And, as of 2001, has a population of 80
-- 20 less people than the Vatican .
It is a sovereign entity under international law,
Just as the Vatican is.

 



Sahara Desert

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In the Sahara Desert , there is a town named Tidikelt , Algeria ,
that did not receive a drop of rain for ten years.
Technically, though, the driest place on Earth
is in the valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island ..
There has been no rainfall there for two million years.


Spain

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Spain literally means 'the land of rabbits'.



St. Paul , Minnesota

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St. Paul , Minnesota , was originally called Pig's Eye
after a man named Pierre 'Pig's Eye' Parrant
who set up the first business there.



Roads

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Chances that a road is unpaved:
in the U.S.A = 1%;
in Canada = 75%



Russia

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The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the
Kola Superdeep Borehole, in Russia .
It reached a depth of 12,261 meters
(about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles.)
It was drilled for scientific research
and gave up some unexpected discoveries,
one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen
- so massive that the mud coming from the hole
was boiling with it.



United States

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The Eisenhower interstate system requires
that one mile in every five must be straight.
These straight sections are usable as airstrips
in times of war or other emergencies.



Waterfalls

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The water of Angel Falls (the world's highest) in Venezuela
drops 3,212 feet (979 meters.)
They are 15 times higher than Niagara Falls ..

 
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I have always said, you should learn something new every day. Unfortunately, many of us are at that age where what we learn today, we forget tomorrow.

But, give it a shot anyway
                         
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

This film should be seen by the entire world !

http://youtu.be/MN8JYhByVYg

Thursday, April 19, 2012












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Freddy Delgado.

Mini Saga – Ubuntu

By Rajesh Setty | Published on:




Mini Saga #124 – Ubuntu
Anthropologist Rob placed a fruit basket near a tree. He asked kids from an African tribe to race to win it. The kids smiled, held their hands and ran together. They sat and ate fruits together. When questioned, one kid said, “how can one be happy when others are sad…”
This mini saga was inspired by a story shared on Facebook in a group called Raising Natural Kids.
Note:
1. A mini saga is a story told in exactly 50 words. Not 49 or 51 but exactly 50.