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The history of afternoon tea tradition

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Afternoon Tea By  "There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." Henry James
Afternoon tea, that most quintessential of English customs is, perhaps surprisingly, a relatively new tradition.  Whilst the custom of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China and was popularised in England during the 1660s by King Charles II and his wife the Portuguese Infanta Catherine de Braganza, it was not until the mid 17th century that the concept of ‘afternoon tea’ first appeared.  Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o'clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o'clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the ide…

How to Talk About Winter Weather in English

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Posted by Lindsay McMahon
How is the weather where you live? Here in Boston this winter we have had a crazy mix of mild and extreme weather! We have had a few snowstorms and some bitter cold weather, but today the temperature is almost 60 degrees fahrenheit! As you know, weather is a major topic when it comes tomaking small talk in Englishand I think it's safe to say that winter isn't gone for good. It's just giving us a short break! If you live in Los Angeles, feel free to skip this lesson. But if you live in a cold part of the U.S. and want to have all of the vocabulary words and expressions that you need for your next conversation about winter weather in English, this article is for you! Take a few minutes out of your busy day to review the new words below then take the quiz! Good luck. Check out these new words1) To bundle up:To put on many layers of clothing to protect against the cold weather You better bundle up before you go out tonight. The temperature is below freezing…

FIVE FUN LANGUAGE LEARNING TECHNIQUES

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Learning another language can be tough, and sometimes it’s not much fun learning all the grammar, the correct sentence structures and memorizing the new vocabulary. To the rescue are 5 fun language learning techniques that actually make it enjoyable. #1 Play Scrabble in Your New Language
Playing Scrabble is a great way to build your vocabulary.  It will also help you recognize letter patterns and of course help your spelling.  I’ve been learning German for just over 5 months in an intensive German class and I find I need to tweak the rules a bit to have any chance of playing.  I play with a dictionary, which my German friends are not allowed to use.  If that’s still too difficult, you could also negotiate having an extra letter or two.  Playing Scrabble in German is more difficult than I had anticipated, but it is fun and a good challenge. #2:  Cook in Your New Language For an added bonus, cook the local cusine in the local language Most of us are motivated by food so if you buy a cookbook …

Concord Language School na konferenciji i sajmu NOVE TEHNOLOGIJE U OBRAZOVANJU 2016

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CONCORD LANGUAGE SCHOOL NA KONFERENCIJI "NOVE TEHNOLOGIJE U OBRAZOVANJU 2016"
Proteklog vikenda, tačnije 26. i 27. feburara 2016, u organizaciji British Council-a, održana je treća po redu konferencija, a ujedno i sajam: Nove tehnologije u obrazovanju. I ovog puta su organizatori obezbedili veliki broj učesnika i izlagača i nama koji radimo u obrazovanju pružili mnogo novih informacija ali i deja kako da dalje unapređujemo naš rad. Concord Language School u svom radu prati najnovija tehnološka dostignuća i učešće na ovakvoj konferenciji samo je doprinelo našem ažuriranju.
Pregršt tema, istraživanja, radionica, ličnih primera nastavnika iz naše zemlje ali i inostranstva fokusirali su se na vezi obrazovanja i tehnologije odnosno na mogućnostima koje današnja tehnologija daje svima nama, predavačima i učenicima, da svoje rezultate unapredimo. Pored same tehnologije i tehnoloških dostignuća u funkciji obrazovanja ono što je obeležilo ovogodišnju konferenciju jeste entuzijazam naši…