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BEAR IN MIND… July 21, 2009

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· Remember to keep your classes up-to-date. Always revise and mindmap what has been covered in class.

· Book your classes in advance to guarantee the time of your preference.

· Replacement classes are only allowed when you transfer a class by 4:00 pm on the previous working day.

Well, “As all good things must come to an end”

we have come to the end of our Bulletin!

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POP CORNER July 21, 2009

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HAVE YOU GOT YOUR VIP CARD YET?

Universal Studies and Planet Holiday now offer you a VIP Card. All you have to do is become a member of Pop Corner by bringing 2 DVDs.

With yout VIP Card you can hire DVDs every week without paying a penny!

IT’S ALL ABOUT COOKING! July 21, 2009

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2009 is the year of France in Brazil. Since France has recognized Brazil as its special partner, both countries have been highly committed to strengthening their cooperation. On July 12th, the city of São Paulo celebrated this partnership officially. Thus, shall we pay homage to this honourable country.

Chocolate Banana Crepes

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INGREDIENTS

  • Crepe Batter:
  • 1/2 cup whole or 2% milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons hazelnut liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup white flour
  • Chocolate Sauce:
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon whole or 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons hazelnut liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced

DIRECTIONS

1. In a medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup milk, 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter, egg yolk, vanilla, and 2 teaspoons hazelnut liqueur. Whisk 1 tablespoon cocoa into liquid until completely incorporated. Next, whisk in 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar until completely incorporated. Then gradually whisk in flour until completely incorporated. Set aside.

2. Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir 1 tablespoon milk and 2 teaspoons hazelnut liqueur into melted butter. Stir in 1 tablespoon cocoa and 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar. Set over very low heat to keep warm.

3. Spray a non-stick frying pan or crepe pan with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan, and swirl to form a very thin disk; cook for about 2 minutes. Flip, and cook about 1 minute more.

4. Place crepe on a plate. Add 1/4 sliced bananas to crepe, and spoon 1/4 of the chocolate sauce over the bananas. Roll or fold crepe, and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. Repeat steps 3 and 4. Serve crepes warm.

BUSINESS TALK July 21, 2009

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(by Carla)

 

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HEALTH MATTERS July 21, 2009

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(by Aline)

 

 

Fight stress with S.T.R.E.S.S.

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Sleep- Usually we demand more from our body than it can give and it, consequently, reduces our capability of performance. A minimum of eight hours of sleep everyday ensures that we are well rested to take on the challenges of the next day without feeling fatigued, tired and irritated.

 

 

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Treat yourself- Take a break to do things you like: Go for a long ride in the car or take a weekend off and watch only comedy movies on your home theatre. When you are stressed you are not able to contribute positively to your family, environment or the society in general.

 

 

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Relax- There is nothing in the world that is worth spoiling your health for. So, take some time to relax both mentally and phisically. Make an appointment for a salon, meditate, book yourself in a resort… Relax!

 

 

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Eat well- Stress weakens the immune system. Ensure that you have a hearty breakfast and nutritious meals irrespective of how busy you may be. The way you consume food is also important: instead of eating while driving or on the move, you should have your meals on a relaxed fashion.

 

 

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Symbolic clearance of mind- People who are capable of power naps actually free their minds of any thought for ten minutes and wake up completely rejuvenated. Meditation is another manner in which you can train yourself to free your mind of worries.

 

 

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Supercharge yourself- When there are times when you know that you need to handle something urgent you can use the power of your mind to charge yourself. All that it requires is grit and a strong will power to make it work. Look at things from a positive angle and see how you feel energized to take things head and resolve issues.

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http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/9432/1/Adopt-S-T-R-E-S-S-to-Fight-Stress.html

WE WILL ROCK YOU July 21, 2009

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(by Samara)

 

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Aside from speculations and media scandals surrounding Michael Jackson’s death, the news came as a shock to everyone on June 25. A music icon was lost. And now, more than ever, people have truly realized what kind of power and influence he had worldwide. On July 7, millions of people connected through music in a memorial, where several artists paid tribute to him and his music.

Are his songs close to his reality? Or our reality for 
that matter? Here are some snippets we have collected. 
Read them and decide for yourself.
“Situation, aggravation. Everybody, allegation. In the suite, 
on the news. Knowing no ills, needing no pills. D
o you remember the time? That’s how it should have been. 
Why did you have to go and leave the world so cold? 
Well they say the sky's the limit. Now I believe in miracles 
and a miracle has happened tonight. No message 
could have been any clearer. 
If you wanna make the world a better place, 
take a look at yourself, then make a change.” 

 

 

 

LET’S GET FLUENT? July 21, 2009

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(by Amoretinha)

 

This time, I am going to focus on a few words that look alike, however, if you misspell you will probably be misunderstood.

Let’s start with compliment, just the way it is in this sentence, simply means to say something nice to somebody. However, if you write with the letter “e”, complement, you mean that something goes well with another, a good combination, making them seem better because they are together (another cognate).

Then there are these two other words: complementary and complimentary. The former is the adjective for complement; however, even though the latter,

 

complimentary, might also be the adjective for compliment, it can also mean when something is given free for people, for example, food, books, tickets, etc, as in:

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ENGLISH 4 FUN July 21, 2009

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(by Zeek)

 

Good: Your wife doesn’t talk to you.
Bad: She wants divorce.
Very bad: She is a lawyer.

 

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Good: You are explaining to your daughter about birds and bees.
Bad: She interrupts you.
Very bad: And corrects you.

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Why didn’t the sailors play cards?
Because the captain was sitting on the deck.

CULTURE CORNER July 21, 2009

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(by Priscila Raposo)

Manners are Important
DON’TS (Taboos) in England

Do not greet people with a kiss:
We only kiss people who are close friends and relatives.

Avoid talking loudly in public

It is impolite to stare at anyone in public.
Privacy is highly regarded.

Do not ask a lady her age
It is considered impolite to ask a lady her age

Do not pick your nose in public:
We are disgusted by this. If your nostrils need de-bugging, use a handkerchief.

Avoid doing gestures such as backslapping and hugging
This is only done among close friends.

Do not spit.
Spitting in the street is considered to be very bad mannered.

Do not burp in public
You may feel better by burping loudly after eating or drinking, but other people will not! If you can not stop a burp from bursting out, then cover your mouth with your hand and say ‘excuse me’ afterwards.

Do not pass wind in public
Now how can we say this politely? Let’s say that you want to pass wind. What do you do? Go somewhere private and let it out. If you accidentally pass wind in company say ‘pardon me’.

HAvE YOU HEARD OF THE NEWS? July 21, 2009

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Audio slideshow: Man on the Moon

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In July 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong’s ‘giant leap for mankind’ was watched by millions of people around the world.

The BBC’s aerospace correspondent at the time, Reg Turnill, reported on the Apollo 11 launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, and later from Mission Control near Houston, Texas.

He is now retired, but here – with the help of archive material from the mission, and the US and UK number one records from that week – he recalls how NASA rose to the challenge of putting man on the Moon.

For further information visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8152161.stm