Thursday, 27 January 2022

Martin Luther King's Day

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and sometimes referred to as MLK Day) is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, so this year it was on 17th January.

King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

In this video you'll learn something about his life and his famous speech "I have a dream..."

Review of Passive Voice with Reporting Verbs. Have Something Done


Some other examples:
  • It is known that the sky is blue / The sky is known to be blue
  • It was thought that the Earth is flat   / The Earth was thought to be flat
  • It was believed that Christopher Colombus was Galician. / C C was believed to have been Galician
  • It is considered that space investigation will solve future health problems  / Space investigation is considered to solve future health problems.

Note: You have to pay attention to the tense of the "It + verb" part of the sentence AND the tense of the second part of the sentence. 



After studying the different options for passive voice, take some practice with these tests.




Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Understanding Dogs


Have you ever wondered why dogs put their heads out of car windows? 
Watch this video and learn more about this common behaviour.


Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Minecraft

 

Do you play Minecraft? Check out this gigantic city built by 19-year-old Duncan Parcells!


Thursday, 20 January 2022

The Most Expensive Nannies In The World


We go inside the most exclusive school for nannies in the world. They are not just trained to cook and sew, they also learn self-defense techniques and driving in dangerous conditions. It’s Mary Poppins, with a little James Bond thrown in for good measure.


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