Romania three weeks into anti-corruption protests 22 days have passed since the first in a series of protests took place in Romania. Citizens of the capital Bucharest and of other major cities have been fighting the winter cold, snow and rain every day for longer than three weeks now, defending a legal system and a …
Month: February 2017
TODAY'S IDIOM 21 FEBRUARY 2017 ENGLISH IDIOM: to go the extra mile EXAMPLE: She's a hard worker and always goes the extra mile. GERMAN IDIOM: einen Schritt weiter gehen, sich reinhängen
TODAY'S WORD 20 FEBRUARY 2017 ENGLISH WORD: bone (n) DEUTSCH: der Knochen EXAMPLE: As a baby we have 300 bones in our body but as an adult only 206 - 214.
TODAY'S WORD 21 FEBRUARY 2017 ENGLISH WORD: appointment (n) DEUTSCH: der Termin EXAMPLE: Don´t forget that you have an appointment next Thursday, it is in the calendar.
BUSINESS WORD 20 FEBRUARY 2017 BUSINESS ENGLISCH: interview (n) DEUTSCH: das Vorstellungsgespräch BEISPIEL: I have a really important interview this week, I am so nervous.
TODAY'S IDIOM 20 FEBRUARY 2017 ENGLISH IDIOM: to work one´s fingers to the bone EXAMPLE: I work my fingers to the bone for you, I hope you can see that. GERMAN IDIOM: sich die Finger wund arbeiten
This Week in the News (4th-10th February)CURRENT AFFAIRS Brexit bill passes House of Commons ©BBC After the Supreme Court of the UK had decided that the Government could not trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without consulting the Parliament, a bill demanding to ”Confer power on the Prime Minister to notify, under Article 50(2) …
TODAY'S IDIOM 15 FEBRUARY 2017 ENGLISH IDIOM: to kill time EXAMPLE: Sarah’s not going to be here for another 20 minutes. Shall we walk to the park to kill time? GERMAN IDIOM: die Zeit totschlagen
This Week in the News (28th January - 3rd February)CURRENT AFFAIRSSix killed, eight wounded in Quebec mosque shooting Six people died and eight were wounded after shots were fired at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec, Canada, during the evening prayers on Sunday night. According to an eyewitness, the shooter shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is …
TODAY'S WORD 17 FEBRUARY 2017 ENGLISH WORD: stopwatch (n) DEUTSCH: die Stoppuhr EXAMPLE: A stoppwatch measures the time elapsed from when it is activated to when it is deactivated again.