This Week in the News (11th – 16th February)CURRENT AFFAIRS Stepbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un killed in mysterious attack Kim Jong-nam, the stepbrother of the North Korean head of state Kim Jong-un, died on Tuesday in the departure lounge of an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, reportedly after being attacked with a toxic …
Month: February 2017
The university city where time stands still In 2016, the University of Oxford became the first UK academic institution to top the Times Higher Education ranking, thus confirming its status as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. With a history dating back as far as 1096, it is the second-oldest university operating …
TODAY'S IDIOM 17 FEBRUARY 2017 ENGLISH IDIOM: the time is ripe EXAMPLE: We managed to sell our house when the time was ripe, and made a great profit! GERMAN IDIOM: die Zeit ist reif
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 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.
BUSINESS WORD 16 FEBRUARY 2017 BUSINESS ENGLISCH: standing order (n) DEUTSCH: der Dauerauftrag BEISPIEL: I would like to set up a standing order so that my rent is paid on time every month.
BUSINESS WORD 15 FEBRUARY 2017 BUSINESS ENGLISCH: direct debit (n) DEUTSCH: das Lastschriftverfahren BEISPIEL: I pay my electricity bill by direct debit.
TODAY'S WORD 16 FEBRUARY 2017 ENGLISH WORD: hourglass (n) DEUTSCH: die Sanduhr EXAMPLE: Slowly but surely, the sand in the hourglass is running out.
TODAY'S IDIOM 16 FEBRUARY 2017 ENGLISH IDIOM: to save time EXAMPLE: If we drive there instead of taking the bus, we’ll save time. GERMAN IDIOM: Zeit sparen
TODAY'S WORD 15 FEBRUARY 2017 ENGLISH WORD: alarm (n) DEUTSCH: der Wecker EXAMPLE: I felt like I barely even slept when the alarm went off this morning.