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December 8, 2011

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buntes_19.gifOur world is full of colours; wherever we look colours surround us and influence our life. What would television look like now if it weren’t for colours? What about computer games, clothes or food? We can’t even imagine it!

The blue sky above us, the shades of green and blue of the waves, the rainbow, the flowers and birds, the delicious fruits in the trees, the magic sunsets, everything in nature is coloured.

clip_image001[4]Thousands of years ago people in Egypt, China and India noticed what great influence colours have and started using colour therapy as a complementary way of healing the sick.

Red, in its most positive sense, is the colour for courage, strength and pioneering spirit. It is also the colour of anger, violence and brutality. Red is energising and excites the emotions, and can stimulate the appetite, that’s why it’s often used in restaurants. It can be used in any activity area but red needs careful choice of tone and depth as it can make a space look smaller and can be claustrophobic or oppressive. However, used well, red and its shades can make a space feel cosy.

red apple

Orange is a good colour for us in many ways. It stimulates and energizes us, and is warming. It is an excellent colour for creativity. Orange is the colour of fun and sociability and can be used in any activity area where creativity is involved.

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Yellow is known as a "warm" colour and has a stimulating effect. It is the colour of the intellect and can be very helpful with study and where concentration is required.

yellow-tulips

Green is the colour of balance and harmony and can be helpful in times of stress. People who like green are generous, sympathetic, compassionate, practical and loving of children and animals.

green leaf

Blue relates to self expression: speech, communication, the ability to communicate our needs and requirements, spirit of truth and purpose. Blue is calming, relaxing and healing and can be used in any rooms except those used for physical activity or play.

blue ocean

Violet relates to self knowledge and spiritual awareness. This colour is known as one of the "cool" colours. It has a very calming effect on us and is, therefore, very helpful for those people experiencing sleep difficulties or stress. Violet can be helpful for meditation and spiritual matters and it is widely used within religions across the world.

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Whatever colour(s) we may prefer, wear or paint our house, a fact remains: colours make our existence more beautiful, happier and brighter and we should enjoy our colourful world every single day.

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 COLOUR IDIOMS

RED

·       To see red (i.e.to react with uncontrollable rage)

·       Roll out the red carpet (i.e. greet a person with great respect)

·       A redneck (i.e.an ignorant or insensitive person)

·       To catch someone red-handed (i.e.to catch someone in the act of committing a crime, usually a theft)

·       To be shown the red card (i.e.to be fired from one’s job)

GREEN

·      Green with envy over something(i.e. full of envy, very jealous)

·      To be green (i.e. inexperienced or immature)

·       Get the green light (i.e. receive permission to go ahead with a project)

·       Green thumb /fingers (i.e.to have a special talent for gardening)

·       Grass is always greener on the other side (i.e. you always want what you don’t have)

BLUE

·      To appear out of the blue (i.e.to arrive unexpectedly, usually after a long absence)

·       To blue pencil something ( i.e.to censor something)

·       To look / feel blue (i.e.to look or feel depressed or discontented)

·       Once in a blue moon (i.e. very rarely)

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November 27, 2011

Tongue twisters

       A tongue twister is a phrase, sentence or rhyme that presents difficulties when spoken because it contains similar sounds. To get the full effect of a tongue twister you should try to repeat it several times, as quickly as possible, without stumbling or mispronouncing. Why don’t you try the following tongue twisters?

clip_image001[26]   I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.

 

clip_image001[27]   Wayne went to Wales to watch walruses.

                                      

clip_image001[28]   One-one was a race horse.
       Two-two was one too.
               One-one won one race.
                    Two-two won one too.

 

clip_image001[29]   How many cans can a cannibal nibble
if a cannibal can nibble cans?
As many cans as a cannibal can nibble
if a cannibal can nibble cans?

 

clip_image001[30]   Six slimy snails sailed silently.

 

clip_image001[31]   The big black bug bit the big black bear,
but the big black bear bit the big black bug back!

 

clip_image001[32]   The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes.

 

clip_image001[33]   Five frantic frogs fled from fifty fierce fishes.

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clip_image001[34]   Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore. But if Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore then where are the sea shells Sally sells?

 

clip_image001[35]   What noise annoys an oyster most?
A noisy noise annoys an oyster most.

 

clip_image001[36]   I thought a thought
But the thought I thought
Was not the thought
I thought I thought.

 

clip_image001[37]   If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?

 

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March 19, 2011

We like reading !

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Read to me

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Look in a book

Look in a book

 

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BOOKWORMS

A bookworm is a person who is very fond of reading. There areimage some bookworms in my class and I’m one of them. We like reading very much and find it relaxing and useful.

We mostly read encyclopedias, adventure books and science fiction books because we want to learn many fascinating new things and also to enrich our vocabulary.

Reading can help us travel to other worlds, real or imaginary. I think bookworms are intelligent people who can always surprise their friends with their knowledge.

Răzvan Vișoiu, 6B

 

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The Impact of Computers

Hello!Computers are commonly used items in many areas. They are important devices, especially to people who run organizations, businessmen etc. Almost anything we know is run or made by computers. Cars and jets were designed on computers, traffic signals are run by computers, most medical equipment use computers and space exploration was started with computers. These ‘mechanical brains’ have made a huge impact on our society. It would be harder if we didn’t have them around.

Computers weren’t always as technological and complex as they are today. Early devices didn’t use chips or monitors, not to mention intricate things like the video card, card readers or memory.

Medical doctors, students, engineers, film directors, they all use computers nowadays. In hospitals computers keep data of patients and their status or medical condition. Architects create building blueprints, businessmen make money, engineers design all kinds of machines using technologically advanced computers.

Computers

These remarkable devices which have undergone a lot of changes in a very short period of time are so important today that we seem incapable of living without them!

Karina Ghita, 7A

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