Thursday, January 31, 2013

Current Topics: Bottled Water


Have you ever thought about how small sized plastic bottles impact the environment? Well, neither did I until I came across a few resources online... Actually, I used to think that buying these little bottles was better, not to mention more convenient. However, for the little amount of convenience comes a cost in not only trash, but more direct forms of pollution. What I didn't know was that a lot of the recycled bottles end up being exported to other countries to deal with. I guess it's "Out of sight, out of mind." This week, I would like you to think about whether small plastic bottles should be banned/reduced or not?

Breaking News English Lesson
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1301/130104-bottled_water.html

Pet Bottle Recycling in Japan

http://www.petbottle-rec.gr.jp/english/pdf/reports/0_All_pages.pdf




You can also access the video at: http://youtu.be/Se12y9hSOM0

Most stores follow ban on bottled water

You can also access the article at: http://www.boston.com/yourtown/concord/2013/01/27/cumberland-farms-not-following-concord-plastic-water-bottle-ban/QeqAuZxzYJFxsJpAcjwIRN/story.html

Friday, January 25, 2013

Current Topics (T.G.I.F) "Weekends"


Who works the longest? BBC article:

http://mobile.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18144319


Friday - Rebecca Black - Official Music Video

Latest internet sensation Rebecca Black - see what you think???? I find this quite repetitive...

Lyrics


http://youtu.be/kfVsfOSbJY0

Last Friday Night - Kate Perry
See what you think of this video???? It has quite a lot of rhyming... (E.g. Bed - head, park - dark)

http://youtu.be/_3F3ulhG_Yk

The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
This song is the best of of this bunch... I have always liked the cure...

Lyrics


http://youtu.be/wa2nLEhUcZ0

Friday, January 18, 2013

Boeing 787



or access it at: http://youtu.be/Jr8j48ExIno

Article U.S. experts join Japan probe into Dreamliners (click here) http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/u-s-experts-join-japan-probe-into-dreamliners

Friday, January 11, 2013

Current Topics: Hapifork



or at Youtube: http://youtu.be/4CZtWd6UYCs

BBC article on eating slower click here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15447568

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