lundi 24 octobre 2011

Homework : 10/27/2011

New things I've learn in English

Recently, I've learn several new things in English.
Firstly, I've learn some idiomatics expressions in class like :
- "word of mouth" = le bouche à oreille
- "The green is always greener on the other side of the fence" = on préfère toujours ce que l'on n'a pas

In my house, watching US series, I've also learn new things in English for instance the meaning of
- "horny" (= salace in French)
- "a vacuum" (= aspirateur)


For this class, of course, I expect to learn new English vocabulary but also to discover specific American culture (lifestyle, specific food, American shops, ...) even if we approximatly know it.
I think it's very useful to learn expressions of everydays life because that miss in English school program.


Maybe, it would be interesting to work in group in order to interchange our point of views about different subjects, or to play a game...
Moreover, I like watching videos like movies or documentaries.
We could read American magazines like Vogue for instance. I would love it !

lundi 17 octobre 2011

"How I met your mother" S1E1

Short Review
In 2030, Ted Mosby wants to tell his children how he met their mother. That's why he remembers some important (or not) moment of his life. In this first episode, we can see the main characters that is to say, Barney, Marshall, Lily and Robin. We learn their job, their character traits and many other details... We can see the meeting between Ted and Robyn which is a bit surprising...

Opinion ?
This episode made me laugh and made me want to see more. 

Moreover, thanks to this episode I've learn new English words : "a spanking" and "the leap"

Predictions ?
In the next episode, I suppose Robyn will become friend with all the other characters. I guess Barney will not change, he'll continue to dredge women and to be single. I think Ted will live many adventures before meeting his wife (mom of his children). Maybe, other characters will appear and become really important in the serie. 

mercredi 12 octobre 2011

Shopaholic ?

A shopaholic is a person who is addicted to shopping, who suffer with overspending. 
Have you ever seen "Confessions of a shopaholic", a movie which deals whith this kind of disease ?
To de-stress, a shopaholic has to buy thousands of stuff like chothes, shoes or even kitchenware (for instance)
As far as I'm concerned, I don't consider myself as a shopaholic (fortunaltely!) but I confess that I'm fond of shoes and clothes (unfortunately for my bank account)...

And what about you ? Could you cut your credit card ?