The Difference Between Winning and Losing

I found these motivational words on the Internet. The author is Catherine Pulsifer. I hope you find them useful. Have a nice day!

Some of the significant differences between winning and losing are:

Hanging on, persevering,
WINNING
Letting go, giving up easily,
LOSING

Accepting responsibility for your actions,
WINNING
Always having an excuse for your actions,
LOSING

Taking the initiative,
WINNING
Waiting to be told what to do,
LOSING

Knowing what you want and setting goals to achieve it,
WINNING
Wishing for things, but taking no action,
LOSING

Seeing the big picture, and setting your goals accordingly,
WINNING
Seeing only where you are today,
LOSING

Adopt a winning attitude!

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Some idioms related to Nature

A drop in the ocean means a very small portion of the amount that we need.

Something is a ray of sunshine when it brings happiness to somebody.

When you go with the flow,you mean that you relax and go along with whatever is happening.

If you are under the weather, you’re not feeling very well.

If someone is down to earth, they are very practical and sensible.

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More than words…

Saying I love you
Is not the words I want to hear from you
It’s not that I want you
Not to say, but if you only knew
How easy it would be to show me how you feel
More than words is all you have to do to make it real
Then you wouldn’t have to say that you love me
Cos I’d already know

What would you do if my heart was torn in two
More than words to show you feel
That your love for me is real
What would you say if I took those words away
Then you couldn’t make things new
Just by saying I love you
More than words
Now I’ve tried to talk to you and make you understand
All you have to do is close your eyes
And just reach out your hands and touch me
Hold me close don’t ever let me go
More than words is all I ever needed you to show
Then you wouldn’t have to say that you love me
Cos I’d already know

What would you do if my heart was torn in two
More than words to show you feel
That your love for me is real
What would you say if I took those words away
Then you couldn’t make things new
Just by saying I love you
More than words….

Extreme

You can watch the video here!

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DIVERSITY


D
iversity is difference.

Identity is everything.

Value the difference.

Everyone is special.

Respect each other.

Share your thoughts.

Individuals matter.

Try to remember

You are SPECIAL.

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Make or Do?

When ‘do’ or ‘make’ are used as main verbs it can be confusing to ESL learners, since the verb ‘make’ goes with some words and the verb ‘do’ with other words.

We use the verb ‘do’ when someone performs an action, activity or task.

do a crossword
do the ironing
do the laundry
do the washing
do the washing up

‘Do’ is often used when referring to work of any kind, especially when these activities do not normally produce a physical object: do your work, do homework, do housework
do your job, etc. “Do” may also be used to speak about an action in general, without saying exactly what the action is. It is then employed with words like SOMETHING, NOTHING, ANYTHING, EVERYTHING, etc.

He’s not doing anything today.

Other expressions with ‘do’

do badly
do business
do the dishes
do a favour
do good
do harm
do well
do your best

do your hair
do your nails
do your worst

We use the verb ‘make’ for constructing, building or creating. ‘Make’ is often used when referring to preparing food of any kind. Generally, these activities may create something that we can touch.

make a meal – breakfast / lunch / dinner
make a dress
make food
make a cup of tea / coffee

Other expressions with ‘make’

make arrangements
make believe
make a choice
make a comment
make a decision

make a difference
make an effort
make an enquiry
make an excuse
make a fool of yourself
make a fortune
make friends
make a fuss
make a journey
make love
make a mess
make a mistake
make money
make a move
make a noise
make a phone call
make a plan
make a point
make a profit
make a promise
make a remark
make a sound
make a speech
make a suggestion
make time
make a visit
make your bed

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The modal verb CAN

CAN is a modal verb . It can be used to express ability, to request or offer permission, and to show possibility or impossibility.

  • I can play the violin. ABILITY
  • Ann cannot stay out after 11 p.m.. PERMISSION
  • Can you hand me the stapler? REQUEST
  • Anyone can do that. POSSIBILITY

CAN is the same for all subjects. We don’t add an ‘S’ in the third person (like other verbs). The verb that comes after Can is in the infinitive without to:

  • I can speak English. He can swim well.
  • We can see my dog in the garden.
  • They can play the violin very well.

Negative
To form the negative we add ‘not’ after can to form one word: cannot. We can also contract the negative to form can’t. (can’t = cannot)

  • I cannot play the piano. We can’t go to the cinema tonight.

Questions
To from the question we change the position of the subject and the auxiliary verb.The main verb is still in the infinitive without “to”

  • Can I go to the party, please?.

We can also use short answers:

  • Can I stay here please? Yes, you can.
  • Can you speak German? No, I can’t.
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Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis is a luminous display of various forms and colors in the night sky.The Aurora Borealis of the Northern Hemisphere is often called the northern lights. It tends to occur with greatest frequency along a line which extends through the north of  Norway, across central Hudson Bay, through Point Barrow, Alaska, and through the north of  Siberia. It usually displays shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet and these shades are usually brightest in their most northern latitudes. It  occurs between 56 km and 970 km above the earth. Most of the other planets in the solar system also have auroras.
Learn more about this phenomenon here and here.

View more photos here.

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Days, Months and Seasons

Days

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Months

January
February
March
April
May
July

August
September

October
November
December

Seasons

Spring March April May
Summer June July August
Autumn September October November
Winter December January

February

Play here!

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SAINT PATRICK’S DAY

Ireland’s national day is the 17th of March, the day of Saint Patrick. This is a public and religious national holiday throughout Ireland and an occasion for religious ceremonies, masses or other church services.

People usually wear shamrock on this day. Saint Patrick was a missionary from the west of England, a very important figure for the conversion of Ireland to the Christian faith. According to legend, he used a shamrock to explain about God.  The shamrock has three leaves on each stem.  Saint Patrick told the people that the shamrock was like the Trinity, meaning that in God there are three divine beings:  the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  The shamrock was a sacred plant to the Druids, so using it as an example was a wise decision.

Today Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated throughout the world. There are parades in cities across Canada, Australia, Africa, Southern America and in many European capitals.

A blessing from Saint Patrick

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

More information about Ireland here.

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Telling the time

Learning how to tell the time is essential. We provide you with some links to websites where you can have fun while learning about it!

Telling the time 1

Telling the time 2

Telling the time 3

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