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⇐ British Life & Culture ⇒[01]⇔[02]⇔[03]⇔[04]⇐

What Made The Crocodile Cry? – 101 questions about the English language.

Susie Dent draws on her popular television coverage of curious questions about English […]

The Human Body

•→ http://photographicdictionary.com/body-parts ⇐

• Idioms related to the body . . . →[01] ⇔ [02] ⇔ [03] ⇔ [04]←

· · · click the parts for idioms . . . →[01]← / →[02]← / →[03]←

→[quiz 01]← / →[quiz 02]← [body idioms]

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Pitch & Intonation – Pauses

Intonation – Intonation is the rising and falling sounds of the voice when speaking. Intonation (Part 2) – Phrasing – In addition to the intonation of a statement, there is another aspect of speech that indicates meaning — phrasing. Intonation (Part 3) – Contrast – Once the intonation of new information is established, you’ll […]

Sibilant sounds

[s] vs [∫]

[s] vs [z]

‘hiss’ vs ‘buzz’

•→www.jamesabela.co.uk/beginner/pluralpron.pdf⇐

⇒Pronunciation of words ending in -S ⇓ When we pronounce the –s in the words ‘dogs’,’cats’, ‘dishes’, ‘lives’, and ‘it’s’, do […]

Connected Speech

•→ would – contractions ⇐

◊ How to understand native speakers’ questions ⇓

←Click for TONGUE TWISTERS.

There are hundreds on the Net, but you’ll have enough with these for quite a while. Here’s some good ones for Spaniards:

“Six Spanish students study at […]

The Internet … 45 years on

◊ A 2009 animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet. The history is told using the PICOL icons on picol.org ↓ [Melih Bilgil]

 

•→ Twitter Explained // •→ Wikileaks⇐[doc]

• Computer glossary … →[01]← / →[02]←

• Computer vocabulary … →[01]← / →[02]←

Food for Thought

BET YOU CAN’T! Science Impossibilities to Fool You ⇒

V. COBB and K. DARLING Illustrated by MARTHA WESTON

Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings ↓

•→Science Of Persuasion⇐

•→ Iain McGilchrist_The […]

Milo Manara

Maurilio Manara — known professionally as Milo Manara — (born September 12, 1945 in Lüsen (Luson), Bolzano-Bozen): an Italian comic book creator (writer and artist), best known for his erotic approach to the medium.

◊ Sex & Civilization ↓

◊ “Gasoline” ↓ […]

The Art of Illustration

Illustrators articulate what a photograph cannot. Using an array of techniques and styles, illustrators evoke stories and meaning in a variety of mediums, from editorial illustration in magazines and newspapers, to comics books, to activist media. And as their tasks over the years have become less informational […]

Rafal Olbinski

Born in Kielce, Poland in 1945, →Rafal Olbinski studied architecture before dedicating himself to painting and design. He graduated from the Architectural Department of Warsaw Politechnical School.

In 1982 he immigrated to the US, where he soon established himself as a prominent painter, illustrator and designer. In 1985, […]

Jacek Yerka

Born in Poland in 1952, →JACEK YERKA ←studied fine art and graphics prior to becoming a full-time artist in 1980.

While at university, Yerka resisted the constant pressures of his instructors to adopt the less detailed, less realistic techniques that characterize so much of contemporary art. Instead, he […]

Op Art

¤ Optical Illusions drawn with SPIEGELKUNSTENAAR (MIRROR ARTIST) ↓

→ http://web.inter.nl.net/hcc/Hans.Kuiper/optillus.htm ¤ Trust your brains? ↓ Practice your Spanish with this slideshare

Alucina ↑ from FRANCISCO 1. What’s our brains up to…! 2. If you see anything turning – you’re in need for a holiday!!! Stare at each circle in isolation and you’ll see […]

German Expressionism

Early 20th Century

Influenced by the work of the Post Impressionists: Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Matisse, there were two great branches of German Expressionism:

¤ Die Brucke: – Ernst Ludwig Kirchner; – Edvard Munch; – Paula Modersohn Becker; – Kathe Kollwitz . . .

¤ Der Blaue Reiter: – […]

Gerhard Richter

◊ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ↓ G R – PHOTOGRAPHY & ABSTRACTION 2002

◊ GR Painting ↓ Film Captures the German Impasto Master at Work with His Squeegee

The notoriously secretive creative process of reclusive German artist Gerhard Richter is exposed in filmmaker Corinna Belz’s new fly-on-the-wall documentary, […]

Pina 3D [Wim Wenders, 2011]

Pina is a 2011 German 3D documentary film about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch. It was directed by Wim Wenders. The film premiered Out of Competition at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.

During the preparation of the documentary, Pina Bausch died unexpectedly. Wenders cancelled the film production, but the […]

How to destroy the world

♠ RUBBISH ♠ FOOD

♠ TRANSPORT

♠ COMPUTER GAMES

I read this in theprisma (The Multicultural Newspaper) on 16th August 2012. ¤ Planned Obsolescence – Death on the Instalment Plan

An idea that belongs to capitalism: producing goods that soon stop working (programmed death) and have to be replaced time […]

Six English Romantic Poets

¤ Landscapes “The world is wide, no two days are alike, nor even two hours; neither were there ever two leaves of a tree alike since the creation of all the world; and the genuine productions of art, like those of nature, are all distinct from each other.”

→ John Constable (1776 – […]

Skeleton Woman

•→ ‘SKELETON WOMAN AND THE HUNTER’ [Hopis’ legend]

♦ This Inuit legend tells of an unlikely love story between a young fisherman and a ghoul of the sea. A beautiful, hand drawn animation, directed by Edith Pieperhoff, based on a short story by Clarissa Pinkola Estes ↓

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Raks Sharqi قص شرقي

_ Some links to grace & beauty . . .

¤ Yasmina’s Joy of Belly Dancing – Belly Dance History ←

¤ Bellydance Museum⇐

¤ Shopping for outfit & costumes⇐

⇓ Belly dancing moves ←

Φ Basic Moves … ⇒Part 01 ⇔ Part o2 ⇔ Part 03 […]

Brian Eno + Elvis Costello

Here’s an extract from Brian Eno‘s explanation of this random collection of maxims or aphorisms aimed at helping artists approach their work.

“These cards evolved from our separate working procedures. It was one of the many cases during the friendship that he [Peter Schmidt] and I where we arrived at a […]