Sunday, March 27, 2011

Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations - Korea

I came across these videos on Gisela's facebook.

Actually, what I really want to introduce through these videos is Korean food as there are lots of amazing dishes in Korea which aren't well-known in other countries.

Check these out :)
You may want to travel to Korea after watching them XDDDD


"Anthony Bourdain, No Resevations - Korea"







9 useful websites for FCE students



I would like to introduce useful websites for FCE students.

I searched the Internet for good materials for FCE exam, but frankly, I didn't take any advantage of the sites very much. I was lazy ㅡ I know it can't be a nice excuse in every way =(

Anyway, I'll be so happy if these sites are helpful for you :)


1. FCE Official Website (http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/general-english/fce.html)
If you're an FCE student, you must know all this information on this site such as the exam format, the result, and somthing like that. You can also get useful materials.

2. FCE Candidate Support (http://www.candidates.cambridgeesol.org/cs/Help_with_exams/General_English/FCE)
This is also made by Cambridge ESOL in order to help you prepare for FCE well. Visit and get free FCE sample papers!

3. Flo-Joe (http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/index.htm)
It's a well-organized site that I want to highly recommend! Don't forget to take free FCE practice tests on this site.

4. Exam English (http://www.examenglish.com/FCE/index.php)
There are free FCE practice tests.

5. Objective: First Certificate(FCE) (http://firstcertificate.wordpress.com/)
This is a blog that specializes in only FCE, and personally, I think there are lots of good quality materials :)

6. The FCE Blog (http://fceblog.blogspot.com/)
This blog also focuses on only FCE exam and offers a lot of FCE materials.

7. UKstudentLife (http://www.ukstudentlife.com/English/Exams/Oral.htm)
You can get a whole script for the FCE speaking test. Check the link out and see what the speaking test is like.

8. AutoEnglish.org (http://www.autoenglish.org/)
Not only FCE excercises, but you can also get video lessons on this site.

9. Breaking News English (http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/)
This site doesn't spcialize in FCE, but there are a number of useful listening MP3 files and exercises to improve your listening skills. It's one of my favorite sites :D


Monday, March 21, 2011

Friends make our lives happier


I was given this specific topic to write a 180-word-article in my writing class and it should be done in 35 minutes. That's why I can't deny this article isn't well-written, but I want to share this with those who are learning English like me. I think it'd be quite helpful for FCE students in particular.
 




Friends make our lives happier

Can you imagine that there's no friend around you to talk with about your happiness and sadness? You must feel very lonely! We all need good friends.

Then, how can we make friends? Is there any answer?
Yes, the answer is actually very simple. If you want to be someone's friend, be their friend first! I mean you can talk to them first and find out what both of you have the same interest in. Then, you'll see that you're already been their friend.

However, we sometimes have different opinions from your friends'. Don't worry about that! As we are all different, it's more natural to think differently. Indeed, it can be a good opportunity to see things in other people's view and learn why they think like that. We don't need to agree on everything just because we are friends.

Nobody can deny that friendship is one the the most important values in our lives, because our friends make our lives a lot happier. For that reason, we love to make new friends and listen to their different opinions!

The best way to study!


I was given this specific topic to write a 180-word-article in my writing class and it should be done in 35 minutes. That's why I can't deny this article isn't well-written, but I want to share this with those who are learning English like me. I think it'd be quite helpful for FCE students in particular.
 




The best way to study!

As a student, what would you like to know the most? It may well be how to learn best. That's why I'm going to tell you the secret, the best way to study.

I find I can remember things well if I've experienced them myself. Not only experiencing, but revising is also necessary to remember things longer.

For example, if you want to brush up on your English, what should you do? If I were in the situation, I'd have a chat with English speakers and email my friends in English. Experience 'English' by speaking and writing in an enjoyable way! It's my favorite way to study, because that's more practical and fun.

Just because you experience something doesn't mean that you can remember it forever. As a human being, we always get to forget most things as time goes by. However, here's a tip to help you to remember well: "Make your own notes to revise for it" Then, look over it again!

Do you want to be a good student? Experience what you want to learn yourself and revise for it over and over again. That will make you good at studying and help you remember what you learn for good.



The personal computer, the greatest invention in the 20th century!


I was given this specific topic to write a 180-word-article in my writing class and it should be done in 35 minutes. That's why I can't deny this article isn't well-written, but I want to share this with those who are learning English like me. I think it'd be quite helpful for FCE students in particular.
 




The personal computer, one of the greatest inventions in the 20th century

Who can live without a personal computer in the 21th century? The invention of the personal computer has completely changed our lives.

Firstly, we have got more freedom as the computer does some jobs instead of us. We don't need to spend our time calculating or recording by hand any more.

Secondly, we can access lots of information easily and quickly at home. For instance, if you want to know about Ireland, then just search the Internet and click a website related to Ireland. You can find a number of beautiful pictures and videos uploaded by Irish people.

Thirdly, the personal computer provides an important means of interactive communication. Whenever you want, you can discuss global issues with Internet users who are from all over the world.

In fact, it is said that the personal computer is the most important invention in the 20th century, because we live totally different lives from the lives of those who lived before the invention of the personal computer.


The Healthiest Generation Ever!


I was given this specific topic to write a 180-word-article in my writing class and it should be done in 35 minutes. That's why I can't deny this article isn't well-written, but I want to share this with those who are learning English like me. I think it'd be quite helpful for FCE students in particular.
 



The Healthiest Generation Ever!

Many people tend to think young people are less healthy than the older generation, because they stay at home longer playing computer games, surfing the Internet or watching TV, and they eat too much junk food which has poor nutrition. However, they could be the healthiest generation ever although they have some bad habits.

Medical technology has been developing and had advanced a lot. It has extended our life expectancy and cured a lot of diseases that couldn't be healed in the past. It must benefit the young generation.
Moreover, young people are more aware of the importance of health. Unlike the older generation, young people have learned how important it is to look after their bodies since they were younger.

Certainly, advanced medical technology and young people's awarance of health will help them to be much healthier and live longer than any other generation.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring and Cork 2011


Looking back on it now, I've never shown my friends any pictures taken in Ireland. Even I don't use the tab to upload pictures on Facebook or Cyworld. That dosen't mean that I have a secret I want to keep on my own! I'm just lazy, that's it ;D

BUT! I possibly seem to have something fishy going on as some friends always say, I won't deny. You know what, I've been asked if I'm really in Ireland! haha Where could I be if I weren't here? I've been too quiet since I left Korea.

I'm in Cork, a peaceful, lovely, and beautiful city in Ireland. Everything is going so well, and I can't help thinking I'm the happiest person in the world.

So many people who don't have any idea about Cork have asked me what this city is like, but it's pretty hard for me to answer straightaway in deed. My experience and feelings I've got here cannot be explained by words.

But I'd like to share what I see by showing you roughly 50 pictures I took today.

"Spring and Cork"


















































Love Cork,
Love Ireland,
Love my life♥