Is Mother’s Day celebrated on the same day everywhere in the world?

Americans, just like the Brazilian people, celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May. President Woodrow Wilson, who issued a proclamation in 1914, asked Americans to give a public expression of reverence to mothers on this day. Carnations have come to represent Mother’s Day, following President William McKinley’s habit of always wearing a white carnation, his mother’s favorite flower.

What about in other countries?

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London’s Top 10 free things – part 1

You can be tired of hearing about the Royal Wedding and all its fuss. But one thing we can’t deny: London is one of the greatest cities on Earth…. and also one of the most expensive for tourists. So check here the top 10 free things you can do when you pay a visit to Her Majesty, the Queen – as suggested by Laura Porter on About.com Guide.

10. Free Music

Southbank Centre has lots of free music and other events and there are Free foyer concerts at the National Theatre, also on the South Bank.
• Free Monday lunchtime recitals at the Royal Opera House.
• Regular free lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
• Saturdays at Notting Hill Arts Club, see Rough Trade’s free showcase.

9. Westminster Abbey

You can see inside Westminster Abbey for free. This is the place where the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton took place. The Abbey never charges people who want to worship but they rely on admission fees from visitors to cover running costs. Evensong is the most beautiful of services where the Abbey choir sings. The Choristers of the Choir are educated at Westminster Abbey Choir School and are all extremely talented. Evensong is at 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, plus at 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

8. Street Markets

London is well-known for its popular street markets. The most popular are Camden Market and Portobello Market, following closely by Greenwich Market. Find out about these markets and more on this link:  London Street Market’s Guide

7. Street Performers

The West Piazza of Covent Garden Market has street performers to entertain you every afternoon. Good acts can draw huge crowds and the performers love to get audience members to help them with their act. All performers are licensed and have passed an audition to perform here.

You will find more street performers at the weekend along the South Bank, particularly outside the National Theatre.

6. Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is one of Britain’s greatest visitor attractions and was designed by John Nash in the 1820s and constructed in the 1830s. This iconic square has many sights to see including Nelson’s Column and the National Gallery. It is both a tourist attraction and the main focus for political demonstrations. Every December, Norway donates a marvellous Christmas tree, to thank Britain for liberation from the Nazis.

Stay tuned for the top 5 free activities in London!

KIDS E TEENS DO CELLEP PARTICIPAM DO DAY CAMP 2011

No dia 02 de abril os alunos do Kids e Teens se divertiram muito em mais um DAY CAMP organizado pelo CEL LEP. A atividade aconteceu no ENGLISH CAMP, um espaço voltado para lazer e prática da língua inglesa.

Os alunos brincaram bastante e ainda entraram em contato com atividades típicas americanas, como baseball, hockey, lacrosse, entre outras. Além disso, melhoraram a fluência em inglês, pois se comunicaram somente nesse idioma.

Ao longo do dia, a garotada participou de gincanas, brincadeiras educativas, atividades na piscina e só parou para almoçar. Tudo foi muito descontraído e divertido para que, à vontade e desinibidos, os alunos se expressassem bem em inglês.

Poucas vezes os alunos têm a oportunidade de praticar fora do ambiente da escola o que é aprendido em sala de aula. O DAY CAMP lhes dá essa chance de uma forma que os resultados aparecem naturalmente.

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Learn some interesting reference concerning corporate language and especially Human Resources vocabulary:

Hire and fire

If you ‘hire’ someone, you employ them.

* We hired him on a six-month contract.
* I hear that they are not hiring people at the moment because of budget problems.

 If you ‘fire’ somebody, you dismiss them from their job, usually because of something they did.

* I had to fire Sally because she kept on making mistakes.
* If you don’t improve, they may decide to fire you.

If you ‘make somebody redundant’, you dismiss them from their job for economic reasons.

* They are closing down the factory and making 500 people redundant.
* I was made redundant from my last job. Leia mais