Bird Watching

If you enjoy bird watching, the best you can do is hang a bird feeder from a branch of a tree in your own backyard. Assuming you have a bird feeder, a tree and a backyard, naturally. I have a bird feeder, my neighbour has a tree, and my niece has a backyard. That’s why I can sometimes spot these birds below: the Northern Cardinal, the House Finch, and the Black-capped Chickadee. The pictures, I found on the Internet. I left my camera in Spain and hope to retrieve it the next time I visit—in a year or so, God willing. The exercise attached, I designed for NI1 students, but I’m sure some of you NB2 students will easily answer correctly as well.

Northern Cardinal

House Finch

 

Black-capped Chickadee

magnum_feeder

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10.07.07. Force-Feeding, Intermediate, Multiple Choices, Vocabulary. Leave a comment.

Life is Beautiful

La vita è bella, but only for the chosen few. Scene? Switzerland (of course). Period? The present (today as yesterday as tomorrow, per saecula saeculorum). Here’s a multiple choices test for Intermediate students.

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10.07.07. Force-Feeding, Intermediate, Multiple Choices. Leave a comment.

Bacon & Sutherland

Graham Sutherland's "Thorn Head" (1947)

Francis Bacon’s “Figure in Movement” (1982)

Two artists, one Anglo-Irish and the other one British, are the subject of this multiple choices exercise for NA2 students.

bacon_&_sutherland

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10.07.07. Advanced, Force-Feeding, Multiple Choices. Leave a comment.

The Spanish Pyrenees

This is a multiple choices exercise for NB2 students.

spanish_pyrenees

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10.07.07. Basic, Force-Feeding, Multiple Choices. Leave a comment.

Cave Kosmoceratops

Introducing the Kosmoceratops, the latest addition to the world of The Flintstones. A multiple choices test for NA2 students.

kosmo_the_dino

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10.07.07. Force-Feeding, Multiple Choices. Leave a comment.

Wrinkles & Businessmen

Wrinkles and businessmen don’t quite get along. Here’s a reading comprehension exercise for Upper-intermediate to Advanced students.

hotels_ get_ the_ wrinkles_ out

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10.07.07. Force-Feeding, Multiple Choices. Leave a comment.

PAT

A multiple choices reading comprehension exercise for those Advanced students interested in literature and travel.

jakarta_pram

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10.07.07. Force-Feeding, Multiple Choices. Leave a comment.

Romance and Horror

Or should I have said ‘Horror and Romance’? Oh, who the hell cares a clove of garlic? A multiple choices exercise for NB2 students.

twilight_series

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10.07.07. Force-Feeding, Multiple Choices. Leave a comment.

On Phobias and Treatments

I’m posting today two exercises for Advanced students, the first to be done in twenty minutes to half an hour, the second in barely five minutes. The text I’ve been working on is by Lev Grossman, an American novelist, author of Warp, Codex, and The Magicians. He suffers from some sort of phagophobia, which, all things considered, is not such a bizarre phobia as you might think: several people I know, and even I myself, have had to cope with it for a spell of years.

overcoming_phobias

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how_to_fix_a_phobia

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If you want to read more about strange phobias, go to http://www.lifeinthefastlane.ca/60-weirdest-phobias-people-you-know-may-have/weird-science

http://www.oddee.com/item_96516.aspx

http://members.tripod.com/npsoaa_review/id29.html

10.07.07. Advanced, Force-Feeding, Jumbled Paragraphs, Multiple Choices. Leave a comment.

An Act of Murder or What?

A snow leopard as it should be...

...and as it shouldn't.

A reading comprehension exercise for Advanced students.

snow_leopard

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10.07.07. Force-Feeding, Multiple Choices. Leave a comment.

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