Civil Engineering in Developing Countries
Based on working on exercises on project decision making and planning, the specific context of working abroad in general and in developing countries in particular is illustrated, with regard to socio-cultural aspects, planning and financing of projects, roles of (consulting) engineers and contractors, local materials, techniques and knowledge and environmental issues.
Lesson #028, Wednesday giorno = day settimana = week mese = month anno = year minuto = minute ora = hour fa = ago orologio = clock, watch mezzogiorno = noon mezzanotte = midnight Che ore sono? = What time is it? E' l'una = It's one o'clock Sono le due = It's two o'clock E' mezzogiorno = It's noon E' mezzonotte = It's midnight
giorno = day
settimana = week
mese = month
anno = year
minuto = minute
ora = hour
fa = ago
orologio = clock, watch
mezzogiorno = noon
mezzanotte = midnight
Che ore sono? = What time is it?
E' l'una = It's one o'clock
Sono le due = It's two o'clock
E' mezzogiorno = It's noon
E' mezzonotte = It's midnight
A little bit of theater
By the end of this lesson you will be able to answer questions about the characters and the scenes of a play using indirect information.
The Hyper-Real Culture of the Tabloid Newsroom: Personal Experiences of UK Tabloid Culture
Richard Peppiatt, media commentator and former reporter for the Daily Star, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series
Plane flight is overbooked
At the end of this chapter you will be able to understand the answer phone message from the travel agent.
Week #001 Review, Monday Ciao = Hi, bye Salve = Hello Buongiorno = Good morning, good day Buonasera = Good evening (Tanto) Piacere = (So) Nice to meet you Molto lieto/lieta = Very pleased to meet you Scusa = Excuse me (informal) Scusi = Excuse me (formal) Come ti chiami? = What is your name? (informal) Come si chiama? = What is your name? (formal) Mi chiamo... = My name is... E tu? = And you? (informal) E Lei? = And you? (formal)
Ciao = Hi, bye
Salve = Hello
Buongiorno = Good morning, good day
Buonasera = Good evening
(Tanto) Piacere = (So) Nice to meet you
Molto lieto/lieta = Very pleased to meet you
Scusa = Excuse me (informal)
Scusi = Excuse me (formal)
Come ti chiami? = What is your name? (informal)
Come si chiama? = What is your name? (formal)
Mi chiamo... = My name is...
E tu? = And you? (informal)
E Lei? = And you? (formal)
Using Debate to Develop Critical Thinking and Speaking Skills
Lesson Objective: Students engage in rigorous debate about privatizing social security. Questions to ConsiderHow does the debate structure ensure a rigorous experience? How does Ms. Laudin encourage students to understand both claims and counterclaims based on evidence? How could you incorporate debates to enhance rigor and engagement? Common Core Standards ELA.WHST.9-10.1a, ELA.WHST.9-10.1b (6 minutes)
KBW's Brian Gardner surveys the post-Iowa 2012 GOP field
Jan. 5 - KBW Senior VP of Washington Research Brian Gardner assesses the next phase of the GOP presidential primary race amid signs Romney's narrow win in Iowa may not be delivering a post-Iowa bump.
Let them eat cake!
Jan. 5 - Thousands eat massive King Cake in Mexico City ahead of the religious Feast of the Epiphany. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
22-year old DC activist takes on Verizon
Jan. 5 - Twenty-two-year-old Molly Katchpole, who lives in a tiny Washington, DC apartment, is being credited with helping to kill Verizon's plan to impose a $2 "convenience" fee on customers with an online petition. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
In Conversation Larry Kramer and Jonathan Katz
In commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Brooklyn Museum presented a conversation with Larry Kramer, author of Broadway hit The Normal Heart, and Jonathan Katz, co-curator of HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture. Kramer and Katz discussed the play, a response to the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, and how the issues that faced the gay community then continue to be relevant today. This event took place at the Brooklyn Museum Thursday, December 1, 2011. Thursdays @ 7 is a series of
EnVision Retreat, 2011
Students describe their experiences attending Richmond's social justice leadership retreat, offered by the Office of Common Ground.
21F.405 Germany Today: Intensive Study of German Language and Culture (MIT)
Prepares students for working and living in German-speaking countries. Focus on current political, social, and cultural issues, using newspapers, journals, TV, radio broadcasts, and Web sources from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Emphasis on speaking, writing, and reading skills for professional contexts. Activities include: oral presentations, group discussions, guest lectures, and interviews with German speakers. No listeners.
09.01.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Montag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Die USA haben eine ungewöhnlich deutliche Warnung an die iranische Führung gerichtet. Der Iran überschreite eine "rote Linie", wenn er Atomwaffen entwickeln oder wichtige Schifffahrtswege wie die Straße von Hormus blockieren sollte, sagte Verteidigungsminister Leon Panetta. Die iranische Führung hatte zuvor bekan
Is This the Theory of Everything?
This model by Garrett Lisi reveals the link between gravity and the other fundamental forces of nature. The intricate pattern is shown in this animated selection accomapnied by narration. ( 2:24)
Gettysburg Civil War Reenactment Footage
Bring the American Civil War to life by showing students this reeanactment of a battle. Selection is set to music without narration. ( 5:29)
Basics of the Coordinate Plane
This selection provides an introduction to the basics of the coordinate plane. An interactive board is used to show the x and y axis, quadrants, and an ordered pair. A tip is also provided to help students learn the number of each quadrant. ( 1:46)
Theresa Fulgenzi - Stereotypes
Namaqua Chameleon Walking Through Desert Habitat
This short video gives excellent real life footage of Namaqua Chameleons walking through the desert. Students will enjoy the close up shots of these amazing lizards in their natural habitat. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
Martin (with Dev)
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