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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand spoken descriptions of holiday resorts

  • understand people talking about where and when they take their holidays and why

  • write an informal postcard or letter identifying the advantages and disadvantages of a holiday resort and/or describing personal holiday plans

  • make a short oral presentation about personal holiday plans

  • question other people about their plans
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Real Brazilian Conversations #35 – Como é estudar idiomas em outro país?
Hello folks, it’s your boy Guilherme here. Today I recorded an amazing conversation with my good friend Felipe. He studied languages outside of Brazil and tells us about his experience. There are...

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Pharrell reminds kids to be happy on U.N. International Day of Happiness
Singer Pharrell Williams urges kids to seek happiness during the United Nation's program for the International Day of Happiness. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and internatio
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Introduction

This is the second in a series of three courses on Animals at the extremes. In order to get the most from it, you should have previously studied Animals at the extremes: The desert environment (S324_1). After completing this course you might like to complete the series by studying Author(s): The Open University

Al 88, Si 12 (wt%), eutectic alloy
This alloy is of the eutectic composition. From the melt a eutectic is formed between aluminium solid solution and virtually pure silicon. Slow solidification produces a very coarse microstructure. The eutectic comprises large plates of silicon in the aluminium matrix. This microstructure displays poor ductility due to the brittleness of large silicon plates. The microstructure is normally refined through either rapid solidification, which lets the silicon phase assume a fibrous form, or by a pr
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2.4 Early disasters

Many of the earliest bridges were simply a wooden trestle type of construction, an efficient and easy-to-build structure, yet providing a secure and safe passage for heavy metal trains. Although we tend to associate such structures with the United States, they were in fact widely used in Britain in the early days of steam locomotion. However, they had a limited lifetime owing to rot, so were gradually replaced by wrought iron girder bridges, often laid on brick or masonry piers.

Designe
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12.1.1 Survey questionnaires

Questionnaires are lists of questions that enable information to be gathered efficiently from a relatively large number of respondents. Most questionnaires require a fixed type of response, such as a choice between available answers, or along a scale of response. For example, a product design questionnaire might suggest, ‘I found the product easy to use’ and provide a five-point scale of response from ‘agree strongly’ to ‘disagree strongly’. Or a question might be, ‘how often do
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Ah Bon French Roll Call Babies


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The week ahead: Crumbling ceasefire
Jonathan Rosenthal says Syria's turmoil will deepen if John Kerry fails to salvage a ceasefire with Russia. John Prideaux previews the Clinton-Trump clash in the first presidential debate. And Matthew Valencia talks about Azerbaijan's reputation management through caviar diplomacy. Anne McElvoy hosts.
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5.7 Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century

This course examines the roles of Scots who contributed to the comprehensive transformation of medicine in the nineteenth century. It begins by observing how laboratory practices led to improved techniques of medical diagnosis. This is followed by assessing how Scots contributed to the emerging collective identity of medical practitioners, as well as the improvements in licensing that led to reform of the medical professions. Many new developments in medical education also enabled women to qu
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Season 3 – Lesson 11 – Coffee Break Spanish
Coming up in this lesson:

In episode 11, the first episode of 2009, Mark and Alba talk about the holidays and about their New Year’s Resolutions. Alba presents a review of the film La Lengua de las Mariposas in the intermedio, and José’s topic of the week is paying compliments to people. Grammar points covered include the use of sí que for emphasis, and talking about how long you did things f
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3.4 Arousal

We can identify three types of arousal during the hibernation period, on temporal rather than physiological grounds. The first is alarm arousal, in response to a major exogenous stimulus such as a sudden large drop in environmental temperature. The second is a periodic arousal when, in the absence of external cues, the animal spontaneously begins to re-warm. The third is the final arousal in the spring when the animal does not re-enter hibernation but emerges to a sustained euthermia. Physiol
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9 Part 2: Invention

Having taken a broad look at the whole innovation process from invention to diffusion, I'll go back and look more closely at what motivates individuals and organisations to invent. Then I'll consider how people generate ideas for inventions and the designs based on the inventions.


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A Tisket A Tasket Nursery Rhyme | Nursery Rhymes and Kids Songs for Children on Tea Time with Tayla
A Tisket A Tasket is a classic nursery rhyme for kids and children. Nursery Rhymes and Kids Songs for Children on Tea Time with Tayla, like A Tisket A Tasket, are a fun way for toddlers and babies to sing and dance. This nursery rhyme video of "A Tisket A Tasket" has lots of musical breaks for dancing. Parents and teachers, if your child or students wants to sing-along and learn the A Tisket A Tasket nursery rhyme lyrics, simply turn on the closed captions or subtitles and sing along! - Love, Ta
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Introduction

We know that the brain has a hugely important role to play in the students' learning that goes on in our classrooms. However, surprisingly, scientists still know relatively little about the workings of the brain, and most of what we do know has been discovered only in the last 15 years. Our challenge is to ensure that what we do know about the brain is translated into classroom practice and used to maximise student learning – this is the idea at the heart of Accelerated Learning. This unit
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5.12 Pole and Stewart report

Apparently prepared using the same methodology as Law, Pole and Stewart produced a report that calculated the loads at various points in the bridge under live locomotive loads and wind loading at various pressures. Stewart was employed by Bouch to perform the original design calculations for the bridge, while Pole was brought in as an independent expert. He had extensive experience of use of different materials in bridges, and indeed, had written a standard text book for engineers on the subj
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2 Working with memories – life storybooks

Life story books are used more and more by social workers, residential care staff and some foster parents with young people who, for various reasons, need to find ways to remember and talk about earlier parts of their lives. The books may take a variety of forms: photograph albums, scrapbooks, written accounts and audio and video recordings. They may include drawings, poems, family trees, letters, bus and train tickets, photographs, writing and all sorts of ephemera that evoke the past, or pr
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2.4.3 Literature

This doesn't have the kind of physical presence that material evidence does, but it has a different strength: it gives us, more literally, voices from the past. We can, as it were, hear the ancient Greeks and Romans speak, about what happened, about how they felt, about what they thought, and experience how they expressed themselves. This gives us a rather different access to their world, complementary to the one we get from material culture.

Like the word ‘arts’, literature can sug
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Le stockage électrochimique de l'énergie (Vidéo)

Dans cette vidéo, Xavier Py explique ce qu'est le stockage électrochimique, procédé utilisé depuis plus de 2000 ans pour stocker l'énergie. Il montre de nombreux usages de ces batteries, et discute des enjeux associés à leur développement.


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