Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Winter Olympic Games

The Winter Olympics are just around the corner, so this post will be about winter sports. I'm not a sportsperson. It's hard to admit, but I was a sports failure at school. Now there are only two activities I can really enjoy: riding a bike and dancing (in my own way). I think I've got rather good sense of rhythm :) 
Let's go back to the Olympics. The Winter and Summer Olympic Games used to be like twins (although the Summer Olympics are older). Until 1992 they were held in the same years. Now they are held on separate four-year cycles.
Fun facts: Poland is one of 12 countries that have attended every Winter Olympic Games. The USA has earned gold at each Games.
What kind of sports are in the Winter Olympic programme? There are 15 Winter Olympic sports:

Pictograms from the Public Domain.
Winter Olympic sports are sports practised on snow or ice. Some of them combine two sports, some use skis or special sleds. Some of them look similar, e.g. luge and skeleton. To know the difference remember how you sit (luge - face-up, skeleton - face-down).
It's also worth to know how to pronounce the names. Most of them are easy, while others can be tricky. For example, luge. The word is of French origin, so its pronunciation is not obvious.

Do you know all the Winter Olympic sports? Try this wordsearch to find out.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Macmillan Love English Awards 2013


http://www.macmillandictionary.com/love-english-awards/voting-blog-2013.html
I haven't written any blog posts for a while, as I've had too much paper work. But now I'm back with fresh ideas and hopefully I'll post more regularly.

I have some good news too. My blog has been nominated for Macmillan Love English Awards 2013! You can vote for my blog here: http://www.macmillandictionary.com/love-english-awards/voting-blog-2013.html (at the bottom of the page).

I must confess I'm so excited about taking part in this competition. I'm aware that my blog isn't that popular, but it's got many supportive readers :)

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Year's resolutions

This is the New Year, the new beginning. I used to make New Year's resolutions, but I gave it up 4 years ago. Now I feel it's time to do it again. And in 2014 I will follow 7 cardinal rules of life, especially the 7th one.


The author of the rules is Stephen Covey. His most popular book is "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" and it's definitely worth reading.
All the best in 2014! :)