20.06.2018 ANIMALS

to rain hard

to irritate, bother

a person used in a scientific test, usually to discover the effect of a drug on humans

very busy, hardworking

an event that is designed to impress people in order to make them buy something or convince opinion for smth, it has lots of style, but no real content

01.06.2018 CULTURE

tea obsession

when a person cannot think of anything else but tea

dowry

the amount of money parents give to their daughter’s husband-to be

stiff upper lip

someone who doesn’t show his feelings when being upset

direct trade line

when coffee or tea makers contact the farmers directly and buy their products

ingrained part of the culture

the part of culture which doesn’t change

social beverage

consuming drinks in some social setting

to sip

to drink something taking only a small amount of the beverage

invigorating

something that makes a person feel healthier, fresher or more energetic

27.05.2018 TRAVELLING

Travelling

Match the following expressions with their definitions.

16.04.2018 INNOVATION

Today’s first Language Focus is 10 expressions on how to talk about computers and technology.

Check out if you’re a tech geek! Do you know what it means?

ANGRY GARDEN SALAD

poorly designed website
lame code

HAIRBALL

a messy situation or a tangled mess

CHILLAXIN'

Feeling laid-back and relaxed

CHIPS AND SALSA

chips = hardware
salsa = software
“Firstly figure out the problem, whether it is with the chip or the salsa.”

HEADDESK

feeling extremely upset or exhausted

DOUBLE GEEKING

using two computers at a time

WORD-OF-MOUSE

word-of-mouth = gossip and referral
word-of-mouse = gossip going viral on the internet

ZEN MAIL

an e-mail arriving without a text in its message body


We hope you’ll find these words interesting! Please feel free to use them and impress friends with the cool new vocab!
Oh, sorry, vocabulary!

Who knows – we may as well use them in our Olympiad next year 😉