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I “WALK” “TALL” WITH ” “BRUBAKER TRUMP”   Leave a comment

white long sleevesBRUBAKER WAS A MAN THAT WAS STONG AND SMART, IN THE TRUE MOVIE HE FOUGHT THE POLITICS THAT HAS BEEN THE DOWN FALL OF “AMERICA” I SEE “TRUMP” AS A MAN THAT WILL FIGHT AND WIN AGAINIST  A CORRUPT SYSTEM.  IN THE MOVIE ROBERT REDDFORD PLAYED A NEW WARDEN TO A PRISON.
“WATCH THE MOVIE BELOW AND SEE “TRUMP” BEAT THE CLINTON’S!!!!!

 

 

In 1969 a mysterious man (Robert Redford) arrives at Wakefield State Prison in Arkansas. As an inmate, he immediately witnesses rampant abuse and corruption, including open and endemic sexual assault, torture, worm-ridden diseased food, insurance fraud and a doctor charging inmates for care. Brubaker eventually reveals himself—during a dramatic standoff involving Walter (Morgan Freeman), a deranged prisoner who was being held in solitary confinement—to be the new prison warden, to the amazement of both prisoners and officials alike.

With ideals and vision, he attempts to reform the prison, with an eye towards prisoner rehabilitation and human rights. He recruits several long-time prisoners, including trustees Larry Lee Bullen (David Keith) and Richard “Dickie” Coombes (Yaphet Kotto), to assist him with the reform. Their combined efforts slowly improve the prison conditions, but his stance enrages several corrupt officials on the prison board who have profited from graft for decades.

When Brubaker discovers multiple unmarked graves on prison property, he attempts to unravel the mystery, leading to political scandal. A trustee decides to make a run for it when he realizes that he might be held accountable for killing an inmate. The resulting gunfight, in which Bullen is killed, proves to be the clincher that the prison board needs (acting with the tacit approval of the governor) to fire Brubaker.

A statement before the credits explains that two years after Brubaker was fired, 24 inmates, led by Coombes, sued the prison. The court ruled that the treatment of the prisoners was unconstitutional and the prison system was ultimately reformed. Meanwhile, the governor was not re-elected.

Posted September 1, 2016 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SISTER ANGELA “BOOTs”   Leave a comment

 

 

 

On August 14, 1961 my sister was born, and here is what other things that makes the date so special.

Monday 14 August 1961

1961-08-14

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Tossin’ And Turnin’ by Bobby Lewis. In UK You Don’t Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. Pit and the Pendulum, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Agony And The Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books

Poke My Birthday on 14.August.1961

On your Way to Your Birthday on 14.August.1961:

You were born on Monday on 14.August.1961 and you think this is your oldest day of your life history but you are sadly wrong. Let’s surprise you:

8.October.1960, Saturday, (Your birthday -310 days):

On 8.October.1960, Saturday, your father has produced the semen that will be half of you soon.

He produced 1000 sperms every second of his life and you will be lucky one out of 500 million sperm he sent on their way in the conceivement. You may find interesting to know that if he had drunk (or not drunk) coffee on this Saturday morning, you might be born completely as someone else (for instance in the opposite sex) as Caffeine changes the speed of male sperms.

23.October.1960, Sunday (Your birthday -295 days):

Today your mother had her last menstrual cycle and started building up the egg, that will be the other half of you.

After today, she will not have this cycle again for a very long time (thanks to you!). She spent Sunday as moody, anxious, short-tempered and you should be glad, you were not around her that day!

7.November.1960, Monday (Your birthday -280 days):

Your mother’s egg is ready to build the other half of you and your father and your mother got together to make you.

But there is still no “you” around so don’t get excited much. It can take several hours for your father’s sperm to reach your mother’s egg and now it is just on its way out.

8.November.1960, Tuesday (Your birthday -279 days):

Out of 500 million sperm on their way to your mother’s egg, the sperm which built you has won the race by coming first and the sperm and the egg is became one to make your very first cell. Do you see how lucky your half (the sperm) be by winning coming up first among 500 million other rivals? Never tell you are not lucky anymore!

We can call Tuesday, 8.November.1960 as your “first day alive” because this is when you are a living entity, an embryo, congratulations! Although you are just a 1 cell creature today your unique DNA is also formed so your future destiny like your sex, height, physical apperance, intelligence, characteristic and vulnability to certain dissesases is already been determined.

22.November.1960, Tuesday (Your birthday -265 days):

If your mother is an intelligent women, she would have suspected that she is pregnant at 22.November.1960, Tuesday. She is not very sure yet but she is suspicious. We hope she was excited and joyed, not worried.

29.November.1960, Tuesday (Your birthday -258 days):

Today your mother is telling your father about her pregrancy and he is celebrating to be a daddy!

Day 29.November.1960, Tuesday is also important in that, your heart has pumped for the first time today. We don’t know if it is a coincedence that your father learned about you in the very day, your heart first pumped!

13.February.1961, Monday (Your birthday -182 days):

Your parents could have lawfully got an abortion until 13.February.1961, Monday so this is also an important day of your life. Today they decided you should live!

We are glad they didn’t otherwise, we’d lose one site visitor in pokemybirthday.com.

14.August.1961, Monday(Your birthday):

You are born to a cruel world. Happy birthday little buddy! We hope you remember to enjoy your life which was a big journey from day minus 310 to today.

Your lucky days are Monday (Conceivement date, Your parents decided to not to have an abortion, You were born) and Tuesday (Your first cell is built, Your mother suspects she is pregnant, Your heart beat for the first time).

  • You are exactly 55 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours 34 minutes old.
  • You will receive your next birthday gift in 2 days 15 hours 26 minutes later.
  • If your hair were never cut since 14.August.1961, it would be 8.014 m. today.
  • If your nails were never cut since 14.August.1961, they would be 1.989 m. today.
  • An apple tree seeded on 14.August.1961, bore 4,884.011 kg. apple till today.

Its contribution to economy is $19,487.2 and it fed 8,195 people. We hope that in your life you, as a human being, achieved more than that poor apple tree.

Posted August 11, 2016 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Are you interested in learning abbreviations and acronyms in English?   7 comments

Teacher “ALVIN”

Come to the Philippines to learn “ENGLISH”

1) Are you interested in learning abbreviations and acronyms in English?
2) Do you know lots of abbreviations and acronyms?
3) Do you think abbreviations and acronyms are useful?
4) Do you have a favorite abbreviation or acronym?
5) Do you think alphabets that don’t have an English script (Chinese, Russian, Arabic, etc.) use abbreviations and acronyms?
6) Do you know the punctuation rules for abbreviations and acronyms?
7) What do you think are the world’s most common abbreviations and acronyms?
8) Do you ever invent your own acronyms to help you study?
9) The website http://www.abbreviationz.com/ says “RSVP” is one of the most popular queries. Do you know what it means?
10) What acronym could you create for your name?
1) What is the difference between an abbreviation and an acronym?
2) How many United Nations abbreviations and acronyms do you know?
3) Are there many abbreviations and acronyms in your language?
4) What do you think about spending a whole English lesson on abbreviations and acronyms?
5) Can you keep up to date with computer and technology abbreviations and acronyms (WIFI, WAP, ISP, WWW, etc.)?
6) Do you think abbreviations in e-mail and text messages are adding to or ruining the English (or your) language?
7) The website http://www.abbreviationz.com lists 33 different meanings for “BYOB”. Can you think of any?
8) “Scuba”, “modem”, radar”, “laser” and “NATO” are all acronyms. Do you know what they mean?
9) Would you like to study for an MA or PhD?
10) What do ante meridian and post meridian refer to?
A.B. Artium Baccalaureus [Bachelor of Arts]
abbr. abbreviation(s), abbreviated
Acad. Academy
A.D. anno Domini [in the year of the Lord]
alt. altitude
A.M. ante meridiem [before noon]; Artium Magister [Master of Arts]
AM amplitude modulation
Assn. Association
at. no. atomic number
at. wt. atomic weight
Aug. August
Ave. Avenue
AWOL absent without leave
b. born, born in
B.A. Bachelor of Arts
B.C. Before Christ
b.p. boiling point
B.S. Bachelor of Science
Btu British thermal unit(s)
C Celsius (centigrade)
c. circa [about]
cal calorie(s)
Capt. Captain
cent. century, centuries
cm centimeter(s)
co. county
Col. Colonel; Colossians
Comdr. Commander
Corp. Corporation
Cpl. Corporal
cu cubic
d. died, died in
D.C. District of Columbia
Dec. December
dept. department
dist. district
div. division
Dr. doctor
E east, eastern
ed. edited, edition, editor(s)
est. established; estimated
et al. et alii [and others]
F Fahrenheit
Feb. February
fl. floruit [flourished]
fl oz fluid ounce(s)
FM frequency modulation
ft foot, feet
gal. gallon(s)
Gen. General, Genesis
GMT Greenwich mean time
GNP gross national product
GOP Grand Old Party (Republican Party)
Gov. governor
grad. graduated, graduated at
H hour(s)
Hon. the Honorable
hr hour(s)
i.e. id est [that is]
in. inch(es)
inc. incorporated
Inst. Institute, Institution
IRA Irish Republican Army
IRS Internal Revenue Service
Jan. January
Jr. Junior
K Kelvin
kg kilogram(s)
km kilometer(s)
£ libra [pound], librae [pounds]
lat. latitude
lb libra [pound], librae [pounds]
Lib. Library
long. longitude
Lt. Lieutenant
Ltd. Limited
m meter(s)
M minute(s)
M.D. Medicinae Doctor [Doctor of Medicine]
mg milligram(s)
mi mile(s)
min minute(s)
mm millimeter(s)
mph miles per hour
Mr. Mister (always abbreviated)
Mrs. Mistress (always abbreviated)
Msgr Monsignor
mt. Mount, Mountain
mts. mountains
Mus. Museum
N north; Newton(s)
NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NE northeast
no. number
Nov. November
OAS Organization of American States
Oct. October
Op. Opus [work]
oz ounce(s)
pl. plural
pop. population
pseud. pseudonym
pt. part(s)
pt pint(s)
pub. published; publisher
qt quart(s)
Rev. Revelation; the Reverend
rev. revised
R.N. registered nurse
rpm revolution(s) per minute
RR railroad
S south
S second(s)
SEATO Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
SEC Securities and Exchange Commission
sec second(s); secant
Sept. September
Ser. Series
Sgt. Sergeant
sq square
Sr. Senior
SSR Soviet Socialist Republic
St. Saint; Street
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
uninc. unincorporated
Univ. University
U.S. United States
USA United States Army
USAF United States Air Force
USCG United States Coast Guard
USMC United States Marine Corps
USN United States Navy
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars
VISTA Volunteers in Service to America
vol. volume(s)
vs. versus
W west; watt(s)
WHO World Health Organization
wt. weight
yd yard(s)
YMCA Young Men’s Christian Association
YWCA Young Women’s Christian Association

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘speed’?   Leave a comment

60KM/H Speed limit sign in Australia.

60KM/H Speed limit sign in Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘speed’?
2) What is the speed limit on the roads in your country?
3) Does speed kill?
4) Are you a speed freak? Do you love going fast?
5) What’s the fastest speed you’ve ever been in a car at?
6) Why do people love speed so much?
7) Are our lives getting faster and faster?
8) What things can you do at lightning speed?
9) Mahatma Gandhi said: “There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” Do you agree?
10) Tadao Ando said: “The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.” What do you think?

 

 

 

1) What do you think of speed?
2) What do you think of people who drive at very high speeds?
3) How important is speed in your life?
4) Do you need high speed Internet?
5) Would you like to travel at the speed of light?
6) Do you ever speed dial on your mobile?
7) Do you worry about speed cameras and speed checks on the roads?
8) Are you a speed reader?
9) Someone once said: “There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.” What does this mean? Do you agree with it?
10) Confucius once said: “It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” Do you agree with him?

 

Posted October 22, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What images spring to mind when you hear the country Somalia?   1 comment

Somalia-Mission-Planning

Somalia-Mission-Planning (Photo credit: EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection)

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1) What images spring to mind when you hear the country Somalia?
2) What are the good things and bad things about Somalia?
3) What is Somalia most famous for?
4) What do you know about Somali history?
5) What are the differences between Somalia and your country?
6) What do you think about Somali people?
7) What has Somalia given to the world?
8) Would you like to visit Somalia, or live there?
9) What do you know about the geography of Somalia?
10) Who are the most famous Somalis you know?

 

 

 

 

 

1) How different is Somalia from other African countries?
2) What was the last news story you heard about Somalia?
3) What do you think Somalia’s neighbors think of it?
4) What do you think Somalia will be like 50 years from now?
5) Does your country have good relations with Somalia?
6) What could you do on a holiday in Somalia?
7) What is your idea of a typical Somali person?
8) What things about Somalia do you think Somalis are proud of?
9) What do you know about Somali culture?
10) What would you like to ask a Somali person about Somalia?

 

Topographic map of Somalia with english labels...

Topographic map of Somalia with english labels. Created with GMT from public domain GLOBE data. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted October 21, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What images spring to mind when you hear the phrase “social work’?   Leave a comment

 

 

 

 

 

1) What images spring to mind when you hear the phrase “social work’?
2) Is social work a key part of your country’s society?
3) Do you do any / Would you like to do any social work?
4) Is social work the responsibility of the government or NGOs (non-government organizations)?
5) What kind of people are social workers?
6) What kinds of jobs can you get with a degree in social work?
7) Why are jobs in the area of social work so poorly paid?
8) Do you think people who get help from social workers are always grateful?
9) Which countries do you think have excellent social work systems?
10) Do you think there’ll always be a need for social work in your country?

 

 

 

 

 

1) What is social work?
2) What areas of social work does your government need to spend more money on?
3) What dangers do you think there are in social work?
4) What skills do you need to be a good social worker?
5) Are social workers respected in your country?
6) Do you think having a qualification in social work means you can work in any country in the world?
7) Would you pay more taxes to help pay for more social workers?
8) How far do social workers help create a safer society?
9) What help from a social worker would you like?
10) What questions would you like to ask a social worker?

 

Posted October 20, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Do you like science?   Leave a comment

English: Science icon from Nuvola icon theme f...

English: Science icon from Nuvola icon theme for KDE 3.x. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘science’?
2) How important is science?
3) Is science always good?
4) Do you always trust science?
5) Were you good at science at school?
6) What science projects or experiments did you like at school?
7) Would you donate your body to science after you die?
8) Why is science becoming less and less popular in schools?
9) Do you like visiting science museums?
10) What kind of people love science?
1) Do you like science?
2) What were your science teachers like?
3) What has science done for humankind?
4) What will science uncover in the next few decades?
5) What questions will science never answer?
6) Do science and religion fit well together?
7) When someone says, “It isn’t exactly rocket science,” what do they mean?
8) What will the next big discovery in science be?
9) Would you want your children to study science, management  or law?
10) The Japanese anime character Ikari Gendo said: “Science is the power of Man.” What does this mean? Do you agree?
Hamamatsu Science Museum, Hamamatsu, Japan

Hamamatsu Science Museum, Hamamatsu, Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted October 19, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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