- Nov 30 Sun 2014 22:02
- Nov 29 Sat 2014 16:39
Once airplanes took to the sky, they provided another platform for daredevils. Wing walkers became popular by performing breathtaking stunts like walking from one plane to another while in mid-air. Sadly, many died performing such dangerous feats.
- Nov 29 Sat 2014 16:16
Does floating in a barrel over a massive waterfall or walking on the wings of an airplane sound appealing to you? If so, you might be a daredevil! Reckless activities like these seem crazy, yet since ancient times people have been taking incredible risks, often just for the thrill of it.
- Nov 27 Thu 2014 22:18
“Thank you.” This short but important English phrase acknowledges kind words or actions. But sometimes, those two words are not enough. When it comes to thanking people, you can be creative!
- Nov 26 Wed 2014 23:01
- Nov 25 Tue 2014 22:28
All week Bella tried to convince Carol to trade solos with her. She asked again and again, sounding like a broken record. She loudly criticized Carol’s singing. Carol tried to tune her out, but Bella’s mean comments bothered her.
Bella drummed up lots of support from the other girls in choir. Bella was popular and outgoing, so they took their cues from her. They accused Carol of being selfish.
- Nov 24 Mon 2014 22:21
“Carol, why don’t you sing the solo one ‘Hear the Music,’” said Mr. Davidson, the high school choir director.
“Really? I’d love to,” replied Carol. Mr. Davidson’s words were music to her ears. She loved that song and didn’t get to sing solos very often.
- Nov 23 Sun 2014 22:12
- Nov 22 Sat 2014 16:41
Listening to music these days often involves headphones, but it wasn’t always a solitary activity. Take the jukebox. You’d put a coin into the machine, select a song, and then punch a button with a letter and a number on it. Then you – and everyone else nearby – would listen as the machine played your selection from a vinyl record.
- Nov 21 Fri 2014 23:33
A Life of Commas
During a two-year break, Mc Conaughey refused “Saturday” roles until offers stopped altogether. But later, he suddenly became a god idea again. Well-known directors wanted him in surprising character roles (Bernie) and darker stories (Mud).
- Nov 21 Fri 2014 23:16
“Find Your Frequency”
While dealing with fame, McConaughey took some roles that were important to him. Contact’s theme was about the relationship of God and science, and Amistad discussed slavery. The first film was successful, but the second project started a string of financial disappointments.
- Nov 19 Wed 2014 23:01
Matthew McConaughey has collected over 800 sayings, and he loves to share them. Collecting and creating bits of wisdom seems to be one of his hobbies. More than that, however, they seem to be fuel for his career.
- Nov 18 Tue 2014 22:20
Wannabe race drivers don’t need to compete on a racing circuit. Almost anyone can rent a kart for a short session at an indoor track in many cities across the U.S.
wannabe：（= want to like）
- Nov 17 Mon 2014 22:09
“Gentlemen, start your engines!” These famous words start races like the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500 where the best drivers race the fastest cars. But racing isn’t limited to professional racers who drive almost 200 miles per hour. Adults and children interested in the adrenaline rush of motorsports racing can drive a go-kart. In fact, many professional racers got their start driving go-karts. Racing go-karts, or karting, has become popular worldwide. In the past 50 years, an estimated 1.6 billion people worldwide have enjoyed some form of karting.
start your engines：（= get ready to do something）
- Nov 15 Sat 2014 17:07
Beginning in the 14th century, perfume was used mainly by French royalty and other wealthy people. No one took baths regularly, so fragrance was used to cover up body odor. King Louis XV enjoyed perfume a lot. He ordered a different fragrance daily for his apartment. Perfume became very popular in the 17th century as people across the country began using it. As demand grew, the Western perfume industry got its start.
- Nov 14 Fri 2014 23:41
- Nov 14 Fri 2014 22:56
Did you put on perfume or cologne today? If so, you are carrying on a long tradition that began in early Egypt.
Ancient drawings dating back to around 3500 B.C. show Egyptians using fragrances. They used them in their religious services. They also used scented oils to clean their skin. From Egypt, the use of perfume spread to Greece, Rome and beyond.
- Nov 13 Thu 2014 22:04
Karly：Then how can you say that you don’t understand art?
Jason：The paintings in my house are just decorations. I’m still not interested in visiting a museum to look at stuff that has no purpose.
- Nov 12 Wed 2014 22:32
- Nov 11 Tue 2014 22:14
Pushing beyond medical reasons
Now, a growing number of people are attempting to implant devices in their bodies for other purposes. Called biohackers, these folks strive to use technology to enhance their normal human abilities. A few biohackers have already implanted RFID tags in their hands that act as passwords, opening locked doors with the wave of a hand.