New words – 15 June 2015

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JOMOabbreviationthe joy of missing out

It was only a matter of time before someone – in this case Fake’s fellow entrepreneur Anil Dash – came up with a counterpart acronym, which encapsulates my stance towards tarot cabaret: Jomo, the joy of missing out.

[ 17 October 2014]


An oversized fedora (leather band) is a) more chic, and b) less annoying for everyone else. See Naomi Watts for inspo.

[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 29 November 2014]


Obvi she didn’t want to get in trouble, but wait! There’s more to it than that!

[ 10 December 2014]

Ugh: TIME Wants To Ban Girl-Centric Slang Words, And That’s Obvi A Problem

[ 14 November 2014]

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New words – 25 May 2015

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ancestral healthnoundiet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors

‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

[New York Times (US broadsheet) 21 September 2014]

Which is odd, because in many ways my husband has the instincts of a wild boar, and Ancestral Health – the lifestyle extension of the Paleo or ‘Caveman’ diet – is about going way back to a time of elk-jerky-eating, loincloth-wearing Lascaux dwellers.

[ 17 October 2014]

golden ricenouna genetically engineered form of rice with enhanced levels of vitamin A

Golden rice, as it is called, is meant to combat vitamin A deficiency, a huge problem in developing countries in Asia and Africa. Vitamin A deficiencies affect children and pregnant women who suffer everything from blindness to infections to death.

[ 07 October 2014]

hamburger taxnouna tax on unhealthy food

Poll: Do…

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New words – 11 May 2015

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mintadjective(informal)nice; cool

Either way, the car looks mint.

[Stuff (UK innovations magazine) Nov 2014]

baenoun(slang)a romantic partner (often used as a form of address)

I have to kill my bae because he is CHEATING ON ME.

[ 13 November 2014]

See ya, bae!

[Heard in conversation (young girl, early teens) 15 December 2014]

negverb(informal)to insult someone in order to attract theme sexually

I watched JBU this week and nearly choked on my drink when you talked about negging guys to pick them up. Just had to share.

[ 05 November 2014]

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New words – 4 May 2015

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EvelabbreviationEnglish votes for English laws; the idea that only English (as opposed to Scottish, Welsh or Irish) MPs should be allowed to vote for laws that affect only England

Yet these are the two principal constitutional proposals that have come from the Conservative party in its kneejerk response to Ukip’s English nationalism and an ill-thought-out drive to impose what is commonly called ‘English votes for English laws’ (Evel).

[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 18 October 2014]

English votes for English laws, or EVEL as it has amusingly become known (well, amusing to those of us with a penchant for jumping bikes over buses), came to dominate.

[ 14 October 2014]

democratatornouna dictator who is democratically elected and controls a country through manipulation and legal restrictions rather than through

Putin, you mentioned. The late Hugo Chavez was a certainly a leading democratator as well.

[WNYC: Leonard Lopate…

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Teaching formal writing

Oxford University Press

Solutions-Writing-Challenge-logo-WEBIn January we asked over 450 teachers from around the world to vote for the biggest writing challenge they face in their classroom. Since then we’ve dedicated a month to each of the top three voted for challenges with a series of webinars and blog posts from some of Oxford’s top teacher trainers. During our survey we also received some fantastic comments from teachers telling us about other writing challenges they’ve encountered. Join us as we take on 3 extra challenges raised by teachers like you. In this blog Olha Madylus addresses the first of these challenges:

‘My students find formal writing challenging and keep using informal vocabulary’.

Maybe this is something you have experienced? Teenage learners in particular can struggle with formal writing. They rarely use formal vocabulary even in their first language, and don’t see the relevance of formal writing. However, for most teenagers this will prove an…

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New words – 20 April 2015

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dumbwalkingnounwalking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone

He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

[ 14 July 2014]

tech crechenouna safe where visitors to a place can deposit their mobile phones before exploring that place

The short film sees a young David Attenborough (voiced by impressionist Phil Cornwell) encourage viewers to leave the car at home and store their devices in the Tech Creche, leaving them free to enjoy the region’s majestic woodlands and coastline without digital distractions.

[ 25 July 2014]

vampingnounthe activity of remaining awake late into the night, usually while chatting on social networks

‘Social media is about having agency over your own life and vamping is one way to recapture that,’ said Alice Marwick, an assistant professor at Fordham University who studies the Internet and society.

[New York…

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New words – 6 April 2015

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nanoroboticsnounthe use of extremely tiny components (measuring a nanometer or less) to make robots

Nano-robotics is gaining importance in the field of industrial robotics. It is gaining momentum in health care and other niche markets.

[ 03 July 2014]

glass cockpitnouna part of a vehicle filled with computer screens from which the vehicle is controlled automatically, partially or entirely by computer

We have estimates of a glass cockpit in our cars being fairly soon.

[WNYC: Lenard Lopate Show (culture and society, interviews) 30 September 2014]

We already have a sort of glass cockpit, at least in some higher-end vehicles that have adaptive cruise control.

[WNYC: Lenard Lopate Show (culture and society, interviews) 30 September 2014]

screen scrapernouna piece of software that extracts character-based information from other applications and presents it in a more user-friendly format

I was just wondering if I could use some…

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Takmičenja iz engleskog jezika – Brainstorming



         Ovogodišnje gradsko takmičenje za osnovne škole ostavilo je svima gorak ukus u ustima, i takmičarima i nastavnicima. Pokušala sam da odgovorim na jedan od komentara na blogu, ali sam shvatila da odgovor ne mogu da dam samo ja, već da bi trebalo da se udružimo i napravmo jedan pravi BRAINSTORMING. Možda ćemo zajednički doći do rešenja.

          Dakle, koleginica Emilija kaže:

“Draga Aleksandra i drage kolege i koleginice,
predlazem da ulozimo protest povodom ovakvog testa i trazimo da sva deca koja su imala 32 ili vise poena dobiju prolaz na republicko takmicenje. Naime, test za reading je skinut sa interneta i dat je kao vezbanje za polaganje FCE ispita. Svako ko se malo bavi jezikom zna koji…

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Okružno takmičenje za osnovne škole 2015



     Sigurna sam da ovakav test niko nije očekivao. To pokazuje i prolaznost na republličko takmičenje. Da li se nismo dobro spremili ili test, ipak, nije primeren učeniku 8. razreda?

Onlajn testovi:

City Competition 2015 Grammar Part 

City Competition 2015  Reading Comprehension

Ovde možete skinuti i testove : 

– opšta kategorija – Okružno 2015

– specijalna kategorija – Okružno 2015- specijalna

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Okružno takmičenje za osnovne škole iz 2004. godine



Koleginica Katarina Vujanović se postarala da vam bude dostupan i test sa okružnog iz 2004. godin., koji je jedini nedostajao u kolekciji, počevši od 1998. godine. Nisam imala vremena da ga prekucam, ali mislim da će vam značiti da još malo provežbate za sutrašnji nastup.

Takmičari, poklonite se i počnite ;), a Katarini veliko HVALA i u vaše ime!

Pictureokružno reading 2004

okružno grammar part 1 2004okružno grammar part 2 2004

okružno key 2004

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