From East to West, North to South, and whether we understand them or not, accents can really make us weak in the knees. The latest worldwide survey analysed 11,000 single people around the world and found that British accents are the most attractive on a first date. READ MORE
Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken, Canadian ice climbers, have become the first in the world to complete historic ascent of frozen Niagara Falls, parts of which have frozen over winter. They climbed about 45 metres up on the Horseshoe section of the famous falls, which borders the US and Canada.
In his interview (watch below), Gadd described how spray from the part of the waterfall that had not frozen made his ice climb slippery 🙂
La mia ROMA Italian language travel
As legend has it, Rome, Italy, was founded by the twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, in 700 B.C. The former Caput Mundi, or Capital of the World, sits beneath Palatine Hill, where the ruins of its original incarnation are open for exploration.
No Rome tour is complete without stopping by the remains of the Temple of Saturn and Arch of Septimus, both located in the Roman Forum. Get in touch with your inner gladiator and stop by the Colosseum, a relic of Roman bloodsports and perhaps the most recognizable element of the city.
Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure you’ll return to Rome one day; don’t toss in two coins unless you’re ready to fall in love with a Roman. Continue your Rome sightseeing in St. Peter’s Square, home of St. Peter’s Basilica. The world’s largest church, designed by Michelangelo, is both a remarkable structure and a tribute to faith. You can look down from the famous dome to the Holy Square, which is usually filled with the faithful looking to obtain a blessing from the Pope. After this, it’s just a few steps to restaurants filled with Italian food. Forget coming back to Rome – you’ll never want to leave.
What’s your favorite memory of Rome?
This year, the Venice Carnival (the Carnevale) will take place from January 31 – February 17. The Carnival of Venice 2015 will open with a triumph of flavours, exquisite tastes and the pleasures of good food, wine and conviviality: “The most delicious festival in the world!” under the artistic direction of Davide Rampello. It will offer a host of fine dishes from Venetian cuisine to the audience along the Rio in Cannaregio, including “sarde in soar” (sardines in a sweet and sour sauce),“bigoi in salsa” (bigoli pasta with onions and anchovies) and the sweet and fluffy fritters known as “fritole”.
Students of the language network Verbalisti and savvy travelers can enjoy the Carnival while improving their Italian language skills in one of the best schools in Italy. Please click here or inquiry below how to enroll language courses in Venice.
The Verbalists language network brings you the 2014 Venice Carnival video, dedicated to Venice lovers!
Verbalisti (Verbalists), the largest language network in the South Eastern Europe, is about connecting people to the power of languages and joy of journeys that inspire, surprise and entertain. Verbalisti is a brand of Prodirekt, which is a certified representative and partner of prestigious schools and colleges in world renowned university centers. We are the only foreign language educator and consultancy in the Southeast Europe to earn the accreditation from the two European leading language education associations – English UK and German ICEF. For more details, please click here.
“Weird Al” Yankovic parody of Robin Thicke’s raunchy Blurred Lines teaches proper English.
The satirist’s latest release ‘Word Crimes’ is a spoof on Al’s pet peeve – poor grammar. Yankovic says he chose a theme which was deliberately contrary to the contentious sexually-charged video which accompanies Robin Thicke’s 2013 single ‘Blurred Lines’.
What could be more surprising than an English lesson?
Yankovic is a self-confessed ‘grammar nerd’ and here are his English language learning tips: READ MORE
We were told that some students had to do absurd things to find Wi-Fi on their family language travel. But you have never seen anything as crazy as “Wi-Fi Dogs”. Watch how José and his probably-too-good-to-be-true dogs lead language travel tourists on improbable journeys in search of the Internet connection. Well, the schools and colleges that the Verbalists language network represent all have free Wi-Fi, so no worries 🙂
Today, we bring you an excellent Deutsche Telekom ad (on the already described subject), enjoy it! READ MORE
Every year DJ Earworm, Isosine and Dan Kim release their end-of-year mashups. Daniel Kim’s annual Pop Danthology mashup has just dropped, and it’s spectacular.
Pop Danthology is one of the most complex pop music mashups of the year. Daniel takes a whole year to make the thing, and includes music and clips from the best songs of the year. READ MORE