Newsletter Englisch lernen – Postings 2021 (1)

Week 19 – This week’s feature: Shadow and Bone – sure-fire hit or fault?

Hotly anticipated and controversial: Shadow and Bones. On 23 April, the Netflix series Shadow and Bone was released. Read the reviews on:

or read the book straight away to form your own opinion:

Week 18 – This week’s feature: Boris Johnson’s renovation – what is it suspected to have cost and look like.

Boris Johnson had his flat at 11 Downing Street renovated for £200,000, speculation says.

Read more.
Meet Lulu Lytle, the designer behind the refurbishment. 

You want to go deeper? Here are a few suggestions: 
Boris Johnson: The gambler*
Bedtime stories for worried liberals*

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Week 17 – This week’s feature: Delayed – but now the Oscar goes to … 

The Oscars will be particularly special this year. After a two-month delay, it will take place on Sunday, Monday 2 a.m. in our time. The intention is indeed to have a live show. Covid, Tests and Masks will, rumour has it, play more than just an organisational role in the show. 

– What is already known, how it will be different 

Week 16 – This week’s feature: The world bids farewell to Prince Philip

Suddenly, everyone agrees. A great loss, not only for the British royal family and the Queen, who, by the way, turns 95 next week. The death of Prince Philip, who for years supported the Queen and devoted himself to public service and charity, was announced yesterday. Various documentaries and films pay tribute to him.

The life of Prince Philip – on bbc

Prince Philip & Queen Elizabeth: A Lifetime Of Love – on youtube 

Special coverage | Prince Philip has died – from cbc news on youtube

and of course the series The Crown – currently streaming on Netflix.

For today find the complete guide to today’s funeral of Prince Philip on dailymail.

Week 15 – This week’s feature: London’s search for the „next big thing“ in art

London’s search for the next great artist saw over 300 artworks submitted in the categories of portraiture, photography, street art, sculpture and landscape by young London artists. See the gallery of submitted works here.

Two artists in each category and one artist as „Peoples Choice“ were selected and invited to create a work on the theme „Spirit of London“, accompanied and coached by prominent, established experts. Here you can see the documentary on the process of creating the works. 

The resulting works are currently on display in an exhibition in central London and will be on auction in an online auction until 12 April. Have a look and be quick if you want to bid.

Week 14 – This week’s feature: News York Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

Ever heard of the New York Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival?
On Easter Sunday, New Yorkers celebrate the arrival of spring with an Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. For 6 hours, fancy hats in original and colourful Easter designs are paraded along Fifth Avenue. Colourful, creative and fun. Puts you in a good mood. Promised.

Everything you need to know

The Complete Guide 

About the parade this year

Check out the pictures of past Easter Parades and Bonnet Festivals

The best bonnet Instagrams from the Easter Parade

Week 13 – This week’s feature: „Spring Forward, Fall Back“ & most popular TV shows

 „Spring Forward, Fall Back“ – so says an English mnemonic for the time change. But even though we have an hour less, the weekend will be wet and cold. The most popular TV shows of all time in Great Britain provide distraction. 

Take a look. 

Week 12 – This week’s feature: Who masters the pandemic best?  

Fed up with Covid 19 and even more with the bitching and moaning?  

Ian Bremmer of the TIMES took a look last June and this February at how different countries have dealt with the pandemic and what can be learned from it. 

Read interesting insight and details from the Time.

Bloomberg also collects figures every month on where the pandemic is being managed effectively with as little social and economic disruption as possible. 

Have a look at insightful numbers from Bloomberg.

Week 11 – This week’s feature: Why the Wellerman went viral 

What’s the secret? No one knows for sure, but the 26-year-old postman Nathan from Scotland has been creating a good atmosphere for weeks with a sailor’s shanty. 

Take a listen 

Want to know what the song is about? 

Read it here

Do you want to know who the Wellerman was? 

Weller Bros. was a whaling company during the mid 1800’s that supplied its people with tea and rum, among other things. Therefore, he was eagerly awaited. 

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