Newsletter Englisch lernen – Postings 2021 (2)
Week 29 – Tokyo Olympics – what’s new and what you need to know
4 new and 2 returning sports at the Tokyo Olympics – held without spectators for the first time in history from 23 July.
Read more about the 6 new
The biggest events and key dates
Week 28 – New statue of Princess Diana splits opinion
To mark the 60th birthday of Diana, Princess of Wales, a statue was unveiled in the gardens of Kensington Palace last Sunday. Opinions differ about the bronze statue by artist Ian Rank-Broadley.
- Read more
Week 27 – Jump on the plastic free july campaign
This July, the 10th plasticfreejuly campaign is underway. The global campaign, which began in Australia, is about raising people’s awareness of the masses of plastic waste that are generated in our everyday lives. The challenge is about avoiding as much single-use plastic as possible. Join in. Here are ideas and challenges for plasticfreejuly.
More about plasticfreejuly
Week 26 – Elon Musk
„People work better when they know what the goal is and why“ said Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who turns 50 on Monday.
Read more about Elon Musk, a really impressive personality
- 25 facts about the tech billionaire
Week 25 – Legos new collector’s item „Everyone is Awesome“
Lego has released an LGBTQIA „Everyone is Awesome“ set. LGBTQIA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual and Asexual people. The set, intended rather as a collector’s set, includes 11 monochrome figures with different hairstyles in the colours of the rainbow – inspired by the colours of the rainbow flag – and figures in black and brown colours „to represent the wide diversity of everyone within the community“. There is also a pale blue, a white and a pink figure to represent the transgender community and a purple drag queen.
Week 24 – National Garfield Day on June 19
- National Garfield Day is celebrated on June 19 because it was created by Jim Davies on June 19, 1978. Garfield, the tabby cat, is commonly known for his laziness, his love of coffee and lasagna, and his disdain for Mondays and diets. Garfield is also shown manipulating people to get what he wants. If you want to see more, follow #GarfieldtheCatDay on the appropriate channels.
- The most important in a nutshell
- About Garfield and lasagna
- Get your Garfield daily calendar for 2022*
Week 23 – UEFA Euro 2020 begins
Next Friday, the time has finally come. UEFA EURO 2020 begins. Everything you need to know about Europe’s football spectacle – dates, fixtures, venues.
Week 22 – Quizzes and trivia games at the Guardian
Caught all the news this week? Fit in general knowledge? The Guardian runs a fifteen-question general knowledge and current affairs quiz every Thursday – how will you do?
Week 21 – All I can do is be me, whoever that is (Bob Dylan)
He sold millions of albums, wrote hundreds of songs that were recorded by thousands of artists. Happy 80th birthday to Bob Dylan, The Voice of Protest.
Week 20 – This week’s feature: BBQ day or month – who cares?
Whether it’s National Barbecue Day today or Barbecue Month, Americans love our favourite pastime at least as much as we do. And why do you think Americans say „the steaks were high“ when they think there’s a lot at stake? So prepare well with:
- what Americans love to put on the barbecue,
- what salads and side dishes they love
- and what Jamie Oliver recommends
- Jamie’s Food Tube: The BBQ Book*
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