The dangerous ways ads see women

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I’m bringing today a current matter to discuss.

Jean Kilbourne is a cultural theorist. Since the 1960s, she has examined the ways women are portrayed in American advertising.

“Gradually, I began to see a pattern in the ads, a sort of statement about what it meant to be a woman in [American] culture.”

“The pressure on women to be young, thin, beautiful is more intense than ever before,” she says, citing the photo manipulation powers of Photoshop. These computer-altered images distort society’s expectations for the female body, encouraging both sexes to accept this as normal.

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Royals

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Royals is a song by New Zealand singer Lorde. It lyrically disapproves of the luxurious lifestyle of contemporary artists.

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It experienced international commercial success, peaking atop the record charts of many countries including Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Lorde also became the first New Zealand solo act to top the Hot 100 in the U.S.

“Royals” also won numerous awards, including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and the APRA Silver Scroll Award.

Click here to listen to and sing it in order to practice your English skills while you have fun! 🙂

A newborn and a cardboard box: what do they have in common?

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I have read this news on the internet and it has brought me some reflection. And I will explain why.

Nowadays we can see some different realities involving families when it comes to having a baby: on the one hand, high priced baby stores carrying expensive items and clothing. On the other hand, you have mothers who barely can afford to cloth and feed their newborns. In the middle you have people working long hours just to provide the essentials.

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Speak Well Daily

Hi, everybody! What’s up? 🙂

I am here today to bring to you the incredible page Speak Well Daily, on Instagram.

The page brings a new word in short videos from movies or TV series every day. The chosen term is defined and you can listen to it in context!

The perfect match: you read the word and its definition, watch the scene and listen to the characters put it in context!

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Oh, don’t you have an Instagram account? NO WORRIES! The link for the page is available for anybody. You do not have to hold any social media account!!! 😉

I hope you like it as I did! Leave your comments sharing your experience!

Real Life Global

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I am here today to present this INDESCRIBABLE community for English practice:

Real Life Global

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Founded by three passionate, world traveling, native speaking English teachers, RealLife is a community based learning portal whose mission is to inspire, empower, and connect the world through English, both online and in-person.  

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Ten In The Bed

Hello, everyone!!!! 🙂 How are you doing?

How about practicing counting down from 10 to 1 with the classic kids’ song, Ten In The Bed?

Roll over, roll over! 

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Let’s watch the video!

See you soon!