Having watched Primark-On the Rack last night on Panorama, I am feeling really guilty about shopping from there. Nevertheless, I believe that child labour and sweatshops are probably an issue with other retailers as well- not only Primark! So what must we as shoppers do when fair trade prices are very expensive and unaffordable?
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I can’t!!! Whilst I was in class today with my IELTS class, watching them type away very quickly without having to look at the keyboard at all impressed me, but at the same time made me feel embarrassed. I have always wanted to go on a course and learn how to touch type properly but time is always an issue and there is always something more important or urgent to do. Then tonight I came across this website, which teaches you to touch type. I had a quick go at a couple of the easy exercises just now, which were very useful, and my favourite bit is that it is totally FREE. I will continue to use this website- typeonline but let’s see if I improve and whether my students notice any difference in my typing.
Power point is widely used in business presentations and lectures at universities and although a very straightforward software to use by all, it is not always used effectively by all. How many times have you sat in a presentation and felt like falling asleep or confused whilst looking at the powerpoint display?? Here is a video clip of how NOT to use powerpoint which I found hilarious.
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Thanks to Anne Bartlett-Bragg for finding this.
The supermarket chain is to offer its own qualification in retail management, including the arts of display design, special offers and efficient shelf stacking. Teenagers may soon be able to study vocational courses to A-level standard at McDonald’s, a scheme announced in January, before going to Tesco for their degree.
What do you think about this new development? Read the article and in particular look at the comments made by the readers who seem to feel strongly about this issue. You might want to state your view on the topic as well.
After our discussion in class today about admission into universities, I thought you might want to read this article. The government, rightly so, appear to be demanding higher standards from universites in regards to their admissions policies and about time.
New link! On ‘listening downloads- stories’ you can listen to the files online, or download them onto your PC and put them on your MP3 player, then see if you’ve understood by reading the scripts. Free, free , free practice.
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BLOGLINES- To start off create an account (takes a couple of minutes) and add it to your favourites. When you see a blog or a website such as the BBC news or your mate’s blog that you want to subscribe to, then you go to bloglines from your favourites and save it in your feeds. Everytime new information is added to that blog or website, you are informed through bloglines. UPDATES ARE AT YOUR FEET!