On 16 July 1969 a space mission called Apollo 11 blasted off from Earth to take men to the moon.
Five days later, two of the men aboard Apollo 11 - Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin - became the first men to walk on the moon.
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Cutting Edge News is a blog from the Cultura Inglesa's branches of Zona Sul - Rio de Janeiro. Our objective is to post recent news with our unique perspective and provide an opportunity for students in different parts of Brazil to comment and enhance their experience with the English language.
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The United Nations has got a programme, UNEP, which enables nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising the future generations.
Click on its address, read and think about your role in this world. I am sure we can become a little GREENER!
Isaac Gonzaga de Oliveira, Copacabana.
I am a singing teacher as my students say. Whenever they exchange glances or tease each other, I sing 'Love is in the air". So in order to celebrate Valentine's Day I invite you all to sing along at YouTube:
In many countries Valentine's Day is celebrated on 14th February, the day of Saint Valentine but in Brazil it is celebrated on 12th June, one day before Saint Anthony's Day.
In the English-speaking countries, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending cards, presenting flowers or chocolate.
Let's exchange LOVE GREETINGS by filling in the blanks: LOVE IS ...
By Andrea Silva - Cosme Velho Branch - Rio de Janeiro
And here is another one also in London: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ3d3KigPQM
But you can find them all over the world like this one in Antwerp, Belgium: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EYAUazLI9k
Worldwide Pillow Fight Day (or International Pillow Fight Day) was a pillow fight FLASH MOB that took place on March 22, 2008. Over 25 cities around the globe participated in the first "international FLASH MOB", which was the world's largest FLASH MOB to date. On 4th April this year, approximately 200 people went to Largo do Machado for a pillow fight.
You can check the You Tube for more FLASH MOBS.
Now, would you like to take part in a pillow fight?
Albert Vincent Perkins is charged with robbing First Federal Bank in Kansas City, Missouri. Police say he walked into the bank, handed the teller a plastic bag and ordered her to give him all of the 100 dollar bills.
Then he walked out of the bank - but left his wallet sitting on the counter.
Posted by Marcelo Duhá, teacher at Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
WHO chief Margaret Chan says the global body is taking the outbreak very seriously, though comparisons with the 1918 epidemic are premature.
Are you worried about swine flu, or do you think it’s much ado about nothing? Do you think this illness – which has affected a relatively small number of people so far – is something we should be concerned with at this point? Or is all the media coverage creating unnecessary panic?"
Renata, teacher at Ipanema - RJ.