外语教育网
您的位置:外语教育网 > 英语影音 > 时尚连线 正文
  • 站内搜索:

英国2月文化精彩回顾(英)

2006-02-14 00:00British Council Online

Film of the Month

Separate lies written and directed by Julian Fellowes, Starring Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson and Rupert Everett

Well-acted drama of England's prosperous middle classes. Set in the Home Counties near London. A successful solicitor's young wife takes an aristocratic lover. Following a hit-and-run tragedy, their lives gradually unravel. 'Fellowes's dialogue is excellent. He's good on the way traditionally understated middle-class speech has assimilated contemporary obscenities in a curiously controlled and civilised manner.' (Philip French in the Observer)

Heretic by Sarah SingletonBook of the Month

Heretic by Sarah Singleton (Simon and Schuster 1416904034 5.99)

Sarah Singleton recently won the BookTrust Teenage Prize for her previous novel Century. This is her new one - a story of a young girl's encounter with a fairy in 1586. Isabella has spent the last 300 years in the faery world, hiding from persecutors who accused her of being the daughter of a witch. Elizabeth has her own persecutors to face. A Catholic priest is hiding in her home - an act of treason in 1586 - and the net is closing in. As they become friends, Elizabeth and Isabella must find a way to protect the family from being torn apart.

Whatever people say I am, that's what I'm not - Arctic MonkeysCD of the month

Whatever people say I am, that's what I'm not - Arctic Monkeys, Domino WIGCD162

The first album from the band from Sheffield, which promises to be the album of 2006. The band have only released one single, entitled 'I bet that you look good on the dancefloor', which hit number one in its debut week. The band became famous before they had even released their first single, through word-of-mouth. Look out for the track 'When the sun goes down'. Fans of the band are eagerly anticipating what they expect to be a great album. 'Is bound to be great', said one amazon reviewer. What do you think of the album - write a review!?

And finally#because it's Valentine's Day on 14 February, we thought we*d mention one of the nation's passions.

To indulge or not to indulge - the dilemma of chocolate

No matter what the 'official' opinion is on chocolate, good for you or bad for you, popular attitudes to chocolate are much as they always have been. They are a treat for all occasions, from small to large celebrations, public or private events, to share or to hog, to eat or to drink. The difficulty with chocolate is the sheer choice on offer: the range is truly astounding. To make sure we don't ever tire of its temptations, manufacturers constantly re-invent and re-package it. Innovation and novelty is not so much a trend as the life-blood of the industry. Whatever the season, from price, quality, flavour - even calorie perspectives - you can pick from everyday street bars to special gourmet selections, from run-of-the-mill factory made options, to fair-trade, organic or hand-made options. Right now though, the UK prefers...chocolate fountains. A tier of molten chocolate for dipping in - and one of the biggest selling presents at Christmas 2005.

相关热词:fasion trend culture british uk 2006
考试英语系列辅导课程
周 涵著名职称英语辅导专家,十余年职称英语教学实践……详情>>
周涵:职称英语辅导名师
赵文通资深学位英语辅导专家,深谙命题方向及重点、难点……详情>>
赵文通:学位英语考试辅导名师
冉继军北京大学博士,知名高校教师,雅思权威辅导专家……详情>>
冉继军:雅思考试辅导名师

  1、凡本网注明 “来源:外语教育网”的所有作品,版权均属外语教育网所有,未经本网授权不得转载、链接、转贴或以其他方式使用;已经本网授权的,应在授权范围内使用,且必须注明“来源:外语教育网”。违反上述声明者,本网将追究其法律责任。
  2、本网部分资料为网上搜集转载,均尽力标明作者和出处。对于本网刊载作品涉及版权等问题的,请作者与本网站联系,本网站核实确认后会尽快予以处理。本网转载之作品,并不意味着认同该作品的观点或真实性。如其他媒体、网站或个人转载使用,请与著作权人联系,并自负法律责任。
  3、联系方式
  编辑信箱:for68@cdeledu.com
  电话:010-82319999-2371