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"Roger that" | Notes and Queries | guardian.co.uk

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My name is Roger Thatney and I am 91 years old. I was serving as a testing pilot at the beginning of WW2 for the US Navy and since our plane equipped radio systems were not very advanced the signal was often getting lost and only parts of the conversations were heard, so whenever my name was called other pilots only heard "Roger..", or "..That..", so we were often joking about the signal quality and eventually instead of saying "I understand" they started jokingly saying "Roger That" and everyone knew exactly what they meant. Later the phrase caught up with the radio signal engineers who were working at making our planes getting better reception as well as creating plane radar systems and the phrase was later used to name aircraft radio equipment developing projects - on May 3rd, 1941 project "Roger" was created at the Naval Aircraft Factory to install and test their, then "new", "airborne radar equipment". The equipment proved to be very useful in the next few months so the phrase "Roger That" spread across all of the Navy and later other US Army units... The rest was history...

 

Roger Thatney, Chicago, IL USA

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Merriam-Webster's 'Name That Thing' Quiz

Merriam-Webster's 'Name That Thing' Quiz | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

The Visual Vocab Quiz

Test your knowledge with our 10-question challenge - and maybe learn some new words along the way.

You can try it as often as you'd like (we have many different versions).

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Vocab Test.com - Free Vocabulary Tests

Vocab Test.com - Free Vocabulary Tests | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

Vocab Test.com offers you, the eager student ready to learn, free vocabulary tests, which are the best way to boost your verbal skills. How, you ask? Simply make your own quiz using the new words you want to master!


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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De très bons tests tous niveaux, interface simple et clair (pas de pubs) - bons exercices... adaptables en sur mesure pour des projets spécifiques.

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Food Packaging

Food Packaging | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

test your vocabulary

 

full list with definitions and examples on http://www.abaenglish.com/blog/english-vocabulary-learn-english-with-aba/where-does-food-go-types-of-containers/

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Freerice.com

Freerice.com | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

Testez votre reconnaissance du vocabulaire anglais et à chaque bonne réponse, dix grains de riz tombent dans le bol... via le World Food Programme

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Test Your Awareness : Whodunnit?

Test your Awareness with Do The Test's Whodunnit. Who Killed Lord Smithe? TFL cycling safety advert! How observant are you? How did you do? www.dothetest.co.uk
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reconnaissez Rodin

Rodin's Testament as translated
by Paul Schnell
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texte français (pas vite) lu ici http://www.wat.tv/audio/auguste-rodin-testament-x41o_2gh7d_.html

 

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Vocabla - Vocabulary App

Vocabla - Vocabulary App | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Build your English vocabulary. Collect new words you really need and memorize them in simple tests

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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clever, and you can share your lists too !

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Mariusz Leś's comment, May 18, 2013 2:15 AM
Must try this.
Jenn Alevy's curator insight, May 20, 2013 1:47 AM

Looks like a great resource for English Language Learners

Nathalie van Ee's comment, May 29, 2013 1:47 AM
A great ressource. Thanks!
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Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test?

Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test? | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services partnered to create a Web site to help immigrants study for the civics portion of the naturalization test.
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La guerre des pistes | The Local

La guerre des pistes | The Local | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

Foreign guides or instructors, known as "ski hosts", are a popular service among the thousands of Anglophones who ski in France every year and an alternative to ESF.

However under French rules instructors who want to give skiing lessons on the slopes of the Alps must be qualified up to the equivalent of Level 4 of the International Ski Teacher Diploma (ISTD).

To get the French equivalent would involve instructors passing a downhill "speed test", which Butler says is both dangerous and completely unnecessary.

“My instructors haven’t got this and they won’t get it. One of them who was training for it broke his leg so badly that he’ll walk with a limp for the rest of his life,” Butler said.

"It has no relevance at all to what makes a good ski instructor."

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Test your English!

Test your English! | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
test it :). Passionate loyal peaceful
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Allez-y... Testez votre anglais... Mes clients en traduction, je serais ravie d'avoir votre insight!

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Boîte à outils :

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DICTIONNAIRES ENG-FR/FR-ENG

- Wordreference (avec forum très réactif quand on a une question)

- Grand dictionnaire terminologique (Canadien; vocabulaire technique)

 

DICTIONNAIRES/THESAURUS ANGLAIS

- The Free dictionary (bonnes définitions, synonymes)

 

USAGE

- avec une recherche plein texte entre "..." sur Google, évidemment

- Linguee

- My Memory

 

PRONONCIATION

- Amy Walker est fille de musiciens, actrice de formation, elle explique merveilleusement les différences de motricité, de résonance, de respiration des différents accents http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BB9C7AAE6470D53

- pour tester la prononciation d'une phrase avec un avatar (exemple :

http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=6886966&height=267&width=200),

http://www.voki.com/ c'est rigolo

 

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- Special Dictionaries

http://www.scoop.it/t/english-usage-for-french-insights/?tag=Special+Dictionaries

- Test & Fun

http://www.scoop.it/t/english-usage-for-french-insights?q=test

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http://www.scoop.it/t/english-usage-for-french-insights/?tag=Usage+%26+Intercultural

- Online Courses & Other Learning Tools

- Cultural reads

- Business reads

- Progressive & Fundamentals (?)

[taxonomy to be revised - too much overlap, not straightforward enough yet]

 

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