Francis Bacon was one of the most controversial and extravagant artists of the 20th century, known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged and raw imagery. Irish-born, he grew up in a nursing home in Dublin to parents of English descent. Bacon had a curious, to say the least, family background.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge can be found in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. It spans 20 metres and is 30 metres above the rocks below. It is mainly a tourist attraction and is owned and maintained by the National Trust. The bridge is
After finding bacteria resistant to drugs used when all other treatments have failed, scientists have warned the world is about to see a “post-antibiotic era”. They identified bacteria able to shrug off the drug of last resort – colistin – in patients and livestock in China.
This is a short story which should help you reflect on the kinds of circumstances which may promote better learning and, at the same time, improve your English. I read it some years ago and it has influenced me considerably. I hope it will encourage you to think about our present education system an