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Welcome to the Cambridge Schools website!
This is the website where you can learn all about Cambridge Schools? excellent ESL program, its TOEFL preparation and Business English classes, and how to get an F1 visa, so you can study in New York City.
At this website you can find out about why our ESL program might be best for you. Cambridge Schools has been an English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) school for a very long time and thousands of students have learned to speak (and write) English at our school. We?re the ESL school you should go to if you want to use English for academic or professional purposes. (For more information about our ESL program, please click on any of the underlined links.)
Because many of our students plan to use their English at an American college, they are also planning to take the world-famous TOEFL exam. For this reason, Cambridge Schools devotes several classes a year to TOEFL preparation classes. Our teachers are very experienced and have seen the TOEFL test change through the years; they will know the best ways to help students prepare for this difficult exam. (To find out more about the TOEFL exam and TOEFL preparation classes at Cambridge Schools, click on any of the underlined links.)
The F1 visa is the means by which students come to New York City and study at Cambridge Schools. Our school is authorized by federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. If you acquire an F1 visa, you will be able to study in the United States for several months. (To find out if you can qualify for an F1 visa, click on any of the underlined links.)
Business English classes are also very popular at Cambridge Schools. Everybody knows that New York City is an important financial capital of the world; there are tens of thousands of foreign people here working in multinational corporations. Some of these people come to Cambridge Schools and take Business English classes in order to give themselves a competitive edge in their professions. Taking a Business Englishclass at Cambridge Schools is also a good idea if a student plans to go to an American business school. (To learn more about Business English classes at Cambridge Schools, click on any of the underlined links.)
Toyota is now the world's largest car maker, but only because sales at its great rival General Motors have plunged even more quickly.
The Japanese company is now forecasting an operating loss of 4.9 billion dollars by the end of the financial year.
The announcement came as Toyota posted quarterly results showing it made an operating loss of four billion dollars in October to December alone. It's the first time in its seventy year history it's gone into the red and comes after years of record profits.
Japan's exporters are being hit hard by the global economic downturn, and in recent days a string of big name companies have made grim results announcements. Demand is falling around the world for their electronics, machinery and cars. Japanese companies are being hurt further by the strength of the yen, which makes them less competitive and erodes the value of their earnings abroad.
Watching TV is a very popular pastime in the UK. But what kind of programmes do British people like to watch? Well, the most-watched TV programmes every week are very popular dramas that are usually on at least four times every week. They are dramas based in one neighbourhood that try to depict ordinary life in the UK - we call these dramas ‘soap operas’ or ‘soaps’.
In the early days of TV, there were often dramas on during the day. Back in those days, it was traditional for the husband to go out to work and for the wife to stay at home and look after the house and the children. Most of these daytime dramas were aimed at entertaining the housewives who would traditionally be at home, probably doing the washing. Companies selling washing powder would advertise their products at times when these dramas were on, and sometimes those companies would even sponsor the drama. Hence the word ‘soap’.
So what about the word opera? Well, that’s because these dramas are often an exaggeration of real life. They are supposed to represent ordinary lives but, to make them entertaining, lots of dramatic events, like murders, divorces, affairs etc., all happen probably much more regularly than they would in a normal neighbourhood.
Most soap operas these days are shown in the evening. Each show will have several different storylines happening at once that continue over several shows. The same cast members will appear in every show, too.
There are lots of different soaps on in the UK on different channels but there are three main popular ones. ‘Coronation Street’ has been on since 1960. It is set in a suburb of Manchester and it’s supposed to represent working class life in the north of England. Then there’s ‘Eastenders’ which started in 1985, set in the East End of London, and ‘Emmerdale’, which is set on a farm in Yorkshire, in the north of England.
The BBC even has a soap opera to help you learn English - so if you want to experience one of these dramas in English, ‘The Flatmates’ would be a good place to start - go to
Hello Babak. Thank you for your question about intent and intention. Both words are nouns that come from the verb intend, which means to have something in mind as a plan or purpose.
In terms of meaning, there is little difference between these two nouns. They both mean a plan, or purpose, to do something. However, there is a difference in the way we use the words. Intent is used in more formal situations, such as in legal contexts, whereas intention is used in a wide range of situations; it is a more everyday word. Also, in grammatical terms, intent is an uncountable noun and intention is a countable noun.
So, for example, in a newspaper report about a court case you might read he was carrying a gun with intent to commit a bank robbery. Whereas, in a conversation with a friend, someone might say I went to the bank with the intention of opening a bank account, but I forgot to take my passport, so I couldn’t even do that.
There is one other important difference. Intent is also an adjective, but intention is only a noun. If you are intent on doing something, you are determined to do something. For example, she was intent on becoming an actress, so she went to drama school even though it was against her parents’ wishes.
So, my intention was to answer your question, and I hope, Babak, that I've managed to do that.
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