How do streets get their names? Are street names chosen randomly or for a reason? Why is your street called what it is?
Heads? Or tails? We’ve all flipped a coin to settle a dispute, but is there really an equal chance that it will be heads or tails? Let's find out!
Are idioms a dime a dozen or are they on their way out? Are they widely used or becoming obsolete? As cultures evolve, how do idioms keep pace?
Why would Humpty Dumpty sit on a wall if he knew he was likely to fall and break himself into a million pieces? Why ask Baa Black Sheep if he had wool, when he’s a sheep and he has plenty of wool? As you have already guessed, we are going to talk about Nursery Rhymes. What is so attractive about them? Are they so popular as they used to be?
Schoolbooks teach us that it was Christopher Columbus who reached the shores of America in 1492. However, history has painted a much more complicated picture. Was Christopher Columbus the first European to locate the Americas by sea? When was America discovered — and who actually found it first?
We all know such sights in Moscow as the Kremlin and Red Square, the Bolshoi Theatre, Ostankino TV Tower, the Moscow City Business Center, Zaryadye Park. But would you like to introduce less-known, but no less interesting places in Moscow. Are you eager to learn more about the city?
Idioms are the most interesting issue of any language. English is very rich in idioms. They reflect the history, outlook, traditions,the character, customs, lifestyle and humor of native speakers.Knowing of English idioms enriches vocabulary, helps remember words, develops memory, and improves our understanding the culture of the Englishmen. But English idioms are difficult to remember. Let's try to imagine idioms and draw them to make the way of memorizing better.
Holidays! How we are waiting for them! Let us complete the list of holidays, not only the most popular but also unusual.
Every city or town begins and ends with the station. It was called the "gateway to the city".
Cities, towns, villages... They have different names. Sometimes they are original.
How boring is sitting in the class! Today everything is like it was yesterday..., last week... last month... And if the lessons would be hold in museums - do you like the idea?
What can we learn about someone by asking about their home town? Are home towns both similar and unique? What’s special about yours?
Want to learn about students, ask them about their schools. Here, we’ll share some information about the schools in our GlobalLab community.
Everyone should be familiar with the word "inflation". Do you know what this term means? In this project we hope to help familiarize you with this term by studying the process of inflation.
In this project, we invite you to study such "unscientific" items as toys. We encounter them almost every day, but they are rarely considered objects worthy of scientific research. Let us fill this gap in research!
Can poetry overcome language barriers and cross cultures? A peek into centuries of Japanese poetry introduces us to the haiku and you can compose your own.
Once, only the bravest people set off on a sea journey. Now, let’s sail the virtual high seas, retracing adventures described in our favorite books!
This project is a first attempt to study tales on a global scale. Together we will collect tales- told and written- from cultures and authors around the world.
What kind(s) of dolls are made in different regions of the world? What type(s) of materials do doll-makers around the globe utilize when creating their dolls? And, why do people even make dolls?
If you are in the New World, you may know of towns with “hope” in their names. Maybe you live in one. But why did they get such names and how common are they elsewhere? Let’s find out.