Posts Tagged ‘newspaper’

Handy News

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Apparently I’m not the only person who needs help conjugating French verbs. I was reading the Le Monde newspaper online this morning and discovered that they have a section next to the classifieds and job opportunities that shows you how to conjugate verbs! Brilliant. I think The West Australian should pick that idea up because plenty of Australians need help with the English language. They may need to extend it beyond verb endings though. It’s about time people became aware that “Can I help youse?” is NOT a sentence.

I did particularly enough learning how to conjugate the verb “Estérifier,” which, according to my French/English dictionary, means to esterify. According to my English dictionary, to Esterify means to create an organic compound by replacing the hydrogen of an acid by analkyl or other organic group. Many naturally occurring fats and essential oils are esters of fatty acids. Now that’s a handy verb! You, too, can learn such verbs and how to conjugate them in French! Won’t that be fun.

Important Stuff

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

I often feel bad about not keeping more up to date with the latest news in Perth and so while eating my lunch I have just scanned the West Australian newspaper website to see what is happening. All I learnt was that there was a budget release and in England a man tried to take a pony on a train. I am really hoping someone can explain to me why a man taking a pony on a train is the fifth most view story on The West website. He didn’t even get it onto the train because the train officials said no. Where is the story?! At least I don’t feel so bad about not keeping up with the news. There clearly isn’t any.