⚽️ World Cup time ⚽️

Between games, you can look at some beautiful photos (with captions … remember what that means?) of some soccer fields around the world (from The Atlantic). Click on any photo to see the captions and more photos.

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Back in time

What was life like in Tokyo and New York City a hundred years ago?

Research task: try to find videos like this for other cities and countries that you’re studying about.

Dollar Street

Dollar Street imagines families from countries all over the world as living on one street. The poorer families on the left and the richer families on the right. Click on any of the families and you can visit them virtually — see what their homes are like and how they live.

Right now there are more than 260 homes in 50 countries, 30,000 photos in all.

No families from Japan yet. You can volunteer for this project — by taking photos, translatating texts, and other ways. If you click on the “Donate” you’ll see a place to volunteer, starting by filling out a survey (here’s the first question):

Moon eating

Or “moon being eaten”. That’s how you say “lunar elipse” in Japanese: 月食。It was pretty spectacular, though my iPhone certainly doesn’t do it justice. It looked like you could pick it out of the sky with a pair of chopsticks.

At about 9 pm, just starting to “be eaten”, though it’s hard to tell from this photo. It was a very, very bright moon.

An hour later, orange and very 3D:

And here are some more profesional photos and captions for your reading practice:

“See it! Super Blue Moon eclipse photos” (from Earth Sky)

“Tokyo’s View of the Total Lunar Eclipse” (from Japan Forward)