Movie of the week: I’m So Excited!
A technical failure has endangered the lives of the people on board Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants and the chief steward are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves body and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers, while they wait for a solution.
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Album of the week: Every Kingdom by Ben Howard
‘Every Kingdom’ is the debut album of British singer-songwriter Ben Howard. Ben began writing songs when he was around ten or eleven. In an interview he stated that when he was a kid he started playing guitar because he liked to put words together and make stuff up. In 2013, he won both of the categories he was nominated for at the BRIT awards: British breakthrough act and British solo male artist.
Amazing facts of the week: English language
“Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
“Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
More English speakers reside in the United States, with India coming in second place.
failure = an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success
striving = to make a strong effort towards achieving a certain goal
atypical = not conforming to the typical steroptype
baroque = extravagant in character
devote = to give up or concentrate on a particular purpose or cause
nominated = proposed as an option for an award, honour etc.