Sunday, October 8

Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (1686-1736) was a German, born in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland), who spent most of his life in Holland and England.  He invented a thermometer (using mercury instead of alcohol) with a new scale, named after him.  The Fahrenheit scale has the freezing-point of water marked at 32 degrees and the boiling point at 212. 

Fahrenheit's scale was the one most used in Britain and other English-speaking countries and the USA for many years, but by and large, this has now been superseded by the centigrade scale.  The word Fahrenheit however is firmly established as part of the English language.  

Posted by Questa Learn On 10/08/2017 No comments


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Public Speaking

Public Speaking - Quick Tips

  1. Keep it short and sweet.
  2. Slow down: Don’t talk too fast.
  3. Look up! – It it’s too scary to look at the audience in the front row, look at the people in the back of the room.
  4. Smile : Look confident, even if you don’t feel confident.
  5. Pretend: Find a friendly face in the audience and pretend you’re only talking to that person.
  6. Practice: Join a debating team, dare yourself. To speak up in class, give a speech in front of a mirror. The more opportunities you have speak in public the easier it gets.
  7. Biggest asset: Self-confidence. Actas though you have a right to be there-because you do.

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