Raise ( English in a Minute: 'RAISE' vs 'RISE' (BBC Learning English) ) your hand if you know what a 'leap year' is. What does 'leap' mean?
Planet Earth takes 365.25 days to complete its rotation around the sun. To compensate for the extra 0.25, we add a day every four years and that is why this year will be 366 days long!!
Here are some articles for you to read related to the topic:
Leap Year Fast Facts (CNN)
Can you solve it? Leap year logic (The Guardian)
Everything you need to know about leap years (BBC News)
And some videos to watch:
The Leap Year as Explained by Neil deGrasse Tyson | StarTalk
Why Do We Have Leap Years? (video)
We've also got leap seconds >>> Leap second: What does it mean? BBC News
Have you seen the film Leap Year ? - Anna & Declan
Leap Year - She's Gone Scene
Only love can break your heart - Gwyneth Herbert - Lyrics (original version by Neil Young)
Make this quizz about how to express doubts (What phonetic phenomenon can you find in this word?) and here's another episode of Learners' Questions: "Preposition 'to' + 'ing' or infinitive?"
What are you going to do today? Remember it is a day you won't live again until 2024!!!
English with Lucy >>> 5 "Grammar Rules" (myths) your teachers HAVE BEEN LYING about!
One musical hint: EARTH SONG by Michal Jackson (HIStory)
- Episode 200226 / 26 February 2020 >>> Turning moon dust into water - Language related to 'space exploration'. Need-to-know language: lunar, rocket fuel, propellant & mission.