Thursday, December 27, 2012

New year's resolution

At the beginning of the year 2013 is necessary to improve my English. Last night, I watched a movie with my son: "Cowboys & Aliens". We watched the movie completely in english, with english captions. I understood that i need to listen more native english speakers in real context.

So, how to improve my english language? Here there are some ideas:
  • watching more movies in english language with english captions
  • listening to english programs like "6 minute BBC english"
  • make a review of the movie or the article 
  • write a post with a summary of the movie or article
  • learning new words and put it in a new contexts
  • write the article in different times (future, past, and so)

Any other idea?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

How to solve traffic jams


Today I'll speak about an interesting web site: TED (

This web site contains riveting talks (in other words: very interesting talks) by remarkable people.

I chose the video "How to solve traffic jams" ( This video talks about congestion, traffic congestion, and how the different measures taken by the authorities seem to not work. The main reason or problem, according the video, is trying to plan the lives of the people, all details, and what they should to do.

In the rush hours, the traffic doesn't have a linear behavior. So, in the Stockholm city, with the correct incentives, the congestion traffic reduces by 20%. 

The summary of the article is: create incentives, don't plan all details and people will figure out what to do.