Monthly Archives: October 2013

Brain training games.

Brain Training

Brain Metrix is an educational website dedicated to brain training programs; you can achieve optimum fitness by visiting your gym, and engaging in a brain fitness program that is both fun and stimulating. Here you stretch and train your brain to the limit, you can train and test your memory or test your reflexes or even your brain creativity and improve it and much more. Just check the menu on the left for a full list of our brain training games and activities which are all loads of fun.

You will find some brain fitness workouts that can help your mind process information more quickly, and more efficiently, as well as the ability to perform multiple tasks at the same time. You can get help to concentrate more and increase your brain reflection speed; you will find simple but very effective brain training games and exercises like solving math problems to achieve greater mind fitness. You may be the smartest person in the world and you don’t even know it. If you’re not the most intelligent person in the world yet, then, welcome to your gym!

Included you will find some famous brainteasers, and puzzles that are fun and good for brain stretching exercise. Below is a list of all our brain exercises described in more detail:
Brain Training Games

8 Queens
Arrange Game
Brain Fitness
Brain Reflection
Chess Game
Chess Knight
Cognitive Training
Color Game
Concentration Game
IQ Definition
IQ Test
Intelligence Definition
Math Problems
Memory Game
Memory Test
Reflex Test
Rubik’s Cube
SilverSphere
Spatial Intelligence
Free Sudoku
Tower of Hanoi
Free Magazines

https://www.brainmetrix.com/

With so much really interesting games
https://www.gamesforthebrain.com/game/counterfeit/

My favorite
https://www.lumosity.com/landing_pages/407

Chess
https://www.instantchess.com/

Crossword Puzzles In English
https://www.crossword-puzzles.co.uk/

Kreuzworträtsel–crossword in German
https://www.krone.at/Kreuzwortraetsel
https://www.kreuzwort-raetsel.net/
https://www.sueddeutsche.de/app/spiele/kreuzwortraetsel/

Be charitable while you learn.

About Freerice.com

Freerice is a non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme.

Freerice has two goals:

Provide education to everyone for free.
Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise on this site.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your education can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide.
https://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1499

Which foods are particularly important to keep our grey matter happy?

Eating well is good for your mental as well as your physical health. The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do. But which foods are particularly important to keep our grey matter happy?

1. Opt for wholegrains

Like everything else in your body, the brain cannot work without energy. The ability to concentrate and focus comes from the adequate, steady supply of energy – in the form of glucose in our blood to the brain. Achieve this by choosing wholegrains with a low-GI, which release glucose slowly into the bloodstream, keeping you mentally alert throughout the day. Opt for ‘brown’ cereals, wheatbran, granary bread and brown pasta.

2. Eat oily fish

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) cannot be made by the body and must be obtained through diet. The most effective omega-3 fats occur naturally in oily fish as EPA and DHA. Good sources include linseed (flaxseed) oil, soya bean oil, pumpkin seeds, walnut oil and soya beans. They are good for healthy brain function, the heart, joints and general wellbeing. Oily fish contains EPA and DHA in a ready-made form, which enables the body to use it easily. The main sources of oily fish include salmon, trout, mackerel, herring, sardines, pilchards and kippers. Low DHA levels have been linked to a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss.

3. Binge on blueberries

Evidence accumulated at Tufts University in the United States suggests that the consumption of blueberries may be effective in improving or delaying short term memory loss. Widely available, so there’s no excuse.

4. Eat more tomatoes

There is good evidence to suggest that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes, could help protect against the kind of free radical damage to cells which occurs in the development of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s.

5. Add vitality with vitamins

Certain B vitamins – B6, B12 and folic acid – are known to reduce levels of homocysteine in the blood. Elevated levels of homocysteine are associated with increased risk of stroke, cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. A study of a group of elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment found that after two years of intervention with high doses of B6, B12 and folic acid there was significantly less brain shrinkage compared to a subset given placebo

6. Get a blackcurrant boost

Vitamin C has long been thought to have the power to increase mental agility. One of the best sources of this vital vitamin are blackcurrants.

7. Pick up pumpkin seeds

Just a handful of pumpkin seeds a day is all you need to get your recommended daily amount of zinc, vital for enhancing memory and thinking skills.

8. Bet on broccoli

A great source of vitamin K, which is known to enhance cognitive function and improve brainpower.

9. Sprinkle on sage

Sage has long had a reputation for improving memory and although most studies focus on sage as an essential oil, it could be worth adding fresh sage to your diet too.

10. Go nuts

A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that a good intake of vitamin E might help to prevent cognitive decline, particularly in the elderly. Nuts are a great source of vitamin E along with leafy green vegetables, asparagus, olives, seeds, eggs, brown rice and wholegrains.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/10-foods-boost-your-brainpower

Unsere Fotos vom WALK TOGETHER & GET TOGETHER – Stammtisch am 23.10.2013!

Gestern hieß es in der DeutschAkademie wieder “LET`S WALK TOGETHER!”.

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Gemeinsam spazieren gehen.

Bei einem gemütlichen Spaziergang entdeckten wir gemeinsam die Stadt, übten Deutsch und lernten neue, liebe Leute kennen.

Zusammenkommen.

Anschließend trafen wir uns mit Freunden beim GET TOGETHER – Stammtisch im Lokal “Liebling”. Es wurde viel gelacht, gegessen, getrunken und fleißig Deutsch gesprochen.

Wissensquiz.

Als Überraschung gab es auch ein kurzes Wissensquiz bei dem alle Teams die Fragen korrekt beantworten konnten.

VIELEN DANK.

Es war ein sehr gemütlicher Abend und wir möchten uns ♥-lichst bei allen, die dabei waren, bedanken. Wir freuen uns schon auf das nächste Mal!

Weitere Fotos findet ihr unter:

www.facebook.com/DeutschAkademie/photos

Hier unsere WORTSCHATZLISTE vom WALK TOGETHER – Spaziergang:

die Künstlergruppe – group of artists

der Schutzpatron – patron saint

jem. etw. widmen – to dedicate sth. to so.

der Heiler – healer

die Pfarrkirche – parish church

die Meeresfrüchte – seafood

der Flohmark – flea market

die Adelsfamilie – noble family

der Flakturm – flak tower (tower for air defence in the Second World War)

die Kletterwand – climbing wall

der Schutzbunker – shelter

Today I recommend trying the Audiokurs Deutsch Akademie für Anfänger!

Today I recommend trying the Audiokurs Deutsch Akademie für Anfänger! (Hoy os recomiendo probar el Audiokurs Deutsch Akademie para principiantes!)

It’s a great choice, because while you hear a story, they repeat and translate the most difficult parts. (Es una gran elección, ya que mientras se oye una historia, repiten y traducen las partes más difíciles.)

The audio course that I’m working with now, begins with an introduction to a story, later reviews the specific vocabulary of the topic BEFORE continuing with the dialogue. Thus you review the new vocabulary when you are already acquainted with it. (El curso de audio con el que estoy trabajando ahora, comienza con una pequeña introducción a una historia y después revisa el vocabulario específico del tema antes de continuar con el diálogo)

After the grammar explained in English, with examples from history and other new examples. Finally some exercises containing the explained grammar. (Después de la gramática se explica en Inglés, con ejemplos de la historia y otros ejemplos nuevos. Por último, algunos ejercicios que contienen la gramática explicada.)

As it’s recorded you can listen it while doing other tasks or while going to academy or work. For me it is a great help to learn German. (Como se ha grabado se puede escuchar mientras hace otras tareas, ir a la Academia o en el trabajo. Para mí es una gran ayuda para aprender alemán.)

Audio Course German for Starters

Audiokurs

You can try in the link:

https://www.deutschakademie.de/online-deutschkurs/audio-course/

Auf der Suche nach dem Glück…

…fanden  Simone, Katrin, Iris, Katharina, Ursula, Daniela und Kathrin den Hans.

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Hans im Glück

… ist ursprünglich ein Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm*. Die Heldenreise des jungen Hans beschreibt eine Geschichte* der Unbeschwertheit. Das Reisen ohne Ballast. Die Leichtigkeit des Seins und die Unbeschwertheit des Lebens.

Am Dienstag, den 15. Oktober, gingen auch Simone, Katrin, Iris, Katharina, Ursula, Daniela und Kathrin auf eine unbeschwerte Genussreise und zwar in das Restaurant „Hans im Glück“** am Johannes-von-Gott-Platz. Nicht nur der verlockende Name hat uns auf unserer Suche nach dem kulinarischen Glück dorthin gelockt, sondern auch die besondere Verbindung zwischen der DeutschAkademie und dem „Hans im Glück“.

Sprache & Essen verbindet Menschen! 

Ihr fragt euch jetzt, was Essen und Sprachen gemeinsam haben? Beides kann Menschen zusammen bringen und der beste Beweis dafür ist wohl das „Hans im Glück“. Im September 2013 eröffnete Matthias – ehemals Lehrer bei der DeutschAkademie – das Restaurant gemeinsam mit ehemaligen Schülern und einer Schülerin.

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Herzlichkeit & Fleiß

Die Herzlichkeit, die wir von Matthias schon von jeher kennen, spiegelt sich auch in der gesamten Atmosphäre des Lokals wieder. Auch Elisabeth, welche nicht nur täglich den Kochlöffel mit ihren Kollegen schwingt und die Gäste im Restaurant betreut, sondern auch noch „nebenbei“ eine äußerst fleißige Studentin bei uns ist, lächelt einem schon von weitem entgegen.

Gemeinsam glücklich sein.

Wir möchten dem gesamten „Hans im Glück“ Team zu all dem gratulieren, was sie gemeinsam geschaffen haben. Wir fühlten uns alle rundum wohl, es wurde viel gelacht, gut gegessen und getrunken!

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Wir waren schlicht und einfach GLÜCKLICH und hatten einen wunderschönen gemeinsamen Abend bei euch. Auf bald & liebsten Dank!

EUER DEUTSCHAKADEMIE TEAM

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 * https://www.hueber.de/sixcms/media.php/36/HansGlueck.pdf

 **Hier werdet ihr somit immer wieder uns, unseren lieben Matthias & seine Kollegen, den Hans & das Glück finden: 🙂

Hans im Glück

Schmelzgasse 9

1020 Wien

www.hans-imglueck.at

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Das Wetter ist verrückt, oder?

Gestern man kann in eines T-Shitt oder kurze Hose kleiden, damit es bis 20°C gab. Ich glaube, dass das nicht normal ist. Wir sind in Oktober! Letzten Jahr war das Wetter ganz anders! Es hat viel geregnet, es war windig…

Aber heute in der früh war es Nebel. Wie so dieses anderes Wetter?
Wer kann mir das erklären? Soll ich morgen mit einem größen Schal kleiden oder soll ich meine Sonnenbrillen mitnehmen?

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Mein Traumberuf

Zuerste sollte icg sagen, dass ich meinen Traumberuf gelernt können habe. Ich habe Architektur in Spanien gelernt. Ich möchte als selbständigen Architekt arbeiten. Ich werde in Europa, Nordamerica und Asien arbeiten.

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In meinem Traumberuf werde ich sehen, wie meine Projekte gebaut werden. Ich kann viele Leute kennenlernen und ich kann oft reisen. In meinem Traumberuf kann icg mit anderen kollegen sogar Freunde zusammen arbeiten.

Es ist eine kreative Arbeit, innovativ und technisch, wo du losung für das Bedürfnis von Kunden finden musst.

In meiner Arbeit kann ich verschiedene Projekte machen, ZB Projetkt um zu bauen, ich konnte als Lehere arbeiten, wir konen Skulturen machen oder als Maler arbeiten.

Für mich ist es wichtig, dass die Arbeit Verantwortung hat. Ich brauche eine gute Arbeitatmosphäre in meiner Arbeit.

Das Gehald muss Genug sein um mit Ruhe zu leben. Ich brauche Zeit und Geld für reisen und neue Speise essen.

 

Music for study?

For me, necesarry to hear “music” for study.Sometimes its the -white noise-, sometimes -binaural beats- sometimes chill out musics.

This can helps me, if everithing is really guite in the room, but recommended to use headphones, and you need calm state of mind too.

Binaural beats:

WARNING: DO NOT listen to Binaural Beats while driving, operating equipment, or any other task that requires concentration. DO NOT listen to Binaural Beats if you have experienced seizures in the past or have epilepsy. Those with heart disorders or taking mood-altering pharmaceutical drugs should consult a doctor before trying

How It Works

When two tones of specific frequencies are played through headphones, the brain can become confused and produce its own, imagined tone—a three-dimensional audio hallucination heard only within the head of the listener. The frequencies that produce this phenomenon are known as Binaural Beats.

What is happening is that the brain is not used to hearing frequencies in each ear so close together and with such intensity—these sounds do not occur in nature and so a mechanism in our brains has not evolved to understand them. Instead, the superior olivary nucleus, the area of the brain which controls aspects of three-dimensional sound perception, bridges the difference between the varying frequencies in Binaural Beats with a common “third tone” in an attempt to normalize this audio into something we can understand. What’s weirder is that each person hears the “third tone” differently: People with Parkinson’s disease can’t hear it at all; women will hear different tones as they move through their menstrual cycle.

Binaural Beats were discovered in 1839 by Prussian physicist Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803 – 1879) but they didn’t gain much public interest until the early 1970s. Then, scientist Gerald Oster postulated that the brain wasn’t solely affected by Binaural Beats. He tested this theory with fMRIs and found he was right. The neurological system as well as other parts of the body responded to the frequencies.

Since Oster’s discovery, Binaural Beats have been used as cure-alls for everything from impotence to bulimia. Spurious, right? Sure, but the difference between Binaural Beats, and, say, magic healing crystals, is that Binaural Beats have been clinically shown to physically affect the listener’s brain and body, even triggering the pituitary gland to flood the body with good-feeling hormones like dopamine. In other words, Binaural Beats are proven to get us mentally, physically, physiologically, biologically, scientifically, inextricably high.

Remember that people hear Binaural Beats differently, and some may have trouble hearing the “third tone” at all. How will you know if you can hear them? Say you can, get some headphones, and try them out. Every single member of HighLab heard them, and regaled Binaural Beats as one of the most fantastic audio highs in this fantastic app. What are you waiting for?

This text is from the -get hight now widthout drugs website, its very intresting and if you like it, you should check!

https://gethighnow.com/binaural-beats/

 

If music, this kind of:

If I hear this one, I feel that Im diving in my books…I think its better to hear it widthout headphones and  very low, width a cup of tea.

 

Have fun, have a good night.

Szilvi

My tips for study, mostly for Hungarians…

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Every day when I turn off my computer, I have to safe some links couse “its an amazing website…”:)

This link is Hungarian-German, but the website name is quizlet.com, so I think the language is changeable.For me its useful to find the 61 most common verbs…

https://quizlet.com/10628505/61-legfontosabb-nemet-ige-flash-cards/

Here I found some really funny videos for German students.From beginners to advanced and profi.Its for everybody, the website is in German.

https://www.sofatutor.com/interest?return_to=%2Finterest%2Fnew

This is for Hungarians.Its about the word order.

https://online-nemet-portal.hu/nemet-nyelvtan/nemet-mondat-szorend/

This website wants to develop the biggest dictionary in the wold, the link is hungarian, but you can change the language.

https://hu.bab.la/igeragoz%C3%A1s/n%C3%A9met/hangen

Its just a dictionary, but a really good one:)

https://de.magyarnemet.hu/worterbuch/ungarisch-deutsch/

If you want to study online.

https://onlinenyelvtanulas.shp.hu/hpc/web.php?azonosito=onlinenyelvtanulas&oldalkod=nyelvtan_Efv

Its just a blog, but quite detailed.

https://nemetnyelv.blogspot.co.at/2011/02/igeragozas.html

Wikipedia version…of course the language is changeable.

https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%A9met_nyelvtan

+1 🙂 Werb cards.I can recommend it for everybody.
I bought that in an Hungarian bookshop, but I think you can make cards for yourself at home, or buy same like this in every country.
I like it, becouse I can check it during running and travelling.In this special cards are have worb, sencences and questions.The colours means themes:travelling,cooking,electronic things—>terms for computers and phones,family,foods,shopping….SONY DSC

Szilvi