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In Hungary, if you wanted to get your diploma (Bsc, Ma), you had to have an intermediate level language exam (in the case if you were studying English, you should made the exam from another language).
It helped to motivate fresh graduates to study languages and the students to speak at least one foreign language by the time they finish university.

The Hungarian government wants to cease this rule in order to improve the statistics!! The quality of our university education is getting worse to provide “good” numbers for the government…

Don’t give it up! Studying languages opens the door to the world!! Don’t let yourselves closed up!!!

(Source: ka-steve, via czechlife)

lovenerdeen:

The Last Meals Of Innocent Men

An emotional new ad campaign from Amnesty International to abolish capital punishment, asks its viewers to stomach a hard truth — images of the last meals of wrongly executed American prisoners.

Meal 1: Ruben Cantu (Texas) was charged with capital murder at 17 years old for shooting a man during a robbery. The one witness to this crime admitted later on that he was pressured by police to identify Cantu as the criminal. He told the police twice that Cantu was not the shooter. However, Cantu was still executed in 1993.

Meal 2: Leo Jones (Florida) was charged with the murder of  a police officer in Florida. Although he said that said he was coerced into confession after hours of interrogation. The police officer and the detective involved in his case, were forced out of uniform for ethical violations a few years after his’ conviction.

Jones was executed in 1998.

Meal 3: Claude Howard Jones (Texas) was sentenced to death in 1989 for shooting and killing Texas liquor store owner. However, the recent DNA tests on the strand of hair that was used as the only physical evidence against him was proved not to belong to him.

“Knowing that these DNA results support his innocence means so much to me, my son in the military and the rest of my family. I hope these results will serve as a wake-up call to everyone that serious problems exist in the criminal justice system that must be fixed if our society is to continue using the death penalty,” - Jones’ son, Duane Jones

Jones was executed in 2000.

Meal 4: David Spence (Texas) was charged and sentenced to execution for the murder of three Texas teenagers. There was no physical evidence against him and both the homicide detective and police lieutenant that were on his case did not believe Spence to be the criminal. The prosecution solely relied on the testimony of other prison inmates in their case against Spence,

He was executed in 1997.

Meal 5: Cameron Willingham (Texas) was convicted of murdering his three children in a 1991 house fire . Four national arson experts have concluded that the original investigation in the case was flawed, while an independent investigation into the case concluded that the prosecution centered its argument on arson theories that have since been repudiated by scientific studies.

Willingham was executed in Texas in 2004

 

1, Check out the words that might be new or unknown for you:

to abolish capital punishment – eltörölni a halálbüntetést
capital punishment – halálbüntetés
death penalty - halálbüntetés
ad > advertisement – hirdetés
executed – kivégzett
to be charged – elítéltnek lenni
to shoot – lelőni
robbery – rablótámadás
to be pressured – nyomás alatt lenni
to coerce - kényszeríteni
confession – vallomás
interrogation – vallatás
ethical violation – etikai áthágás
conviction – elítélés
criminal justice system – büntetőjogi igazságszolgáltatás
physical evidence – kézzelfogható bizonyíték
homicide – emberölés
prosecution – üldözés, vád
testimony – bizonyíték
arson – gyújtogatás
to be flawed – hiányosságok miatt felfüggesztve
investigation – nyomozás

2, Use the flashcards to learn them:

(via allahyil3analsohyouniyeh)

How NOT to save rainforests!

(via kavekkozt)

Dictionary posters from graphic designer Alison Rowan 

peppperedmind:

apio:

TAMMY BALDWIN, the Senator-Elect from Wisconsin, will become the first openly gay person ever elected to Senate. MAZIE HIRONO, the Senator-Elect from Hawaii, will become the first Asian-American woman in Senate. TAMMY DUCKWORTH, the Representative-Elect for Illinois, will become the first disabled female veteran elected to the House of Reps. (she lost both her legs in the Iraq War).