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Sharing Experiences: Food

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Feb 2016

Sharing Experiences: Food

Food. I love it. We have to eat it to survive but more importantly it defines who we are, where we are from and represents countries and cultures. ESL conversations require both students and teachers sharing experiences and in my opinion there is no better topic than food. Consider this: Spain has more restaurants, bars and cafeterias than all of Europe put together. In my…

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TESL, TEFL, ESL, EFL, TESOL and CELTA. Confused? Read on…

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Jan 2015

TESL, TEFL, ESL, EFL, TESOL and CELTA. Confused? Read on…

Whether teaching English is a career path that you want to follow, or you just want an excuse to live the good life in another country for a while, a TEFL certificate will get you off on the right foot because, the days when being a native speaker of English was enough to get you a teaching job are now long gone. Nowadays you almost…

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Sep 2012

Strikes in Madrid and Barcelona

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJS9x-HhAxI A transport STRIKE has complicated the journey to work in Madrid and Barcelona. UNIONS have made a call to travellers not to pay for their ticket in a protest against what they consider to be abusive minimum services.


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Jul 2012

The Goring of the Bulls

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmp4DjtWcuw Have you ever been to the running of the bulls in Pamplona? This event has recently made the news yet again…


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Jul 2012

The Ghosts of Spain

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apQkjjcqGnI When you go aborad, which airport do you normally use? Do you know how many airports there are in Spain? Do you think there are too many? Have a look at this video and read a related news story…


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Apr 2012

EUROVEGAS – America in Europe

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44ZRZDVVjuw An America tycoon wants to build Vegas in Europe and has chosen Spain as the destination. The American business tycoon, Sheldon Adelson wants to emulate Nevada’s state cash cow ‘Las Vegas’ here in Spain and is deciding where to build – Madrid or Barcelona.


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Apr 2012

National Walk to Work Day

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8aVt1wkYLg This year it National Walk to Work Day now into it’s 14th year. Registration opens 1st July 2012 for the big event on Friday 28th September.


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Mar 2012

The rain ‘NOT’ in Spain

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVmU3iANbgk ”The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain” Have you heard this expression before? It is from My Fair Lady, a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. It is very common for practicing pronunciation, especially of -ei-   However did you know that there has now ben no rain in Spain for three months? This will be the direst period during the winter months…

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Nov 2011

HAKE HOAX? – Get Your Teeth Into This Topic!!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwyQC71vfxA Consumers in Spain trust the mild-flavored white flesh of hake, which is the most popular fish in a country that eats more seafood than almost any other in Europe. Hake is considered safe for pregnant women, and kids crunch into the cod-like fillets as fishsticks. “There’s trust because of the cultural bond,” said Cristina San Martín, head of quality and food safety at Fedepesca,…

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Nov 2011

Spain’s Lost Babies

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51Hf-woEDeg How much are children worth to you – especially your own child?! In recent news….. Spanish society has been shaken by allegations of theft of thousands of babies by nuns, priests and doctors, which started under Franco and continued up the 1990′s. More then 900 cases are being investigated but new cases are still coming to light – lawyers say that the total could…

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