Monthly Archives: noviembre 2018

Numeracy Skills – the basics

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Is there much of a difference between generations of people you know?  When I first came to Spain, I was impressed about the general skills that most anybody had concerning math, culture, language.  It seemed to be like a very sound and broad education.  I’m not quite sure I still think the same.  Read on and […]

British Slang

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Both of these actresses have an excellent pronunciation.  I have a feeling that many of our students would be surprised at the lack of vocabulary that both continents share.

The truth is, slang, or even everyday sayings are quite particular to specific areas.  so – no – I didn’t know ANY of these expressions!  Now […]

Los 3 pasos para una lectura rigurosa

Falta de tiempo

Que el tiempo vale oro es una realidad como un templo, sino que se lo digan a las grandes empresas que ya venden tortillas de patatas y sándwiches preparados. Sin embargo, tendemos a invertir menos tiempo en lo que realmente es necesario como la alimentación… o la lectura. Recurrimos a las ventajas fáciles como fijarnos en […]

What would it take to move somewhere similar?

I came across this gem of an article yesterday.  It contains a series of mini-interviews with different people who had decided at some point to move to this remote village, only accessible by boat or a rugged hike.  Who would do that, and why?  You may be surprised, it’s not a village full of criminals, I’ll tell you that!

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Mentoring – who can take it, and who should deal it?

Mentoring – who can take it, and who should deal it?
This is a potentially complicated topic.  I had always heard “don’t get an old dog to teach new tricks”.  Meaning?  It wasn’t exactly in the company’s best interest to have begruntled employees showing the ropes to the new employees.  How could it be?  So – this begs the question, […]

How are your microwave skills?

How many times has somebody suggested to you a kitchen trick, or, worse yet, what you were doing wrong in the kitchen!?  I personally am a kitchen freak, so, as I am a proud person, I never think that I’ll learn much in this type of article, but I read it, just to think “ha, I knew that”, and […]

And the human voice?

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This is a short audio track that I discovered, and quite enjoyed.  A gentleman not voicing his opinion, moreover he is sharing an anecdote which shows his opinion.

The title?  What has happened to the human voice?

Before listening… what do you think the man will address with his story?

Before you read or listen, think about just […]

A poker players tips on taking decisions

 

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Taking decisions…

Have you ever thought of just how many decisions you take in one day, and what the consequences are, or may be?

Over the years I’ve heard many people complaining (who hasn’t, right?).  I do believe though, that we are where we are based on a series of decisions we ourselves have […]

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    IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH A 75% OF THE TIME ON THE PLATFORM

IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH A 75% OF THE TIME ON THE PLATFORM

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The sentence dealing with the amount of time connected to the learning platform has been published.

I’ll begin with the news:  IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH A 75% OF THE TIME ON THE PLATFORM.  Now for my explanation…

Those who don’t know what I’m speaking about:  It’s possible to solicit the return of the amount paid for […]