Have you ever wondered why certain traditions are followed during the Christmas season? Of course, everyone probably knows the typical cultural differences (Santa and the legend behind him, for example), and the Three Wise Men. They don’t visit every country, however. There are many traditions that aren’t necessarily followed here in Spain, or at least, not to the “T” […]
This is the “million dollar question”… and it’s great for level testing in English, so, I’ve heard quite a few responses. MUCH to my surprise… when I interview a group of people who happen to work in a bank… well, what do you think, are their responses similar? AS a matter of fact, they are. And I must say, […]
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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 […]
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!
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 […]
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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 […]