jueves, 8 de marzo de 2018

Happy Women's Day

To celebrate this day, I'd like to attract your attention to a silent problem, mental loading as described by the French comic artist Emma, published in The Guardian last May. Click here to enjoy it.

miércoles, 28 de febrero de 2018

Landscapes


You have written the description of a memorable moment lived on a trip. This is one of the compositions you wrote.


Landscapes
It is impossible for me to erase from my brain and my heart the view of Antananarivo. It was at dawn when we arrived there after a twelve-hour-long flight across the African continent. A rusty red Peugeot took us through the overcrowded city centre. Nobody seemed to suffer from road rage despite the lack of traffic signs and the chaos that seemed to emerge from the very pavement. Trucks and buses from another era, motorbikes carrying a whole family of three or four members, ‘pousse pousse’ painted in gaudy colours and skinny black pedestrians going to and fro.
And the smell… If I close my eye, I am still able to feel how an awful odour invades my nostrils. A mixture of fumes coming from the varied kinds of transport, and the image of dry fish and little appetising red meat hanging down the stalls along the market street crammed with locals.
It was obviously the worst of the beginnings to the best of my journeys!


Estrella Rey

viernes, 2 de febrero de 2018

housing

We have seen in class different types of houses related to the environment where they are located.
Yet, the accomodation prices can lead to extreme situations. The Guardian has published something about this. Click here to find out more.

lunes, 22 de enero de 2018

domingo, 12 de noviembre de 2017

November 11th

If you have read newspapers or have watched the news in the last few weeks, you will have noticed many people are wearing a poppy. November 11th is a relevant day for the veterans in the Anglosaxon world and has something to do with this little flower. In these videos you get to know a bit more about what it is celebrated on that day. Did you know about it?

Check this piece of news from the BBC



viernes, 3 de noviembre de 2017

A mother's love

This is an endearing advertisement to value the job mums do with their children.

Let it be an excuse for you to practise your writing skills. Invent the story of one of the characters that appear in the video or,  if you prefer, tell us how your parents (or just one of them) have been the wind beneath your wings.

You can hand them in  before the end of November.


lunes, 30 de octubre de 2017

Happy Halloween!!!


These are some curious images related to Halloween. Enjoy them.


What do you think  of the big impact this festivity has in our society? Leave your comments in the box.



miércoles, 3 de mayo de 2017

The experts' opinions


Some TED translators want to share some of their secrets on how to learn a new language.
Enjoy it!!





When you read it, write a report about it giving your personal opinion and preferences.

lunes, 6 de febrero de 2017

Different tittles in different countries.

You know how  the way the tittle of a film is translated quite often has nothing  or little to do with the original one. Check this article from EL PAÍS in English and find out about it.

miércoles, 21 de diciembre de 2016

martes, 13 de diciembre de 2016