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Monday, 29 June 2015

HAPPY SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2015!



We're off on holidays, enjoy and relax!
See you again back in September!

Friday, 26 June 2015

BEACH VOCABULARY



It's holiday time, but just in case you go to the beach... here's some vocabulary.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

HOW LONDON TUBE EXPANDED: THE TUBE MAP TIMELINE


Just in case any of you have the oppotunity of visiting London this summer, here's a map you will have to be acquainted to, if you go: the London Tube's Map. But here's also a video which shows the history and the expansion of London's Tube network from 1863 (152 years ago). Watch and listen the whole story:

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

"WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY"


Now that we're about to start our holidays, remember that a good way to practice your English is watching films in the original English language with subtitles (either in English or Spanish/Galician). And it's always great to watch a film which has a bit of everyday life. Here's a recommendation, which is still on at the local cinemas, but it would be interesting to be able to watch in the original language: "WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY". It's a 2015 British comedy-drama, directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkins and starring Rosamund Pike, David Tennant and Billy Connolly, and some three charming kids in between, during their last summer holidays at the Scottish Highlands.  More on its plot HERE. The video trailer below.

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

IF 'GAME OF THRONE'S' "WESTEROS WERE EUROPE

Are you fan of "Game of Thrones"? The Huffington Post have worked out the equivalent of Westeros map of the Seven Kingdoms with its real European equivalents.

North Of The Wall = Greenland
The North = Scotland
The Iron Islands = Norway
The Vale = Switzerland
The Riverlands = Germany
The Westerlands = England
King's Landing = London
The Stormlands = Wales
The Reach = France
Dorne = Spain

For more detailed information link here.


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

"YESTERDAY" IS 50


The Beatles' classic song becomes mature and turns 50, today we pay tribute to it here, listening to it and linking to a page that remembers it below.

Enlace / Link:

50 Years Ago: The Beatles Record ‘Yesterday’


Audio with lyrics "YESTERDAY", The Beatles:

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

WORKING WITH VERBS IN ENGLISH


Working with English verbs. Here are two links where you can check all the different possibilities of a verb in English.


Friday, 5 June 2015

"TO ALL THAT LOVE THE FAR AND BLUE", A POEM BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON


A week ago today, during the 2015 2nd BAC Graduation, our Galician teacher Miguel Mato, mentioned a poem by Scotts-man, Robert Louis Stevenson called 
"TO ALL THAT LOVE THE FAR AND BLUE".

We've searched the internet to find it, and here it is for you to read:






To all that love the far and blue:


Whether, from dawn to eve, on foot

The fleeing corners ye pursue,

Nor weary of the vain pursuit;

Or whether down the singing stream,


Paddle in hand, jocund ye shoot,

To splash beside the splashing bream

Or anchor by the willow root:

Or, bolder, from the narrow shore

Put forth, that cedar ark to steer,

Among the seabirds and the roar

Of the great sea, profound and clear;

Or, lastly if in heart ye roam,

Not caring to do else, and hear,

Safe sitting by the fire at home,

Footfalls in Utah or Pamere:

Though long the way, though hard to bear


The sun and rain, the dust and dew;

Though still attainment and despair

Inter the old, despoil the new;

There shall at length, be sure, O friends,

Howe'er ye steer, whate'er ye do -

At length, and at the end of ends,

The golden city come in view.

[You can find a Spanish translation @ our etc page or on the following links: 1 & 2  ]

Thursday, 4 June 2015

PREPARING 'SELECTIVIDAD': 9 HELPFUL TIPS

Here are 9 useful tips to take into account for the Selectividad test, they're not only meant for the English exams, but for all of them.
1- PROFIT FROM ALL THE WORK YOU'VE DONE BEFORE DURING THE COURSE.
2- SELECT THE MOST IMPORTANT CONTENT.
3- WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE.
4- DON'T CHANGE YOUR ROUTINE.
5- DO WHATEVER YOU WANT THE DAY BEFORE, BUT REST THE PREVIOUS NIGHT.
6- ISOLATE YOURSELF DURING THE EXAM.
7- DON'T PUNISH YOURSELF FOR YOUR MISTAKES.
8- DON'T LEAVE BLANK SPACES.
9- CONTROL YOUR TIME.
You can read these 9 tips for Selectividad in more detail and in Spanish: HERE.


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