Monday, 26 September 2022

Celebrate the European Day of Languages with us!

At the Council of Europe’s initiative, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September - together with the European Commission.

Activities 2022
Where am I?
You'll be shown 20 random images from all over Europe. Can yo find out, where those images where taken? Use your language skills and the virtual magnifying glass to find hints in the picture. Good luck!
And: Add your own images to the game!
My score: 
Multilingual tongue twister challenge

The great multilingual joke book (or Make me laugh!)

Poll: Why learn a language?
and many more activities...

Últimas plazas disponibles: info MATRICULACIÓN

  

Find all the info HERE

EL PAÍS in English

Dear readers,

This week we analyzed developments in Russia, where President Putin raised the specter of nuclear warfare and began drafting civilians for military service, triggering a rush out of the country. We also asked experts about the odds of an earthquake hitting Mexico three times on the same day, September 19. And a probe reported on by EL PAÍS could lead to the dismissal of the president of the Inter-American Development Bank.

In other news, we interviewed former Colombian president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Juan Manuel Santos, explored the reasons behind soaring real estate prices in the most expensive city in the world, Tel Aviv, and took a historical look back at Imperial Rome and how it used wild animals as a symbol of its power.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from EL PAÍS English Edition. Thanks for reading.

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Endangered Mar Menor lagoon in Spain granted legal status as a person

Legislation codifies lagoon’s right ‘to exist as an ecosystem’ and to protection, conservation and restoration. From The Guardian By Sam Jones in Madrid [Last modified on Wed 21 Sep 2022 19.12 BST]

Listen Up! These Are the Silent Letters of the English Language (Dictionary.com)

You probably already know that English features many, many words with silent letters—letters that appear in the word but aren’t pronounced and often make us wonder what they are even doing there. For example, the letter B in the words debt and thumb. Or whatever the heck is going on in the words colonel, queue, and bourgeoisie.

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Animal Sounds

 

Which are the missing two? 

Cocks / Roosters and Hens SQUACK and Chickens CLUCK. 

The Rooster says: "COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO"

Animals Speaking English

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Enrol in the EOI (if you haven't already done it)

You can enrol on C1, C2.1 or C2.2, or C2 intensive (depending on your marks, and circumstances) for next year 22-23 till tomorrow 21st Sep.

Check info HERE.

Collocations with IN, ON AT & BY

Underline the ones you don't know and make up true sentences for you with them:
  • I'm 200€ in arrears with my rent
  • I'll put my brain in gear!
  • He didn't sleep, he was all night on watch!
  • ...

Monday, 19 September 2022

EL PAÍS in English

Dear readers,

This week, we reported on the Ukrainian counteroffensive, which has recovered vast areas in the east of the country. Our correspondent in Ukraine traveled to cities newly liberated from the Russians, and spoke to residents about some of the horrors they saw under occupation.

We also looked at the Republican primaries in the United States, where the Democrats have been covertly supporting the most far-right candidates in the hope that they will be easier to defeat at the midterm elections.

And in cultural news, we spoke to a number of important figures including French actress Juliette Binoche, award-winning writer J.M. Coetzee and rapper-turned-actor Ben Bailey Smith.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from EL PAÍS English Edition. Thanks for reading.

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Info Matrícula de PCTO (Solo Speaking)

Este nuevo curso el alumnado de inglés de la EOI de Cartagena podrá optar a matricularse de la Actividad de Lengua Producción y Coproducción de Textos Orales (Speaking) en C1 o C2. Serán dos horas de clase semanales*. Esta matrícula es compatible con la formativa o con la de competencia general en el mismo idioma y curso, o con la matrícula libre de competencia general.

Información matrícula ACTIVIDADES DE LENGUA

*C1: Martes de 7 a 9

*C2: Lunes de 7 a 9


Esta info es la continuación del post del 28 de junio: 

New Type of Enrolment at EOI

The Butts of Britain

It's not what you think. What were you thinking?
Thanks Thomas!

Monday, 12 September 2022

EL PAÍS in English

Dear readers,

Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died Thursday at the age of 96 at her Scottish residence. EL PAÍS looked back on her 70 years on the throne, from her influence on pop culture to her role in guiding the United Kingdom's transformation from colonial power to what it is today.

We also examined the protocols surrounding Charles' accession to the throne, and the current line of succession, from Prince William to Princess Anne, who is 14th in line. Lastly, we profiled the man who is now known as Charles III.

In other news, we analyzed the rhetoric of "pain and sacrifice" used to describe the world's financial situation, talked to political scientist Francis Fukuyama about his latest book, and asked tennis star Garbiñe Muguruza what Serena Williams has meant to her and to the sport.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from EL PAÍS English Edition. Thanks for reading.

Friday, 9 September 2022

What Happens after Queen's Death

 
From Daily Mail

Message of Condolence

What would you write?

Do it in the Comment section below


Read the Messages here (more than 20,000 by now)

Thursday, 1 September 2022

Saturday, 30 July 2022

International Friendship Day Activity

Have a look at this activity and try to answer the questions and do the quiz! 

Answers at the end.

Sharing the human spirit through friendship

Our world faces many challenges, crises and forces of division — such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses — among many others — that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the world's peoples.

To confront those crises and challenges, their root causes must be addressed by promoting and defending a shared spirit of human solidarity that takes many forms — the simplest of which is friendship.

Through friendship — by accumulating bonds of camaraderie and developing strong ties of trust — we can contribute to the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability, weave a safety net that will protect us all, and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good. (https://www.un.org/en/observances/friendship-day)

Friday, 29 July 2022

The Future of Learning Report

 

 A good summer read about education: #ThisIsFutureLearning 2022

Thursday, 28 July 2022

The Mandela Effect And Others That Explain Our Thinking | Dictionary.com

You know that thing that happens when you first learn about something and then you start seeing it everywhere? Or when participants in a medical trial start to feel better even though they’ve been taking the pill with nothing in it? Helpfully, there are names for these things.

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

How Many Of These 47 Words That End In -Nym Do You Know?

Sure you know about acronyms and synonyms ... but have you heard of trionyms or oronyms? Discover some new terms by reading our list of words ending in -nym.

Monday, 25 July 2022

Spanish News in English EL PAÍS

Dear readers,

Federal court documents in Texas obtained by EL PAÍS reveal findings tied to the Whitewater Midstream case, involving suspicious multimillion dollar contracts awarded to the US company by the former Mexican administration of Enrique Peña Nieto.

In archeology news, a team of European and US researchers say they have found evidence that a giant tsunami destroyed the Spanish city of Seville in the 3rd century AD.

This week we also explored scientific progress on the elusive goal of unlimited nuclear fusion, and created a guide to the world's new top five restaurants as announced by The World’s 50 Best of 2022.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from EL PAÍS English Edition. Thanks for reading.