Tuesday 30 November 2021

Monday 29 November 2021

Spanish News in English

Dear readers,

Concerns are growing over the rising number of coronavirus cases in Spain. On Thursday, the 14-day incidence rate rose to 160 per 100,000, up 11 points since Wednesday. As contagions spike, a growing number of regions are turning to Covid passports to curb the spread. This in turn has prompted more people to get vaccinated: last week Spain saw a 25% rise in the number of first vaccine doses administered.

On Thursday, women's groups took to the street of several Spanish cities to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In Spain, more than 53,000 women are under police protection due to gender violence.

In other news, the volcanic eruption on La Palma is now the longest seen on the island in 377 years. So far, the lava has covered more than 1,000 hectares of land and destroyed nearly 1,500 buildings. Around 7,500 people are also still unable to return home.

And finally, we looked at the new platform España Vaciada that is hoping to bring the needs of Spain‘s rural, depopulated areas to the forefront of the political agenda.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from the EL PAÍS English Edition.

Thanks for reading.

Saturday 27 November 2021

Notice Service

After checking several apps, we have chosen a new communication channel that will replace Tokapp's functions. From now on, the school will communicate with students using a Telegram channel. The invitation link is https://t.me/EOICartagena
The student can enter Telegram application, install it (if not already a subscriber) and join the EOI Cartagena channel. Remember no subscriber can see any information or the mobile phone number of the rest, nor can they interact; it is just a channel to receive notifications. Thanks for your cooperation.

Friday 26 November 2021

C1 Nomophobia ...

... is the fear of being without a mobile phone or without access to a mobile phone. Though it is not officially recognized as a psychiatric disorder, the term nomophobia is in common use.

Up to which extent do you suffer nomophobia?
Name three more addictions you know related to new technologies.
Are you addictied to technology? Read the article, the answers and be ready to comment on your tech addictions (if any) next lesson with Wesley.
Read this info sheet before preparing your comment, please. 

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Tuesday 23 November 2021

C1 IT Vocabulary

Check this IT vocab sheet and be ready to talk about which daily life activities you do with your smartphone and which with your laptop.

Once you've listed them, check whether you usually do any of the following: Things you didn't know your smartphone could do.

Be ready to talk about them in class next Thursday

Monday 22 November 2021

Spanish News in English

Dear readers,

Coronavirus infections in Spain continue to rise, with the incidence rate above 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over 14 days for the first time in two months.

The upward trend has prompted several regions to consider introducing or widening the use of the so-called "Covid passport" in spaces such as bars and restaurants. But while contagions are rising, Covid-19 vaccines remain very effective against preventing serious illness and death, according to studies analyzed by EL PAÍS.

In other news, the new volcano on La Palma claimed its first victim last weekend, when a man died while clearing away ash from his home. Although experts say the volcano has "lost energy," the lava flows continue to wreak havoc: more than 1,000 hectares have been covered with molten rock since the eruption began two months ago.

And finally, we published an interview with esteemed English historian Paul Preston, who spoke about the Franco dictatorship, the Spanish Civil War and his first experiences in Spain.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from the EL PAÍS English Edition.

Thanks for reading.

Friday 19 November 2021

Wednesday 17 November 2021

14 Words That Capture The Beauty And Charm Of English

These alluring English words will have you basking in the glow of the beauty English has to offer. Add them to your writing once you've caught your breath. From Dictionary.com 

Tuesday 16 November 2021

Monday 15 November 2021

Cultural Activities at our EOI

You are invited to SHOW YOUR GRATITUDE on this Padlet. Thank people and say why!

Cinema in Original Version: 
Local Hero Tu. 16th
The Hunt for Red October We. 17th

Last but not least, join us in our reading group at the Assembly Hall at 11.30 next 25th Nov. We'll be commenting Security from the novel Olive Kitteridge by Elisabeth Strout

For more info: click here
Dear readers,

Spain's coronavirus incidence rate is once again on the rise. The country has now entered a medium-risk situation as Europe sees a surge in new cases. Experts, however, say it is unlikely that Spain will experience a sixth wave.

In other news, police have arrested 12 passengers who fled a plane after it made an emergency landing in Mallorca on October 5. The aircraft, which was flying from Morocco to Turkey, was forced to land after a man reportedly began suffering from a "diabetic crisis." He was later discharged after no medical issues were detected and arrested. Another 12 passengers remain at large. Police are investigating whether the crisis was deliberately triggered.

Meanwhile in Spain, truck drivers have called a three-day strike for December 20 to 22 to protest what they claim is the government's failure to help the sector, which is facing new pressure from the sudden spike in diesel prices. If the stoppage goes ahead, it could cause supply chain problems during one of the busiest periods of the year.

And finally, we published an infographic special on the volcano on La Palma, in Spain's Canary Islands. In this special feature, EL PAÍS analyzes all the available data to determine when the eruption may come to an end.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from the EL PAÍS English Edition.

Thanks for reading.

Friday 12 November 2021

Say What? 13 Weird, Wondrous Facts About English

English is a language spoken all over the world. During its long life and many adventures, it has picked up quite a few quirks. (Look, English, we love you, but you really need to decide if Y is a vowel or not.)

Whether you’re new to learning English or have spoken it your whole life, there are always new things to learn. Here, we’ve gathered up a bunch of cool facts about English to show how amazing—and really weird—this language can be! (From dictionary.com

Tuesday 9 November 2021

Monday 8 November 2021

Spanish News in English

Dear readers,

The situation on La Palma, in Spain's Canary Islands, remains tense with the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano showing no signs of easing. This week, residents in three towns were told to remain indoors and wear face masks due to the heavy ash falls, while earthquakes continued to be felt at all hours of the day.

Meanwhile, more information was revealed about the man arrested for the murder of a nine-year-old boy named Álex. According to the suspect's prison file, he was interviewed 16 times while on parole from prison, where he was serving a 30-year sentence for another killing.

In other news, the founder of social network Tuenti, Zaryn Dentzel, was attacked by a gang of hooded assailants in an apparent bid to steal his bitcoin fortune.

And finally, we looked at how a network of octogenarians wound up helping a Spanish drug trafficker to launder money.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from the EL PAÍS English Edition.

Thanks for reading.

Friday 5 November 2021

Freedom of speech: What does it mean and why is it important?

In this Future Learn article, we discuss what freedom of speech really means, why it matters and how it relates to censorship and cancel culture.

Thursday 4 November 2021

20 Incredible Animal Adjectives To Go Wild For

Wildlife encounters are often more common in the summertime. Whether you’re on a trip to the local zoo, visiting an aquarium in a new city, or heading outside for a hike or day at the beach, you’re likely to encounter insects and animals who are enjoying the great outdoors as much as you do. For word lovers... 20 surprising animal adjectives to learn

... Yes, they can be used to describe animal-like people as well!

Wednesday 3 November 2021

Monday 1 November 2021

Spanish News in English

Dear readers,

The coronavirus pandemic dominated the headlines once again this week as more news emerged on vaccines, variants and case numbers.

On Wednesday, Spanish authorities announced that recipients of the Janssen vaccine would be offered a booster shot of Pfizer or Moderna after a study found the former to be less effective against Covid-19 than the other two.

Meanwhile, in Valencia the regional government expressed concern this week about the rise in coronavirus infections among tourists in Benidorm. Of the latest cases detected in the Spanish city, 53% were among the foreign population.

Health experts in Spain are also keeping a close eye on the delta plus variant of the coronavirus, which has now been found in seven regions. Only around 30 cases, however have been identified, and epidemiologists say there is currently no cause for alarm.

And finally, EL PAÍS rode with a Spanish truck driver for four days, all the way to the UK and back, to find out why younger generations are no longer interested in the job.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from the EL PAÍS English Edition.

Thanks for reading.