Thursday 31 March 2022


Read the text on ECOTOURISM and click on the links if you want further info on the topics.

Monday 28 March 2022

Spanish News in English EL PAÍS

Dear readers,

This week marked one month since Russia launched its offensive against Ukraine. We spoke to Ukrainian foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, about the ongoing negotiations with the Kremlin, and the likelihood that Russia will resort to chemical weapons. We also took a closer look at the sanctions being levied against some of the country's oligarchs.

Meanwhile in the world of science, we reported on two important medical breakthroughs: a brain-machine interface that allowed an ALS patient in completely locked-in state to communicate, and a new drug that is multiplying the survival rate of women with breast cancer.

And finally, with the Academy Awards around the corner, we dived into some of the controversies surrounding the contenders – from the criticism of the zany female character in The Worst Person in the World to the internal strife at Disney over its timid response to Florida’s "Don’t Say Gay" bill.

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

Getting back with an ex: Why some second chances can actually work and Seven mistakes that stop you from connecting with your teenager

Saturday 26 March 2022

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Wednesday 23 March 2022

Online Talk


‘Our planet is in crisis and the need for action from everyone is clear. But how much impact can one person have? Join this talk to see how making small adjustments to lifestyle can bring about real change’

FECHAS. Dos opciones:
Miércoles 23 de marzo a las 18h
Jueves 24 de marzo 17h

Hemos creado un formulario de registro, que incluimos a continuación: Register HERE

Once you're registered you get the Zoom link in your email.

Upper-Class Accent Examples

A selection of clips featuring British people with upper-class 'posh' accents: Prince Charles, Lord Sumption, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson, The Duchess of Cambridge, Tilda Swinton, Emma Watson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge,Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rose Leslie.

Monday 21 March 2022

C2 (Formal & Informal) Letter Writing

Read How to write a letter? | C2 Proficient (CPE) by Daniel Skimins 

Spanish News in English EL PAÍS

Dear readers,

As the situation in Ukraine worsens, this week we took a look at the effects of the conflict in other parts of the world. On the US-Mexican border, for example, Russians and Ukrainians fleeing their home countries are starting to arrive. Some are finding it easier than others, however, to enter American territory.

We also took a look at China, where the coronavirus pandemic is returning with force in a country that until now has been pursuing a “zero-Covid” strategy.

And finally, in the world of culture we took a look at Rosalía’s new album, ‘Motomami,’ which was applauded by the EL PAÍS culture critic Carlos Marcos.

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

Wednesday 16 March 2022

How Many Rhetorical Devices Can You Identify?

The Top 41 Rhetorical Devices That Will Make Your Words Memorable
Review this list of the essential rhetorical devices, including their meanings and examples, so you can add pizazz to your speaking and writing skills.

You might know similes, metaphors and hyperboles... but what about understatements, oxymorons, expletives?

Tuesday 15 March 2022

C1 Writing Models

Apart from knowing the theory about how to write a specific task, it is always extremely useful to read samples carefully: 2 essays, 2 letters, a report, a proposal and a review.

Monday 14 March 2022

C1 & C2 Writing tasks corrected From Flo-Joe

How good are you at the Writing paper? Do you have difficulty thinking of what to say? Do you pay enough attention to organisation? Do you often make silly grammar or spelling mistakes? Or do you think your writing is of a pretty high standard? Find authentic answers to some of the tasks that have appeared in Flo-Joe's Writing Class. Have a look and see how they compare to your own work.

Spanish News in English EL PAÍS

Dear readers,
With the situation for civilians in Ukraine growing more dire by the day, our correspondents looked at the conflict through the eyes of several children who were forced to flee their homes. And Pilar Bonet, who covered the Soviet Union and Russia for EL PAÍS for 34 years, analyzed the history behind the conflict as well as the questionable ideological assumptions that underlie it.
In other news, we examined why the US hospitality sector is struggling so much to find restaurant staff despite improved job conditions, talked to leading scientist Juan Carlos Izpisua about a big-budget and secretive project by Altos Labs to reverse the aging process, and looked at the inspirational story of Marcel Rémy, a man who is still climbing at age 99.
We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from the EL PAÍS English Edition. Thanks for reading.

A prudent selection of the information you consume, in particular when it comes to catastrophic events, can avoid obsessive cycles that can affect our psychological wellbeingThese severe headaches affect more than 10% of the population, but many patients are still either suffering alone or are not receiving appropriate treatment

Thursday 10 March 2022

Wednesday 9 March 2022

Symptom Checker

Learn medical vocabulary related to your health problems by checking your symptoms on Health Tools 

Tuesday 8 March 2022

International Women's Day

International Women's Day (from National Today)


IWD 2022 campaign theme: #BreakTheBias
Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
Together we can forge women's equality.

Monday 7 March 2022

C2 How to write a Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor (Samples)

Spanish News in English EL PAÍS

Dear readers,

More than a week into Russia's invasion of Ukraine, concerns are mounting about President Vladimir Putin's aggressive rhetoric, particularly after he ordered strategic nuclear weapons to be placed on combat-ready mode. EL PAÍS has explored the likelihood that the Russian leader will act on his threats, and asked global experts to explain the key factors behind the military offensive.

In other news, we interviewed US paleoanthropologist Tim White, a living legend in his field, about his quest to uncover the distant origins of ‘Homo sapiens,’ looked at what the 'Perserverance' rover has been up to ever since it landed on Mars in February of last year, and talked to musical superstar Rosalía about the meaning of her new hit single Chicken Teriyaki.

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

Friday 4 March 2022

C1 Russia Invasion to Ukraine Explained



C2 The war in Ukraine could change everything (Yuval Noah Harari)

Concerned about the war Ukraine? You're not alone. Historian Yuval Noah Harari provides important context on the Russian invasion, including Ukraine's long history of resistance, the specter of nuclear war and his view of why, even if Putin wins all the military battles, he's already lost the war. (This conversation, hosted by TED global curator Bruno Giussani, was part of a TED Membership event on March 1, 2022. Visit to become a TED Member.)
Thanks Laura for the link!

Wednesday 2 March 2022

Help Ukraine!

El colegio designado para recoger las donaciones en Cartagena es el CEIP GABRIELA MISTRAL (C/. Mollerusa, 14, 30310). Debido a la distancia con nuestro centro y que sólo tiene horario de mañana, para facilitar la recogida a los miembros de esta comunidad educativa, hemos decidido usar la cafetería de la escuela. Hay que dirigirse a los conserjes, que se encargarán de abrirla para almacenar los productos de ayuda hasta que sean trasladados.
¡Muchas gracias por vuestra colaboración!

Pasta names

The world of pasta is a fun one that’s filled with pastabilities thanks to a seemingly endless number of shapes and sizes out there. Each has a name that might seem random if you’re not caught up on your Italian, but with a little help on the translation, it all starts to make more sense...

Learn Pasta Names with this slideshow

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Words to Use instead of “Interesting”

Ideas, objects, people, films are nor just "interesting"... Enlarge your vocab and make it more expressive

Make your own sentences placing the adjectives you don't very often use in context...
Choose both: the ones from the article and the ones from the picture.