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. (

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 |

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.

Tuesday 19 July 2022

C1 Gerunds and Infinitives REVIEW

Activity. If you have made any mistake revise --> Gerunds and infinitives.

Monday 18 July 2022

Spanish News in English EL PAÍS

Dear readers,

Last Sunday EL PAÍS and other global news partners jointly published The Uber Files, an in-depth investigation into how the ride-hailing company systematically barged into countries in defiance of local laws, dodging taxes and seeking to grind the taxi industry into submission.

We also interviewed Jamie Dimon, (the world's most powerful banker), long-serving chief of JPMorgan Chase, who offered a grim view on the short-term economic outlook for the world, and talked to Alberto Ascherio, a Harvard professor who has discovered the main cause behind multiple sclerosis.

In cultural news, we explored the recent discovery of the remains of a an ancient Roman city in Spain that nobody had heard about.

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

Wednesday 13 July 2022

“Prognosis” vs. “Diagnosis”: What’s The Difference?

Diagnosis and prognosis can be scary words—and confusing ones. But once you understand the difference, they can actually provide reassurance. That’s because one is an explanation of what exactly is wrong and one is a prediction of how things will turn out. []

Tuesday 12 July 2022

Test your Pronunciation

The English pronunciation test that you will take in today’s lesson is one that most students fail. Take the test to find out how good your English pronunciation is. Simply follow along with the lesson video below and pronounce each one of the 13 difficult words aloud when it appears on the screen.

Monday 11 July 2022

Friday 8 July 2022

False Friends

Yes, I know they don't mention Spanish!  But actually you can realize some cognates with other languages apply to Spanish as well!

Why don't you write a comment with your typical mistake(s) with false friends? Did you ever say you were constipated

Wednesday 6 July 2022

Tuesday 5 July 2022


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Monday 4 July 2022


The Fourth of July is an important holiday in the United States. It is Independence Day, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Below is a quiz. The answers are words associated with the United States. 
1.- Try to complete as many as you can without looking at the word bubbles on page 2.
2.- When you finish, go to page 2, check the ones you guessed and choose the correct option from the alphabet bubbles containing the answers (mixed in with other words). 
3.- Read the clues and write down the correct words. 
4.- KEY tomorrow

Independence Day QUIZ (from OneStopEnglish)

Friday 1 July 2022