Wednesday 30 November 2022

Can the world feed 8bn people sustainably?

Even though World Food Day was last 16th Oct., why not read this interesting The Guardian article today.

Tuesday 29 November 2022

Monday 28 November 2022

EOI Xmas Activities


EL PAÍS Spanish News in English

Dear readers,

With the Qatar World Cup well underway, we bring you a simulator to help you predict the final winner, based on probabilities that are updated on a daily basis. Check to see if your guess is statistically sound!

This week EL PAÍS interviewed the prime minister of Romania, Nicolae Ciucă, a former army general with clear views on what the West needs to do to defend peace and protect itself against Russian aggression.

We also talked to victims of the FTX crypto exchange platform collapse, which has affected over a million people across the globe, and looked back at the life of the recently deceased Pablo Milanés, considered one of Cuba's greatest singer-songwriters.

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

Friday 25 November 2022

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the color orange is used to represent a brighter future, free from violence against women and girls.

Orange the World (stunning photos)

Job Offer

Thursday 24 November 2022

Wednesday 23 November 2022

C1 Are you robot ready?

From killing machines to your very own AI domestic guru, these 9 (28:38min.) (186.7K VIEWS) videos will help you prepare for a robot future.

Study Trip to Malta

Read the info about the study trip here.

Tuesday 22 November 2022

C2 Fall 2022 New Words

Antiwork, bachelorx party, 45, Ohtani rule, pawternity leave, Zelenskyy. As ever, there is great variety in the new terms and meanings just added to

Are you an artist?


Monday 21 November 2022

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

World Cup 2022 takes place in Qatar from November 20 to December 18; 32 teams to compete in eight groups

If you're interested, learn necessary vocabulary to comment on the matches!
Another football vocab list (no translations) with excellent examples!
Check your knowledge doing this Football Vocabulary Quiz

EL PAÍS Spanish News

Dear readers

The entire world was on edge this week as a missile hit Poland, raising fears that NATO members might be dragged into the war in Ukraine. We interviewed the Defense Minister of Estonia, who underscored the importance of continued support for Kyiv.

In Latin America, we analyzed how Bitcoin's decline could be a deadly blow for El Salvador. And EL PAÍS was also in Qatar, where soccer fans from all over the world are flocking for the start of the FIFA World Cup.

Meanwhile, in the US, the effects of last week's midterm elections continued to be felt as Republicans took control of the House and longtime speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her decision to step down.

Our top story this week, however, was the decyphering of mysterious inscriptions on The Hand of Irulegi, a 2,100-year old bronze artifact that may be the earliest known writing in the Basque language.

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

Don't miss: Antonio Banderas: ‘It really pisses me off that one day I’ll die’; Over a billion young people may be at risk of hearing loss from headphones and loud venues or Rosalía’s ‘Motomami’ triumphs at 2022 Latin Grammys either.

Sunday 20 November 2022

World Children's Day 20 November

World Children’s Day is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.

Friday 18 November 2022


C1 Key to Positive Personality Traits 2 (10th Nov.)

Persistent = Relentless
Enthusiastic / Bubbly = Ebullient
Calm = Sangfroid
Reliable = Dependable
Outgoing = Gregarious
Desiring = Amorous
Friendly / Socialble = Convivial
Charming = Suave
Modest = Unassuming

Thursday 17 November 2022

Non-Progressive Verbs

 p. 457 from Practical English Usage By Swan M. OXFORD (The best grammar & vocabulary reference book in my opinion). 

Practical English Usage answers the questions that teachers and learners ask about English grammar and vocabulary, using clear corpus-informed explanations and examples. More than 600 entries range across issues such as: 

• article problems    • using tenses      • singular they    • get as a passive auxiliary    • the truth about conditionals    • bring or take?    • can, could, may or might?    • classic or classical?    • emails    • politeness    • avoiding offensive language ...

Wednesday 16 November 2022

Democracy vs Republic

You probably hear countries like the United States or France referred to as democracies. At the same time, you probably also hear both of these countries called republics. Is that possible? Are democracies and republics the same thing or different? (From

Tuesday 15 November 2022

Monday 14 November 2022

C1 Eyes, Face, Hair, Skin & Body Description + Actions Expressing Emotions

Review descriptive adjectives and verbs used to describe body expressions HERE.

EL PAÍS News in English

Dear readers,

Three days after Americans voted in midterm elections, control of both the House and the Senate remained undecided. We analyzed how the outcome may shape the race for the 2024 presidential campaign, including a potential run by the big winner of the day, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

In international news, this week we bring you a special report about the likelihood of a nuclear strike by Putin and a series of maps showing the evolution of the war. We also explored why Chile is becoming a global leader in solar energy.

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

Friday 11 November 2022

Thursday 10 November 2022

C1 Positive Personality Traits 2

Have a look at this chart and do the activity

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Collocations with BY, IN, AT & OUT OF


Yes, you know most of them..., but not all. Revise all of them, spot the new ones and make sentences with them:

  • By dint of:
  • In arrears:
  • On a spree
  • At a low ebb:
  • Out of spite:


Tuesday 8 November 2022

C2 By the Time

Have a close look at the different uses of BY THE TIME. Then do Practice 1, 2 and 3 at the end of the entry and check your answers HERE (at the end).

C1 Personality Adjectives Revision

 Revise PERSONALITY ADJECTIVES taking this QUIZ. [Answers and more on page 2]

Monday 7 November 2022

EL PAÍS in English

Dear readers,

This week our Ukraine correspondents interviewed President Zelenskiy inside his Kyiv headquarters, where he shared his conditions for sitting down to talks with Moscow and explained why so-called neutral countries should be more concerned about the effects of the war.

As the US heads to midterm elections on November 8, our reporters traveled to Gettysburg, site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, to see if there are any lessons to be learned about how to defend democracy in these troubled times.

In other news, we also explored why they just don't make global stars like Marilyn and Elvis anymore.

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

Friday 4 November 2022

C1 I love you but I don’t want to see you for the next six weeks: the case for a ‘marriage sabbatical’

Read the article from The Guardian and be ready to support / be opposed to it in class next Thursday 10th with Dane.

It’s not a divorce, a trial separation or a chance for a guilt-free fling, just an opportunity for husbands and wives to live apart, forget all the little irritations and realise how much they miss each other. At least that’s the theory …

Yesterday's guessing activity key

 KEY: 1A, 2B, 3D, 4A, 5A, 6D

C1 Guy Fawkes Day (Tomorrow)

Guy Fawkes Activity

Thursday 3 November 2022

Wednesday 2 November 2022

Día de los Muertos KEY

Check yesterday's answers HERE.

Tuesday 1 November 2022

Film & TV Horror Movies KEY

 Check your answers to yesterday's activity HERE.

Día de los Muertos

Mexican Día de los Muertos Activity (Key tomorrow)