Friday 30 June 2023

You haven't got any of these learning problems, have you?

Express Publishing Summit 2023 | Webinars

This year, we took education slow. We brought together everything that has made an impression on us in English Language Teaching today and we looked at it from start to finish. Our 14 webinars, spread over two days, guided participants through advanced, applied methodologies and fresh material that bring together everything we need in a class: motivation, exploration and joy!

I recommend watching the first one by Jenny Dooley, author of our C2 textbook, co-author of C1's and president of Express Publishing. Really worth watching! Choose some among the other presentations. I am positive more than one will arouse your interest, as they deal with interesting topics. Do not miss it if you are (or will be) a teacher.
Enjoy the webinars!!!

Thursday 29 June 2023

C1 Environment Collocations

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Do these environment activities from English Collocations in Use Advanced by Felicity O'Dell & Michael McCarthy CAMBRIDGE.

Key to exercises here.

Wednesday 28 June 2023

C2 Cha-Ching! Here Are The Key Crypto Terms To Explain Digital Currencies

Over the past couple years, there has been a lot of buzz around cryptocurrency. The nations of El Salvador and the Central African Republic have even gone so far as to adopt a cryptocurrency as one of their official currencies. However, for those of us who are old school and still use classic dollars and cents, cryptocurrency and its related lingo can be kind of confusing. We are going to break down the language around the hype... (from

Tuesday 27 June 2023

Monday 26 June 2023

/ɒf əv/

He works five miles off of the shore. /ɒfəv/

Some gyms' staff put people off of  /ɒfəvthem.

The jokes allowed me to put my mind off of /ɒfəv/ the exam.

Can't you get your mind off of her? /ɒfəv/



Separation or disconnection

Relationship between things

Opposite of “on”

Belonging, made of, contains, or point of reckoning

Used as an adverb or preposition

Used as a preposition

Part of a phrasal verb

Can appear in numbers, percents, ages, or dates

EL PAÍS in English

Dear readers,

The "catastrophic implosion" of the Titan submersible dominated the news this week, but EL PAÍS also reconstructed the 11-hour-long search for survivors of the fishing trawler that sank in Greek waters on June 14 and is considered among the biggest migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean.

We also interviewed an Estonian Foreign Ministry official on the subject of the Ukraine war, and asked psychologist Robert J. Sternberg about ways to stimulate intelligence and creativity.

This week we also bring you a look at how Cairo's ancient City of the Dead is in danger from urban development, and a feature on the fascinating life of Bess Houdini, the escape artist's wife.

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

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Friday 23 June 2023

Dad Jokes

Learn about Dad Jokes! You might find them funny!

Thursday 22 June 2023

Social Media and Youth Mental Health 23

Social Media and Youth Mental Health (The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory)

A good read!

Wednesday 21 June 2023

C1 & C2 September Written Exam Dates + Times

Talking about approximate numbers and amounts

We often need to talk about amounts and numbers that are not exact, either because an exact figure isn’t needed or because we don’t know it. This post looks at some words and phrases for doing this. Cambridge Dictionary Blog (By Liz Walter)
Do this activity (Just pp. 1 & 2)

Today ...

Tuesday 20 June 2023

Sheffield accent named best in Britain

Nah then, a study has revealed that Sheffield is the world’s favourite accent in Britain, but who’s surprised – we already know it’s reyt good. (By Kirsty Hamilton, from The Star)

Sunday 18 June 2023

La Escuela de Idiomas ofertará 3.000 plazas y cursos de inglés para hostelería y comercios en Cartagena

El próximo año también sacará programas para aprender valenciano, chino y japonés, así como intensivos para lograr en un año los niveles B1 y B2

Lee aquí el artículo publicado hoy en La Verdad

Friday 16 June 2023

Thursday 15 June 2023

Glossary of LGBTQ Terms

June is Pride Month in the United States and around the world. Pride, formerly known as Gay Pride, is a recognition of LGBTQ identity, affirmation of equal rights, and celebration of visibility, dignity, and diversity in the LGBTQ community.

Wednesday 14 June 2023

Statement on AI Risk

AI experts and public figures express their concern about AI risk. (
The succinct statement below aims to ... open up discussion. It is also meant to create common knowledge of the growing number of experts and public figures who also take some of advanced AI’s most severe risks seriously.

Tuesday 13 June 2023

An introduction to ChatGPT: uses and what makes it a unique AI chatbot

Future Learn explains ChatGPT on their Blog. Read it here. Discover its power as we look into the current status of ChatGPT, its uses, ethical implications, and what makes it unique.

Thursday 8 June 2023

Wednesday 7 June 2023

A Murcian or a Martian? ET Anyway...

‘This boy was born to be No 1’: the making of Carl(it)os Alcaraz (The Guardian)

Tuesday 6 June 2023

Friday 2 June 2023

A quick guide to speaking C2 English (By Natalialzam)

I tend to make the claim in class that no native speaker usually speaks English like you’re required to speak in a C2 exam. Probably, this is the realm of academic language, the news, literature, and royalty, perhaps. Fair enough. But what can you do to sound more ‘C2-ish’? (By Natalialzam)