Monthly Archives: February 2019

Environment

The Guardian, a broad sheet British newspaper, has a whole section on environment-related news. It’s well worth a click to read and get interesting ideas: reducing household food waste, Climate change impacts are already hitting us, solar power, Barcelona to ban old … Continue reading

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Britain’s problem with pets: they’re bad for the planet

Britain’s problem with pets: they’re bad for the planet Do you really think it is that bad?

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What are the key British traits? And the most famous British icons?

A telling and amusing article, and it’s also short!! https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/40-most-british-traits-revealed-7121978

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Listening: interview with two gardening experts

Here’s the audio and the questions: http://engexam.info/ielts-cae-practice-tests/cae-listening-practice-tests/cae-listening-practice-test-6/2/ PDF All Exam http://gavitex.com/share/n9wh8b7fn The same exercise on Youtube:

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Inversion (negative words)

In formal styles, when we use an adverb with negative meaning (e.g. never, seldom, rarely, scarcely, hardly) or an expression beginning with not (+ a prepositional phrase or a clause)  in front position for emphasis, we invert the subject (s) and auxiliary … Continue reading

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Stereotypes and prejudices

How do the British see us? Read this interesting article. Just register (it’s free!) https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/guide-how-to-be-spanish-sgf39ttgx How to drink like a Spaniard? Another interesting view from foreigners How to Drink Like a Spaniard An interesting project to turn stereotypes upside down:

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