Category Archives: CURIOSITIES

Extra listening: two interviews, and a story about a swan

Three extracts with multiple choice questions http://engexam.info/ielts-cae-practice-tests/cae-listening-practice-test-1/ Part of an interview with a woman who works in retail management, a story about a swan, and part of an interview with Bruce Loader, a successful businessman who is talking about his … Continue reading

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ONLY FOR GIRLS: more things we can do for the environment…

Have you ever thought about the amount of waste we are producing with sanitary pads? What’s the ‘mooncup’? What are its advantages for your health, the environment and your pocket? How do you use? Here’s a video from youtube and another one more. There are … Continue reading

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Listening (biography) and a cloze

Here’s a listening with an interview with a novelist and biographer. And you can also read a text with gaps (cloze): French actor Gerard Depardieu fined €4,000 for drunk driving People weighed in on the most common regrets in life, … Continue reading

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English Dialects

Have you ever listened to different people speaking in English and wondered where they were from? With IDEA (Intentional Dialects of English Archive) you can get a taste of some of them: http://www.dialectsarchive.com/  

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What would happen if you didn’t SLEEP?

TED-ED and TED-TALKS are an endless source of inspiration for discussion and certainly food for thought! In this lesson they pose the question of the consequence of sleeplessness.  You might even like to have a look at related topics. Have people … Continue reading

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Typical mistakes by Spanish & Catalan speakers

Have you ever wondered which our ‘favourite’ mistakes are? You will find a handful of the most common ones in this book. 

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Donald Trump’s latest blunder

Locker room talk? Not really: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3830103/Athletes-issue-Trump-locker-room-talk.html

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