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Words in Danger of Extinction

23 de Marzo de 2017 at 20:15

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Do you know that it is not only clothes that go out of fashion? Words go out of fashion too!

Every year new words come into the language. Most of these new acquisitions are related to technology. For example, years ago the verb “to google” didn’t exist, did it?

L’art de la bise

19 de Marzo de 2017 at 8:38

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Vous savez déjà quand utiliser bonjour, bonsoir ou salut pour entamer la conversation avec votre voisin, la boulangère ou avec un de vos amis… Les différences entre bonjour et bonne journée, au revoir et adieu n’ont plus de secret pour vous: c’est  simple comme bonjour, n’est-ce pas?

Mais savez-vous embrasser à la française? Car embrasser, ça n’est pas, comme on pourrait le croire, prendre l’autre dans les bras. Embrasser, c’est 

Tipping in Different Countries

17 de Marzo de 2017 at 16:51

tipHave you ever wondered how much to tip when traveling overseas? If you’re planning to go on vacation to another country soon, you might want to consider doing research on cultural differences, and more specifically on tipping practices.

Katze versus Hund – was ist das bessere Haustier?

14 de Marzo de 2017 at 12:49

Ich liebe Tiere über alles und wolltedog-car schon immer ein Haustier haben. Als Kind hatte ich zwei Wellensittiche. Meine Eltern wollten kein größeres Haustier haben, weil wir mitten in der Stadt gewohnt haben und die Wohnung auch nicht so groß war. Aber mein Traum war immer: wenn ich alleine wohne, möchte ich einen Hund oder eine Katze haben. Und jetzt …

La UOC, nuevo centro colaborador universitario de Cambridge English Language Assessment

10 de Marzo de 2017 at 11:00

La UOC ofrecerá los exámenes de inglés de la Universidad de Cambridge a sus alumnos

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Los estudiantes podrán obtener los certificados Preliminary, First, Advanced y Proficiency.

La UOC se convierte desde hoy en centro colaborador universitario de Cambridge English Language Assessment, departamento de evaluación de inglés de la Universidad de Cambridge. De este modo los alumnos de la UOC podrán hacer los exámenes para obtener los certificados de inglés de Cambridge English en el propio centro universitario. El objetivo del acuerdo es dotar a los estudiantes universitarios de una ventaja competitiva, puesto que los certificados de Cambridge English son reconocidos en instituciones educativas y empresas de todo el mundo.

Celebrating March

9 de Marzo de 2017 at 8:24

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March is a month that is packed with festivities and celebrations. Women’s Day was on 8 March, Father’s day is celebrated on March 19 in many countries and Mother’s Day falls on 26 March this year in England and spring starts on the 21st of the month.

The biggest and most popular of all the celebrations in March has to be St. Patrick’s Day. This is the day the Irish

The Rise of the Robot

24 de Febrero de 2017 at 12:11

robotI’ve seen today that a Japanese scientist named Hiroshi Ishiguro has created a robot which is exactly like him. It talks; answers questions; it even frowns! This made me start thinking about how technology is progressing so quickly nowadays.

Dude Food

25 de Enero de 2017 at 17:40

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A new word came into the English vocabulary in 2016: “dude food”. Dude food means “food for the boys”. It’s the kind of food you associate with what a group of friends (usually male) who meet up to watch a football match on TV would choose. Examples could be

Feeling blue?

18 de Enero de 2017 at 15:03

 

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Do you suffer from the January blues? January has all the ingredients for us to feel low; it’s cold, we’re short on money because we spent too much in December and we’ve probably put on a little bit of weight. So all in all we have the blues; that means we might be feeling a little depressed. In fact it is said that the third Monday in January is the most depressing day of the year!

But enough complaining, there is hope providing you take some action. If you are experiencing the January blues, here are a few things to make you feel better.

Are you a shooista? Do you sharent?

11 de Enero de 2017 at 16:10

 

trump new wordHow many words are there in the English language? Isn’t that an impossible question to answer?  Every year new words are introduced and other words leave the dictionary. This post’s title has two words that appeared for the first time in 2016. Read on to find out what they mean.