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Using Idioms and Expressions: The ball is in your court!

17 de Noviembre de 2016 at 17:14

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I’m not going to beat about the bush with an introduction. In fact I am going to  let the cat out of the bag immediately and let you have it straight from the horse’s mouth.

What on earth am I talking about? Well, idioms of course.

Sharing Technology to Learn a Language

8 de Noviembre de 2016 at 11:14

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The learning process has changed dramatically in recent years. Long gone are the days of chalk and talk when the teacher used to talk and talk and write on the board and students sat, listened and took notes. Nowadays classrooms and learning spaces are much more interactive places and technology has played a major role in this interaction making learning much more fun.

Elections Time in the US

2 de Noviembre de 2016 at 8:51

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And the 45th president of the United States of America is ……

By the time many of you read this post, the result of the 2016 United States presidential election will be known.  You will now know if the president is a woman for the first time, or whether US electors have decided to throw caution to the wind and vote for the controversial figure of Donald Trump.

Do you know however, that the United States presidential elections are always held in November and depending on the calendar for a particular year, can be on any day between 2 – 8th November?

“Fancy a cuppa?”

31 de Octubre de 2016 at 9:56

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That’s a question you’ve probably never been asked and yet it is uttered tens of thousands of times every day in British households. It means “Would you like a cup of tea?”

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock, the clocks go back.

27 de Octubre de 2016 at 11:34

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Twice a year we change the time on our clocks and watches. In spring we move them one hour forward and in autumn they go one hour back. When I was at school we were taught two phrasal verbs to help us remember what way to change the hands on the clock; in spring the clocks spring forward and in autumn they fall back. (Fall is the American way of saying autumn). Easy!

Hello, Hello, Hello

27 de Septiembre de 2016 at 17:00

Hello and welcome to the CIM’s (Centro de Idiomas Modernos, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) blog. What better way to start off the blog than with a “Hello”. “Hello” is a standard way to greet people, but it hasn’t always been used that way.