Let’s go for a run!

21 de abril de 2017 at 13:46

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Running or jogging? The name is not important to those who practise a sport that is becoming more and more popular.

Running has  without a doubt become a very popular sport. If you don’t practise it yourself I am sure you know someone who does.  Every morning (or evening) in cities across the globe

Have you ever been an April Fool?

3 de abril de 2017 at 10:55

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On 1 April in the United Kingdom the British celebrate April Fool’s Day. It’s a day when everyone plays practical jokes, rather like the “Day of the Innocents” in Spain on 28 December.  Everyone joins in and tells false stories in the hope that someone will really believe the story and so appear stupid.

 All major newspapers run false stories on this day and large companies even create and publish fake videos.  Here’s an example of a video that Virgin Atlantic made for April Fool’s day 2017. It will give you a clearer idea of what type of jokes I am taking about and how elaborate the stories are.

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

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. 

Yuletide, Christmas and winter solstices

21 de diciembre de 2016 at 10:30

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December 21, the winter Solstice, is a magical date for many people. It is considered to be the shortest day (and the longest night) of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and during this time, before Christianity and Christmas, the pagan and Germanic tribes of northern Europe celebrated their winter festival.  They called the 12-day festival “Yule” and during it they killed animals, finished making their beer and prepared for the long, hard winter months ahead. 

The Person of the Year

14 de diciembre de 2016 at 21:23

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December is the month when newspapers and the internet are full of end-of-year quizzes and lists of the top 10 most important or dramatic or surprising events that took place in the previous 11 months. Other end-of-year lists include the most famous people who died in 2016 and of course the top ten songs of the year.

Time Magazine also adds the most influential person of the year to this list and the selection for 2016 is…

Read all about it. Read all about it.

9 de diciembre de 2016 at 11:18

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The way we read the news has changed a lot over the last 20 years. Although many people still choose to buy a daily newspaper at the newsagent’s every morning on their way to work, many others subscribe to an online version and are constantly updated with fresh news whenever they connect. The sound of “read all about it, read all about it” that newspaper sellers used to chant on the street corners so that people on their way to or from work would buy the newspapers they were selling is, without doubt, a thing of the past.