Improve your English level with the must-do sign up websites

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  1. All About .com English as a Second Language: To sign up for daily emails on grammar and vocabulary tips, click here:ESL Daily Email
  2. All About .com English as a Second Language: To sign up for a weekly email on a variety of topics, click here: ESL Weekly Email Please note: the place to subscribe is in the top, left hand corner of the webpage.
  3. Splendid Speaking: This resource is great for Intermediate –  Advanced learners. Sign up for weekly challenges.
  4. The Conversation: For advanced learners this website is brilliant to improve your vocabulary and review grammatical structure in context.

For more support, please view the Link In section of the Inglés Málaga site.

New Year: Open your mind – love to read – love Ted!

As a bookworm, I am mad about reading. Books are educational, informative and entertaining.  They give you the opportunity to experience countries and cultures that you have never been to.  They give you the opportunity to think about things in completely different ways.

 

 

Furthermore, reading in English, will quickly help you to improve your language skills and reinforce useful structures, phrases and ideas in context.  In light of this, why not listen to a Ted talks presentation by Lisa Bu who gives us her thoughts about the magic of books? Books can open your mind!

New Year: New Verb Phrases

A new year, a new you!

Well, experientially speaking, my ´new me´ lasts about 2-4 weeks. However, in this very short space of time, I can feel smug about trying to save the polar bear, sticking to the recommended amount of daily alcohol consumption, and eating spinach.

How about you? Do you start every new year with your best foot forward? Do you join in and make resolutions to improve yourself and your life? If so, perhaps some of these phrases will be useful.

1 To give up+ ING / Noun
2 To quit + ING / Noun
3 To give something a go
4 To make a promise to do something
5 To take up + ING / Noun
6 To fancy doing something new
7 To try something new
8 To reduce doing something
9 To increase doing something
10 To start up + Noun
11 To cut down+ ING
12 To make amends
13 To apologise for doing something

If you want to learn more things about New Year´s resolutions, take a look at the New Year´s Resolutions section of the Inglés Málaga blog

Dry January 2019

I, like 5 million people in the UK, have given up alcohol for January.  After a very overindulgent December, my body has said: ” Enough Janette, it´s time to get on the wagon and stay off the booze for a month”.

How about you? What are you giving up this month to kick-start some healthy habits?

New Year’s Resolutions

NYR1So, what are they, and, are they a good thing, or are they a bad thing?

Firstly, a resolution is a promise that you make to yourself which you hope will improve your life in some way.

Secondly, I think resolutions are constructive as they enable you to think about what you want out of life rather than be directed by the humdrum of daily life.  Having said that, they aren’t easy to stick to.

Finally, it is said that the most common resolutions people make are connected to the categories of: health, finance, career, family, and happiness.  In light of this, I’m going to do the same.  How about you?  Are you going to make any resolutions? Any tips for sticking to them?

Three unwise men, a donkey and a pair of bobby dazzlers!

janette-bobby-dazzlersSo, the 3 Wise Men have come and gone and, obviously, all three of them need to go to the ear doctor (an Otolaryngology (pronounced oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jee) because I specifically requested, for the 5th year running, a 1967 Aston Martin, a pub-sized pool table, and a 1950´s juke box, and instead, they gave me a pair of socks with a note on them that said: ‘’Get running couch potato!’’socks

Truth be told, I am very keen on my socks, and, they are called ‘Bobby Dazzlers’ which sounds totally cool, wouldn´t you agree?

Ok, spill the beans, what did you get?

2019: Inglés Málaga opens doors

Learn with Inglés Málaga and Stand Out from the Crowd

Mejore tus conocimientos del idioma inglés en el centro histórico de Málaga. Inglés Málaga no es una academia y trabajamos contigo para diseñar un curso de aprendizaje que más se adecue a tus necesidades. Creemos que el aprendizaje debe ser SMART, práctico, útil y divertido.

Estamos especializados en:

  1. La preparación de exámenes
  2. Business English para empresas
  3. Inglés para el trabajo
  4. Cursos personalizadas
  5. Aprendiendo a través del juego

Inglés Málaga: Happy festive holidays

Janette would like to wish all her clients and the larger international Inglés Málaga community a very fun and jolly festive season. It has been a fun and rewarding 2018. We have improved our English language skills to achieve a lot of personal and professional objectives, including passing official exams, getting better-paid jobs, setting up businesses, participating in international conferences, and emigrating abroad.

In addition, the Inglés Málaga community has got engaged, got married and had children.  Our language skills have enabled us to help lost tourists, translate for patients in hospital, and break down geographic, religious, cultural and political barriers.

On a personal note, I have learnt a lot more than I have taught, and without a shadow of a doubt my life is infinitely richer as a result of my clients.  Thank you!

Christmas report writing!

For many teachers, the end of December is a stressful time: there are Christmas plays to organise, Christmas lunches to attend, a rainforest full of paperwork and pointless bureaucracy, and, the dreaded pupil assessment reports to write. In light of this, I thought I´d share with you a report card from a British school in the 1950s.  If you need some inspiration with your own report writing, then please feel free to check out the personal and social traits section; OMG, hysterical!