Yesterday I was talking about the sense of smell and my eyes lit up when a client talked about the smell of freshly brewing coffee.  This is one of the smells I adore the most.  I also like the smell of cut grass,  toast, and orange marmalade.

What are your favourite smells? Perfume, flowers, chocolate…?

The word smell is used in a lot of British Idioms and expressions, for example:

  1. smell fishy:  means to seem suspicious.   This new contract smells fishy
  2. smell to high heaven: means to smell very bad.  That chicken farm smells to high heaven.



I woke up this morning to the sounds of a tile cutter, a pneumatic drill and a construction worker shouting.  I have decided that after enduring 10 months of this, I CAN’T STAND any of these sounds.    However, in the end I hope it will be worth it and that Plaza de La Merced will be one of the most visited squares in Malaga.  I am also pleased to see that Mr Picasso is back admiring the view.  Last week he was also wearing a construction uniform.  Impressive!

What sounds ‘can’t you stand‘? What sounds ‘get on your nerves‘?  What sounds do you ‘dislike’?


Headlines are  the titles of news articles.  They give you an idea about the content of the article, and hopefully encourage you to read the article in full. Reading headlines is an enjoyable method for improving vocabulary and in particular expressions.

This headline refers to my beloved football team: Leeds United.  Do you think I am having a great weekend, or do you think I am down in the dumps?

How to write a Restaurant Review

Food Glorious Food
I hate cooking, but I love to eat. I also like sharing information about great restaurants.

Has anyone tried the food at La Tapita in the historical center of Malaga? Well, if not, I would advise you to go. As a vegetarian I have to say I’m bored, bored, bored of Spanish omelettes, honeyed aubergines and a few tomatoes and onions mixed together with too much olive oil. So I was over the moon to have lots of vegetarian options at La Tapita.

I need to write a review and shout from the rooftops: ‘Go to La Tapita, you will not regret it’. It’s cheap as chips, especially if you have the ‘daily offer’, and I had a brilliant time chatting with the owner.

So anyway, how do you write a restaurant review? One recommendation is:
How to Write a Restaurant Review

Learn English with Experienced Native Teachers

Improve your English language skills in the historical centre of Málaga. At Ingles Málaga we work with you to create the most effective learning course for your individual needs. We think learning should be practical and fun, as well as relaxing and rewarding. We specialize in exam preparation, personalized tuition and building self-confidence.