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!
There are 15 days to Christmas, and as I´m hosting Christmas for my family this year, I thought I´d better start to prepare. This is a list of things I must do:
- Buy wine
- Buy gin
- Buy tonic
- Buy lemons
- Buy painkillers
Perfect, I´ve finished.
Christmas is all about overindulgence. And, I happily participate: I eat too much, I drink too much, I disco dance too much, I waste days talking with my brother about sentimental classic Christmas movies, and rather than shop, I watch hours and hours of festive TV commercials. This year, none of them have floated by boat, except a commercial made by Iceland which was banned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority for being too political . Too political, are they mental?! Iceland should be applauded for raising awareness of the plight of orangutans, and we should, at every given moment, be educated and reminded of the consequences of our buying habits, and our behaviour.
This festive season, help people in need, spend time with your friends and family, and shop ethically. Check out the commercial
In as much as I am appalled by every single person who saw fit to give their vote to the bigoted political party of Vox, I am ashamed of Albert Rivera. Albert Rivera, your job is to stay true to the fundamental tenets of the political party you work for. I remind you that they include:
- To defend individual rights
- To defend social rights as well as the welfare state
You cannot in all good faith lead Ciudadanos into an alliance with a political party that discriminates against people because of their gender, race, religion and sexual preference. The level of Vox´s hatred against humanity knows no bounds, and you will never forgive yourself if you do this.
The election countdown has started, the mailshot political propaganda has been sent, and every political party has a snappy bumper sticker slogan to engage the masses.
My recommendation is to ignore all the fist punching and playground antics of electoral campaigns and try to focus your attention on what these parties stand for, what their immediate and long-term priorities are, and how they think they can realistically achieve them.
For a wide variety of reasons, many teachers want to teach in schools that offer bilingual programmes. In order to be able to apply for these positions, for now, teachers in Andalusia have to have a B2 level qualification in English. A new edition to the permitted qualifications includes Trinity´s GESE, an examination system which only assesses spoken English.
If you want a B2 English qualification, get in touch for more information.
So, encouraging people to buy more and overspend is one of the retail sector´s greatest achievements. In actual fact, people are super easy to manipulate: everyone likes to feel that they have picked up a bargain, got something for free, or better still, that they have saved money.
In fact, the power of the ‘sales’ sign can not be underestimated, and it´s a tragic shame that we aren´t as generous with our cash, when the sign says: Please help people in need.
Thankfully, I can´t stand shopping, so I avoided Black Friday and went to my local second-hand book shop and spent 30 minutes smelling hardbacks, reading the spines, and tutting in contempt about the number of cookery books that have been published. Unfortunately for the shop owner, a wonderfully helpful and cheerful woman, I left empty-handed.
Haz un curso intensivo de inglés privado y conseguir más rápido.
- Mínimo 6 horas a la semana.
- Cursos particulares o lleva amigos y reciba un servicio personalizado, aprenda más rápido y ahorra más dinero.
- Cursos están hechos a medida para lograr tus objetivos.
- Las clases se imparten en el centro histórico de Málaga
- Estudia con Janette, una profesora nativa de Inglaterra;Cambridge licenciada, con 15 años de experiencia.
Estudia con Inglés Málaga y Stand out from the crowd.
Póngase en contacto con nosotros para más detalles. Promo codigo: Black Friday Intensivo
The British Council say: ´´Listen to part of a radio programme. Peter Jones works for Art and Business, a company that develops creative partnerships between business and the arts.´´