Workplace Problem: The office chatterbox

Imagine you work in an open-plan office and the staff member who works opposite you is a gigantic chatterbox. This is becoming a huge problem for you because you are finding it increasingly difficult to concentrate on your work. Indeed, most days you don’t finish your daily tasks, and consequently have to work unpaid overtime.

And, last but not least, it’s costing you a fortune in headache painkillers. What would you do?

 

Workplace Problem: Company Merger

Imagine the big cheese has just informed you that your company has merged with another competitor and that your post is going to be terminated.  What do you do?

 

Workplace Problem: Annoying workmates

Hopefully, your workplace is full of friendly staff, inspirational leaders, motivational managers and a constant supply of chocolate muffins!  However, there’s always one person who annoys the hell out of you and constantly gets on your nerves. So, imagine the following dilemma: what would you do?

 

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’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?

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!

Ethical Festive Shopping

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

Albert Rivera: Hang your head in shame!

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:

  1. To defend individual rights
  2. 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.