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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.
||To give up+ ING / Noun
||To quit + ING / Noun
||To give something a go
||To make a promise to do something
||To take up + ING / Noun
||To fancy doing something new
||To try something new
||To reduce doing something
||To increase doing something
||To start up + Noun
||To cut down+ ING
||To make amends
||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
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?
So, 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?
So, 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!’’
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?
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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!
The official EOI English exams are not a piece of cake! However, if you start practising now, it´s highly likely that you will be better prepared for your exams. In light of this, why not check out a sample oral presentation that we have prepared?
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.
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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.