Education: What is it?

Education: what is it?

Well, it´s a word which uses all of the 5 English vowels. And, phonetically speaking,  it looks like this: /ɛdjʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/. In addition, it´s a word that politicians repeat to infinity and beyond during an election campaign.  Finally, it´s something that affects all of us.

OK Janette, but what does it mean?

Well, I have my opinions, but I think this guy has something more interesting to say than me.  If you check out this video, you will improve your English listening and comprehension skills, learn new vocabulary, and you will definitely think. Perfect; bring on the brain shake!

April Fool: Spaghetti Trees!

In 1957 the BBC told the general public that spaghetti grew on trees.  The programme informed people that a deadly insect was killing the trees and that spaghetti in the future would be difficult to buy.    Lots of people phoned the BBC to ask where they could buy spaghetti trees from.

HELLO, COME ON – Are we really that stupid in the UK?  Well, the answer is YES – WE REALLY ARE THAT DUMB!

Film festivals

cinema vocabularyGoing to the cinema, or watching films and DVDs at home is definitely one of the most popular pastimes of the last 50 years.

Watching movies is an easy way to learn new things, to switch off, to be entertained, and if we are lucky, to be inspired.

Thankfully, Málaga is on the Film Festival Circuit and what better place to roll out the red carpet afilm1nd glam up with a mini skirt and a pair of high heels. Yes, film making is definitely something to celebrate, or at the very least we all have an excuse to sit on over-sized plastic armchairs, drink cheeky beers and stuff our faces with popcorn.

If you want to learn more about films and the cinema in general, then check out the Topic of the Month section, Films and Cinema.