EOI English C1 Exam Success: Congratulations Lola!

The summer is nearly over, the kids are preparing to go back to school, and here at Inglés Málaga we are celebrating the success and achievement of summer clients.

Congratulations Lola, you have passed your EOI C1 level exams. ! You gave your brain a severe mental workout during your intensive prorammeand  I am chuffed to bits for you

So, what do Inglés Málaga clients say about us? Well, read a few testimonials and you´ll get a good idea.

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A-levels vs the International Baccalaureate: which makes a more rounded student?

Lecturer in Education, University of Bath

Few would disagree that a good education means more than just exam results. The benefits of non-academic experiences – from sports competitions, charity events, or school plays – have been shown to lead to more than just happy memories.

Evidence shows that taking part in extracurricular activities can support academic attainment, even into adulthood, as well as bringing personal benefits such as social skills, improved well-being, and self-confidence.

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Bonfires, good luck and Mr San Juan

In Spain, the summer officially starts with the night of Mr San Juan.  Historically speaking, I have no idea about the origins of this festival, or if it means anything significant.  However, what I do know is that, not only is it a great event to spend the night on the beach, but it also is the perfect opportunity to  let your hair down and go swimming under the moon and stars.

Bathing banned on Fuengirola beaches following shark sighting

Sur in English reports:

A sighting of a three-metre-long blue shark caused alarm on the beaches of Fuengirola on Sunday, forcing a four-hour ban on swimming.

Several bathers warned of the presence of a shark only several metres from the shore in Torreblanca at around 12.15pm.Following the spread of several different videos on social media, the Guardia Civil sent out a patrol to find the shark, but failed to locate it.

The red flag was raised until around 5pm, when it was downgraded to yellow. According to several sources, the authorities tried to capture the shark and return it to deeper waters, but were unsuccessful in their search.

Malaga’s marine rescue service, Aula del Mar, said that the presence of blue sharks is not uncommon on the Malaga coastline. Juan Jesús Martín, biologist and director of the centre, explained that this species is the only type of shark that regularly ventures in shallow waters. “It’s not common, but it can happen,” he said.

Martín clarified that the blue shark is one of more than twenty species that live in the Alboran Sea, and although it can venture into areas with bathers, there has never been a documented encounter between the two.

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Left-wing Podemos leader under fire for his 540k home

Sur in English reports:

Pablo Iglesias, the high-profile national politician who is leader of the Podemos party that grew out of an anti-capitalist street movement, was under fire on social media and in the press this week for acquiring a luxury 540,000-euro home.

The purchase, made with his partner and fellow Podemos politician, Irene Montero, has come as a surprise to many, including those within his own party, due to Iglesias’s outspoken criticism of the supposedly comfortable life of MPs.

Back in 2012, Iglesias commented on the decision of a minister to spend a similar amount on a home by Tweeting: “Would you entrust the country’s economic policy to someone who spent 600,000 euros on a luxury penthouse?”

The new home of the radical Podemos couple is in the hills behind Madrid and is on a 2,000 -metre plot, including swimming pool and guest house. Iglesias has justified the decision saying he has earned the money and it is for living in and not speculating on. The couple are expecting twins and face a 1,600-euro-a-month joint mortgage.

Iglesias currently lives in a 60-metre-square flat.

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