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What do you want? What do you need?

At Inglés Málaga we believe in continuous improvement and life-long learning.  We know that we don´t know everything, and we consider our clients to be the most knowledgeable and effective source of information and intelligence.

So, with this in mind, how can we, at Inglés Málaga, help you to improve your English language skills in order to achieve your personal and professional goals? What do you want, what do you need?   Fill in the blanks, and let us know.

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Left brain, right brain, which are you?

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Modal Verbs

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Connectors

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Adjectives: degress of comparison

Vocabulary, expressions and idioms

Expanding your knowledge of vocabulary, expressions and idioms is essential if you want to improve your English language skills and communicate. We think the most effective way of doing this is to learn in context.  Consequently, why not check out some of our topic situations?  Or, even better, you could become an Inglés Málaga online blogger in order to practise writing about the things that interest you.  If you want to become an Inglés Málaga blogger, then drop us an email.

Yemen: On the brink of starvation

Millions of men, women and children are starving in Yemen. Hunger is the Yemen´s silent killer. Food is unaffordable, unavailable, and humanitarian aid is hindered or blocked by a country devastated by war and genocide.  What? Where? Why? Improve your listening skills by watching this video report.  At the same time, ask yourself why this video has only had 3,350 views, while a video on how many girls Justin Bieber has dated has received over 1.7 million hits.

Disgustingly, the British and the USA governments directly support the war in the Yemen by capitalising on the sale of weapons, arms and bombs.

It´s time for us all to stop looking the other way.  Donating money might help in the short term, but using your voice to lobby governments and hold them accountable for their actions is bound to have a longer lasting effect.

Don´t let governments use your tax to sell weapons. Don´t let your governments justify this heinous action in the name of national economic prosperity. Don´t let the childish behaviour of politicians distract you from the ‘real’ issues.  Don´t let the lawyers and academics cloud your sense of moral and ethical justice with legal and intellectual debate.  Perhaps, I don´t know, or don´t have the intellectual capabilities to truly understand all the issues.  And, quite frankly, I don´t care; selling arms for economic and political gain is just wrong.

Volunteer for a local charity: Bancosol

Unfortunately, the biggest constant in society, from the origins of civilisation to the present digital age, is the systematic presence of inequality. Man has actively coveted and nurtured the continued existence of inequality. We live in a world where wealth, power, knowledge and justice are in the hands of the few to the detriment of the majority.

Regrettably, it appears to be an insurmountable challenge to change this, partially as a result of man´s natural instinct for greed. However, it seems to me that we can all make a massive difference on a local level.  There are lots of local charities that need your time and your altruism; today say NO to hunger and support Bancosol; it´s time to have a heart of gold.  The big food collection takes place on December the 1st and December the 2nd, and you can make a difference. To find out more about this charity, click here.

To have a heart of gold

heart of goldTo have a heart of gold is a common idiom which means:  to be kind or generous or friendly

EG:My mother has a heart of gold: she is always willing to help a stranger and donate to charity . Furthermore, she has supported me with every good, and every terrible decision I have made in my life. So, do you have a heart of gold or a heart of stone?

What young Britons really think about Brexit and their prospects outside the EU

Avril Keating, Director, Centre for Global Youth, UCL Institute of Education, UCL, reports:

In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum, much was made of how devastated young people were by the result. A survey by Lord Ashcroft suggested that over 70% of young people aged 18-24 voted Remain, while almost 60% of over 55s voted to Leave.

In my ongoing research, I’ve found that this view is too simplistic: in practice, young people’s reactions and views are much more diverse and tricky to categorise.

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