The world is watching Spain as the last days of the general election campaign come to a close. If you´re interested in a foreign perspective of the political situation, why not take a look at an article reported in the British owned The newspaper, The Guardian?
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?
Add the following links to your browser’s favourites (Firefox, Internet Explorer etc ). These sites are for anyone who wants to improve their business English, or for people who want to improve their language skills in the context of a specific profession, for example: legal English.
- Professional Business English: The British Council
- Cambridge Professional English Support
- The Conversation:If you are an advanced learner, then this website is a must. The topics are inspirational, and it´s easy to improve your vocabulary and review grammatical structures and phrases in context.
Inglés Málaga offers business English courses and workshops to help you achieve your professional goals.
As a bookworm, I am mad about reading. Books are educational, informative and entertaining. They give you the opportunity to experience countries and cultures that you have never been to. They give you the opportunity to think about things in completely different ways.
Furthermore, reading in English, will quickly help you to improve your language skills and reinforce useful structures, phrases and ideas in context. In light of this, why not listen to a Ted talks presentation by Lisa Bu who gives us her thoughts about the magic of books? Books can open your mind!
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?
The election countdown has started, the mailshot political propaganda has been sent, and every political party has a snappy bumper sticker slogan to engage the masses.
My recommendation is to ignore all the fist punching and playground antics of electoral campaigns and try to focus your attention on what these parties stand for, what their immediate and long-term priorities are, and how they think they can realistically achieve them.
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.
If you want a B2 English qualification, get in touch for more information.
So, prime minister Pedro Sanchez says, when it comes to Catalonia we respect and abide by the judgement and process of the Spanish judicial system, but, when the judicial system doesn´t do what I want because it´s not good for my political standing, I´m going to pull out my Executive guns and say: No.
OK, nothing new here then!
However, having said that, I agree with Sanchez, and more to the point, what the hell is this tax for? I´ve consulted Mr Wikipedia and Mrs Fiscal Impuestos in both Spanish and in English, and all I can deduce is this: it´s a tax levied on pieces of paper that the Banks want, stamped by someone who isn´t obliged to read them, but the government thinks is law-abiding. ( They usually charge you for the oxygen you´ve wasted by being in their office)
Alternative solution: Get rid of the tax.