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Fruity friday stand up comedy: What does ‘ass’ mean?

Finnish comedian Isso,  explains some of the challenges that we face when we are learning a new language.  Isso explains the difficulty of getting his around the word: ass.

So, what did I learn from watching this video? Well, I learnt: If you don´t get this video, then you are a dumbass.  And, on the reverse, if you do get this video, then you are a badass.  Perfect, I get this video, so I am a badass.


Why do governments invest so little in education and training?

The most recent records that I can find on the Internet allege that Spain spends 4.21% of its GDP on Education, in comparison to the UK which spends 5.73%, and Norway which spends 7.37%.

OK, obviously, we need to understand exactly what these Education budgets include, but, the next time a politician says: ‘‘Education is the key to economic prosperity and better living’‘, we need to challenge them, and ask them what they mean by education, and better living for whom.

Finally, if you are curious as to which country invests the most of its GDP on education, then check it out here. And, if you don´t believe that these statistics are true, who can you ask to get the right information?

New Year: Open your mind – love to read – love Ted!

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!

Christmas quiz – how much do you know about the festive season?

The Nottingham Post, has 15 tough quiz questions about the festive season.  I got 5 correct.  Can you beat my pathetic score? Take the quiz here, and let me know if you are a festive genius, or, like me, a Christmas failure!

Books are fantastic presents

I am a bookworm. I was brought up surrounded by books, and I have always be keen on reading, touching and smelling books. Although my tastes have changed over the years, I still try to read as much as possible.

I´m usually given a book or two for Christmas. And, one disastrous year, under the family Christmas tree, there was a book on trout fishing for me.  I thought, Santa, are you’re pulling my leg, did you not get my letter?

Dear Santa,
This year I have been a very good girl, and I would be over the moon and very grateful if you could give me a 1967 Aston Martin Volante. My brother, on the other hand, has been a very bad boy this year, and he deserves some maths homework or a pair of rubber gloves.

Lots of kisses to the little elf helpers.
Janette O’Carroll

P.S. I can´t stand red, so would you mind giving me a green or blue Volante?

Janette at Inglès Màlaga says happy festive holidays

Janette would like to wish all her clients and the larger international Inglés Málaga community a very fun and jolly festive season.

It has been a challenging, fun and rewarding 2017. We have improved our English language skills to achieve a lot of personal and professional objectives, including, passing official exams, getting better-paid jobs, setting up businesses, and emigrating abroad.  In addition, the Inglés Málaga community has got engaged, got married and had children.  And, last but not least, our language skills have enabled us to help lost tourists, translate for patients in hospital, and break down geographic, religious, cultural and political barriers. Inglés Málaga clients are not average, they are exceptional.

On a personal note, I have learnt a lot more than I have taught, and without a shadow of a doubt my life is infinitely richer as a result of my clients.  Thank you, it is an honour working with you all!

Inglés: Cursos Intensivos Diciembre 2017

It´s a no-brainer; improve your English language skills to achieve your career objectives, meet new people, and help you to travel around the world. Get in touch for more information about intensive learning programmes.