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!

New Year: New Verb Phrases

A new year, a new you!

Well, experientially speaking, my ´new me´ lasts about 2-4 weeks. However, in this very short space of time, I can feel smug about trying to save the polar bear, sticking to the recommended amount of daily alcohol consumption, and eating spinach.

How about you? Do you start every new year with your best foot forward? Do you join in and make resolutions to improve yourself and your life? If so, perhaps some of these phrases will be useful.

1 To give up+ ING / Noun
2 To quit + ING / Noun
3 To give something a go
4 To make a promise to do something
5 To take up + ING / Noun
6 To fancy doing something new
7 To try something new
8 To reduce doing something
9 To increase doing something
10 To start up + Noun
11 To cut down+ ING
12 To make amends
13 To apologise for doing something

If you want to learn more things about New Year´s resolutions, take a look at the New Year´s Resolutions section of the Inglés Málaga blog

Dry January 2019

I, like 5 million people in the UK, have given up alcohol for January.  After a very overindulgent December, my body has said: ” Enough Janette, it´s time to get on the wagon and stay off the booze for a month”.

How about you? What are you giving up this month to kick-start some healthy habits?

Three unwise men, a donkey and a pair of bobby dazzlers!

janette-bobby-dazzlersSo, 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!’’socks

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?

2019: Inglés Málaga opens doors

Learn with Inglés Málaga and Stand Out from the Crowd

Mejore tus conocimientos del idioma inglés en el centro histórico de Málaga. Inglés Málaga no es una academia y trabajamos contigo para diseñar un curso de aprendizaje que más se adecue a tus necesidades. Creemos que el aprendizaje debe ser SMART, práctico, útil y divertido.

Estamos especializados en:

  1. La preparación de exámenes
  2. Business English para empresas
  3. Inglés para el trabajo
  4. Cursos personalizadas
  5. Aprendiendo a través del juego

Hair of the dog: hangover cure

bloody maryMy brother and elder sister have a completely unhealthy attitude to hangover cures. They swear by the hair of the dog method. This means, they wake up, and drink a bloody mary. A bloody mary is a drink made with vodka, tomato juice some Worcestershire sauce and a stick of celery to stir it with.  It´s totally disgusting!

 

Success Story: Fabián FCE Cambridge B2

Inglés Málaga says: Congratulations Fabián. You have passed your Cambridge FCE B2 exam, and I am on cloud 9 for you.  Without a shadow of a doubt, you should feel over the moon with your success and achievements.

Finally, good luck with your next objective to become a high school teacher; you will be amazing. The children of Andalusia will be lucky to have a teacher like you who has experience of working in the private sector, and a natural talent for engaging and inspiring people.

My journey with you has been an honour!