Monthly Archives: June 2016

SUMMER HITS 2016 (ALL LEVELS)

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NOW THAT THE SUMMER SOLSTICE HAS ALREADY STARTED  …….COULD YOU PREDICT  WHICH SONG IS GOING TO BE  THE GREATEST SUMMER HIT, THE SO-CALLED  CATCHY “SONG OF THE SUMMER”?  I BET YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC IN THE SUMMER…DON´T YOU?

THIS YEAR I REALLY ENJOY “CAN´T STOP THE FEELING” BY JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE . IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD AND IMMEDIATELY PUTS ME IN THE RIGHT MOOD WHEN I´M A BIT LOW. MAYBE YOU MIGHT BE A BIT FED UP OF IT BECAUSE IT´S GOING VIRAL AND IT IS EVERYWHERE…..IT STICKS IN YOUR HEAD……. IT´S  A PERFECT SUNNY, FEEL-GOOD SUMMER ANTHEM.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? 

 

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WOMEN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD (B2, C1,C2)

In Madrid, Michelle Obama calls for global fight against gender inequality
US First Lady praises Spain’s Queen Letizia and tells young girls they are lucky to live in a country that gives them opportunities

READ MORE...http://elpais.com/elpais/2016/06/30/inenglish/1467295434_904208.html

 

TALKING ABOUT WOMEN… WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS SONG MESSAGE? IS IT TOO FEMINIST  AND OLD FASHIONED?

 

DEADLOCK REMAINS

“Spain went to the polls on Sunday and chose virtually along the same lines as they did last December, with the PP securing the most votes but not enough to win a majority in parliament.”  http://www.thelocal.es/20160627/six-things-we-learnt-from-spains-repeat-elections

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PICTURE taken from EL MUNDO today

“As a result, the Spanish right emerges stronger than ever while the left is weaker than it was in December. Rajoy’s message of fear against the “radical” and “extremist” Unidos Podemos has worked, and the Brexit vote in Britain offered a last-minute support to his calls for moderation against the siren songs of populism.” http://elpais.com/elpais/2016/06/27/inenglish/1467012828_937419.html

To my surprise, corruption did´t take its toll on the Popular Party …..The PP were the big winners but it´s short of a majority….SO….. NOW WHAT??….

  • Will Rajoy be able to form a coalition this time?
  • Who will help it into government? Who would you like to?

TO THE POLLS AGAIN!!!

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PICURE (taken from today´s ABC front cover)

Spain goes to the polls again today, with little sign of political progress. According to “EL PAIS” today  .“…. after months of fruitless cross-party negotiations, it is not at all clear that this fresh election will be the last. With polls suggesting a very similar outcome – a victory by the Popular Party (PP), followed by Unidos Podemos, the Socialist Party (PSOE) and Ciudadanos, with nobody strong enough to govern on their own and no desire to reach governing deals through compromise – political analysts say that a third election is not unthinkable”……

“Numerically, the most likely coalition would be one between the PSOE and Unidos Podemos, but Juan Jesús González, who teaches at the distance university UNED, says it would be the most difficult alliance of all. That is why “we cannot rule out a third election.”

READ MORE…

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PICTURE (taken from LA SEXTA)

Spanish voters head back to polls in bid to break deadlock BBC NEWS. READ MORE…

  • Will there be a coalition now?
  • Which will the most likely coalition be?
  • Will they fail to form a government now?

PLANS FOR THE WEEKEND…?

TIRED OF SPANISH POLITICIANS AND THE GENERAL ELECTION ON SUNDAY? DEVASTATED AND ANXIOUS BY THE BAD NEWS ABOUT THE “BREXIT”RESULT ?…….WHY DON´T YOU GO TO THE CINEMA?

“Finding Dory” reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure dives into cinemas this week, taking moviegoers back to the extraordinary underwater world from the original film.

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BRITAIN VOTES TO LEAVE THE EU

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Britain has voted to leave the EU – what happens next?
After rejecting the union, Brexiters must choose between an exit from the single market and a half-in, half-out purgatory…...Read more……

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/eu-referendum-results-live-brexit-8262829

Ballot papers wait to be used at a polling station for the Referendum on the European Union in north London

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Brit expats in Spain stunned and fearful after Brexit win

The UK voted to leave the EU in a referendum yesterday, immediately sending the value of sterling plummeting and leaving British expats in Spain stunned and concerned about their future.   Read more….

LISTENING PRACTICE 2A2

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IF YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE  A2 LISTENING EXAM IN SEPTEMBER OR JUST TO KEEP UP YOUR ENGLISH, YOU CAN TRY EXAM PAPERS FROM OTHER SPANISH COMMUNITIES  SUCH AS “CASTILLA LA MANCHA”(EXAM+ AUDIO+SCRIPT). AS YOU KNOW, WE CAN´T PUBLISH THE ONES IN THE VALENCIAN COMMUNITY.

http://sweethoneycomb.weebly.com/pruebas-de-certificacioacuten

NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS WEBSITES BY CRISTINA CABAL (B1,B2, C1)

IF YOU WANT TO KEEP UP YOUR ENGLISH DURING THE SUMMER AND / OR  IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH, WHY DON´T YOU FOLLOW MY COLLEAGUE CRISTINA CABAL´S ADVICE AND READ HER AMAZING POST ON THIS?

The 8 Best Audio/Video News and Current Affairs Websites to Learn English.

CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO VISIT HER WONDERFUL BLOG AND READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!

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INTERNAL STUDENTS REGISTRATION WARNING (ALL LEVELS)

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BRITISH “BREXIT” AND THE SPANISH HIP HOP (B2)

brexit-ACCORDING TO  SEVERAL BRITISH NEWSPAPERS THE LATEST POLLS GIVE THE “LEAVE CAMPAIGN” A SEVEN-POINT LEAD…..IS BRITAIN HEADING FOR “BREXIT”?

Brexit is an abbreviation of “British exit” . It refers to the possibility that Britain will withdraw from the European Union. The country will hold an in-out referendum on its EU membership on June 23.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/eu-referendum-poll-tracker-latest-7699714

WATCH THIS VIDEO. WHAT´S THE LINK BETWEEN THE SO-CALLED “BREXIT” AND THE SONG? DO YOU THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

READ MORE…

http://www.thelocal.es/20160614/hilarious-video-pokes-fun-at-expats-in-spain-over-brexit

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