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In this week’s Love Speaking magazine, we are taking a look into the supernatural. Below you can read an extract from the features section of the magazine about the Salem witch trials and don’t forget to take a look at the new vocabulary at the end of the blog post.
More than 300 years ago, trials began to be held in Salem Village. Villagers were being hung to death or taken to prison. Twenty men and women were killed in total. This all happened because they were accused of being witches, in what became the “Salem Witch Trials.” In Colonial America, everyone believed in the supernatural, and magic was connected with the devil. Satan was blamed for every terrible thing that happened. The trials ended on October 12, when the governor said the evidence used was not enough, simply other villagers saying they had seen others with devils.
Secularists chose this day as a day to celebrate reason. October 12 is now Freethought Day among secular groups. The day is popular in the United States, were many consider that discrimination against freethinkers is everywhere. Freethought day celebrations want to give support to these individuals. The whole month of October is Freethought month, and people in many cities hold festivals throughout the month.
To accuse (v.) = to say someone else is guilty of doing something wrong = acusar
Supernatural (adj.) = relating to anything outside the natural world = sobrenatural
Evidence (n.) = any thing that is helpful to form a conclusion or judgment = prueba
Secularist (n.) = someone who is skeptic, especially of religion = secular
Discrimination (n.) = treat someone unfairly because of beliefs, gender, race, etc = discriminación
Timetable: Monday to Friday 18:00- 21:00. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Price: Free entry.
The ‘Colectivo Fotográfico UFCA’ in Algeciras plays host to a once in a lifetime exhibition by Jorge Rueda, who is considered to be one of the best surrealist photographers in the world. It is a once in a lifetime event, which covers his works from 1970 – 2007. ‘Human’ is the name of the show and is organized by the ‘Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía’, which displays a selection of 23 images forming part of the legacy of their creator.
Jorge Rueda was the creator of strong images with sharp humor and visual impact. His work has been shown all around the world: in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belgrade, Brussels, Stockholm, Geneva, London, Madrid, Milan, New York, Paris, Rome and Tokyo, among others. He has taught photography workshops and had many articles published both nationally and internationally.
Once in a lifetime = something you will only experience once = de una vez en la vida
Surrealist (adj.) = from the Surrealism art movement = surrealista
Legacy (n.) = something handed down through generations = legado
Visual impact = appeals to you through sight = impacto visual
The Ryder Cup is a golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. It happens every two years in a country alternating between Europe and the United States. This year the Ryder Cup was held in Illinois, United States and despite having a home advantage, Team Europe still managed to win. Watch the video below to listen to the reactions of some of the team. Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online
After you have been studying the TOEIC for a while, you will find out which parts give you the most trouble. If you are studying by yourself, find a good reference book in the library and look up your questions. There may also be help on the Internet.
Tip #2: Don’t try to translate
Translating vocabulary and sentences wastes a lot of time. It is very rare that students have extra time during the TOEIC test. If you don’t know a word, look at the context of the sentence and the words around it. You will also not be allowed to use a dictionary when you take the test.
Tip #3: Guess as a last resort
On test day, if you don’t know the answer, and you have eliminated all of the distractors you can, don’t leave the space blank. There is a good chance you will not have time to go back to this question. You still have a 25% chance of getting the answer right if you guess. If you are sure that one or two of the answers are incorrect, your guess is even more likely to be correct!
Check back next Wednesday for some more useful TOEIC tips on Love Speaking!
In an argument, do you normally take one side or the other, or do you like to present both sides of the debate? Do you find it easy or difficult to disagree with people in a debate? These are some good discussion questions about our blog topic for today: discussing advantages and disadvantages.
The Higgs Boson is a hypothetical particle that gives mass to other particles. Physicists think that after the Big Bang, an invisible field was created. This field is called the Higgs field, and it is everywhere. When particles interact with this field, they gain mass and move more slowly. The Higgs Boson is the smallest part of the field. It is so small, it cannot be observed directly. Scientists recreate the impact, but the Higgs Boson falls apart incredibly quickly. We can only study the data that is left behind.
The Higgs Boson explains why particles have mass. If they didn’t, then nothing would exist in the universe, therefore neither would we. This particle is essential to helps scientists to explain how the universe works.
Mass (n.) = the amount of matter in an object = masa
Hypothetical (adj.) = being assumed to exist = hipotético
Invisible (adj.) = impossible to see = invisible
Recreate (v.) = to create anew or once more = recrear
Summary: The new show from the Circus of Horrors promises even more acrobatics, more theatre and more comedy, but this time with an insane asylum environment.
Dates: from 5th October 2012 to 14th October 2012
Theatre: Carpa del Circo de los Horrores (Junto al Hipercor)
Where? Granada / Granada
The Circus of Horrors is exactly what the name suggests, a circus complete with costumes, music and horror stories which create a terrifying atmosphere. Vampires, demons, zombies and other imaginary horror figures are featured throughout the shows.
It was created by Suso Silva, who put the circus together with the idea of presenting a new type of show that the public were looking for. In the past, they have recreated an old, gothic cemetery scene with gargoyles, tombstones, fog and all of the creatures mentioned before.
The Asylum of Horrors is a new show which will show us a dangerous environment where all kinds of mentally ill patients live. It is located in a hospital where the doctors and nurses do not keep watch on the inmates but continue to destroy their minds under terrible delusions.
El post de hoy está dedicado a aprender a hacer planes en las conversaciones con tus amigos. El siguiente ejemplo muestra cómo hacer, rechazar y aceptar sugerencias en una conversación entre dos amigos, Jean y Tom.
Lee nuestro nuevo post en inglés sobre el efecto de los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012 en las empresas locales. Al final del artículo te dejamos nuevo vocabulario para que aprendas cada día un poco más. Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online
In this week’s magazine, we take a look back on the London 2012 Olympics and the impact that it had on other businesses throughout the summer. Do you think it was a positive or negative impact?
Read this short extract from the Love Speaking magazine now and see if you can decide:
“The London Olympics are officially over. Although the games faced a lot of criticism, London put on a great show. In fact, the games went off without a hitch. There were no terrorist attacks, travel chaos or security mishaps. There were, on the other hand, empty hotel rooms, quiet streets and a drop in retail sales.
When London won the bid in 2005, a massive boost to the economy was predicted-over 2 billion pounds in fact. The recession-hit country would surely welcome the millions of dollars that would flood in from tourists. Not to mention, degenerated areas of London’s east end were being revitalized with new buildings, shopping centres and train stations, amongst other things. The stage was set to welcome thousands of people to London, but strangely, businesses reported anything but a boost.”
Criticism = to pass judgement = crítica
To go off without a hitch = to go smoothly = funcionar sin problemas
Mishap = accident, mistake = error
Recession-hit = to be experiencing a slow economy = afectdada por una desaceleración de la economía
Degenerated = run-down, to be in bad condition = en mal estado
Flood in = to arrive in great amounts = afluir
Revitalize = to renew = revitalizar
The stage was set = to be prepared and ready for = estar preparado
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Bienvenido a la guía de Love Speaking para el fin de semana. Esta semana, hemos seleccionado tres planes apetecibles que puedes hacer en Barcelona, disfruta de nuestras recomendaciones al mismo tiempo que aprendes nuevas palabras en inglés. ¡Buen fin de semana! Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online
Whether you enjoy watching movies, going to the theatre, attending concerts and sports events or enjoying the nightlife, there is always something for everyone!
Total recall (Desafío total): A factory worker, Douglas, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led.
Director: Len Wiseman
Starring: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine and Bryan Cranston
Theatre & Dance /Teatro y Danza
Yes, we Spain… Is different: Carlos Latre presents a comedy spectacular filled with more than 70 different personalities, to help try to solve the problems in Spain.
Dates: from 13th September 2012 to 30th September 2012
Starring: Carlos Latre
Miguel Bosé: A Spanish singer and actor who has sold more than 15,000,000 records all over the world.
Prefer Vs Would Rather In English we use ‘prefer’ to indicate something that we like in general whereas ‘would rather’ is specific. We use would rather as a modal idiom with the meaning prefer to. Eg. In a restaurant
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Aprende idiomas y supérate a ti mismo!
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Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity? Biologist Mark Pagel shares an intriguing theory about why humans evolved our complex system of language. He suggests that language is a piece of "social technology" that allowed early human tribes to access a powerful new tool: cooperation.
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A World without Love is a deadly place - Helen Fisher
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English Mania by Jay Walker! Why two billion people around the world are trying to learn English? TED's video
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A todos nos gusta viajar por el mundo y comunicarnos con fluidez. Love Speaking makes it easy! Encontrarás consejos y expresiones que te ayudarán a desenvolverte en inglés con confianza.
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Antes de decidir que tipo de curso quieres hacer, debes analizar varios aspectos: Tu nivel actual; ¿Cuáles son tus debilidades y fortalezas en inglés? Tus preferencias: ¿tiene poco tiempo? ¿Dónde quieres aprender? Tu objetivo: ¿Quieres bucar trabajo en el extranjero? ¿ Preparar una entrevista o una reunión de trabajo?