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American Hustle

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VIDEO: Felix Baumgartner attempts to break record

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Felix Baumgartner is an Austrian skydiver. He is well-known for the  dangerous nature of the stunts he has performed during his career.

Felix spent time in the Austrian military where he practiced parachute jumping, including training to land on small target zones.

His current project is Red Bull Stratos which you can find out about by watching the video below! Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online

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Nuevo vocabulario

Daredevil (n.)  =  a recklessly daring person  =  un/una atrevido/a

Freefall (n.)  =  descending freely in the air  =  una caída libre

Fearless (adj.)  = without fear for anything  =  sin miedo

Supersonic (adj.)  =  greater than the speed of sound  =  supersónico

Helium (n.)  = a gaseous element  =  el helio

Stratosphere (n.)  =  the upper section of the atmosphere  =  la estratosfera

Smash a record (v.)   =  break a previous record  =  batir un récord

Cuales son los pros y los contras?

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pros and cons

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.

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Useful phrases

 Advantages

  • The benefit of…
  • The upside of…
  • The good thing about that is (that)…
  • The advantages of doing that are (that)…
  • The plus side of…

Disadvantages

  • The problem with that is…
  • The downside is (that)…
  • The bad thing about that is…
  • The negatives points are…
  • The disadvantages are…

Example phrases

  • The good thing about Facebook is that it allows you to connect with your friends and family
  • The downside of Facebook is that it encourages people to spend more time online
  • The benefit of finding a job is that you get to earn money
  • The negative point of finding a job is that you have to work long hours 

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Los medios y la familia real inglesa

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Do the Royals deserve privacy?

 

Lee nuestro nuevo post en inglés sobre la familia real inglesa y los derechos a la privacidad. Al final del artículo te dejamos nuevo vocabulario para que aprendas cada día un poco más.

In this week´s magazine, we are focusing on one of the most talked about topics over the past few weeks and asking the question, Do the Royals deserve privacy?

If you are one of the few who still hasn´t heard about the Royal scandals, then this extract from the Love Speaking magazine will fill you in:

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“In the last three weeks there have been two very public invasions into the private lives of the British Royal family. Yet, can the monarchy really expect to remain concealed from their forever fascinated public?

The French gossip magazine Closer has created quite a scandal with the publication of a selection of topless photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge while she was holidaying privately with her husband Prince William, in the southern French region of Provence last week.

To top it all off, this all follows last month’s humiliation for the royal family when naked pictures of Prince Harry partying in Las Vegas were widely posted online and in the media.”

Nuevo vocabulario

Concealed  =  hidden  =  oculto/a

Topless  =  to be naked above the waist  =  de torso desnudo

To top it all off  =   to make something worse / better  =  encima de todo

Widely  =   in many places  = en muchos sitios = esparcido 

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Monday morning blues!

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Oh don’t we all have that sinking sensation on our stomach as Monday morning approaches! I’ve just had a wonderful weekend walking in the countryside, scrambling over rocks and best of all celebrating birthday parties! I’ve been baking  and trying to become a domestic goddess. Now one of the most traditional birthday cakes in England is the Victoria Sponge cake. It’s a simple recipe to follow and it’s absolutely delicious. It’s also a good way to practice your English by looking through food blogs! And even if you don’t fancy whipping up  a cake, there is some good imperatives which you can practice.

Vocabulario : Word up!
  • sinking sensation = tener un mal presentimiento
  • Baking = haciendo pasteles
  • whipping up = preparar rápido

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Don’t forget imperatives are the base verb!

Read the instructions!

Preheat the oven.
Cream the butter and the sugar. (batir juntos)
Beat in the eggs. (batir)
Fold in the flour. (incorporar algo a algo)
Bake for 20 minutes. (hornear)
Spread the jam on the cooked cakes.(untar)
Add some strawberries for improved flavour.

Vocabulario Culinario : Word up!
  • cream = tener un mal presentimiento
  • Beat = haciendo pasteles
  • Fold in = preparar rápido
  • Bake = hornear
  • Spread = untar

Good luck with your cake!

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Viaja con Lovespeaking!

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. Registrate gratis aquí

En nuesta seccion de lifestyle  miramos el fenomeno de los citybreaks!

Have you ever been on one? Do you know what they are? We look at all the reasons why their popularity is still surging and why if you haven’t done one, you should start.

Dive into Lifestyle and you’ll soon find out.

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Ensenamos como dejar la gente boquiabierta con el ingles mas acutal

Where’s the best place to grab a bite to eat around here?

Maybe you know how to say

“I really like going on holiday once a month” sería una posibilidad, pero en inglés actual dirías:

I am hooked on getting away at least one weekend a month

to be hooked on = to be addicted to = estar enganchado a

To get away = to go abroad = salir fuera

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Tweet us your favourite destination for this summer @lovespeaking #destination2012.

So what do you think? | Urban English

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Here at Love Speaking we think that learning English should be fun! It should be about learning real English which is why in our blog we are going to only teach you English that you will actually hear!

¡Ingles divertido, Ingles real!

We asked you to send in the answer to our quiz and yes, most of you got the answer right. The film was “Friends with Benefits”. I saw the film and I must admit I really liked it. It was quirky. (¡peculiar, en el buen sentido!) It was funny! We’ve all been there, haven’t we?

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FriendsFill in the gaps of the text with the correct work. Send to editor@lovespeaking.com

field     bonded         fit        friends         gorgeous      bumped   more

una historia de amor o un historia de amistad!

I remember a long time ago, when I was younger and more beautiful, I met a guy. A …………….. guy who was very ……………….. We …………………. into each other at the hockey team try-outs Leer más

FACEBOOK Y EL AMOR! | Urban English!

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Stop press! The new edition of Lovespeaking is out and it is seriously awesome INCREIBLE!! 

We take a look at the effect of facebook status updates on our love lives and how online dating sites can be cool. We all have stories and we want you to share them with us theeditor@lovespeaking.com.

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A friend of mine was recently humiliated on facebook, her current squeezenoviete’ decided that going from an ‘in a relationship’ to ‘single’  was a good way to announce their relationship was over. How embarrassing! ¡Que verguenza! 

¡Aprendemos esta semana! It’s easy to learn English with Lovespeaking.

Conjunctions: AND, BUT, YET, SO, NOR, NEITHER etc.

Fill in the gaps

1. Lovespeaking is both exciting ………… fun, ……………also educational! Leer más

El ingles actual | Urban English!

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“Sexting” or “woot”?

Just 2 of the 450 words that got added into the dictionary last year.

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If you want to know what they mean, go to Lovespeaking and Sign-up!

We realise how important it is to keep up with the latest Real English Expression and we love sharing them with everyone from the Lovespeaking community.

All of us are keen to be seen as being cool and hip which is why lifestyle gives us key hints on what’s hot and not. If you were wondering whether to retire those boots, then think again as the weather is not likely to stay this hot for long

. If you wanted to make an exciting , how about checking out the word up section.

Anyone fancy heading our for a few drinks after work, there is no longer any excuse for not inviting your english-spekaing co-workers.

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