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American Hustle

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Make Valentine’s Day a Feat of Love

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5 Ways to Start the New Year Right!

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La importancia del ingles para conseguir un trabajo

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Una de las causas más comunes a la hora de ser rechazado en el intento de conseguir un puesto de trabajo es el desconocimiento de una segunda lengua. Según estudios, el dominio de este segundo idioma y sobre todo el inglés, se ha convertido en la parte del Curriculum Vitae donde más se miente ya que es de vital importancia su conocimiento
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It’s time for Halloween!

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Halloween is so close around the corner where the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. Fall is almost over and to mark the end of the harvest season, people from all over the world will celebrate Halloween on October 31st. But these days it’s not so much about a harvest- it’s all about scary costumes, candy and having a wicked party! Read this short extract from the magazine and consider signing up for your free trial:

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The origins of Halloween

 Halloween dates back to over 2000 years ago, when the Celtic tribes of Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France celebrated the first “Halloween”. The event, called Samhain, took place on the night of October 31st, officially marking the end of the summer harvest. But for the Celtic people, it was more than a change of season and the beginning of a new year. The cold temperatures often brought death, and the early-setting sun made life difficult for the Celts. Food was scarce and illnesses were rife. The Celtic people needed all of the help and protection that they could get to make it through the winter. Samhain was a celebration to ask for this protection from their gods and gain favour with them. They did this with sacred bonfires, rituals and sacrifices steeped in deep mysticism.
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Tribe (n.) = a group of people from the same descent = tribu

Rife (adj.) = common = extendido

To gain favour (v.) = to please = complacer

Mysticism (n.) = spiritual beliefs = misticismo  

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The Salem witch trials

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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.

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The Salem witch trials

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.

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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 

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VIDEO: Team Europe’s reactions from the Ryder Cup

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The Ryder Cup

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

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alternating  = going back and forth  =  alternando

was held in  =  took place in  =  llevó a cabo en

to pull something off  =  lograr

do down in the history books  =  to go in the records  =  pasar a la historia

make a comeback  =  reaparecer

American soil  =  suelo americano

inspirational   =  inspirador

history in the making  =  historia en marcha

Hot Travel Trends for 2012

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 La mejor manera de hablar el inglés en verano es viajar a un país de habla inglesa … Por supuesto!

Tip of the Week | Consejo para esta semana

The best way to speak better English is to travel to an English-speaking country, of course! Don’t stay on a resort where there will be many foreigners, instead stay in trendy areas where the locals hang out. You have many choices for your break– USA, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are just a few options for the traveller seeking an English-speaking experience.

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Phrase of the Week – Frase de la Semana

To travel light: to bring very few things with you when you go on a trip

“Baggage fees are extortionate! Make sure to travel light if you are flying with a budget airline.”

Amazing fact of the Week | Curiosidades

¿Morbo o curiosidad historica?

Tourists have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a Titanic memorial cruise this year, on the 100th anniversary of its sinking. Two memorial cruises will sail in April, one from New York and one from Southampton, England (which is already sold out). They will circle the spot where the ship went down.

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Con los tiempo que corren, aprender inglés se ha convertido en un “must” para la mayoría de los jóvenes.

La crisis económica en España, la internalización de las empresas y la influencia cada vez mayor del inglés en los medios que nos rodean, han convertido el aprendizaje de este idioma en una necesidad.

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