This New York restaurant takes Facebook stalking to a new level
You won't be able to hide from New York's Eleven Madison Park, the restaurant which knows all about you. As New York's Alan Sytsma explains at Grub Leer más
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This new film from director, David O Russell, has been nominated for no less than ten Oscars, including Best Picture. In that category, it’s up against some stiff competition Leer más
The aphrodisiac qualities of food have been a part of romanticfolklore since Eve handed Adam that apple in the Garden of Eden. Today, there’s no easier way to add a touch of je ne sais quoi to Valentine’s Day than Leer más
Colorado’s Legalization of Marijuana
Pro-marijuana campaigners have worked for the legalization of marijuana for a long time, about four decades. Last week they saw their efforts rewarded when Washington legislators finally caved to pressure and Leer más
Adele is a British singer-songwriter and musician from the UK. As well as having an incredibly powerful voice, she comes across down-to-earth and kind in interviews. She has had a huge amount of success with albums 19 and 21, and with her latest album she won six Grammy Awards and many more, including two Brit Awards.
Her songs are a good tool to use to learn English, as she sings clearly (even though when she speaks, she’s harder to understand). This song, ‘Someone Like You’, is slowly sung, so follow the lyrics in the video and listen along to see if you understand what she’s singing about.
September: a perfect month to kick start your English learning
Every September, be it subconsciously or not, I begin to reassess my life. I think about where my career is going, how personal relationships are doing and make a bid to lead a healthier lifestyle. Last September saw an attempt at quitting smoking. This September has brought about a determination to work hard on my career and make my mark on the world.
Seeing as this is a blog for those wanting to learn English, I figured that it’d make sense to come up with 5 tips to kick-start your language learning for FREE this September.
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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
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
To find out exactly how the different types of business were affected , sign up for your free Love Speaking magazine trial today!
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.
Love Speaking is here to give you some very helpful tips on how to successfully prepare yourself for the test every week to help you succeed at each step of the way. Read our top 3 tips for this week below.
The first thing you need to do is set a goal. If you are taking the test as a requirement for a job, try to find out what level you need to get in order to be successful. Make sure that the goal is achievable. This means not aiming too high but also not aiming too low. This will ensure that you are not disappointed with the final result.
Tip #2: Understand the test / Entienda el examen
Before you start studying for the test, make sure you understand the format of each section. You will be tested on your listening and reading comprehension skills. By doing practice tests, you will become very familiar with how the test works. It should become “second nature” to you before you attempt the real thing so that there is nothing on the test that will surprise you.
Tip #3: Make a study plan / Haz un plan de estudios
Even though you may have booked your TOEIC test months in advance, the day you decide to take the test should be the day you start to study too. You will have to decide whether or not you are going to teach yourself with resources or take a preparation class. Studying at the same time every day is a great way to improve your score. Write down your study plan and stick to it!
Más consejos para el examen TOEIC en el blog de Love Speaking la semana próxima. Si tiene consejos, tweet @LoveSpeaking!
Aprender inglés ya no es aburrido. Olvidate de las típicas academias de inglés, con clases abarrotadas y anticuados métodos de enseñanza.
En Love Speaking reinventamos la manera de aprender inglés
It’s current. It’s fresh! It’s funky. It’s a great way to improve and learn today’s English.
Encontrarás varios tipos de cursos que se adaptan a tus necesidades y a tu ritmo de vida. Con los mejores profesores y divertidas actividades basadas en los trending topics del momento.
¡Hablarás con un profesor nativo donde y cuando quieras!
En Love Speaking, pensamos que lo importante al aprender un idiomas, es hablar. Por eso, nos esforzamos al máximo en buscarte los mejores profesores nativos, a través de un cuidadoso proceso de selección en más de 20 países diferentes. Nuestros cursos de inglés son personalizados y flexibles, puedes tener tu clase a la hora que quieras, por teféfono o Skpe.
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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?