Facebook stalking taken to a new level

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

American Hustle

Who says what about … American Hustle 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

Make Valentine’s Day a Feat of Love

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Colorado’s Legalization of Marijuana

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

Mandela: The Life of a Great Leader

There were many sad passings of inspirational figures in 2013 from diverse walks of life, Margaret Thatcher, Lou Reed, Seamus Heaney to name just a few.  The man who left us the most legacy Leer más

5 Ways to Start the New Year Right!

Health Body, Healthy Mind: 5 Ways to Start the New Year Right! Oh no! It’s that time of the year again. You’re a year older and you’re faced with 2013’s list of New Year’s Resolutions. If Leer más

Learn English with Adele

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Learn English with Adelle

Learn English with Adelle

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.

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September resolutions: 5 tips to learn English

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September resolutions

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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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.

Nuevo vocabulario

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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¿Que vas a hacer esta noche?

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Making personal arrangements

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.

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JEAN: Hi Tom. Do you fancy doing something tonight?

TOM: Sure, how about going to see a film?

JEAN: Hmm. I went to the cinema yesterday, I don´t really want to go again so soon. How about going somewhere for a meal, instead?

TOM: That sounds like a good idea! What kind of food do you fancy?

JEAN: How about trying the new pizza place that´s just opened?

TOM: PerfectShould I pick you up at around seven thirty?

JEAN: Thanks, that would be great. See you then.



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Los Juegos Olimpicos y su efecto sobre las empresas locales en Londres

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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.”

Nuevo vocabulario

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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Este fin de semana en Barcelona

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fin de semana

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!

Movies / Peliculas 

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.

  • Genre: Action
  • 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.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Dates: from 13th September 2012 to 30th September 2012
  • Theatre: Coliseum
  • Starring: Carlos Latre

Concerts / Conciertos

Miguel Bosé: A Spanish singer and actor who has sold more than 15,000,000 records all over the world.

  • Location: Palau Sant Jordi
  • Genre: Pop-Rock
  • Date: 27th September 2012

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TOEIC Top Tips 1

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TOEIC Top Tips 1

¡TOEICEnhorabuena! Vas a tomar el examen TOEIC.

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.

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Tip #1: Set a goal / Establece una meta

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!

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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. welcome to love speakingCon 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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