I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…

It’s that time of year again: Christmas parties, shopping for presents, spending time with your family  and eating too much food. For most people, it’s a time to have fun and enjoy yourself. For others, it’s above all an important religious festival. And for yet others, it’s all overrated: “Bah! Humbug!” as Scrooge famously says in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Unsurprisingly, most English idioms that refer to Christmas assume it’s a happy time of year.


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Cómo construir tu vocabulario: parte 1

Cuando aprendes un idioma, está claro que es importante aprender la gramática, así como hablarlo y escucharlo. Sin embargo, sin el vocabulario no llegarás a ninguna parte. Para comunicarte con eficacia y comprender lo que dice la gente necesitas saber muchas palabras. Para la mayoría de las personas, este es el mayor desafío. En esta primera entrada sobre cómo construir tu vocabulario trataremos dos posibles planteamientos: listas de vocabulario y repetición espaciada.


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How to say Hello

When learning a new language, one of the first things you learn is how to greet people. With English, you’ll be taught “Hello”, “Hi”, “Good morning”, “Good afternoon”, “Good evening” and perhaps “How do you do?” However, when you meet native English speakers, or watch English television programmes, you quickly realise that there are lots of other ways to say hello. This post is only available in English.


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