Beef mixed with horsemeat has been taken off the supermarket shelves. In mid-January, Irish food inspectors announced they had found horsemeat in some burgers stocked by UK supermarket chains. This week, a frozen-food company recalled its product from stores after the latest revelation that its ‘beef’ lasagna contained mostly horse. [Read more…]
Practice English with our videonews#4. It is about the asteroid DA14 that will pass within the moon’s distance from Earth – closer than the orbits of geosynchronous satellites. But it won’t strike us. Let’s start with the reading and listening. Here can download the PDF of the activity. [Read more…]
Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Europe, the United States, Mexico and Australia on 14th of February. In the United States more than 1 billion love cards are sent each year, making it the second most card celebration after Christmas. Valentine’s Day is not only a open exhibition of affection, nowadays it has also become huge business. [Read more…]
Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before Ash Wednesday which Christians call Lent. They used to eat pancakes because it is a period of abstinence. Thus, Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to eat the food that isn’t allowed in Lent (dairy products and eggs).
The Gambian President has decreed for public sector three-day weekends starting from February 1st. He has added Friday to the regular weekend of Saturday and Sunday, making Friday a day of rest to devote more time to prayers, social activities and agriculture.
In addition, he also said that government employees will work from 8am to 6pm Mondays to Thursdays. But, this means that Government workers may have split weekends, and work an extra 10 hours a week, they work from 8am to 4pm at this time. Working until 6pm means eight hours extra, which could be converted into ten if they have to work on Saturdays too. [Read more…]
What is a Trifel?
Trifel is one of the most famous and ancients English desserts. The first data we have about Trifel comes from a book called “The good huswife’s Jewell” by Thomas Dawson, published in 1596.
Let’s go to learn how to do it!
Have you ever stayed in any hotels? Which were the best? Why?
Here you have some information about the facilities and vocabulary of staying in a hotel. Learn how to book a room and check into a hotel.
Muchos estudiantes confuden estas dos cuestiones, así que vamos a conocer cuáles son las diferencias entre ellas.
Do you like…?
Debemos emplear esta expresión cuando queremos hablar de preferencias, como por ejemplo:
What kind of films do you like? I like comedy films.
¿Qué tipo de películas te gustan? Me gustan las películas de comedia.
A new invention has appeared on the market for those wanting a digital remedy to losing weight: a digital fork. The wireless fork keeps track of your dining practices, including your eating speed, and then downloads data via USB or Bluetooth to your iPhone or PC. The idea of the utensil is to facilitate you consume more slowly. It informs you how long it took to eat your meal, the intervals and the quantity of “fork servings” taken per minute. If you are eating too fast, the fork will vibrate and will light up to let you know to slow down; also it claims to reduce digestive problems and acid reflux. [Read more…]