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May Day

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Why is May 1st a public holiday in Spain (and in some other countries)?

Tomorrow will be May 1st, the International Workers’ Day, and it is a bank holiday in Spain (so we get a day off work) and in many other countries all over the world.

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April, 23rd: World Book Day

As you may know, yesterday, April 23rd, was the World Book Day.

It is celebrated all around the world (although it is more popular in certain countries and in other countries the celebration has been moved to a different date). For example, in the United Kingdom the festivity takes place on the first Thursday  of March , because it clashed with Easter school holidays.

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Watch out for some false friends!!!

If you are studying English, you probably know that some words are not what they seem to be. Be careful! These are some false friends you should learn:


If you wantto talk about something that is happening NOW, don’t go for actuallyNowadays is the word you are looking for.

When we use actually we only try to emphasise something we are saying. E.G.What did he actually say? (And remember! We are not talking about the moment when he said/says that).

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Did you know…?

Languages are awesome!!!

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Learning Phonemic Pronunciation

Eight words you probably do not pronounce properly

Take a look at this post from Guirilandia. They propose eight words that you (in case you are a native Spanish speaker) probably don’t pronounce properly. You can see (or rather hear) what the correct pronunciation is by clicking on the audios.

Exam Prep

Let’s talk about FCE exam!

As you all know, this is a well recognized exam from Cambridge University. It is an upper-intermediate level qualification that corresponds to a B2 level in the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Why take FCE and not any other exam?

If you are looking for an exam to certify your level in English but you do not want it for a specific purpose (e.g. applying for a specific university in a foreign country, etc), FCE is for you! It is accepted in many countries, both in universities and in companies.

english Learning

Tips for a Job Interview in English

Nowadays, as we all know, languages have become a very important part of life, and therefore, a very important part in everyone’s proffesional carreer. When applying for a job, they will probably require a specific level of English for the position you are requesting, and in order for them to be sure you can speak the language, they will probably ask you a few questions in English. We know this might be frightening, so we hope this tips might help you.

They will probably ask you some common questions, to see if you can actually elaborate on a specific idea in a foreign language.

Be careful! They might ask you if they can switch to English or they might do it without any warning at all!

english Grammar Writing

7 Essential Grammar Tips for your Writing

You probably are investing some of your time in learning and improving your English and while doing this, you might get some important grammar rules a little mixed up. In order to help you in your writing, we have made this list of some grammar mistakes that can be commonly made, we hope it helps.

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Different Christmas traditions around the world

Whether it’s leaving some treats out for Santa and his reindeer or simply decorating the tree, Christmas time is full of family traditions.

But just how do children and their parents celebrate Christmas in other countries across the globe?

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¿Quieres prepararte el GMAT?

Primero que todo, ¿qué es el GMAT?

Exam Prep

TOEFL Monthly Tip

So you need to take the TOEFL and score more than 100 points?

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How to Write a Formal Letter

There are a few important things to remember when writing a formal letter, so here’s some tips to make it perfect: