Category: Funny

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In defence of Muzzy’s unusual plot

You may have heard of a late American comedian named George Carlin. Highly skilled in his art form, he propounded an anti establishment mantra through unrelenting acerbic wit. Look him up on YouTube and you’ll...

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The Bilingual Ventriloquist

The trick is to entertain. How could any teacher be a success with children if they fail to entertain? To entertain is to engage, and once you have your audience / pupils engaged then...

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Top 10 Spanish animal expressions

Happy New Year! (¡Feliz Año Nuevo!) Expressions in Spanish which use animal characteristics for reference often reflect their Engish counterparts, but there are some interesting differences. Check out this top 10 of expressions I...

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I, Guiri

Here in Andalusia Spring doesn’t always come early. This year, after a Winter which seemed not to exist, the weather became unsettled and cool in March, those conditions lasting until very recently. Then Wham!...

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Listening with a Mind’s Eye

Play this sound clip: What was it you just heard? A seagull perhaps? Yes! It was definitely a seagull wasn’t it! You even ‘saw’ that bird through your mind’s eye. You actually pictured a...

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The Most Dreaded Letter in Spanish – and English

The following article is from Paul, an English teacher who lives in Argentina. Paul writes on behalf of Language Trainers, a language tutoring service offering personalized course packages to individuals and groups. Check out...

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The Lion is Roaring. The city of León, Spain

Ana’s back! We’ve already enjoyed reading her informative introduction to Marbella and about her crazy life as a substitute teacher in Spain. Now, in this witty and highly informative piece, Ana tells us about the...

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The Pilgrimage (or The Mad Life of a Substitute Teacher in Spain)

We’re delighted to welcome back guest blogger, Ana Carro! Last time around Ana introduced us to Marbella in southern Spain, where she lives and works as an English teacher in a secondary school. This time...

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12 REALLY BAD Spanish menu translations (all genuine!!)

How’s this for our Starter… 1. Navajas al natural “Cockles to the natural one” What they really meant to say: Steamed razor clams [image: bennydoro.com] 2. Conejo asado “Roast Rabbi” Whoops! Roast rabbit 3. Sopa...

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All You Need To Know About Spanglish

What is Spanglish? As its name suggests, Spanglish is a cross between Spanish and English. Dictionary.com defines Spanglish as: “a variety of English heavily influenced by Spanish, commonly spoken in US Hispanic communities” How...

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