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La vuelta al cole (A1)

Here it is, beloved by parents, hated by children, la vuelta al cole (back to school) has come. After three months of summer holidays, nine never-ending months are on the horizon, but the worst problem for their progenitors is not the future but the present. Family economics might be a nightmare these days if there [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:57+00:00 September 7th, 2016|A1, Words made in Spain|0 Comments

Pokémon Go or how to sightsee in 21st Century (A2)

When Satoshi Taijiri was young, he was only keen on play video games. Ignoring his father’s advices, he refused to study engineering and tried to work in the video games design industry. That’s how Capsule Monster was born under Nintendo’s sponsorship. This game evolved into Pocket Monster and finally, what we know nowadays as Pokémon. [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:58+00:00 July 20th, 2016|A1, Spanish Language, Words made in Spain|0 Comments

Panem et circenses (B2)

Pan y circo (bread and circuses) was a sentence coined by the Roman poet Juvenal to criticize the populist policies adopted by the politicians at that moment. If the economy is decreasing, don’t worry, let’s host gladiator combats, a quadriga race or a massacre starred by hungry lions eating up some scared Christians. Of course, [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:59+00:00 May 20th, 2016|B2, Words made in Spain|0 Comments