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2017 Spanish Constitution Day (A1)

A day like today, 39 years ago, Spain started its transition from a dictatorship towards a democracy with a new constitution. After hard negotiations and efforts, Spaniards left their differences aside and decided to build a common place to live together. Nowadays, those differences have surfaced again stronger and stronger. The Catalan independence movement and [...]

By | 2017-12-05T13:50:22+00:00 diciembre 6th, 2017|A1, Actualidad|2 Comments

Sergio Ramírez: 2017 Cervantes Prize awarded (B2)

Sergio Ramírez, Sandinista revolutionary, politician, journalist, novelist and Nicaraguan. This is the new Cervantes Prize winner’s profile, the most important Spanish literature award. The first Nicaraguan awarded ever, has opted for social commitment, questioning our reality and searching the historical models of literature and art in his works. “Cuando uno no es Quijote, se convierte [...]

By | 2017-11-21T13:27:08+00:00 noviembre 22nd, 2017|B2, Pocket Grammar, Spanish World|2 Comments

Solo sé que no sé nada (B2)

“I know that I know nothing”; with this phrase, Socrates, the Greek philosopher, paraphrased by Plato (Socrates never said that, literally) did not mean that he actually knew nothing. In fact, he meant that he had certeza (certainty) of nothing. That legendary quote has its equivalent in our era: “you know nothing, Jon Snow”. This [...]

By | 2017-04-24T18:44:26+00:00 abril 26th, 2017|B2, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Practica cantando (B2)

¿Te resulta difícil la pronunciación en español? ¿Encuentras difícil la entonación? ¿No consigues que tu español suene natural? ¿Por qué no pruebas con canciones? Puedes cantar en la ducha, por la calle, con tus amigos en el karaoke, pero ¡canta! No creas que estamos de broma, es una de las mejores maneras de aprender a [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:59+00:00 junio 1st, 2016|B2, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

Verbos comodines (I): hacer (B1)

Have you ever been called aprendiz de todo, maestro de nada (jack of all trades, master of none)? Maybe you’re a person who knows (or you think you know) about many subjects but actually you’re not specialised in anything. Some decades ago, this kind of people were fought over by any company, but nowadays, they [...]

El final del verano (B1)

This time of the year is one of the saddest for many people because summer is coming to an end. A very famous musical duet in Spain were “El dúo dinámico”. They used to sing a popular song entitled “El final del verano” (The end of summer). These days you can see families who are [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:04+00:00 agosto 26th, 2015|B1, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Remember, remember… (A2)

La memoria (memory) is one of the most important human being’s abilities. It reminds us who we are, where we are and how many mistakes we’ve made along our lives. Unfortunately, we’ll have missing years: the first of them and probably the last ones. La memoria is both, prodigious and enigmatic. Medical advances have not [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:04+00:00 junio 3rd, 2015|A2, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Los cinco sentidos I: Tocar (B2)

When we try to explain how animals relate to the enviroment, we have to resort to the well-known five senses: la vista (sight), el oído (hearing), el gusto (taste), el olfato (smell) and el tacto (touch). These five pillars in our lives are only appreciated when they are lacking. They are so important that languages [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:11+00:00 noviembre 19th, 2014|B2, Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios