Fear vocabulary!

To celebrate Halloween this Saturday (31st October) we bring you vocabulary to talk about fear:


To be afraid* (/scared/frightened) of…. – tener miedo de….


I’m afraid of spiders! (I’m scared/frightened of spiders!)


 To be scared/frightened – estar asustado


Let’s turn the lights on – I’m scared!


 To have a fear** of….. – tener miedo de…


I have a fear of heights!


Frighten/scare – dar miedo


You can’t scare/frighten me – it’s just a costume!


 To make someone jump – dar un susto


Horror movies always make me jump!


 To be terrified/petrified – Estar muy asustado/petrificado


I was walking home late at night and I thought that someone was following me – I was terrified!


 * Afraid es un adjetivo. No se puede usar como verbo ni sustantivo.


** Fear es un sustantivo. El adjectivo es fearful y es poco usado: I have fear o I am fear es incorrecto. El verbo fear es formal y su uso es un poco anticuado (I fear no one).

 

 

¡La matrícula cierra esta semana en casi todas las escuelas!

Se está acabando tu oportunidad de tener acceso a los nuevos materiales, plataforma y app.

Recuerda que ahora el nivel B1 se imparte en un solo año y se ha ampliado la oferta hasta el C1.

Accede a la matrícula

Como quedan muy pocas plazas, es posible que en algunos centros ya no tengan disponibilidad para algunos cursos. En este caso, te recomendamos que envíes un email a la escuela indicando tus datos para que te avisen si queda alguna plaza disponible.

It’s time to learn English!

An Autumn Poem

 

«The leaves are falling one by one.


The sunny days will soon be gone.


Yellow, orange, brown, and green,


The colours of Autumn can be seen.»


(Unknown)


What do you like best about Autumn?

 

 

 

Comfort food

With the cold weather comes warm clothes, hot drinks and comfort food – soups, apple crumble and stews. Today we bring you some cooking vocabulary and later this week we’ll share some autumn recipes on our Facebook page:


Chop – picar


Chop the onions…


Fry – freír


 … and then fry them until soft.


Bring to the boil – llevar a embullición


Bring the vegetable stock to the boil.


Simmer – cocer a fuego lento


Add the onions and a kilo of pumpkin and simmer for 10 minutes.


Pour – verter


Pour 150 ml cream into the pan and bring to the boil.


Season – sazonar


Blend into a thick soup then season with salt and pepper. Delicious!


You can learn more about cooking in B1.1 unit 4 on this app!

 

 

 

 

World Teachers Day – 5th October

To celebrate World Teachers Day, here are some inspirational quotes about teaching…


“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

Malala Yousafzai


“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
Aristotle


“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning”

Brad Henry


Can you remember a teacher who inspired you?


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