11 Jan 2014

Word of the week: Homebody

This week's word is


which is a noun used to refer to a person who likes staying at home rather than going out, something normal when it's cold, isn't it? 

Example: I have always been a homebody, just hiding out in my little cottage

10 Jan 2014


This is a new TV show I've been watching recently. The family of a surgeon is taken hostage by a team led by a rogue FBI agent the night before she is scheduled to perform surgery on the President of the USA. She is ordered by the kidnappers to assassinate the President during surgery in order to save her family. 

I like this show because it's about something new, or at least a new approach to killing the American president. There's also a lot of conspiracy in it, with many people involved in the assassination and lots of dark secrets and reasons. Nothing is left at random. 

9 Jan 2014

Live in English

Hey students! Do you remember I told you at the beginning of the academic year that at this level you should surround yourself by English as much as possible in your daily life? That means you should use your free time to read original version books in English or watch films or TV shows in English. Reading and listening are the basis for good writing and speaking. If you don't read and listen to English things daily you won't be able to write and speak properly in English. 

If you don't have much free time, as you always say, perhaps you can read one or two online articles of newspapers, such as The Guardian, or magazines, for instance Time Magazine, everyday. Or maybe you can follow some English blogs related to any topic you're interested in, decoration, DIY, fashion, history, etc. 

It's just a matter of finding your thing, that is to say, to find something entertaining for you so you don't feel that you're doing homework; you're using your free time in some kind of hobby but you're also practising the English language.