DUBLIN , LOVE THE CITY!

10 junio 2020 1

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

Welcome everybody to the English section of this magazine. I want to send you all a message of support and encouragement to you. It is true we are now in a new phase and probably you have started going out, practice outdoor activities, enjoying the sun! But it is true that by the time you will be reading these lines we might have been over two months at home and you probably would not like to spend any more, so I cannot but remind you to follow all the security indications provided related to protection as the danger is still out there.

My proposal today is to provide you some fanciful facts about Dublin, the capital of Ireland . If the borders open and we are allowed to travel again I strongly recommend visiting this amazing city.

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March.  His  Cathedral is as well a must .

It is not a very big city so you can take a stroll and enjoy it while you enjoy the sights. It has the youngest population in the entire Europe, around 50% of its population is under 25.

When you will be there, you cannot forget seeing O´Conell Bridge over the Liffey river, which is famous because its length and width are the same!10 junio 2020 2

You can find the oldest pub of all Ireland here it is the Brazen Head it dates from 1198! Here you can enjoy delicious dishes while you listen to musisc or a storyteller.

In Dublin is the trinity College , the university where many famous people graduated like Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker or Johnatan Swift.

If you love shopping go through Grafton Street and then to Stephen’s Green Centre where you can grab something for lunch and then go to Saint Stephen’s  Green the park next to it where you can rest while you eat laying in the grass. I strongly recommend visiting the temple bar not only at night but on Saturday because you can find the ‘Cow’s Lane Market’ a fashion and design market which takes place on Cow’s Lane.

There is also another place to visit the Bronze statue of Mary Mallone ,in Suffolk St, a fictional fishmonger, the star of a well-known Irish song.

To travel to Dublin you can find cheap flight in many airlines (like Ryanair which is from here but not my choice!), but you can also go by ferry.

Will it be your next destination? Hope it will be but in the meantime please, keep a high spirit for you and the ones you live with. BW.

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TRADITIONAL BRITISH DISHES YOU NEED TO TRY.

TRADITIONAL BRITISH DISHES YOU NEED TO TRY.

 

Autor: Verónica Amaro Bermejo

 

Shepherd’s Pie

 Shepherd’s Pie is primarily made from minced lamb and potatoes. Many families will make this dish using beef, but then it should actually be referred to as Cottage Pie, as shepherds only herd sheep (duh). 

Most Brits would agree that Shepherd’s Pie is best eaten at home with your family and, in fact, the dish is not often served in restaurants.

 Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a fillet of steak coated in patê and then rolled in pastry. Although the dish shares its name with the famous Duke of Wellington, it actually shares no link with the British nobility. In reality, it is thought that Beef Wellington was based around the French dish filet de bœuf en croûte (fillet of beef in pastry).

Beef Wellington is served in posh pubs and restaurants up and down the country.

 

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4 junio 2022 11
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READING COMPREHENSION.

READING COMPREHENSION.

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

 

Simply put, reading comprehension is the act of understanding what you are reading. While the definition can be simply stated, the act is not simple to teach, learn or practice. Reading comprehension is an intentional, active process that occurs before, during and after a person reads a particular piece of writing.

What is the reading process? What do we do during the reading process? The following ideas can sum up the main things that happen on each stage.

The reading process has three stages: The initial stage, prereading or before reading, then the second one that happens while reading and the third and last one is the post reading or exploring and extending your reading. 

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PHRASAL VERBS

PHRASAL VERBS.

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

 

Hi everyone! Welcome back to our English space where you can find interesting websites and ideas to improve your learning English learning. Today we are going to tackle a complex topic: phrasal verbs.

A phrasal verb is a phrase that consists of a verb with a preposition or an adverb, or both. In many cases the meaning of the phrasal verb cannot be deduced from its separate elements. In addition, many phrasal verbs are polysemous i.e., they have more than one meaning. There are also difficulties with the grammar of phrasal verbs, particularly with the position of the particles, in that some phrasal verbs are ‘separable’ (the particle can be moved), while some are ‘inseparable.’ Quite apart from all this, there are literally thousands of them

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