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Listening: Ira Glass on Storytelling

This video is aimed at writers and people who do creative work, but the first time I’ve seen it I was so inspired by it that I thought it could easily apply to other contexts, other professionals and to people … Continue reading

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“I crash-landed in the Hudson”

Much has been said and written about the US Airways Flight 1549 when it took off from La Guardia airport in January 2009, and since then it’s always been among the episodes that pilots mention the most in the ICAO … Continue reading

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What is ‘feijoada’?

 Last week one of my groups was working on the topic “Ordering food at a pub or restaurant” and as a warm-up for the subsequent lesson we did a role play in which one of them would be a gringo … Continue reading

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Film: Flight

Guys, such a dreadful film. I dare say I liked the trailer when I first watched it, but it ended up being one of the most boring films I’ve ever seen. My boyfriend loved it, though, and I’ve read so … Continue reading

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