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Read this blog ! Practice your English! Come on ( venga ya)!. No deadlines (fechas tope). No exams. It's just a fun way to learn the language. 

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What are you doing today?
What are your plans for TOMORROW?

Are you learning the SKILLS you'll need to get where you want to go?


Where are you? Are you practicing your English?

It's Spring Break at the UEM and the campus is deserted. Everyone has this week off and I doubt that anyone will read this until Monday. That's OK with me. There is a much better way to practice your English this week.


You need to learn English.

You want to talk to people when you travel.
You have to present a paper at an international conference.
You'd like to publish in an international journal.

You CAN speak English. Just make yourself find the time to practice.


Are you always busy? Too busy?
Are you overworked and underpaid?
Do you have time to relax? Relax????? What's that?Maybe you're a graduate student who is working all day and studying all weekend.

Maybe you're the head of a department, trying to squeeze even more work out of your staff.


This weekend we're going to be very busy at the UEM.

TESOL-SPAIN and the UNIVERSIDAD EUROPEA DE MADRID would like to welcome you to our convention for "Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages". About 150 presentations will be given during this 3-day conference and many well-known publishers will be here showing us their latest materials in language teaching.


Look at the pictures and tell a story:

What is this and where is it? Can you tell me about what you see and what you don't see?


Have you noticed that many of the people who work in the cafeteria in Building A speak English? Well, some, like Reme and Clara speak English. And Blanca will greet you with a "Hello. How are you, 'seño'?"If you ask Juan for a "café con leche", he'll ask you if you want the milk "hot or warm?". This week Lola and Juan have learned a very useful phrase, "Excuse me.


You celebrate April Fool's Day in Spain at a different time of year.
Let's see if you can figure out what I'm talking about.


How did you do on the GEOGRAPHY TEST on this BLOG in April?
Try it again before you do this one. You probably need the practice.

This child, Lilly, is almost 2 years old. She can locate many countries on a world map. Can you identify as many as she can?


You may know what most of the following abbreviations mean.

You should know what the last one means, what it is used for, and how to use it. Some day it could save your life !