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.
Reading for pleasure
Photo: Taken on Grant Avenue, San Francisco, August 2012
When was the last time you sat down on a bench to read a book. You blocked out the world around you. Noise it not reach you, not even the traffic or people walking by. You were immersed in another time and place. Ah, yes....I remember.
Today we are too busy to just relax with a good book. Everyone is texting and calling and writing, and searching the internet, zipping through correspondence and being bombarded by the media.
How about taking a few minutes off ? Get away from your routine. Come to our used book sale. Choose some good books. Contribute a few euros, 1 per book, do a good deed, practice your English for a while. Then take your books with you. Relax and enjoy.
Our 16th BOOK EXCHANGE & SALE is Wednesday April 17th & Thursday April 18th.
It's sponsored by the UEM LANGUAGE CENTER (UEM LAB). You're all welcome to come
Browse through the FICTION section. Pick up a detective novel, a good adventure story, a romance. Grab a book for a friend. You know she's interested in poetry, history, art. Yes, the NON-FICTION section could be interesting too. Check it out. And of course there's a section of children's books too.
There are books in ENGLISH and SPANISH, FRENCH and ITALIAN, and whatever other languages our contributors understood.
We always give the money collected to an NGO. This academic year we have chosen AVINTE: Asociación de Vountarios para la integración. They are young people who help other young people, most of whom have Cerebral Palsy.
HELP US, HELP OTHERS
zipping: ir rápido
taking off: tomar tiempo libre/despegar/quitar
get away: alejarse
a good deed: una buena acción
browse through: mirar tranquilamente
Cerebral Palsy: Paralisis Cerebral