20 Mayo 2013
Anita Roddick who founded The Body Shop once said that businesses should be about public good and not private greed. Taking her philosophy as inspiration, this month, in Business English we olok at the language of running a business ethically, with a sense of responsibility to the world we live in. This can run from having a code of practice to ensuring ethical behaviour among the staff. Take time to check in with us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we keep you updated on all things English each week
17 Mayo 2013
Each month in English on the Street, the magazine aims to help lovers of English discover another area of vocabulary. In May we look at the language of cleaning and decorating the house, so for all you DIY (do it yourself) lovers, this article is your first port of call this issue. As usual, to help you assimilate the contents there is a practise activity. We often include vocabulary tips at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we keep you up to date with all the latest language developments with posts all through the week.
14 Mayo 2013
When you arrive in Detroit you can feel something in the air, and it's not pollution! The streets have been taken over by a blooming artistic movement that continues to transfrom the Motor City, home of Motown and birthpace of Madonna, into a city full of skyscrapers, stimulation and positive energy. Art merges with urban and homegrown fruit and vegetables are the order of the day in the cities markets, all thanks to the urban gardens that have sprung up all over the city. Discover this great destination for a different view of the USA in Travel. Join us for updates, tips and culture at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we are happy to have over 500 loyal followers
10 Mayo 2013
Receiving praise is a pleasurable experience, be it from a parent, a boss or a teacher. Who doesn't enjoy feeling appreciated and receiving the gratitude of a colleague. But what happens when you don't know how to give praise? What is the root of the problem if you overcompensate and flatter too much? Are you being insincere? This month in Psychology we look at ways to praise and flatter which get the balance right. We are delighted with your feedback each week at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday and look forward to updating throughout the week with news, tips and new language developments
06 Mayo 2013
TNT has been showing House of Cards produced by David Fincher (Se7en, Benjamin Button) and starring Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, a chcrming but devious politican out for revenge, hungry for power and capable of almost anything to get what he wants. Innovative because the series was produced by Netflix in the USA and its thirteen episodes were released simultaneously online via Netflix to buy and download. Could this be the future of series TV? If the product is as high quality and gripping as this, we certainly won't be complaining. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for weekly updates about allm things English
02 Mayo 2013
Boybands like One Direction are all the rage at the moment, but let's not forget where it all began. New Kids on the Block were one of the first and the most successful bands, paving the way for N'Sync and Take That. They are no longer new, and they have been all over the block, but the group are still making music and delighting fans in their live concerts. Catch up with them in Music & Lyrics this month. You'll be surprised how good they look and sound despite the passing of time. Take time to Like us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we will update you on all things English during the week.
27 Abril 2013
Our cover star for May's issue which we will publish very soon, is none other than Clark Kent, better known as Superman. Soon to hit our cinema screens with Henry Cavill wearing the famous blue and red costume in Man of Steel, this month sees a very special celebration which we obviously had to share with you. Superman is 75 years old and we help him blow out the candles on the birthday cake in a special tribute in At Large. May's magazine also contains all your favourite sections, from film to music, from trends to technology. And for a daily fix of language tips to keep your English flying as high as Superman, join our more than 500 followers at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we will be delighted to help give your English superpowers.
22 Abril 2013
English is a rich and diverse language which is why this month we look at three adjectives with similar meanings but help to clear up any doubts as to how they should be used. These adjectives are afraid, scared and frightened. We also look at some expressions which use some of these adjectives, so Using English will help you lose your fear of making mistakes! One way to build confidence in your language learning experience while having fun is to follow us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where all the latest language developments are just a 'Like' away! We now have well over 500 fans. Make sure you're the next one!
19 Abril 2013
The key to good customer relations is to make suree that your customers and clients feel well looked after. Treat them right and they will be loyal to your product or service and maintain their business relationship with you. This month in our Business section we look at how to develop and maintain good business relationships with your clients, something which is vital when the competition for business is so fierce. Make it your business to join us each week at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we will be delighted to keep you updated on all things English.
15 Abril 2013
We all know what it feels like. We need to let off steam after a stressful day or experience. One way we can feel better is to swear and let a stream of expletives fly out of our mouths. But what happens if this becomes the rule and not just the exception? Some people get hooked on using bad, sometimes offensive language and soon infrequent use becomes frequent abuse. In Psychology we look at the phenomenon of swearing, how it can go too far, and what we can do to curb what might become a bad habit. This ever popular section always gives us something to think about! Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for fun facts, tips and news...and we promise not to swear at you!
11 Abril 2013
When it comes to food, it's a well know fact that the more colours you eat, the more vitamins and nutrients your body absorbs. One colour worth eating lots of is green, which is why this month we check out all the different varieties of greens we can eat in some simple and tasty recipes. Our favourite is the chilled green smoothie with Swiss chard, bananas and lime. Keep up to date with Food & Drink every month in English Today and join us to vitamin boost your vocabulary every day at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where our updates will keep you hungering for more!
08 Abril 2013
When a Hollywood star like Kevin Bacon moves into series TV, you can be sure that the project will be worth watching. But who could have guessed that he would have chosen one of the most twisted, violent and dark projects ever seen on primetime USA TV? The Following, created by Kevin Williamson of Scream fame is on TNT and will later be seen on La Sexta. The series follows a cult of followers to a crazed serial killer out for revenge on the cop who put him in jail. It will send shivers down your spine and you may lose sleep, but we guarantee you'll be hooked. Kevin Bacon tells us all about it this month. For all of you addicted to English, we give you a daily fix at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we keep you up to date with culture, news and language tips.
04 Abril 2013
With Delta Machine their latest hit album topping the charts, the boys from Basildon are back with their heady blend of electro-rock. We look at Depeche Mode's glittering career in Music & Lyrics and share one of their most popular hits Enjoy the Silence. Now there is no excuse not to learn the lyrics and sing along at their next Spanish concert at the Bilbao BBK Live Festival in July this year. Join us for updates, news and language tips all through the week at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we have over 500 devoted followers. Not as many as Depeche Mode but it's a start!
01 Abril 2013
It's the sitcom that's not a sitcom...maybe it could be called a dramedy...whatever the label, Girls from HBO, written, produced and sometimes directed by its main actress Lena Dunham, has been must-see TV during its two seasons. We pay tribute in April's At Large and all your favourite sections are back to make April a funky month for all you lovers of English! We are proud to have achieved over 500 followers at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday. Share our updates with all your friends.
29 Marzo 2013
He's a magician, writer and a comedian and recently toured Spain with his one-man stand-up comedy show, but you are most likely to recognise him from El Hormiguero 3.0. In the month of March our interview subject is this versatile Galician. Join our 500 and increasing group of followers at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we keep you up to date with all things English
25 Marzo 2013
The human race is naturally curious, and what better way to find out about the world in which we live than by asking questions. This month in Using English we look at the grammar of question tags and explain why they are often not real questions, just a way of keeping the conversation going. Intonation is very important in question tags so don't forget that a rising intonation means it's a real question, and a falling intonation means that you are just asking for confirmation or participation. Also check out common two and three word expressions in English on the Street and make sure you join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips and news all through the week.
21 Marzo 2013
One of the leading bands of the 1990's American indie scene, Smashing Pumpkins are still making music and touring over 20 years down the line. Last year they released new music with their album Oceania. Band members have come and gone over the years and at one stage the band broke up completely but founding member Billy Corgan is the constant factor that keeps the group going, and somehow the group regenerates itself. We look at their story in Music & Lyrics. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we keep you up to date with apps, news and tips to learn English.
18 Marzo 2013
TV offers us a heightened version of reality which is why there are so many shows which take the family unit as their starting point. Everybody can identify at some level with the family dramas that we see on TV be they in fantasy soap operas such as Dallas or Dynasty or more real comedies such as Roseanne and Modern Family. And who can resist laughing at the crazy antics of The Simpsons or the Griffin family in Family Guy. This month in TV we look at all the different clans and families which have populated our small screens over the years. Join us all throughout the week at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for news, tips and fun ways to learn English.
14 Marzo 2013
I'm waiting for my parents to arrive...I'm expecting them to arrive in about 10 minutes...I hope the weather is good during their stay...I'm really looking forward to showing them around the city. Four verbs and expressions...different meanings...but one translation into Spanish...the verb "esperar"! No wonder Spanish students despair of ever learning English. But don't worry. In March, Using English will help you understand the difference in meaning and form. Each month our language sections make English fun and just that little easier. And don't forget to join us all through the week for fun tips and news at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday. We look forward to your company!
11 Marzo 2013
In our Psychology section this month we look at secrets, why we share them, and why it is so hard for some people to keep them. Where does the unstoppable desire come from to share private information with others, even when we are sworn to secrecy. But be warned! Revealing a secret can do irreparable damage to your reputation as a trustworthy friend. Think twice before you tell! Also, being committed to keeping a secret is a sign of true friendship. One secret we are happy to reveal is that we have almost 500 fans at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we keep you entertained in English all through the week.
08 Marzo 2013
Obsessive fans of series such as Lost and The Sopranos don't think twice before hopping on a plane during their holidays to sunbathe on the Hawaiian beaches of J.J. Abrams wildly popular survival drama, or walk the streets of New Jersey in search of a glimpse of Tony Soprano. In Manhattan you can still take the Sex and the City tour to visit all the locations of Sarah Jessica Parker's much-loved comedy. This month in Travel we visit some of the TV world's top locations. Pack your suitcase and your autograph book! If your budget won't stretch to a big trip, stay at home and join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we keep you updated on all things English throughout the week.
05 Marzo 2013
Be it Twitter, Facebook, blogging at Wordpress or uploading your curriculum vitae at Linkedin, social media has become the tool that rules when it comes to networking online. In this month's Business English we look at the rise of social media and how a company or an individual can make it work to boost their profile. Each month Business English takes a complex topic and makes it simple and easy to understand. Join our 500 fans at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for updates all throughout the week. We'd love the pleasure of your company!
27 Febrero 2013
Almodóvar is back with a delirious comedy called Los Amantes Pasajeros (I'm So Excited in English), and so Pedro graces our cover this month as we pay tribute to his glittering career in At Large. Psychology looks at keeping secrets, while Social Media is a force to be reckoned with in Business English. We wander all around the world on the trail of top series' locations as holiday destinations in Travel. This month's magazine has something for everyone. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for daily tips and news
25 Febrero 2013
It has been 4 years since their last album but Bon Jovi are back with What About Now. We look at the career of this multi-million disc selling group and its leader, Jon Bon Jovi. Surprising facts about Bon Jovi: Livin' on a Prayer was chosen by VH1 as the most successful song of the 1980s. The group have had several crossover country hits such as Who Says You Can't Go Home? Actress Diane Lane was the inspiration behind the classic track You Give Love a bad Name. If Keep the Faith is your favourite Bon Jovi song, you can enjoy the lyrics in Music & Lyrics. Joins us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we keep you learning with tips, news and activties every week.
23 Febrero 2013
Every month we bring you Funzone, where you can read about everything from concerts, exhibitions, games and books. This month we're looking at The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion who are on tour in Spain, new stuff from Playstation and The Art of the First Globalization, en exhibition which you can visit at Barcelona's MACBA until June this year. We keep you up to date every week with news, tips and grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we have almost 500 followers from around the world.
18 Febrero 2013
Peru is a magical country full of myths and legends. Infinite possibilities welcome the traveller from archaeology to architecture and a grandiose natural landscape encompassing white sandy beaches in the north to the Amazon and of course the emblematic ndean mountains. Come with us every month to a new destination in our Travel section and join us every day at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, mini-classes and all the latest in English apps.
14 Febrero 2013
Forget about flowers, they only last a few days at the most. And chocolate may be delicious but eat too much and you get spots! If you are looking for the perfect present to tell your partner how much you love him or her, the best present is a subscription to English Today, the magazine in English made in Spain. Each month we bring you star profiles, technology, gossip, films, music, psychology, business, grammar, vocabulary and much much more. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for updates, tips and a fun way to learn everyday English
11 Febrero 2013
English is the language of international business, which is why each month our Business English section explains an important aspct of the language of negotiations. Making effective presentations is this month's topic, from choosing your words wisely to correct pronunciation and intonation. Don't miss this important section. Who knows when your company might want you to make an important presentation in English. Better to be prepared, and this section will help you. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for all types of English every day.
05 Febrero 2013
This month in Psychology we look at blood, why we are afraid of it and what it means about us when we react badly on seeing it. Some people even faint! This article is not for the vampires amongst you! Whether you're afraif of blood or not, join us at our profile at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we keep you up to date with news, tips and fun activities. It's a bloody good read!
01 Febrero 2013
We have a new cover star! Scarlett Johansson inhabits the skin of Janet Leigh in the new film Hitchcock which tells the story of how famous director Alfed Hitchcock made the film Psycho. The film also stars Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. Scarlett is under our spotlight in At Large. We review all the latest films each month and take a trip down memory lane in our History of Cinema section. All the articles have glossaries to help our readers enjoy and understand them as much as possible. We are always pleased to see you at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we have activities, news and tips each week.
26 Enero 2013
For many students it is difficult to use the verbs wait, hope and expect correctly in English. This is because in Spanish they are the same verb: esperar. This month in Using English we look at how to distinguish between these verbs and we also study the similar expression "to look forward to". Learn all about this topic and do the practice activity. We give you updates, tips and mini-classes at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday so don't forget to check us out.
22 Enero 2013
Eating a warm bowl of soup is the perfect antidote to the cold winter weather. Soups can be simple but healthy and can be made with a few or many ingredients. You can follow a complicated recipe for a delicate consomme or just throw some ingredients into the pot and know that when the process is finished you will have something tasty and nutritious to eat. In this month's Food & Drink we share two classic English soup recipes and one typical Spanish one. They will make your mouth water. Join us for more tips and news at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where almost 500 fans are following us now.
18 Enero 2013
Our cover star Hugh Jackman has just won a Golden Globe for his performance as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. As he prepares to inhabit the skin of Wolverine again, in At Large this Australian actor tells us about how he combines being one of the world's most sought after film stars with being a father and a husband. He keeps his feet on the ground as his career soars new heights. Maybe our latest cover star will soon be taking home an Oscar! Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for all the latest news.
15 Enero 2013
There are many addictions which can damage us...from drink and drugs to gambling and sex. This month in Psychology, we look at a more recent addiction to the list of addictions. Some people live for information and are constantly seeking out updates...on their smartphones, online, constantly checking their Facebook or Twitter pages to see what is happening. Can you believe that by 2020 there will only be digital media and we will all be addicted to information? Whether you are addicted or not, please feel free to join us every day at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we will be happy to keep you updated with news, tips and activities.
11 Enero 2013
Although she is only young, Ke$ha has an air of someone who has lived a thousand lives. She is in equal parts rock chick, diva, artist and rebel. But she is not just another blonde challenger for the title of queen of pop. She has collaborated with rappers like Flo Rida and has written top-selling hits for singers such as Britney Spears. her breakout hit was Tik Tok and hee new album is called Warrior on which she collaborated with Iggy Pop no less. Read all about her rise to fame in Music & Lyrics. We are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday. Don't forget to Like us!
07 Enero 2013
In our English on the Street section this month we talk family. Learn all the differennt family names, but also practise some typical expressions we use in English. Are you a family man? What do we mean by family values? is anyone in your clan the black sheep of the family? All this an more is discussed in the article. In Using English we explain how to differentiate between the verbs wait, hope, expect and look forward to which are often confusing for Spanish students. Now there is no need to mix up these verbs! We are with you every day at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday and we look forward to the pleasure of your company.
04 Enero 2013
She has an authentic Columbian sense of humour, which is why she doesn't mind the jokes in her Emmy Award winnind series Modern Family. Sofía Vergara is one of the hottest stars on the TV planet right now and it surely won't be long before she makes the leap to the big screen. In the meantime, catch up with her in Interview as she tells us how she reacted when TV fame kicked in. She is an avid social networker so don't forget to follow her on Twitter. We will be delighted to see you at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we keep you updated on all things English.
01 Enero 2013
Welcome to 2013! Let's hope it is a great year. As usual we are delighted to offer you a pot pourri of all things English and January is no exception. We meet Australian actor Hugh Jackman who leads an all star cast in Les Miserables, check in with the USA series Elementary and chat to Sofía Vergara of Modern Family. All your favourite sections are back, from Travel to Technology and Food to Fun Zone. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for daily tips, updates and new trends. Check back to the website on a regular basis for special previews.
28 Diciembre 2012
The benefits of chocolate are well known...so even if you have been overindulging during the Christmas holidays, don't worry. Chocolate is rich in flavonoids which have anti-aging properties due to the antioxidant they contain. It improves our cognitive ability and keeps blood pressure in check. So don't feel guilty this Christmas. Eat chocolate, feel good! It's a scientific fact that chocolate stimulates endorphins. We look forward to seeing you at our Facebook page. Just click Like at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday and we will keep you up to date with all things English in 2013.
24 Diciembre 2012
Since he became a star in Good Will Hunting, which he co-wrote with good friend Matt Damon, Ben Affleck is a regular feature on our cinema screens. He was also a frequent face in the gossip columns too, especially when he was going out with Jennifer Lopez. This year he directed his third full length feature film, political thriller Argo in which he also starred.It opened to rave reviews and is nominated for best film and best director at the Golden Globes. That could mean Oscar nominations are just around the corner. Find out all about our cover star in this month's At Large. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, news and fun. A world of English is just a Like away!
21 Diciembre 2012
Deschanel is a name that crops up in various US TV series. Emily Deschanel is the lead actress in popular procedural series Bones and her sister Zooey is now on the rise with the popular sitcom New Girl, which can be seen on cable via Fox and also on FDF. She tells us about her character and how being the lead in a top rated show has taken over her life...all in a good way of course. She is also a singer-songwriter. Is there no end to her talents? Find out all about here in Interview. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, news and updates.
17 Diciembre 2012
One way to try to beat the crisis is to set up your own business. In our section dedicated to Business English, this month we look at some of the world's most famous entrepreneurs and explain the common words and definitiones to boost your vocabulary. Being an entrepreneur means setting up a business which brings new products and processes to the market. As usual, there is a practice activity to help you assimilate what you learn in the article. Join us every day at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for updates, tips and news.
14 Diciembre 2012
Of all the traditional food that we eat in the UK at Christmas, the seasonal desserts are the most delicious and the most calorific. But, what the heck! Christmas comes but once a year and we can join the gymnasium and lose the extra kilos in January. That is why this month we celebrate the rich sweets that the family love to eat at Christmas, both in the UK, from Christmas Pudding which is king of the festive desserts, whether topped with cream or white brandy sauce, to candy canes which are a sugary treat in the USA. Enjoy these recipes or look for international foodstores where you can buy some of these puddings ready made. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, news and fun in English.
10 Diciembre 2012
Chris Martin and his band have been one of the hottest groups on the planet for more than a decade now. Mylo Xytolo, their last studio album was a big hit and sold more copies than any other disc in the UK. If you missed the opportunity to see Coldplay live in concert on their last tour, don't worry. Their latest album Live will keep you happy. Not only are they talented musicians, but they also support various social and political causes and continue to give ten percent of their profits to charity. Join us at www.facebook.com/englishtoday where we keep you up to date with tips, news and activities.
06 Diciembre 2012
Nothing fascinates the viewing public more than the chance to see a film star playing the role of another star...be it of screen, music, politics or even taking the role of royalty. Remember Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II? In our celebrity corner we look at this phenomenon while revealing some of the performances due on our screens in the coming months. Look out for Anthony Hopkins in the title role of Hitchcock, with Scarlett Johansson playing actress Janet Leigh. Naomi Watts, fresh from the massive success of The Impossible, takes on the role of Princess Diana in Diana while Nicole Kidman enters the skin of another princess in Grace of Monaco. Get your popcorn ready! Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for more celebrity news, tips and activities.
03 Diciembre 2012
December means only one thing...Christmas! But before we get completely carried away with all the preparations, here is a taste of what English Today has to offer in December. Of course we look at traditional Christmas food, and we also use the festive season to review the passive voice. If you are a budding entrepreneur, check out Business English. If the cold weather is getting you down, our Travel section will inspire you to start planning a visit to the Mediterranean Sea. All this and an in-depth chat with Ben Affleck about Argo, his most recent film released here in Spain which he also directed. Join us this month and every month at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we will keep you up to date with all things English.
27 Noviembre 2012
Collocation is two or more words that often go together. These combinations just sound "right" to native English speakers, who use them all the time. On the other hand, other combinations may be unnatural and just sound "wrong". For example, we say "fast food" but not "quick food" but we say " quick coffee" and not "a fast coffee". This month we look at some useful collocations in a Business English context. Make it your first port of call if you need to improve your vocabulary. We hope to see you at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we keep you updated with news, tips and activities.
23 Noviembre 2012
Scientists say that not sleeping enough before an exam may lead to failure. All of us who have spent long nights drinking coffee and studying might have suspected this, but now a survey has proved that there is truth to this rumour. lack of sleep causes mental blocks and memory lapses. Only the information we have learned correctly will be remembered in the exam. The knowledge that we think we have learned as we try to force it into our brain during the night before an exam often does not emerge. Learn more about this in Health and Science in our News section. If you want more news, games and activities join us at www.facebbook.com/EnglishToday where we look forward to your feedback.
20 Noviembre 2012
Seattle's petite downtown area and many attractions make it possible to pack a week's experience into a weekend. Grab a latte and start at the world-famous Pike Place Market. Watch the fish fly and then head to the Space Needle for a dramatic view of the city and its surrounding waters. Return to earth and jump aboard a moonlit dinner cruise to Blake Island or canoe through the arbouretum. However, we feel that this city, located in a priviledged enclave facing the Pacific Ocean is worth a longer look. Learn all about its varied offer in November's Travel section. If you haven't joined us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday, then today is your opportunity!
15 Noviembre 2012
As well as all the new movie releases in our Cinema section, we always go back in time and examine a classic film. This month we look at La Dolce Vita, the classic Federico Fellini film starring Marcello Mastroianni as disillusioned playboy journalist spending a week in Rome. The most famous scene is when Anita Ekberg takes a bath fully clothed in the Trevi Fountain. The film won lots of prizes including the Palm d'Or in the 1960 Cannes Film Festival. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we update you regularly on all things English.
12 Noviembre 2012
Nobody likes loud noises, but did you know that it is a medically recognised disorder called hyperacusis. If the sound of a barking dog or the constant chatter of people in a bar gets you frantic, maybe you suffer from this or other problems which can make life a nightmare. In our Psychology section we look at the root of the problem, and also and more importantly, how it can be controlled. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for news, tips, activities and much more evry week.
09 Noviembre 2012
Sometimes we need a gentle reminder about how things should be done. Which is why in our English on the Street section we leave the slang behind this month and look at some of the common mistakes it is easy to make in English. So check out the article and refresh your English. Don't forget to join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for updates, tips and fun activities.
05 Noviembre 2012
Here in Spain La Voz is a massive success, just like it has been in the USA where one of the coaches of The Voice's panel of mentors is Christina Aguilera. She originated with Britney and Justin in The Mickey Mouse Club and has been one of the top selling artists of the last decade. Now she is back with a new album, Lotus which gives us the perfect opportunity to examine her success and sing along with her breakout hit single Genie in a Bottle. She says, "I would not be the person I am today if it wasn't for the most difficult moments and the most difficult times in my life." Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, news and activities.
02 Noviembre 2012
They symbolise fertility and new life, and they are a tasty, versatile and adaptable ingredient in any kitchen. This month in Food & Drink we salute the egg...but not just chicken eggs. Oh no! There are duck, quail and ostrich eggs and caviar and roe too. They contain essential amino acids and vitamins and iron and calcium too. Our recipes include classic brunch dish Eggs Benedict. Join us for more tips, ideas, news and activities at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we keep you up to date with the world of English learning
29 Octubre 2012
Here's a quick look at what November's magazine has in store for you. The eagerly awaited third film with Daniel Craig at 007 Skyfall is released and our cover star is new Bond girl, Berenice Marlohe. We travel to Seattle, the Emerald City of the USA, famed for its modern skyline, the city is surrounded by lush green forests. This month we we look at collocations, the future perfect, and how to avoid making basic mistakes in our language sections while our music star is Christina Aguilera. All this and more awaits you this month.Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, activities and news.
25 Octubre 2012
...with the sound of music...We all know the words to this famous song from the multi-Oscar winning musical film The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, inspired by the memoir of Maria von Trapp. Now the classic Broadway theatre production is in Madrid. A love story for all ages, set agains the rise of Nazi germany, you will leave the theatre singing all the famous songs such as Climb Ev'ry Mountain, My Favourite Things and The Lonely Goatherd. Catch it now and until 2nd December at Arteria Teatro Coliseum. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for quizzes, tips and news.
22 Octubre 2012
She's an actress, a singer and the face of various advertising campaigns. Her life may seem like a fairy tale but things have not always been easy. She was born to a mother serving time in prison for drug trafficking offences, was raised by her grandmother in Florida and then was moved to New York by her mother in search of fame. Small TV roles followed until her big break came as Blair Waldorf, a snobbish overachiever in the hit series Gossip Girl. She became a hot name to watch and was never out of the magazines for her sense of style and her private life. Movie roles have followed along with a foray into music, hit singles and tours. Learn all about her in October's At Large. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday. A world of English is only a "Like" away.
17 Octubre 2012
He says that he didn't have a career before Mad Men but since his success as the character Don Draper, John Hamm has become one of television's most elegant yet sexy stars. It has given him the opportunity to travel the world promoting the show even though it means he smokes a lot of cigarettes when filming. Fame has not gone to his head as we find out in our Interview in October. Have you joined our ever growing band of Anglophiles at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday? No? Well, what are you waiting for? A world of English is just a"Like" away!
12 Octubre 2012
This October in English on the Street, we look at the vocabulary and expressions we use when talking about food and the many ways in which we prepare it. We start with food preparation, then examine ways to ccok food and finish with some useful common expressions we use when describing food. Don't forget that each month we also tempt your tastebuds with amazing recipes in our Food & Drink section. This month we give you tips on the best rice dishes from around the world. Keep your English in shape at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday with advice, exercises and news every week.
09 Octubre 2012
Can you tell us what the name of the best English language magazine is? Well it's English Today, of course! Our first sentence is an indirect question. But, what are they? In our Business section this October we will reveal everything. Using indirect language is one of the ways to get what you want in English. This is extremely important when using English in a business context. Formal language is a must! Learn all about the correct structures to use and how to change the word order when using indirect questions. Then do the practice activity and check what you have learned. You will find all sorts of tips at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday so don't forget to check in every day.
04 Octubre 2012
Some people blush and stutter. They trip over their words and even fall over! What is their problem? Well, they simply do not know how to flirt. They feel shy and awkward when trying to communicate with someone who they find sexually attractive. In our Psychology section this month we examine why some people suffer from this block to their communication skills and more importantly, how they can overcome their nerves and fears. To learn how to enjoy the fun that can be had from flirting with people, make this article you first port of call. Don't forget to join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, news and fun activities.
01 Octubre 2012
In this month's Travel section we visit one of the world's most magnificent sights. Millions of tourists pass by here each year to contemplate Niagara Falls, one of our most spectacular waterfalls. But what many people don't know is that this pensinsula in the Canadian region of Ontario is also populated by outstanding wineries. During February weekends you can celebrate days of Wine and Chocolate, the new wine harvest coincides with the Niagara New Vintage Festival in June but in fact a toast with a good glass of wine is guaranteed all year long. Cheers to Niagara Falls! Join us for news, tips and much more at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday
28 Septiembre 2012
OMG! (Oh my God!)...October is almost here and English Today has Green Day back with three new albums, child TV stars on the comeback trail and hot gossip with Leighton Meester, star of Gossip Girl who revelas many new aspects of her career and personal life. Learn how to flirt In Psychology and feel the power of Niagara Falls in Travel. All the latest film releases are included and we learn how to make adjectives work harder for us in Using English. All this and more in your favourite sections make the October edition of English Today the first stop for all those of you who want to keep your English in shape. And there is no need to miss us too much. We are with you every day at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday. Just click on 'Like' and join our gang!
24 Septiembre 2012
He presents, he interviews, he directs and he makes us laugh. Pablo Motos has been working in the TV medium for some time. He and his wife were scriptwriters for La Noche con Fuentes, and he didn't think twice when the opportunity came to present his own show, El Hormiguero on Antena 3. But who would imagine that sharing screentime with two puppet ants would make him one of the most popular stars of Spanish TV in the type of show made popular in the USA by superstars such as David Letterman and Jay Leno? He tells us all about his attitude to fame and how Will Smith has been the most ego free Hollywood star on his show in Interview. If you click 'Like' at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday you will discover a world of English tips, news and activities at your fingertips.
20 Septiembre 2012
Study the passive voice and power up your Business English in this month's magazine. We look at the passive voice and how it is formed in our Business section. Then follow up the article by completing the exercise. If you still want more, keep reading. Using English examines phrasal verbs, the key to good English, while English on the Street compares the similarities and differences between British and American English. Our three pedagogical articles are an entertaining way to boost your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. Signing up to the magazine gives you access to hundreds of activities to help you learn. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, reviews of latest apps and much more.
18 Septiembre 2012
It's not just McDonalds, Burger King and KFC which are the biggest franchises! Law and Order and CSI prove that when it comes to procedural television dramas, the audience always wants more. But now, in order to keep the audience interested, US networks have realised that separate storylines each week will only satisfy viewers so much, and so they have started to develop their 'products' beyond just procedural drama. Human drama with ongoing threads are now emerging as seen in series such as The Good Wife and Fringe. Single thread storylines which last one episode still prevail, but there are story arcs which begin in episode one of the season and may or may not be resolved by the end of the series. This hopefully ensures the viewers will stay tuned! We hope you tune in to www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, activities, songs and much more.
14 Septiembre 2012
Crime and double crossing hitmen are the themes of Killling Them Softly, the latest Brad Pitt release which hits Spanish screens on 21st September. Based on the hit novel Cogan's Trade, the film received a warm reception at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and has familiar faces such as Ray Liotta, Sam Shepard and The Sopranos star James Gandolfini, making it the mafia thriller of the year. Each month in Cinema we bring you the latest releases and the history of a classic film from the past. This month we look at A Streetcar Named Desire, with Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh. If you need a daily dose of English, join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, technological updates and much more.
11 Septiembre 2012
The alarm sounds and the moment you dread has arrived. It's time to get up and face the day. Waking up is hell for some people. They look and feel terrible. Everything is a problem. You cannot say "Hello" in case they bite your head off! Why do some people find getting up in the morning so traumatic? What causes their morning bad temper? If you recognise the symptoms and want to find out the keys to waking up in a good mood, Psychology is the first article you should read in Saptember's English Today. If you want something to put a smile on your face in the morning, join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, songs, exercises and news...all you have to do is "like" us! Go on...you know you'll feel better, whatever the time of day!
07 Septiembre 2012
Jungles, massive parties and an unrivalled exotic seabed are just some of the unmissable attractions that the Gulf of Thailand has to offer travellers. This tropical paradise located in Southeast Asia white sandy beaches, Full Moon parties with world class DJs, and amazing experiences on its seabed as you scubadive amongst coral reefs and whale sharks. Whether you want a boutique hotel or a hostel, these islands are place where all your five senses will be more than satisfied. read all about it in September's Travel section and look out for tips, news and updats at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday with new contents available each week.
04 Septiembre 2012
Summer is a time for relaxing...less time spent in the gymnasium, more time spent eating out in restaurants, in general having a good time means a break from the routine. But in September as we go back to work and try to get back into shape, many people often decide that this is a good time to do a detox to get rid of the excess of toxins our bodies have built up during the summer months. A detox diet will help improve skin, energy levels and mood. Stop eating refined sugars, sweeteners, mass produces pastries (all pastries if possible!) and in general all foods which are pre-prepared. Increase your intake of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole-wheat cereals, seeds, algae and freshly pressed oils in order to get your body back into tip top shape. read more about this topic in Trends. To get your English back into the groove, join www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, news and all things English.
31 Agosto 2012
He started in the Mickey Mouse Club on US TV but now he is Hollywood's newest leading man. Lately we have seen him in comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, action thriller Drive and political drama The Ides of March. Along the way he has picked up Oscar and Golden Globe nominations and seventeen awards at worldwide film festivals and it is surely only a matter of time before he has to make space on his shelves for a Best Actor Oscar. You can learn all about his career, his music and why people think he should be named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in September's At Large. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for daily tips, links and news about language development.
27 Agosto 2012
A wise man once said, "Travel broadens the mind" and he was right. This is why English Today brings you a new destination every month to whet your appetite for new experiences and cultures. And as many people are feeling blue as the summer holiday period comes to an end, what better way to cheer ourselves up than by planning our next trip. So whether you like relaxing on the beach, breathing the fresh air of the mountains,or discovering the hidden treasures of the world's most famous cities, our Travel section will inspire you to save your hard earned money for a new trip. So beat the post holiday blues and improve your English at the same time. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday and keep up to date with music, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Check for updates every day!
24 Agosto 2012
Sorbet is a frozen dessert that you can make from water sweetened with fruit juice. When you are making sorbet, you can use fresh fruit or juice bought in the supermarket. Prepare the sweetened water by mixing one cup of water with two cups of sugar in a two quart saucepan. Bring this mixture to a boil on the stove making sure that all the sugar crystals disintegrate in the water. When the water is clear, remove it from the heat to cool. Add two cups of the fruit juice you want for the flavour of the sorbet with the sweetened water. Stir regularly until ice crystals disappear. More yummy recipes in Food & Drink each month. Check out www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for news and advice every week.
21 Agosto 2012
In our News section each month you can count on us to keep you informed about lots of different things. In the summer edition we tell you how dinosaurs used to produce gas which warmed up the earth! Also we look at how a tiny drop of blood can reveal the sex of a baby much earlier than traditional tests. We also look at which celebrities are developing a parallel career in wine production. And to keep your teeth nice and healthy, make sure you check out the report on how popular energy drinks can damage not just our teeth but our hearts too. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, news and much more every week.
17 Agosto 2012
As we enjoy (or endure?) one of the hottest summers in recent years in Spain, some people are still packing their suitcases to escape from the heat to visit other countries. Often, English is the language that travellers need to use in order to survive on the streets of their chosen destination. This summer's July-August issue takes the opportunity to revise direct and indirect questions so that you can find your way around the monumets, museums and markets of London, New York, Berlin...or wherever you are. Study question forms in Using English and ask all the questions you need. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for language tips, news and fun each and every week.
14 Agosto 2012
So the Olympic Games London 2012 have come to an end after one of the most exciting and action packed sporting events of recent years. Social Media seems to have made the sporting heroes more available to the public. Don't forget that in our summer issue we tell you all about the history of the Games. Even though they are over, there is still plenty of sporting language to remember and practise so don't forget to read the articles many times to help you assimilate the vocabulary. Next stop the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2012! Keep your English burning bright just like the Olympic flame by joining us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where you will find grammar tips, news and fun postings each and every week.
09 Agosto 2012
We thought we would be able to see The Cranberries live in Barcelona and Madrid in July. Unfortunately these concerts were postponed. The good news is that the tickets are on sale for the rescheduled concerts. In Barcelona we can see the group at Sant Jordi Club on October 4th and the following night at Palacio Vistalegre in Madrid. This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to all the hits of this much loved Irish group as well as discover new songs from the most recently relesaed CD Roses, released earlier this year. Each month in English Today we tell you all about a popular group or solo artist and include the lyrics to a well known song in our Music section. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for new vocabulary, grammar, news and tips.
01 Agosto 2012
While The Dark Knight Rises has been the undisputed worldwide box office champion, a new challenger is about to hit Spanish screens. Prometheus is released across Spain this Friday and expect long queues to get tickets for this much anticipated return to the science fiction genre from Alien director Ridley Scott. With a top class cast including Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron, expect amazing special effects and nail biting alien encounters as a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Read all about the latest films in English Today and join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, news and learning techniques.
27 Julio 2012
Jordi Évole became famous as el Follonero on TV with Buenafuente but then became a star in his own right, directing and presenting the programme Salvados.he tells us what he thinks is the secret of his success and also explains why he is addicted to Twitter and how the audience's tweets help him and the show's producers make the programme even more relevant. There is more to this presenter than meets the eye, as we are sure you will enjoy discovering in our Interview section. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for more tips, news and advice.
23 Julio 2012
He was just a boy when he became a superstar. Now he is 18 and manhood approaches, as is reflected in his new album Believe. This month's Music & Lyrics section is dedicated to Justin Bieber, the Canadian popstar that has the girls and the media going crazy. Now you can learn all about him and sing along with his breakout hit song Baby. We have the lyrics for you. This looks like one teen star who will successfully break into movies and TV after his successful guest appearance on CSI. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for more tips, news and advice.
19 Julio 2012
Most big events these days have official sponsors and The London Olympic Games are no different. But what exactly is sponsorship and how can a company make sponsoring an event work in order to increase its profile and its profits. In this summer's Business English section we tell you all about the world of sponsorship deals while powering up your business vocabulary. Once you have read the article, practise what you have learned in the activity. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for more tips, news and advice.
16 Julio 2012
This summer sees the eyes of the world turn to London where the 2012 London Olympic Games are being held. The world's best athletes from over 200 countries are competing for medals in 302 events in 26 sports. We dedicate our At Large section to the history of the Olympics and we help you talk about the Games and practise idioms with win and lose in English on the Street. So there is plenty of international sporting action to keep your English in shape this summer. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for more tips, news and advice.
12 Julio 2012
There is an old joke in English. "I like children, but I couldn't eat a whole one!" But what if you really don't like children very much? Does it make you some kind of social freak? I this month's Psychology section we examine why some people have conflicted feelings about children, even those in there own family. We also discover what advice the experts give in order to help overcome these feelings. As you release your inner child you may be surprised to see these emotions fade away. With real life case studies, this is a fascination section of our magazine. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for more tips, news and advice.
09 Julio 2012
In this month's Food & Drink section your mouth will water as you learn how to make delicious ice creams and sorbets to keep you cool in the host summer months of July and August. And as many of our recipes contain lots of fresh fruit, you can guarantee to give your body the vitamin boost that it needs. Your friends will all be impressed by your culinary skills, and you may never need to buy ice cream or sorbet in the supermarket again. It's that easy! Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for more tips, news and advice.
05 Julio 2012
Edinburgh is one of the UK's most popular holiday destinations. It has everything for travellers who love culture, architecture, history and fun. The city is full of museums, famous places such as The Royal Mile and Arthur's Seat and has a great cultural offer with film comedy and theatre festivals galore. In this month's Travel section we also look at the popular ghost tours that you can go on. Not for those who are easily scared. But afterwards you can always calm your nerves with a glass of whiskey! Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for more tips, news and advice.
02 Julio 2012
Vegetarian food is still not as popularin Spain as in other countries. Meat is perhaps the most important ingredient in Spanish gastronomy. In Anglo-Saxon countries, vegetarianism is far more widespread. Meat-Free Mondays is the project of Paul McCartney and his
daughters Mary and Stella McCartney. Their objective is to convince people to
give up meat for just one day each week. By doing this, you will save money, reduce your environmental impact and live a healthier life. Is not a bad idea, is it? Visit
www.meatfreemondays.com and see if you can live without meat for a day! Join us
at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for more tips, news and advice.
27 Junio 2012
She was a successful model turned actress. She was making a name for herself in Hollywood when...BOOM! Global success and fans from all four corners of the globe were her rewards for being one of the stars of the hugely successful TV series ´Desperate Housewives´. Now the series is over and she is looking forward to a different pace of life, with more free time. However, this Latin beauty will not be away from the public eye for long and has several new and exciting projects in the works. In the meantime, she tells us what starring in the series has meant for her and also what she is going to miss about working on the show with the whole DH team!
22 Junio 2012
Advertising is everywhere. Almost any place or space you can imagine is used to advertise products and services. This month we take a closer look at how advertising works in our Business section. So whether your company uses newspapers and magazines, or banners on social networks such as Facebook, this article with boost your vocabulary so that you know exactly how to advertise and sell your product to its target market. In the tempestuous economic climate, you have to make sure that you sell, sell, sell! Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for more news, tips and updates.
18 Junio 2012
In English we have many slang words and expressions connected with dating and going out with someone. As the temperatures rise, let's get a little sexy and talk about the English that
describes meeting a sexual partner. In this month's English on the Street of the most commonly used expressions in British English to help you talk about love, sex, and all the different stages of being in a relationship, from the first date, to falling in love, to ending a relationship. Hopefully this summer you will practise some pillow talk in English! Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for more news, tips and updates.
15 Junio 2012
Geneva may not be top of your list of holiday destinations but it has a lot to offer tourists looking to get away from the more famous European capitals and well known cities. It is the second most populous city of Switzerland, it has a very high standard of living, and as well as its political and economic importance, it offers sleek boulevards, shady terraces and elegant façades to make it well worth a visit. In has over 1,000 restaurants, so it is the undisputed capital of cuisine in Switzerland. It is also a place with a distinctly international appeal, with many nationalities represented amongst its population. The history of the city is closely related to that of the foreign communities which have made their home there. One place that must be visited is of course Lake Geneva and it is also close th the Alps. More about geneva in the Travel section of June's magazine and more tips and updates at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday.
12 Junio 2012
Born and raised in New York, singer-songwriter Elizabeth Woolridge came to fame after changing her performing name from Lizzy Grant to Lana del Rey and releasing the video of her song 'Video Games' on the Internet. The song went viral and when it was finally officially released it became a massive worldwide hit. Since then she has put out her album 'Born to die', performed on the legendary TV show 'Saturday Night Live' in the USA and generally become one of those pop stars people either love or hate. What cannot be denied is her unique talent. She possesses a contralto voice and mixes different genres of music such as rap and jazz to make her an upcoming star to watch. learn about her in our Music and Lyrics section in June. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, updates and fun.
09 Junio 2012
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl. The film is directed by Wes Anderson. Enjoy allthe cinema news you need each month. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for more news, tips and updates.
05 Junio 2012
We all know that times are hard and the economic crisis shows no sign of slowing down. But even in the good times, there are people who have problems with money. This month in our Psychology section we examine the reasons why some people never seem to have any money in their purse or their pocket. We look at why this fear of carrying money existes and examine how it affects people's lives. You may be surprised at some of the reasons psychologists give for this type of behaviour, and you may also recognise this trait in yourself. If you do, maybe the solution lies in the advice in the article. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for news, tips and lots more.
01 Junio 2012
Most people love a cocktail! They can be sophisticated and elegant, especially when made by a trained professional. But they are hard on the liver and on the pocket. A night drinking cocktails is not cheap and can leave you with a hangover. Why not forego an alcoholic cocktail and try a fruit based one instead. There are loads of ideas in our Food & Drink section, so whether you like them sweet or dry, zingy and sharp or creamy and smooth, drinking a fruit cocktail while soaking up the sun will keep you hydrated and fresh and full of life. And no headache the morning after! Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for news, tips and lots more.
28 Mayo 2012
Kristen Stewart dreamed of being a screenwriter or a film director, but fate has had a different destiny mapped out for her and now she is one of the world's hottest young actresses. She began making waves in Hollywood a few years ago in films such as The panic Room. Then stories about vampires suddently came into fashion. Life is sweet after her success as Bella in the Twilight films, which have set the box office alight all over the world. Now she is anything but sweet and demure as Snow White as she does battle with Charlize Theron as the evil queen in Snow White and the Huntsman. Find out all about this most engaging of young actresses. She is featured on our June cover. She has kept her feet on the ground even as she reaches for the stars! Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for news, tips and lots more.
22 Mayo 2012
This is the typical question that a doctor will ask when you go to the clinic because you have a problem or are feeling ill. This month in English on the Street we look at some common expressions you can use when you have to explain how you feel to the doctor. We also look at some of the most frequent symptoms that a patient can have and how the doctor will treat them. We hope you don't get ill when in an English speaking country, but if you do, this is the section for you. Now lie down on the couch, open your mouth and say, "aaagh" while we take your temperature.
17 Mayo 2012
It's hard being brought up in Hollywood with a famous actor for your father. Kiefer Sutherland, son of 70's icon Donald, was one of the Brat Pack in the late 1980's in films such as 'Flatliner' and 'The Lost Boys'. He almost married Julia Roberts. But it was much later when he moved to the small screen on the groundbreaking series '24' that he really hit his stride and became a media sensation. When the series ended, many people thought he would avoid TV for a while, but he couldn't resist the chance to star in the supernatural thriller 'Touch' which has been a hit with the public and has already been renewed for a second season. Kiefer produces the series too, and he tells us all about the process in the May issue of English Today. For more tips join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday where we keep you up to date with the world in English
14 Mayo 2012
While Madonna and Lady Gaga fight for media coverage, eclipsing any musical merits either may have, the world is looking to a new Queen! Adele is a new type of pop superstar; naturally attractive yest not classically beautiful, shapely without being skinny and manufactured, with a voice that needs no electronic hi-junx in the studio to make it sound strong and emotive, this London girl is the real deal. She writes from the heart about the highs and lows of her love affairs...mainly lows up until now it has to be said thougn recent reports indicate that she is happy with a new man in her life. We are not complaining as long as she keeps sharing her voice and her talent with us. Keep it real girl! Adele we salute you in this month's magazine. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, updates and news. Subrscribe to the magazine for access to a wealth of interactive activities.
11 Mayo 2012
When the sun is shining and you can't keep cool, it's great to go to an air-conditioned cinema to escape the heat. Hollywood knows this and saves some of its biggest, most commercial films for the summer months. So even though there are plenty of serious films for the movie buffs amongst you, there are also plenty of fun and action-packed films to tempt you to your local multiscreen cinema for two hours of mindless enjoyment. We recommend the special effects craziness of Dark Shadows, a horror comedy based on a popular gothic TV soap opera from the late 1960's starring Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer, Men in Black III with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones and of course American Pie: The Reunion...the cast are older but still as whacky! Fun is assured this summer at your local cinema and English Today will keep you up to date. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, news and updates!
08 Mayo 2012
Making mistakes is a natural part of life. However, if making them makes you frustrated and nervous, this is can become a problem. Some people hate to see mistakes in written texts. They judge the person who has made the mistake, they become intolerant and critical. If you feel this way, our Psychology section this month will explain some of the reasons you feel this way with real case studies. There are also tips on how to become more tolerant and not make something like this a big problem. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, news and fun!
04 Mayo 2012
Breathe in and fill your lungs with the fresh mountain air of Slovenia, a tiny (compared to other countries) green paradise that offers beaches, lakes and plains...something to suit all those travellers who prefer to spend their time relaxing rather than pounding the city streets. that being said, we mustn't forget to mention Ljubljana. The capital of Slovenia is a good starting point to enjoy the country's essence. Before entering rural Slovenia, it is almost obligatory to wander around Ljubljana's cobbled streets, walk by the Ljubljanica River and visit the city's baroque and art nouveau buildings. The architecture is reminiscent of Prague, but Ljubljana is much smaller, with considerably less tourists strolling around. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for tips, news and fun!
01 Mayo 2012
May is upon us and the new magazine is on its way to your house. If you haven't signed up for the magazine, you can do so on this website or via our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday. What have we got in store for you this month? Well we have Adele, who has won millions of fans all around the world with her songs of heartbreak and regret. We have Kiefer Sutherland, fresh from the success of 24 annd now winning more viewers in Touch. Madeleine Stowe is back again after taking a break from our screens in the glamorous soap opera Revenge, and we are also looking at The app Revolution...more and more people spend their time hooked on their smartphones! All this and more in the May edition of English Today, the best way to get your English in Shape.
26 Abril 2012
As we say in English, "bread is the staff of life"...it is the food that we eat at breakfast when we have toast with butter and marmalade and jam and at lunch and dinner to accompany our meal. Bread is a tasty and wholesome ingredient in many dishes. What better way to satisfy your hunger pangs than by making a delicious nutritious sandwich with your filling of choice between two slices of bread. Whether you like it white or wholemeal, crusty or soft, with butter or 'con tomate'...as a snack or as your main ingredient, bread is simply fantastic! We hope you enjoy our Food and Drink section in June as we pay tribute to the food that everyone loves! Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for updates, news, songs and tips.
23 Abril 2012
Only Sweden and Finland have more woodland in Europe. A green cloak covers the perimeter of Ljubljana and extends majestically in all directions. Closer in spirit to Austria than it is to its Balkan neighbours, this former Yugoslav country covers an area of just 20,000 square kilometres,
almost the equivalent of Valencia. Slovenia provides travellers with relaxing atmospheres, beautiful views and a simple and delicate blend of culture and green spaces, especially in the northern part of the country. To learn more about this excellent country, read Travel in the June edition of English Today. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday.
19 Abril 2012
Many readers write to us about their progress while studying English. One thing that they often mention is that they need to widen their basic everyday English. With this in mind, in Using English for April we give you are some ideas to help you use a more varied language, particularly when meeting people. After all, we don't always want to say, "Hello. How are you?" Enrich your basic English with some new and useful everyday expressions.
16 Abril 2012
Obviously, there are pros and cons to starting up or working in a family business. All businesses face challenges and certain difficulties and have strengths and weaknesses. Family-owned businesses are no different, although some of the issues that must be addressed are particular to the family nature of the enterprise. This month, in Business English we take a look at what it takes to set up and run a family business while practising all the vocabulary that you need to know!
12 Abril 2012
Learning a language is always full of challenges. One of the most frustrating ones is
when you are not sure which word to use in a certain context. This is often the
cases for conjunctions such as because, as and since. After reading the Using
English section in April's magazine you will know how to use these words with confidence!
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09 Abril 2012
"Damn! I'm going to be late!" How many times have you said this, or something similar
to yourself? But is it normal and natural to talk you yourself? Some people
feel uncomfortable with this habit and think that talking out loud to
themselves is a signal that something is wrong with them. If you want to learn
more about this situation and how to control the urge to talk out loud, then take
note of the advice in the Psychology section in April. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for more tips and news bulletins.
06 Abril 2012
When a country is as immense as China, it is hard to decide which route
to take. However for travellers looking for more than just tourist magnets and
big cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, there are unknown places in the Asian Giant
that concentrate the essence of tradition. Lijiang, the capital of the ancestral
Naxi ethnic group, is one of those destinations. An oasis between the
Chinese and the Tibetan worlds, it is located in the foothills of Tibet, in
the south-eastern province of Yunna and because of its labyrinth of waterways
it is known as the oriental Venice. Learn more things about this enchanting
place in Travel.
02 Abril 2012
Bigger than Beyoncé, brasher than Madonna, Rihanna is the girl from Barbados who despite being only in her mid-20s has taken the world's music charts by storm. Combining pop, dance and rap she has a broad appeal...girls want to dress like her and boys want to ask her out...but they are too scared! She's the youngest ever solo artist to have over 10 number 1 singles in America's Billboard chart and is already one of the top selling artists in the world. We tell her story in April's Music section. You can also enjoy learning the lyrics of her breakout hit 'Umbrella'...this good girl gone bad is here to stay.
29 Marzo 2012
Whenever there is a problem in a British household, you can guarantee that someone will say, "Let's have a cup of tea." Tea is the national drink, to be enjoyed at any time of the day, with milk, lemon or on its own. Now of course there are herbal teas, fruit teas, iced teas, green, white and red teas. Tea in all its different incarnations has never been so popular and its benefits to our health are well documented. So it is time to pay tribute to a great British tradition which is now available in all four corners of the world. Put the kettle on, make a nice refreshing cup of tea, grab the latest edition of English Today and spend a relaxing few minutes with your favourite magazine.
26 Marzo 2012
The world has always been fascinated by the Kennedy family, the closest that America has to royalty. A new TV miniseries aims to uncover the truth behind the myths and legends of this iconic clan. However, even getting the series made was fraught with drama. Now it is here for you to judge for yourself. Just who are the Kennedy's and why has tragedy followed them all throughout their history? Enjoy unravelling the mystery of American royalty in The Kennedy's on Cosmopolitan TV or on DVD. Learn all about the family and the controversies surrounding the making of the series in English Today in April. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday or daily news and language tips.
22 Marzo 2012
Language is always evolving and all English students must work hard to stay up to date. There are thousands of words to learn, but how can we possibly learn and remember them all? One good way is to focus on specific vocabulary groups. In our English on the Street section the theme this month is body language, meaning some of the many expressions that include parts of the body. English Today is head and shoulders above the competition when it come to helping you keep your English in shape. There are now over 160 activities on the website to help you improve your English. Subscribe here or on our Facebook page. Just click 'Like' at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday.
19 Marzo 2012
Are you happy at work? Do you feel challenged or exploited? Are you motivated or constantly dreaming of escaping the boredom of your professional life? These and more questions are asked and answered in our Business section as we examine what makes a job the right one for us. So whether you value stability and job security or you goal is to climb the ladder of success at work, don't miss the opportunity to learn all the vocabulary about job satisfaction in Business English. Join our ever growing group of Anglophiles, we are now over 200, by clicking 'Like' at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday.
15 Marzo 2012
Well we cannot answer such a difficult question, but all we know is that in the Music section of the March issue of English Today we pay homage to one of the most enigmatic creative forces in the world of modern music. From early international hits such as 'Creep' to download only, pay what you want releases such as 'In Rainbows' and 'The King of Limbs', Radiohead is a group which even without trying, creates mystery and expectation with every new piece of music. Check out the lyrics to 'Creep' in the magazine and then learn how the group's music has evolved over the last two decades. Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday.
12 Marzo 2012
The Imperial city of Vienna is a great choice for a city break in 2012. The city has always been a magnet for great thinkers, writers, and composers such as Freud, Mahler and Wagner. This year is extra-special as Vienna is celebrating the Year of Klimt, the Australian artist famous for inspiring the Viennese Art Nouveau movement. Many museums are showing a wide range of the artist's work, making a wander round the elegant streets of Vienna a visual delight. Don't forget to recharge your batteries in one of the city's cafes, where Freud and his friends could often be seen enjoying a lively debate over coffee and a cake. Click on 'Like' at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for access to lots of great activities and tips on how to improve your English.
09 Marzo 2012
Love them or hate them, unless you are 100% vegetarian, most people have probably eaten one. They may not be healthy but boy when you're hungry at that train station or airport and you haven't got much time, it's the meal that puts the fast in fast food. It is ready in just a minute and accompanied by fries and a cold drink it takes away those hunger pangs, at least for a short while. Yes folks, we're talking about the good old hamburger. Much maligned by nutritionists and loved by teenagers everywhere! Learn all about the history of the hamburger in our Food and Drink section. Don't forget to join our gang by clicking on 'Like' at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday.
05 Marzo 2012
Ed Hardy is a somewhat mysterious figure. Californian, born in 1945 and famous for being the ambassador of tattoo culture, his body art has become a part of the iconic imagery of the last few generations. Having branched out into perfumery,books and fashion, his intricate and mesemerising tattoos are like ancient fables written onto the skin. His celebrity worshippers include none other than Madonna, who a few years ago was often seen in his clothes and caps. Learn all about him and his art and marvel at how the body can become the canvas for strange and exciting visual stories in the March edition of English Today. Join our family of Anglophiles at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday. We are now over 200!
29 Febrero 2012
When you want to know something about somebody else's job, the company that they work for and the services and products they provide, make sure you know how to ask the right questions. In this month's Business English section, we look at the type of questiions you need to ask, and we also give you some tips on how to answer these questions. Using English in your day to day business transactions has never been easier! Join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday. Remember to click on "like"!
27 Febrero 2012
The Ladder of Escape is the name of a new Miró exhibition organized jointly by the Fundació Miró (Barcelona) and the Tate Modern (London). It focuses on Miró's political side, including many of the artist's key works, some of which reflect his passionate response to one of the most turbulent periods in European history, the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War. After Barcelona, the exhibition will travel to the National Gallery of Art in Washington (USA). This is definitely an exhibition to see before it closes on March 16th.
23 Febrero 2012
She's sharp-tongued and witty...and sexy too. In the popular sitcom Big Bang Theory, known in Spain as just Big Bang and shown on Neox, Kaley Cuoco drives the geeks to distraction with her flirtatious ways and her no-nonsense attitude. Kaley has years of experience in American TV despite her youth, and she tells us what life is like working on one of the world's most popular sitcoms and how being in the public eye affects her life.
20 Febrero 2012
Not only did Sex and the City become a worldwide TV (and movie) phenomena, it made sticky 'n' sweet, icing on the top cupcakes with cute candies and crazy coloured buttercream a hot accessory. Suddenly they were everywhere and everyone was eating them, especially in Magnolia's in Manhattan, which was used as a location in the series. Now, better late than never the craze is taking off in Spain. There are already several cool places to get a cupcake sugar rush in cities like Barcelona. Try walking past the window when these freshly baked and decorated treats are tempting you in to try and buy...Go on...be a devil!
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17 Febrero 2012
Are you one of those creatures of habit who knows just how important it is to get a good night's sleep? Or are you one of those people for whom going to bed is a trauma, and something that needs to be avoided until the very last minute? There are many reasons why people put off going to bed...work stress, feeling more alert and capable of doing things at night, always feeling that you have too many things to do and you must finish them before sleeping...all of these and more reasons are explored in our Psychology section. So...did you sleep well last night?
13 Febrero 2012
February 14th is upon us again. Don't be a cynic! We all secretly love to be loved, so spoil that special person in your life with a Valentine's gift...chocolates, champagne, a red rose, or maybe a romantic meal for two. And if you're still unattached, now is the time to make a move...send a Valentine's card to the one you admire...sign it if you feel confident enough to declare your love...or leave it unsigned if you're too shy to reveal your feelings. How they react when they receive it may tell you whether you have a chance. In the English on the Street section this month we tell a love story with the aid of some great love vocabulary and idioms. Happy Valentine's Day...you romantic devil!
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08 Febrero 2012
Just how hot is our girl B? First she was part of one of the world's most successful girl groups Destiny's Child, then she went solo and took the planet by storm. She even conquered the silver screen when Hollywood came calling with film scripts such as Dreamgirls. Now she is tackling the most important role of her life so far. Motherhood! We review her musical career while the new mum takes a sabbatical to enjoy precious time with her daughter with Jay-Z, called Ivy Blue Carter!
03 Febrero 2012
The land where East and West unite harbours one of the world's most beautiful nations: the hypnotic and fascinating Turkey. A country that has traditionally been a melting pot of cultures, a mosaic of colours, flavours and essences; an incomparable paradise where the past and the present meet for the joy of those who merge into its charms.
So begins our article in the februart Travel section of English Today. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn about this exhilarating country from the busy streets and chaos of istanbul to the endless sandy neaches of the Turquoise Coast. Turkey has something for everyone!
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28 Enero 2012
One thing that is always difficult for new students of English is the fact that English word order is very different from their native language. This is certainly the case for Spanish students. In order to help you we go back to basics, starting with:
subject + verb + complement (e.g object)
If you need to improve your basic English word order then enjoy our review in February's Using English, and you need never be confused again. We love English Today! This month we are also looking at the language of love as we celebrate St. Valentine's Day.
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23 Enero 2012
Do you ever wonder which is the best English to learn? Is it British or American? The answer is that both are correct. The main difference is usually vocabulary. In the UK people eat biscuits whilst in the USA people eat cookies. The British move up and down a building in a lift, whilst the Americans use an elevator. There are some slight changes in the grammar to but most people will agree that British and American English coexist quite happily. Learn more about the differences in Business English.
19 Enero 2012
It is incredible to think that British band The Cure were formed in 1976 as punk rock began to make its voice heard. Robert Smith and his band have always written about complex subjects even when their singles were reaching the top ten around the world, proving that to achieve mainstream success, a group doesn't have to lose its identity. We take a brief look at the band's history and give you a special insight into the lyrics of their hit song 'Just Like Heaven'. Let's hope that we don't have to wait too long for some new music from The Cure!
16 Enero 2012
The human being has many different phobias and fears, and in our monthly Psychology section we aim to tell you all about them and also advise on how to deal with these problems. Many people are afraid of driving. They have an irrational fear of being in an accident and are filled with a sense of panic. But every problem has a solution, so read the article in January's magazine.
12 Enero 2012
After the typical rush of family-oriented movies in December, now it's time to get back to some top quality films starring some of the world's best actors and actresses. Meryl Streen will surely be nominated yet again for a best actress Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady'. George Cloony is also receiving great reviews for his role as a father under pressure in 'The Descendants' while many people are waiting to see if 'Millenium: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig is better than the Swedish original released just after the book was published.
09 Enero 2012
Come with us to the banks of the River Charente and you will discover the Cognac Region of France, where some of the world's most finest brandies are made. With guided tours, tastings, museums and so much more to offer, this region is a hidden gem amongst France's finest treasures, and with direct flights to nearby Bordeaux, this is the romantic break you have been looking for. Read all about it in January's Food & Drink section. Don't forget to join us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday for daily news and tips about how to improve your English.
01 Enero 2012
English Today is on Facebook, and every week we offer advice, fun study tips, grammar points, songs and the latest in technology and learning techniques for all lovers of English. Join our group by clicking on "Like" and keep up to date with all our latest news. In January we plan some BIG surprises! In the meantime, here's hoping that 2012 is a year full of health, happiness, peace...and all the good things that we wish ourselves.
Happy New Year!
29 Diciembre 2011
In January's magazine, we wish you a Happy New Year with a celebration of British and American food and two places where you can go shopping for many favourite treats and even buy online! Check out www.tasteofamerica.es and www.thefoodhall.es and if you have never tasted a Hershey chocolate bar or quenched your thirst with a nice cold Strongbow cider, these two places need to be discovered. Remember, you can buy online!
23 Diciembre 2011
Hollywood is full of sexy actors, actresses, singers and presenters and everyone has their personal favourite. To help you choose the male or female star who makes you go weak at the knees, check out our report on who the magazines both in the USA and Spain are calling the most beautiful people of 2011. In the male category is it Leo? Could it be a younger star like Zac Efron? And which Spanish female star wears the beauty crown according to Spain's FHM? Ikers's sweetheart Sara Carbonero? Or maybe 'Gran Hotel' star Amaia Salamanca? It's all to play for. Who is your personal favourite?
19 Diciembre 2011
He was one of the lead actors in the initial seasons of the worldwide television phenomena known as the series 'Lost'. Since then he has been playing a sexy bloodsucker called Damon in 'The Vampire Diaries' which soon returns for a third series on TNT as well as other local channels. He tells us what is new for his character in the new series and shares some of his ideas on acting. This good looking young man will no doubt be lighting up our TV screens in many other exciting projects.
13 Diciembre 2011
However many English words you know, it seems there are always more being created, especially to keep up with modern life's ever changing social and cultural spectrum. In English on the Street, we look at how new media and technology plays a part in the creation of new words. So click on the "smile" emoticon and enjoy how to tell your Bennifer from your Brangelina. With a little luck, it won't be long before you add a whole new dimension to your English. For daily tips and news about English in Spain, click "Like" at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday.
09 Diciembre 2011
Going green means helping to save the planet by cutting down on waste and trying to be as organic as possible. But not just in our private lives...businesses and companies have an important role to play in reducing all types of waste products and pollution, from recycling paper, no not printing emails. And this means that a company can save energy, and that means saving money too, which is increasingly important in this seemingly never-ending financial crisis. Learn all about what you and your company can do to be greener and more economical too.
06 Diciembre 2011
The fourth film in the Mission Impossible franchise is on Spanish screens in December. It is the perfect Christmas season blockbuster complete with action, breathtaking special effects and Tom Cruise reprising his role as Ethan Hunt. Working undercover in Moscow, Hunt and his team suddenly find themselves running out of time and without official support after a massive bomb devastates the Kremlin. As they try to locate an intelligence source linked to the Moscow bombing and an attack on their organisation, the Impossible Mission Force is really up against it in this thrill-packed rollercoaster ride of a movie. Also in IMAX.
04 Diciembre 2011
December is not a good month for going on a diet, especially if you eat the traditional British Christmas meal on 25th December. And after roast turkey and mountains of vegetables, just when you think you can't eat another mouthful, it is time for Christmas pudding, Britain's dark, rich fruit filled traditional dessert best eaten with a creamy white sauce laced with rum or whisky! But be careful, a little pudding goes a long way...and there is always Boxing Day on 26th December where many British families eat the remains of the turkey and Christmas pud!
01 Diciembre 2011
With 240 million inhabitants, Indonesia is the world's largest country in terms of population. On its almost seventeen islands there are so many different cultures, customs, kinds of food, artistic expressions, animals and plants that it's hard to believe it's just one country. Indonesia is an authentic mosaic located between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Discover this fascinating paradise destination in December's Travel section.
26 Noviembre 2011
He shouts, he gets angry, and yet despite all the shouting he says he is not aggressive, just passionate about making the food he wants the chefs in his kitchens to prepare. He simple wants it to be as good as possible! Gordon Ramsay is one of the world's most famous chefs, but not just for his food and his successful restaurant businesses and spin-off recipe books. He is also a TV star due to programmes such as Kitchen Nightmares and Hell's Kitchen. But look beyond the hellish nightmares and anger that you see on your TV screen and focus on the real man as out cover star reveals why he is just crazy about great food! Look for us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday and make sure you click on 'Like' to receive news in English and Spanish, and lots of grammar and vocabulary tips.
22 Noviembre 2011
Amazingly, the sun is still shining and although it is November it is unseasonably warm, let's not forget that Christmas is only 6 weeks away. Even if you don't want to start thinking about Christmas shopping, the presents you need to buy and all the food you have to prepare, take time to learn about some typical vocabulary and expressions in our Using English section in December's English Today where you will find out about advent calendars, typical recipes and lots of seasonal traditions in the world of an English Christmas! Check it all out at www.englishtodaymagazine.com. Subscribe today!
18 Noviembre 2011
Cesás Millán has become a popular TV figure with his show The Dog Whisperer which is shown on Cuatro. he helps sometimes worried or frustrated dog-owners deal with their problematic pets in a warm , inspiring and friendly way making his programmes educational yet entertaining. If you are thinking about buying, or better still adopting a dog, then check out his shows. Having a dog is a big responsibilty and Cesár helps people see that having one is a rewarding and life-enriching experience as long as the correct methods are used.
15 Noviembre 2011
Travelling around from country to country for your job means that you have to understand different cultures and customs. It is not always easy to do or say the right thing, and sometimes this can lead to embarrassing situations. However, in this month's Business English section we look at how you can improve your communication skills whether on a business trip or working in a multicultural environment. Hopefully you will learn what to say and do, when to say or do it, and more importantly, what you should never say to avoild those difficult moments! This way you won't "put your foot in it"!
11 Noviembre 2011
Now that it gets dark early, why not spend more time seeing movies in your local cinema, and if it is in original versión, you can improve your English listening skills while you watch. The subtitles will help you. This month we have animation in Puss in Boots with the cat from Shrek voiced by Spanish start Antonio Banderas. All you vampire lovers will be dying (though not literally we hope!) to see the first installment of Breaking Dawn, the next film in the phenomenally successful Twilight Saga. For more intellectual fayre there is A Dangerous Method about the complicated relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, while action lovers should check out Drive with Ryan Gosling at the wheel of the getaway car!
07 Noviembre 2011
Toronto, the capital city of Ontario impresses the visitor with its tall buildings and eclectic neighbourhoods. It is Canada's most populated, multicultural and dynamic city, a destination with many attractions. Only New York has more skyscrapers in North America, so prepare to feel dwarfed by its skyline. Learn all about the heady mixture of modern metropolis and bohemian cultural hotspot in our Travel article. Look for us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday. Click to Like us and you will receive daily tips on how to improve your English.
05 Noviembre 2011
Thanksgiving is here, for all those of you who love all things American! We have some tasty traditional recipes. The kids will love the pumpkin gingerbread, so get busy in the kitchen after you have read all about this delicious American tradition. By the way, historians disagree as to when the first Thanksgiving celebrations were held in the Americas. Some even say the Spanish originated the party in Florida in 1565! So forget about dieting and start to prepare to roast your turkey...enjoy all the rich foods that Thanksgiving has to offer in our Food & Drink section. Don't forget to like us as www.facebook.com/EnglishToday
02 Noviembre 2011
Our penultimate issue of 2011 means we start looking at how the year has gone for different people. One guy who is surely not complaining is Leonardo diCaprio who is the world's higherst paid actor this year with a cool $77 million dollars in his bank account. Recent hits include Inception and Shutter Island while a great performance, possibly an Oscar winning one, is being predicted for J.Edgar, about controversial director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover.
28 Octubre 2011
For years he has been a familiar face on the big screen in blockbusters like Armageddon and smaller independent films like the Coen brothers The Bid Lebowski, even trying his hand at directing films such as Trees Lounge and hot TV series such as Nurse Jackie. Now he's back on the small screen again, this time acting in the multi-award winning HBO series Boardwalk Empire brought to the television by Martin Scorsese. Our interview with this most versatile of actors takes us right back to his roots, and brings us right up to the present day. Don't miss Steve Buscemi, our cover star and interview in November's issue of English Today! Visit us and click "like" at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday
25 Octubre 2011
Television feeds off itself, often buying the rights to formats so that it seems that wherever we are in the world, we are watching the same shows. However, the Amercian version of the Danish series "The Killing" is definitely one remake that has been worth it. Maybe it's because the production remains faithful in style and atmosphere to the original which was praised for everything from performances to camerawork. The US version creates a dark, sombre world where everything seems normal and yet nothing or no-one is as they seem. Perhaps this is why it has drawn comparisons with David Lynch's "Twin Peaks". Download the first episodes and catch up with the show on Wednesdays on La Sexta. Everybody wants to know who killed Rosie Larsen...Check out our in-depth profile of this award winning show in November's magazine.
21 Octubre 2011
I just can't remember your name. In this month's Psychology section we look at why some people have are not good at remembering important information andsometimes cannot remember the names of people. This situation can be highly embarrassing in any context, but especially in a professional one! We take a look at why this happens, and give you some tips on how to remember everybody's names in the future. Hopefully you will remember that English Today is the best way to get your English in shape. Look for daily tips and news at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday
18 Octubre 2011
Many people are discovering the taste sensation that is raw food such as Japanese sushi and sashimi and Italian carpaccios of tuna or beef. Particularly popular in Spain is sushi, which is widely available now that there are wok restaurants everywhere. However, if you cannot go to Japan to taste sushi en situ, try and find an authentic Japanese restaurant where the chefs who prepare the food are native Japanese. If you are adventurous in the kitchen then check out October's Food & Drink section for some simple and healthy recipes. Don't forget to "like" us at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday
15 Octubre 2011
First with her Icelandic group The Sugar Cubes, and then as one of the world's most eclectic solo artists Björk is regarded as one of music's great eccentric treasures. Her music defies description, often using her crystal clear voice as the primeinstrument around which the songs are based...
Her new CD is called Biophilia with mellow, delicate melodies and lush vocal treatments which make it a dreamy soundscape best experienced when feeling relaxed and contemplative, perhaps lying in the grass gazing at the sky...
10 Octubre 2011
Antena3 is the Spanish independent television channel that has chosen quality over quantity, especially when buying dramas such as Downton Abbey and producing its own series such as Gran Hotel. It is also moving into cinema production and this month sees the release of a big budget scary movie with British actor Clive Owen. Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and with a top class cast which includes Pilar López de Ayala, this horror thriller hybrid will have you on the edge of your seat. Read our review and find out which other films are on release in Spain in October's Film section.
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06 Octubre 2011
Do you ever feel tongue-tied? Starting a conversation up in English can be quite a stressful experience. What if you make a mistake? What if people don't understand your pronunciation? What if you can't think of anything to say? Don't worry! In October's section English on the Street we share some typical conversation starters. Here you have all the questions that will make you M.s or Mr Communicative and lots of ideas for answers to, so you can not only start the conversation, but keep it going too!
04 Octubre 2011
There is a saying in English. It's grim up north, meaning that life in the north of England is depressing. But this is just not true! And Liverpool is the proof. Liverpool has a lot to offer. There are museums, great shops, bars and clubs and of course we can't forget football, with two famous teams, Liverpool Football Club (complete with Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina) and Everton. And then there is The Beatles, the most successful and famous pop group of all time who originated from Liverpool. With flights from Spain direct to John Lennon Airport from Barcelona and Madrid, what are you waiting for. Discover the friendly Scousers (the name given to true Liverpudlians) and their sharp sense of humour and discover a great northern destination!
27 Septiembre 2011
Many of our readers spend a lot of their working lifeat their workstation using a computer in their daily professional routine. But do you know how to talk about information technology and all that it involves in English? In October's Business English section we make computer language and the world of going online simple so you will know how to talk confidently about uploaingd, downloading, saving a document to your desktop and logging into your email account. Subscribe to the magazine at www.englishtodaymagazine.com to enjoy 120 grammar, vocabulary and listening activities especially created for you. For quick daily tips and news about English learning methods, click "Like" at www.facebook.com/EnglishToday
26 Septiembre 2011
Are you ready for October's magazine? It will be arriving within the next few days. Cover star Justin Timberlake tells us all about his music, his rise to fame with N'Sync and then going solo, and his relationships with the world's hottest stars, from young love shared with Britney to hot times with Cameron Diaz. Now he's making headlines in Hollywood with Mila Kunis in Friends With Benefits, the film that leads into the emotional minefield that is sex between friends. So if you want to know if you can have your cake and eat it, read what Justin has to say in English Today. Look for our daily updates and tips at http://www.facebook.com/EnglishToday Just click on "like" to stay in the loop!
22 Septiembre 2011
Millionaire rapper and music producer Kanye West has it all. He talks (and raps!) and the world listens. he always makes sure that his voice is heard! His tours sell out, he designs his own range of clothes, and other artists queue up to collaborate with him. This superstar has the Midas touch, so read all about the man, the myth and his music in September's Music section of English Today. Join is on Facebook by clicking "Like" at http://www.facebook.com/EnglishToday
19 Septiembre 2011
Some holiday destinations are places we can only dream about visiting. For a long time Kenya was one of those places. However, increasing number of tourists are heading there to discover its stunning landscapes and see wild animals in their natural habitat, whilst living out their "Out of Africa" fantasies. Come with us to this fascinating East African country, a great place for adventurers, romantics and families alike.
12 Septiembre 2011
Look around your working environment and the people you interact with on a daily basis. Some will be sociable and gregarious. It is generally these people who you talk to more. But keep looking. There will be people who are much less confident, and whose shyness is often deeply rooted in their past, making communication with colleagues difficult. Maybe you are actually one of those people who feels that they on the outside looking in. In September's Psychology we look at why some people are isolated in their workplace and we offer some advice on how to get over what for many can be an unpleasant sensation of loneliness even when surrounded by people.
10 Septiembre 2011
Nutrition experts are everywhere and they are always giving advice. Some of it is good, some of it is a little doubtful. For most of us, the important thing is to just eat a balanced diet with enough proteins and carbohydrates to give us the energy to live. A surprising number of people are choosing to get their protein supply from grains and pulses, as well as vegetables as they reject meat and fish. In Spain over the last few years there has been a rise in the number of health food stores and vegetarian restaurants available. Check out September's Food and Drink section for some great recipies on how to be a happy, healthy vegetarian.
06 Septiembre 2011
Ìn September's English Today, don't forget to check out the Business English section, where we help to clear up some of the confusion that can arise when we are asking and answering questions in a business setting. We also look at the correct expressions to use when we need to be courteous. There is an activity to practise what you have learned at the end.
03 Septiembre 2011
Some people love them, some people hate them. Whatever your opinion, social networks have revolutionised how people communicate and share information. Some people are getting "Facebook fatigue" and are erasing their profiles as fears about privacy and information sharing gather pace. Even so, right now billions of people all over the world are commenting on their friends' photos, or chatting, or making plans on eachother's walls. And let's not forget Tuenti, Flickr for photosharing, and LinkedIn for your professional contacts. If you want to express yourself in few words, use Twitter. Love them or hate them, social networks are here to stay.
29 Agosto 2011
He's back! Spain's most internationally known Oscar-winning film director Pedro Amodóvar has returned, this time with a film based on other source material than his own, and that is not a problem. Part Frankenstein's monster story mixed with daytime soap opera melodrama, liberally laced with the dark, almost twisted humour that he is renowned for, The Skin I LIve In is a classy, beautifully filmed addition to his repetoire. Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya excel in the lead roles, but all the cast are excellent.
21 Agosto 2011
Beat the 'back to school blues' with the September issue of English Today with all your favourite sections, like Music, Film, Food and Technology. Catch up with the rise to prominence of social networks in our cover section. Check out our daily grammar and vocabulary tips at www.facebook.com/englishtoday and keep your English in tip top shape!
11 Agosto 2011
Not only does English Today bring you interesting articles about a wide range of topics, from food to fashion, from grammar to games. Our website also has over one hundred activities, from listenings to vocabulary, from grammar theory to practise. A new addition is the series of podcasts telling the story of two young men who decide to share a flat together as university students.
11 Agosto 2011
The key to success in business is a good English level. That takes time and dedication. Make the process a little easier by reading our Business English section every month where you can learn about the language of negotiating, how to discipline staff, money expressions, and much more. Make sure you always read the artclie and do the practice exercises. Power up your communication skills with Business English. You know it makes good business sense.
07 Agosto 2011
We love going to the cinema. We like choosing which films we want to see. We enjoy reading the film reviews to help us decide. We buy sweets and popcorn and taco chips with spicy cheese sauce, but we always eat them quietly. We hate the sound of people eating noisily when we are watch the film. If you love film, check out our cinema section ever month where we review the best of the new English language releases in Spain.
07 Agosto 2011
Many English language students just don't realise how much free practice is available to them on the Internet. There is life beyond Wikipedia, even though it is a very useful website! If you want to practise English grammar use Google to do your search. If you write "present perfect practice exercises" you will find thousands of opportunities to practise, and all for free! At English Today we always include a section of interesting websites that are fun to read and can help you learn.
05 Agosto 2011
One of our most popular sections is Food and Drink, in which we look at different flavours from all over the world. We also tell you about typical food and drink for specific celebrations like St.Patrick's Day in Ireland. It's a great way to boost your vocabulary and learn about world cuisine.
02 Agosto 2011
Perez Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, is the Hollywood blogger with the sharpest tongue in Tinseltown. He cuts through the b*llsh*t to keep his millions of followers informed about the day to day happenings in the world of showbusiness. If you want to know how much weight Leonardo de Caprio has put on in Ibiza, or what is happening behind the scenes of Jennifer Lopez's divorce, make http://perezhilton.com/ your first port of call. Check the July/August magazine for more entertaining websites!
28 Julio 2011
With a career spanning from the late 1950´s until his untimely death in 2003, for many Johnny Cash was and still is the king of country music. The success of the film about his life "Walk the Line" put his name back in the limelight, and in the digital age where most music is downloaded, an artist's longevity is assured. Even now there ia a new generation of country music fans discovering the bittersweet songs of Johnny Cash.
25 Julio 2011
In May our Music section paid tribute to Amy Winehouse. It seemed that she was getting her life and career back on track after much publicised problems with alcohol and hard drugs. Unfortunately, she died on Saturday 23rd July aged 27 in her London home. The world has lost a great talent and we are once again reminded how fragile life is and how we must cherish every moment.
21 Julio 2011
English Today is on Facebook, and every day we offer advice, fun study tips, grammar points, songs and the latest in technology and learning techniques for all lovers of English. Join our group by clicking on "Like" and keep up to date with all our latest news. In September we plan some BIG surprises!
19 Julio 2011
Love makes the world go round! How many times have you fallen in love? Is your love still as passionate as when you first met your partner? Why do some people fall in love so easily? And just why do people fall out of love? Look for the answers to these and more questions in this month's section on relationships.
15 Julio 2011
Television continues to create the best cinema, but in series format. Actors have lost their fear of being "second class citizens" if they work in television due to prestigious series such as Game of Thrones based on the books by George R. R. Martin. The story centres on the struggle for power among several aristocratic families in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros where summers last for years and winters can last a lifetime. Immerse yourself in this world of power, treason, desire and the supernatural.
11 Julio 2011
In this month's section The History of Cinema we look at the world's most beloved cinematic clown, Charlie Chaplin who was one of the most famous silent movie stars of the 1920s and who continued to make films even after talking pictures took over. He won three Academy Awards and was knighted by the Queen in 1975.
06 Julio 2011
It makes the world go round. It is the root of all evil. It burns a hole in our pockets. What are we talking about? We are talking about money of course! If you want to learn all about different expressions about money in a Business English context, then head directly for our Business article in the July/August issue of English Today.
04 Julio 2011
When you want to relax and get away from it all, where better than the paradise island of Formentera, just a short boat ride away form the more commerical and nightclub orientated Ibiza. In this month's Travel section we reveal all there is to know about this hidden jewel of the Balearic Islands.
29 Junio 2011
As temperatures soar, staying cool is vital. Drink plenty of liquids to keep hydrated. In July's Food and Drink section we share some delicious cool summer soups to get your mouth watering and to boost your vitamin and mineral intake. From Chilled Advocado to Cold Cherry, there is a flavour for everyone! Our favourite is mango gazpacho...
27 Junio 2011
Hurray for the holidays! Have you chosen your holiday destination this summer? If you are still thinking about what type of holiday to book, check out July's article English on the Street, to find out about all the different types of holiday you can choose. Wherever you go, and whatever you do, make sure you have your copy of English Today. It is the perfect reading material while lazing on the beach or sitting on a terrace in your favourite city.
21 Junio 2011
He is a world-renowed leader in the field of mind, body and spiritual healing, a regular on television and is a successful author but despite the fame and success, Deepak Chopra still dedicates himself to helping people mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Learn all about this new age guru in the June edition of English Today.
14 Junio 2011
Football is one of the world's most popular sports. Kids play it in parks and playgrounds. Professional football players play it in giant stadiums and eran astronomical slaries. Some become superstars and sex symbols. Important matches like Spain's heroic World Cup victory are watched by billions of spectators all over the world. In English on the Street in June's English Today, we go "football crazy" and explain all the important vocabulary. Don't score an own goal! Subscribe today and put your English in the Champion's League!
07 Junio 2011
One upon a time, a long, long time ago, cameras were for taking photos, and phones were for ordering pizzas or telling your parents that you were okay and would be home soon! Now, with the rise of smartphones and androids, people are discovering their hidden talents as photographic artists because the quality of photos that can be taken on an iphone is so fantastic. Learn all about it in this month's magazine.
26 Mayo 2011
In the month of June we travel to a Burano, the most colourful island in the Venetian lagoon, and a world away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist hub that is Venice.
As you walk around this vibrantly coloured fishing village, you see streets populated with local women creating delicate lacework. You would be forgiven for imagining that you had stepped onto a film set so brilliant are the colours of the houses which line its peaceful streets.
If Italy is your passion, we recommend you enjoy the mixture of colours, calm, tranquily and tradition which all add up to beautiful Burano...
26 Mayo 2011
We trust our senses, because they help us perceive the world around us. We can see it, hear it, touch it, taste it and smell it, therefore it must be real.
But what about the sixth sense...that strange sensation that creeps up on us, and sometimes overwhelms us? Should we listen to that inner voice which warns us of impending change, be it good or bad, or should we stay rooted only in what our five senses show us to be tangible?
Intuition is something that we all have but many of use don't develop or trust as much as we could or should. In the Psycholgy section of our June issue, we invite you to examine the intriguing world of intuition and give you tips to help you learn to listen to your inner self on your journey of self discovery...