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Taboo Night

Taboo Night

We love doing things differently and we love when being different is edgy because edgy is cool and we are nothing if not cool. (In a dorky kind of way of course!)

So, what the hell is Taboo Night? No, silly we aren’t going to get drunk and have sex with our brothers. (We don’t even have brothers!) No, seriously. But I can’t promise we won’t get a bit tipsy.

What I can promise you is that we will have fun. We will eat and drink. We will be merry and it will all be very very taboo. In a language kind of way. Spanish will be prohibited!

We will need you to sign up for this one, however, so we know how many drinks and snacks to buy. Once everyone arrives we will call for pizza. Last time we had game night, our bellies were a growling! Which is why we have decided to add pizza to the mix.

When: Friday the 15th of July

Time: 20:30-23:00 (after the Big Questions workshop)

Price: $150 – 2 cans of beer or soda, snacks, pizza, fun and games.

Sign up here and now.

Psst…You have to click on “here and now”.

Super Intensivo

Super Intensivo

Empezando en marzo, un curso intensivo – 9 horas por semana, 3 horas los días lunes, miércoles y viernes.

Living the Language

Living the Language

Comenzando en marzo: un taller de teatro en Inglés!

Este taller está abierto a todas las edades y todos los niveles y brinda una oportunidad increible de, no solo superar nuestros miedos con hablar el idioma inglés, sino tambien practicarlo en un ambito relajado.

Enseñado por actriz y profesora de inglés: Jacqueline Descoins

 

Taller de Inglés para niños

Taller de Inglés para niños

Por fin, después de muchos pedidos del público, lanzamos nuestro primer taller de inglés para niños.

El taller se realizará de 17:00-17:45 los días lunes y estará destinado a niños de 4 y 5 años.

El taller se basará en el aprendizaje espontáneo a través del juego, baile, canto, y arte, enfocando al vocabulario de: colores, animales, números, partes del cuerpo y más.

Watch, Look and See – How to Know the Difference

Watch, Look and See – How to Know the Difference

Let’s start with look and see.

The fundamental difference between these two verbs is the intention behind them.

Seeing is “unintentional.” Meaning, I may see things even when I do not want to or am not trying to.

Looking is “intentional.” Meaning I am focusing my attention on something.

So, if I am looking AT you, I am focusing my attention on you, but that does not mean I will not see other things that are moving and taking place around me.

To have a clearer idea of this, imagine a camera lens. When you take a photo you capture everything that enters in the frame. Some things may be in focus and others may be out of focus. You can still see everything in the image, but you are looking at (focusing) on one specific thing.

To watch is a bit different. The verb “watch” means you are looking at something as it moves through time; you are staring at something for a prolonged amount of time.

I watch the television, a soccer game, a movie…

You can watch the clock but you can also look at the clock. The difference is, if I look at the clock I do so for an instant, long enough to see the hour. If I watch the clock, I sit staring at the clock as the second and minute hands move.

Then of course there are dozens of phrases like “watch out” meaning be careful or “look for” meaning to search for something.

Look can be used to describe the appearance of things. For example, “It looks like it will be a beautiful day.” “You look really pretty today.”

It takes some getting used to but with time, you will find, these three verbs are easier than you think!

Can you complete the following exercises with the appropriate verb?

I cannot ____________________. It is so foggy today.
Denise lost her keys. She has been_______________ for them for hours.
Did you_____________the movie last night?
_______________ at me when I am speaking to you!
When you are traveling, you must ___________________ out for pickpockets.
I look forward to ________________ you tomorrow.
It ______________ like it might rain, doesn’t it?
Hey, what’s wrong? You ________________ really unhappy.

Daydreaming

Daydreaming

Are you a daydreamer who looks up at the sky? Do you watch the clouds pass by and look at their shapes, imagining them as something else? When I was younger I used to stare at the sky on cloudy days, watching big, fluffy clouds that in my mind became animals, people, or rocket ships. I always had more fun doing this with other people because we never saw the same thing and we could look for twice as many discoveries. Our imaginations helped us to see different things and create other possibilities. Although I loved pointing out new shapes to people, what I enjoyed more was seeing the shapes they found, floating across the sky. I was amazed that two people looking at the same cloud could see two completely different things. That’s the beauty of seeing things from new perspectives. I still look forward to cloudy days when I can watch new shapes emerge right before my eyes. Now I watch the weather forecast hoping for cloudy days because to me, the sky looks more beautiful when it’s painted with clouds.

By Karen Forsythe

Watch, Look or See – Short Story

Watch, Look or See – Short Story

“What are you watching?”

“Nothing,” she responded in apathy, her gaze never veering from the screen.

“Have you seen my keys?”

Marcelo misplaced his keys on a daily basis and Lucia always seemed to remember having seen them. She had that kind of memory. Photographic. She never had to look for anything.

“On the counter top in the kitchen, next to the fridge,” she said. Her enthusiasm was less than zero as she stared into space. The images bounced around on the television but she wasn’t watching them. To her, they were just lights dancing across a screen. She paid no attention to them.

“Are you O.K.?” he finally asked.

“I’m fine.”

But she was not fine. She hadn’t been fine in months and he didn’t know how to fix it.

“I’m going to the store.”

“Watch out for strangers,” she said.

“Very funny. Do you want me to pick anything up for you?”

She tilted her head and turned to look at him. There were tears in her eyes. “You don’t have to try to cheer me up Marcelo.”

Ever since Lucia had lost her job, she had been like this, depressed, distant, lethargic, the opposite of how he knew her to be. This Lucia, this sad Lucia, was not the woman he knew. But it was the woman he loved. He saw her for who she really was. Saw through all the distractions and definitions that one might use to distinguish a personality. In good times and bad.

“You’re right, I don’t have to try Lucia; I want to try. There is no obligation involved in my actions, only love.”

She breathed out, relaxing enough to allow the faintest hint of a smile to creep across her lips.

“I love you too,” she said “but this has nothing to do with you Marcelo, I have been looking for a job for weeks. Each morning I wake up early, read the paper, search the internet classifieds and find nothing. No one is hiring. I have never been so frustrated.”

“Something will come along, Lucia, you are a talented beautiful hard working woman, when the time is right, when you least expect it, you will find something. In the meantime, do you want anything from the store?”

“If you see those new chocolate filled Oreo cookies, will you bring me a pack?” I saw a commercial for them just now and they sound delicious,” acquiescing from hint to smirk.
“I will look for them. No no, I will search for them!” he exclaimed. “Through distant and dangerous lands! If you would only flash me that smile again!”

She could not resist and grinned from ear to ear. He had that effect on her, and she would do almost anything for chocolate.

By Stephanie Cariker

¡Promoción de julio!

¡Promoción de julio!

Con la llegada del frio, ¡también las promociones! ¡Ahora, trae un amigo durante el mes de julio y paga solo 50% de la cuota de agosto!

¿Qué mejor forma de olvidarse del frio que aprendiendo un idioma nuevo?

Storytelling Lab

Storytelling Lab

El 13 de julio en Espiria Bar a las 17:00 English in Rosario juntos a Gotas de Tinta – taller de literatura y escritura – presentaremos el primer laboratorio de cuentacuentos en inglés.

Un se preguntará, ¿por qué contar cuentos?

Según estudios,, el arte de narrar, hoy en día, es un aprendizaje no precindible. Va mucho más alla de transmitir anectdotas y cultura, hace que uno se exprese con más claridad, que logra ser mejor lector quien escuchará mejor y tendra más confianza en uno mismo.

 

Say vs Tell – Short Story

Say vs Tell – Short Story

“Come on over here my boy. Sit down beside me. I want to tell you a story, a story about a time when I was young.”

“Ah Grandpa, not the story of how you met Grandma again! You always tell me the same story,” said the young boy.

“No no,” said the old man, “this is a secret story. I’ve never told it to anyone and you have to promise never to say anything to anyone about it. Do you promise?” said the grandpa.

The boy loved secrets and prided himself on being able to keep them. He never told anyone his secrets, not even his best friend Spot.

“I love secrets!” cried the boy. “ I swear I won’t tell a single soul!”

“The story is about a hidden treasure, a treasure I found nearly 48 years ago. A pirate’s treasure.”

“A treasure!” exclaimed the boy. A pirate’s treasure? Full of gold coins and jewels?” now excited to listen to the story.

“Oh, it was golden, that’s for sure, a chest full of gold with diamonds staring back at me, two, to be exact.”

“Wow! Where did you find it? In a cave on a deserted island?” asked the boy. “Tell me tell me!” he said, now anxious to know the details.

“I was out for a walk one day and simply stumbled upon it. There it was, out in the open, sitting under a tree in the park, just waiting for someone to claim it as their own.”

“What? Out in the open? You mean you didn’t have a map? I thought you said it was a pirate’s treasure!” The boy grew suspicious.

“Oh, it was a pirate’s treasure,” assured the grandpa, but love doesn’t need a map. You just follow your heart. It knows the way.”

“Grandpa!” whined the boy. “Are you talking about grandma again? I thought this was a real pirate’s story!”

The old man chuckled. “Well, she was my treasure. She had a golden heart and eyes that sparkled just like diamonds, though I am not sure who was the pirate. It is tough to know who was doing the stealing. Maybe we both were pirates. We certainly sailed together over the years.”

As the boy watched is grandfather grow nostalgic he leaned in, hugged his grandfather tightly and said, “I liked the story Grandpa, even if you were telling a bit of a lie, even if it wasn’t really about pirates.”

Written by Stephanie Cariker

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