“Any teacher that can be replaced with a computer, deserves to be.” – David Thornburg

23 January 2017

OTHER WAYS TO SAY... AND WHAT TO USE INSTEAD OF 'VERY'







When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily,
Joyfully, playfully watching me.
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,
Logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
Clinical, intellectual, cynical.

There are times when all the world's asleep,
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man.
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.

Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical,
Liberal, fanatical, criminal.
Won't you sign up your name, we'd like to feel you're
Acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable!

At night, when all the world's asleep,
The questions run so deep
For such a simple man.
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.

17 January 2017

'Cause we are living in a material world


Material Girl lyrics

Money collocations KEY:













Abusive mortgages in Spain: The so-called mortgage floor clauses ("cláusulas suelo"). Check the news for topic-related vocabulary such as: 
    unfair mortgage terms
    minimum interest rate
    abusive practice
    lawsuit against minimum payments
    fixed minimum rate mortgages
    hand back money to clients
    a ruling in favour
    the clauses were ruled illegal








11 January 2017

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