Rain

Appropriate expressions for these cold wet days.

rain

 

 

The art of death photography

Nowadays we may find this news and pictures unsettling, but photographing the deads was a way to remember our beloved ones when they passed away. Death was common among children and young people at that time, and having photos taken was an expensive service that not many people could afford. But people made the effort to pay for that last picture with their deceased so that they would remain in the memories forever… It’s part of our history and it’s part of our ancestors.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-36389581

A little heroine

The story of a brave 4-year-old girl who saves the life of her mum by calling 999 (the emergency services in the UK). It’s really important to know these numbers when we travel to other countries.

You can read the news here and listen to the little girl describing the situation.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37997059

 

Life

I found this definition of Life and I thought it was great, so I want to share it with you  😉

A blessing in disguise

Blessing (bendición) and disguise (disfraz): This expression refers to something that seems bad or unlucky at first, but results in something good happening later. For example: Losing that job was a blessing in disguise really. 

A similar expression could be: Every cloud has a silver lining.

In Spanish we say “No hay mal que por bien no venga“.

 

 

Staying in bed

When you are on holidays you don’t need to be an early bird. Here I leave an image with different ways of saying that you are going to stay in bed longer than usual.

sleep

 

Inversion

English, as all the languages in the world, have a common order of words in sentences. But sometimes this order can be altered. One of these changes is called inversion.

Do you know what inversion is? Do you know when or how to do it? In the link below you’ll find some very useful information with many examples and exercises for practice. I recommend it!

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/inversion.html