in the limelight

The limelight means the centre or focus of attention. If you are in the limelight, you receive the attention and interest from the public. In Spanish we say “Ser el centro de atención, estar de actualidad”.

You will probably agree with me that these children who burst in on their dad, Professor Robert Kelly, while being interviewed by the BBC are a clear example of this expression, taking into account that the video went viral.

These charming kids steal the limelight once more, as they will feature a cartoon trying to help their father out with his important UN jobs. You can read the news here:




It’s all about money after all!

Like a bull in a china shop

If someone is like a bull in a china shop, they are very careless or clumsy in the way that they move or behave. In Spanish we say “Como un elefante en una cacharrería”


My Enemy My Brother (by Vicente N. 1B1)

Thank you very much, Vicente, for sharing this gripping story with such a valuable lesson: Wars are all stupid, senseless and absurd. Differences only exist in our minds, not in our hearts. What a shame we don’t listen to our hearts more often 😦

If you want some food for thought, don’t miss this story:

Irregular verbs

For my A2 students, here you are a video showing the pronunciation of 50 common irregular verbs.

You can also click on the link below to access some interactive exercises:

Radio Garden

Do you want to know what’s being played on the radio in Britain right now? There is a website called Radio Garden from which you can hear what is being broadcast on the radio in Britain and everywhere else in the world.

The website takes the form of an interactive globe that can be rotated to pick up transmissions from every corner of the planet, clips from radio history and stories from listeners in different locations.

A very good opportunity to listen to different languages, accents and keep up with the latest news!

Mistake 27: Good or Well?

When someone asks  ‘How are you?‘, what is the correct answer? ‘I’m good? /I’m well?‘ I have found an interesting article that explains why both answers are correct. You can read it here.

As it is explained in the article, as a general rule, ‘Well’ is an adverb and should modify a verb. Example: She did very well in the exam.

‘Good’ is an adjective and should modify a noun, a noun phrase or a pronoun. Example: She is a good student.