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!Mira que luna! Look at that moon! Resources for learning English

!Mira que luna! Look at that moon! Resources for learning English
Fernando Olivera: El rapto.- TEXT FROM THE NOVEL The goldfinch by Donna Tartt (...) One night we were in San Antonio, and I was having a bit of a melt-down, wanting my own room, you know, my dog, my own bed, and Daddy lifted me up on the fairgrounds and told me to look at the moon. When "you feel homesick", he said, just look up. Because the moon is the same wherever you go". So after he died, and I had to go to Aunt Bess -I mean, even now, in the city, when I see a full moon, it's like he's telling me not to look back or feel sad about things, that home is wherever I am. She kissed me on the nose. Or where you are, puppy. The center of my earth is you". The goldfinch Donna Tartt 4441 English edition

Learning English while laughing with the daily comic strip by Ed Stein.

Learning English while laughing: Comic strip by ED STEIN.

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Liz and Sam have it all: a happy marriage, a precocious preteen son named Nate, and a house that's just the right size for the three of them. Then, Liz's parents move in. Grandpa Irv is a kindly but occasionally grumpy Korean War vet who loves watching TV, bickering over politics, and spoiling his grandson. His wife Sarah is equally strong-willed, whether urging Irv to diet, questioning her daughter's parenting choices, or finding surprising success as an advice blogger.

With an estimated 50+ million Americans living in such families as of today, Freshly Squeezed is a refreshing look at newfound family togetherness after the economic collapse. Can three generations of one family share their lives, their feelings, their dwindling fortunes and a bathroom — and keep their sense of humor in the process? Pay a visit to the Freshly Squeezed family to find out! Freshly Squeezed is the brainchild of Ed Stein, an award-winning political cartoonist. He created the local comic strip, Denver Square, for the Denver Rocky Mountain News for 12 years. He lived the Freshly Squeezed life first-hand when his kids were little and his 80-year-old father moved to Denver.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Collocations and idioms

Human body collocations


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2-4 Collocations.
Match the verbs in Column A with the correct parts of
the body in Column B and try doing the actions! With
five of the verbs it is not really necessary to add the part
of the body - which are they?
A           B
21 wink G your eye
22 snap your fingers (hacer chasquidos con los dedos)
23 nod B your head
25 flutter C your eyelashes (pestañear)
24 shrug H your shoulders
26 twiddle D your thumbs (estar mano sobre mano)
27 pick E your nose (hurgarse la nariz)
28 clench J your fist (cerrar el puño)
29 pout A your lips
30 clap F your hands

Verbs not needing to add the part of the body: 21 wink (guiñar el ojo) 23 nod (asentir con la cabeza) 24 shrug (encogerse de hombros) 29 pout (hacer un mohín) 30 clap (aplaudir).