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Hi people!!!

How is the summer going? It is September already!

In Euroschool we’re already preparing the new school year and today we would like to show you a little bit more about us. So let’s get started with a few words from our Director!

`April is the cruelest month……….´or at least that´s what the esteemed poet Thomas Stearns Eliot believed. I´m not sure if schoolchildren around the world  who are now returning to their desks or adults who are returning to their respective jobs would agree. September….they may argue, seems a much crueler deal. After a month or more of enjoying the long, lazy “glorious” days of summer, it is once more unto the breach and no more onto the beach (to paraphrase good ol´Henry V).

Fortunately, here at Euroschool we face no such dilemma. Now that the school is open all year round each day seems like a good day and while each term brings its own challenges we take great pride in being able to offer our services to  those who need them….when they need them.

Speaking of which, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the teachers and students who worked tirelessly throughout the summer and offer my Congratulations to those students who were successful in their exams and my commiserations to those who fell short. Indeed, we are all immensely proud of the June Exam Results in which we managed to maintain our overall pass rate of 85%.

Congrats and thanks must also go to all our teachers and students who took part in our off – site summer courses : England, Southsea; Manzaneda, Galicia and The Big, Fat, Fun Urban Camp, Los Castros. The feedback has been incredibly positive and for that we are eternally grateful.

And so to THE FUTURE. I´m sure you´re all anxious to know what we have planned next. Well, more of the same for one thing and MORE of the new for another. Plans are afoot to relaunch our cinema club, open a conversation club and put into practice any of the ideas you may come up with. So put your thinking caps on and get ready for another GREAT YEAR at EUROSCOOL.

Remember: What we achieve tomorrow depends on what we do today.


Terence James Paul.

Now, do you want to take a look at our school? Well, you know you just have to ask!

This is us!

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Euroschool of English, because “What we achieve tomorrow, depends on what we do today”

So go ahead and contact us via the comments section on this very page, web (www.euroschoolofenglish.com), Facebook, phone (981140024) or just come and visit (Fernando Macías Nº13), we’ll be more than happy to help and welcome you aboard!

I’m sure we’ll see each other very soon! 😉

Royal baby's first month

A couple of months ago the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton and Prince William) announced the birth of their second child: Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte (Elizabeth Diana) of Cambridge 🙂

But, have you ever wondered how much you actually know about the British Royal family? So, it’s time you found out and that’s why we have prepared a super quiz for you all! How many do you reckon you can get correct?

Have a go on your own or bet with your friends (since we are talking about English people you may as well adopt their customs! 😛 ), the answers will be posted at the very bottom of the page so you can check but no cheating guys!!!

1.  Which of the following is the Queen’s private residence?
a) Balmoral Castle; b) Windsor Castle; c) Buckingham Palace

2. Royal weddings generate souvenirs. What was the first royal wedding commemorated by mass-produced souvenirs?
a) George, Prince of Wales and Princess Caroline of Brunswick in 1795
b) Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg in 1816
c) Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840

3. Which is the following is not among Prince William’s given names?
a) Charles
b) Arthur
c) Louis

4. Who once said of Prince Charles, “You can’t possibly be king with ears like that!”
a) No one, it’s a fabrication
b) Prince Philip
c) Lord Louis Mountbatten

5. The Queen famously referred to a difficult year of her reign as her “annus horribilis.” What year was she referring to?
a) 1992, the year Charles and Diana separated
b) 1993, the year she started paying taxes
c) 1997, the year Diana died

6. There is no doubt that the Queen is a wealthy woman, but it is impossible to know precisely how much she is worth. In 1989, Fortune magazine tried to figure it out. What amount did they come up with?
a) £150-million
b) £785-million
c) £7-billion

7. The Royal yacht Britannia has only one double bed. All the other beds are single. Why?
a) By tradition, only the Queen and Philip were entitled to a double bed.
b) Prince Charles ordered the double bed for his honeymoon cruise with Diana.
c) The Queen Mother had it installed after she fell out of a single bed once too often.

8. The Queen is the longest reigning monarch in Europe. Who is in second spot for longevity?
a) King Albert II of Belgium
b) King Juan Carlos of Spain
c) Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

9. Which of the following is not among the charities Prince William supports?
a) The Welsh Rugby Union
b) 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ Philanthropic Initiatives
c) The Royal British Legion

10. Prince Harry is William’s younger brother. Harry, however, is a nickname. What is his real name?
a) Albert
b) Henry
c) Charles

11. Which of the following is the Queen’s official residence?
a) St. James’s Palace
b) Buckingham Palace
c) Windsor Castle

12. How many rooms are there at Buckingham Palace?
a) 775
b) 902
c) 1,066

13. How many Commonwealth countries, other than the U.K., recognize the Queen as head of state?
a) 4
b) 15
c) 26

14. In what language other than English is the Queen fluent?
a) Welsh
b) French
c) German

15. The Queen owns all the sturgeons, porpoises and whales in the waters around the U.K. True or false?

16. Which of the following European monarchs is not directly related to the Queen?
a) King Juan Carlos of Spain
b) Prince Albert II of Monaco
c) King Harald V of Norway

17. Of how many countries is the Queen head of state?
A. Four
B. Eight
C. 16
D. 2

18. How many prime ministers have served under the Queen?
A. 13
B. 10
C. 14
D. 12

19. Who is The Keeper of the Royal Conscience?
A. The Archbishop of Canterbury
B. Prince Philip
C. The Prince of Wales
D. Ken Clarke

20. How old was the Queen when she came to the throne?
A. 55
B. 45
C. 35
D. 25

Have you got your answers? Don’t scroll down if you don’t or you’ll see them and end up the fun! 😉

Hope you’ve liked today’s post! Let us know comments and results in the comment section below!

ANSWERS: 1a 2b 3a 4c 5a 6c 7b 8c 9c 10b 11c 12a 13b 14b 15True 16b 17c 18a 19d 20d

Sample essay for First Certificate

Hello again!

As promised, here I’ve posted a sample of how an essay can look like if carefully planned!

Essay on solutions to environmental damage

It is agreed that pollution is one of the biggest concerns for developed countries but governments are not doing enough. It is important to realise that if we care about our environment we have to start looking after it.

Firstly, using public transport would reduce the exhaust fumes our cars produce. As a result, the pollution cloud over cities would disappear and, in addition, we could reuse rain water at home.

Secondly, not only are we ruining the Earth’s landscapes by polluting rivers but we are also jeopardising the habitat of countless species, some of which are part of our diet. With this in mind, government actions are vital to control how industries dispose of residues.

Having considered this, air quality is also a problem. Given the fact that in Tokyo problems such as asthma are increasingly common, government and citizens should join forces to prevent our kind from self-destruction.

To summarise, I think that becoming aware of our planet’s situation is essential. On one hand we need to start recycling and trying not to damage our environment but this will not be enough unless governments start taking some action.

And, in case you are thinking this is too complex for you I ‘d like you to take a look at this screenshot:

The blue highlight is for language structures I planned to be in my essay and the yellow ones… Guess what? All of them are linking words and connectors! See how useful they are? This is one of the reasons why your teachers insist so much on them, they are incredibly useful!

Hope these two last posts have encouraged you to start your next writing with careful planning. We can assure you it makes a big difference! 🙂

Keep an eye on The Red Lobster for our next post, which will approach reading strategies for PET (B1).

Have an awesome weekend! 😉

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