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Francisco Javier García López

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An Englishman in New York

I don’t take coffee, I take tea, my dear I like my toast done on one side And you can hear it in my accent when I talk I’m an Englishman in New York See me walking down Fifth Avenue A walking cane here at my side I take it everywhere I walk I’m an …

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Christina Rosetti: “Sonnets are full of love”. Mother’s Day

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Day Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as …

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Olivia and Health

Olivia  y la salud. Olivia, our conscientious English Language Assistant has prepared for us a very interesting presentation about health. Let’s read what she wrote. Olivia, nuestra responsable Auxiliar de Conversación de Lenguas nos ha preparado una exposición sobre la salud. Veamos qué ha escrito. Last Thursday I began working with the fourth of ESO …

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English Language Day. 23 April. Día de la Lengua Inglesa. 23 de Abril

https://www.un.org/en/observances/english-language-day English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare. The Day is the result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Global Communications, establishing language days for each of the Organization’s six official languages. The purpose of the UN’s …

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Earth Day. El día de la Tierra.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org (formerly Earth Day Network)[1] including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.[1][2] El Día de la Tierra es un acontecimiento …

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Four Weddings and a Funeral. Stop all the clocks

Cuatro bodas y un funeral. Detengan todos los relojes. «Funeral blues» Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message He …

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Itakha by C.P. Cavafy

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/51296/ithaka-56d22eef917ec As you set out for Ithaka hope your road is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians, Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things like that on your way as long as you keep your thoughts raised high, as long as a rare excitement stirs your spirit …

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Sustainable Development Goals and our city. Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y nuestra ciudad.

Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y nuestra ciudad. An interview with Francisco de la Torre, Mayor of Málaga. Una entrevista con Francisco de la Torre, alcalde de Málaga. Interview with Francisco de la Torre, Mayor of Malaga, Spain Francisco de la Torre has been Mayor of Malaga since 2000. Under his mandate, the Andalusian city …

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Hannah Arendt and “The banality of evil”.

  Hanna Arendt y “La  banalidad del mal”. https://aeon.co/ideas/what-did-hannah-arendt-really-mean-by-the-banality-of-evil Can one do evil without being evil? This was the puzzling question that the philosopher Hannah Arendt grappled with when she reported for The New Yorker in 1961 on the war crimes trial of Adolph Eichmann, the Nazi operative responsible for organising the transportation of millions …

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Change the world. Cambiar el mundo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kntzQiaFzOQ Dear friends,  Let’s start the week with one song by Eric Clapton. I hope you will like it.  Queridos amigos: Empecemos la semana con una canción de Eric Clapton. Espero que os guste. CHANGE THE WORLD If I can reach the stars Pull one down for you Shine it on my heart So you …

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