Archivos de etiquetas: Personal blog

YESNYOU – Making the Most of the BBC

Hi everyone, Just a short blog this week. The BBC (or British Broadcasting Corporation for those who don’t like acronyms!) is the best news service in the world. There, I said it. It is THE BEST IN THE WORLD. Of course, it has its problems: A 24 hour news cycle means that occasionally reporters are […]

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YESNYOU – The TED Transformation

Hi everyone, Do you ever watch TED talks? Do you even know what they are? I often use TED talks in my classes, and I recently taught a class using a TED talk from one of our earliest blogs: Beautiful Unique Snowflakes. That blog was all about world population, and includes a clever clock that […]

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YESNYOU – Who Ate All The Pies?

Hi everyone! The humble pie is a common component of some of the best British food that we have. Why? Because it is traditional. Now the organisation Jus-Rol wants to celebrate this fantastic pastry-filled invention with British Pie Week, highlighting the best in pie-making from the steak pie to the apple pie, and every pie […]

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YESNYOU – And The Winner Is… The Oscars 2016 Part 2

Hi everyone, So The Oscars have come and gone again for another year. Did you stay up late on Sunday night to watch the show? No, me neither! In case you missed them, here are the results:   Did you predict any of these results? Unfortunately, Mad Max did not win the Best Picture Oscar, […]

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YESNYOU – Extra-curricular English Activities

Hi everyone! How do you use your English? Do you watch TV series? Or read the news online? Or perhaps you write poetry? Well, here’s another thing you can do with your English… As well as being an English teacher I also have a second job. Can you guess what it is? I’ll give you […]

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YESNYOU – Takeaway Give Away 3: Going Abroad

Hi everyone, Last week I asked you about your New Year’s Resolutions and suggested some things that you could do if you won the Christmas lottery. Winning the lottery isn’t very likely, so how about making some more realistic plans for the future? Do you like to travel? I do. This week I’d like to […]

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YESNYOU – Happy New Year 2016!

Welcome everyone!           Balloons: poppable joy bubbles A new year is a time of fresh starts, renewed promises and future plans! What are you going to do this year? What changes will you make? How will your life be different?! Or maybe you’re perfectly happy just the way you are, which is also […]

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YESNYOU – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!

Hi everyone! Christmas is nearly here, so it’s time for a blog that will help you to make the most of every opportunity to learn English over the festive period. Since September we’ve given you some general tips on how to study better in The Love of Learning,  talked about how reading articles and watching videos […]

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YESNYOU – Top 250 – What’s your score?

Hi everyone, It’s nearly December and I have great news! I am only 12 steps away from achieving one of my biggest goals! I am only 12 movies away from finishing the IMDb Top 250 movie list! That’s right. I have watched 238 out of 250 of the movies on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) […]

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YESNYOU – Welcome back, everybody! What have you been up to lately?

It has been a long, hot summer here in Barcelona but finally September has arrived and we can all breathe a long, hot sigh of relief. What have you been up to? It is traditional here at YESNYOU to kick-off the new academic year with a little catch up with a few of our telephone […]

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