The groundsman at Mendizorrotza

WEP 060619 – The Groundsman

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This week’s Weekly English Practice looks at how Deportivo Alavés look after the pitch at their football ground. John Stewart, the groundsman, explains the problems that they face at Mendizorrotza.   Click on the image to download the pdf Interview* with John Stewart, groundsman of Deportivo Alavés *ECP Coach Kez tried to interview the elusive […]

Sicansios!

WEP 230519 – Sicansíos (Dubbing Game of Thrones)

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ECP Coach Rob is a big fan of Game of Thrones. In this week’s Weekly English Practice he talks about a problem that happened in the Spanish dubbing of a recent episode. Do you know what “Sicansíos” means? Click on the image to download the pdf Being a voice actor in Spain is becoming increasingly […]

Gasteiz to Glasgow

WEP 090519 – From Gasteiz to Glasgow

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ECP coach John has two daughters and in this week’s Weekly English Practice they chat about older sister Julene’s life in Glasgow, Scotland. To find out more, read and listen to this week’s WEP!   Click on the image to download the pdf An interview with Gasteiztarra Julene Hird (Juli) about her life in Scotland. […]

Alcohol-free pub in Dublin

WEP 240119 – Alcohol-Free Bar To Open In Dublin

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ECP coach Darren talks about Dublin’s newest pub, The Virgin Mary. What makes this bar different is that it only serves alcohol-free drinks. To find out more, read this week’s Weekly English Practice!   Click on the image to download the pdf Heard the one* about the Irish pub with no booze? * ”Have you […]

Wall Of Protest India

WEP 100119 – 620 Kilometre Wall Of Protest By Indian Women

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ECP coach Kez talks about a protest in India. To find out more, read this week’s Weekly English Practice!   Click on the image to download the pdf They were asserting their right to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala – and have given hope for women’s rights Read and check you understand this vocabulary […]

WEP 201218 – Can We Charge Family For Christmas Lunch?

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Is it ever OK to charge family for Christmas lunch? To get involved in this heated debate, read this week’s Weekly English Practice!   Click on the image to download the pdf   Is it ever OK to charge family for Christmas lunch? (If so, how much?) Hosting Christmas lunch for friends and family can […]

WEP 131218 – Iceland’s Christmas Orangutan Advert

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ECP coach Rob explains why Iceland – the UK supermarket chain, not the country – has had problems with its 2018 Christmas TV advert about s young orangutan and plam oil.   Click on the image to download the pdf Are orangutans and palm oil too political for Christmas TV? A supermarket’s Christmas advert is […]

WEP Cover

WEP 061218 – Accentism in Britain

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ECP coach Darren talks about “accentism” and its effect on British society Click on the image to download the pdf “Accentism” is the new classism which determines social status Before you read the complete article, look at this vocabulary and find it in the text: posh: in an upper-class way speech: the act of speaking […]

WEP 291118 – Opposition to victim-blaming in Irish rape trial

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ECP coach John describes the #ThisIsNotConsent campaign and the growing opposition to victim-blaming Click on the image to download the pdf Politician holds up a pair of knickers in Irish parliament in protest against misogynistic rape myths  Before you read the complete article, look at this vocabulary and find it in the text: to blame: […]