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Quien fue a Sevilla perdio su silla (English and Spanish)

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Scroll down to read in Spanish. This is the expression used when someone returns to find another person has taken their place. The expression dates back to Henry IV reign (1425-1474) when two archbishops, Alfonso de Fonseca The Old and Alfonso de Fonseca The Young (uncle and nephew), had a ‘battle’. In 1460 Alonso de Fonseca The Young, was honored as archbishop of Santiago de Compostela in the Kingdom of Galicia, north of Spain. By that time this Kingdom was…

Misunderstood expression – No hay moros en la costa (a way out of danger).

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The Spanish Word ‘moro’ comes from the latin maurus which referred to the inhabitants of the old kingdom of Mauritania and the antique Roman provinces of Tingitana Mauritania and Cesarian Mauritania. During the 8th century invasion of the Iberian Peninsula, the Morish were part of the force that conquered Spain in just 9 years. Over the next several centuries the east of Spain was frequently invaded by Berber pirates from northeast Africa. Costal towns were frequently attacked and that was the reason…

July and August Hispanic events

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Hola chic@s, What a great summer we are having in London. It looks like we are enjoying our lessons in our school in Valencia, which by the way we have incredible pictures of the groups that went last week. Again another month with great events related with Hispanic culture: Che Malambo (18-22th July in Peacock theatre): For the first time in the UK, after wildly successful performances across North America and Europe, the all-male Argentinian percussive dance and music sensation…

Football’s Coming Home

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Hola Vamos, My last blog was titled “El Mundial empieza ahora” (World Cup starts now). That Works for some teams, for others “El Mundial ha terminado” (World Cup has finished). In Alberto´s blog, he explained very well that Spain was not playing their best football. We also had some events previous to the tournament that affected the national team mood, such as our manager signed by Real Madrid. But we never expected to get knocked out so easily and without…

SE ACABÓ EL SUEÑO DE RUSIA

B1 (levels 7-10) Noticias de la semana

Se acabó el Mundial para España. La selección fue eliminada tras perder en los penaltis contra Rusia, los anfitriones del torneo. Volvemos a casa de la forma más cruel, pero así es el fútbol. Una vez que ha terminado nuestra participación en el torneo, es tiempo de analizar los errores y las razones de la dura derrota el domingo. Y la verdad es que todo empezó a torcerse justo dos días antes de empezar, cuando el presidente Luis Rubiales despidió…