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“Dignity” (Deacon Blue)

7 September 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

-foto: @tumblr-

Escucho la canción “Dignity” de Deacon Blue porque una mañana en la radio Carlos Moreno,  “El Pulpo” -@elpulpoCOPE -dijo que este era su grupo favorito.



letra de “Dignity”

Deacon Blue

There’s a man I meet, walks up our street
He’s a worker for the council
Has been twenty years
And he takes no lip off nobody
And litter off the gutter
Puts it in a bag
And never thinks to mutter
And he packs his lunch in a Sunblest bag
The children call him Bogie
He never lets on
But I know ’cause he once told me
He let me know a secret about the money in his kitty
He’s gonna buy a dinghy
Gonna call her Dignity




“Bolívar y sus negros” (Ibsen Martínez)

14 August 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Simón Bolívar, retrato de Epifano Garay]


Conozco a Ibsen Martínez de casualidad. El columnista venezolano tuvo a bien entablar amistad conmigo a raíz de leer alguna columna de las mías publicada en EL NACIONAL de Caracas. Resulta que Ibsen (@IBSENMARTINEZ, en Twitter) es autor de varios libros y escribe en periódicos como EL NACIONAL o EL PAÍS. Actualmente exiliado en Colombia.

La columna recogida a continuación trata sobre la fiebre destructiva de quienes derriban estatuas a las que no soportan por más tiempo.


Bolívar y sus negros


El País, 22.06.2020

“Muchos historiadores que conozco, reaccionarios y progres por igual, habrían titulado Bolívar y los afrodescendientes sin pensárselo mucho, arrebatados por el revisionismo crítico de la memoria que para bien o para mal circula ya, anaeróbicamente, desde hace décadas.

Mientras decidía titular como lo hago, un nuevo brote de derribo de estatuas se diseminaba por un mundo plagado ya de coronavirus. El disparador ha sido el asesinato de George Floyd en Minneapolis y una lista parcial de las estatuas derribadas, pintorreteadas o simplemente denunciadas en flamígeros manifiestos deja ver que la ira no alcanzará solamente a los traficantes y propietarios de esclavos negros.

Ya han rodado por tierra las estatuas de gente tan dispar como Junípero Serra, el fraile franciscano mallorquín, misionero en la Alta California del siglo XVIII, y Robert Clive, soldado, exitoso hombre de negocios, duelista y crudelísimo primer gobernador británico de Bengala, allá por 1760 y pico. Como de costumbre, varias estatuas de Cristóbal Colón han dado en el suelo. Nadie, al parecer, supera a Cristóbal Colón como el hombre más odiado en los memoriales del vilipendio.”




Bolívar y sus negros (Ibsen Martínez) 22.06.2020 ElPaís

English language texts in little doses

31 May 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Some students of English might find vocabulary and reading easier, funnier by means of short messages. The teacher could copy and paste texts from @Instagram, @Pinterest &c in a digital platform, namely @moodle. Also, GIFs and long reads from @Tumblr and @imgur.






English language texts in little doses


Coronavirus COVID 19 – “Are face masks tearing us apart?”(Euronews)

30 May 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Euronews is a good medium to learn English through reading the news in a text (letter size changeable), watching a video and listening to the radio broadcasters´s voice. Their accent is really good. Besides, there are several topics to read about: culture, business, Europe, sport, travel.


“We don’t have a culture of wearing masks in Europe. We largely escaped the epidemics that scarred Asia and made them a common sight in public there.

And then came COVID-19.

At first, we didn’t have enough masks. We were advised not to use them unless we were sick or looking after someone who was.”


Go on reading, listening and watching:


@euronews (Twitter account)





METHOD: euronews to learn English


Hacer la compra a pesar del Covid-19 [Mónica Lalanda]+EXTRA PDF

6 April 2020

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cómo evitar contagios al hacer la compra

Klinkenborg´s pocket book

4 April 2020

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KLINKENBORG, Verlyn. Several short sentences about writing.

New York: Vintage Books, 2012

This book I have read means a lot to me as regards to writing style. Reading those 204 pages helped me think, -re-think, in fact-the way I make sentences. The small pocket book deals with the creation of sentences.

The page numbering avoids writing odd page numbers. Don’t ask me why but I found that original, strange. The author only had to mark even pages.


1/”Short sentences aren’t hard to make” (page 4)

2/”The voices of former teachers, usually uttering rules.

Rules like, “Don’t begin sentences with ‘and’.”

(It’s okay. You can begin sentences with “and”.) * (page 6)

3/” See which words the sentence can live without” (page 12)

4/”It’s your business to know the names of things” (page 43)

5/ “A cliché is dead matter” ** (page 45)

6/”Read until your ear detects a problem” (page 53)

7/”Never stop reading” (page 149)


*reference to William Strunk´s The Elements of Style

** I was told this same idea years ago by the poet Luis Antonio de Villena


Eugenio Fouz.-4.4.2020





“Latin words and phrases every man should know” by Brett & Kate McKay

19 January 2020

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[Mark Reay, photographer and model]



Latin words and phrases every man should know

Brett & Kate McKay

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?

They all were proficient in Latin.

From the Middle Ages until about the middle of the 20th century, Latin was a central part of a man’s schooling in the West. Along with logic and rhetoric, grammar (as Latin was then known) was included as part of the Trivium – the foundation of a medieval liberal arts education. From Latin, all scholarship flowed and it was truly the gateway to the life of the mind, as the bulk of scientific, religious, legal, and philosophical literature was written in the language until about the 16th century. To immerse oneself in classical and humanistic studies, Latin was a must.” (…)



Latin words (McKay)


El significado de las terminaciones de la ONCE

13 December 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Haga clic con el cursor sobre la imagen y la verá mejor


Todos los motes de las 100 terminaciones:
-vía diario.sur-

1. El galán

2. El sol

3. El niño

4. La cama

5. El primo

6. El corazón

7. La luna

8. La dama

9. La col o el zapato

10. La rosa

11. Los claveles

12. Los huevos


Vea todas las terminaciones -del 1 al 100- en una sola página:


significados de terminaciones de la ONCE



Foreign language teacher´s luggage in the classroom

5 December 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Charleston College, South Carolina (USA)]


Foreign language teacher´s luggage in the classroom

Rucksack, keys, watch
Handbooks on grammar, literature, vocabulary &c
Cell phone (and charger)
Laptop / tablet

Blocs, pens, propelling pencils
Rubber, rubber bands, labels
Bookmarks, paper clips, stapler
Sticky tape, pencil case, CD player
post-it, files, markers

Dossier 1.- attendance table / marks table (excel) / classroom notes / notebook exercises
Dossier 2.- PPA / wordlists / planning (term) / oral assessments


E. Fouz.-5.12.19



Foreign language teacher´s luggage


THE AFTER EXAM PAGE .- Business English 2 (first term)

4 December 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

1.Lexical verbs can be REGULAR or IRREGULAR
Regular Verbs have a regular ending in –ED in the past form and the past participle form. See:
to play (INFINITIVE form) played (PAST form) played (PAST PARTICIPLE form): JUGAR
to work worked worked : TRABAJAR
to spell spelled spelled: DELETREAR

Irregular verbs do not have a regular ending. These verbs have different forms. Sometimes all three forms are the same. See:
to quit quit quit: ABANDONAR
to write wrote written: ESCRIBIR

2.How to conjugate lexical verbs in the past simple tense
aff.-                                                              neg.-
I /you saw.yo/tú vi (viste)                           I / you did not see
she saw                                                         she did not see.ella no vio
we / you / they saw                                     we / you / they did not see

Did I / you see?
Did she see?
Did we / you / they see? .¿vimos nosotros?




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