Posts Tagged ‘UK’

Patrick Hutchinson (Hutchinson with H as in Hero)

15 June 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

photo by Dylan Martínez

(REUTERS)

Black Lives Matter protester seen carrying a white man through an angry crowd in London says he wants ‘equality for all races and people’
By Amir Vera, Salma Abdelaziz and Zahid Mahmood, CNN
June 15, 2020

London (CNN)The black man seen carrying an injured white man to safety during a chaotic scene at protests in London Saturday told CNN he did it to avoid catastrophe.

The image of Patrick Hutchinson’s selfless act has now spread across the globe. Hutchinson told CNN Sunday it was the first Black Lives Matter protest he attended, and he helped the white man because he didn’t want the main reason for the protests to be lost in one moment of violence.
Protesters in London and all over the world have taken to the streets calling for police reform after the deaths of black people at the hands of police. These deaths most recently include George Floyd in Minneapolis and Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta.
“My real focus was on avoiding a catastrophe, all of a sudden the narrative changes into ‘Black Lives Matters, Youngsters Kill Protesters.’ That was the message we were trying to avoid,” Hutchinson said.”  

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Continue reading:

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/14/uk/london-blm-protester-injured-man-photo-trnd/index.html

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I think, Hutchinson must have thought this

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@BBCNews (UK) on @Twitter

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Banksy and the new heroines

9 May 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

The Independent (UK)

Jacob Stolworthy, 7.5.2020

“Banksy has unveiled a new artwork in Southampton General Hospital depicting a nurse as a superhero.

The piece, titled Game Changer, can be seen on Level C of the building, and was made as a thank you to staff for their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Following its unveiling, the enigmatic street artist left a note for hospital workers, which read: “I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if its only black and white.””

https://tinyurl.com/y8xxl44r

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DEPECHE MODE

20 May 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Depeche Mode

 

@Ultra_Depeche

D E PECHE Non

(Joke only for DEPECHE fans born or related to Galicia anyway)

 

Radio “Gravity”(radio.garden)

14 January 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

gravity03mdj

Radio Gravity.-

enlace a cualquier emisora de radio del mundo aquí:

http://radio.garden/live/st-helier/bbc-radio-jersey/

vía @pepefouzh

N.B

He elegido St Helier en la isla de Jersey,

the Channel Islands (UK)

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Equivalencias de las tallas de zapatos en USA, UK y EU (hombres y mujeres)

6 July 2015

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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Hombres
USA UK EU CM
6.0 5.5 38.5 24
6.5 6.0 39 24.5
7.0 6.0 40 25
7.5 6.5 40.5 25.5
8.0 7.0 41 26
8.5 7.5 42 26.5
9.0 8.0 42.5 27
9.5 8.5 43 27.5
10.0 9.0 44 28
10.5 9.5 44.5 28.5
11.0 10.0 45 29
11.5 10.5 45.5 29.5
12.0 11.0 46 30
12.5 11.5 47 30.5
13.0 12.0 47.5 31
13.5 12.5 48 31.5
14.0 13.0 48.5 32
14.5 13.5 49 32.5
15.0 14.0 49.5 33
15.5 14.5 50 33.5
16.0 15.0 50.5 34
16.5 15.5 51 34.5
17.0 16.0 51.5 35
17.5 16.5 52 35.5
18.0 17.0 52.5 36
19.0 18.0 53.5 37
20.0 19.0 54.5 38
21.0 20.0 55.5 39
22.0 21.0 56.5 40
Mujeres
USA UK EU CM
4.0 1.5 34.5 21
4.5 2.0 35 21.5
5.0 2.5 35.5 22
5.5 3.0 36 22.5
6.0 3.5 36.5 23
6.5 4.0 37.5 23.5
7.0 4.5 38 24
7.5 5.0 38.5 24.5
8.0 5.5 39 25
8.5 6.0 40 25.5
9.0 6.5 40.5 26
9.5 7.0 41 26.5
10.0 7.5 42 27
10.5 8.0 42.5 27.5
11.0 8.5 43 28
11.5 9.0 44 28.5
12.0 9.5 44.5 29
12.5 10.0 45 29.5
13.0 10.5 45.5 30
13.5 11.0 46 30.5
14.0 11.5 47 31
14.5 12.0 47.5 31.5
15.0 12.5 48 32
15.5 13.0 48.5 32.5
16.0 13.5 49 33

Por ejemplo, un hombre que tenga la talla 41 de calzado en Europa (EU-41) debe buscar una talla 8 en Estados Unidos (USA-8.0) y la talla 7 en el Reino Unido (UK-7.0). El significado de CM es la medida en centímetros de la planta del pie, que en este caso serían 26 cms. Si se pregunta que para qué le sirve a usted saber estas equivalencias, entienda que mucho calzado vendido en nuestro país procede de Estados Unidos o el Reino Unido (“Converse” es calzado deportivo procedente de EE UU)

Understanding the English ;-)

26 April 2014

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

ok so what

The chart below will help you (us) understand the English. Yes!

WHAT THE BRITISH SAY

I hear what you say

WHAT THE BRITISH MEAN

I disagree and do not want to discuss it further

WHAT FOREIGNERS UNDERSTAND

He accepts my point of view

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WHAT THE BRITISH SAY

With the greatest respect

WHAT THE BRITISH MEAN

You are an idiot

WHAT FOREIGNERS UNDERSTAND

He is listening to me

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WHAT THE BRITISH SAY

That’s not bad

WHAT THE BRITISH MEAN

That’s good

WHAT FOREIGNERS UNDERSTAND

That’s poor

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WHAT THE BRITISH SAY

That is a very brave proposal

WHAT THE BRITISH MEAN

You are insane

WHAT FOREIGNERS UNDERSTAND

He thinks I have courage

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WHAT THE BRITISH SAY

I was a bit disappointed that

WHAT THE BRITISH MEAN

I am annoyed that

WHAT FOREIGNERS UNDERSTAND

It doesn’t really matter

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WHAT THE BRITISH SAY

Very interesting

WHAT THE BRITISH MEAN

That is clearly nonsense

WHAT FOREIGNERS UNDERSTAND

They are impressed

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Source: The Telegraph.-UK

http://tinyurl.com/oltfbd7

 

 

 

I want to be up on the hill, in summer

13 October 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Summerhill, UK

Yes, I want to be there and stay for some time. Despite the fact that I believe in discipline, order and testing students I have the necessity of this experience there in the UK. I read the wonderful book years ago and I loved it, the whole idea of democracy, debate, creativity and free will. Yes, I want to be there, up on the hill in summer, in Summerhill. I would fancy being a member of that education independent country.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summerhill_School

Teacher bloggers on the BBC

10 July 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

I love these kind of things. There are lots of posts written by teachers and students which belong to the BBC Learning English section. Long or short posts including corrections and a glossary on vocabulary. I copy here an extract of one teacher who was running theDublinmarathon. Of course, there are many more posts there.

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BLOGGER ON THE BBC  BLOGGER ON THE BBC  BLOGGER ON THE BBC

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

6 comments

Music to run to

Hi Enrico,

Thanks for your latest posting. It was really interesting hearing about the kind of music you like. Music is so personal, isn’t it? Do you find running with music makes you bond with certain tracks? Do you make special music mixes for races? I know I did, and to this day, there are some songs that can immediately take me back to a particular run or race whenever I hear them.

When I ran the Dublin marathon it was so long ago that I was using a little Walkman tape recorder to listen to my special marathon mix. As I told you before, I was quite a slow runner so I even managed to run out of batteries during the marathon so I had to stop and go into a little shop to buy some more. I remember there was a young lad in the shop who started making fun of my being in the shop (with my running number on – clearly in the marathon). He said in a really loud voice for everyone to hear ‘Oi! This woman’s cheating! She’s stopped for a rest in here. She’s not allowed to do that, so she’s not!’ I tell you, I paid for those batteries and got out of that shop as fast as I could! I wasmortified!

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Here are some words that you didn’t spell correctly. I think a few of them might just have been a slip when you were typing, but can you have a look at them and see if you can correct them?

hearthquake /esperience /reggaee /preferit /rithm /syntethizer /wiev /studing (English)

In English, we use an apostrophe before the s to show that something belongs to a person (or animal). For example, if you want to talk about one girl who has one book, you can write:
The girl’s book  / Two students sharing one newspaper: The students’ newspaper.
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Vocabulary
personal – relating or belonging to a single person rather than to a group or an organization
mixes – mixtures, varieties of
bond with– have a close connection with
tracks – songs on a CD or record
to this day – even though it was a long time ago
run out of– If you run out of something you have no more of it left (here, my batteries no longer worked, there was no power left in them)
lad – young man
mortified – very embarrassed
remember as clear as day – remember very clearly
blasting – making a very loud noise (here, the music was playing very loudly)
possession – something you own
a slip – a mistake
you’ve mastered – you are able to do something very effectively
overuse – use too much

BLOGGER  ON THE BBC   BLOGGER ON THE BBC  BLOGGER ON THE BBC

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And here is the link :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/communicate/blog/teacher/

Isn´t this stuff a good idea for teachers?

Oogle give me a g

13 April 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

 (Notting Hill, a film directed by Roger Michell, 1999. Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant)

Oogle give me a g

Outube give me a letter y

Bc give me another b

 

G, y, b google and you´ll be friends

 

Why?

Well, you´ll see

 

Ikipedia give me a double u

Ordreference search for this English word and give me u twice

Ordpress blog these verses, yep, give me a w

 

Google, youtube and bbc podcasting

Wikipedia, wordreference and wordpress blogging

 

Six places one must stay at least twice everyday

Last minute reminder, luggage

30 May 2009

Mayo 2009
1.  No olvide solicitar el visado, si no tiene la nacionalidad española.
2. Equipaje ligero, llevar chubasquero, paraguas, carteras o mochila.
3. Coma algo antes de embarcar en los aviones.

4. No viaje con balones de deporte inflados (algunos establecimientos los venden desinflados).

5. Compruebe que lleva consigo todo el equipaje: hágase cargo de su mochila, su maleta, el paraguas o las gafas.

6. Trate de llevar el dinero y los documentos en más de una cartera o monedero.

7. Lleve un cuaderno de tamaño cuartilla preferiblemente para anotaciones, vocabulario y diario.
8. De Alicante a Manchester el vuelo dura unas dos horas y media.
9. Recuerde el cambio de hora: en Inglaterra es una hora antes que en España. Las 2 de la tarde en Inglaterra son las 3 en España.
10. Consiga un enchufe de 3 clavijas para el Reino Unido.
11. Recuerde llevar teléfono móvil y cargador, y no olvide llamar a la compañía de telefonía móvil en España para activar el ROAMING o temporalidad de uso de su teléfono.

12. Debe revisar que tiene entre sus documentos : pasaporte o DNI, permiso de la policía española, autorización del director de nuestro centro escolar, carné de estudiante, Visado (si no tiene la nacionalidad española), tarjeta sanitaria europea, alguna tarjeta de crédito VISA, listado de teléfonos de los compañeros del grupo de intercambio, teléfono de los 2 centros escolares, teléfono de su compañero inglés, teléfono de su profesor español, etcétera.

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