Why don't you tell us about any inspiring woman/women you have met?
It may be your mother/sister/cousin/best friend/celebrity...
Write some lines about her and what inspires you about who that woman is.

Here you have some we have come across in Mercy Mathews' blog.

"When I'm not mothering my 3 sons (including a set of twins!) or fixing meals, I love reading up on other blogs. My other interests include writing poetry, pot painting, chess, cricket and my latest passion - foosball!"
Website: http://allwomenstalk.com

The 7 Most Inspiring Women Celebrities …

There are so many women in the public eye but only a few of them can be called truly inspiring women celebrities. Apart from the fact that they all have tremendous wealth and have enjoyed widespread success and popularity, they have all overcome the odds to get to where they are today. That is what makes these individuals the most inspiring women celebrities of our time.

1. Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah was born in rural Mississippi in a small low-income family where she had a troubled childhood of rape, abuse, child pregnancy and tragedy. Through sheer grit and determination she overcame all odds, fighting her way through school and college to end up with a career in communication. Her talk show, the Oprah Winfrey show is possibly the most popular in the world and it is all due to her honest personality, straightforward style and general likability.

2. J.K. Rowling

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J K Rowling, the single mother author of the Harry Potter series of books, was rejected 12 times by different publishers before a small British publishing house finally accepted it. The book went on to become an international phenomenal with millions of followers of all age groups. With just the power of her pen, J K Rowling went from near poverty to becoming a billionaire many times over, a definite contender for one of the most inspiring women celebrities if ever there was one.

3. Angeline Jolie
4. Maria Shriver

Do visit http://allwomenstalk.com/the-7-most-inspiring-women-celebrities/
and find out about the rest of the list.

You can write about the list too.


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Icíar is a Spaniard living in London. Like you, she is trying to learn and understand English :
Soy una chica española que vive en Londres. Pese a que mi marido es británico y hablamos inglés en casa, no conseguía mejorar mi acento. Mi marido me decía que no me preocupara ya que todo el mundo tiene acento en Londres. Pero eso no me servía de consuelo.
Así que en este blog estoy comparando el idioma inglés y el español para intentar identificar porqué solemos cometer ciertos errores y así poder evitarlos de una forma consciente.

This is her last entry in her blog "Pronunciar Inglés":

Descifrando la vocal más común del inglés (Schwa)
April 19th, 2011 · 2 comentarios... ¿y tú qué opinas?
Una diferencia entre el inglés y el español es que en el idioma español las sílabas acentuadas tienen la misma duración que las inacentuadas, pero esto no ocurre en el idioma inglés. En inglés, muchas vocales inacentuadas se reducen utilizando un fonema débil, corto y centralizado. Este fonema suele ser la /ə/ también denominado Schwa.



Nationalities word formation

Here you are a very interesting website related to one of the grammar points studied in unit 5. It is very interesting, because, apart from giving you a very detailled explanation of this topic, you'll see a rather descriptive map on these kind of suffixes.

Ater that, why not getting subscribe to that blog?




This is Zac Tobias and this is his blog: http://www.hablamejoringles.com/
He is a teacher in Madrid and, obviously, he teaches English there.

This is his BIO:
Me llamo Zac Tobias y soy un profesor y traductor norteamericano con más de 6 años de experiencia trabajando en Madrid. Esta página web es fruto de mis experiencias viviendo en España, enseñando inglés a hispanohablantes y reflexionando sobre las diferencias entre los dos idiomas y los problemas que suelen surgir.

You can read more about him if you visit his blog and make the most of his posts and the visitors' questions.

You can listen to some interesting points on pronunciation and even watch some videos and check how some Spanish celebrities speak English: Nadal, Barden, Pe and others. If they did it you can do it too!!




If you are looking for good blogs to practice your English, improve your pronunciation or just read some real English, this will be very helpful:


Monica is a bilingual teacher (her mum is English) and she keeps this blog to help students, as simple as that.
The blog includes :
Inicio Curso Gratuito Índice All Lessons ¿Quieres Colaborar? Artículos Ebpai-Clases de Inglés Contacta FAQ
Posts Destacados: Business English Pronunciación Trucos para aprender inglés Escribir en Inglés Do and Does El participio pasado Wh-questions Recursos 1 Recursos 2

Please, visit Monica's blog watch her videos



and write your coments.

What do you think of the blog, is it useful for your studying?
Why/why not?
Do you keep a blog? In English?