Friday, December 18, 2009

Green tourism vs sustainable tourism?

Do you thing these terms are the same or similar? Could you find any justification for that?

Please, use the comments option to answer and send your compositions.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas...


This is what Judy Garland sang in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis. credited to Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane : by Miss Garland.

Christmas is round the corner again.

Why don't you write your letter to Santa telling him what you want for Xmas (as many write it)?

Presents, dreams, wishes... we'd love to listen to them.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas... :-)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The facilities that every good hotel need to have.

As you might know, depending on the country, hotel uses different types of classification to let us know the kind of facilities they could offer. Sometimes, requirements deals also with the culture and costumes the clients could demand. Read the following article about a famous hotel in Milton Keynes, UK, and try to think if a Spanish person could evaluate a hotel by looking at the listed factors.

Use the "comments" option to add questions that you would never asked about the facilities offered by hotel. Would you add anything?

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Christmas time...

These days (and some weeks more), I will stay in the UK for work. Today, as an advance for Christmas, we had a very special lunch at the University Cafeteria. Have a look at the picture provided and try to answer the following questions...

1. First dish. And this is not a Christmas typical... but, I can tell you it is made of cheese, eggs and tomato, apart from some other ingredients...

2. Main course. Apart from having some boiled vegetables like carrots or Brussels sprouts, it also has...

3. Dessert. I can't tell you anything, but it is something extremely typical from the UK. It has alcohol...

4. Can you see the red bar behind the main course? what's that?

To find some tips to find answers for these questions, you can also visit websites like these:

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Improving your pronunciation?

On of my Department colleagues, and also English for Tourism teachers, has just published a book that may help you to improve your English pronunciation. Te book is called "Teach yourself English Pronunciation" and it can be bought online. It includes a CD that can be displayed in your computer full of recordings and interactive explanations and practice.