Sunday, March 27, 2011

On the road

Bus driver gets black eye after collision.

A motorist gave a bus driver a black eye after a collision between their vehicles at the junction of George Street and High Road in Croydon. The man appeared in court yesterday morning. He got a suspended prison sentence and had to pay compensation to the bus driver.
Randolph Green, aged 28, an electrical engineer, of Blackthorn Road, Tooting, admitted hitting Mr. Michael Teal.
Mr. Charles Smith, who was outside the cinema in High Road when the accident happened, gave evidence at the trial. He said: “After the collision between the bus and Green’s car there was an argument about the cause of the accident and the two men got very angry. Green jumped on the bonnet of the car, put his hand through the open window of the bus and hit the driver in the eye.”
The judge sentenced Green to 28 days imprisonment suspended for a year and ordered him to pay £50 compensation to Mr. Teal.

a)Where were the bus and the car when the accident happened?
b)Who were the two men involved in the accident?
c)How much compensation did Mr. Green have to pay Mr. Teal?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Heroine full time

Tobacconist heroine fights armed robber
Sixty-nine year old Monsalud Cabrera didn't think twice when faced with an armed robber in her Malaga shop on Tuesday. She defended herself with the first thing she had to hand: rolls of gift wrap. The tobacconist, who was behind the counter with her assistant at the time, started hitting out at the gun with the paper shouting "That's not real". A shot was fired, shattering the glass at the front of the counter, but by then, the robber had been sufficiently intimidated and left the premises empty-handed. "Divine intervention" was Monsalud's explanation for her instinctive reaction. 
Article taken from El Sur In English, by J.Cano.

Answer the following questions:
What happened?
Where did it take place? When?
What did the woman do?
What do you think of security measures at grocers' and department stores?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Irish Coffee

As Saint Patrick's Day is approaching, I have found this delicious recipe to start tasting the Irish scent. Enjoy!!

Coffee & Hot Drinks: How To Make An Irish Coffee

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Maybe you're interested in travelling while learning English, French or German, aren't you? If your answer is affirmative, just have a look to this link. Don't miss the chance if you can!

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. ~Seneca

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. Augustine