📚 + 📺 Ian Gibson on Spain 🇪🇸

Last night I was really happy to see this interview with Ian Gibson (Irish author and Hispanist) on a Spanish late night show called Late Motiv.

He’s been in Spain for a long time (60 years) and after watching the interview I feel like he knows us so well. People often find interesting the perception others have from us and in this case, I love how in such simple words he characterized Spain and its people with such detail. Bold and clear statements on:

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📺 TV: Conan Without Borders: Made In Mexico 🇲🇽+🇺🇸

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Once again Conan packs his suitcase and this time he and part of his team are taking us to Mexico. In such a troubling time for American-Mexican relations (especially due to the new administration), he decided to bring some comedy in order to make some Mexican friends.

What to expect from this show? Comedy that includes: The border, THE famous wall, telenovelas, Diego Luna, lucha libre, Mexican food, Vicente Fox flipping the bird… and much more.

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📺 italy’s invisible cities 🇮🇹

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Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover the hidden history of Italian civilisation and city life.

Stunning images of places you probably haven’t seen before in Naples, Venice and Florence  in your average touristic route but that you can access now thanks to the last technology. For instance, take a look at this 360 videos that appear in the show:

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📚 Books: Sale at the British Museum 🇬🇧🏛️

Last week, I received an e-mail with the following subject:

Discounted books from £2! Learn with the British Museum.

I mean… 2 P O U N D S! 😮 Of course it took me seconds to go to The British Museum Shop Online. Where to find them?

http://www.britishmuseumshoponline.org

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Why to buy them? Because they are so cheap and useful for teaching but, to be honest, this time I’ve just bought them as a treat to myself. My pics were:

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📚 Books: Culottées 🇫🇷

Today is #InternationalWomensDay. You’ve probably seen it everywhere. GOOD!

I was just writing on this day to recommend a super lovely book (2 volumes actually)  that celebrates extraordinary women (Layers, musicians, writers, astronauts, journalist… even a volcanologist!) that although history did not grant them the tag of ‘superstar’ (to most of them) they deserve it so very much.

Fascinating lives and stories illustrated by Pénélope Bagieu (http://www.penelope-jolicoeur.com/) that deserve your time and attention (in my opinion) are included in:

Culottées (Tome 1): Des femmes qui ne font que ce qu’elles veulent AND Culottées (Tome 2): Des femmes qui ne font que ce qu’elles veulent.

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📍Auroville 🇮🇳 – (Revision) 🇪🇸

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I was lucky enough to find a chronicle I can relate to most of the topics covered in the AQA A2 exam. It took me some time until I found the perfect story for my students’ revision time.

It is some info about a place called Auroville (in India) and the idea of a place with no official religion, currency and a very particular form of government seems fascinating to me and fortunately my students liked it too so feel free to have a look and use it in your lessons if you find it useful.

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