📚 + 📺 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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📚 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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