😍 What a discovery! 👁️

Last week, my mom who is learning English and French at the Official School of Languages (EOI) asked me if I was tempted by any books from her school’s library since she was going to collect one for herself. I checked the libraries’ catalogue very quickly and I was happily surprised to find these:

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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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PEOPLE: Miss, Who is French? 🇫🇷

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On one occasion a couple of my students asked me if I could think of 10 French personalities that were not death. I was a bit shocked by the question since I was not their French teacher (they had a great teacher btw) so I asked them, what was the purpose of such question? (…and luckily I could name my 10 :P).

Then they explained to me that sometimes they felt a bit ignorant because they didn´t know much about French celebrities the way the French exchange students (that visited us) did know about British and American celebrities. So I went:

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