staycation?

staycation?

“Sun is shining, the weather is sweet”. Bob Marley sings to us in his song, Sun Is Shining.
Yes, summer is here. It’s that time of the year when many of us escape our town or city and even our country. It’s holiday time!
Or is it? In these times of Coronavirus we have to rethink our traditional summer holiday.

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Independence Day

July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence since 1776. Every year there are major festivities including fireworks, parades, and concerts, and also more casual events such as family gatherings and community barbecues.
Independence Day is a sea of red, white and blue. Not only is the American flag everywhere, but people, pets and almost everything else is decorated in the national colours.
It’s a national celebration, a national party.

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not the summer of sport

This weekend the Tour de France was due to begin, while Monday was to be the first day of Wimbledon. But not this year. The coronavirus pandemic has led to events being cancelled or postponed. Sports fans will, of course, be disappointed. So what can replace the many, many hours of sport on television?

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here comes summer!

Yes, summer is here, it officially starts tomorrow, Saturday, 21 June. But this year our warmest season will be different because of coronavirus. There will still be long, hot, sunny days. However, the usual festivals, carnivals and other sports and cultural events won’t take place. And even going to the beach will be different!

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world gin day

Do you drink gin? If you do then you are not alone. Research has revealed Spain to be the number one country for gin consumption. People here drink more than a litre of gin a year, on average. That is a lot of gin.
Saturday, 13 June is World Gin Day. It is a celebration of the alcoholic drink that originally came from Holland. In past years, events have been held in over 30 countries to bring people together to celebrate gin, try new gins, and generally have a good time.
But in these days of coronavirus, World Gin Day is moving online.

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lockdown

La cuarentena or el bloqueo are known as lockdown in English. In the UK and in Spain, we don’t have our usual daily and weekly routines. These probably included going to work and perhaps attending English classes. So, if you have some time for English at home then our new workbooks are for you. The theme is lockdown. There are royal messages on television, some history, photographs of people in their homes, and even some positive things to emerge from lockdown.

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International Women’s Day

flip academy supports International Women’s Day in celebration of women’s achievements and for progress towards women’s equality. During March our theme is reading and in the annual book fair we’ve found a collection of stories about women who made history.

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celebrate books, celebrate reading

The 43rd annual book fair has arrived in Gran Via Marqués del Turia.
Everyone is catered for – adults, children and teenagers alike so you will surely find something among the many stalls.
We read in our own language without really noticing. Yet, when it comes to another language, we seem to forget that we are capable readers.
So, throughout March, and in celebration of the book fair, we will be publishing a range of posts all connected to reading. There will be advice, tips, interesting facts, and perhaps even some recommendations.

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choosing an English academy

With so many English academies, how do you choose which one is best for you? Here in flip academy we have put together a small guide of the nine things you should consider before choosing an English academy. The guide is aimed at adults who are looking for an academy for themselves, not for parents looking for a centre for their children.

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