Past Tense The Fiesta and The Fun Begin Unit 8

The merienda finished.  The band began to play and the people started to dance.  To start with, the grandparents danced with each other.  The band struck up with some pasadobles and then went on to play some modern music, which encouraged the young ones to get up and dance.  The two sisters stood silently together.  Their parents decided […]

Patrick O’Connell – Barça’s Patron Saint B2+

We do not associate Ireland with strong footballers let alone football personalites.  Yet, Ireland has produced a number of interesting characters, even though the sport was considered to be a “garrison game” during the British occupation. One such interesting character from the Irish football scene is Patrick O’Connell.  He was born in 1887 in Westmeath […]

Women Move Mountains for Equality B2+

Throughout history, women have had to climb metaphorical mountains, pushing boundaries in order to be granted all manner of rights. Basic, simple rights that should be enjoyed by everyone, men, women and children irrespective of creed or colour.  Thankfully, over the years women have been gaining ground in this battle for equality. Yet, for some […]