More than once, I have been told by some of you that you just do not get the use of certain acronyms.

Have you ever found yourselves in a meeting and the chair keeps repeating things like TBC, HQ, HR and ASAP all in one sentence? Maybe it sounded like this guy speaking

Well, we have the post for you this week. We have gathered some interesting links for you to start studying and use at your next meeting. Just click on the bold for the website:

Business Abbreviations you need to know under titles

A list of 40 acronyms if you are in a rush

And 123 acronyms to get you feeling like a pro

We also thought it might be a good idea to get you started on learning 1 new word a day. Recommended by one of our students, if you sign up to word reference’s word of the day app you can learn and quiz yourself on a new word. Vocabulary is another one of your weak points, right? So let us give you a helping hand!

Stay tuned for a pop quiz!

Photo source Planet of the Apes 1967


It’s that time of year again! So make sure you save the date on Thursday, December 3rd from 19h-21h at Galeria Joan Gaspar and join us for a class of Cava, great art and friendly company.

We hope to see you there!

Please RSVP by November 27th, 2015


In this profession, we are fortunate to work with many different students who come from all sectors and professions. Why are we fortunate? Because we get the opportunity to learn so much about everything you do!

This week, we applaud all of you for working hard and doing the best you can. Now, let’s take a look at how we can compare jobs and watch 5 different videos on professions around the world.

First of all, do you know the difference between an adjective and a comparative? It’s easy!

An adjective describes HOW something IS (emphasis on the noun): Messi is a good player.

An adverb describes HOW something IS DONE (emphasis on the verb): Messi plays well.

Here are the rules on comparing with adjectives:  Use the (-ER) at the end of the adjective: Colder or Use (more) More famous, but never use -er and more together!!

If you are using an adjective of one syllable you add  –er: Old → older         Tall →taller       Short → Shorter       Wide → Wider

If the adjective ends in a vowel sandwich (consonant-vowel-consonant) double the final consonant:

hot → hotter          thin →thinner             big → bigger

If you have an adjective with two syllables and it ends in –y, you must change the –y to an –i and add –er:  Happy → happier         Sunny →sunnier      Easy → Easier

With adjectives of two or more syllables you must add More before the adjective: Modern →more modern           Important → more important         Beautiful → more beautiful

There are irregular adjectives that do not follow the rules above and you change the word: Good → Better      Bad → Worse    Far → Further   Many/Much → More     Little → Less     Ill → Worse

Now, let’s watch these videos and see if you can compare the jobs. How do you compare your job to the ones mentioned?  http://www.thebookoflife.org/a-working-day/