Yesterday was the first official day of the summer or Summer Solstice. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE summer. Long days, travel plans, beach, sun, ice cream, cool beers and lots of time outdoors with family and friends. What do you do for the summer? Do you like the summer or do you prefer another season?

In honor of summer, I thought I would share a little poem I recently came across (found) and I hope you enjoy it just as much as I do. Perhaps this is a good exercise to bring out the dictionary and add some new vocabulary to your word bank?

The Summer Day by Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?

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Next Monday is the first official day of summer and before you pack your bags, throw on your swimsuit and slather on your sunscreen, we want to remind you that we have one last round table session to say goodbye to Spring and hello to Summer.

The last 4 sessions were a real success and it was wonderful to hear all of you share your opinions and point of views on various topics. This last session promises to be a great session as well and we will be talking about Today’s Technology and Social Media, How does it affect us? Francina, one of our loyal participants will be leading the session and I will be making a surprise cocktail to kick off the summer right.

So if you are free on Thursday, June 30th from 19.00-20.30h and have something to say on the subject of technology (who doesn’t?), join us! All levels and everyone is welcome.

When: Thursday, June 30th from 19.00-20.30h

Where: Espai 290, Aragó 290, Principal

How much: 10€ per person

Why: To exchange ideas, share opinions and improve your spoken English in a comfortable setting

Contact us if you haven’t signed up yet: and we hope to see you there!

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“[You] don’t have to change your goal. Change your path, be willing to, and don’t see that as a failure. That’s just life.”

We live in a competitive world, especially if you are in the business world. It is important to stand out from the crowd or to be noticeable. Whether you are in a multinational or working on your own company, it makes a big difference to know a few tricks on being more professional and business savvy.

One of our students, came across this article on 9 Phrases that make you sound less experienced than you are and I thought it would be a great idea to share it with all of you.

And here are 15 phrases to help you sound more professional

Finally, Forbes offers your 7 steps to stand out from the crowd.

You cannot go wrong with this advice. So, what do you say? How do you stand out from your crowd or try to be unique at work?

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