Category Archive: EU topics

Jan 08

CEFR – Plurilingualism explained – Now I know

 Plurilingualism or Multilingualism? Do these two terms refer to one single concept or to two different ones? Well, the answer is not so evident! If you look at the definition developed by the Council of Europe’s CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), you will find that the Council of Europe distinguishes between the …

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Jan 04

News&English – Angela Merkel’s Year of Living Dangerously

 In 2015, Angela Merkel evolved from Germany’s measured voice of reason into Europe’s voice of compassion. Loved and loathed (=hated), the German chancellor heads towards a tumultuous (=busy) 2016. Read the article by Matthew Karnitschnig in POLITICO along with some key terms explained in red and further expressions marked in green. Then take our Comprehension …

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Dec 02

Follow the Headlines DaybyDay

 ROUND #12 On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.  —David Ogilvy Indeed, headlines are arguably more important than the article itself… They need to be tricky, unique, creative, super-clickable, irresistible and …

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Nov 25

Follow the Headlines DaybyDay

 ROUND #11 On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.  —David Ogilvy Indeed, headlines are arguably more important than the article itself… They need to be tricky, unique, creative, super-clickable, irresistible and …

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Nov 22

Mea Culpa – Paris attacks show flawed use of Schengen rules?

 A ‘mea culpa’ emerged from the emergency meeting on security matters on Friday (20 November), as EU member states acknowledged they did not use all the tools at their disposal to address the terrorist threats. Read the EurActiv.com article by Jorge Valero along with some key expressions to know. Questions for You: Which expression is used to …

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Nov 18

Eurotariff – Roaming prices to be cancelled?

 Did you forget to switch off the automatic updates on your smartphone? You don’t need to worry about accidentally running up a huge bill: unless you agree differently with your operator, the cost of your data roaming is automatically capped. Moreover, roaming charges will cease to exist in the EU as of 15 June 2017. …

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Nov 16

Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in graphics

 Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in graphics How many people are coming? Where do they come from? What is the plan for their resettlement? And will it work? A number of questions that  have been raised by politicians, decision-makers or anybody living in Europe – or elsewhere. Check out the article of the BBC …

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Nov 13

Leaving EU would be a ‘disaster’, British universities warn

  Leaving EU would be a ‘disaster’, British universities warn What are the impacts of a potential UK exit from the European Union? How will the economy, industry, agriculture, or even education be affected? Below, you will find one view from the world of academics,  as published in an article of The Guardian,  with some …

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Nov 02

Follow the Headlines DaybyDay

 ROUND #9 On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.  —David Ogilvy Indeed, headlines are arguably more important than the article itself… They need to be tricky, unique, creative, super-clickable, irresistible and …

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Oct 26

EURO QUIZ

     Do you feel like doing another quiz? Here are a few more: EU Abbreviations Quiz French Words in (EU) English European Citizens’ Initiative What(ever) do you mean? – Spoken Idioms   Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono at FreeDigitalPhotos.net   If you like this quiz, share it with friends and colleagues by using the …

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