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Careful with ‘anglicismos’ !

My favourite is ‘footing’ – what’s wrong with jogging or running?

MiProfe's English language blog

English: A car park from above.

Top ten ‘English’ words invented by the Spanish

How Spanish people are reinventing Shakespeare’s tongue…

See www.thelocal.es/galleries/Culture/twisted_english
There are lots of examples – click on the pictures in the gallery too, and note the correct English in the explanation under the picture.

Anglicismos are often not real English!

Let’s ask a question:
How do you say ‘un parking’ in English?
Answer: A car park (or parking space, if not in a car park).

For example: There aren’t many free car parks in Benidorm.
You have to pay at a parking meter to park in most city-centre parking spaces.

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I'm a teacher trainer doing lots of different things in Granada, Spain and back in the UK. I've been a Course Director on Trinity TESOL programmes, worked as an EAP tutor at universities in the UK, spent a couple of years as a DoS at a wonderful school in London, and have also dabbled in online teaching, course creation, blogging and materials development.

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