Invitation to a party

Invitation to a party

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by Paula Ramos Celebration of the Rain   Our country is in drought. Water is important for agriculture and for all sectors of the economy. Tomorrow, November 1st, it is going to rain. Although it is the day to pay homage to those who are no longer among us, I propose that we remember them […]

Our feelings

Our feelings

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By Paula Ramos They say the Portuguese are a peaceful people and I believe so, because this year we have been put to the test in some situations. At the beginning of the year, we followed on TV a conflicting situation between taxi drivers. We saw nervous and angry men arguing and a very uptight police force. I […]

The Box

The Box

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By Paula Ramos Since the box had arrived it remained in the hall for months. I loved my grandmother and didn’t feel prepared to open her mushy box. Yesterday, I decided to open it and what a lovely surprise! Family photos. Wedding and birthday parties, Christmas and Easter parties. Many travel photos and lots of […]

The work of others

The work of others

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By Paula Ramos I’m a civil servant and I’m on holiday. Yesterday, I had a very busy day. In the morning I got up and opened the bedroom window. It smelled of freshly cut grass. The gardener was tending the garden. I turned on the radio to listen to my favourite singer. After that, I […]

Jane and Jimmy

Jane and Jimmy

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By Shuang Wu Jane was 28 when she met Jimmy. It was {raining cats and dogs}, Jane didn’t have an umbrella and neither did Jimmy. They started chatting about the weather, then the {cheesy} film they both had seen. Jimmy was the first {carrot top} that Jane had gone out with. He didn’t have a handsome face […]

On Idiomatic Expressions

On Idiomatic Expressions

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By Ana Marques The latest topic of our Affair sessions has been Idiomatic Expressions. A friend of mine, who’s in the Advanced Level, had already introduced me to it, when she told me I have green hands. I learned that this means I like to grow stuff, like vegetables, herbs, plants or bonsais (which aren’t […]