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Oye! is not about teaching English, it's about helping improve your English communication, your listening skills and getting used to different English accents. Helping improve your English as a second language in a practical way. Immersing you in the language. " Overcome Your English....with everyday English. Every day! " The total unique experience.

‘My English Companion’

Originally posted on OYE! – Overcome Your English! Immersion Course now includes 'My English Companion'. :
Oye! is introducing an additional service which we are calling, ‘My English Companion’. Click on j. **(New) ‘My English Companion’ in the menu list above for…

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On this day in UK History.

Do you really want to know about this one?  On this day in 2010, saw Conservative David Cameron‘s arrival in Downing Street as Prime Minister of a coalition government, marking the end of 13 years of Labour rule, with Liberal Democrat … Continue reading

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What’s happening?

Well without stating the obvious.  It has been a long time for me not posting.  But to be fair I have been busy.  Busy?  Yes.  January was spent partly in the UK.  Drove back, well drove from Bilbao after a … Continue reading

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2012 in review…………..

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.  Big Thank you to all and a Happy New Year! Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about … Continue reading

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On this day in UK History. It’s St. Andrews Day!

Saint Andrew’s Day is the feast day of St. Andrew, the Patron Saint of Scotland.  Celebrated on 30th November in Scotland.  It is celebrated in other parts of the world too. Happy St. Andrew’s Day!

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Music Spot for Thursday.

Late……because I had internet problems. Donovan with ‘Jersey Thursday’.  Lyrics can be obtained by clicking the link below the video.

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On this day in UK History. Petrol rationing!

On this day in 1956, panic-buying broke out at garages across the country as the government gave details of its petrol rationing plans.  Petrol had been in short supply since the President of Egypt, Gamal Abdul Nasser, took over the … Continue reading

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On this day in UK History.

On this day in 1990, Margaret Thatcher made her last speech outside 10 Downing Street following her resignation as Prime Minister. A sad day.   Like or hate her, I believe she was good for Great Britain.  But unfortunately towards … Continue reading

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Music Spot for Wednesday.

Wednesday’s and Thursday’s are proving difficult to find what I would call a decent record and with lyrics.  But we will persevere. BUT……..I did find this one.  Unfortunately without lyrics!  It’s from the BBC ……well……….CBBC (LOL-Loads of Laughs) Happy Wednesday!

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On this day in UK History.

On this day in 1967, President de Gaulle said ‘Non’ (No) to British entry into the Common Market. Interesting…………….some people think we should never have entered it anyway?

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