San Luis de Colina Begin English Classes Ahead of Milk Cup


After winning the Colina Rumbo a la Milk Cup tournament with a 4-1 victory in the final, San Luis de Colina are beginning preparations for their travel to Northern Ireland for the Milk Cup.

San Luis de Colina are off to the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland


Photo: Francisca Borquez

The prestigious youth event brings teams from around the world and is shown on the BBC in Northern Ireland. The form of Ángelo Henríquez during last year’s event for Chile’s under 20 team saw Sir Alex Ferguson on the phone to Universidad de Chile to activate the pre-arranged deal between “La U” and Manchester United.

The recently retired manager is credited with saving the Milk Cup in the early stages, his endorsement of Manchester United teams travelling to the competition was important for other teams to join in the tournament.

The classes, organised as part of the prize package by Fundación Ganamos Todos and the Colina municipality, are taught by Australian Daniel Boyle and…

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What Am I Doing in Mexico?



I am back to teach with Fundacion En Vía, a group dedicated to micro lending, education, and responsible cultural tourism. As it turns out, they have a campaign to raise money for a much-needed van, and, though the donation is not tax-deductible, you can make a huge difference by even sending a small amount. Please visit their campaign page and watch the video (Campaign page – and learn more about the great work they are doing, and please consider giving something.

To read more about my adventures in Oaxaca and beyond, please visit:

Please help support this cause; it is good work and is making a difference in our world.

This message came out 5 June 2013:


Since 2008, volunteers from all of over the world have joined us in our efforts to fight poverty in Oaxaca through microfinance, tourism and education. The contributions of…

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7.2 Repeat each word (regular verbs).

TO JUMP (to jump) / He promised not to jump. (He promised not to jump.)

Jump. (Jump.) / Please jump. (Please jump.)

jumping (jumping) / He is jumping. (He is jumping.)

jumped (jumped) / he is jumped (he is jumped) / she was jumped (she was jumped) / they will be jumped (they will be jumped)

I jump (I jump) / he jumps (he jumps) / she jumps (she jumps) / it jumps (it jumps) / you jump (you jump) / we jump (we jump) / they jump (they jump)

I jumped (I jumped) / he jumped (he jumped) / she jumped (she jumped) / it jumped (it jumped) / you jumped (you jumped) / we jumped (we jumped) / they jumped (they jumped)

I will jump (I will jump) / he will jump (he will jump) / she will jump (she will…

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How much does it cost to + (verb)


You are simply asking how much you would need to pay to do something.


Here are some examples:


“How much does it cost to fly to Europe?”

“How much does it cost to own a house?”

“How much does it cost to play a round of golf?”

“How much does it cost to join a gym?”

“How much does it cost to repair my car?”

“How much would it cost to talk long distance?”

“How much would it cost to run a website?”

“How much would it cost to wash my car?”

“How much would it cost to rent a car?”

“How much would it cost to go to the movies?”



How come + (subject + verb)


When using ‘how come’ you are asking why a particular thing has or had to take place.


Here are some examples:


“How come parents worry so…

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It takes + (time) + to + (verb)



You are letting someone know how long it will take to do a particular thing.

Here are some examples:

“It takes one hour to get there.”
“It takes forty-five minutes for me to get ready.”
“It takes four quarters to complete a football game.”
“It takes 7 seconds for my car to go 60 miles per hour.”
“It takes all day for us to finish golfing.”
“It takes years to learn to play guitar.”
“It takes 15 minutes to get to downtown.”
“It takes me one hour to cook.”

There’s no need to + (verb)

The word ‘there’s’ is a contraction of the words ‘there is’ or ‘there has.’ When expressing ‘no need’ you are stating that the action does not need to take place.

Here are some examples:

“There’s no need to worry.”
“There’s no need to be upset.”
“There’s no need to act so strange.”
“There’s no need…

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