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Killing bacteria is BAD??

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Hello everyone!

Yes, today’s post is about bacteria (plural*), phages and superbugs, which is probably best for students studying at Ensino Medio, IELTS, TOEFL, SAT and ENEM level. We here at really celebrate students who punch above their weight’ (try things that are harder) so, be proud of yourselves if you are reading this. If you are at the right level, welcome, you’re going to learn about something really cool today!

Looking to the future, current antibiotics aren’t going to work for much longer. Wondering how and why?

*bacterium (singular)

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Do the Ends ever Justify the Means?

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This is one of my favourite lessons to give at the moment and the most popular! It’s funny how many Machiavellian moments we all either instigate, participate in or over-come in our every day lives. Which principles, do you think, are more effective in achieving our own, well deserved and hard-earned dreams; being a good, kind, forgiving person or leaning a bit more towards the “Ends Justify the Means” approach?

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Our Sweet Poison: Sugar

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Quite a few of you I know are interested in health, diet, how to stay in shape and what is driving the obesity pandemic, so our team here at Learning it, Loving it have put this post together for you. Not only this, but Teacher Chloe used to be a competitive, natural, body builder so she is definitely into this topic and has wanted us to do a post on this since we began!


Speaking Part 1

Idioms to try and use today


  • sugar-coat the pill / situation – trying to make bad news or a difficult task easier to accept or come to terms with. There’s no point trying to sugar coat the situation, idioms have to be understood and learnt well because native speakers use them more than regular verb formations!
  • a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down – when a bribe or some form of remuneration, compensation is given to help the acceptance of a difficult task for the benefit of that person. Well, he didn’t want to study for the exams but is father promised him a car if he got excellent grades – nothing like a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, is there?!
  • give someone some sugar – to give someone a kiss
  • sweet as honey – someone is very charming or pleasant. Teacher Leo’s daughter is as sweet as honey, she is always smiling, so charming and very polite!


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Overcoming Mental Barriers with the ‘40% Rule’


So today at Learning it, Loving it we’re exploring ‘Mental Barriers’ and one which sets entrepreneurial alarm bells ringing the most and is being bandied about by the entrepreneurial world is ‘Indifference’.

Warren Buffet summed this up in a tidy little nutshell by stating:

“Obsession is the DNA of greatness.”

What do you think of the above statement? Would you agree with which says that obsession is the hallmark of genius?

Apparently, if you aren’t obsessed with what you do, greatness / fluency / proficiency will remain your achilles heel. Having developed (more…)