Nougat or Praliné?

Dear Teachers, I have thought that “turrones” were typical from Spain and we call them just “turrones”. But I have heard that actually they are genuine from Italy, where they are called “torrone”. Can you help me?
What word is the right to say “TURRÓN/Turrones” in English? Thank You !

Jolly Christmas !


Well, my colleagues have actually answered and these are some of their views:

  1. “The Italian ones may be from Cremona, and the Spanish ones are mostly from Alicante”, Linda
  2. “The closest translation to English is nougat”, Oskar
  3. “Turrón is a type of Spanish sweet rather like nougat which is eaten particularly around Christmas. It has Arabic origins and is made of honey, egg whites, almonds and hazelnuts. There are two traditional varieties: alicante, which is hard and contains whole almonds, and jijona, which is soft and made from crushed almonds.”, Maria Cecilia.
  4. “Turrones are were introduced when the arabic ocupation at the Spanish Peninsula, it was the favourite dessert of Charles V, The Emperor”, Margarita.

What else can you say about “turrones”? 

Which is the difference with “praliné”? 


Idioms due to Science Concept

In this post I wan to share with you some English Idioms connecting to Science:

  1. “It is not rocket science” ( It is not that difficult to understand)

Eugene Kaspersky opens math school outside Moscow

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2. “I need to recharge my batteries” ( I am so tired, I need to rest )


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3. “My team is a well-oiled machine” (My team work very smoothly and efficiently)

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4. “I am glad, we are in the same wavelength” ( I am happy, we share views and opinions)

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Learning a new language

Learning a new language has always been challenging because it is related to studying habits and frequencies and concentration. In our modern lives and in our univers on line, the wanted concentration and alination is not that easy.Kids and adolescents have the timetable properly fixed for their learning occupation, the “ludus tempo” in their lives and actually this non working time allows them to totally focus on learning.

Language learning is, in my view, an issue of frequencies and repetition, I know that I am not that modern saying that, but as adult student I remember myself unwilling to learn French and getting a daily 2 hours passive listening just to get in touch with the sounds of the language. Honestly, I was very lazy to learn French Grammar because it is even more complicated than Spanish grammar, and I started to listen, every day. I listened to educational materials, I mean audio materials from learning books, and it was great.

Sometimes I feel tempted to listen Radio France, which is great, but it could be difficult for me, specially if I don’t have previous knowledge about the subject they are talking about. General information I can properly follow, so, it is also a way to keep the language going.For starters, and against all modern Pedagogy and Didactics, I stronly recommend pre-fabricated audio-materials, I mean listen to learning materials first. Then you can go wherever you go.