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Why Doesn’t Berlusco Retire?

He has billions, he’s getting on a bit and he has a dodgy ticker, yet he continues to attach himself to the political bandwagon. Don’t really know why. Yes, he might end up in prison if he drops out of politics, but it would be unlikely to happen. After all, he has the resources to pay a team of lawyers to keep him out of a cell for many years to come.

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If I were him, I would retire to my fabulous villa in Sardinia, hold lots of parties and have a good time until old father time catches up with me. Will he do this? Probably not. To Italians power is an addictive drug, and the addiction creates such a high level of dependency that it becomes virtually impossible to let go of the reins.

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How Watching TV Can Develop Language skills

Are there any types doing a PhD reading this blog? I doubt it, they would not find much of interest here, unless they are doing sociology perhaps.

Anyway, as you may know, I teach English for a living and I am forever hammering on about the benefits of regularly watching English language TV to my students. I also explain that even though they may believe that they are only understanding a tiny bit of what is being said, this is not true because their brains are absorbing and connecting a lot more than they think.

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