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#Bookreview What’s the Best Trivia Book: Fun Trivia Games with 4,000 Questions and Answers by Louis Richards. Recommended to trivia and quiz lovers #Trivia #Video

Hi all:

Today I bring you a book whose author approached me as he was giving the finishing touches to the book, and it was such a fun idea I could not resist. Now he has published it, and here is a my review:

What’s the Best Trivia Book: Fun Trivia Games with 4,000 Questions and Answers by Louis Richards

What’s the Best Trivia Book: Fun Trivia Games with 4,000 Questions and Answers by Louis Richards.

4,000 Trivia Questions in 12 Different Categories

What’s the best trivia book is the ultimate book to become trivia champion!

If you want to host a trivia game, or simply want to stump your friends and family with fun trivia questions this book is the right companion.

The best trivia book provides you with 4,000 questions and answers across 12 different categories such as Geography, Entertainment, History, Sports, Nature & Science, Movies, Music, People & Places, Art & Literature, Animals, Religion & Mythology, Holidays and Food & Drinks.

The trivia games are both fun and challenging with something for all ages to enjoy. It doesn’t matter if you are an adult, a teen or senior, there are thousands of trivia question waiting for you to be answered:

What do Eric Clapton, Marilyn Monroe, and Larry Grayson all have in common?

Who was Fred Flinstone’s best friend?

What does a Geiger counter measure?

Which gangster died on the 25th January 1947?

What was the tomato’s original name?

Do you think you are prepared to take on the challenge? There’s only one way to find out… You might know the correct answer!

https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Best-Trivia-Book-Questions-ebook/dp/B087ZVCM3Q/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Whats-Best-Trivia-Book-Questions-ebook/dp/B087ZVCM3Q/

https://www.amazon.es/Whats-Best-Trivia-Book-Questions-ebook/dp/B087ZVCM3Q/

About the author:

Although this might change in the future, at the time of writing this review there was no information on the author available.

My review:

I have long been a fan of trivia and quizzes, be it on TV, radio, or in written form. I find it really difficult to resist when I see a post or a video inviting me to test my knowledge on a topic I have even a passing interest in. So when the author suggested I might be interested in his book, I couldn’t say no.

And for anybody who is like me, this is a treat. It’s a long book, with 4000 questions and answers on a variety of topics. They are organised by categories (animals, nature & science, geography, history, people & places, religion & mythology, holidays, art & literature, entertainment, movies, music, and sports & leisure), and each quiz consists of five questions, although there are many different quizzes under each subheading, and they could be easily combined, or even different questions from the different subjects picked and mixed, as it were, to create an innumerable number of general knowledge quizzes.

The questions range from odd and wonderful facts to those that test one’s breadth of knowledge on a topic, and there are also funny cartoons to mark the beginning of each new category.

I have only had access to an e-book copy, and the format followed there were four quizzes (five questions each), followed by the answers to each of those quizzes, then four more quizzes…  Lovers of games and organisers of quizzes and parties, in general, might want to check the paperback, as it might be more suitable for those kinds of activities.

As somebody who tries to help students improve their level of English, I thought this book could be a fun way of introducing vocabulary on a variety of topics, and also of introducing an element of game and competition into a class, which is always welcome. I will definitely study it carefully and make good use of it.

Recommended to lovers of trivia, games, and those who are always on the lookout for new ways to entertain friends and to learn new things.

And a couple more things:

As we are talking about quizzes, I couldn’t resist leaving you the link to Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar, a blog I’ve been following for a while, where Paul shares a new quiz every day, and also reviews (especially of films and TV series). He has experience running pub quizzes, so you are bound to enjoy it. I visit almost every day, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share his blog. And I would also recommend that you subscribe to his YouTube channel if you prefer the video format (he shares his videos on his blog as well):

http://niknaksoldpeculiarblog.blogspot.com/

 

And, last but not least, following on my blog post about learning Spanish, I was asked to share any new videos I produced. So here is the next one. We’re going shopping for food. It’s a bit longer, so better grab something to eat before you get started!

Thanks to Louis, to Paul, to all of you for reading, watching, clicking, and everything else, and remember to keep reading, sharing, reviewing, and always keep smiling! And keep safe!

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Learn Spanish with Olga

Learn Spanish with Olga. My new page. #Spanish #languages

Hi all:

Those of you who follow my blog know that I have recently completed a course to qualify as a language teacher. The director of the course suggested told me that they were always looking for Spanish teachers (I hope they might need people when language schools open again, fingers crossed!), and I’ve been trying to get organised since I completed the course.

Recently I shared the first video of a series I hope to create covering basic Spanish topics, and I have also added a page to my blog with a variety of resources for those interested in learning the language. I decided to share the page today here as a post (also because I’m reading a fairly long book, so I have no new review to share), with a link to the actual page, so you can check it regularly, as I intend to keep adding more videos and resources.

Here it is:

 

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Hello everyone!

In case you don’t know me, I’m Olga and although I’m originally from Barcelona (Spain), I moved to the UK for work reasons (I was a doctor and wanted to specialise in psychiatry) in 1992 and spent there over 25 years. During those years I did plenty of things: I worked as a psychiatrist (in a variety of specialities, mostly forensic psychiatry), I studied (a BA and a PhD in American Literature, an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice), I wrote and published a number of books (in English and Spanish) and also translated the books of quite a few authors into Spanish and English.

A couple of years ago I returned to Barcelona to support my mother, started volunteering at a local radio station and for a couple of years taught English Composition online at the University of the People. That experience made me realise that I’d like to teach languages, and in March 2020 I completed a course and obtained the CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate. With the pedagogical insights gained from the course, and as a native speaker fluent in English, I thought I could help English speakers interested in improving their level of Spanish, especially those eager to become more fluent, to practise what they have learned and brush up on their studies, those working on presentations or specific projects they would like a hand with, and people who want to communicate with the locals in a variety of situations. If you think you might be interested in that, we can chat about it in more detail. Just get in touch with me.

My CV

I am preparing a series of short videos with some basic topics, and I’ll share the links here as they become available. You can also check the following resources if you are interested in learning Spanish.

Websites:

Instituto Cervantes (Plenty of materials, from courses to articles on all kinds of topics. A well-known institution with offices all over the world.

Instituto Cervantes

BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/

RTVE (Radio Televisión Española):

https://www.rtve.es/television/tve-internacional/programas-series/hola-que-tal/

Spanish Learning Lab:

https://www.spanishlearninglab.com/

Duolingo:

https://www.duolingo.com/

Blogs:

Practica español

https://www.practicaespanol.com/

Aprender español.org

https://aprenderespanol.org/

Todo-claro.com

https://www.todo-claro.com/c_index.php

El blog Para Aprender Español

http://blogdeespanol.com/

Español para Inmigrantes

https://espanolparainmigrantes.wordpress.com/

Podcasts:

Hoyhablamos

Spanishpodcast

Notes in Spanish

Español Automático

Radio Nacional de España (RNE)

Doc Molly’s (Medical Spanish)

Radio Ambulante

Practispanish

Videos:

Video ele (A whole course based around videos)

Tu escuela de español (Elena Prieto offers regular videos in her YouTube channel. There is also a Premium option)

Tio Spanish (You can also test your level and that allows you to choose level appropriate activities).

Dictionaries:

RAE (Diccionario panhispánico de dudas). The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is the official institution tasked with creating the official dictionary and revising and updating the grammar. There are many other options, including other kinds of dictionaries, available on their website:

https://www.rae.es/dpd/

This is a bilingual dictionary and you can choose the languages. You can also select and see the definitions rather than a translation. It’s from Collins, and it has the advantage that it gives you several options, like showing you the word as it is used in expressions and collocations, and examples of the words suggested used in a variety of sentences, so you can choose the most appropriate.

https://diccionario.reverso.net/

Videos:

Many thanks, good luck, and keep learning!

And here is the link to the page, so you can bookmark it for future reference:

https://wp.me/P73X7h-3e8

Thanks so much for reading and watching, and if you’re interested, remember to like, share, comment, and leave me suggestions for future videos as well. Ah, if you check the video, you’ll find a link to the presentation as well. ♥

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