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1."Business  English"  

2. "Graph"


a. Sherlock












Carlos A. Trevisi,  Editor-in-Chief


                                                   February - March 2014


La facultad del juzgar político  según  Hannah Arendt






This paper’s aim is to indicate the way followed by Hannah Arendt’s works in order to clarify the political character of the ability to judge. With that in view, it first explains the perspective and criterion to judge from Arendt’s early reflections in her Introduction to Politics, as well as in her later reflections on judging and in a quotation extracted from a piece of paper written in her later life. In a second step, it points out the meaning of Kant’s political philosophy and of some paragraphs of the Critique on Judgment in Hannah Arendt’s search for an autonomous capacity of judgment. Finally, it shows,

continuing with Arendt’s works, that she would have assigned a  political character to this judging faculty if she had been able to conclude her projected analysis of this faculty.




El presente texto intenta indicar el camino seguido en las obras de Hannah Arendt para llegar a clarificar el carácter político de la capacidad de juzgar.

Para ello, explica, en un primer momento, la perspectiva y el criterio del juzgar a partir de las reflexiones tempranas de Arendt en su Introducción a la política, así como en sus reflexiones posteriores sobre el juzgar y en una cita tomada de una hoja elaborada en el último período de su vida. En un segundo paso, señala el significado que tienen la filosofía política de Kant y algunos parágrafos de la Crítica de la facultad de juzgar en la búsqueda de Hannah Arendt de una capacidad de juzgar autónoma. Finalmente, muestra, continuando los trabajos de Hannah Arendt, que ella hubiera adjudicado a esta facultad de juzgar un carácter político de haber podido concluir su proyectado análisis de esta facultad.


The New York Times


For Impatient Web Users, an Eye Blink Is Just Too Long to Wait By STEVE LOHR 12:22 AM ET T

The tech industry is doubling down on  efforts to speed up the Web as people refuse to wait even 250 milliseconds for a page to load.


North Koreans Agree to Freeze Nuclear Work; U.S. to Give Aid

North Korea’s surprise announcement raised the possibility of ending an impasse that has allowed its nuclear program to continue for years without international oversight.





1. He is good. So good that one asks oneself why he is not better.

2. She ran  the whole gamut of emotions from A to B. (Dorothy Parker of  Katherine Hepburn)

3. The great Shakespearian actor  John Kemble interrupted by the persistent  squalling of a child in the audience, stepped forward and announced in tragic tones: “Ladies and gentleman, if the play is not stopped, the child cannot possibly go on”


   A joke


Through The Fence

Sent by Joe Gómez. Australia



A little old lady was walking down the street dragging two large plastic garbage bags behind her. One of the bags was   ripped and every once in a while a $20 fell out onto the sidewalk.

Noticing this, a policeman stopped her, and said, "Ma'am, there are $20 bills falling out of that bag."

"Oh, really? Darn it!" said the little old l ady. "I'd better go back and see if I can find them. Thanks for telling me officer."

Well, now, not so fast," said the cop. Where did you get all that money? You didn't steal it, did you?"

"Oh, no, no", said the old lady.

"You see, my back yard is right next to a Golf course. A lot of Golfers come and pee through a knot hole in my fence, right into my flower garden. It used to really tick me off. Kills the flowers, you know. Then I thought, 'why not make the best of it?

So, now, I stand behind the fence by the knot hole, real quiet, with my hedge clippers. Every time some guy sticks his thing through my fence, I surprise him, grab hold of it and say, 'O.K., buddy! Give me $20, or off it comes.'

"Well, that seems only fair," said the cop, laughing. "OK. Good luck! Oh, by the way, what's in the other bag?"

"Not everybody pays."


Some grammar 

Fill in the blanks


She never learns, ______  she?

He has already studied,   ______ he?

They didn't do  it on purpose, ______they?

Henry was upset, ______ he?

He can do it, ______ he?         

They  won't learn it,  _______ they?

She sang nicely, ______ she?         

He is inviting him to run,  ______ he?

They came to the circus to see the clowns, ______ they?

He won´t ask  you to vlslt Mary, ______ he?

He should visit his mother,  ______  shouldn´t he?






Carpentier, Alejo (1904-1980),

Cuban novelist, essayist, And  musicologist, who    influenced the development of Latin American literature, particularly through his writing style, which        incorporates all dimensions of the imagination—including dream, myth, magic, and religion —into the idea of what is real. Carpentier was powerfully influnced by surrealism  and  contributed to the magazine La révolution surréaliste,  at the urging of French poet and critic André Breton. However, Carpentier was critical of the mindless application of surrealism; in his work he strove to incorporate the "marvelous"—a version of reality which he maintained was  exclusive to the  Americas. His novels include El reino de este mundo (1949; The Kingdom of This World,1957), a novel of the Haitian Revolution, and Los pasos perdidos (1953; The Lost Steps,1956), a fictional diary of a Cuban musician in the Amazon, which is concerned with the nature of time.


Improving reading skills


Word study is one way for the older student to improve reading ability. This involves using a dictionary and thesaurus, studying word parts, and learning how to find the meaning of a word from the context. Students can also improve their vocabularies by paying conscious attention to any new words they may encounter.

Because a mature reader must have several different reading rates available for different materials and purposes, practice in skimming a passage for general meaning and scanning for specific information is useful.

The development of efficient study strategies is important in learning various kinds of subject matter. One useful study technique is outlining, which helps to develop an awareness of the main points and details of a selection.

Various studies have shown the importance of good teaching and of effective school leadership in promoting reading achievement. Students seem to learn to read better, for example, if the school principal is a strong leader with high expectations about reading achievement. The amount of direct instruction in reading and the amount of time students spend in reading-related activities also affect reading development.


 Pinochio, a tale for children 


Pinochio was a wooden doll.

Once, while he was sleeping, he was wounded by a scarecrow.

He was taken to hospital, where a surgeon operated him on.

But his heart was broken.

The doctor said that only a fairy could help him.

A fairy was called and gave him a fantasy heart.

Pinochio recovered immediately.



       Answer  TRUE OR FALSE


Pinochio was a  plastic doll.

While he was sleeping he was wounded by a policeman.

He was taken to a garage.

A surgeon operated him on.

His nose was broken.

Only a fairy could help him.

The fairy gave him a fantasy heart.

Pinochio never recovered


Three more jokes




 Doctor: I can’t really understand what’s wrong with you, Mr. Brown. I think it’s drink.

 Mr. Brown:  I understand, doctor. I’ll come back when you are sober.



 A friend had told Peter, a young Irishman, that the streets of London were paved with gold. When he arrived in London he saw a  five-pound note on the pavement. He looked at it and said: “I’ll leave it. I’ll start work tomorrow”.



 A wife, pushing her husband out of home:“If you don´t find a job yourself, I’ll find one for you”

They get to the factory where they are asking for hands and she asks, “What are the wages?”

The foreman answers, “We’ll pay him what he is worth”

The wife “Now, look here! You don’t expect a bloke to work for that money!”





1. Can the doctor understand what’s wrong with Mr. Brown?

2. What does the doctor think it is?

3. Does Mr. Brown understand?

4. When does he say he will come back?



5. What had a friend told Peter?

6. What did he see on the pavement when he arrived in London?

7. When will he start work?

8. Why will he start work tomorrow?



9. Will the husband find himself a job?

10Who will find him a job?

11. Who asks “What are the wages”?

12. What does the foreman answer?

13. Does the wife think they are good  wages?

14.  How do you know?



English Sounds (i) and (ð)


He gave mi this ticket for blocking an aisle during the rush hour. I don´t understand. I was in the slow lane. I´d just stopped a moment at the condiment shelf where the   store´s having a sale on low calorie calories

Look: he= hi (i) /  for= (ə ) /  the=  (ð

How many (i) sounds can you find in the passage? And (ə ) sounds? What about (ð)  sounds. Can you underline them?

CNN, February, 2012




Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, Spain, is the world's largest mobile phone trade show. It aims to celebrate the current state of mobile and offer a glimpse into where mobile might go next. 




Monopoly Capital and the New Globalization
by John Bellamy Foster


 What Every Progressive Christian Should Know About the Tobacco Industry by Graham Kelder

The tobacco industry likes to portray itself as just another  American business, but the facts point to precisely the opposite    conclusion. The author suggests what individuals can do to curb the tobacco industry.


 Adam Smith: The Wealth of  Nations