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Good News! (III)

 

 

AN INTERACTIVE MONTHLY PAPER FOR  RAINY DAYS
TO BE READ, SCRIBBLED ON, ENJOYED  AND THROWN AWAY
Carlos A. Trevisi,  Editor-in-Chief

 

GOOD NEWS es una producción de

 

 SAY IT NOW!

 British Institute

 

que se edita con la intención de cola-borar con nuestros amigos y vecinos de GUADARRAMA para facilitar la práctica de la len-gua inglesa.

 

El material se pre-sentará en lugares estratégicos DE SAN LORENZO Y EN EL CAFÉ CLAQUE de nuestra comu-nidad para consulta de aquellos que muestren interés por aprender inglés

 

EL CAFÉ CLAQUÉ, en Guadarrama ha sido seleccionado para que se abra un espacio con el nombre de "RIN-CON DEL INGLÉS", donde encontrarás material que se renovará periódi-camente para que puedas leer y  comentar en INGLÉS con otros interesados que  se acerquen al "RINCÓN"

 

 

GOOD NEWS I

GOOD NEWS II

GOOD NEWS III 

GOOD NEWS IV 

GOOD NEWS  V

GOOD NEWS VI

 

Supplements

1."Business  English"  

2. "Graph"

a. Sherlock   Holmes

b.OrganBACHand JAZZ

 

 

 
 

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, United States, is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. Located in park-like grounds across the street from Central Park, the Museum comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories, and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 million specimens, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time. The Museum has a scientific staff of more than 200, and sponsors over 100 special field expeditions each year.  sayitnow@fundacionemiliamariatrevisi.com / Dictionary: www.wordreference.com

New York

Nuestro libro, NEW YORK CITY, a bird´s eye view, enteramente en inglés, ofrece ART, Styles of Painting, Music and Literature in the 19th & 20th Centuries

 

El libro y el Cd que acompaña se pueden utilizar  en  cursos de inglés para mayores.

Are you ready? Let´s start reading, then.

MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)

   http://www.moma.org/

Great Inventions and Discoveries / 19th Century (1800—1830)

1800 - Italian physicist Alessandro Volta invents the first electric battery.

1801 - Robert Fulton demonstrates his 3-man submarine the Nautilus.

1804 - English engineer Richard Trevithick builds the first steam locomotive.

1806 - William Murdock installs gas lighting in a Manchester cotton mill.

1811 - The building of the National Road, the first U.S. federal highway, begins

1812 - London: first coal gas generating station is chartered to provide gas lighting.

1814 - George Stephenson constructs his first steam locomotive in Maryland.

1817 - French physician Rene Laennec invents the stethoscope.

1823 - Babbage begins work on his difference engine, a precursor of the computer.

1823 - Charles Macintosh patents the waterproof fabric used in mackintosh raincoats.

1826 - American engineer John Stevens builds the first U.S. steam locomotive.

1827 - English inventor John Walker introduces the first friction matches.

1829 - Louis Braille publishes his braille system of writing for the blind.

Para ampliar el contenido de este apartado se recomienda visitar:  www.fundacionemiliamariatrevisi.com/comentarioscursantes .htm, donde encontrarás literatura, arte, música y demás contenidos referidos al siglo XIX.

Emilia María Trevisi Foundation (www.fundacionemiliamariatrevisi.com)

Our Goals

Emilia Mª Trevisi Foundation main purpose is to call education into action, to put theory into practice in order to give a possible autonomy to every human. Autonomy is related to the ability to make informed choices about what should be done and how to go about doing so. Societies organize [spoil] the world in accordance with their particular structures and requirements: organizational dynamics and cultural contexts are key factors in modern societies. Territoriality supports the construction and maintenance of spatial organizations. Territoriality maintains a context through which the world acquires a meaning.

However actions are determined basically by local conditions. Most evil in the world is due to a lack of awareness of the consequences of human actions, and of the possibilities that exist to do better. The present world political issues are showing a great decay in governance specially in less developed countries where the purpose to foster citizenship and participation usually fails presumably because of merged strategies originated in some foreign policies supported by latent global enpowerment factors searching for the control of geostrategic supplies.

The Beatles

 

I have never seen anything like it. Nor heard any noise to approximate the ceaseless, frantic, hysterical scream which met the Beatles when they took the stage after what seemed a hundred years of earlier acts. All very good, all marking time, because no one had come for anything other than the Beatles...(http://www.thebeatles.com/) Derek Taylor (From his book “Fifty Years Adrift”

 

Yesterday

Yesterday, all my troubles

seemed so far away

Now it looks as though

they're here to stay

Oh, I believe in yesterday

Suddenly, I'm not half the

man I used to be

There's a shadow hanging over me.

Oh, yesterday came suddenly

Why she had to go

I don't know she wouldn't say

I said something wrong, now I

long for yesterday

Yesterday, love was such an

easy game to play

Now I need a place to hide away

Oh, I believe in yesterday

Why she had to go

I don't know she wouldn't say

I said something wrong,

now I long for yesterday

Pronunciar bien el inglés ya no es problema

¿Qué le parece un programa en el que usted escribe un texto y el programa se lo lee en perfecto inglés?¿Qué pronunciación prefiere? ¿Inglés, americano, británico, Irlandés, australiano…?  En www.fundacionemiliamariatrevisi.com/fundacion.htm en un apartado que lleva este mismo título dánDole a CLICK!, aparecerá una imagen y un escaque en blanco donde podrá escribir un texto, preferentemente corto y con un nuevo  click! en en SAY IT y una voz de persona –no de "robot"– leerá lo que usted ha escrito. ¿No es magnífico?

Contact us: sayitnow@trevisifoundation.com

How to talk to children about art: The Mona Lisa

Painted about 1503-1506.

Louvre Museum.

Leonardo da Vinci: B.in Vinci, near Florence, 1452; died in France 1519.

 

After going through da Vinci and the Mona Lisa, we should ask our children to investigate.

 

These questions could help them

 

Who is this woman?

Who painted her?

There aren´t many colours, are there?

Why is the painting so dark?

It looks as though she hasn´t got any hair, doesn´t it?

Did Leonardo paint her because he thought she was beautiful?

Why do people always say that the Mona Lisa is beautiful?

Pick the answers

Mona Lisa lived in Italy. Her family name was Giocondo, so she is also known as La Gioconda. The portrait is by Leonardo da Vinci. He was very well known at the time. He lived in the same city as Mona Lisa. There aren´t any light colours because Leonardo preferred his paintings to be easy to look at. The painting is dark because over the years it has aged. In those days the fashion was for women to have some of their hair removed, raising their hairline very high on the forehead and leaving the face clearly visible. Leonardo painted the picture because Mona Lisa´s husband commissioned it. People say the painting is beatiful, which does not mean Mona Lisa is beautiful. We must not confuse the paintind with the woman.

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Do you want to speak English?

Say it now!

What else?

 

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The Little Book of Insults

All newspaper and journalistic activity is an intelectual brothel from which there is no retreat (Leo Tolstoy)

The vice-presidency of America isn´t worth a pitcher of warm piss (Gardner to Lyndon Johnson)

Hitler has only got one ball. Himmler has two, but one is rather small. And Goebbels has no balls at all. (World War II

song)

 

 

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Si tienes dudas recurre a un buen diccionario.

 www.wordreference.com es uno de ellos;

en él podrás consultar, entre otras cosas,

foros de estudiantes que buscan respuestas.

 

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Emilia Mª Trevisi Foundation

http://www.fundacionemiliamariatrevisi.com/ingles/fundacion.htm

All in English!

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At a TV Studio (El pasado simple)

 

When I was 14 years old, I went to a TV studio to watch the recording of a comedy programme. It was terrible. The

studio audience didn't like it at all. During one of the "jokes”, a man came onto the stage with a card. It said:

"LAUGH". There was little response from the audience. Later, he came onto the stage with a bigger card: "LAUGH".

Suddenly, a man in the audience stood up holding a card which said: Ha! Ha! Ha!.Everybody laughed then.

Para ESCUCHAR Y EJERCITAR el texto: http://www.fundacionemiliamariatrevisi.com/fasciculos.htm. En la página de referencia encontrará RESPONDER Y FORMULAR PREGUNTAS, COMPLETAR ESPACIOS EN BLANCO, TRADUCIR, y demás, con las correspondientes soluciones correctas. Come on! Your English can´t wait!

Videos

Arithmetic, energy and population:  http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5051121482067161853 

Social control

Parte 1: http://www.youtube.com/v/Soe5hgmjvdc 
Parte 2: http://www.youtube.com/v/J7W67ZJJnUc 

The Paradox of Choice de Barry Schwartz (Video Subtitulado en Castellano)

La paradoja de poder elegir

http://www.uberbin.net/archivos/rants/paradox-of-choice-barry-schwartz.php

Steve Jobs

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/

Apple iPhone 4S goes on presale.

10 ways cell phones changed our lives.

Steve Jobs as master showman.

Jobs saved technology from itself.

Fans seek to pay tribute to Jobs

The spiritual side of Steve Jobs. 

 

 

10 ways cell phones changed our lives

Editor's note: This is part of "Our Mobile Society," CNN's weeklong series examining how cell phones and other electronic devices have revolutionized the ways we work, play and communicate.

(CNN) - It's a mobile society. Call it good. Call it bad. It just is. With an estimated 5 billion mobile phone connections in the world, not  to mention the emerging number of tablet computers and other on-thego connectivity gadgets, mobile technology has altered the way we live. It's as hard to imagine spinning a rotary dial or fumbling for a quarter for the pay phone -- both staples of the generation before us -- as it is imagining what new mobile technology may exist in the generation to come.

MORGAN FREEMAN

 

Freeman has publicly criticized the celebration of Black History Month and does not participate in any related events, saying, "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history." He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no "white history month".Freeman once said on an interview with 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace: "I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man." Freeman supported the defeated proposal to change the Mississippi state flag, which contains the Confederate battle flag. Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, aviator and narrator. He is noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice.

Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy and Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Hannah Arendt and Jean Baudrillard: Pedagogy in the consumer society

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) es considerada una de los más originales y provocativas filósofas de posguerra

[…] In a consumer society the products of work are increasingly ‘consumed’, drawn into the cyclical movement of production and consumption, and no longer provide a lasting and stable human artifice for political community. Arendt states that in the social realm “we have changed work into laboring”, and that “the rate of use is so tremendously accelerated that the objective difference between use and consumption, between the relative durability of use objects and the swift coming and going of  consumer goods, dwindles to insigni ficance.” Worldly alienation arises when our physical structures, built to provide the lasting and durable environment for political life, are caught up in the accelerating process of decay, lost to the endless stream of consumption and production. The activities of labor and work are antipolitical and destructive of politics and culture: they result “in [the] leveling of all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.” http://www.infed.org/bibliopedagogyconsumersociety.htm