October 29, 2010
October 27, 2010
October 26, 2010
October 22, 2010
The theater is Teatro Liberarte, C/ Francisca Conde, 7
We'll meet at the entrance of the theater at 8:30.
The first of these plays is a dialogue between two men hired to commit a murder.
In Landscape Duff and Beth, middle-aged husband and wife, sit barely moving at either end of an old kitchen table. They live and work in this large house. The master is away: an absentee God. This is a portrait of marriage as a desolate landscape. The dialogue is spare and simple, both remote and pellucid, like lights in a mist. Husband and wife have intertwined and grown inseparably together in shared pain. He is earthier and more ordinary of the two; she is more dreamy, inward-looking, self-sufficient. She has loved somebody once but it was not Duff, and she is secretly nurtured by the memory. Duff knows that he is being excluded but probably doesn't know why. He is the suppliant, living in the urgent present, asking in vain to be heard, to be admitted, and to have his simple strengths recognised.
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October 21, 2010
October 17, 2010
October 15, 2010
Thanks a lot, Cristina! What do you think? Did you like it?
October 13, 2010
October 07, 2010
You can provide your answer on the "comentario".
Elaborate 2 questions about these news as well.
1. Rome has been rebuilt digitally
You can now see many of Rome's famous places without travelling to Italy. A new computer program created by several universities around the world lets you see Rome as it was in 320 A.D.
A visitor to virtual Rome can see thousands of places throughout the ancient city, including the lion cages at the bottom of the Colosseum.
The project cost 2 million dollars and took ten years to make.
2. An Actor's Ashes Have been sent into Space
James Doohan will be remembered as an actor on a show about travelling into space.
He played the character Scotty on the Star Trek television series.
He died in 2005 at age 85.
This weekend his ashes were sent into space on a rocket.
Doohan's wife said that her husband had wanted his remains to be sent into space.
3. A Player was Fired for Swearing
A player who used bad language was let go from his soccer team. The Geylang United club in Singapore dismissed Kim Grant because it felt Grant used words that were unacceptable during a team meeting.
Grant said he list his temper. He has apologized to the team for swearing. Grant used to be a star player in England.
To lose your temper: to be angry
4. Alzheimer's Disease will Quadruple by 2050
There will be four times the number of people with Alzheimer's disease in 40 years, according to research at Johns Hopkins University in the United States. That would mean one in 85 people will have the disease in 2050.
Alzheimer's disease destroyes a person's brain and leads to a loss of memory. More than 26 million people in the world have Alzheimer's disease at present.
I've elaborated this activity using Simple English News' website: http://www.simpleenglishnews.com/
NB1 WRITING ASSIGNMENTS
from your workbook
- 27th Oct, Completing a form, p 65
- 24th Nov, A personal e-message, p 67, ex 7
- 15th Dec, Giving directions, p 69, ex 6
- 19th Jan, Describe a holiday, p. 73, ex 7
- 9th Feb, A card for a special occasion, p. 75, ex 7
- 2nd March, A dish for you, p. 77, ex 6
- 30th March, An invitation, p. 79, ex 7
- 13th April, Giving advice, p. 81, ex 6
- 11th May, A city guide, p. 83, ex 6