sábado, 1 de diciembre de 2012

The End!


This is the last post and would like to share with everyone how my learning has been on the top level of English. Finally!

I think the subject ought to be more integrative among college students, ie students of different races that we could share on this subject.

On the other hand I think it is very positive that the number of participants remains small, because in this way it is easier to communicate and learn to speak English without fear.

I think the blog was a good tool to improve my vocabulary and learn to write correctly. It was also a good chance to know the different opinions of my classmates about different topics and also to laugh at the jokes and stories that they told. ahaha.

In the future I think it would be useful to have more material to learn to differentiate auditory words and to communicate better, I think that would be a good idea.

These days the English language comes to me everywhere. From a nice song to the instructions to install internet programs. Gradually I was able to read News on websites (in English) and I can visit websites such as "The Guardian" and improve my reading and vocabulary.

I think it has been a very important subject because it allowed me to access new information sites and learn to communicate better.

Love to all!

Careful what you read!!

This article is about an investigation of 16 month make for The Leveson, tah reports how the British press gives a negative vision about the women's and other minorities: The discrimination against women, inmmigrant, Muslims, homosexuales, etc.

Leveson point out his greatest criticism for newspaper The Sun, The Star and also The Sport. The problem is that the use of the image in the women and the words are very agresive and show womens with an effect demeaning and degrading. ¿Why? because the pictures are about their body and reduced to the women to the sum of their body parts and finally the newspaper treat the women like a sexual object.

At the same time there is a excluder treatment for minorities like muslims and inmmigrant. In the newspapers almost always gives a sensational and unrealistic about the cases of immigrants and religious groups such as Muslims, which is a lack of truth and journalistic ethics.

It is important to mention that newspapers are entitled to have a certain opinion and editorial, but they should not adorn news and submitting false information to the community

The investigation say:
"The evidence demonstrates that sections of the press betray a tendency, which is far from being universal or even preponderant, to portray Muslims in a negative light."

In my opinion the most important thing is to keep a critical perspective when we read any news. That is the best weapon against stereotypes and ignorance

Here the link! 

lunes, 12 de noviembre de 2012

The best boring movie ever!

I really hate aliens...

The last weekend I reunited with my older cousin, Mauricio and my brother David to watch a movie that in their words was “the best movie of the year”. We bought a lot of food and started to watch at 2AM. The movie was: Prometheus, a science fiction movie with a lot of action and adventure.
Well the movie was about a space ship with people who was research a planet inhabited by big blue human’s aliens… I don’t know… They were fascinated with the film but I just wondering when it ends… First of all I don knew any actor and the story was complete boring for me and the story was very unattractive. I don’t care anything about aliens and gigantic worms in the space! Oh Men’s… Later I understood that this movie was one begging of the alien’s movie (I had never see that film, and I never will hahaha) Anyway It was a very interesting movie.
However I must say that enjoyed a lot the movie because I laughed of the aliens and androids and the talking head that appeared in the film, but more than anything I enjoy spend time with my cousin and brother in our house. We finished to watch it almost at 4 of the morning and began to play in the Xbox ahaha =)

lunes, 5 de noviembre de 2012

Crazy Day

I always believed that these political issues are very important and it should be interesting for as because the implications in all areas of our lives.

However I think that the fact to vote or not is not so important like the work that every person make day by day. I realize that the fact to not vote is a position fronts our political system. Since the last year we cut see how the people was not conforming  whit the government, but more than anything people was tired of the same system that make inequality every day.

In a first time I thought in not vote but in my family is a very important event where we say how we want to see our country, city, etc… But for me a student march or protest in a public place say more than a single day of election.

Well, nobody expect elections like this. First to all I want to say how happy I was when I saw in the TV the faces and expressions of the government minister when they realized that people did not approved his work and ideas.. ahaha

The fact that so many people did not vote I think that responds to the discontent of the people and the search of another alternative… I hope it comes soon 

domingo, 4 de noviembre de 2012

The greatest Chilean of all time!

The singer of the people

Is not easy choose one Chilean to remember… but in this opportunity I would like to write about one of my favorites. Víctor Jara.  He was born on September 28 in San Ignacio. He was the son of farmer parents and had 4 brothers.

Victor Jara studied acting at the Drama School of the University of Chile, and was a musician, songwriter, teacher and theater director. He was militant in the Community Party and a leader of the protest song. He made ​​many contributions to the Chilean culture. Throughout his life he worked like director and composer, and during the government of Salvador Allende, Jara worked as Cultural Ambassador

The most remarkable  of his character was the link that he made withtheir peers, with his people. Her singing was not only for him but for young people, children and the poorest.

After the putsch in 1973 Víctor Jara was arrested and tortured by the special forces of Chile. He died on September 16, but his artistic legacy lives on. He certainly was an icon of Chilean music and a living testimony to the popular artistic creation.

His songs have traveled the world and today thousands of young people sing and live his music every day.
Here I give you one of his most beautiful and famous songs, is unquestionably a symbol of unity, tolerance and solidarity.

Practice Time!

In this activity I could put my skills in practice, I followed instructions and resolve questions of reading comprehension. The activity consisted of several items.

First it was a selection of about 50 sentences in English that I had to be completed properly. In another item of "reading comprehension", I read a text and then I choose the most appropriate response. At the same time this activity allowed to me to identify verbs and words unknown, so I could increase my vocabulary. There was another item: "listening". I heard conversations and interviews, and then answer multiple-choice questions about that.

For me, the hardest part is reading comprehension, because the alternatives presented were very similarities so... It was difficult to discriminate, in fact, several times I had to look a dictionary and the verb list available on the blog. On the other hand I think the easiest part was to "listening" because the dialogue of the players was pronounced correctly and also there was the option of repeating the recordings.

Well, I think it was a good activity because it allowed evaluate me in many ways, and it was something different to what we always do on the block ... I hope to have better results next time.

lunes, 8 de octubre de 2012

My Singer Friend


I think I will never forget one of my most loved gifts. It was when I was 21 years old; I was spending the weekend alone away from my family because I had to study for my final exams. Fortunately one of my closest and dearest friends at the time stayed with me to study.

When were the twelve o'clock, he took from "I do not know where" a chocolate cake and sang to me “Happy Birthday”. I was very sensitive, so I cried a little.

The next day, in the afternoon, my friend invited an ice cream at a little place in the center; I walked down a hallway and through the door… All my college friends were there, singing and laughing. We ate cake and we had a nice time.

When we (my friend and me) got home, he gave me his gift. It was a CD with my favorite songs sung by him. He used his guitar and his beautiful voice to record ten of my favorite songs. I cried even more, lol…

I still have your gift, but I don't hear it long time ago, I think that is because it makes me sad to think that we are no longer friends. But I still love him and remember always