I really hate aliens...
lunes, 5 de noviembre de 2012
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 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.
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.