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Guided visit in English to Anne Frank´s Centre in Buenos Aires

July 13, 2013

Should Britain let go of London?

Read this interesting article on current affairs in the UK.

 

April 19, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving by Hanna Barbera

November 23, 2012

V is for Vendetta: Viewing Comprehension

  1. Who is the character that gives the speech? Where is the speech being televised? What is celebrated on November 5th?
  2. What comforts does Guy enjoy like ¨any other bloke”?
  3. What kind of government seems to rule? How do you know?
  4. What is “terribly wrong” in the country according to Guy? Who´s to blame?
  5. What had the High Chancellor promised? What did he require in exchange for that?
  6. Why did Guy blow up the Old Bailey (a criminal court of justice)?
  7. What is the plan for the next 5th November?

Good evening, London. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke.

But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone´s death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat.

There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn´t there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.

How did this happen?

Who´s to blame?

Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you´re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn´t be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler.

He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent.

Last night I sought to end that silence. Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey, to remind this country of what it has forgotten. More than four hundred years ago a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives.

So if yo´ve seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot.

November 12, 2012

Some of the Most Useful Phrasal Verbs

October 9, 2012

How to write a Resume

August 28, 2012

Coursera: Is college education changing?

Visit Coursera in this link.

August 17, 2012

Vocabulary: Descriptive Words

August 5, 2012

VOCABULARY: Other ways to say SAID

August 2, 2012

How to use the COMMA!

July 31, 2012

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