viernes, 12 de noviembre de 2010

A CHALLENGE

WE'LL HAVE A GO WITH EMINEM and see how we do...

"i love the way you lie..."



En Español (REVISADO...)

Es que simplemente vas a quedarte ahí y observar cómo me quemo
no pasa nada porque me gusta la forma en que duele
sólo vas a quedarte ahí y oírme llorar
vale porque me encanta la forma en que mientes
Me encanta la forma en que mientes

[Eminem - Verso 1]
No puedo decirte lo que realmente es
Sólo puedo decirte lo que se siente
y en este momento es un cuchillo de acero en la tráquea
no puedo respirar, pero todavía lucho mientras pueda luchar
siempre y cuando el mal parezca bien, es como que estoy
en pleno vuelo
subidón de amor, borracho de mi odio
es como si estuviera inhalando pintura (dolor) y me encanta cuanto más sufro, me asfixio
y justo antes de que estoy a punto de ahogarme, ella me resucita
maldito me odia
y me encanta, espera, ¿dónde vas?

Te dejo,. No lo harás. Vuelve. Estamos de vuelta

Ahí vamos otra vez.
tan loco, porque cuando va bien, va genial
Soy superman con el viento en su espalda, ella es Lois Lane
pero cuando va mal es horrible, me siento tan avergonzado que me chino
quién es ese tío? Ni siquiera sé su nombre
Puse las manos sobre ella
nunca caeré tan bajo otra vez
Supongo que no conozco mi propia fuerza

[Estribillo]

[Eminem - Verse 2]
¿Alguna vez has amado a alguien tanto que apenas puedes respirar
cuando estás con ellos ,

se encuentran y ninguno de los dos sabe lo que les dio

tengo esa cálida difuminada sensación
sí esos escalofríos que solías sentir

Ahora estás jodidamente harto de miralos

juraste que nunca le golpearía, que nunca le harías nada para lastimarlos
Ahora estáis cara a cara vomitando veneno en vuestras palabras cuando las escupis
se tiran y aflojan de los pelos, rasca, garra, golpea

tíralos, atrápalos.

Tan perdido en los momentos cuando está en ellos

Es la rabia que nos poseyó que nos controla a los dos.

Así que dicen que es mejor irse cada uno por su camino

Supongo que no te conocen
porque hoy, eso fue ayer
ayer, se acabó, es un día diferente
suena como un disco rayado repitiéndose, pero le prometiste,

la próxima vez te controlarías

No tienes posibilidad
la vida no es un juego de nintendo,

Pero mentiste nuevamente

Ahora te toca verla marchar por la venta

Supongo que por eso lo llaman cristal/dolor de la ventana.



[Eminem - Verso 3]
ahora sé que dijimos cosas, hicimos cosas, que no queríamos decir
y volvemos a caer en los mismos patrones, misma rutina
pero su temperamento es tan malo como el mío es,

eres lo mismo que yo
cuando se trata del amor eres igual de ciega
Nena, por favor regresa, no fuiste tú, nena fui yo
tal vez nuestra relación no es tan loca como parece
tal vez eso es lo que sucede cuando un tornado se encuentra con un volcán
(aunque) Lo único que sé es que te amo demasiado como para alejarme

entra, recoge las bolsas de la acera
¿no oyes la sinceridad en mi voz cuando hablo?
Te lo dije, es culpa mía, mírame a los ojos
la próxima vez que esté enojado dirigiré mi puño a la pared
la próxima vez, no habrá próxima vez
Pido disculpa, a pesar de que sé que es mentira
Estoy cansado de los juegos sólo la quiero de vuelta
soy un mentiroso

sé que si alguna vez intenta jodídamente irse de nuevo
voy a atarla a la cama y poner la casa en llamas


viernes, 22 de octubre de 2010

'Pigmalion' or 'My Fair Lady'

O 'LA LLUVIA EN SEVILLA ES UNA MARAVILLA'

FOR 1ST BACHILLERATO
LA LLUVIA EN SEVILLA ES UNA MARAVILLA...
AND BY OTHERS, JUST AS GOOD

jueves, 23 de septiembre de 2010

FOR MY 2º's BACHILLERATO




Nota: estos ejercicios son algo diferentes. Os lo dan más 'hecho', pero la práctica es igualmente buena. Ah, recordad también practicar las 'frases de cine'.
For all those who would like extra practice in what we are knowing as 'Reported Speech', and so on and so forth. Check this link

click here or on turtle for more

And a video dealing with the 'third option' -the FREE SPEECH-, no rules.

jueves, 22 de julio de 2010

'You don't lose anything by being POLITE', and other kinda' idioms

'POLITENESS' IS THE WORD
(Idea taken from 'Grease' is the word...)

'You don't lose anything by being polite', equivalent in English for the superb "Lo cortés no quita lo valiente" in Spanish. Or 'No harm in being polite' ; "Ser amable no cuesta nada"...
In Spanish these expressions are known as 'dichos', whereas in English you can refer to them as 'Sayings' or 'Idioms' '. Other interesting ones, to my liking, could be:
'
'Easy come, easy go'; 'Kindness costs nothing'; 'What goes around, comes around'; 'Lovers come and go, but true friends are forever';

'It takes guts to keep one's feet on the ground'; 'Try never to bite the hand that feeds you'... and my very, very favourite 'Never judge a book by its cover' (or, as it is also today said, 'by its movie'). And in a similar line of idea (ja, ja)... 'Never judge a lady by her lover'.


Do you have a favourite saying of your own? It would be really great to receive your suggestions. Much obliged!!!

LET'S TRY TO REMEMBER

Please, be polite, be kind -even if I am not. Thank you!!!

SOME DEFINITIONS FOR 'POLITENESS':
  • a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
  • the act of showing regard for others
  • Well-mannered, civilized; Smooth, polished, burnished
  • the stage in which people indicate and seek mutual trust or respect, and marked by caution in giving commitment or offering criticism
  • ...

miércoles, 14 de julio de 2010

'A MAN'S GOTTA' DO WHAT A MAN'S GOTTA' DO'

AND SO DOES A WOMAN...

SOME 'MAN' Q
UOTES (here, 'man' meaning 'any human'):

"A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker."
"It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways." Buddha

"What's a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing"
"A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally"
"A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her"... O. Wilde

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed" M. Gandhi

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers"

"Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe"
"One man with courage is a majority" T. Jefferson

... And more, from different points of view




A Man's Gotta Do

Music and Lyrics by Jed Whedon

Performed by Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day

HORRIBLE

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do

Don’t plan the plan if you can’t follow through

all that matters: taking matters into your own hands

Soon I’ll control everything, my wish is your command

HAMMER

Stand back everyone, nothing here to see

Just imminent danger, in the middle of it, me

Yes, Captain Hammer’s here, hair blowing in the breeze

And the day needs my saving expertise

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do

Seems destiny ends with me saving you

The only doom that’s looming is you loving me to death

So I’ll give you a sec to catch your breath

PENNY (in shock)

Thank you Hammer man, I don’t think I can

Explain how important it was that you stopped the van

I would be splattered I’d be crushed under debris

Thank you sir for saving me

HAMMER

Don’t worry about it…

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do

Seems destiny ends with me saving you

When you’re the best, you can’t rest, what’s the use

There’s ass needs kicking, some ticking bomb to defuse

The only doom that’s looming is you loving me to death

PENNY (overlapping)

You came from above

I wonder what you’re Captain of

My heart is beating like a drum

Must be, must be in shock

Assuming I’m not loving you to death

HAMMER/PENNY

So please give me a sec to catch my breath

HORRIBLE (overlapping)

Are you kidding?

What heist were you watching?

Stop looking at her like that

Did you notice that he threw you in the garbage?

I stopped the van, the remote control was in my hand

Whatever

Balls




miércoles, 30 de junio de 2010

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE THERE

THIS IS DEDICATED TO ALL GOOD HEARTED PEOPLE: IN SHORT, TO YOU ALL. GOD BLESS YOU!


GOD BLESS US ALL !!!

YOU ARE NOT ALONE
(TA MICKY, WHEREVER YOU MIGHT BE)

miércoles, 23 de junio de 2010

Com'on!!! English can be fun...


Take Homer Simpson's quotes, for instance:


· Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.
  • Chicos, intentasteis y fracasasteis tristemente. La lección es, nunca lo intentéis.

· If something's hard to do, then it's not worth doing
  • Si algo es difícil de hacer, entonces no vale la pena hacerlo



· I'm in no condition to drive...wait! I shouldn't listen to myself, I'm drunk!


No estoy en condiciones de conducir... ¡un momento! No debería escucharme, ¡¡¡estoy borracho!!!

· 'To Start Press Any Key'. Where's the ANY key?
  • 'Para empezar presiona cualquier tecla' ¿Dónde está la tecla CUALQUIER?




And more...

· Operator! Give me the number for 911!
¡Señorita!, ¡¡deme el número del 911!!


· Oh, so they have internet on computers now!

¡Ah! así que ahora tienen internet en los ordenadores!!

· Bart, with $10,000, we'd be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like...love!

Bart, con 10.000 dolares, seríamos millonarios. ¡¡Podríamos comprar todo tipo de cosas útiles como... el amor!!


· Just because I don't care, it doesn't mean I don't understand.
Sólo porque no me importe, no significa que no lo entienda.


· I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.
Normalmente no soy un hombre que rece, pero si estás ahí arriba, por favor sálvame, superman.

· Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers.
Hijo, si realmente quieres algo en esta vida, tienes que trabajar por ello. Ahora silencio! Están a punto de anunciar los números de lotería.

miércoles, 9 de junio de 2010

THIS IS A 'FLASHMOB' ALRIGHT. CHECK IT OUT!!!

TONIGHT'S GONNA' BE A GOOD NIGHT !!!
-TODAY'S GONNA BE A GOOD DAY-
FROM TWO DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW

AND MICHAEL JACKSON'S TRIBUTES, FLASHMOBS DANCING

AND OTHER SIMILAR STUNNING ONES,

lunes, 31 de mayo de 2010

MODAL VERBS




Here are some exercises with modals, and some practice with them.

And also some good training for conditionals.


Typical expresions using conditional...
If I could, I would
If there's a will, there's a way
If I were you, I wouldn't do that....
This is the lot for you this year. No more work from me.

viernes, 28 de mayo de 2010

THIS IS IT!!! GAME OVER, MOVE UP TO THE NEXT LEVEL

"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable"
'Si uno no sabe a qué puerto está navegando, ningún viento es favorable' (Séneca)
ó,
'no se trata de llegar, sino de saber dónde se va'



NOW THAT YOU HAVE BECOME REAL 'ADULTS', YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE READY TO...

MEET SÉNECA QUOTING

(Roman dramatist, philosopher, & politician -5 BC - 65 AD-)

"As is your language so is your life"






and, A FEW MORE:

"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult."
"It is rash to condemn where you are ignorant"

"I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge"...

MAY I WISH FOR YOU

I HONESTLY -AND HUMBLY- WISH FOR YOU TO ALWAYS HAVE THE INTEREST, EXCITEMENT AND EAGERNESS TO WANT TO 'GO' SOMEWHERE, AND EVEN IF YOU NEVER 'REACH' THE PLACE, TO KNOW WHICH 'PLACE' YOU ARE GOING TO.
(I confess I myself go through stages when I don't know this. But I keep looking!!!)

FAREWELL TO ALL, I'LL SEE YOU IN... LIFE!!! CHEERS!!!
Pilar Abad Carbajo,
(Proud to be an acquaintance of yours)

miércoles, 26 de mayo de 2010

A SUGGESTION MADE A PRESENT

This is a suggestion from one of you (I am very much obliged).
I had a great time with it, and I would like to share it with you all
.
FROM YOU, TO YOU
And here's the lyrics for you to sing along with Liza Simpson, if you like...



IT'S FUN!!!
Wake up in the morning feeling like P Diddy (Hey, what up girl?)
got my glasses- I'm out the door - I'm gonna hit this city (Let's go)
Before I leave, brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack
Cause when I leave for the night, I ain't coming back

I'm talking - pedicure on our toes, toes
Trying on all our clothes, clothes
Boys blowing up our phones, phones
Drop-toping, playing our favorite cds
Pulling up to the parties
Tryna get a little bit tipsy

[CHORUS]
Don't stop, make it pop
DJ, blow my speakers up
Tonight, I'mma fight
'Til we see the sunlight
Tick tock, on the clock
But the party don't stop

No- Oh- ooh- oh oh oh
Oh- ooh- oh oh oh

Don't stop, make it pop
DJ, blow my speakers up
Tonight, I'mma fight
'Til we see the sunlight
Tick tock, on the clock
But the party don't stop

No- Oh- ooh- oh oh oh
Oh- ooh- oh oh oh

Ain't got a care in world, but got plenty of beer
Ain't got no money in my pocket, but I'm already here
And Now, the dudes are lining up cause they hear we got swagger
But we kick 'em to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger

I'm talking about - errbody getting crunk, crunk
Boys trying to touch my junk, junk
Gonna smack him if he getting too drunk, drunk
Now, now - we goin' til they kick us out, out
Or the police shut us down, down
Police shut us down, down
Po-po shut us -

viernes, 21 de mayo de 2010

THE PASSIVE-ACTIVE VOICE



1º BACHILLERATO PRACTICE IV






Here are some links with which you can practise and test yourself in this grammar point. Enjoy!!







domingo, 2 de mayo de 2010

WHAT LUCK FOR ALL TO HAVE A MOTHER!!!


IN CASE YOU'D LIKE TO DEDICATE A LITTLE TIME TO YOUR MUM ON 'HER' OFFICIAL DAY, HERE'S SOME SUGGESTIONS. HELP YOURSELF!!

M - O - T - H - E - R
"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell
"MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.

Howard Johnson (c. 1915)


Only One Mother
Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky,
Hundreds of shells on the shore together,
Hundreds of birds that go singing by,
Hundreds of lambs in the sunny weather.

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the world wide over
.


Mother's Love
Her love is like
an island in life's ocean,
vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.
'Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the West,
By tender Counsel on the South
And on the East by Rest.
Above it like a beacon light
Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
And thro' the changing scenes of life
I find a heaven there.
Author Unknown

Super Mom

Mom, you're a wonderful mother,
So gentle, yet so strong.
The many ways you show you care
Always make me feel I belong.

You're patient when I'm foolish;
You give guidance when I ask;
It seems you can do most anything;
You're the master of every task.

You're a dependable source of comfort;
You're my cushion when I fall.
You help in times of trouble;
You support me whenever I call.

I love you more than you know;
You have my total respect.
If I had my choice of mothers,
You'd be the one I'd select!

By Joanna Fuchs



Click here for more interesting contents

And finally, Here's a super song by 'The Pretenders' you can sing along with your bros', sis' and Dad to that great lady in your life. Its title is "Hymn to Her" .

Pretenders Hymn to her

let me inside you
into your room
i've heard it's lined
with the things you don't show
lay me beside you
down on the floor
i've been your lover
from the womb to the tomb
i dress as your daughter
when the moon becomes round
you be my mother
when everything's gone

and she will always carry on
something is lost
but something is found
they will keep on
speaking her name
somethings change
some stay the same

keep beckoning to me
from behind that closed door
the maid and the mother
and the crone that's grown old

I hear your voice
coming out of that hole
I listen to you
and i want some more
I listen to you
and i want some more

and she will always carry on
something is lost
but something is found
they will keep on
speaking her name
some things change
some stay the same



viernes, 9 de abril de 2010

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

http://www.seeing-stars.com/immortalized/walkoffamestars.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Walk_of_Fame

domingo, 4 de abril de 2010

COCKNEY, WHAT IS IT?

WELCOME TO MY CAT!!!
(cat & mouse= house)


TIME TO GET DOWN TO 'BRASS TACKS' = FACTS

COCKNEY RHYMING MONEY SLANG

'GODIVAS' Lady Godiva= 'Fiver'

'MONKEYS' = 500 Pounds

'PONY' = 25 Pounds

'CARPET'= 30 Pounds


Un cockney, en el sentido menos estricto de la palabra, es un habitante del East End londinense. Esta área se compone de los distritos de Aldgate, Bethnal Green, Bow, Hackney, Limehouse, Mile End, Old Ford, Poplar, Shoreditch, Stepney, Wapping y Whitechapel. De acuerdo a una vieja tradición, la definición se limita a aquellos que nacen dentro de la zona donde se escuchan las campanas de Bow, es decir, las campanas de St. Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside.

El término se utilizó de esta manera desde el 1600, cuando Samuel Rowlands mencionaba a "un Cockney de las campanas de Bow" (a Bow-bell Cockney) en su obra satírica The Letting of Humours Blood in the Head-Vaine. John Minsheu (o Minshew) fue el primer lexicógrafo que definió la palabra con este sentido, en su obra Ductor in Linguas de 1617. Sin embargo, las etimologías que nos presentaba (de 'cock' y 'neigh' o del latín incoctus) eran meras suposiciones. Tiempo después, el Oxford English Dictionary explicó de manera definitiva el concepto y determina su origen en cock y egg, siendo su primer significado un huevo de forma rara (1362), luego una persona ignorante de modales campestres (1521) y más tarde el significado con que asociamos actualmente al concepto.

La iglesia de St. Mary-le-Bow fue destruida durante el Gran Incendio de Londres y fue reconstruida por Christopher Wren. Dado que las campanas fueron destruidas en 1941 durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial por los bombardeos de la Alemania nazi y no fueron reemplazadas sino hasta 1961, hubo un período en el que podemos afirmar no nacieron Cockneys 'verdaderos'.

Los hablantes Cockney tienen un dialecto y acento distintivos y con frecuencia emplean la jerga rimada Cockney.

Los siguientes son ejemplos de Cockneys en obras de ficción:

Jerga rimada Cockney

La jerga rimada Cockney (en inglés Cockney rhyming slang) es una forma de expresión muy habitual en el inglés británico, especialmente en el habla de las clases populares de Londres. Consiste en reemplazar una palabra de uso frecuente por otra que forma parte de una frase hecha que rima con ella. La sustitución tiene muchas veces un efecto humorístico por sus connotaciones, como en el ejemplo típico de utilizar trouble ("problemas") por wife ("esposa"), jugando con la rima de trouble and strife ("problemas y discusiones", una frase frecuente), pero también con la actitud convencionalmente asignada a las esposas.

Al depender del conocimiento estrecho de los hábitos lingüísticos locales, la jerga rimada es difícil de comprender para quienes no están familiarizados con ella. Si bien su origen es incierto, se supone que se desarrolló precisamente a este efecto, para evitar que los extraños comprendiesen la conversación. Algunas historias cuentan que se pudo originar en el mercado, para que los clientes no pudiesen entender lo que los tenderos decían, aunque también se cree que se originó en las prisiones, para que los carceleros no pudiesen entender a los presos.

La jerga rimada cockney ha sido llevada al cine en películas como Mary Poppins, en la que el actor estadounidense Dick Van Dyke hacía grandes esfuerzos por sonar como un auténtico cockney, o en la archipopular serie de televisión británica ‘Only Fools and Horses’. También hay un estilo de música llamado rockney, interpretado por grupos como Chas and Dave, que utilizan la jerga en sus canciones.

Ejemplos

Algunos ejemplos de la jerga cockney:

apples = apples and pears = stairs = escalera

jam = jam jar = car = coche

trouble = trouble and strife = wife = esposa

lee = Lee Marvin = starving = muriendo de hambre

bread = bread and honey = money = dinero

Ejemplo de frase en cockney:

Cockney: I ran out o´ bread so I took me jam back to me gaff

Inglés: I ran out of money so I took my car back to my house = Me quedé sin dinero, así que volví a casa con el coche.

Cockney Dictionary


What is Cockney rhyming slang?

Cockney rhyming slang is not a language but a collection of phrases used by Cockneys and other Londoners.

What's a Cockney?

A true Cockney is someone born within the sound of Bow Bells. (St Mary-le-Bow Church in Cheapside, London).

However the term Cockney is now loosely applied to many born outside this area as long as they have a "Cockney" accent or a Cockney heritage.

The Cockney accent is heard less often in Central London these days but is widely heard in the outer London boroughs, the London suburbs and all across South East England. It is common in Bedfordshire towns like Luton and Leighton Buzzard, and Essex towns such as Romford.

What's Rhyming Slang?

Rhyming Slang phrases are derived from taking an expression which rhymes with a word and then using that expression instead of the word. For example the word "look" rhymes with "butcher's hook". In many cases the rhyming word is omitted - so you won't find too many Londoners having a "bucher's hook" at this site, but you might find a few having a "butcher's".

The rhyming word is not always omitted so Cockney expressions can vary in their construction, and it is simply a matter of convention which version is used.

Some Cockney rhyming slang for parts of the body

In this list of example Cockney slang for parts of the body, you'll notice that some expressions omit the rhyming word but others do not.

English

Rhymes with

Cockney

Feet

Plates of meat

Plates

Teeth

Hampstead Heath

Hampsteads

Legs

Scotch eggs

Scotches

Eyes

Mince pies

Minces

Arms

Chalk Farms

Chalk Farms

Hair

Barnet Fair

Barnet

Head

Loaf of bread

Loaf

Face

Boat race

Boat race

Mouth

North and south

North and south

Who uses Cockney Rhyming Slang?

Cockney Rhyming Slang originated in the East End of London. Some slang expressions have escaped from London and are in popular use throughout the rest of Britain. For example "use your loaf" is an everyday phrase for the British, but not too many people realise it is Cockney Rhyming Slang ("loaf of bread: head"). There are many more examples of this unwitting use of Cockney Rhyming Slang.

Television has raised awareness of Cockney Rhyming Slang to far greater heights. Classic TV shows such as "Steptoe and Son", "Minder", "Porridge" and "Only Fools and Horses" have done much to spread the slang throughout Britain and to the rest of the world.

Is Cockney Rhyming Slang dead?

Not on your Nelly! Cockney Rhyming Slang may have had its highs and lows but today it is in use as never before.

In the last few years hundreds of brand new slang expressions have been invented - many betraying their modern roots, eg "Emma Freuds: hemorrhoids"; (Emma Freud is a TV and radio broadcaster) and "Ayrton Senna": tenner (10 pound note).

How is Cockney slang developing?

Modern Cockney slang that is being developed today tends to only rhyme words with the names of celebrities or famous people. There are very few new Cockney slang expressions that do not follow this trend. The only one that has gained much ground recently that bucks this trend is "Wind and Kite" meaning "Web site".

Cockney expressions are being exported from London all over the world. Here at cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk we get loads of enquiries from folks as far afield as the USA, Canada and Japan, all wanting to know the meaning of Cockney expressions.

We're continually adding new slang to the dictionary.