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viernes, 11 de marzo de 2011

March, 11, 2004, Madrid train bombing


It was Thursday.
I was working in Getafe.
I passed by Atocha ten minutes before the bombing.
That day I was earlier than usual.
A colleague at work was travelling on the same wagon where one of the bombs failed to explode.
That day changed my life in different ways.
The next day at school we were singing this song at school.

martes, 8 de marzo de 2011

IWD



Have a look at the following data.


Can you guess what they are about?




IWD


100


19 March 1911


100-140


26%


14




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KEY


IWD = INTERNATIONAL WOMEN´S DAY.

100 years ago, the first international women´s day was observed.

19 March 1911 was the date of that celebration in Europe.

100-140 million girls in the world suffer from FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.

Women EARN 26% LESS THAN MEN doing the same work in SPAIN.

14 is the number of WOMEN KILLED IN SPAIN IN 2011 so far.

(The victim number 14 happened to be YESTERDAY in FUENTE EL SAAD DEL JARAMA, about 20 kms. from ALCALÁ DE HENARES, MADRID)


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More information on IWD: wikipedia
(Notice how the words "Women´s Day" have been replaced by "Make a sandwich Day";
Is this a mistake or a joke or none of them ¿?)
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Terry´s selection of webpages here

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lunes, 7 de marzo de 2011

Progress Check Unit 6

GRAMMAR

Exercise 1

1. d; 2. b; 3. h; 4. g; 5. f; 6. a; 7. e; 8. c

exercise 4

1 racism, 2 hate, 3 sexism, 4 nutrition, 5 dignity, 6 harm, 7 medicine, 8 war, 9 education, 10 rights, 11 respect, 12 care, 13 family, 14 prejudice and 15 violence

Exercise 5
2. hate
3. education
4. nutrition
5. sexism
6. war