On this day in 1887, Anne Sullivan begins teaching six-year-old Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing after a severe illness at the age of 19 months. Under Sullivan’s tutelage, including her pioneering “touch teaching” techniques, the previously uncontrollable Keller flourished, eventually graduating from college and becoming an international lecturer and activist. Sullivan, later dubbed “the miracle worker,” remained Keller’s interpreter and constant companion until the older woman’s death in 1936. (...) Her parents eventually sought the advice of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone and an authority on the deaf. He suggested the Kellers contact the Perkins Institution, which in turn recommended Anne Sullivan as a teacher.
(...) Helen Keller became a public speaker and author; her first book, “The Story of My Life” was published in 1902. She was also a fundraiser for the American Foundation for the Blind and an advocate for racial and sexual equality, as well as socialism. From 1920 to 1924, Sullivan and Keller even formed a vaudeville act to educate the public and earn money. Helen Keller died on June 1, 1968, at her home in Westport, Connecticut, at age 87, leaving her mark on the world by helping to alter perceptions about the disabled.
2. (examples) a) It comes from the advertising of soap by companies which even sponsored the programmes, due to the fact of having housewives as the main watchers of them at the beginning. b) Soap operas usually show events typical from real life but exaggerating everything, being more dramatic to be more entertaining. 3. a) depict b) at the same time c) go on d) take place 4. a) often (How often= ¿con qué frecuencia? / a (=cuatro veces a la semana) b) who/without c) watching (love + gerund) /what d) leaving (gerund after preposition) /had watched (past perfect) FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY, 25TH JANUARY: 14/15 Modelo B A cup of tea? 13/14 Septiembre A The Decline of "Once Upon a Time..."
The text continues as follows: As the technique becomes more sophisticated, all this information and more will be available. 4. a) was arrested (passive voice, past)/ commiting (gerund after preposition) b) had had / would have been ( 3rd conditional) c)Although / to d) better / must, should Next test: Jan. 20th, Soap Operas, Model 2014 2015