martes, 30 de diciembre de 2008

GOODYEAR

Es muy importante la seguridad
para tener un buen fin de año
y un buen año nuevo.

Recuerda la prudencia en tus viajes,
un buen mantenimiento a tu vehículo
y unas llantas GOODYEAR como estas,
que a pesar de los pinchazos
te pueden llevar inclusive hasta por 80 Kilómetros más
haciendo tu viaje más seguro.





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lunes, 29 de diciembre de 2008

Beats & Claps

A veces unas cosas se cubren de otras
para verse diferentes.

He aquí una
Cover Version
(Versión sustituta)
del clásico Pop Beat it,
de Michael Jackson.




They told him don't you ever come around here
Don't wanna see your face, you better disappear
The fire's in their eyes and their words are really clear
So beat it, just beat it

You better run, you better do what you can
Don't wanna see no blood, don't be a macho man
You wanna be tough, better do what you can
So beat it, but you wanna be bad

CHORUS:
beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it
(Beat it, beat it)

You have to show them that you're really not scared
You're playin' with your life, this ain't no truth or dare
They'll kick you, then they beat you,
Then they'll tell you it's fair
So beat it, but you wanna be bad





El video que encabeza este párrafo
nos muestra como Los Beats (Golpes) y las Claps (Palmas)
pueden formar Rhythms (Ritmos)
con los cuales podemos jugar.

Si das clic sobre el video se abrirá una nueva ventana
donde podrás ver dentro del video
enlaces que explican
como hacer el ritmo y el juego completo con los vasos.

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sábado, 27 de diciembre de 2008

Whirlpool - Spinning


La vida es una -Rueda Giratoria-
de movimiento Remolineante:

Whirl Wheel.

Las lavadoras Whirlpool
usan ese movimiento para el lavado de la ropa:

Pool representa
un conjunto a agrupación de algo.

Un Pool de abogados...

De muchas bolas como en el Billar Pool...

O una agrupación de "muchas aguas",
como en una Piscina, por ejemplo.


Así como en el Spinning se puede hacer girar la bicicleta
sin tener que desplazarse en ella,
También los discos giran en torno a su eje
controlados por los D.J.


You D.J. Spin that Wheel!





lunes, 22 de diciembre de 2008

martes, 16 de diciembre de 2008

Mastercard



Master Card es la Tarjeta Maestra.
Master se puede traducir como Dueño y Señor (o Dueña y Señora)...
Lo mejor, lo más experto, lo superior.

Hay muchos tipos de Cards:

Credit Cards para pagar
Greeting Cards para felicitar o saludar
Business Cards para presentarse
Flashcards para memorizar palabras
y hay Playing Cards (Game Cards) para jugar
como las que consigues en este enlace,
las cuales puedes imprimir y laminar
para jugar y aprender.


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domingo, 14 de diciembre de 2008

viernes, 12 de diciembre de 2008

InterNet - World Wide Web

Una Red -Net- o una Telaraña -Web-
son formas de representar la Interconección informativa
que nos ofrece Internet.

La WWW (World Wide Web)
La Telaraña Mundial de -Gran Extensión-
(-Bien Amplia- como la pantalla de las 'teles' Wide Screen)
conecta a todos con todos...


Pero como en cualquier medio
debemos tener cuidado de no creer
en todo lo que nos encontramos a través de ella
y así mismo no convertirnos en difusores o victimas
de información mentirosa, virus o estafas tipo 'piramide':






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lunes, 8 de diciembre de 2008

That's what you get - Paramore



No sir, well, I don't wanna be the blame, not anymore
It's your turn, so take a seat
We're settling the final score
And why do we like to hurt so much?

I can't decide, you have made it harder
Just to go on
And why, all the possibilities
Well, I was wrong

That's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa
That's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa

I drowned out all my sense
With the sound of its beating
And that's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa

I wonder, how am I supposed to feel
When you're not here?
'Cause I burned every bridge I ever built
When you were here

I still try holding onto silly things
I never learn
Oh why, all the possibilities
I'm sure you've heard

That's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa
That's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa

I drowned out all my sense
With the sound of its beating
And that's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa

Pain, make your way to me, to me
And I'll always be just so inviting
If I ever start to think straight
This heart will start a riot in me
Let's start, start, hey!

Why do we like to hurt so much?
Oh, why do we like to hurt so much?
That's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa

That's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa
That's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa

Now I can't trust myself
With anything but this
And that's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa


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Since you've been gone



A veces es difícil olvidar un pasado que aun nos toca,
un 'pasado imperfecto'.

Irónicamente ese pasado sin terminar,
de forma gramatical
se llama: Presente Perfecto.

Comenzó en el pasado
y aun se conecta con el presente
por ser un pasado reciente,
o es una acción que empezó tiempo atrás
pero da pie a que pensemos
que aun puede estarse desarrollando
en la actualidad.


Desde que te has ido, he estado suplicandote*...

En esta frase vemos aplicados:

El Presente Perfecto Simple
(Sujeto + Have Presente + Verbo Participio Pasado)
( Sin embargo
puede llevar también el been
tal como la frase:
Since you've been married
-Desde que has estado casada-
el título de esta canción
lleva estructura similar
Since you've been gone
que al traducirse literalmente
no sonaría muy bonito
para nosotros los hispanos:
-Desde que has estado ida-).

y
El Presente Perfecto Continuo
Sujeto + Have Presente + Been + Verbo -ing-




Since you've been gone





It seems that nothing... ever goes my way
Since you broke my heart
when you left that day

There's no where to go
so just stay with me

Cuz *since you've been gone
I've been begging you please

To tell me you're not alright
And you're needing to come home
(Since you've been gone)
To tell me you're not okay
And you're needing me all along
Since you've been gone

I need to hear from you
Since you've been gone

It seems that every time
you swear to God that you're leaving

I'm down on my knees
beggin' you to stay

There's no where to go
so just stay with me

Cuz since you've been gone
I've been beggin' you please

To tell me you're not alright
And you're needing to come home
(Since you've been gone)
To tell me you're not okay
And you're needing me all along
Since you've been gone

Please don't leave me here alone
Just stay a while
Make me smile

Please don't leave me here alone
Just stay a while
And baby smile


Since you've been gone
I need to hear from you
Since you've been gone
I need to hear you say

Tell me you're not alright
And you're needing to come home
(Since you've been gone)
Tell me you're not okay
And you're needing me all along
Since you've been gone

I need to hear you say
Since you've been gone (Don't tell me)
I need to hear you say (Don't tell me)



Más acerca del Presente Perfecto



Soundtrack

Soundtrack (Saundtrak) literalmente 'Pista de sonido'
es la banda sonora de una película,
es decir la música y canciones que suenan en ella.

He aquí Karaokes con dos temas de la película:
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)














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sábado, 29 de noviembre de 2008

Lazy Town

No seas -Lazy- y ponte a bailar con tus hijos.

Aquí está el video con los pasos
y más abajo la canción completa
para que te la prendas y la cantes:

All the time
in
All the town!





Bing bang digga rigga dong
First thing that I say after I wake up.
Bing bang digga rigga dong
I say those words before I go to sleep.

Get on up it's time to dance yeah.
It's so much fun being up on our feet.

So we go
Up up -- do the jump
Move around and clap your hands together.
Down down -- turn around
Having fun is what it's all about.

Bing bang digga rigga dong
Funny words I sing when I am dancing.
Bing bang digga rigga dong
Silly words that can mean anything.

Get on up it's time to dance yeah.
It's so much fun being up on our feet.

So we go
Up up -- do the jump
Move around and clap your hands together.
Down down -- turn around
Having fun is what it's all about.

Ooohh
One two -- me and you,
Move around and clap your hands together.
Three four -- on the floor,
Having fun is what it's all about.


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Ginger


¿Recuerdan el cuento de Hansel y Gretel?

Ahora que estoy grandecito
veo que es una historia tantito cruel y violenta...
pero con un final feliz.
Comparable a la de unos secuestrados
que terminan quedándose con la 'valiosa caleta'
de su secuestrador.

(Cualquier parecido
con nuestra realidad nacional
es pura coincidencia).

En un punto de la trama
los hambrientos niños se empiezan a comer
una deliciosa casa hecha de pan de jengibre;
el mismo jengibre con el que se hacen bonitas galletas
como el hombre de jengibre que ilustra este artículo;
y el mismo jengibre con el que se hace la Ginger Ale.

Dentro de 'las Ginger'
están las marcas Schweppes (Recién llegada al país)
y Canada Dry.

Dry
significa seco/a.
Pero también puede dar a entender
que algo esta 'seco de' o 'escaso de'.

El -Dry Wine- es de bajo dulzor y el -Dry Martini-
tiene muy poca cantidad de Vermouth.

Así mismo la Canada Dry fue y es
la versión 'Light' de su predecesora,
pues es más liviana de dulce y menos oscura,
convirtiéndose así en un éxito
como bebida mezcladora para licores.

El jengibre además de tener ese sabor 'picantico' característico
que le hace un buen condimento
tiene propiedades medicinales de gran valor
contra problemas digestivos, cardiacos, la artritis
e inclusive contra el cáncer.




How to Bake Gingerbread Cookies

Every holiday kitchen needs a Ginger Bread Cookie recipe.
First in a large bowl mix together five cups of flour
and two table spoons of ground ginger.
One and a half tea spoons of baking soda,
one tea spoon of ground cloves, and a half a tea spoon of salt.

Now, in a mixer bowl with a flat beater attached,
add one cup of granulated sugar and one cup of shortening.
Set to speed 4 until its light and fluffy.
Beat in one egg, one cup of molasses and two table spoons of vinegar.
Now reduce the speed to stir and mix in the flour mixture in three additions.

Divide the dough into three disks, and wrap-up plastic.
Refrigerate the dough for at least one hour.
Now to prepare the frosting, place six table spoons of butter
in a mixer bowl with a flat beater attached and set to speed 4.
Beat until smooth and creamy.
Reduce the speed and mix in four and half cups
of confectioner’s sugar in two additions.

You can also add the whipping cream as necessary to make a smooth frosting.
Now also add one tea spoon of vanilla. Fetch this frosting aside.
Pre heat your oven to 375 degrees.
Flour your work surface and your rolling pin as well.
Work with one disk at a time.
You will want to roll out your dough to an eighth of an inch thickness.

Using a cookie cutter cut out your shapes.
Place them at least two inches apart on a baking sheet.
The cookies will take about 5 minutes to cook.
And then you can transfer them to a cooling rack.
Make sure they are completely cooled before frosting them
and then you can dress your ginger bread men and women
as you like so that they look their best for their party.

Don’t be shy.
Put your party dress on.

More Video Recipes


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domingo, 23 de noviembre de 2008

Caterpillar



I’m a little CATERPILLAR tiny and green
Crawlin’ around head full of dreams
Inch by inch takes all day
I’m dreamin’ of wings and flyin’ away

Just a little CATERPILLAR down on the ground
I climb a tree hang upside down
I don’t know why I build a cocoon
Not sure why I do what I do

But if I were a BUTTERFLY
I could leave the ground behind
Would things look different way up high?
I wish I were a BUTTERFLY

I’m just a little CATERPILLAR fast asleep
Eyes closed tight lost in a dream
In my dream I break free
Stretch out my legs and check out my wings

I feel just like a BUTTERFLY
Watch me leave the ground behind
Things look different way up high
I feel just like a BUTTERFLY

Look at me I’m flying!
I’m really flying!
Somebody pinch me!


"... Then,
together with them,
we who are still alive and remain on the earth
will be caught up in the clouds
to meet the Lord in the air.

Then we will be with the Lord forever."

1 Thessalonians 4:17


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viernes, 14 de noviembre de 2008

Hasta mañana, Igüana



I'm gonna say bye-bye
I'm gonna say bye-bye

I'm gonna call it: Quits, so
I can to say: Later on, so

I'm gonna call it: Quit
I'm gonna say: Bye-bye

Bye!

Bye-bye, Bye-bye
Bye-bye, Bye-bye
Bye-bye, Bye-bye
Bye-bye



See you later, alligator
after while, crocodile
okey-dokey, artichokie
not now, brown cow
'til then, penguin
mañana, iguana


Drive safely
walk safely
speak safely
think safely
eat safely
sleep safely


Bye-bye baby
bye-bye baby

don't you cry now
I'll be around now

Bye-bye baby

Oh, bye-bye baby

See you later, alligator
after while, crocodile
okey-dokey, artichokie
'til then, penguin
not now, brown cow
hasta mañana, iguana



See you later!



miércoles, 12 de noviembre de 2008

Cookies


Muchos sitios Web
le ofrecen a nuestro navegador
'galletitas'
que guardan información.

Tal como las
Chinese Fortune Cookies
[ Galletas Chinas de la Fortuna ]
(chainís forchun kukis),
las Web Cookies
llevan en su interior información.

Puede ser un registro de nuestros
nombres de usuario y contraseñas,
y/o datos acerca de nuestra interacción
con los sitios web que las brindan.

Mientras no sean borradas,
cada sitio Web
de los cuales tengamos
Cookies

nos identificará
como si tuviéramos puesta una escarapela,
y nos dará un trato personalizado
cada vez que ingresemos a él.

Pueden ser muy útiles en nuestro computador personal
para que accedamos rápidamente
a sitios frecuentemente visitados,
como nuestro correo por ejemplo.

Sin embargo,
es bueno borrarlas
cuando se presenten errores reiterados
en el sitio a cargar.



De igual forma es recomendable
borrar las Cookies y el Historial
que guardan los navegadores
de los Café Internet que visitemos,
con el fin de que no queden por ahí
al alcance de otros usuarios
algunos de nuestros datos privados.


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domingo, 9 de noviembre de 2008

Sing Along




Cantar con el acompañamiento de una guitarra
y el apoyo de las voces de tus amigos,
cantar juntos...
A lo largo del camino.


Sing Along es en la práctica
(no literalmente)
un sinónimo de la palabra japonesa karaoke,
orquesta vacía
.
(Vacía de las voces de cantantes).


Es cantar con ayuda, ayuda a lo largo de la canción.
Tal vez solo con la ayuda de la música y la letra, o inclusive...
¡Con la ayuda de las voces de tus amigos!



Visita el sitio web de este grupo
y descarga algunos mp3 y videos de ellos
de forma completamente legal y gratuita.

También puedes comprar su Album:
Sing along with Acid House Kings
el cual incluye un DVD gratuito
con los Karaokes que viste en este artículo.



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miércoles, 5 de noviembre de 2008

United States of America

Los Estados Unidos de America

[United States of America]

( Iunáired Steits ov America )


País conformado por 50 Estados
y un Distrito Federal.

Su capital es Washington
situada en el Distrito de Columbia.

Clic aquí para ver el nombre de todos los Estados
dentro del último mapa electoral.






The 50 State Capitals Song


Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Indianapolis, Indiana;
And Columbus is the capital of Ohio
There's Montgomery, Alabama south of Helena, Montana
Then there's Denver, Colorado under Boise, Idaho.

Texas has Austin, then we go north to
Massachusetts, Boston; and Albany, New York
Tallahassee, Florida; and Washington, D.C.
Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Nashville, Tennessee
(Elvis used to hang out there a lot, ya know)

Trenton's in New Jersey north of Jefferson, Missouri
You got Richmond in Virginia, South Dakota has Pierre
Harrisburg's in Pennsylvania and Augusta's up in Maine
And here is Providence, Rhode Island next to Dover, Delaware.

Concord, New Hampshire, just a quick jaunt to
Montpelier which is up in Vermont
Hartford's in Connecticut, so pretty in the fall
And Kansas has Topeka, Minnesota has St. Paul

Juneau's in Alaska and there's Lincoln in Nebraska
And it's Raleigh out in North Carolina
And then there's Madison, Wisconsin and Olympia in Washington
Phoenix, Arizona and Lansing, Michigan

Here's Honolulu, Hawaii's a joy
Jackson, Mississippi and Springfield, Illinois
South Carolina with Columbia down the way
And Annapolis in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay
(They have wonderful clam chowder.)

Cheyenne is in Wyoming and perhaps you make your home in
Salt Lake City out in Utah where the buffalo roam
Atlanta's down in Georgia and there's Bismarck, North Dakota
And you can live in Frankfort in your old Kentucky home.

Salem in Oregon, from there we join
Little Rock in Arkansas, Iowa's got Des Moines
Sacramento, California; Oklahoma and its city
Charleston, West Virginia and Nevada, Carson City.

That's all the capitals there are!


Si quieres ponerte a prueba en geografía:






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And the winner is...

Y el ganador (O la ganadora) es....

Lo has oído en los reinados,
y también
en la elección del nuevo presidente
de los
E
stados Unidos de America:





Text of Democrat Barack Obama's speech in Chicago after winning the presidential election, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions:


OBAMA: Hello, Chicago.


If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.


It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen, by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voices could be that difference.


It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states.


We are, and always will be, the United States of America.


It's the answer that led those who've been told for so long by so many to be cynical and fearful and doubtful about what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day.


It's been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this date in this election at this defining moment change has come to America.


A little bit earlier this evening, I received an extraordinarily gracious call from Senator McCain.


Senator McCain fought long and hard in this campaign. And he's fought even longer and harder for the country that he loves. He has endured sacrifices for America that most of us cannot begin to imagine. We are better off for the service rendered by this brave and selfless leader.


I congratulate him; I congratulate Governor Palin for all that they've achieved. And I look forward to working with them to renew this nation's promise in the months ahead.


I want to thank my partner in this journey, a man who campaigned from his heart, and spoke for the men and women he grew up with on the streets of Scranton ... and rode with on the train home to Delaware, the vice president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden.


And I would not be standing here tonight without the unyielding support of my best friend for the last 16 years ... the rock of our family, the love of my life, the nation's next first lady ... Michelle Obama.


Sasha and Malia ... I love you both more than you can imagine. And you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us ...to the new White House.


And while she's no longer with us, I know my grandmother's watching, along with the family that made me who I am. I miss them tonight. I know that my debt to them is beyond measure.


To my sister Maya, my sister Alma, all my other brothers and sisters, thank you so much for all the support that you've given me. I am grateful to them.


And to my campaign manager, David Plouffe ... the unsung hero of this campaign, who built the best - the best political campaign, I think, in the history of the United States of America.


To my chief strategist David Axelrod ... who's been a partner with me every step of the way.


To the best campaign team ever assembled in the history of politics ... you made this happen, and I am forever grateful for what you've sacrificed to get it done.


But above all, I will never forget who this victory truly belongs to. It belongs to you. It belongs to you.


I was never the likeliest candidate for this office. We didn't start with much money or many endorsements. Our campaign was not hatched in the halls of Washington. It began in the backyards of Des Moines and the living rooms of Concord and the front porches of Charleston. It was built by working men and women who dug into what little savings they had to give $5 and $10 and $20 to the cause.


It grew strength from the young people who rejected the myth of their generation's apathy ... who left their homes and their families for jobs that offered little pay and less sleep.

It drew strength from the not-so-young people who braved the bitter cold and scorching heat to knock on doors of perfect strangers, and from the millions of Americans who volunteered and organized and proved that more than two centuries later a government of the people, by the people, and for the people has not perished from the Earth.


This is your victory.


And I know you didn't do this just to win an election. And I know you didn't do it for me.


You did it because you understand the enormity of the task that lies ahead. For even as we celebrate tonight, we know the challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime - two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century.


Even as we stand here tonight, we know there are brave Americans waking up in the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan to risk their lives for us.


There are mothers and fathers who will lie awake after the children fall asleep and wonder how they'll make the mortgage or pay their doctors' bills or save enough for their child's college education.


There's new energy to harness, new jobs to be created, new schools to build, and threats to meet, alliances to repair.


The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there.


I promise you, we as a people will get there.


AUDIENCE: Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can!


OBAMA: There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who won't agree with every decision or policy I make as president. And we know the government can't solve every problem.


But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree. And, above all, I will ask you to join in the work of remaking this nation, the only way it's been done in America for 221 years - block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.


What began 21 months ago in the depths of winter cannot end on this autumn night.


This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were.


It can't happen without you, without a new spirit of service, a new spirit of sacrifice.


So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.


Let us remember that, if this financial crisis taught us anything, it's that we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers.


In this country, we rise or fall as one nation, as one people. Let's resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long.


Let's remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House, a party founded on the values of self-reliance and individual liberty and national unity.


Those are values that we all share. And while the Democratic Party has won a great victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and determination to heal the divides that have held back our progress.


As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, "We are not enemies, but friends... Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection." And, to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your president, too.

And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of our world — our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand. To those who would tear this world down: We will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security: We support you. And to all those who have wondered if America's beacon still burns as bright: Tonight, we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope.


For that is the true genius of America — that America can change. Our union can be perfected. And what we have already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.


This election had many firsts and many stories that will be told for generations. But one that's on my mind tonight is about a woman who cast her ballot in Atlanta. She's a lot like the millions of others who stood in line to make their voice heard in this election, except for one thing: Ann Nixon Cooper is 106 years old.


She was born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky; when someone like her couldn't vote for two reasons — because she was a woman and because of the color of her skin.


And tonight, I think about all that she's seen throughout her century in America — the heartache and the hope; the struggle and the progress; the times we were told that we can't and the people who pressed on with that American creed: Yes, we can.


At a time when women's voices were silenced and their hopes dismissed, she lived to see them stand up and speak out and reach for the ballot. Yes, we can.


When there was despair in the Dust Bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs and a new sense of common purpose. Yes, we can.


When the bombs fell on our harbor and tyranny threatened the world, she was there to witness a generation rise to greatness and a democracy was saved. Yes, we can.


She was there for the buses in Montgomery, the hoses in Birmingham, a bridge in Selma and a preacher from Atlanta who told a people that "We Shall Overcome." Yes, we can.


A man touched down on the moon, a wall came down in Berlin, a world was connected by our own science and imagination. And this year, in this election, she touched her finger to a screen and cast her vote, because after 106 years in America, through the best of times and the darkest of hours, she knows how America can change. Yes, we can.


America, we have come so far. We have seen so much. But there is so much more to do. So tonight, let us ask ourselves: If our children should live to see the next century; if my daughters should be so lucky to live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see? What progress will we have made?


This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment. This is our time — to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.


Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.


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lunes, 3 de noviembre de 2008

North, South, East, and West



I'm lost
What should I do?

YOU NEED A MAP

I need a clue

(You know how to read a map?)

Flower shape, easy to see
Letters N, W, S and E
Why does this help?
and tell me now
What does it mean?

IT'S A COMPASS ROSE

(The compass rose shows
North, South, East and West)

North and South, well now I know
East and West, which way they go
What do you call these four main directions?

THE CARDINAL DIRECTIONS

Intermediate directions would be
North
east, Southeast and so on...

How far is it from here to there?
Can we measure distance to anywhere?

(The map size is smaller than the real world)

LOOK FOR THE SCALE

(The scale is like a little ruler
that helps you measure distances between places)


A little lost (A little lost)
I'm getting clues (He's getting clues)

FROM A MAP (From a map)

That I got from you


Dots, triangles, colors and many lines
What do all these things define?
I see a tiny airplane, and what is this star?

THESE ARE SYMBOLS

(An airplane shows the airport, a star is a Capital city)


How did you know what the symbols are?
When you're driving around like in a car?
Can you find it on the map?
and
Where will it be?

USE THE MAP KEY

(The map key tells you what the symbols mean)


This map doesn't show the entire place
I know that it's part of a bigger space
Could it be from England, Iraq or Mexico?

LOOK FOR THE INSET

(The inset is a small map that's a more detailed view
of part of the main map)

/ I was lost (He was lost)
But I learned something new (Something new)

HOW TO READ A MAP (How to read a map)

And I thank you! /

;-)



Note:
Smaller
is the oppossite of
Bigger

.La terminación -er en los adjetivos
significa más...

Más pequeño: Smaller
Más grande: Bigger


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viernes, 31 de octubre de 2008

Overall


All I need is you!

( ol ai nid is iu )

[ Todo lo que necesito eres tu ]

Podría ser lo que piensa Montoya
mientras pasea de Overol con su esposa.


Hay palabras inglesas cuyo sonido
se convierte en una nueva palabra del español.

Una de ellas es Overol [ Overall ]
traje de una sola pieza
que podría bien llamarse un SobreTodo [ Over All ].


Algunos cuando chicos alcanzamos a usar overles,
muy similares a los que usan los granjeros [ farmers ]
en los
Estados Unidos.

Clic aquí para ver la canción de un Viejo y conocido Granjero.


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lunes, 27 de octubre de 2008

Should be great!... Should I do it?


Cornelio es el personaje
de los
Corn
Flakes de Kellogg's.

A él le fascina el Maíz
y a nosotros también...

¿Que tal una buena 'peli'
con una grande, deliciosa y saladita porción
de
Pop Corn?

Del Maíz también se saca el Almidón [Starch]
el cual mezclado con agua
puede servir para hacer cosas
asombrosamente divertidas:



That's Amazing!.. Amazingly Funny!

¡Debería ser grandioso (hacerlo)!
Should be great!

Debería hacerlo?
Should I do it?


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jueves, 23 de octubre de 2008

Happy Days




Sunday, Monday, happy days.
Tuesday, Wednesday, happy days.
Thursday, Friday, happy days.
Saturday, what a day, rockin' all week for you.


These days are...
Won't you be mine? (oh, happy days)
These days are...
Oh, please be mine. (oh, happy days)


Hello sunshine, goodbye rain.
She's wearing my school ring on her chain.
She's my steady, I'm her man.
I'm gonna love her all I can.


These days are...
Won't you be mine? (oh, happy days)
These days are...
Oh, please be mine. (oh, happy days)


Gonna cruise her around the town,
Show everybody what I found.
Rock and roll with all my friends,
Hopin' the music never ends.


These days are...
Won't you be mine? (oh, happy days)
These days are...
Oh, please be mine. (oh, happy days)


Sunday, Monday, happy days.
Tuesday, Wednesday, happy days.
Thursday, Friday, happy days.
Saturday, what a day, rockin' all week for you.


These days are...
Won't you be mine? (oh, happy days)
These days are...
Oh, please be mine. (oh, happy days)


Goodbye gray sky, hello blue,
'Cause nothing can hold me when I hold you.
Feels so right, can't be wrong,
A-rockin' and rollin' all week long.


These days are...
Won't you be mine? (oh, happy days)
These days are...
Oh, please be mine. (oh, happy days)


Hello sunshine, goodbye rain.
She's wearing my school ring on her chain.
She's my steady, I'm her man.
Now I'm gonna love her all I can.


These days are...
Won't you be mine? (oh, happy days)
These days are...
Oh, please be mine. (oh, happy days)


/These happy days are yours and mine.
Won't you be mine? (oh, happy days)/...




Gonna = Going to


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martes, 21 de octubre de 2008

.............................Pequeñas Cosas...........................

.
Ya habíamos visto la palabra -Little-
como adjetivo cuantitativo para singular
al referirse a -un poco de- algo.

Ahora lo vemos aquí como una adjetivo simple
y como tal sirve tanto para singular o plural
traduciéndose como pequeña/o o pequeñas/os.





Anggun - Little things

You once gave me something
I should always keep
A little stone with a hole
with love from you

I still hide it smooth
in my pocket
Wrapping lock
to coins I never seem to use


Little things, little things, remain me
Want to erase, give the space to someone else
Little things, little things always catch me
Unaware, unprepared to let it go

Would it have mattered?
Would it have change anything?

If I have loved you more

Would it have mattered?
Does it matter now?

Now that you've got it all


Uuh little things
Cut like knives
hurt and stings

Uuh little things
Cut like blades
like regret
cuts my face


You once gave me something
I should always keep
A little spark that should grow to a flame
It still glows here hidden in my heart
Burning me whenever someone speaks your name



Little things, little things remain me
Want to erase, give the space to someone else
Little things, little things always catch me
Unaware, unprepared to let it go

Would it have mattered?
Would it have change anything?

If I have loved you more

Would it have mattered?
Does it matter now?

Uuhh... you got it all


/Uuhh little things
Cut like knives
hurt and stings

Uuhh little things
Cut like blades
like regret
cuts my face/

Hurts like regret


Nota:
También encontramos en esta canción algunos Modal Verbs:
Should [Debería/Debiera] y Would+have [Habría].



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domingo, 19 de octubre de 2008

Una imagen vale más que mil palabras

.
One picture is worth a thousand words.

( One pikchar is worz e dausand words )



Gazel es el nombre de la compañía
de Gas Natural Vehicular
más importante de Colombia.

Su marca está inspirada en la pronunciación
del nombre Inglés de este veloz mamífero africano:



Nada mejor que un vocabulario ilustrado
para ayudarnos a entender significados o conceptos.


Tanto la Búsqueda de Imágenes con Google, como los juegos
son excelentes herramientas para enriquecer nuestro vocabulario*.



*¿Recuerdas al
Reader's Digest

[Resumen de los lectores]
(riders dáiyest)

su revista SELECCIONES
y su sección Enriquezca su vocabulario?

Pues esta es su versión moderna:






miércoles, 15 de octubre de 2008

Los OPUESTOS se atraen...

Aveces -en pareja- las cosas son, y funcionan mejor.
;-)

Man/Woman
Night/Day
Dark/Light
Hot/Cold
Sour/Sweet

Clic aquí para descargar un listado

Clic aquí para jugar con antónimos, sinónimos y homónimos

Si aprendemos nuevas palabras (o frases)
con sus antónimas u opuestas
¡Será más fácil memorizarlas
y aprenderemos el doble!



I'm M.C. Kat
on the rap so mic it
Here's a little story
and you're sure that I like it
Swift and sly
and I'm playing it cool
With my home girl
Paula Abdul

Baby seems we never
ever agree

You like the movies
and I like TV

I take things serious
and you take 'em light

I go to bed early
and I party all night


Our friends are sayin'
we ain't gonna last

'cos I move slowly
and baby I'm fast

I like it quiet
and I love to shout

But when we get together
it just all works out


Chorus:
I take two steps forward
I (take) two steps back
We come together
'cause opposites attract

And you know, it ain't fiction
just a natural fact
We come together
'cuz opposites attract


Who'd a thought
We could be lovers

She makes the bed
And he steals the covers

She likes it neat
And he makes a mess

I take it easy
Baby, I get obsessed


She's got the money
And he's always broke

I don't like cigarettes
I like to smoke

Things in common
There just ain't a one

But when we get together
we have nothin' but fun

(Chorus)

Nothing in common
But this trust

I'm like a minus
She's like a plus

One going up
one coming down


But we seem to land
on common ground

When things go wrong
we make corrections
To keep things moving
in the right direction
Try to fight it
but I'm telling you Jack
It's useless
opossites attract

Baby ain't it somethin'
how we lasted this long
You and me
provin' everyone wrong
Don't think we'll ever
get our differences patched
Don't really matter
'cuz we're perfectly matched

(Chorus)


Nota:

Ain't
es una contracción
de uso cotidiano (No estándar) de 'I am not'.

Sin embargo se ha generalizado para otras negaciones como:
(There) is not, (there) are not, has not, and have not.


.

domingo, 12 de octubre de 2008

Be Cool!... Una AYUDA para que te refresques...

.



Gatorade (geitoreid), Powerade (paweried), Lemonade (lemoneid)
y Kool Aid (culeid), de la palabra Cool que significa fresco o tranquilo,
todas son bebidas que nos ayudan a refrescarnos.

Gator o Alligator (aligueitor)
Gatorade es la bebida oficial de los Florida Gators (Lagartos de Florida)
un equipo de Futbol Americano.






.

jueves, 9 de octubre de 2008

Aquí empezó el conteo regresivo...

Pero está vez, no es la canción de Gilberto Santa Rosa.

Es el conteo del 100 al 1
recopilado de 100
de las más importantes películas
de la historia ...

¿Reconoces cada número?
¿Sí está completo el listado?...





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lunes, 6 de octubre de 2008

Podría haber sido......

It could have been worse!

(it culd jav bin wors)


¡Podría haber sido peor!




-Have been-
podría traducirse de acuerdo al contexto de la frase, como:

haber sido o haber estado
pues -been- es el participio del verbo TO BE
(Ser o Estar)


Frase:

Babe you smell so sweet
you know you could have been some perfume

Bebe tu hueles tan dulce
Sabes que podrías haber sido algún perfume




You got a smile so bright
You know you could have been a candle
I'm holding you so tight
You know you could have been a handle

The way you swept me off my feet
You know you could've been a broom
And babe you smell so sweet
You know you could've been some perfume

Well you could've been anything that you wanted to
I can tell, the way you do the things you do
Alright, the way you do the things you do

As pretty as you are
You know you could've been a flower
If good looks were minutes
You know you could've been an hour

The way you stole my heart
You know you could've been a crook
And baby your so smart
You know you could've been a school book

Well you could've been anything that you wanted to
I can tell, the way you do the things you do
Alright, the way you do the things you do

You make my life so rich
You know you could've been some money
And baby you're so sweet
You know you could've been some honey

Well you could've been anything that you wanted to
I can tell, the way you do the things you do
Alright, the way you do the things you do

As pretty as you are
You know you could've been a flower
If good looks were minutes
You know you could've been an hour

The way you stole my heart
You know you could've been a crook
And baby your so smart
You know you could've been a school book

Well you could've been anything that you wanted to
I can tell, the way you do the things you do

Alright, the way you do the things you do
(you make my life so sweet)
The way you do the things you do...


Nota:

Recuerda que some puede traducirse como
un, algún, algo de
en frases afirmativas.

-Any- tiene un uso similar
pero en frases
Negativas e
Interrogativas.


.

jueves, 2 de octubre de 2008

Blackboard



¿Lo Recuerdas?
Antes un Tablero [Board] eran de color Negro [Black]
y se escribía sobre él con tiza.

Ahora, las Nuevas Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación
reemplazan esas antiguas herramientas por otras nuevas:

*Chat
*Correo electrónico
*Foros de opinión, y
*Contenidos interactivos

Entre otras.

Todo formando parte de una Plataforma Educativa.

La Plataforma Blackboard
es una de las más importantes del mundo
y está a su servicio de forma gratuita
a través del SENA.


Blackboard

[Tabla o Tablero negro]

( blakbord )


Si deseas estudiar a través de ella da clic aquí.


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martes, 30 de septiembre de 2008

¡Un montón de gracias!

Thanks a lot!

[Muchas gracias - Gracias un montón]

(tenks a lot)


Lot [Montón] y Lots [Montones]
se usan para describir mucho de algo, o grandes cantidades.


Ejemplos:

I need to practice a lot (ai nid tu practis a lot)

We have a lot of experience (ui jav a lot ov ixpiriens)

She has lots of friends (shi jas lots ov frends)



Thanks, thanks a lot
I got a broken heart
that's all I've got
You made me cry
now I cried a lot
I lost your love
baby thanks a lot

You told our friend
as I was passin' by
that you're not sorry
that you made me cry
You said I deserve
just what I got
well if that's how you feel
honey thanks a lot

Thanks, thanks a lot
I got a broken heart
that's all I've got
You made me cry
now I cried a lot
I lost your love
honey thanks a lot


You wanted a fool
and I played the part
now all I've got
is a broken heart
We loved a little
and laughed a lot
then you were gone
honey thanks a lot

Thanks, thanks a lot
I got a broken heart
that's all I've got
You made me cry
now I cried a lot
I lost your love
honey thanks a lot



.EIQTYS002

lunes, 29 de septiembre de 2008

Porque MUCHOS son llamados, pero POCOS son escogidos...



Para referirnos a plural
ya no usamos las palabras mencionadas en el artículo anterior.
En este caso usamos MANY (meni) [muchos] y FEW (fiu) [pocos].



For many are called, but few are chosen.
Matthew 22:14

[Porque muchos son llamados, pero pocos son escogidos]

(for meni ar cold, bat fiu ar chousen)


.EIQTYS003

domingo, 28 de septiembre de 2008

MUCHA música y un POCO menos de conversación

MUCH (mach)
es mucho o mucha...

Lo opuesto de
A LITTLE
(a lirol), un poco.




A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby

Baby close your eyes and listen to the music
Drifting through a summer breeze
It's a groovy night and I can show you how to use it
Come along with me and put your mind at ease

A little...

/Come on baby I'm tired of talking
Grab your coat and let's start walking
Come on, come on
Come on, come on
Come on, come on
Don't procrastinate, dont articulate
Girl it's getting late, getting upset waiting around

A little.../


.EIQTYS001

Scrabble

Hangman Game