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Distintas citas de personas famosas

Actividad 9

En esta actividad va a leer distintas citas de personas famosas. Utilice un diccionario bilingüe si encuentra palabras que no entiende.

1 Lea las siguientes citas y utilice las palabras que aparecen en el recuad
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Conceptos clave en el proceso creativo

En la sesión anterior escuchó a varios artistas hablar de manera informal; a continuación hablarán del arte de modo mucho más formal. En esta sesión podrá familiarizarse con el lenguaje propio de la historia y la crítica del arte.

Además, aprenderá a citar y parafrasear lo que dicen otras personas y practicará técnicas que le ayudarán a evitar el plagio.


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Manifestaciones artísticas

Actividad 2

Acaba de ver el tipo de manifestaciones artísticas que les gustan a varias personas. Ahora le pasamos la palabra a dos artistas argentinos para que definan lo que significa el arte para ellos.

1 Escuche las pist
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6.6 Léxico básico


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5.2 Actividad

Actividad 5.1

1 Look at this photo of a bar in Havana, Cuba. What can you see? Below it is a list of objects, some of which appear in the photo. Tick the ones you can see. Look up the words you don’ t understand in the dictionary.


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4.3 Actividad

Actividad 4.2

Patricio, the architect from Chile, is working in Valencia. He has a busy schedule.

1 Read the following e-mail message with his diary, as sent to his secretary. Put the different places listed into the order he is vis
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3.5 Actividad

Actividad 3.4

Isabel, the Spanish theatre director of the group Expresiones, decides to take some time off to see the sights of Santiago.

Listen to the audio clip below to hear what the guide says about three different places
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3.3 Actividad

Actividad 3.2

In this activity you are going to learn the most common prepositions and prepositional phrases used to indicate location.

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2.1 Introducción

In this session you are going to learn how to ask about different places of interest in Spain, Chile and Uruguay: what they are, where they are and what they look like.

Key learning points

  • Asking and answering where a monument or a building is

  • Describing a building

  • Using estar to indicate location


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Introduction

This unit is taken from Portales, a language course that concentrates on Spanish as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into Hispanic societies and cultures through authentic printed and audio materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish. This unit focuses on public spaces and how to get by in a Hispanic city.

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open
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1.2 Habitudes et projets

What do people normally do on 14 July? And this year, will they all enjoy the celebrations or will some of them have good reasons for not getting involved?

Activité 5 LE QUATORZE JUILLET 11:17–15:30

1 Regardez la séquence
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1.1 Les avis sont partagés

What exactly does the average French person celebrate on Bastille Day? As you will see, opinions can differ widely.

Activité 1 LES AVIS SONT PARTAGÉS 11:17–13:42

Note that numbering continues from Unit 1 which looked
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Introduction

This is the second unit taken from Ouverture, a language course that concentrates on French as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into French society and culture through authentic printed, audio and video materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in French. This u
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • express views and feelings in German

  • use different tenses

  • give factual information about Austria, Germany and Switzerland

  • understand the conventions governing the use of du and Sie

  • know some strategies for using dictionaries.


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3 Standardisation

As you have read in Activity 6, the period in which modern English arose was characterised by fundamental changes in the structure of society. The key linguistic process associated with these changes is standardisation: English was transformed from a vernacular language into one with a standardised variety that could be id
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1 Word classes

Activity 1

Look at an extract from An A to Z of English by clicking on the video clip below. In this extract poet Michael Rosen acts out a confusing lesson on grammar. How many of the questions would you have got right? (Just gi
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1.6.4 Blogs

The founder ofTechnorati  claims that the number of ‘blogs’ doubles every five months and that the creation rate is approaching two per second. One estimate I read in July 2010 put the number at 400 million ‘blogs’. Because these online diaries offer instant publishing opportunities, you potentially have access to a wealth of knowledge from commentators and experts (if they blog) in a wi
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1.5.7 Referencing

We mentioned above that we need to reference sources to ensure we abide by copyright legislation. But there is another reason we need to give accurate references to items we use – so we can share it.

Consider this scenario. A friend says they’ve just read an interesting article where Joshua Schachter, founder of Delicious has spoken about why it isn’t a faceted search system, and you should read it. How would you go about finding it? Would you start looking in a news database, a s
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1.5.6 Copyright – what you need to know

An original piece of work, whether it is text, music, pictures, sound recordings, web pages, etc., is protected by copyright law and may often have an accompanying symbol (©) and/or legal statement. In the UK it is the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 which regulates this.

In most circumstances, works protected by copyright can be used in whole or in part only with the permission of the owner. In some cases this permission results in a fee.

However, the UK legislation incl
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1.5.4 The 5 Ds

If you don’t use a system at all, then you could suffer from the effects of information overload:

  • losing important information

  • wasting time on trying to find things

  • ending up with piles of physical and virtual stuff everywhere

One technique you might like to apply to your files (be they paper or electronic) is the 5Ds. Try applying these and see if you can reduce your information overload.


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aseos (los) toilets
caballeros (los) gentlemen
conocer to know (a person)
gimnasio (el) gym
lavabo (el) toilets, sink
monitora (la) instructor (female)