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!Mira que luna! Look at that moon! Resources for learning English

!Mira que luna! Look at that moon! Resources for learning English
Fernando Olivera: El rapto.- TEXT FROM THE NOVEL The goldfinch by Donna Tartt (...) One night we were in San Antonio, and I was having a bit of a melt-down, wanting my own room, you know, my dog, my own bed, and Daddy lifted me up on the fairgrounds and told me to look at the moon. When "you feel homesick", he said, just look up. Because the moon is the same wherever you go". So after he died, and I had to go to Aunt Bess -I mean, even now, in the city, when I see a full moon, it's like he's telling me not to look back or feel sad about things, that home is wherever I am. She kissed me on the nose. Or where you are, puppy. The center of my earth is you". The goldfinch Donna Tartt 4441 English edition

Friday, December 8, 2017 el classroom

A year ago we posted A cup of English: podcasts

                          A cup of English

I am becoming a minimalist. It's a slow process, but it is definitely happening. For many years I haven't practiced giving or throwing things away, neither has my husband. It is so easy to put things that we no longer need in cupboards and closets, and then to conveniently forget about them. So, the result has been an accumulation of stuff. But, the season has changed, the tide has turned (1), and I'm in motion to do what I should do.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Learning vocabulary with match up by Advanced learners dictionary

cold-blooded - Without compunction or human feeling.
Synonyms: inhumaninsensatecold
Usage: These callous, cold-blooded killers butchered six people.
sinewy - (Of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful.
Synonyms: brawnyheftymuscular
Usage: She saw the sinewy form leap to the shoulder of the lion, hurtling against the leaping beast like a huge, animate battering ram.
demure - Affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way.
Synonyms: coyovermodest
Usage: Lowering her glance unexpectedly till her dark eye-lashes seemed to rest against her white cheeks, she presented a perfectly demure aspect.
frowsty - Stale and unclean smelling.
Synonyms: fustymusty
Usage: As a college student, all I could afford was a frowsty basement apartment, but it served its purpose.
nonobjective - Not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature.
Synonyms: abstractnonfigurative
  • Usage: The focal point of the living room was a massive, nonobjective painting that looked to me like nothing more than a chaotic mess of colors and splotches.