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CAE report and proposal

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FAQ’s

Preguntas frecuentes respecto al examen (esta lista se actualizará con nuevas preguntas que salgan en clase):

  • ¿Qué diferencia hay entre report y proposal? El report tiene como objetivo informar sobre un tema y hacer recomendaciones si se piden, y la proposal busca persuadir a quien lo lee para que tome una decisión respecto a algo. Ambos son formales y tienen encabezado. Se recomienda ordenar, dentro de cada encabezado, los argumentos con puntos (bullet points).
  • ¿Qué diferencia hay entre policy, politics y politician? Policy es una política de actuación; politics, la disciplina comunicativa y politician, la figura del profesional de dicho campo.
  • ¿En qué textos puedo poner contracciones (por ejemplo: don’t, aren’t)? En los informales. Es decir todos aquellos escritos a un destinatario familiar: letter to a friend, review y article de revista.

A STAR IS BORN

Loudly human. Unabashedly honest. Oscar-nominated. Bradley Cooper pulls a Sean Penn and enters the film-makers-to-watch club with a directorial debut that hasn’t left either critics or movie-goers indifferent.

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Off the deep end, figuratively

Enough to sell the ticket, the also-screenwriter found his star out of, at least and as we are #blessed to now know, 100 people in the room: Lady Gaga. And aren’t we glad. The children of Italian immigrants create magic in this musical drama, the kind we keep rewatching Gladiator or Mamma Mia to relive. Although some would argue that the first half of the movie is its strongest, tension and relatability abound throughout.

The fourth remake of A Star Is Born (of the original 1937 film, after the 1954 musical, the 1976 rock musical and the 2013 Bollywood romance film) follows Ally and Jackson Maine’s romance, which whirlwinds its way into a garage (spoiler, kinda). She, an upright young woman fiercer than she feels. He, a burned out rockstar with more drinks around than he needs. After meeting at a fortunate drag-filled event, where she unknowingly delights him to his core, they fall for each other. The rest is history, but a tumultuous one.

The acting is magnificent. If anyone still needed proof of what a gigantic talent Gaga is, refer to this film. If you had seen her steal the show at the Oscars in 2015 and specially in 2016, you get it. Their performance of Shallow, in particular, gives you the kind of feeling you get when kissing someone or smashing your running record. It’s freedom, passion, feeling, triumph. Can’t wait to see them kill at the Oscars.

Likewise, the writing and directing is fluent and smart. Cooper has already earned the Director Award from the National Board of Review and although Cuarón is on track to take the gold, Bradley’s efforts will not be dismissed. Singing soulfully and with a story to tell, it’s safe to say he’s leaped his own versatile standards. Production, sound and costume design are all on point, and lengthy though the film is, at no point do you disconnect from the story, let alone get bored. The supporting cast — Oscar nominee Sam Elliott, SNL‘s adoptive son (no pun intended) Dave Chappelle and Blue Jasmine‘s Andrew Dice Clay generously accommodate in a vehicle steered by its two smashing leads, whose ping-ponging chemistry is at the peak of its powers.

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Watch as I dive in

In short, A Star Is Born has been the last slice of pizza of this crazy Oscars season and an enjoyable piece in the most rigorous sense of the word. Were the world a little more giving, they’d both walk away with statuettes, but congrats to Glenn and Rami.

YOU

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” ― Phil Collins 🐒🍌

Originalmente, esta página se creó para compartir vídeos subtitulados y críticas de pelis.

You never know what’s around the corner, though…

Tres años después, casi la totalidad de las visitas y gran parte del contenido han pasado a relacionarse más con la enseñanza del inglés. A mí me lo enseñó la mejor profesora del mundo con creatividad y disciplina y es una pasión que no me abandonará nunca.

Por eso, a vosotros mis propios alumnos y/o visitantes creepy, quiero daros las gracias por la experiencia, feedback, colaboración y mañanas tan agradables.

Supeprof es testigo de nuestro true love.

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INÉS M.

CAE essay.

It is a universally acknowledged fact that most teenagers do not study science in university as a degree. I would like to focus on two ways of encouraging young people to study science advertising and school programmes.

Firstly, according to the author you never see positive images of young scientist on TV, just pop stars or actors. I am inclined to believe that TV or radio programmes should include documentaries or interviews of scientists, allowing / enabling people to know about their lives and studies. However obvious, not only are some of their studies truly essential for our daily life, but also these studies are a superb way to learn about our planet and how it works.

Secondly, there is no denying that during the school years there are a lot of teenagers who find science interesting, but when they finish it they do not like it any more. This issue is created because schools do not show their students how incredible it is to become a scientist. Moreover teachers teach scientists’ studies in a boring way. To overcome this problem, schools ought to make science lessons more practical and fun, thus allowing / enabling students to be part of the investigation.

Be it as it may, it is important that we motivate teenagers to be scientists by making more and better ways of adverisement of said scientists’ studies and lives. Besides, schools should encourage students by taking active classes where they can participate as if they were scientists

VICE

Much like a good SNL sketch, Adam McKay’s latest gem has an irresistible, signature guilty-pleasure quality to it. Snarky, spot on and hilarious as it can be, well-to-do-awards-wise Vice (2018) is a sure bet (or is it sure short?).

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Yes, that’s Christian Bale as George W. Bush’s VP Dick Cheney

 

A. QUIRÓS

CAE essay.

 

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It is a universally acknowledged fact that the strategy to promote science as a career among youngsters has become a matter of heated debate. This essay will be focused on advertising and school programmes as some of the possible options to encourage teenager to pursue a science career.

On the one hand, it is essential that we be aware of current tendencies in society. For instance, it is widely known that nowadays costumer’schoices are more to do with influencer marketing than deep convictions. Hence, should we want to high school students to pick science degrees, we will only have to get a teen Instagram start to post on a picture wearing a lab coat. It is no secret that young people always would rather listen to peers.

On the other hand, it goes without saying, that not only can schools take actions in favour of science, but they also have an absolutely paramount role. Their being able to lead a change of priorities in curricula content is undoubted, and thus, promotes  science. Nevertheless, efficiency-wise, everybody knows that teenagers’ rule is ‘always do the opposite of what adults say.’ 

Be it as it may, the obvious conclusion to be drawn is that, however controversial, the most appropriate measure in that scenario is to make use of advertising. Personally, I am inclined to believe that a powerful advertisementcan trigger the desirable answer to that problem.

BLOQUES

Bloque 1: tiempos verbales.

Bloque 2: pasiva, subjuntivo y condicional.

Bloque 3: inversión negativa, fronting y concesión.

Bloque 4: oraciones de gerundio y participio.

Soluciones: de los cuatro bloques, por orden.

Ejercicios sencillos y accesibles que tardas máximo 25 minutos en hacer. Incluyen estructura y ejemplos para que no tengas que pararte a buscar, pero la versión más extensa de la teoría está en el libro que tienes si te doy clase.

Combinar con 15 minutos de escucha mientras te duchas, vistes… e incluir el inglés en tu ocio (series, suscribirte gratis para recibir un artículo diario de algo que de verdad te interesa) hace mucho. El nivel que quieres tener está mucho más cerca de lo que pueda parecer ahora.

Atajo: sea cual sea tu nivel, estas estructuras te hacen sonar como un nativo instantaneously.

    • Surprising though it may seem… (por sorprendente que parezca).
    • However obvious… (por obvio que parezca).
    • Not only do I think that… but also…
    • I would rather…
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