UNIT 12 Storytelling

All of us have grown up listening to many stories from our parents, grandparents and relatives. Many of them were used to explain or teach us about manners, moral values or just funny anecdotes. According to last research, there are lots of benefits because storytelling:

1.-Enhances listening skills of children

2.-Introduces new vocabulary to children

3.-It is a great activity of learning

What called my attention was the last benefit: It is about being in touch with cultural roots, this cultural inheritage that is passed from generation to generation.

What kind of stories were you told when you were a child?

Which story was your favorite? why?

UNIT 11: WHAT MAY FUTURE BE LIKE?

All of use have gone to the movies andd have seen pleased, the different uses of special effects, including interplanetary trips and spaceships instead of trains. But IS this possible?

   Adapted from:https://www.totalphase.com/blog/2017/05/impact-technology-lives-future-technology/

According a journal, we are facing through so many changes and many more will come, the most important are:

1.- Smartphone revolution

2.- Robotics and Artificial intelligence used in every day life

3.- Use of virtual reality

4.- Use of clean enerdgy.

Read and tell us, Will these changes be possible? Post your answers.

UNIT 10: Our dreams and goals in life!

All of us have been through different faces, difficulties and challenges which have helped us to be who we are now.

It’s true when we are at school, our lives seem more simple and vane, then at university most of us tend to change and develop the personalities, we do have now. These changes and processes are not always easy for us.

Many people may feel depressed because they do not achieve their objectives and goals in life and here comes your participation for this blog.

From your life decisions which ones have been the hardest ones? What career to choose? To study abroad? or maybe to get married? WHat about your job decisions?

Please share your answers and get extra points!

 

UNIT 9: OUR CELEBRATIONS AND TRADITIONS!

As you know our Country is recognized all abroad not only for our Gastronomy, but also for our Celebrations and traditions.

Some of the most popular are: Inti Raymi, Marinera festival, San Juan celebration, among others.

The Festival of the Sun coincides with the winter solstice and harvest time, when the sun is farthest from the earth. Since 1412, when Inti Raymi was first celebrated, ancient Incas gather each year to honour the sun god and pray for his return.

Still to this day, thousands of locals, as well as Peruvian and international tourists, take to the streets in a colourful celebration that includes dancing, singing, lavish feasts and elaborate cultural re-enactments. Over 500 hundred actors take part in the re-enactments, descending on the Incan archaeological site Sacsayhuaman.

               Adapted from: https://www.flightcentre.com.au/travel-news/destinations/5-best-peru-festivals

What other celebrations or festivals from our country do you know?

Have you ever participated actively in any of them? Tell us about it.

UNIT 8: WHAT IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE FUTURE?

After Latin language ruled the old world, a new language became popular due to British colonialism, the technological advances of the Industrial Revolution, American economic and political ascendancy, and further (mostly American) technological developments in the second half of the twentieth century. Its rise has been assisted by the massive exportation of English as a second language, as well as by the growth of an English-language mass media.

There are more people who use English as a second language than there are native speakers. Estimates of the numbers vary, but even the most guarded view is that English has 500 million second-language speakers. However, the dominance of English is now being challenged by the rise of China in Singapore.

The Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business has added Chinese classes for business use in recent years.Students are being taught in Mandarin rather than the Hokkien dialect spoken by the older Chinese immigrants.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-17105569

Do you think this tendency will continue? Why?

What will be the language of the future?

Post your comments and get extra points in your homework.

UNIT 7- MAN MADE CONSTRUCTIONS

Since ancient times, men have built different types of structures, buildings, among others. Here is a list of some of the most amazing man made structures:

1.- Teotihuacan is one of the largest city of ancient world, now can located in Mexico. The marvelous constructions that found within this place built in time span of 100 BC and still remains as one of greatest man made wonders. The amazing pyramid of Sun at Teotihuacan have same base areas as that of great pyramid of Giza, having only half of height of pyramid of Giza. The ancient pyramids found at Teotihuacan built using rubble and abode bricks.

  • Pyramid of Sun is second largest pyramid in the world.
  • Can found the texts of both Maya and Zapatoc from Teotihuacan.
  • Archaeologists have discovered Mica in almost every buildings of Teotihuacan.
  • These ancient pyramids built for Gods of Sun and Moon, became religiously significant ancient system.
  • Have discovered many mysterious sphere system, the use of these spheres are still unknown.

2.- Colosseum of Rome is the largest amphitheater in the world. It is built in 70AD using concrete and stones with base of Roman architecture. There are 80 entrances and have a capacity of 50000 spectators within Colosseum of Rome. In ancient time Colosseum used for hosting game between people and animals.

  • It took more than 9 years to complete the work of Colosseum.
  • It is estimated 100000 cubic meters of marbles are used for the creation of Colosseum.
  • The dangerous natural disasters like Earthquake made huge change within appearance of Colosseum.
                    http://themysteriousworld.com/top-10-most-amazing-man-made-wonders-of-the-world/

What modern buildings would you include on this list?

Why do you think they deserve to be on this list?

What is the tallest building you have visited?

Post your comments.

WELCOME!

Welcome to the blog that has been specifically designed for Comprensión Lectora en Inglés -Course 3 – administered by Idiomas Católica.

This blog aims at providing opportunities for participants to exchange information related to the course. Although our reading course is not meant to develop oral or written communication skills, we have noticed that many of you can and wish to “have your say” in English about issues that we look at in the course. Your participation in this blog can award you up to 5 points in the assessment area labelled Tareas de Evaluación Continua.

Ready to begin? It is easy. The questions on the next message are waiting to be answered! You may want to participate TWICE. The first time, just write your answers to the questions. The second time, you are supposed to reply somebody else’s answer.

Enjoy the experience!

(Source: educatednation.com)

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