Our Peruvian chocolate!

Chocolate has been part of life in Peru for centuries, so it’s no surprise that chocolate in Peru is known as some of the best in the world. Chocolatecocoa butter, and cocoa all come from cacao, which grows as seeds on tropical evergreen cacao trees.26 feb 2019

Our Peruvian chocolate is rich in Polyphenols That Provide Several Health Benefits, including reduced inflammation, better blood flow, lower blood pressure and improved cholesterol and blood sugar levels (1Trusted Source). Cocoa is one of the richest sources of polyphenols.

In the past Peru did not participate in International competitions, now we have improved our standards and NGO’s working with government help Pymes in order to check their quality controls thanks to that, we have won many awards in 2019, the results of 2020, have not been published yet.

‘Best in competition’ overall winners

Plain/origin dark bar categories

GoldTinkiy  (Peru) – Paru

Plain/origin milk bar categories

GoldMaraná  (Peru) – Cusco Milk 50% – Single Origin


Plain/origin bars

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

GoldTinkiy  (Peru) – Paru

SilverCacaosuyo  (Peru) – Piura Select

SilverChoclino  (Peru) – Choclino Bitter 100%

+ Gold: 100%

SilverChoclino  (Peru) – Choclino Bitter 60%

SilverChoclino  (Peru) – Choclino Bitter 70%

SilverMaraná  (Peru) – Cusco 100% – Dark Chocolate

SilverMaraná  (Peru) – Cusco 70% – Dark Chocolate

SilverMaraná  (Peru) – Cusco 80% – Dark Chocolate

SilverMaraná  (Peru) – Piura 70% – Dark Chocolate

Do you eat Peruvian chocolate? WHich one is your favourite?

Where is it from? How do you get it? Explain.

Post your answers and get extra points!

 

What skills will be required in future jobs?

Adpated from:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2019/04/29/the-10-vital-skills-you-will-need-for-the-future-of-work/?sh=65cad2c73f5b

Since we’re in the midst of the transformative impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the time is now to start preparing for the future of work. Even just five years from now, more than one-third of the skills we believe are essential for today’s workforce will have changed according to the Future of Jobs Report from the World Economic Forum.

What will be these skills?

1.- Creativity

2.- Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

3.- Analytical (critical) thinking

4.- Interpersonal communication skills

5.- Judgement and decision making

6.- Technology skills

What other skills do you think will be needed and why? Post your answers and get extra points in our homework.

 

What’s the role of music in our lives?

I have always been curious about this interesting topic, so during the pandemic I started looking for more information about this, what I found has been revealing! I hope you find it interesting, too.

The great Greek philosopher Plato was a strong believer in the unique role that music can play in our lives, especially at an early age.  Not only did he say, “I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy, but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning,” but also he believed that “musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten.”  In his book The Republic Plato also said, “Music is a moral law.  It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”  In fact, this book is filled with references to the role that music can play in the development of people, their personalities, and their lives, as well as the development of societies, countries, and the ideal state.

Contemporary research is revealing exacting why it is that music plays such a unique role in our lives.  Scientists involved in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FMRI) have discovered through a great deal of scientific research that music provides “a total workout for the brain”, whereas most other activities provide “a partial workout for the brain”.  Music performs this role by stimulating not only the brain and blood flow, but also the mind, body, senses, and all the other human faculties.  It also reduces anxiety, high blood pressure, and pain, improves sleep, and enhances moods, motivation, mental alertness, and memory.  As such, it is an ideal activity for seniors and people suffering from many different types of illnesses and diseases and not just children, teenagers, and adults generally.

 And the answer is the same: music affects our personalities and lives in countless ways.  There is music that satisfies our every mood, moment, and situation.  It invigorates, stimulates, and motivates us, activates, agitates, and challenges us, sooths and relaxes us, inspires us, enables us to soar to great heights, is incredibly beautiful, gives us a sense of awe, wonder, and ecstasy, is nostalgic, helps us to express our feelings, emotions, love, and compassion, connects us with other people and makes it possible to share experiences, depicts specific places, acts as a gateway to cultures, enhances our awareness and appreciation of nature, and a great deal else.

Adapted from: https://wherewordsfailblog.com/2018/06/15/the-role-of-music-in-the-development-of-our-personalities-and-lives/

SO, let’s make a list of songs that you can use: to work, to exercise, to relax, to clean, to cook, to dance and maybe when you drive in order to deal with traffic. Sahre your lists and ideas with us and get bonus points!

Welcome!

Welcome to the blog that has been specifically designed for Comprensión Lectora en Inglés – Course 5 – 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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