To practise the future tense another song, this time by Muse, Resistance with subtitles in English and Spanish.
The lyrics of the song are related to the book 1984 by George Orwell (1949), a classic political fiction and dystopian science-fiction novel.
As we are working on Conditional sentences, here's a great song from a musical you
may know: "The fiddler on the Roof", with subtitles.
Pay attention to the conditional sentences in the song while you enjoy it.
"Explain the factors that might influence your career choice": This is the topic of your essay this week, so this video may help you: What Career Should I Choose?
I think it can also help you make your own choice.
You can activate subtitles in English, if you want.
Happy New Year to all.
As it is tradition on New Year's eve, everybody makes promises of improving things in their lives during the coming year. Here are Disney New Year's resolutions. Do you share them? What are yours?
Feliz año nuevo a todos. Como es tradición en Nochevieja, todo el mundo hace propósito de mejorar las cosas en su vida durante el año entrante. Éstos son los propósitos de Disney. ¿Los compartís? ¿Cuáles son los vuestros?
Happy New Year to all.
This week we've been watching this video about "New Year's Resolutions Through the Ages." Have a look and read the transcript.
"New Year's Resolutions - one of those ideas that seems to have existed forever. But it did have a beginning - a long time ago.
The New Year's holiday was first celebrated approximately 4,000 years ago in Babylon. However the Babylonians did not have an official written calendar, so they observed the holiday in March, during the early beginnings of Spring.
During this time, the Babylonians would make promises to their Gods, usually entailing paying their debts. Shedding a few pounds didn't seem to be on top of their minds.
Then in Roman times, as different emperors took the throne, the calendar began to change.
In 153 B.C., the Roman Senate ruled that the New Year would officially begin on January 1st. The Romans would make vows to their god Janus, after whom the month of January was named. They would commonly ask for forgiveness and exchange gifts.
In 46 B.C. Julius Caesar altered the months yet again and he made the year last for 445 days. It was during the reign of Caesar that resolutions became more recognized with people making promises such as showing kindness to others. Still no sign of weight watchers.
In medieval times, knights reaffirmed their commitment to chivalry as a yearly tradition.
To this day, the tradition of New Year's resolutions and getting rid of past bad luck continues.
Various countries have differing approaches. At the stroke of midnight in Wales, a back door is opened and then shut to release the luck of the past year.
Spain residents eat 12 grapes at midnight to bring good luck in the coming months."
Happy New year to all and welcome back to the grind.
As this week's topic for your essay is: "What would your friends and family think if you got a tattoo?", let's watch this video about "What Tattoos Really Say About You".