sábado, 23 de junio de 2018

KAZUO ISHIGURO, THE REMAINS OF THE DAY - READING, LISTENING, WRITING ACTIVITIES (B2 - C1)

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Kazuo Ishiguro won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature . Ishiguro has met incredible acclaim for his seven novels, which include Never Let Me Go and The Buried Giant. Probably Ishiguro's most beloved book is The Remains of the Day  (Man Booker Prize,  1989) which was adapted into a film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson in 1993. The movie is one of the Merchant-Ivory classics with A Room with a View and Howards End. 

The story is told from a first person point of view. The narrator, Stevens, a butler, recalls his life in the form of a diary while the action progresses through to the present. Much of the novel is concerned with Stevens' professional and, above all, personal relationship with a former colleague, the housekeeper Miss Kenton.


Watch a clip from the movie


1. Worksheet: watch, listen and complete the dialogue

2. Read the Plot Overview of the novel then take the quiz and check your understanding 

3. Worksheet: Reading comprehension, analysis and writing tasks

3.  Discover more: Read Kazuo Ishiguro: how I wrote The Remains of the Day in four weeks

lunes, 18 de junio de 2018

Bilingual Turgalium Magazine. Number 10


Bilingual Turgalium Magazine. Number 10

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viernes, 1 de junio de 2018

VOCABULARY Topic: CRIME and CRIMINALS

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

CRIME VOCABULARY

Vocabulary Reference


casecrime that needs to be solved

suspectspeople who the police think may have carried out a crime

investigation(here) process of asking questions, finding out facts and looking at them in order to solve a crime

evidencefacts that show that something is true or (here) someone has carried out a crime

thiefperson who steals something


faketo pretend; to make people believe something which isn’t true

hit someone over the headto hit someone’s head

set something alight - ARSONto make something burn


to convictto officially decide that someone is guilty of a crime

incentivea reason to do something

threatenedpromise to do something bad to someone

draggedpulled something along the ground