miércoles, 7 de febrero de 2018

395.TOGETHER


TOGETHER
Two homeless men lived together in the outskirts of a city. They lived in an old run down building.
One of them was lame and the other person was blind.
They went to the city everyday to beg for money to buy some food.
The problem was, that they always had serious arguments to get the best corner to ask for money; instead of helping each other.
But one night, the building caught on fire because of a candle.














They knew they would lose everything they had….but the most important thing was to save themselves.
But, as one was lame and the other one blind, they would have serious difficulties coming out alive.

The lame man was thinking that possibly they still had a chance of escaping from the devastating fire. 
But as he was lame, there was no way he could get out running.
The blind man, on the other hand, had two strong legs….but he couldn´t see anything.

When they both knew they were soon going to be burnt alive, they realizedthat they needed one another to escape the flames.
The blind man decided that the best decision was was to carry his lame friend on his back. They would work together as a team.
The blind man would run and the lame man guided him where to go to avoid any kind of obtacles.

In the end they both finally came out alive from the building and were saved.
The moral is:
It´s wiser not to always argue about silly unimportant things. We all need one other in many ways for a common goal…….the most important is working and solving problems together to....SURVIVE.


VOCABULARY
Homeless  =  sin techo
Together  = juntos
Outskirts  =  las afueras
Run down  =  en ruinas
Lame  = cojo
Blind  = ciego
Everyday  = todos los dias
Beg  =  pedir (suplicar)
Arguments  = discusiones
Get   =  conseguir
Corner  =  esquina
Ask  = pedir (preguntar)
Each other  = el uno al otro
Caught on fire  = se encendió
Candle  = vela
Would lose  = perderian
Save themselves  = salvarse a ellos mismos
Would have  = tendrian
Coming out alive = salir vivos
Still had a chance  = aun tenian una oportunidad
There was no way  = no habia manera
Get out  = salir
On the other hand  = por otra parte
Couldn´t  = no podian
Both  = ambos
Realized  =  se dieron cuenta
Soon  = pronto
Burnt  alive  = quemados vivos
Realized  = se dieron cuenta
Flames  = llamas
Carry  =  llevar (portar)
Team  = equipo
Back  =  espalda
Together  = juntos
Would run  = correrian
Avoid any kind  =  evitar cualquier tipo
In the end  =  al final
both finally came out  =  finalmente ambos salieron
Alive  = vivos  
Wiser  =  mas sabio
Argue  =  discutir
Silly  = tontas
Each other  = el uno al otro
Goal  = objetivo
Survive  = sobrevivir

Listen to the song: Together we can change the world
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hbmmzdpjBw 




jueves, 25 de enero de 2018

394. DON´T WORRY

DON´T WORRY

A man lived in a small house with his wife, five children, four grandfathers and several aunts and uncles.
They all slept and ate in the same room.
As there were so many people, they always had arguments and complained that there 
wasn´t any space to move around the house, and it was always so noisy.
DON´T WORRY
We just want some silence.
As the man didn´t know what to do, he went to see the wise man of the village.
“I´m going crazy because of the noise. Everybody is shouting all day.
The children are always crying.
My wife feels terrible because she can´t sleep”
“If I remember well, said the wise man…. you have a cow, don´t you?
Put the cow in your house and come back in a week”
The man started to protest.  No way….that is a crazy idea”.
In the end, the man did what the wise man told him to do.
After a week, the man came back and said: “The situation at home is horrible, and the cow smells terrible and shits everywhere!”, the man complained.
Don´t worry”, said the wise man. “ Now I want you to put an animal in the house each week…. the goat, the horse and the chickens…..until it´s a total chaos”.
The man was afraid that his house would explode.
But after some time passed and the situation was unbearable, the wise man told the man to take out all the animals from the house.
When the man came back after a few days, he told the wise man:
“Thank you very much. You are very a very clever man.
At last, everything is perfect now . Now we all can live in peace and harmony.
And the best of all .......nobody argues anymore”.
And then the wise man told him:
“We must value and be happy with what we already have, because unfortunately, life can at times get much worse”. 

Vocabulary
Grandfathers  = abuelos
Aunts  =  tias
Uncles  =  tios
Same  =  misma
All slept  = todos dormian
As there were so many  =  como habia tantos
Arguments  = discusions
Complained  =  quejándose
Around  = por
So noisy  =   tan ruidoso
Just  = simplemente
As  = como
Wise man  = hombre sabio
I´m going crazy  = me estoy volviendo loco
Noise  = ruido
Shouting  = gritando
Feels terrible  =  se siente fatal
Don´t you  = no es así
Come back  = vuelve
No way  = de ninguna manera
In the end  = al final
Came back  = regresó
Smells  =  huele
Shits  = hace caca
Don´t worry  = no te preocupes
Complained  =  se quejó
Each  = cada
Goat  =  cabra
Would explode  = explotaria
Unbearable  = insoportable 
Take out  = sacar
A few days  = unos cuanto dias
Clever  =  listo
At last  = por fin
Best of all  = lo mejor de todo
Anymore  = mas
Must  = debemos
Already  = ya
Get much worse  = empeorar muchísimo


Escuchar la cancion con la letra "Don¨t worry" 

sábado, 13 de enero de 2018

393. RESPECT

  • What´s wrong with men?
    Why do men get so angry with women? And I imagine women with men too! 
    But the thing is........many men mistreat, hit, and even come to the point of killing a woman.
    RESPECT
    In fact, why on earth do people kill each other? How can a person even think of taking someone´s life?
    That´s fucking crazy
    A person is born into this world, has a childhood, becomes an adult, has parents, brothers or sisters and friends……but then one day can be killed in the hands of another person.
    Something isn´t right in the society we live in.
    So, the question is, and this is what I mainly want to talk about :
    What goes on in a man´s head when he´s thinking of hurting someone; either psychologically or physically ?
    What makes a man become so violent to even think of hitting his wife…and perhaps killing her!
    Of coursethere are many reasons why men can go crazy. It can happen that the man is completely drunk  or has psychological problems.
    If they are having an argument, anything can happen because the man becomes aggressive.
    There is another serious problem in some societies.
    Apart from drinking a lot, people also take drugs…and then it´s so easy to flip one´s lid.
    But that doesn´t mean that men have the right to mistreat a woman; perhaps even in front of their children.
    Maybe there are men who think they must control women because they think women are the weaker sex and a man is much stronger.
    So, some men think they have the right to mistreat their partners just because they are men and because they feel that they are the big boss and women must accept this and obey men all the time.
    This is a very serious dilema in modern day societies beacuse there are so many sociological and psychological factors envolved.
    Then, what is the solution to this very serious problem.
    I think it´s very important to start with education. Children must learn that men and women are born equal.
    Perhaps it´s also a good idea that before starting a relationship or getting married, men and women must take a psychological test just to be on the safe side.
    Companies make future employees take a psychological test before being part of the company.
    I think it´s a good idea to have this requirement before living together, or getting married and forming a family.
    How many women must die in a year in the hands of men?
    I´m sure there are men who need psychological help?
    In any kind of relationship, there must be love and especially RESPECT.
    It´s perfectly natural to argue about things….but with respect.
    And of course, never go to bed angry.

    RESPECT
    If there is no love or respect in a relationship, then it´s better to make a change before things get worse.
    Women must seek help if there are problems at home
    Try to make up and kiss and live life in harmony.
    Remember: The first rule is…RESPECT.

    Vocabulary
    What´s wrong  = Que les pasa
    So  = tan
    Mistreat  =  maltratan
    Even  = incluso 
    Come to the point  = llegan al extremo
    Why on earth  = a santo de que
    Each other  = el uno al otro
    Fucking crazy =  locura total
    Is born  = nace
    Childhhod  = niñez
    Isn´t right  = no va bien
    Mainly  = principalmente
    Goes on  = ocurre
    Hurting  = haciendo daño
    Either  = o
    What makes  = que le hace
    Perhaps  = quizás
    Of course  =  desde luego
    Go crazy  = se vuelen locos
    Drunk  = borracho
    Argument  = discusión
    Happen  = ocurrir
    So easy to flip one´s lid  = tan facil de irse de la olla
    Doesn´t mean  =  no significa que
    Right  =  derecho
    Maybe  = quizás
    Weaker  = mas debil
    Much stronger  = mas fuerte
    Partners  = compañeros
    So many  = tantas
    Involved  = asociados
    Just  = simplemente
    Boss  = jefe
    All the time  = siempre
    So many  =  tantos
    How many  = cuantas
    Perhaps  = quizas
    Getting married  = casarse
    Just to be on the safe side  = por si las moscas
    Requirement = requerimiento
    In any kind = en culaquier tipo
    There must be  = debe haber
    Argue  = discutir
    Go to bed  = acostarse
    Make up  = hacer las paces
    Better  = mejor
    Make a change  =  hacer un cambio
    Get worse  = empeoren
    Seek  = buscar
    Make up  = hacer las paces

    Aretha Franklin sings: RESPECT

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