miércoles, 9 de enero de 2019


A bad joke

Joke (chouk) en ingles signfica chiste o una broma.
En este caso, el titulo del texto "A Bad joke" significa "Una broma de mal gusto
A bad joke

As it was a nice morning, a University student and a teacher went for a walk to buy a snack.
All the students considered the teacher as a good friend because he was a very kind man.
As they were walking, they saw a pair of old shoes on the ground.
The shoes belonged to a man who was working in his field.
Let´s play a joke on the man and hide his shoes. We can hide behind the bushes
so we can see the man´s reaction when he thinks that somebody took his shoes”.
“My dear friend, the teacher told the student.
We must never make fun of people who are poor.
You however are rich and can make this man happy.
Put a five dollar bill in each shoe?
We will hide behind the bushes and see his reaction”
The farmer finished his work and saw the money in his shoes.
He looked around but didn´t see anyone.
Then the man knelt down and looked up to heaven thanking God, explaining that his wife was ill and that sometimes it was difficult to feed his children.
The man also said thanks to the stranger, now he could buy food for his family.
The student who was very moved, started to cry.
Then, the teacher told the student: “Doesn´t it make you feel happier now?
How would the man feel if you had played that joke on him”?
Then the student said to the teacher: “You have taught me a lesson which I will never forget.
Now I understand something that I didn´t understand before.
It´s better to give than to receive”

Let´s = VAMOS "Let´s play a joke" = hacemos una broma
LET es el verbo permitir o dejar
"Let me help you"  = Permítime (dejame) que te auyde
Pero "LET´S tambien se usa en frases imperativas (dando ordenes)
- Let´s go  = Vamonos
- Let´s go the beach  = Vamomos a la playa
- Let´s have a drink  = Vamos a tomar algo
- Let him talk  = Dejale que hable
-Let me see it  = Dejame que lo vea
-Let me know  = Hazmelo saber
-Let me pay the bill  = Dejame que pague la cuenta  

Expresiones con LET
-Let bygones be bygones (let baigans bi baigans)  = Lo pasado, pasado está
-Let sleeping dogs lie  = No remover el asunto
-Let´s call it a day  = Basta por hoy
-Let the cat out of the bag  = Decubrir el pastel
-Let me get this straight (let mi get dis streit)  = A ver si lo entiendo bien
-Let´s get moving  = En marcha

As = mientras
Snack  = merienda
Kind  (kaind) = amable / bondadoso
Saw  = vieron
Ground  = suelo
Belonged  = pertenecia
Field  (fild) = campo
Let´s play a joke (lets plei a chouk)   = Le hacemos una broma
Hide  (haid) = escondernos
Bushes  = arbustos
So  = así
Took  = se llevaron 
Told  = le dijo
Make fun  (meik fan) = burlarse
However  (jauever) = sin embargo
Bill  = billete
Each  (ich)= cada
Hide  (jaid) = esconder
Finished = terminó
Saw  = vio
Looked around  = miró a su alreredor
Anyone  (eniwan) = nadie
Knelt down  (nelt daun) = arrodilló
Heaven (jeven) =   cielo
Ill  = enfermo
Sometimes  (samtaims) = aveces
Feed  = alimentar
Stranger  (streincher)  = desconocido
Could  (kud) = podia
Moved  (muvd) =  afectado
Then  = entonces
Cry (krai)  = llorar
Told  = dijo
Feel happier = sientes mas feliz
How would the man feel =  Que senteria el hombre
Played that joke on him = hecerle esa broma de mal gusto
Forget  = olvidaré
Understand  = comprendo
Better  = mejor

Elvis sings " Don´t be cruel