Aprende inglés con los grandes de la historia.


El mes pasado escuchamos a Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, Malala y Mark Twain. Hoy tenemos otros grandes de la historia.
Elige la opción correcta en las biografías de los siguientes personajes e inspírate con algunas de sus frases motivadora.

Audrey Hepburn: Glamour.
Born in 1929 near Brussels to a (1) wealthy/weary British-Austrian father and a Dutch aristocratic mother, Audrey later moved with her mother to the county of Kent (‘The Garden of England’), where she discovered her love for gardening. She (2) begun / began as a ballet dancer but was soon moved to acting. «Breakfast at Tiffany’s» is one of the most famous films of Hollywood’s golden age.

«To plant a garden is to believe in the future»
»Plantar un jardín es creer en el futuro’
«Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible’!»
»Nada es imposible. La palabra misma dice ‘Soy posible’!»
«The true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul»
»La belleza verdadera en una mujer se refleja en su alma.»
«Paris is always a good idea»
»París siempre es una buena idea»
«I don’t want to be alone. I want to be left alone»
»No quiero estar sola. Quiero que me dejen sola»
«Elegance is the only beauty that never fades»
»La elegancia es la única belleza que nunca se desvanece»

William Shakespeare: Belleza.
Shakespeare was – and still is – the giant of English literature. He arrived (3) to / at London from a provincial town, and settled there for the rest of his life. It is widely believed that he never saw the sea. (4) Nevertheless / Therefore, his imagination was able to travel across countries and through the years. He was able to understand the minds of (5) thiefs / thieves and kings, bring to the stage the lives of soldiers, ladies of the court and star-crossed lovers. He died in 1616, but his influence still (6) stays / remains. To learn more about Shakespeare and the mark he left, read my second chapter on the History of English in profesornativogratis.com/blog.

«Have more than you show. Speak less than you know»
‘Ten más de lo que muestras. Hable menos de lo que sabes’
«The Earth has music for those who listen»
‘La Tierra tiene música para los que saben escuchar’
«When words fail, music speaks»
‘Cuando las palabras fallan, la música habla’
«We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded by a sleep»
«Estamos hechos de la misma sustancia de la que están hechos los sueños, y nuestra pequeña vida se encierra en un sueño.
«Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none»
«Ama a todos, confía en unos pocos y no hagas daño a ninguno”,
«It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves»
‘No está en las estrellas el control de nuestro destino, sino en nosotros ‘
«For those who love, time is eternal»
‘Para los que aman, el amor es eterno’
«If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart. If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind»
‘Si me amas siempre estaré en tu corazón. Si me odias siempre estaré en tu mente

Sin título-1Nelson Mandela: Optimismo.
Lawyer and Civil Rights activist in South Africa during the period of of racial segregation, Mandela was given a life sentence for sedition and sent to the infamous prison on Robben island. He was finally (7) left / released from jail after 27 years when ‘Apartheid’ was finally abandoned. He took part in the birth of democracy in that country and became President from 1994 to 1999. He was (8) rewarded / awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and died in 2013.

«It always seems impossible until it’s done»
‘Siempre parece imposible hasta que se hace’
«I never lose; I either win or learn»
‘Nunca pierdo; o gano o aprendo’
«Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world»
‘La enseñanza es el arma más poderosa con que se puede cambiar el mundo’
«A winner is a dreamer who never gives up..»
‘Un ganador es un soñador que nunca se rinde’
«The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall»
‘La gloria más grande de esta vida no es no caer nunca, sino en levantarnos cada vez que caemos’
«May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears»
«Que tus decisiones reflejen tus esperanzas, no tus miedos»

Stephen Hawking: Descubrimiento.
During his last year at Oxford, Hawking had a series of accidents and soon discovered he had motor neurone disease. The doctors (9) expected / hoped him to live just two years. (10) At / In the end he lived until the age of 76, confined to a wheelchair and speaking through a computer. Despite his terrible disability he made several game-changing scientific breakthroughs and is considered – with Einstein – to be the greatest scientist of the last century. He married three times and wrote the international bestseller ‘A Brief History of Time.’

«Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change»
‘La inteligencia es la habilidad de adaptarse al cambio’
«However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at»
»No importa lo difícil que puede parecer la vida; siempre hay algo que puedes hacer y en lo cual puedes triunfar»
«Quiet people have the loudest minds»
‘La gente tranquila tiene las mentes más ruidosas’
«Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny»
‘La vida sería trágica si no fuera divertida’
«Without imperfection neither you or I would exist»
‘Sin la imperfección ni tu ni yo existiríamos’
«Nothing cannot exist forever.»
‘Nada no puede existir para siempre’
«Look up at the stars and not down at your feet»
«Mira arriba hacia las estrellas y no hacia abajo hacia tus pies»

Para las respuestas, visita mi página profesornativogratis.com/ask y mándame tus dudas.

| Jonathan Olliffe
The English Garden


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