Nathan Glass is
our white 60-year-old hero, a deeply liberal Democrat retiree from the
insurance business, who suffers from lung cancer in remission. After his
divorce, he returns to Brooklyn, “looking for a quiet place to die”. And before
checking out, he intends to write The
Book of Human Folly, a personalized account of every stupid, wrong move he
had committed during his “long and checkered career as a man”. Nevertheless, as
the novel goes on he meets characters from the Park Slope neighborhood, who will
interrupt our wan protagonist’s solitude and spin him around, so life takes
over instead, and his despair is swept away as he gets himself implicated in
other people´s life. Everything
starts to turn on when Nathan accidentally gets together with his long-lost
nephew, Tom, who has seemingly given up on life. After dropping out of
University, he has resigned himself to a string of meaningless jobs. Both characters
mix enthusiasm and desperation; “you love life, Tom, but you don´t bel…
Maybe one of the best-known and most celebrated fiction awards, the Man Booker Prize is given to the best book of the year written in English, turning authors and even publishers into very fortunate people.
Formerly known as simply Booker Prize, it became Man Booker Prize the moment Man Group plc started sponsoring the award. Man Group plc. is a world leading management business.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid,
Dog Days, is the fourth international bestseller of the series Diary of a Wimpy Kid written
by Jeff Kinney. Firstly I have chosen this book because I read
the second book, Rodrick Rules, last year, when
I was told to read it at this language school. A funny story set in modern-day American society, it immediately became an international
bestseller for youngsters. In this book tells
the story of Greg, a young boy
who spends all
the summer in his city, with his family and
Rowley, his best friend. The way he likes to spend his summer holiday is
in front of the TV, playing video games with the curtains closed and the lights
turned off but his mother’s idea of the perfect summer holiday is totally
different so she organizes many activities for Greg. Talking about the context,
Greg´s adventures are set in a small
American city during his school summer holidays, and the
book finishes the last day of his summer holidays. As regards the plot, since Greg’s mum says it
Persuasion, by Jane Austen Dear students and teachers: tell us what books you love, whether they’re books from your childhood that were read aloud to you, books you’ve read for school, or books you’ve recently found on your own. You are also welcome to talk about the books you can’t stand, but let us know why!
In the U. S. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, so in 2011 Thanksgiving is on 24 November.
Beginning with George Washington in 1789, annual presidential proclamations had declared the last Thursday of November as the Thanksgiving date. However, in 1941, a United States Congressional declaration officially designated the fourth Thursday of November as the date of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Una navidad más, convocamos nuestro concurso de relatos navideños. Mira las bases de abajo y comienza a preparar tu trabajo para el concurso, recuerda que el nombre de los ganadores se anunciará en la Fiesta de Navidad de la EOI.
I think you've already seen me playing the "storyteller".Don't trust my abilities!
We were really eager to start this new activity at the school and we hope the students will like it.I'm doing my "best" to encourage them.
The first book we are reading this year is Wicked and Humorous Tales, by Saki(pen-name of Hector Hugh Munro, 1870-1916).
It is a collection of six adapted short stories, all of them with an unexpected ending which makes them cute, funny and surprising.
They are all divided in two parts, just to keep the reader's curiosity.
The first one is "The Open Window".
I find this one of the best, but I'd rather let the students tell you.
The rest are: "The Penance","Molvera", "Sredni Yashtar", "Tobermory"and "The Interlopers".
Han pasado varios días sin daros noticias mías !!! Sigo siendo Tintin...hoy os voy a hablar de mi PADRE... un hombre entrañable lleno de experiencias...
Cuando veáis a vuestros propios padres , miradles desde la altura de vuestra propia vida , miradles con ese cariño que significa darse sin pedir nada a cambio, miradles y observad como aceptan o eliminan los malos momentos...pero sobre todo analizadlos cuando pasan por esos malos rollos, vereis en ellos esa capacidad que solo da la experiencia para enfocarlos...aprended de ellos !!!
Mi padre se llamaba: HERGÉ ......mejor dicho.......................................................................