30 de noviembre de 2008

HAMLET (william Shakespeare) Act I Scene III

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Yet here, Laertes! aboard, aboard, for shame!
The wind sits in the shoulder of your sail,
And you are stay'd for.
There; my blessing with thee!
And these few precepts in thy memory
See thou character.
Give thy thoughts no tongue,
Nor any unproportioned thought his act.
Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.
Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new-hatch'd, unfledged comrade. Beware
Of entrance to a quarrel, but being in,
Bear't that the opposed may beware of thee.
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice;
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
For the apparel oft proclaims the man,
And they in France of the best rank and station
Are of a most select and generous chief in that.
Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
This above all: to thine ownself be true,And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Farewell: my blessing season this in thee!
Most humbly do I take my leave, my lord.
The time invites you; go; your servants tend.
Farewell, Ophelia; and remember well
What I have said to you.
'Tis in my memory lock'd,And you yourself shall keep the key of it.

16 de noviembre de 2008

2008 USA Elections - Speeches

This is just to say we have just created a new webpage in our website: 2008 USA Elections, given the fact this is no minor matter in the world.
If you look at our navigation bar on your left, as you enter our site, you'll see a category called "Activities and Links" and in that, a section called "Culture". You'll find information about the Conference we are going to host (see yellow announcement - if you click it, you'll actually get to the aforementioned section) and a webpage with Obama's and McCain's audiovisual speeches, plus the written version of Obama's speech.
Hope this is useful to expand your knowledge of English and also of the world! Best wishes

9 de noviembre de 2008

The Curious Incident...

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" written by Mark Haddon in 2003 won both The Whitbread Novel of the Year and the Overall Winner in 2004. It is narrated by a fifteen-year old boy with autism, who lives with his father in Swindon, England. We hope the intermediate students will enjoy this innovative novel and post their comments in this section.
Check out the webpage we have for this novel at our Website!

3 de noviembre de 2008

Feedback for Published Compositions

We have started publishing students' compositions on the Dept's Website, Students' Webpage. You can post here your feedback! Remember to mention whose composition you are writing about! Enjoy!

1 de noviembre de 2008

Some Tips and a Proposal - Creating a Lit section under Activities (Website)

Hello all! TAGS: When you create (or edit) a new thread, at the bottom of the box you fill in with your text, it says: "Opciones de entrada" (Etiquetas de esta entrada), on your left, and then on your right it says "Mostrar todo". Well, you need to click on "mostrar todo" and then click on the key words (one or several) which describe the new thread and which will allow people to find that topic. How? By clicking on the TAGS/ETIQUETAS list which is on the right side of our blog (not in the thread you are creating, but on the blog - there is a list of tags, see it?). Tags are a classification system. When you write a message, you can classify it to facilitate people find it. A list of the existing tags is on the blog. This blog has, for instance, the tag "Shakespeare", which means that if you click on it in the list on the right column, you will get all the posts related to shakespeare which have been published here. The threads you created this year, with the novels, have no tags. You could "Edit" them and then in "Mostrar todo" you could click on "Fiction" at least, so that when people use the list of tags to find everything published here on novels and short stories, those threads will also appear. See what I mean?
My proposal this year is that we create a section called Literature on the Dept's Website (Culture would then be just for "other cultural stuff") and that we use it to publish bits like the one on Romans below. Then we could start a thread here, linking to the website, so that the entry doesn't use up all the screen space. Do you see what I mean? Here is an example. Imagine I start here a thread on Jane Eyre. Then we publish the content on the Dept's Website and start a thread here, to comment, including the link to the website. Here is the link to
Jane Eyre.

Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins