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“When I face the desolate impossibility of writing five hundred pages”… (Steinbeck)

29 February 2020

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[John Steinbeck, writer]


De la lectura (Gregorio Luri)

29 February 2020

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[Gregorio Luri, profesor de filosofía]

Extracto de entrevista a Gregorio Luri (sobre la lectura)



Master key for reading articles in English language

29 February 2020

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Website for reading comprehension in Business English (lingua dot com)

29 February 2020

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Applying for jobs
Henry graduated from college with a degree in Elementary Education, and began searching for jobs. While doing an internship previously as a university student, he discovered his greatest strength and interest was teaching children in a regular classroom setting. He also had previous volunteer experience as a camp and youth counselor.

He therefore decided to focus his job hunt on elementary schools in his state. First, he prepared and printed a neat and comprehensive CV, highlighting his educational background, work and volunteer experiences. He then added a section pointing out his other skills in such areas as foreign languages and computer programming. Finally, he added a segment about his interests, and listed some personal references.”


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Emotional intelligence (Business News Daily) + [EXTRA]: 5minutesEnglish

29 February 2020

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What Is Emotional Intelligence, and Why Does It Matter?
By Marisa Sanfilippo, Expert

October 24, 2019

“Emotional intelligence in business, or the ability to understand your emotions and others’, is crucial regardless of what industry your business is in. By honing your emotional intelligence skills, you can gain an edge over others (and possibly boost your income and job satisfaction) by successfully working with difficult people and resolving complex problems.

“Understanding your emotions, controlling them, and understanding other peoples’ might be the most important asset in working with others,” said Eric Lupton, CEO of Life Saver Pool Fence.

In a study published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Joseph C. Rode, professor of management at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University of Ohio, and his coauthors found emotional intelligence is linked to higher salaries and increased job satisfaction.”

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Women urge unity to advance rights as they mark International Women’s Day

1) Women marked International Women’s Day around the world with vibrant calls for unity for advance sexual equality and women’s rights.

2) In Tehran several hundred of Iranian female activists staged a rally to mark of International Women’s Day, despite of warnings from authorities that the gathering was illegal. (Omit 3 words)

3) The United Nations urged man to reject violence against woman in
order to protect their daughter from the AIDS pandemic. (Three errors)

4) The Vatican asked the United Nations to condemn all sexual violence against women in a submission to the Commission on the Status of Women meet in New York.

5) Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat meanwhile called on women a world over to oppose the Israeli occupation in the speech marking International Women’s Day. (two errors)

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