Posts Tagged ‘Anthony Bourdain’

Reading medium size texts (English language)+ EXTRA: audio, easy reads

15 February 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain]

Extract:

Understand The News In English
Do you want to read the news in English? It’s a great way to get more news, from more points of view, as well as to get lots of English practice. However, it’s not always easy reading– or watching. Here’s a little help for understanding common news vocabulary and the way news is investigated and reported in English-speaking countries.

Near the bottom of this page there are links to more help to understand the news you read or watch (ESL or simple-English news sites).

Incidentally, did you notice that the word ‘news’ is treated as a singular, uncountable noun in English? So we say the news is good or bad, never ‘are’ or ‘were.’

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go on reading:

https://www.englishhints.com/news-in-english.html

ENGLISH HINTS dot com

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Extract:

Magazine

Do you want to practise your reading and learn about global issues, special days and festivals?

In this section, read articles about a wide variety of topics. The articles are written for intermediate (CEFR level B1) and upper intermediate (CEFR level B2) learners.

You will improve your reading comprehension and develop your vocabulary on a diverse range of international events, celebrations and topics. Each article has interactive exercises to help you understand and use the language. 

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go on reading:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/general-english/magazine

BRITISH COUNCIL dot org

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EXTRAS

Daily ESL (short readings with audios)

https://www.dailyesl.com/education/english-classes/

DAILY ESL dot com

This I believe

https://thisibelieve.org

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Black is beautiful

https://thisibelieve.org/essay/28540/

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Anthony Bourdain

23 June 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Anthony Bourdain, chef

I came to read about the American chef for a stupid coincidence on a social network. I had just uploaded a picture of myself on it, because I found the portrait acceptably good. Later on, some days after that when I returned to the net, someone had written a comment under my photograph trying to offend me. The comment referred to me negatively as a sosias of an Anthony Bourdain. I had no idea who this man was, so I searched for him on Google and saw the point. I mean, I googled for Bourdain, not the anonymous man,

Then, some weeks passed until I read the news about his death. Somewhere, in an online paper, a reported said that the turning point in Bourdain´s career as a chef had been the publication of an opinion article on food published in “The New Yorker magazine” (April 19, 1999). Of course, I wanted to see that article. I read it, liked it and saved it. The title resembles the singular style of those published on Jot Down magazine [aka @JotDownSpain on Twitter]

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Read the PDF “Don´t eat before reading this” (A. Bourdain)

https://tinyurl.com/ybxn8rsz

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About the life and work of the famous chef see @Wikipedia here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Bourdain

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To learn more on A. B read this report for CNN written by Brian Stelter

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/anthony-bourdain-obit/index.html

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 See the original article on “The New Yorker”; -“Don´t eat before reading this” by A. Bourdain:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1999/04/19/dont-eat-before-reading-this

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