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Online reading (manybooks dot net)+ [EXTRA]: Smithsonian magazine, English online at

15 February 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, dir. David Fincher, 2009]

Extract

“Well,” gasped Mr Button, “which is mine?”

“There!” said the nurse.

READ BOOKS ONLINE

manybooks dot net

https://manybooks.net/book/141292/read#epubcfi(/6/6[html10]!/4/72/1:0)

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Website ONLINE READING:

https://manybooks.net/categories

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EXTRA: 

extract:

NINE WOMEN WHOSE REMARKABLE LIVES DESERVE THE BIOPIC TREATMENT
From Renaissance artists to aviation pioneers, suffragists and scientists, these women led lives destined for the silver screen

BY LILA THULIN , MEILAN SOLLY
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Feb. 7, 2020
This year’s roster of Academy Award nominees is much like those of previous decades: predominantly male and white. Of the 20 men and women nominated for acting awards, only one—Harriet’s Cynthia Erivo—is a person of color. And despite strong offerings from the likes of Greta Gerwig, Lulu Wang and Lorene Scafaria, the list of Best Director contenders is all-male for the second year in a row.

The movies set to be honored at this weekend’s ceremony fare no better in the diversity department. 1917, widely predicted to win Best Picture, has just one female character. Anna Paquin says a single line in the more than three-and-a-half hour The Irishman, while Margot Robbie, who plays actress Sharon Tate in Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, is seen more often than heard. Because these and similarly biographical films take place in the past, which is assumed to be “overwhelmingly white and male” in and of itself, points out Aisha Harris for the New York Times, filmmakers have a ready excuse for centering their narratives on white men.

Hollywood creatives certainly have the artistic license to continue elevating stories dominated by white men, but as Harris writes, “[L]et’s not pretend that this isn’t also a choice—a choice dictated not by the past, but by an erroneous (and perhaps unconscious) belief that white men have done the most and lived the most interesting lives of us all.”

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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/nine-women-who-deserve-biopic-treatment-2020s-180974141/

Website Smithsonian magazine: 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com

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extract:

Amazon Celebrates 25th Birthday

“Amazon, the largest internet company in the world , is celebrating its 25th birthday. It was founded by Jeff Bezos on June 5, 1994 in a garage in Seattle . At the beginning Amazon was an online bookstore. In the past 2 years it has become the largest retail company in the world and dominated the world of online commerce.

Amazon has changed the way people shop. It expanded, from selling only books to offering CDs, software and a wide range of household appliances and smart devices. There are few things you can’t buy on Amazon. It has also become a marketplace where other companies can sell their products.

In 2018 Amazon became the largest online sales company in the world, selling over 500 billion dollars’ worth of products worldwide. It has 600,000 employees and is worth almost 1 trillion dollars, second only to Apple. CEO Jeff Bezos is known to be the richest person on earth.”

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EYE!. Every text includes a glossary

Words
account = here : to be part of something
accuse of = to say that someone is guilty of doing something wrong
assistant = someone who helps you do things
automated = when machines and computers do things instead of people
celebrate = here: to show that this is a special day and do something special on it
CEO = chief executive officer = the boss of a company
checkout desk = place where you pay for the things you buy in a store
commerce = trade; the buying and selling of products
complain = to say that you are not happy about something and would like it to be changed
deliver = bring products to a customer
dominate = control, lead, to be the best
drone = object that can fly without a pilot
employee = person who works in a company
enormous = strong
expand = to become bigger
experience = face, deal with, go through
found – founded = to start a company

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https://www.english-online.at/news-articles/business-economy/amazon-celebrates-25th-birthday.htm

Website ENGLISHONLINE at

https://www.english-online.at/index.htm

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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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Outline of English Literature & English Timeline+ (EXTRA) + BrIdGe

4 October 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

NPG 212; William Blake by Thomas Phillips

[William Blake, poet]

A brief outline of English Literature

including a GLOSSARY of LITERARY TERMS

Ҭ Allegory: an allegory is a narrative in which the characters often stand for abstract concepts. An allegory generally teaches a lesson by means of an interesting story.

¨ Alliteration: the repetition at close intervals of consonant sounds for a purpose. For example: wailing in the winter wind.

¨ Allusion: a reference to something in literature, history, mythology, religious texts, etc., considered common knowledge.

¨ Ambiguity: Double or even multiple meaning.

¨ Analogy: a point by point comparison between two dissimilar things for the purpose of clarifying the less familiar of the two things.” (…)

-via englishcorner altervista. org-

A Brief Outline of English Literature

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English timeline

-via The British Library-

magnacartalge

Magna Carta, 1215

English timeline (The British Library)

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EXTRA BrIdGe

BrIdGe Child´s Routledge D. I 

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New York Public Library

NYPL

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Library of Congress U S

Library of Congress U S

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Gallup Polls

Gallup Polls

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Child´s D. I Literary Terms PDF

Routledge D I

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E. Fouz.-

4.10.2019

Literature Studies: Capote (personal routines & schedules)+ (EXTRA) Refl.

27 July 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Truman Capote, writer]

NOTA BENE: personal routines

1/ get into the habit of watching the news (euronews, BBC)

2/ get used to listening to one or two podcasts every day

3/ use dictionaries (OED) & literature dictionaries (Oxford, Routledge)

4/ read poetry (bilingual and monolingual editions)

5/ read 2 pieces of New Journalism every month

6/ read at least 1 handbook either on literature or journalism

7/ read an extra piece of criticism or any diverse, tangential text

 

tentative schedule 

January 2019

read a minimum of 20 / 30 pages a day

read handbooks everyday

read articles on New Journalism and Literary Journalism daily

_ 2 or 3 pieces a week (e.g: Sinatra has a cold, Gay Talese)

_revise mails weekly

-read 2/3 documents a week

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specific objectives:

read NYC by Mike Berger

read The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Tom Wolfe

study WALKER, M. The History of American Literature

study BOYNTON, R. The New New Journalism

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research online

GOOGLE, GOOGLE SCHOLAR, REFERENCES,

Univ Neb., Internet Archive – weekly

have a look at handbooks – daily

read extras: McLuhan, N. Frye, Sims, etc –weekly

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list of readings:

Mike Berger, NYC

Norman Mailer, The Armies Of The Night

Norman Mailer, Superman Comes To The Supermarket

Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff

Tom Wolfe, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Stremline Baby

Michael Herr, Dispatches

Gay Talese, The Gay Talese Reader. Portraits and Encounters

Gay Talese, A Serendipiter´s Journey (Harper, 1961)

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example from Word Reference Online Dictionary

Mark always notes down all his appointments on his planner (agenda)

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E.F.-16.12.18 (Sunday)

 

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#PDF G-Drive

https://tinyurl.com/yyt5gnzt

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#PDF G-Drive

Reflections on being a student

https://tinyurl.com/y4gzu4o5

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Literature & Journalism studies planner + [EXTRA]

11 July 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Tom Wolfe]

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Literature & Journalism

planner

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Eugenio Fouz.-

11.07.19 Thu

 

1/Dictionaries: OED, Thesaurus, Oxford literary terms, Routledge, Penguin

2/New Journalism (pieces): Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, Truman Capote

3/Criticism (articles, books, manifestos)

4/Literature (pieces) -Classics, Modern novels, etcetera: Andersen, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Dickens, Twain

5/Journalism (pieces): Kovach, Pinker, Roy Peter Clark, Lippmann

6/Handbooks (literature, journalism)

7/Podcasts: BBC UK, Pitchfork

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8/Bilingual poetry: W. H. Auden, Langston Hughes, Anne Sexton, William Blake

9/Context texts: history, fashion, biographies, music, journalism, politics, society, arts

10/Diverse & tangential letters: dandyism, fairy tales, journalism, style, transtextuality, curiosities

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Hoefler, 9

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#PDF G-Drive

https://tinyurl.com/yxaea5xz

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The 200 Best Songs of the 60s

via Pitchfork.com

https://tinyurl.com/yy75ufn8


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