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“The world is a dangerous place for little girls” (Robyn Davidson)

2 August 2021

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“The world is a dangerous place for little girls. Besides, little girls are more fragile, more delicate, more brittle than little boys. ‘Watch out, be careful, watch.’ ‘Don’t climb trees, don’t dirty your dress, don’t accept lifts from strange men. Listen but don’t learn, you won’t need it.’ And so the snail’s antennae grow, watching for this, looking for that, the underneath of things. The threat. And so she wastes so much of her energy, seeking to break those circuits, to push up the millions of tiny thumbs that have tried to quelch energy and creativity and strength and self-confidence; that have so effectively caused her to build fences against possibility, daring; that have so effectively kept her imprisoned inside her notions of self-worthlessness. And”


Robyn Davidson, Tracks: One Woman’s Journey Across 1,700 Miles of Australian Outback
via goodreads

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read, listen, speak, write, study & learn English

7 March 2021

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Do everything you are able to do: read texts, learn vocabulary, use dictionaries, write notes in a notebook, study grammar, listen to podcasts of English radio, read stories, record your own voice to check the way people hears you, browse books, have a look at quotes, enter social media, participate, speak, …

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“Lucila Duarte.-Updated February 9, 2019
Worked at The International Preparatory School

How do we study English effectively?
Originally Answered: How do we study English?
These are just some of the relevant things I did throughout my whole journey in learning, and later mastering the English language.

You can increase your English vocabulary by thinking in English, practicing with a native speaker, reading newspapers/books/magazines, writing a diary/journal in English, using flashcards or apps with vocabulary on them, watching movies/TV shows and keeping a vocabulary book to help you remember the harder words. Read the dictionary now and then — just open up to anywhere in the dictionary and read through the words, learning new ones that look interesting to you.

As with other skills, the only way to gain confidence in speaking English is to keep practicing! English is a difficult language to master. Even small children — who are very good at acquiring language skills — take five years or more to become fluent in English. Many continue to make errors with the irregular forms of the language.

Grammar is hard to master (as with all languages) and even for native speakers some grammatical points are debated often. As long as you can get your point across, that’s the most important thing – grammatical details will come. Learning from mistakes is important – get someone who knows the language to correct you if you go wrong.

Stay motivated. When learning any new language, it is important to stay motivated and never give up on your goal of fluency”. (…)

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Assimil.-El inglés sin esfuerzo

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The dark side

6 March 2021

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Be kind …

7 May 2020

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Never

3 May 2020

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Decide this minute to never again …

28 April 2020

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My Juliet, an angel with a woman´s name

26 September 2013

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While I was watching a story on TV the other day one character made a reference to a piece of literature and spoke out loud to a woman  “change your name” and something else dealing with “a rose”. I liked the character in the story and wanted to learn what he meant with that message. He left the scene by saying “read something for God´s sake!”. [Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson in “Boardwalk Empire TV series”, 2010-2014]

I was eager to find out so I googled “rose and change name” on my netbook. It came out immediately the classic Shakespeare. The verse belonged to one of my favourite dramas. Guess which!

I have copied and jotted down the scene from “Romeo and Juliet” here:

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William Shakespeare (1564–1616).  The Oxford Shakespeare.  1914.

Romeo and Juliet  Act II. Scene II.

The Same.  CAPULET’S Orchard.

Enter ROMEO.

Rom.  He jests at scars, that never felt a wound.  [JULIET appears above at a window.

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?

It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!                 5

Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,

Who is already sick and pale with grief,

That thou her maid art far more fair than she:

Be not her maid, since she is envious;

Her vestal livery is but sick and green,          10

And none but fools do wear it; cast it off.

It is my lady; O! it is my love:

O! that she knew she were.

She speaks, yet she says nothing: what of that?

Her eye discourses; I will answer it.             15

I am too bold, ’tis not to me she speaks:

Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,

Having some business, do entreat her eyes

To twinkle in their spheres till they return.

What if her eyes were there, they in her head?          20

The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars

As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven

Would through the airy region stream so bright

That birds would sing and think it were not night.

See! how she leans her cheek upon her hand:           25

O! that I were a glove upon that hand,

That I might touch that cheek.

  Jul.        Ay me!

Rom.                She speaks:

O! speak again, bright angel; for thou art                  30

As glorious to this night, being o’er my head,

As is a winged messenger of heaven

Unto the white-upturned wond’ring eyes

Of mortals, that fall back to gaze on him

When he bestrides the lazy-pacing clouds,               35

And sails upon the bosom of the air.

Jul.  O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

Deny thy father, and refuse thy name;

Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,

And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.                   40

  Rom.  [Aside.]  Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?

Jul.  ’Tis but thy name that is my enemy;

Thou art thyself though, not a Montague.

What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,

Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part           45

Belonging to a man. O! be some other name:

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet;

So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,

Retain that dear perfection which he owes                50

Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name;

And for that name, which is no part of thee,

Take all myself.

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Then I told my Juliet I loved literature more than anything


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