Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

sábado, 6 de octubre de 2018

Montserrat Caballé, she had such a beautiful voice!

Long, long time ago Barcelona held the Olympic Games (1992) and here's the song Montserrat Caballé and Freddie Mercury sang for the occasion.

Some articles you read about Montserrat Caballé, who died today:

Changing topics, nowadays you don't often see people taking photos with their cameras or using their videocameras. Instead, they use their smarphones, or even their tablets.

Here's a listening exercise to do: Are smartphones killing cameras? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

Interesting: Three facts about 'The'   



Part two. Choose the correct option: 

11. It is trying to save .... by staying there.    (A  its self    B   itself   C  it   D  self)
12. It ........  very fast.    (A  had running    B   had to run   C  has been run   D   had ran)
13. The lady .......... the dog.  (A  needed stop    B   ought stop   C  should have stopped   D   ought have stopped)
14. The car drivers are very shocked. She is  .......... .     (A  either    B   neither   C  so  D   as well) 
15. Perhaps it .... raining by this time tomorrow.    (A  shall stop    B  will be stopping   C  would stop   D   will have stopped) 
16. There may be many accidents if it ........  on raining.    (A  kept    B  keeps   C  will keep   D  is keeping) 
17. It's time the dog ......... how to behave properly.  (A  is learning    B  learns   C  learned   D   to learn) 
18. If the lady had a smaller dog, it  ............. easier to control.     (A  will be    B   were   C  would be   D   is) 
19. It was lucky the cars stopped .... the dog.    (A  avoided    B   to avoid   C  for to avoid   D  avoiding) 
20. Will the dog let the cat ........ ?     (A  escaped    B   escaping   C  to escape   D   escape) 

Solutions to PART ONE in the previous post.

1. d    2. a    3. b    4. c    5. d   6. a   7. c   8. b  9. c   10. a


  • Episode 180926 / 26 September 2018    >>>  Stonehenge wants your photos   -  Language related to 'Memories'.  Need-to-know language: vividly, nostalgia, personalise & digital photo album.

7 comentarios:

  1. Este comentario ha sido eliminado por el autor.

  2. Montserrat Caballé was a Spanish Opera singer who was born on 12th April,1933 in Barcelona and died at the age of 85, on 6th October,2018 in Barcelona. She was a mother of two children, a daughter and a son. Her voice was described as pure but powerful, with a good control of vocal shadings and exquisite pianissimo.

    She was known internationally, too. She became popular when she recorded ¨Barcelona¨, a duet with Freddie Mercury which became the official song for the Olympic Games in 1992.

    She was a great ambassador of Spain. She won several Grammy Awards and she was nominated for the same award with more recordings. She was honoured with ¨Legion of Honour¨in 2005, ¨Honoris causa doctorate of the Menéndez Pelayo International University¨ in Santander in 2008 and ¨Honoris causa doctorate of the University of Barcelona¨ in 2011.

    R.I.P. Monsterrat Caballé!

  3. I loved the voice of Montserrat Caballé, I believe that she has been and will be one of the best singers I have ever heard.
    Spain is very sad about the death of this lady of the opera.
    There are many events in which she has represented Spain very well.
    The video with Freddie Mercury in Barcelona has had more than four million visits, I think it's a triumph.
    I feel the loss of this great Spanish singer. All the televisions have paid a great tribute for the death of her.
    Rest in peace Montserrat Caballé.

    Susana P. Bosch
    3ºESO Grupo B

  4. She has an incredible voice, nowadays there are few voices like her.
    She has represented Spain on several occasions and she has done very well.
    She was known internationally, too. She became popular when she recorded ¨Barcelona¨, a duet with Freddie Mercury which became the official song for the Olympic Games in 1992.

    Natalia López Carrascosa 3ºA

  5. Este comentario ha sido eliminado por el autor.

  6. Monserrat Caballé was born on 12th, April 1933 in Barcelona, She was a very famous singer, she sang opera and she was known around the world. Monserrat had a beautiful voice and she sang like a soprano.
    She was famous for her technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, as well as her 1987 collaboration with Freddie Mercury.
    with 11 years old she entered the Music School of Liceo, Barcelona.
    She had 2 children, Bernabé and Montserrat Martí.
    She sang a duet with Freddie Mercury called "Barcelona", which later became the official song for the Olympic games in 1992.
    Finally, Monserrat Caballé died at the age of 85, She had been at the Barcelona Hospital since September for a gall bladder problem and She died on 6th October, 2018.
    As a conclusion, I think that She had a beautiful voice and she is very important in our music history.

  7. María de Montserrat Bibiana Concepción Caballé Folch was born in Barcelona on April 12, 1933 and died in Ibídem, on October 6, 2018 she was a Spanish lyric singer with a soprano tessitura. Considered one of the greatest sopranos of the 20th century, she was especially admired for her vocal technique and for her interpretations of the bel canto repertoire.
    Between 1986 and 1988, he played the Barcelona album with the Queen vocalist, Freddie Mercury, with whom he forged a great friendship. In the project, where they participated in the composition of the songs Freddie Mercury and Mike Moran, Tim Rice and Montserrat Caballé also intervened. Its main theme, "Barcelona", was chosen by the Spanish Olympic Committee as the official anthem of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. They performed it live, on two occasions. The first, in the club Ku, of Ibiza, on May 29, 1987, and the second, within the concerts of "La Nit" in October 1988, where they presented three songs live; "How Can I Go On", "The Golden Boy" and "Barcelona". It was not possible for them to perform at the opening ceremony of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games due to the death of Freddie Mercury eight months earlier.
    I think this woman was a musical example to follow
    Nuria Diaz Ruiz 3ESO A