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Something for the Weekend

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Movie of the week: Skyfall

Skyfall is the 23rd film in the James Bond series. 007 becomes M’s only ally as MI6 comes under attack, and a mysterious new villain emerges with a diabolical plan. James Bond’s latest mission has gone horribly awry, resulting in the exposure of several undercover agents, and an all-out attack on M16. Meanwhile, as M plans to relocate the agency, emerging Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee Mallory raises concerns about her competence while attempting to usurp her position, and Q becomes a crucial ally. Now the only person who can restore M’s reputation is 007.

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Album of the week: Born to Die by Lana Del Rey

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter. Lana Del Rey initially began performing in clubs in New York City at the age of 18 and signed her first recording contract when she was 20 years old. ‘Born to Die’ is a pop album that derives characteristics from such musical genres as alternative hip hop and indie pop. Music journalists gave Born to Die  positive reviews, praising its distinctive sound, while others criticized the songs’ repetitiveness and the melodramatic production.

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Amazing fact of the week: Moon Quakes

Moonquakes, or “earthquakes” on the moon, do occur, though they are less common and less intense than those that shake Earth. According to scientists, moonquakes seem to be related to tidal stresses associated with the varying distance between the Earth and moon. Moonquakes also tend to occur at great depths, about midway between the lunar surface and its center.

Nuevo vocabulario

diabolical (adj.) = villainous, evil = diabólico

awry (adv.) = off course, wrong = de manera torcida

distinctive (adj.) = difference, unique = distintivo

usurp (v.) = take over = usurpar

melodramatic (adj.) = overemotional = melodramático

Something for the weekend!

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Movie of the week: Looper

Looper is a time travel movie, set in a near future where time travel doesn’t exist but will be invented in a few decades. It’s dark in tone and involves a group of killers (called Loopers) who work for a crime syndicate in the future. Their bosses send their targets blindfolded back in time to the Loopers, and their job is to simply shoot them so the target will vanish from the future but there are some problems.

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Album of the week: Red by Taylor Swift

Red is the fourth studio album by Taylor Swift, an American singer-songwriter who has had many hits around the world with songs such as Love Story and You Belong with Me. She was born in Pennsylvania but then moved to Nashville where she performed country music and ultimately gained a record deal. In her new album, she experiments with new musical genres, including rock.

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Amazing fact of the week: Popsicles

 The Popsicle was invented by an 11 year old who kept it secret for 18 years. The inventor was Frank Epperson who left a mixture of powdered soda and water outside, which contained a stick. That night, temperatures in San Francisco reached a record low temperature. When he woke the next morning, he discovered that it had frozen to the stick, creating a fruit flavoured ice treat. 18 years later he patented it and called it the Popsicle.

Nuevo vocabulario

time travel (n.) = travel to the past or the future = viaje a través del tiempo

crime syndicate (n.) = organised ring of illegal activity = mafia

blindfolded (adj.) = when the eyes have been covered = con los ojos vendados

to vanish (v.) = to disappear = desaparecer

singer-songwriter (n.) = someone who writes and sings their own songs = cantautor

record deal (n.) = recording contract = contrato de grabación

patented (adj.) = exclusivity to sell something = patentado

Something for the Weekend

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Movie of the week: Taken 2

Bryan Mills, the former CIA man who rescued his daughter Kim from some Albanian human traffickers in the film ‘Taken’, is being targeted by the families of the men he killed. When he goes to Istanbul on a job, he invites Kim and her mother, Leonor, whose marriage is on the rocks to join him. When the Albanians learn of this they try to kidnap them and are seeking revenge against Bryan. Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online

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Album of the week: ‘Battle Born’ by the Killers

The Killers are an American indie-rock band. Hailing from Las Vegas, they rose to fame with the release of their debut album, Hot Fuss in 2004. The line-up of the band is Brandon Flowers on lead vocals and keyboards, Ronnie Vannucci Junior on drums, Mark Stoermer on bass and vocals and Dave Keuning on guitar and vocals. ‘Battle Born’ is the name of their new album, which they released after a hiatus.

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Amazing fact of the week: Giraffes

It’s not easy to catch a giraffe when it is sleeping, because they get so little of it! Always vigilant for predators, giraffes just sleep for a few minutes at a time, and usually only get about 30 minutes total in a single day.

Nuevo vocabulario
on the rocks (adv.) = in trouble, falling apart = desmoronándose

to seek revenge (v.) = buscar revancha

to hail from (v.) = to come from a place = ser de

hiatus (n.) = a break, pause = interrupción

vigilant (adj.) = alert = alerta, vigilante 

What to do this weekend in Madrid!

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Muse concert

Welcome to Love Speaking’s weekend guide. This week we are focusing on a concert in Madrid, which you can read about and improve your English at the same time!

Whether you enjoy watching movies, going to the theater, attending concerts and sports events or enjoying the nightlife, there is always something for everyone!

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Quick Facts!

  • Date: 20th October 2012
  • Where: Sports Palace, Madrid
  • Metro: Goya (L2, L4) / O’Donnell (L6) / Príncipe de Vergara (L2, L9)
  • Band: Muse
  • Genre of music: Alternative rock

Description

The English alternative rock band presents its new album, ‘The 2nd Law’. The new work by the group made up of Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard is influenced by dubstep, marking an unexpected new step in their successful music career.

The members met during their stay at Teignmouth Community College and Coombeshead College in the early 1990s. They each played with different groups until 1994, when they got together under the name Gothic Plague, which they later changed to Fixed Penalty.

After winning a local battle of the bands, they decided to leave Teignmouth, quit college and their old jobs, and adopted what would be their definitive name: Muse. From then on, their career has been one continuous ascent to fame, boosted by critics and fans alike.

The band has got a very special relationship with Madrid: on November 28, 2009, a large number of cameras recorded the show they did in the capital to make the music video ‘Resistance’, and their concert at Vicente Calderón Stadium in June 2010 can be described as historic.

Nuevo vocabulario

Dubstep (n.)  =  instrumental music similar to electronic  = música instrumental y electrónica

Definitive (adj.)  =  fixed and final form  =  definitivo/final

Ascend to fame (v.)  =  to become famous and well-known  =  ascender a la fama

Historic (adj.)  =  important or well-known in history  =  histórico

What to do this weekend in Cadiz!

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Human. Jorge Rueda

Welcome to Love Speaking’s weekend guide. This week we are focusing on an interesting event in Cadiz, which you can read about and improve your English at the same time!

Whether you enjoy watching movies, going to the theatre, attending concerts and sports events or enjoying the nightlife, there is always something for everyone!

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Quick facts!

  • Location: UFCA Colectivo Fotográfico, Cadiz.
  • Type of exhibition: Photography.
  • Dates: 05/10/2012 – 30/11/2012.
  • Timetable: Monday to Friday 18:00- 21:00. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
  • Price: Free entry.

Description

The ‘Colectivo Fotográfico UFCA’ in Algeciras plays host to a once in a lifetime exhibition by Jorge Rueda, who is considered to be one of the best surrealist photographers in the world. It is a once in a lifetime event, which covers his works from 1970 – 2007. ‘Human’ is the name of the show and is organized by the ‘Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía’, which displays a selection of 23 images forming part of the legacy of their creator.

Jorge Rueda was the creator of strong images with sharp humor and visual impact. His work has been shown all around the world: in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belgrade, Brussels, Stockholm, Geneva, London, Madrid, Milan, New York, Paris, Rome and Tokyo, among others. He has taught photography workshops and had many articles published both nationally and internationally.

Nuevo vocabulario

Once in a lifetime  =  something you will only experience once  =  de una vez en la vida

Surrealist (adj.)  = from the Surrealism art movement  =  surrealista

Legacy (n.)  =  something handed down through generations  =  legado

Visual impact   = appeals to you through sight  =  impacto visual

Workshops (n.)  =  practical classes  =  clases prácticos

Que hacer este fin de semana en Granada!

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El manicomio de los horrores

Welcome to Love Speaking’s weekend guide. This week we are focusing on one interesting event in Granada, which you can check out and improve your English at the same time!

Whether you enjoy watching movies, going to the theatre, attending concerts and sports events or enjoying the nightlife, there is always something for everyone!

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Quick facts!

  • Genre: Circus
  • Style: Contempory
  • Summary: The new show from the Circus of Horrors promises even more acrobatics, more theatre and more comedy, but this time with an insane asylum environment.
  • Dates: from 5th October 2012 to 14th October 2012
  • Theatre: Carpa del Circo de los Horrores (Junto al Hipercor)
  • Where? Granada / Granada

Description

The Circus of Horrors is exactly what the name suggests, a circus complete with costumes, music and horror stories which create a terrifying atmosphere. Vampires, demons, zombies and other imaginary horror figures are featured throughout the shows.

It was created by Suso Silva, who put the circus together with the idea of presenting a new type of show that the public were looking for.  In the past, they have recreated an old, gothic cemetery scene with gargoyles, tombstones, fog and all of the creatures mentioned before.

The Asylum of Horrors is a new show which will show us a dangerous environment where all kinds of mentally ill patients live. It is located in a hospital where the doctors and nurses do not keep watch on the inmates but continue to destroy their minds under terrible delusions.

It is the perfect event for Halloween!

 

Nuevo vocabulario

Vampires  =  vampiro

Demons  =  demonio

Zombies  =  zombie

Imaginary  =  imaginario

Cemetery  =  cementerio

Gargoyle  =  gárgola

Tombstone  =  lápida

Fog  =  neblina

Creatures  =  criaturas

Inmate  =  Prisoner  =  paciente hospitalizado

Delusions  =  ideas delirantes

Este fin de semana en Barcelona

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fin de semana

Bienvenido a la guía de Love Speaking para el fin de semana. Esta semana, hemos seleccionado tres planes apetecibles que puedes hacer en  Barcelona, disfruta de nuestras recomendaciones al mismo tiempo que aprendes nuevas palabras en inglés. ¡Buen fin de semana! Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online

Whether you enjoy watching movies, going to the theatre, attending concerts and sports events or enjoying the nightlife, there is always something for everyone!

Movies / Peliculas 

Total recall (Desafío total): A factory worker, Douglas, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led.

  • Genre: Action
  • Director: Len Wiseman
  • Starring: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine and Bryan Cranston

Theatre & Dance / Teatro y Danza

Yes, we Spain… Is different: Carlos Latre presents a comedy spectacular filled with more than 70 different personalities, to help try to solve the problems in Spain.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Dates: from 13th September 2012 to 30th September 2012
  • Theatre: Coliseum
  • Starring: Carlos Latre

Concerts / Conciertos

Miguel Bosé: A Spanish singer and actor who has sold more than 15,000,000 records all over the world.

  • Location: Palau Sant Jordi
  • Genre: Pop-Rock
  • Date: 27th September 2012

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