17 dic. 2008
12 nov. 2008
27 oct. 2008
14 oct. 2008
Acupuncture may sound a bit intimidating at first, but there's a wide range of benefits associated with acupuncture, and the applications can be a relaxing experience. Learn more as we see a real treatment and meet an acupuncture expert. Watch the video clicking here, and you can also read the script of the video on the same page as well. Enjoy it!
28 sept. 2008
25 ago. 2008
21 ago. 2008
28 jul. 2008
27 jul. 2008
22 jul. 2008
The Argentine Senate has narrowly rejected controversial tax increases on agricultural exports that have provoked repeated protests by farmers.
With senators tied 36 to 36 after more than 16 hours of debate, Vice-President Julio Cobos cast the deciding vote to reject his government's proposals.
The outcome is as a blow to President Cristina Fernandez, correspondents say.
Farmers said the taxes would be crippling, but the government said they were needed to fight poverty.
Farmers have won a critical battle but the dispute is not over and Argentina faces some tough days and weeks ahead, says the BBC's Daniel Schweimler in Buenos Aires.
The government has said that it will seek another vote in the lower house, which passed the measures earlier this month.
Mr Cobos, who is also leader of the Senate, said it had been "the most difficult day of my life".
Close to tears, he cast his deciding vote.
"They tell me I must go along with the government for institutional reasons, but my heart tells me otherwise. May history judge me, my vote is not for, it's against," he said.
In a Buenos Aires park, hundreds of farmers and their supporters erupted in cheers after watching the vote on big-screen televisions.
Argentina is a major producer of soya, grains and beef, which fetch high prices on international markets.
The dispute between the government and farmers began in March, when President Fernandez's government raised taxes on soya exports from 35% to 45%, and imposed new taxes on other farm exports.
The government argued that they needed to raise taxes on agricultural exports to help build a new Argentina.
It said farmers could afford to pay more, as they were benefiting from high prices.
The authorities also accused farmers and their supporters of undermining democracy by refusing to respect the wishes of the elected government.
However, farmers' leaders said that any profits needed to be reinvested so that Argentina, one of the world's leading agricultural producers, could help to feed a hungry world.
21 jul. 2008
14 jul. 2008
9 jul. 2008
Hello. My name's Peter. What's your name?
Where are you from Janet?
I'm from Seattle. Where are you from?
I'm from Madrid.
Are you American?
Yes, I am. Are you Spanish?
Yes I am.
My name is...
What's (is) your name ...
Where are you from?I'm from...
Are you (Spanish, American, German, etc.)? Yes, I am; No, I´m not
Hello and Goodbye - Three Short Conversations
Hello, Peter. How are you?
Fine, thanks. How are you?
I'm fine, thank you.
Goodbye, Janet. See you tomorrow!
Bye bye, Peter. Have a nice evening.
Thanks, you too!
How are you?I'm fine, - OK, - well, thank you
Goodbye, - bye bye
See you tomorrow
Have a nice evening, - day
What's your surname (family name)?
What's your first name?
Where are you from?
What's your job? or: What do you do?
I'm a designer.
What's your address?
34 White Street
What is your phone number?
How old are you?
Are you married?
Yes, I am.
surname, family name,
Where are you from?
What's your job? address? phone (telephone) number?
How old are you?
Are you married?married, single, divorced, separated
19 jun. 2008
16 jun. 2008
17 may. 2008
15 may. 2008
23 abr. 2008
17 mar. 2008
Don´t be afraid of them. Phonetic symbols appear in all English dictionaries, and they help you pronounce better. If you click here, you can see a chart with the alphabet of phonetic symbols. Then, when you click on any of the symbols, you will listen to the its pronunciation and to a word which contains this sound as an example. Have fun investigating the world of phonetics together with your teacher, or in you free time.