Commentaries

Recordad: para que corrija vuestros escritos en el blog, debéis indicarlo así al final de vuestro comentario (basta con un «[correct]») y marcar la casilla que dice «notificar respuestas». Os contestaré poniendo en negrita aquellas palabras o expresiones que debéis corregir o mejorar en vuestra respuesta, la cual debéis enviar lo antes posible; si no lo hacéis, os calificaré pero ya no os corregiré más en el blog. Esto es especialmente importante en nuestro «Writing Plan» de [1BCH].

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Idiocracy

Idiocracy is a 2006 American Sci-Fi dystopian comedy film directed by Mike Judge that tells the story of two people (Corporal «Average Joe» Bauers and a prostitute, Rita) who take part in a top-secret military human hibernation experiment, only to awaken five hundred years later in a dystopian society where commercialism and anti-intellectualism have run rampant, and which is devoid of intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, and coherent notions of justice and human rights.

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[1BCH] “The true origin of Christmas”

[RCW01] Nuestro primer texto para practicar la «reading comprehension» y el «writing».
Por cierto, la Universidad ha decidido aumentar el mínimo número de palabras hasta 100 (máximo 150), así que apuntaremos a estos límites. Recordad que tenéis que contestar aquí con un comentario; los plazos y demás, lo negociamos en clase… 🙂

You have to choose one of these tasks:
1) Make a brief summary of the text.
2) What impressions has this text caused on you?


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[1BCH] The Matrix

The Matrix is a 1999 so-called «cyberpunk» Sci-Fi action film, written and directed by The Wachowskis, that depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called «the Matrix», created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies’ heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. Computer programmer Neo learns this truth and is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, which involves other people who have been freed from the «dream world.»

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Self Control

«Self Control» is a song by Italian singer Raf, released in 1984. The song was covered the same year by American singer Laura Branigan. Her version first hit no. 1 in Germany on June 15, 1984. The song has become one of the defining songs of the 1980s, with a number of remakes recorded each year.

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