image has been symbolic of the national mood once before. Recreating
a 19th-century masterpiece of Lady Liberty leading the French to
revolution, a statuesque portrait of Caroline de Bendern emerged as a
defining image of the protests that swept Europe in
the summer of 1968.
almost five decades on, the British former model and disinherited
aristocrat is taking to the streets again – to demonstrate her
opposition to Brexit and fly the flag for the European Union at this
for Europe march.
of pro-EU protesters are expected at marches in Edinburgh and London
on Saturday, where speakers will include the Liberal Democrat leader,
Tim Farron. De Bendern says the atmosphere will be different from her
first foray into political action. In 1968, “there wasn’t all
this hate,” she said.
March-June protests brought together students, artists, leftists and
workers demanding better working conditions, sexual liberation, and
political and social reform. Political change and cooperation was
similarly needed today, she said. Now 76 and living in France,
De Bendern told the Guardian she was concerned at Britain breaking
away from the EU at a time of Russian activism.
need to form a bloc against countries like Russia who want to destroy
Europe and ... absorb it,” she said, recalling allegations of
Russian interference in the EU referendum and the US presidential
elections. “Why would they interfere in the referendum if they
haven’t got some idea behind it?” With the future of the union
under strain, she said, “England is going to become isolated”.
whole [leave campaign] was lies and xenophobia,” said De Bendern,
who dated rock musician Lou Reed in New York and counted artist Andy
Warhol and model Nico as friends.
activist also voiced concerns about her status as a British national
in France. She said she loved Britain, where she visited family two
or three times a year, but had lived in France since 1968 and was
applying for dual nationality in case her ability to live in France
was jeopardised by Britain’s exit from the EU. She said she is
“scared shitless” of an election win by Marine Le Pen, who has
threatened to introduce restrictions on dual nationality.
1: [2 POINTS] Indicate whether the following statements are true or
false and write down which part of the text justifies your answer.
de Bendern had a portrait statue made in the summer of 1968.
Caroline de Berdern used to be a model.
Nowadays Caroline is worried about Britain leaving de European Union.
Caroline fears that she may be expelled from France if Brexit
2:[2 POINTS] Answer the following questions in your own words
according to the text.
What differences are there between the protests of May 1968 and
nowaday’s protests against Brexit, according to Caroline?
Why has she decided to apply for dual nationality?
3:[1,5 POINTS] Find words or phrases in the text that correspond to
the words and definitions given.
Representative, typical. (Paragraph 1)
Earlier, previous. (Paragraph 2)
To leave, become separate. (Paragraph 4)
Alone, separated from. (Paragraph 5)
Put at risk. (Paragraph 7)
4: [1.5 POINTS] Choose the most suitable answer (a, b, c or d) according
to the text and write down your answer.
de Bendern is an activist
she became a symbol of May 68.
became a symbol of May 68.
a symbol of May 68.
she became a symbol of May 68.
Caroline hadn’t participated in the protests,
wouldn’t have been disinherited.
hadn’t been disinherited.
would have been disinherited.
would had been disinherited.
of pro-EU protesters ...
to participate in marches in Edinburg and London on Saturday.
to participate in marches in Edinburg and London on Saturday.
expected to participate in marches in Edinburg and London on
expected they will participate in marches in Edinburg and London on
5 [3 POINTS] Write a short essay (120-150 words) on the following
can we all do to make changes in society?
statuesque portrait of Caroline de Bendern emerged as a defining
image of the protests that sweptEurope in
the summer of 1968.
The British former model.
Now 76 and living in France, de Bendern told the Guardian she was
concerned at Britain breaking away from the EU.
The activist also voiced concerns about her status as a British
national in France. . She said she loved Britain, where she visited
family two or three times a year, but had lived in France since 1968
and was applying for dual nationality in case her ability to live in
France was jeopardised by Britain’s exit from the EU.
1968 students, artists, leftists and workers together were demanding
better working conditions, sexual liberation, and political and
social reform. Today, she feels there’s hate involved. Moreover,
some countries such as Russia want to absorb Europe.
is afraid of having to leave France if Britain leaves the EU.
Specially if Marine Le Pen wins the elections as she has threaten to
restrict dual nationality.
break away / break away / breaking away
who became a symbol of May 68.
she wouldn’t have been disinherited.
are expected to participate in marches in Edinburg and London on
Watch the video and answer the following questions:
1.- Where was the official announcement posted at? 2.- How much does the boy weigh? 3.- Was the Duke of Cambridge present for the birth? 4.- When was the boy delivered? 5.- Where was the Queen when the baby was born? 6.- What was the Wueen doing? 7.- What was Prince George wearing during the visit to his newborn brother? 8.- Which position does the baby have in the line to the British throne? 9.- Why is the baby "special" regarding the throne? 10.- How does the Duke of Cambridge feel about this birth? 11.- What names are being considered for the boy? 12.- When will the name be announced?
1.- At the gates of Buckingham Palace. 2.- He weighs 8lbs (pounds) 7oz (ounces). 3.- Yes, he was. 4.- At 11:01. 5.- The Queen was in Windsor. 6.- She was riding her horse. 7.- His school uniform. 8.- Fifth. 9.- He won't push Princess Charlotte out of the way in the line os succession, just because she is a girl. 10.- He feels happy, delighted and thrice worried. 11.- Arthur, Albert or Phillip. 12.- Soon enough.
of the nation’s most iconic urban spaces is kicking out cars.For
a trial period that starts
in June, vehicles will no longer be allowed to drive through New
York’s Central Park, save
for cross-town transverses at 97th, 86th, 79th and 65th Streets.
have been allowed on a loop drive shared with pedestrians and
cyclists south of 72nd
Street during certain hours. Loop drives above 72nd Street were
closed to vehicular traffic
permanently in 2015. “For
more than a century, cars have turned parts of the world’s most
iconic park into a highway. Today we take it back,” de Blasio
said.Central Park without cars, the Parks Department said, would be
cleaner and safer.
Park is not just one of New York’s favorite parks – it’s one of
the most-beloved, most-recognized parks in the entire world,” said
Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver. “Now, we’re making history
by demonstrating just how clean, accessible, and safe an urban park
the video and complete the following sentences:
are proud to be one of the __________ __________ ____________
now this park, we realize, is full potential for ______ __________,
for _____ ________, for ______ _____________.
of them will now get to ___________ ____ ______________ __________
on the _______ of _________ _________ ______ _________.
an existential ___________ we're facing and ________ _________
park was not _____________ _____ _________.
it was built before _______ ________ __________ .
100 genes have now been associated with obesity. Dieting is more
likely to be effective for people who have a history of obesity in
their family, a new study has found.
investigation by Harvard University revealed that the most successful
dieters were those genetically predisposed to being overweight.
Researchers found that those with the highest genetic risk were able
to improve their BMI approximately 70 per cent better than those who
were not. They believe the act of dieting itself may be blunting the
effect of genetic predisposition at a molecular level.
in the British Medical Journal, the study tracked nearly 14,000
people between 1986 and 2006. Dr Louisa Ells, of Teesside University
in Middlesbrough, who reviewed the findings for the journal, said:
"Genetic predisposition is no barrier to successful weight
management and no excuse for weak health and policy responses.”
Obesity is a complex disorder involving a mix of genes and
research has shown that diets high in sugar sweetened drinks and
fried foods may amplify the genetic associations with higher body
weight. The first genes associated with putting on weight were
discovered 10 years ago, since when more than a 100 new genes have
been found. Between 40 and 44 per cent of people carry the FTO gene
variant, and around 16 per cent have two copies, making it roughly 70
per cent more likely that they will become obese.
research is the first to assess the interactions between diet quality
and genetic predisposition to obesity on a long-term basis. “Long
term, dramatic weight loss is difficult to achieve, even in the
context of weight loss interventions,” said Dr Tiange Wang, from
Tulane University in Louisiana. "Therefore, even modest weight
loss or simply maintaining weight from adulthood onward - compared
with gaining weight - may have a substantial effect on population
The Daily Telegraph 10th
words or phrases in the text that correspond to the words and
Food, water, and shelter
are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without
adequate housing. Now at SXSW, an Austin-based recent business will unveil its
approach to combat that deficiency by using low-cost 3D printing as a potential
ICON has developed a
method for printing a single-story 650-square-foot house out of cement in only
12 to 24 hours, a fraction of the time it takes for new construction. If all
goes according to plan, a community made up of about 100 homes will be
constructed for residents in El Salvador next year. The company has partnered
with New Story, a nonprofit that is interested in international
housing solutions. They have been building homes for communities in Haiti, El
Salvador, and Bolivia.
The first model, scheduled
to be unveiled in Austin, is a step toward providing shelter to those in
underserved communities. Jason Ballard, one of ICON’s three founders, says he
is going to trial the model as an office to test out their practical use. “We
are going to install air quality monitors. How does it look, and how does it
The model has a living room,
bedroom, bathroom, and a curved porch. “There are a few other companies that
have printed homes and structures,” Ballard says. “But they are printed in a
warehouse, or they look like Yoda huts. For this venture to succeed, they have
to be the best houses.” The use of cement as a common material will help
normalize the process for potential tenants that question the sturdiness of the
structure. “I think if we were printing in plastic we would encounter some
Question 1. Say whether the following statements are true or false. Give evidence from the text.
1.1.2 billion do not have food or water.
2.New Story is making money by giving
homes to people in need.
3.The model won't be used as a home.
4.Ballard wants good quality houses.
5.Using platic instead of cement would
cause some problems.
Question 3. Find words and expressions which mean the same as:
1.False.” Food, water and shelter are
basic human needs, but 1.2 billion live without adequate housing.”
2.False. “ New Story, a nonprofit that is
interested in international housing solutions.”
3.True. “ Jason Ballard, one of ICON's
three founders, says he is going to trial he model as an office to test out
their practical use.”
4.True. “For this venture to succeed ,
they have to be the best houses”
5.True.” I think if we were printing in
plastic, we would encounter some issues.”
1.adequate 2. housing 3. to unveil 4.
according to plan 5. partnered / to
partner 6. nonprofit 7. providing / to provide 8.
underserved 9. huts 10. sturdiness
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