Ringo Starr. Biografia. Famous people in English. Personajes famosos en inglés.

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Biography of Ringo Starr:

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Richard Starkey was born on July 7, 1940 in the front room of his house at 9 Madryn Street in Liverpool’s Dingle Area. His parents were Elsie and Richard Starkey Sr. He was an only child. He was called Ritchie.

When Ritchie was only three years old, his parents parted, and except for about three occasions, Ringo has not seen his father since. However, there was nothing like the drama of the Lennon breakup. The couple seemed to have separated peacefully, and they were eventually divorced. Ritchie stayed with his mother at Madryn Street, but they eventually moved to 10 Admiral Grove.

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Ritchie went to St. Silas’s Junior School at five years of age, but after just one year, he developed appendicitis. The appendix burst and peritonitis set in. He was taken to Myrtle Street Children’s Hospital and had two operations. He went into a coma for ten weeks, and was in the hospital [Ritchie] for just over twelve months. He came out of the hospital at the age of seven and went back to St. Silas’s. At this point, he was unable to even read or write, but with the help of a childhood friend, Marie Maguire, he learned basic literacy skills. Then at eleven years of age, he attended Dingle Vale Secondary Modern School. He did not graduate.

Elsie met a man by the name of Harry Graves when Ritchie was just over eleven years old, and they were married two years later in 1953. Ritchie welcomed the addition to the family. However, that same year, Ritchie developed his second major illness. He got a cold, which turned to pleurisy, which turned to an effusion of one lung. He went back to the Myrtle Street hospital and then to Hezzle Children’s Hospital where he remained for two years. When he came out of the hospital at fifteen, he was did not return to school, and he secured a job as a messenger boy for British Railways. Ritchie worked at the Railways for only six weeks. He left because all he wanted a railway uniform to wear, but they only gave him a simple railway cap. Later, he worked as a barman, and applied to be a joiner apprentice.

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Ritchie showed no musical interest and did not play an instrument as a boy. When the skiffle craze came to Britain, he helped form a group called Eddie Clayton Skiffle, playing on his first set of drums bought by his father. He later joined Rory Storm’s group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. He quit his job to work as a full-time drummer. Rory Storm was a showman who convinced Ritchie that he needed to change his name. Because of Ritchie’s fondness for rings, Rory suggested he change his name to Rings which Ritchie later changed to Ringo while condensing his last name to Starr.

Rory Storm and the Hurricanes Rory Storm and the Hurricanes were Liverpool’s top band at the time. They were doing so well, in fact, that when they were offered a chance to go to Hamburg, they could not arrange it. But they did go later, joining The Beatles at the Kaiserkeller, which was where Ringo met The Beatles for the first time. Ringo did a few stand-in engagements with The Beatles, and he generally sat around with them between sets.He returned to Liverpool with Rory, but later came back to Hamburg with Tony Sheridan. During this visit, he considered remaining in Hamburg for good, but he decided to return to Liverpool to work with Rory Storm again. It was then that he received a call from John asking him to join The Beatles. Ringo’s decision to accept was based solely on finances. He had received an offer from a band called King Size Taylor and the Dominoes to play for 20 pounds a week. The Beatles offered him 25. He decided on The Beatles.

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The Beatles were offered a recording contract with EMI in 1962. For a variety or reasons, they had become dissatisfied with drummer Pete Best. However, it was George Martin who put the final nail in the coffin. He expressed doubts about Pete’s drumming ability and suggested the boys find a replacement. John then decided the time had come to let Pete go, and since the group had worked with Ringo before and had liked his drumming style and personality, he was the natural choice for Pete’s replacement. However, even though Ringo showed up for the first official gig with his hair combed into the appropriate Beatle style, it took a while for him to feel comfortable in the closely knit Beatle fraternity. Ringo felt himself something of the newcomer and outsider, apparently not without reason. He was not even told of John Lennon’s wedding to Cynthia Powell on August 23. Even more disheartening was the appearance of a session drummer, hired by Martin, to play at the September 11th recording session. On the day, the Beatles made a second attempt to record “Love Me Do.” Session drummer, Andy White, was given the job of playing drums on the track, and Ringo was asked to play a tambourine. On the same day, White also drummed on “P.S. I Love You” while Ringo shook maracas. It was, however, the September 4th Ringo version of “Love Me Do” that was finally released as the single and, according to George Martin, after the September 11th date there was never any thought of replacing Ringo again. Ringo had established himself as a Beatle at last, and at one time was the most popular Beatle among American fans. Ringo was perfect for The Beatles. His drumming was always consistent, a steady back beat that did not overpower the song or the singer. However, his health would cause him problems again as a Beatle. He missed three quarters of the 1964 tour of Scandanavia, Holland, the Far East and Australia to have his tonsils removed. Ringo married his childhood sweetheart, Maureen Cox on February 11, 1965. They had met back in Liverpool during the Cavern Club days when she had been a student hairdresser. Their love endured the manifestations of Beatlemania, his move to London, the seemingly endless rounds of tours, and the fact that their romance had to be kept secret from the fans. When Ringo had to have his tonsils removed in early December of 1964, Maureen came to London to nurse him. When she discovered that she was pregnant, the marriage was quickly arranged. Zak Starkey was born to his happy and proud parents on September 13, 1965. Ringo, having always longed for siblings himself, wanted to make sure that his baby boy experienced such joys. Zak was followed by Jason Starkey on August 19, 1967 and sister Lee Parkin Starkey on November 11, 1970.

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To all who knew them, the couple seemed a perfect match. Their divorce in July of 1975 came as a shock to many. In April, 1981, Ringo married Barbara Bach whom he had met during the filming of the movie Caveman. The service was held in London in a [Caveman] register’s office with George and Paul as witnesses. Ringo’s mother, Elsie, was also present. Ringo’s role in The Beatles was undoubtedly an important one, but he remained in the background to John and Paul. On several albums, he would be given a token song to sing, but Ringo never really had pretensions about being a song writer. Only two original Starr compositions appear in the Beatles’ discography. These are “Don’t Pass Me By” on The Beatles (White album) and possibly his most famous song “Octopus’s Garden” on Abbey Road. Following the Beatles’ break up, he began a fairly successful solo career which produced eight albums and thirteen singles. He also toured twice with his All-Star band, first in America and Japan in 1989 and later in America and Europe in 1992. Members of the 1992 band included his son, Zak, Dave Edmunds, Nils Lofgren, Todd Rundgren, Joe Walsh, Tim Cappello, Timothy Schmit, and Burton Cummings. [All-Star] Apart from his music, Ringo has also done voice-overs for television, movies, and was probably the most famous conductor in the children’s television series, Thomas The Tank Engine. It appears as if after a long and rewarding career, Ritchie finally got to wear his railway uniform.

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Curso de secretariado internacional. Curso estrella de junio de 2014.

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CURSO ESTRELLA DE JUNIO: SECRETARIADO INTERNACIONAL.


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Este año académico ha resultando muy positivo para el Curso de Secretariado Internacional.  Como cada año, temina en junio. Ya estamos preparando todo para el siguiente curso que empieza en octubre de este año, 2014, a primeros de mes.

El curso de Secretariado de nuestra academia es un curso excelente y muy útil tanto por sus contenidos y lo que se aprende como por los buenos resultados que ofrece a la hora de encontrar empleo.

En la práctica con el curso de Secretariado es muy factible trabajar, máxime si se domina el inglés.

La amplia gama de conocimientos de la que consta el curso hace que nuestros alumnos adquieran, por una parte, conocimientos profesionales en materias laborales, de recursos técnicos y humanos y por otra, logra que estén preparados para llevar la gestión integral de una empresa informatizada, al manejar aplicaciones ofimáticas y de gestión empresarial.

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Baste decir que todas las empresas, por pequeñas que sean, necesitan una secretaria. La participación de España en la Unión Europea ha convertido a este sector profesional en uno de los de mayor crecimiento profesional. La

Las alumnas de secretariado internacional de la Academia Paraninfo obtienen un título prestigioso, adquieren todos los conocimientos teóricos y prácticos necesarios y gozan de oportunidades para su carrera profesional. Durante el curso su formación es continua y de calidad, contando con oportunidades de realizar prácticas reales en empresas.

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Ejercicio de inglés 50. Test online Cincuenta de Inglés.

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Ejercicio de inglés 50. Test online Cincuenta de Inglés.

 

Ejercicios de inglés

El ejercicio del mes de junio se trata de seleccionar AS, NOT AS, NOT SO, OR THAN, para completar correctamente la frase.

 

Ejercicio en formato pdf y word con soluciones.

 

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katherine mansfield. Few Rules for Beginners. Voices of the Air. POESÍAS ESCOGIDAS EN INGLÉS. Traducción al español.

Publicado 5 julio, 2014 por academiaparaninfo
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katherine mansfield. Few Rules for Beginners. Voices of the Air.

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Este mes hemos seleccionado dos poemas de la poetisa neocelandesa katherine mansfield.

Una de las más importantes autoras de lengua inglesa del siglo XX.

Few Rules for Beginners

Babies must not eat the coal
And they must not make grimaces,
Nor in party dresses roll
And must never black their faces.

They must learn that pointing’s rude,
They must sit quite still at table,
And must always eat the food
Put before them — if they’re able.

If they fall, they must not cry,
Though it’s known how painful this is;
No — there’s always Mother by
Who will comfort them with kisses.

Voices of the Air

But then there comes that moment rare
When, for no cause that I can find,
The little voices of the air
Sound above all the sea and wind.

The sea and wind do then obey
And sighing, sighing double notes
Of double basses, content to play
A droning chord for the little throats –

The little throats that sing and rise
Up into the light with lovely ease
And a kind of magical, sweet surprise
To hear and know themselves for these –

For these little voices: the bee, the fly,
The leaf that taps, the pod that breaks,
The breeze on the grass-tops bending by,
The shrill quick sound that the insect makes.

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  • Nace: 14 de octubre de 1888

  • Lugar: Wellington, Nueva Zelanda

  • Muere: 9 de enero de 1923

  • Lugar: París, Francia

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Escritora y cuentista neozelandesa, una de las autoras más representativas de la novela corta y el cuento breve.

Katherine Mansfield representó la transgresión del orden establecido en una época de rígidas reglas, las cuales consideró inútiles y superficiales. Siendo muy joven contrajo una enfermedad venérea que padeció durante mucho tiempo y finalmente terminó con su vida, a los treinta y dos años. Katherine Mansfield dejó una huella indeleble en la literatura de habla inglesa.

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Obras destacadas

  • Fiesta en el jardín (1922)

  • En una pensión alemana (1911)

  • El nido de la paloma y otros cuentos (1923)

  • Preludio (1917)

  • Felicidad y otros cuentos (1921)

  • Algo infantil y otros cuentos (1924)

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MARIA. Blondie. SELECCION DE CANCIONES TRADUCIDAS AL ESPAÑOL. LETRA Y VIDEO.

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MARIA. Blondie.

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Este mes hemos elegido una canción mundialmente famosa: Maria.

El grupo Blondie fue uno de los más populares de los años 70 y 80.

 

VIDEO DE LA CANCIÓN MARIA DE BLONDIE:

 

 

LETRA ‘MARIA’ DE BLONDIE

[VERSE]
She moves like she don’t care

Smooth as silk, cool as air
Oeh, It makes you wanna cry
She doesn’t know your name
And your heartbeat is like a subway train
Oeh, It makes you wanna die
Oeh, Don’t you wanna take her
Wanna take her on your own
 
[CHORUS]
Maria, you’ve got to see her

Go inside and out of your mind
Regina, Avé Maria
A million and one candle lights
 
[VERSE]
I’ve seen this thing before

In my best friend and the boy next door
Oeh, fool for love and fool of fire
Wanna come in from the rain
She sure sends money down the drain
Blue as ice and desire
Don’t you wanna make her
Oeh, don’t you wanna take her home

[CHORUS]

[VERSE]
Oeh, don’t you wanna bring her

Oeh, don’t you wanna taker her home
She walks like she don’t care
Walking on imported air
Oeh, it makes you wanna die

[CHORUS]

[SOLO][VERSE]
Oeh, don’t you wanna bring her

Oeh, don’t you wanna taker her home
She walks like she don’t care
Locking on in polid air
Oeh, it makes you wanna die

[CHORUS]

[SOLO][CHORUS]

[SOLO]

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Letra María de Blondie

Se mueve como si no le importara

Suave como la seda, fría como el aire.

Oeh, hace que quieras llorar.

No conoce tu nombre.

Y el latido de tu corazón es como un tren subterráneo.

Oeh, hace que te quieras morir.

Oeh, ¿no quieres tomarla?

¿No quieres hacerla toda tuya?

 Coro

[María, tiene que verla

Entra y sale de tu mente

Reina (en latín), Ave María

Un millón y una velas.]

 

He visto esto antes.

En mi mejor amigo y en el chico de la puerta de al lado.

Oeh, enamorado y lleno de fuego.

¿Quieres venir de la lluvía?

Seguro que ella tira dinero por el desagüe.

Azul como el hielo y el deseo

¿No quieres tomarla?

Oeh, ¿No quieres llevártela a casa?

 

[Coro]

 

Oeh, ¿No te la quieres llevar?

Oeh, ¿No quieres llevártela a casa?

Se mueve como si no le importara

Caminando en aire importado

Oeh, hace que te quieras morir.

 [Coro]

 

Oeh, ¿No te la quieres llevar?

Oeh, ¿No quieres llevártela a casa?

Se mueve como si no le importara

Caminando en aire importado

Oeh, hace que te quieras morir.

 [Coro]

 [Coro]

 [Coro]

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Blondie

Blondie es una popular, influyente e importante banda norteamericana de rock de los años setenta, parte integrante de la llamada Nueva Ola, y referente estético y musical del pop de los ochenta.

Hasta ahora Blondie ha vendido más de 50 millones de discos. Los miembros de la formación original de Blondie eran Deborah Harry como vocalista, Clem Burke como batería, Gary Valentine como bajista, James Destri como teclista y Chris Stein como guitarrista.

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 Discografía

Álbumes de Estudio

  • Blondie (1976).

  • Plastic Letters (1977).

  • Parallel Lines (1978).

  • Eat to the Beat (1979).

  • Autoamerican (1980).

  • The Hunter (1982).

  • No Exit (1999).

  • The Curse of Blondie (2003).

  • Panic Of Girls (2011).

  • Ghosts Of Download (2014).

  • Blondie 4(0) Ever (2014).

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Ejercicios de español con soluciones. EJERCICIO 32. Spanish exercises with answers. übungen grammatik spanisch Online.

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Ejercicios de español con soluciones.

EJERCICIO 32.

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EL PRETÉRITO IMPERFECTO

1-    Completa el texto poniendo los verbos en pretérito imperfecto.

Cuando mi hermana y yo (ser)……………………………unos críos, (vivir)…………………………….en Málaga, cerca de la playa. Allí (divertirse)……………………..mucho.

Fue genial porque (poder)…………………………estar en la playa muchas horas al día. (Jugar)……………………con la arena y cuando nuestra profesora nos (dar)………………………….muchos deberes para casa, nuestros amigos nos (ayudar)……………………………a estudiar: Juan (saber)………………………de lengua, y Sofía (conocer)………………………muy bien las matemáticas. Yo me acuerdo muy bien de cuando (ir)…………………………….por la tarde solo a la playa y (pasear)……………………………..durante horas, hasta que el sol (ocultarse)…………………..

2-    Elige la opción correcta que defina la frase:

  1. Fumar de gorra

    1. Llevaba una gorra siempre que fumaba.

    2. Pedía tabaco a alguien y, así, fumaba gratis.

    3. Solamente fumaba los fines de semana porque no tenía dinero.

  2. Dormir de un tirón

    1. Dormía boca arriba sin moverse toda la noche

    2. Como no quería acostarse, su madre le tiraba las orejas

    3. Dormía sin despertarse en toda la noche

  3. Tirarse a la bartola.

    1. Descansar sin hacer nada.

    2. Rodar por el suelo.

    3. Conquistar a una mujer.

  4. Sentar la cabeza

    1. Dejó de sonreír

    2. Se sentó y apoyó la cabeza en el respaldo de la silla

    3. Maduró, tenía una vida adulta

 

Soluciones:

1-    Completa el texto poniendo los verbos en pretérito imperfecto.

Cuando mi hermana y yo éramos unos críos, vivíamos en Málaga, cerca de la playa. Allí nos divertíamos mucho.

Fue genial porque podíamos estar en la playa muchas horas al día. Jugábamos con la arena y cuando nuestra profesora nos daba muchos deberes para casa, nuestros amigos nos ayudaban a estudiar: Juan sabía de lengua, y Sofía conocía muy bien las matemáticas. Yo me acuerdo muy bien de cuando íbamos por la tarde solo a la playa y paseábamos durante horas, hasta que el sol se ocultaba.

 

2-    Elige la opción correcta que defina la frase:

1-    B.

2-    C.

3-    A.

4-    C.

 

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King George V. Biografia. Famous people in English. Personajes famosos en inglés.

Publicado 18 junio, 2014 por academiaparaninfo
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Biography of King George V.

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Name: King George V
Full Name: George Frederick Ernest Albert
Born: June 3, 1865 at Marlborough House, London
Parents: Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark
Relation to Elizabeth II: grandfather
House of: Windsor
Ascended to the throne: May 6, 1910 aged 44 years
Crowned: June 22, 1911 at Westminster Abbey
Married: Mary, the daughter of the Duke of Teck
Children: Five sons including Edward VIII and George VI, and one daughter
Died: January 20, 1936 at Sandringham, Norfolk, aged 70 years, 7 months, and 16 days
Buried at: Windsor
Reigned for: 25 years, 8 months, and 15 days
Succeeded by: his son Edward VIII

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George V was the second son of Edward VII. His mother was Alexandra of Denmark, sister of Empress Marie of Russia. He joined the Royal Navy aged 12 and served until 1892 when he became heir to the throne on the death of his elder brother Albert, Duke of Clarence, who died of pneumonia.

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In 1893, he married Princess Victoria Mary of Teck (known as ‘May’ to her family) who had previously been engaged to his brother. They became Duke and Duchess of York and lived on the Sandringham Estate, in Norfolk. The marriage was a success and George unlike his father never took a mistress. They had 6 children Edward, Albert, Mary, Henry, George and John. The youngest Prince John suffered from epilepsy and died aged 13.

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He became King George V on the death of his father Edward VII in 1910, and Mary became Queen consort. They toured India in 1911 as Emperor and Empress of India. During World War I he made several visits to the front, and Mary visited wounded serviceman in hospital. She was staunch supporter of her husband during difficult times that included not only the war with Germany, but also the Russian revolution and murder of George’s cousin Princess Alix who was Tsarina Alexandra wife of Tsar Nicholas II, civil unrest including the General Strike in England, the rise of socialism, and Irish and Indian nationalism. George V has been criticised for not rescuing the Russian Royal family but at the time there was serious concern that it would incite a similar revolution in the UK. He sent a ship in 1922 to rescue the Greek Royal family including 1 year old Prince Philip now the Duke of Edinburgh.

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In 1917 with anti-German sentiment running high, he changed the family name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (popularly known as Brunswick or Hanover) to Windsor, and he relinquished all German titles and family connections. George V enjoyed stamp collecting and although considered dull by biographers he became by his Silver Jubilee in 1935 a much loved King. In 1932 he started the tradition of the Royal Christmas broadcast which has continued ever since. His relationship deteriorated with this eldest son Edward (later Edward VIII) when he failed to settle down and had affairs with married women, but he was fond of his second son Albert (“Bertie” later George VI) and his granddaughter Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) whom he called ‘Lilibet’. She called him ‘Grandpa England’. He died of pleurisy in January 1936.

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