Sports (2)/ Sport (2)

Let’s talk about…

… Barcelona’s awful week and their downfall. Does Barcelona have to reinvent itself or should they just go to a witch and get rid of bad luck?🙂

Language stuff:

– Some modals (must vs. have to, should)

– Verb prefixes (Barcelona must reinvent themselves, many people disapproved Guardiola’s tactics)

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Hai sa vorbim despre…

… saptamana groaznica a Barcelonei si declinul ei. Trebuie ca Barcelona sa se reinventeze sau ar trebui doar sa mearga la vrajitoare si sa scape de ghinion?🙂

Chestiuni de limba:

– Niste verbe modale (must vs. have to, should)

– Prefixe ale verbelor (Barcelona must reinvent themselves, many people disapproved Guardiola’s tactics)

Movies (2)/ Filme (2)

Let’s talk about…

… this year’s great Oscar winner, The Artist. Will it trigger a trend in movie making or is it just a pretty accident in the Academy Awards history?

Language stuff:

– Present Continuous with a future meaning;

– Expressions which require the gerund (they will keep on doing silent films, I like people talking in movies, not just staring at each other).

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Hai sa vorbim despre…

… marele castigator de la Oscarurile de anul acesta, The Artist. Va un film o moda in industria filmului sau este doar un accident dragut in istoria Premiilor Academiei?

Chestiuni de limba:

– Timpul Present Continuous cu valoare de viitor;

– Expresii care necesita forma gerund a verbelor (they will keep on doing silent films, I like people talking in movies, not jut staring at each other).

Art (2)/ Arta (2)

Let’s talk about…

… Salvador Dali, the famous surrealist painter. Was he a genius or was he overrated, due to the hype he knew how to surround himself with?

Language stuff:

– Some art terms, as well as some about aggressive advertising;

– Words using prefixes (overrated, underestimate etc.)

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Hai sa vorbim despre…

… Salvador Dali, faimosul pictor suprarealist. A fost un geniu sau a fost supraapreciat, datorita publicitatii de care a stiut sa se inconjoare?

Chestiuni de limba:

– Cativa termeni din arta, ca si cativa despre publicitatea agresiva;

– Cuvinte care folosesc prefixe (overrated, underestimate etc.)

Business (2)/ Afaceri (2)

Let’s talk about…

… the SWOT analysis and its applicability. Is it just a business tool or it can be used for personal development?

Language Stuff:

– Elliptical expressions (frequently used in documents such as the SWOT analysis)

– Some marketing terms.

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Hai sa vorbim despre…

analiza SWOT si aplicabilitatea ei. Este doar un instrument de afaceri sau poate fi folosita pentru dezvoltarea personala?

Chestiuni de limba:

– Expresii eliptice (folosite in mod frecvent in documente precum analiza SWOT)

– Cativa termeni de marketing.

Books (2)/ Carti (2)

Let’s talk about…

… J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter novel series. Should she receive a Nobel Prize for Literature?

Language stuff:

– Some “magical” words and their significance (Muggle, Quidditch etc.)

– Expressing disagreement (I wouldn’t mind J.K. Rowling getting this prize, but I have encountered people who strongly disagreed without even having read the books).

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Hai sa vorbim despre…

… J.K. Rowling si seria ei de romane Harry Potter. Ar trebui sa primeasca un premiul Nobel pentru literatura?

Chestiuni de limba:

– Unele cuvinte “magice” si semnificatia lor (Muggle, Quidditch etc.)

– Exprimarea dezaprobarii (nu m-ar deranja daca J.K. Rowling ar obtine acest premiu, dar am intalnit persoane care si-au exprimat dezaprobarea cu tarie, chiar si fara sa fi citit cartile).

Movies (1)/ Filme (1)

Let’s talk about…

…which is the best of The Lord of the Rings movies. I, for one, prefer the first one, The Fellowship of the Ring, because it has more adventure, not some endless statical sieges.

Language stuff:

– Comparatives (the three movies offer A LOT of things to discuss about)

– Some archaic terms and their correspondent today

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Hai sa vorbim despre…

…care este cel mai bun dintre filmele din seria Stapanul Inelelor. Eu, unul, il prefer pe primul, pentru ca are mai multa aventura, nu doar nesfarsite si statice asedii.

Chestiuni de limba:

– Comparativul (cele trei filme ofera O MULTIME de lucruri despre care sa discuti)

– Cativa termeni arhaici si corespondentul lor din ziua de astazi

Business (1)/ Afaceri (1)

Let’s talk about…

…the dreadful world crisis and its horrible effects. Has it been caused by some evil financiers or by our own greed?

Language stuff:

– Present Perfect Tense (unfortunately, the crisis has started, but has not finished yet)

– Some basic financial vocabulary.

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Hai sa vorbim despre…

…inspaimantatoarea criza mondiala si oribilele ei efecte. A fost cauzata de niste finantisti malefici sau de propria noastra lacomie?

Chestiuni de limba:

– Timpul Present Perfect (din pacate, criza a inceput, dar nu s-a sfarsit inca)

– Niste elemente de vocabular financiar de baza.

 

Sports (1)/ Sport (1)

Let’s talk about…

…Roger Federer and his amazing comeback (which is not the first). Will he succeed in winning another Grand Slam title this year?

Language stuff:

– The Future Tense (will vs. be going to)

– Adverbs (you can say: He needs to play more aggressively against Nadal or Djokovic)

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Hai sa vorbim despre…

…Roger Federer si incredibila sa revenire (care nu este prima). Va reusi sa castige inca un turneu de Grand Slam anul acesta?

Chestiuni de limba:

– Timpul viitor (will vs. be going to)

– Adverbe (poti spune: Are nevoie sa joace mai agresiv impotriva lui Nadal sau Djokovic)

Art (1)/ Arta (1)

Let’s talk about…

… the most beautiful painting ever created by an artist. I am still in doubt about which one to choose, but I incline towards Tres de Mayo by Francisco Goya.

Language stuff:

– Present Tense Continuous (used in describing the image and the characters’ actions)

– Lots of adjectives (art has this way of attracting adjectives, don’t you think?)

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Hai sa vorbim despre…

… cea mai frumoasa pictura creata vreodata de vreun artist. Inca ma mai gandesc pe care sa o aleg, dar inclin catre Trei Mai de Francisco Goya.

Chestiuni de limba:

– Timpul Present Continuous (folosit in a descrie imaginea si actiunile personajelor)

– O multime de adjective (arta are darul asta de a atrage adjective, nu-i asa?)

 

Books (1)/ Carti (1)

Let’s talk about…

… the greatest book ever written. I, for, one can make up my mind between Les Miserables, Don Quixote or Moby Dick. Any other ideas?

Possible language stuff:

– Present Tense Simple (used to describe a book’s action or subject)

– Superlatives (we are talking about the “greatest book”, no?🙂 )

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Hai sa vorbim despre…

… cea mai mare carte scrisa vreodata. Eu, unul, nu ma pot hotari intre Mizerabilii, Don Quijote sau Moby Dick. Alte idei?

Chestiuni legate de limba:

– Present Tense Simple (utilizat pentru a descrie actiunea sau subiectul unei carti)

– Superlative (vorbim despre “cea mai mare carte”, nu?🙂 )

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