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CULTIVOS TRANSXÉNICOS - TRANSGENIC CROPS

Video by Cristina Barreira, Fernando Estévez and Pablo Rodríguez for the Comenius Project at our school.

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THE HISTORY OF OUR "ENTROIDO" (CARNIVAL)

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Slide Presentation by Lorena Carnero, Gadea Marcos, Alejandro Portomeñe, Laura Rúa and Alfonso Rúa for the Comenius Project at our school.

This is what the authors of the presentation are going to say:

Alfonso:
"Hi, I´m Alfonso and they are my classmates Alex, Lorena, Gadea, and Laura. We are going to talk about the origins of the Carnival in Verin and other similar carnivals around this place. My group will try to introduce you to our Entroido. We’ll  describe some interesting things about it, we’ll also deal with the differences and similarities with the Carnival in Venice and with the typical food in our Entroido.
Then, the other group will talk about the characters of our Entroido."

Gadea:
"Carnival commemorates the change from Winter to Spring and it´s related to the Catholic Lent. Carnival has been celebrated for over 5000 years, which is amazing.
The most important feature in Entroido and other carnivals is freedom, you can do a lot of things that would be impossible in other seasons of the year, that´s one of the reasons for the masks.
As you know, carnival is celebrated all around the world. In a lot of countries people celebrate it, the most famous ones are  in Rio de Janeiro, Venice and ...in Verin of course! "

Alex:
"In Spain I think the most famous Carnival is the Carnival in Cadiz. People usually sing funny songs which criticise politicians or famous people. These songs are called “chirigotas”. In Galicia, the most important Entroidos are in Verín, Laza and Xinzo.
One of the awesome curiosities about Entroido is that after the Civil War Franco banned carnival and jailed disguised people, so our parents and grandparents had to hide in order to enjoy Entroido.
There are a lot of similarities with Venice Carnival, but we think that the most outstanding are the freedom to be out partying and the costumes.There are several differences too, humour and high spirits are more important than elegance so people usually wear old, worn out clothes rather than 17th century clothes."

Lorena:
"The most remarkable things of the Entroido in Verin are disguises and flour. The first ones are related to personality changes and enjoyment and the latter is linked with abundance.
Now I’m going to speak about typical food in Carnival. First, we eat the “cocido”, which is a traditional dish in Galicia, and its ingredients are potatoes, grelos, chick-peas and different types of meat.The dessert is called “orellas", carnival´s ears. They are made of flour, eggs, sugar and butter. That’s all folks.Thanks."

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INVERSION (Grammar)

When never, rarely, little etc. are placed at the beginning of the sentence for rhetorical effect, the subject and auxiliary are inverted:

Never (before) have we faced such a challenge! (We have never faced such a challenge!)
Rarely has there been so much speculation about the future of the company. (There has rarely been so much speculation about the future of the company.)
Little did she understand what the conversation was about. (She didn’t really understand what the conversation was about.)
Under no circumstances are you allowed to disturb the pilots. (You are not allowed to disturb the pilots under any circumstances.)
On no condition will the company bear responsibility for lost property. (The company will not bear responsibility for lost property on any condition.)
In no way am I related to the suspect. (I am in no way related to the suspect. )
Not only did he exceed the speed limit, but he had also consumed alcohol. (He not only exceeded the speed limit but he had also consumed alcohol.)
Not only were you late, but you didn’t even have a good excuse. (You were not only late, but you didn’t have a good excuse either.)

(From: http://www.grammaring.com/never-rarely-little-in-under-no-circumstances-on-no-condition-in-no-way-not-only-but-also-etc)

 

Inversion in conditional sentences

We can use inversion in certain types of conditional sentences when the if-clause begins with had, were or should. Sentences with inversion sometimes sound more formal than those with the more conventional if-construction. Compare the following:

  • Had he not resigned, we would have been obliged to give him the sack.
  • If he had not resigned, we would have been forced to sack him.
  • Were she to find out that he was seeing some one else, she’d go berserk.
  • If she were to find out that he was cheating on her, she would go mad.
  • Should you decide to cancel the contract, please let me know by Friday.
  • If you decide to withdraw from the agreement, please phone me by Friday.

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SEE CIUG ENGLISH EXAM, SEPTEMBER OPTION B- EXERCISE 3B(CLICK HERE):

b) She felt at peace. Unhindered and free.

Not only did she ….............................

Vocabulary:

Soothe=Tranquilizar, calmar, confortar/ Catwalk= Pasarela/ Lap= (El mar, el río) lamer, besar; (Un animal) beber a lengüetazos/ Unhindered= Libre , sin trabas, sin obstáculos / Ripple= Ondas, ondear, formar ondas/ Bounce= Rebotar / Rook= Grajo / Caw= Graznar/ Fleck= Salpicar, motear/ Patter= Golpetear, tamborilear / Soak= Empapar, calar

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