Lee atentamente este artículo
acerca de cuatro famosos hispanohablantes que emigraron a los
Estados Unidos y completa luego el ejercicio.
Cesar Pelli, Argentina
This architect has designed buildings all over the globe, including
the World Financial Center in Manhattan and the world’s tallest
building, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He went to the United States with a scholarship to attend the
University of Illinois, where he received a Master in Architecture.
He has avoided formalistic preconceptions in his designs and he
believes that the aesthetic qualities of a building must have the
characteristics of each project: location, construction technology
Isabel Allende, Chile
In her website, this Chilean writer comments that her
most significant achievement in life is not her writing, but
the love she shares with her family. Her father was a diplomatic
official of Chile. In 1962 she married Miguel Frías and they had two
children, Paula and Nicolas.
In 1981 when she received
the news that her 99-year-old grandfather was dying, she began
to write him a letter that would turn into her famous work The
House of the Spirits. In 1987 she divorced her first husband,
and in 1988 she married Willie Gordon in San Francisco. At present
they live in San Rafael, California.
Carlos Santana, Mexico
in 1947 into a musical family, Santana emulated his father José, a
Mariachi violinist who taught him the basics of music. In 1960 his
family moved to San Francisco. When he added electric guitar to
Oye Como Va - famous Tito Puente’s music - Santana could reach a
huge audience with his blend of Rock'n Roll and Latin music. Often
colorful and fancy on his album covers, Carlos Santana thinks that
his music is a universal message of love, tolerance and brotherhood,
and he always says: "We're all brothers and sisters. Let's celebrate
the human spirit".
Placido Domingo, Spain
Born in Madrid in 1941 he was lucky to have parents who were
musicians. When he was eight his family
moved to Mexico and he went to the Mexico City Conservatory to
study piano and conducting, but when his voice was discovered he
went into vocal training. He made his operatic debut at Monterrey as
Alfredo in La Traviata. He has raised millions of dollars
through special benefit concerts, and in 2002 he received the
Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the
has no favorite opera house, but he has sung at the Met more often
than anywhere else.
AQUÍ ESTOY !!! ESTE GLOSARIO BILINGÜE TE VA A AYUDAR... globe = world:
mundo; tallest: el más alto;
formalistic preconceptions: preconceptos formalísticos;
aesthetic: estéticas; location: ubicación;
purpose: propósito, objetivo; achievement: logro;
would turn into: se
convertiría, se transformaría en; born: nacido;
copió; basics: rudimentos, lo más elemental;
blend: mezcla, combinación; fancy: fantaseoso,
adornado; brotherhood: hermandad; conducting:
entrenamiento vocal; operatic: operístico;
highest: el más
elevado; civilian: civil;
sung: cantado; Met:
Apodo con el que se conoce al Metropolitan Opera House
(afamado teatro de ópera de Nueva York).
Activity 8: Este es un ejercicio de LECTO-COMPRENSION
sobre el artículo anterior. Debes COMBINAR el comienzo de
las oraciones (primer columna) con el FINAL (segunda
columna). SELECCIONA del menú en rojo el NUMERO del final
con el cual combina cada una de ellas. Verifica luego las
respuestas correctas ...
Domingo made his operatic debut ...
This Argentinian architect has designed buildings ...
Santana added electric guitar to Oye Como Va and he could...
he went into vocal training.
The world's tallest building is ...
It was lucky for Carlos Santana that his father ...
was a Chilean diplomatic official.
When his voice was discovered ...
all over the globe.
It was lucky for Placido Domingo
that his parents ...
taught him the basics of music.
Cesar Pelli has always avoided ...
when her grandfather was dying.
Isabel Allende's father ...
reach a huge audience and
The House of Spirits was written ...
Acabas de finalizar la
del curso Intermedio. Antes de pasar a la siguiente lección, por favor asegúrate de
repasar todo lo que has aprendido aquí.