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domingo, 24 de julio de 2011

Loophead Co. Clare Ireland 08 - 07 - 2011

Loophead Co. Clare Ireland
So I went on a fishing weekend with my two brothers and some friends to Loophead Co. Clare Ireland the mouth of the river Shannon. We set off at 9am, in a 38ft boat which carried up to 12 people. It was a choppy start with a little overcast, but then after a couple of hours the sea calmed down and the day picked up.

The skipper Gerry brought us to some spots to catch the Mackerel these fish swim in shoals so when you hit them you’re in. They say feathers are the best way to catch them. We must have caught about 25 to 30 in as little as two hours. It was great fun landing 3, 4, 5 and even 6 at a time. At about 12 o'clock Gerry let a shout "real up lads, and lets go for the big boys" All very excited Gerry started up the engine and we went out to deeper waters to catch fish like Cod, Whiting and Pollock. We cut up some of the Mackerel to use for bait put out our lines and after 5 minutes bang! I was in, my rod took a mighty tug I started to real in as fast as I could and when the fish surfaced Gerry took a big net to land it. A 15lb Ling the biggest catch of the day, as the day went on we caught more Ling, Cod and some Pollock. A marvelous day. We got back to the harbor at five. Went to or B and B where the landlady froze the fish. Then had a mighty meal fresh Cod and chips with a nice pint of the black stuff. (Guinness)

The next day was another early start, again we went for the Mackerel and after the white fish, but this day wasn’t as good as Saturday we caught some Markel, Pollock, and even an octopus. The scenery was out of this world. The coast line of County Clare at the mouth of the river Shannon, the cliffs and The Loophead lighthouse spectacular views!

Got back to Dublin late Sunday evening exhausted. On Monday evening my mother baked the Ling with a lemon sauce and some baked potatoes delicious!

jueves, 14 de julio de 2011

Gap fill A Few Good Man "You Can't Handle the Truth" B2 to C1 level

A Few Good Men
written by Aaron Sorkin

Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee (Tom Cruise): I think I'm entitled to them.
Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee: I want the truth!
Jessep: You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be _____________ by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not _____________ what I know: that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives...You don't want the truth. Because ____________ down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You ___________ me on that wall.
We use words like _______, code, ____________...we use these words as the ____________ to a life spent defending something. You use 'em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the __________ of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I'd rather you just said thank you and went _______ your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick ______ a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're ____________ to!
Kaffee: Did you order the code red?
Jessep: (quietly) I did the job you sent me to do.
Kaffee: Did you order the code red?
Jessep: You're goddamn right I did!!


put the brakes on or put a hold on 

Meaning: If you put the brakes on something, you slow it down or stop it.
e.g. The manager had to put the brakes on the Jones project due to lack of funds. 

Translation fall down

El espejo estaba suelto y se cayo.
What happened to the mirror?
The mirror was loose and it fell down.

Gap fill Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah

Hey there Delila
What's it ­­______________ in New York City?
I'm a thousand miles away
But girl, tonight you look so _____________
Yes you do
Times Square can't _______________ as bright as you
I swear it's true

Hey there Delilah
Don't you worry about the ____________
I'm right there if you get lonely
Give this song another ________
Close your eyes
Listen to my voice, it's ______ disguise
I'm by your side

Oh it's what you do to me x3
What you do to me

Hey there Delilah
I know times are __________ hard
But just believe me, girl
Someday I'll pay the ________ with this guitar
We'll have it good
We'll have the life we ___________ we would
My word is good

Hey there Delilah
I've got so ________ left to say
If every simple song I wrote to you
Would take your breath __________
I'd ___________ it all
Even more in love with me you'd fall
We'd have it all

Oh it's what you do to me x3

A thousand miles __________ pretty far
But they've got planes and trains and cars
I'd walk to you if I had no ____________ way
Our friends would all make fun of us
and we'll just _____________ along because we know
That none of them have _____________ this way
Delilah I can promise you
That by the time we get ___________________
The world will never ever be the same
And you're to _________________

Hey there Delilah
You be good and don't you _____________ me
Two more years and you'll be done with ____________
And I'll be ______________ history like I do
You'll know it's all because of you
We can do _______________ we want to
Hey there Delilah here's to you
This one's for ____________

Oh it's what you do to me X3
What you do to me.

martes, 12 de julio de 2011

Phrasal Verb

head off
meaning to leave or to go somewhere.
example Are you heading off? Yes i'm going to Madrid, I should be back tomorrow.