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How to Raise an Independent Child? If you give your children too much freedom, they may misuse it. Give them too little, and they may grow up to be completely dependent. Here's how you can find a balance. It is important to inform to first time parents that to raise a child to be independent, and to help him make his own decisions is the best gift that they can give to their kids for the rest of their life. First at all, if you give him too much freedom, he may get confused, misuse the freedom or make the wrong choices. On the other hand, if you use the benefit of your experience and make all his choices for him, you are destroy-
ing his ability to make his own decisions, making him dependent on you and perhaps making him rebellious and resentful. If you want your child to grow up into an independent person, you need to create a balance. Here are some tips on how you can achieve this balance and help make your child more independent. By Elsa Castro.
TO THE READERS
Tuesday, April 24. The articles included in this newspaper have been specially selected for the audience; the audience in this case is students taking majors on business, accounting, psychology and occupational health. These articles try to cover many interesting topics that will help the reader to improve his vocabulary through many different kind of articles related with actuality, business, automotive, and psychology. The topics included here besides of helping the reader may also help the student to boost their abilities in English, improving vocabulary, fluentness, spelling and reading also, since each student had to search and read many articles in order to came up with a summary of a topic extracted by reading articles from many different kind of sources. Among the topics selected, the issue of renewable energy and the conservancy of the resources we dispose now have been selected as a way to aware the readers about the importance that has to be given to the energy matter. Energy is needed to develop any kind of activity and the increasing demand of energy in our countries, and how business developers could help develop the best strategy to do business in the proper way and getting life of quality improved for all citizens. In the end the by finishing this magazine, the writers fell positive about the impact and learning that have been reached through this couple of articles and invite readers to keep following this kind of publications and magazines to get the skills and knowledge they want to achieve. By Ana Lucia Gonzalez Dear reader:
San Jose, Costa Rica Many mothers and fathers agree that raising their children is the most important and difficult job of their lives; but, they receive no education or on the job training for positive parenting. Yet, they are expected to get it right, to know all the answers that confront them without getting any help. How long would you expect anyone to last on an important new job where they were expected, to know all the answers with little or no training? Not long! Hence, education is important for parents. So, don't put those unrealistic expectations on yourself. Instead, approach child care like you would beginning a new job. Any beginner knows education is important. Be flexible and willing to learn. Read and ask for help. Remember to optimize your learning as a parent considering these steps: 1. Enjoy your learning: Take your time, go slowly but keep going, at your own pace. Remember, it's the tortoise that completed the race. Rome was not built in a day. 2. Go where your interests draw you, or where you believe you need help. 3. As you read the information, think about creating your own parenting styles. Imagine what your parenting styles look like when interacting with your child? Consider that this information is a way of stimulating your own thinking about child care, rather than giving you a correct answer. It's a way of developing your expertise in the art of positive parenting. Recall the adage about giving a person a fish versus teaching a person to fish? Think about this statement from time to time: As you learn to parent your children more positively, effectively and successfully, in a sense, you are positive parenting yourself. By Elsa Castro
This newspaper is made for you and your family have fun learning, the articles I wrote are based on the conservation of the environment, the importance of learning English to be a good professional. As well I tell you that during the make I served this newspaper as important to assess the work done by men who work early mornings for the newspaper arrived our home, the interaction of English with the media and the need to communicate different views of my colleagues By Franciny Alvarado The article in the section kids/young and International Section in our newspaper pretend to give a practical guide to first time parents about the importance of their own education because through the process of becoming a better parent for your children, you are becoming a better parent for yourself.
Dear readers this way I show you 3 of my written develop yourselves in the course of which I liked because of the first was made on a trip we made and which was very nice for the subject under discussion which was about the vision we attack in our lives, the two treatment of the seven habits which are methods that a person is going through q can overcome the problems and move forward and the third on a tradition that caught my attention which is done in New Zealand which has all the nearby islands and exposed them on all their traditions to tourists and other island, I hope you like it. And thank the teacher for this course because it was very nice and entertaining for all activities and travel we do and how much they learned from and hopefully move on to himself all the successful completion of our studies. By Wagner
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CARS New Delhi Auto Expo A slowdown in sales will not deny car lovers the opportunity to size up new automobile beauties. Car companies are hardly deterred by the sector’s woes when it comes to launching new models. January’s Auto Expo in Delhi has as many as 55 launches lined up. The last edition (in 2010) featured 50 launches, including 10 global debuts. But, the sales growth back then was impressive. The show itself is getting bigger. There will be more than 50 participants at January’s expo against 42 the last time. New players include Peugeot Citroen, which is in the process of setting up a manufacturing plant in Gujarat, super car manufacturer Bugatti, Japanese commercial vehicle maker Isuzu, Kamaz Vectra, a Russian company that makes trucks in India, local name Garware Motors, which has started selling superbikes, Daimler Commercial Vehicles, BMW Motorrad, off-road vehicle maker Polaris and the UK-based Triumph Motorcycles. Bajaj Auto’s much awaited small car, which promises to have the best mileage in its class, will be unveiled at the show. The launch is crucial as it will also be the first time the company's partners Nissan -Renault (for whom it has built the car) will get a close look at the offering. The decision to go ahead with the project or call if off will be made thereafter. Maruti Suzuki will unveil two cars: a concept sports utility vehicle (SUV) and a new product the company has refused to reveal any details about. Sources in Tata Motors say it will launch a passenger vehicle and a commercial vehicle at the Auto Expo but not the diesel Nano.
A concept car is, however, expected to be on display. Peugeot is expected to showcase its 508 Sedan, the first product it will launch in 2014, apart from other cars it plans to bring to India. Industry sources say Renault's small car Pulse is also expected to be launched at the expo. Ford is likely to launch EcoSport, a mini-SUV. In the two-wheeler segment, Yamaha will show its range of scooters, an area it is entering. Piaggio will showcase a motorcycle for the first time. Bajaj Auto will bring its KTM bikes to the show. Mahindra & Mahindra, analysts say, will launch a whole host of
two-wheeler offerings. Event organiser SIAM (the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) is having to deal with space constraints due to the high interest. SIAM senior director Sugato Sen said, “The built-up area available at Pragati Maidan is around 70,000 sq metres. The requirement is to the tune of 100,000-110,000 sq metres. We have asked members to curtail their floor space requirement up to 30 per cent.” Nearly 1.2 million people visited the expo last year.
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WEEDINGS IN MEXICO Traditional parties in Mexico are famous all around the word. Mexican parties are recognized as colorful, with delicious dishes, long lasting and full of happiness. Mexicans weeding’s are not an exception, the Mexican weeding is a combination of religious, indigenous and catholic traditions. The preparation can´t last weekends to months and although everything seems to a disorder. A traditional couple in Mexico at the time of marriage is favored by the sponsors, they are the ones responsible for paying all expenses. Sponsors also may submit nex to the weeding couple with a rosary and bible in the weeding ceremony. This rosary is also known as “loop” and placed symbolically around the neck of the bride and groom as a representation of their unit. At the reception or the weeding party is customary for guests to fam a heart around the newlyweds as they begin their first dance as a animal shape. The celebration of the weeding begins with the betrothal of the bride and ends when the bride learn of the mother in law the work in the home one year, the most famous dishes is a traditional “mole” is prefer handmade, the men in some places of Mexico to drink “mezcal” and dance with of the turkey on head before killing. The tradition say the groom ask the hand of bride with one pleader this person brings gifts the family of bride as a sign a compromise with women and family. Also traditions the groom not see the bride firm the engagement until the weeding and that the dress is made by the women of the family. In conclusion, Mexico is a place that has many customs and traditions, these activities reflect how Mexicans are, and style of life, they are colorful in nature. The weeding’s are a party important therefore invites the whole town..
At the reception or the weeding party is customary for guests to fam a heart around the newlyweds as they begin their first dance as a animal shape
By Franciny Alvarado.
DAY OF THE DEAD IN GUATEMALA The Day of the dead is an important day in Guatemala, it is celebrated on November 1st. The indigenous communities of Guatemala have incorporated this day into to their ancient rites and ceremonies; they have a mix of customs brought by the Spaniards during the conquest and colonization almost five hundred years ago. Each community adds its own color and spectacle to the event. At the end of October, Guatemalans prepare altars in their homes dedicated to those who have passed away. They use photographs of their loved ones and around these they arrange gifts of water, flowers, candles and different kinds of foods and drinks; for exam-
ple: aguardiente hard liquor, bread, tortillas, fruits and atol (a thick beverage made of corn). The ritual continues the dawn hours of November 1st. Then, the members of the family place flowers on the doors of the house to welcome the departed souls. Also they use "dressing" the graves. The family goes to the cemetery and put flowers on the small grave. They leave wreaths of wax-paper flowers at the head of the grave and then prepare the food which they will eat right there in a symbolic breaking of bread to share with the dearly departed. The typical dish for this celebration is “fiambre”. The word Fiambre has its roots in the Spanish language; it means cold dish. “Fiambre” is made of meat, fish, chicken or sausages, besides vegetables, olives and capers. Nowadays, altars and eat at the cemetery is still
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common to many Guatemala's indigenous communities, some of them add other elements such as to the ceremony depending on the place. In some places people celebrate with marimba music and fireworks, which they set off inside the cemetery. This community party becomes private when each family serenades their loved ones with the songs they enjoyed in life. Since Guatemala has a diverse population formed 70% indigenous and 30% called ladinos (mix between Spaniards and natives), some people preserve the tradition of eating Fiambre even though they do not go to the cementery or even if they do not have relatives who have passed away. By: Lucia Gonzรกlez
PASIFIKA FESTIVAL New Zealand is the second largest island of Oceania where big movies were filmed in world cinema as the trilogy of Lord of the Rings and the great production of Avatar. Auckland is the main city where people from different countries combine to create a multicultural, based in Europeans and natives of the different islands in the region. Place of Pasifika Festival. The Pasifika Festival is held each year in the March meeting eight days of activities. Where do cultural exchanges such as music, food, theater, art and best artists show off their skills. The Pasifika Festival is 18 to be proceeding, his origin is an initiative to preserve and highlight the different customs of countries or islands in the region and encourage their dissemination. The activities begin with a concert at the park Western Spring with the best musicians in Auckland. It's a big party where you can see over 350 exhibition stalls of their cultures with drinks, food, clothing, handicrafts, paintings and any memory of their cultures. Participants include Fiji, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Tokelau, Tuvali, Kiribati and its history and traditions. Creating a positive and cheerful atmosphere.
It's nice to see how they worry about not forgotten their origins and seek to highlight them on the other hand, this kind of festivals do not occur in the Central American countries and Caribbean islands, which would be very attractive and give more possibilities to know their stories and improve their economic conditions.
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LIFE LIVING IN HARMONY This trip made to San Ramon was very entertaining and very important to realize q addictions today affect our society and how to combat them. An addiction is a personal disorder how to live and inadvertently affect the body physically and mentally and leading the person to a life dependent on their addiction. The modern addictions according to statistics made by a U.S. university are: 1. Plastic surgery 2. Internet 3. Sex 4. Love 5. Tanning 6. Shopping 7. Exercises 8. White Teeth 9. TV 10. Work On the other hand mentioned in the talk that stress is a physiological reaction in the body that come into play various defense mechanisms to deal with a situation perceived as threatening or increased demand. Stress is a natural and necessary for survival, despite which today is confused with pathology. This confusion is that this defense mechanism may end up under certain circumstances prevalent in certain modes of life, triggering serious health problems. Stress can be caused by overwork and family problems, financial problems and others. For me a way to de stress out is to exercise, play football or any sports activities that help me forget all the stress around me. For me the best way to get away from addiction is to live in harmony with your body, mind and society around us and this can only be achieved by having a balance of some point such as respect, honesty, courage, courage, excellence, tolerance and peace. All these points can have a better life and more people around us. By Wagner
THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE The 7 habits are ways to improve and overcome moments of our lives that affect us in a negative way and in a way these habits as we are advised to develop a daily plan and organize well the thoughts of an assertive way you can get to develop goals you propose, you just need positive thinking and likewise proposed improvement. The 7 habits are well designed and developed for a person who is experiencing personal problems or money to try to overcome this crisis by implementing the points that the person needs a way to change one of the 7 habits seem right to me because I see well thought out and well developed. Of the 7 habits that most strikes me is the habit 4 since developed several processes of thought of how to win and win without looking back and implementing a new paradigm of how to run a productive and successful business by linking it to a living with same characteristics. These habits can help us in the workplace and to help us develop a way to successfully manage and produce an idea to implement it at work and studies so as we can distribute the time required for each subject and achieve passing courses and successfully coming to finish the race and to work towards a professional qualification that will help us have a good life. In conclusion, the habits developed in the text are helpful for people who need to get out of a slump and need to increase their selfesteem to develop innovative ideas for a successful business and life. By Elsa Castro
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The 7 habits are ways to improve and overcome moments of our lives that affect us in a negative way and in a way these habits as we are advised to develop a daily plan and organize well the thoughts of an assertive way you can get to develop goals you propose, you just need positive thinking and likewise proposed improvement. The 7 habits are well designed and developed for a person who is experiencing personal problems or money to try to overcome this crisis by implementing the points that the person needs a way to change one of the 7 habits seem right to me because I see well thought out and well developed. Of the 7 habits that most strikes me is the habit 4 since developed several processes of thought of how to win and win without looking back and implementing a new paradigm of how to run a productive and successful business by linking it to a living with same characteristics. These habits can help us in the workplace and to help us develop a way to successfully manage and produce an idea to implement it at work and studies so as we can distribute the time required for each subject and achieve passing courses and successfully coming to finish the race and to work towards a professional qualification that will help us have a good life. In conclusion, the habits developed in the text are helpful for people who need to get out of a slump and need to increase their self-esteem to develop innovative ideas for a successful business and life. By Wagner
The 7 habits are ways to improve and overcome moments of our lives that affect us in a negative way and in a way these habits as we are advised to develop a daily plan and organize well the thoughts of an assertive way you can get to develop goals you propose, you just need positive thinking and likewise proposed improvement. The 7 habits are well designed and developed for a person who is experiencing personal problems or money to try to overcome this crisis by implementing the points that the person needs a way to change one of the 7 habits seem right to me because I see well thought out and well developed. Of the 7 habits that most strikes me is the habit 4 since developed several processes of thought of how to win and win without looking back and implementing a new paradigm of how to run a productive and successful business by linking it to a living with same characteristics. These habits can help us in the workplace and to help us develop a way to successfully manage and produce an idea to implement it at work and studies so as we can distribute the time required for each subject and achieve passing courses and successfully coming to finish the race and to work towards a professional qualification that will help us have a good life. In conclusion, the habits developed in the text are helpful for people who need to get out of a slump and need to increase their selfesteem to develop innovative ideas for a successful business and life. By: Franciny
1. The seven habits give us ideas for improvement since we all live day by day, but we never think about how we live and what things we do in order to be as much effective as possible. We just live the life without mulling over, our actions or behaviors when handling difficult circumstances. Also, we do not really analyze what we are doing to achieve our goals and how we manage our relationships. This essay is focused on answering key questions that can help the reader to adopt certain tips to lead his own life to success. 2. Base on the reading, I agree with many of the habits that were mentioned but, not with all of them. For example, people who look for a proactive way of life and take continuous risk or face difficult challenge on a regular basis, need to adopt most of the consequent habits mandatory, because if they don’t apply those other habits they will not be able to achieve these goals. The fact of beginning with the idea in mind of how things will end, must be aligned with fact of being proactive. Thus, each fact or habit will be intrinsically linked to another one and so on. 3. Thinking about my current habits, I realized than I practice some of the seven habits; for instance those I know need to be improve or start applying I would mention “Synergize and Sharpen the Saw”. I tend to change my rhythm of work a lot, which make me lose the opportunity to improve continuously in other areas. Even when I try to focus on priories, organize and programming my agenda, I get lost on my own plans and end up forgetting appointments which means I did not managed the time that well.
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4. I have to fess up that one of the habits that called my attention the most was “Think Win – Win”. This thought should be considered a value in everyone’s life, because we cannot conceal the fact that human kind tends always to lad us in a Win-Lose manner and I think that is why the world is so divided an conflictive. I could realize that there are ways to go out and find the best way of relentlessly think on acquire the Win-Win habit. 5. The ideas subtracted from this article are very important for my Business Administration Studies, I will have develop the habit of reread at least a summary of the seven habits, in order to keep them present for constantly improvement of my daily life
By Lucia Gonzalez
Educational Psychology is the psychological science studying how children and adults learn, the effectiveness of various educational strategies and tactics, and how schools function as organizations. Educational psychologists work together with teachers and parents, to enhance children's learning and development, especially in cases of behavioral and learning difficulties. These kinds of psychologists are focus on the needs of children in school as well as other areas of children's lives impacted by their school experiences. Besides that they analyzed and recommend the best teaching method for educating according to the topic or subject. In fact, one of the first educators to deal with teaching methods was the Doctor Albert Pinkevich, famous doctor in Pedagogical Science. Pinkevich classified the teaching methods on inductive, deductive, analytical, and synthetic. In addition, he discovered that each method needed different learning strategies. On the other hand, the Deductive method proposed Application, Verification and Demonstratio. The Inductive Method occurs when the teacher or facilitator induces the topic by specific strategies in order to teach the main idea and facilitate to students infer the conclusions, details or secondary ideas.
According to Albert Pinkevich, this method fully involved students in learning process because it generates more interest on the topic. In the case of the Deductive Method, the general propositions are inferred when the student draws conclusions and implications in order to learn new thinking skills. In conclusion, a good teaching technique can even become a motivator for the students, who also can use learning strategies in order to make more effective the time that they spend studying. On the other hand, if teachers pay attention to these details, the way the some sciences are taught could provide a shift in the perspective that students have about some subjects. By Elsa Castro
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NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL NEWS U.S. and Afghan officials arrived Sunday is a very coveted strategic alliance agreement concerns the application of standards for the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, while U.S. forces withdraw. U.S. and Afghan officials had said they hoped to sign the agreement before the summit of the Atlantic Treaty Organization (OTAN) to be held in May, but a series of disagreements had threatened to divert the alliance in recent months. The document concluded on Sunday, provides a strong foundation for the security of Afghanistan, the region and the world, and is a document for the development of the region, said Rangin Dadfar Spanta, Afghan national security adviser. The U.S. ambassador, Ryan Crocker, and Spanta initialed the document at a ceremony in the capital, said a statement from the office of President Hamid Karzai. The U.S. Embassy spokesman Gavin Sundwall, confirmed the same information. The agreement is now ready for signature by both presidents, Karzai's office said. During the ceremony of signing the document, said that the development of the agreement had taken over a year and a half of work, according to the Afghan press.This agreement is very important since Afghanistan has suffered much since the U.S. invaded the country because of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. By Wagner
PUBLIC SCHOOLS LAUNCH LUNCH EXPERIMENT
The Hi-Liner Booster Club is a voluntary organization whose main purpose is to support Hi-Liner athletic teams, interscholastic athletics (and activities), to promote a healthy environment, and attitudes for youth people. Its aim is to encourage growth and interest in these areas by supporting children and teenagers in a sportsmanlike and enthusiastic manner. Doctor Just stressed, “Small things like that can have a big impact, about 30 percent on the movement of fruit versus movement of chips or Rice Krispie treats,”
The United States is one of the countries with greater index of obesity in children of scholastic age. Therefore, The Valley City Public Schools in this country has started an experiment this week to track food sales following a visit from behavioral economist Dr. David Just and under the direction of food service director Sue Milender. Dr. Just was taken on a tour of the schools Friday morning with the director Milender after speaking at the Hi-Liner Activity Center on Thursday.
The tools used to dispense food did not escape Dr. Just’s eye, either. He said at one school he visited, a vat of mayonnaise was available to students with a large ladle to scoop it out. He also pointed out a small pair of tongs used to dispense strawberries at Washington Elementary School. “Small inconvenience really does limit how much we take, and we may think it doesn’t affect us much,” said Just. He insisted “For some of those less healthy items, finding the right service so that it’s not so inconvenient that people can’t get it who want it, but it’s not convenient to take tons and tons and overeat it.” Also, director Milender said it was an honor to have Dr. Just at the schools, and his only two stops in North Dakota last week were in Valley City and Fargo. “We’re going to take all the information that he’s given us and we’re going to put into practice,” Milender said. “We’ll be watching sales.” By Elsa Castro.
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COSTA RICA’S NEW FISCAL PLAN As per the article published by Ticotimes.com, “Costa Rica is now the one country in Central America to not enact a tax reform after the world economic crisis that began in 2008. The current government hopes to remedy that in the near future. However, mounting scandals within President Laura Chinchilla’s administration continue to distract from the dire debt situation”. News shows, articles in newspapers and interviews highlight the inefficient way in which the fiscal issue has been handled. The consensus has not been reached and appears far of being reached. Days ago, The President Laura Chinchilla has tried to lead this process but since there are so many scandals around this it has been really difficult to see clearness within this topic. Opponents have accused the government of favoritism, since there was brought to the light that contracts between government functionaries and their relatives were in place and formalized with huge amounts. Base on this people have been skeptic about accepting this new reform. Opponents and average medium class people agree with the fact that the government is already charging more than enough in taxes, and thus, fiscal and tax entities should start this reform by boosting their processes of collecting and distributing the income in a rational way besides these roups hold the idea that the government should start also by freezing public sector’s salaries and decreasing expenses as meals for congresses, transport, meetings, travel expenses and extra time payments.
Currently, after these months of fight, discussion, and no consensus besides of the changes of Ministers, the image of The President Laura Chinchilla has gone down to the last position in popularity among 19 Latin American Presidents, just as El Pais.cr Published on April 21, in its online site based on Mitofsky´s survey.
By Ana Lucia Gonzalez
The popular bank is identified with the preservation of the environment, and today is an issue for the planet to take a breath technique using carbon neutral is
WHAT IS MY CARBON FOOTPRINT? The carbon footprint is the amount of CO2 we emit product of our lifestyle. Emission of greenhouse gases C02 and others whenever we travel, when we consume electricity when the waste is produced and when we consume goods and services. WHY IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW? The carbon footprint, measured in tonnes of CO2, indicates the extent to which we are contributing to climate change. Therefore, knowledge is the first step to reducing our contribution to personal, family or business with global warming. WHAT DO I NEED TO CALCULATE MY CARBON FOOTPRINT? 1. The information in your monthly electricity consumption expressed in kWh, as noted receipts for their electricity supplier. 2. Information on how to spend monthly on fossil fuels in your family, office or business premises and the type of fossil fuels 3. The number of people in your household, or the number of employees working in your business, identifies the generation of waste produced at each site mentioned and the issue of greenhouse gases they produce.
By: Franciny (Taken From : Popular Bank )
BUSINESS THE FUTURE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY BUSINESS IN CENTRAL AMERICA Central American countries have been developing renewable energy projects for many years. During the 1970’s Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica built their biggest dams for hydroelectric projects, however during the present years this type of projects are considered of great impact to mother nature since it is needed to flood thousands of hectares for the dams which caused, relocation of families and productive activities, loss of flora and fauna, and some other important impacts. Electricity demand has grown quickly in Central American countries during the past ten years that all of the countries have decided to install thermoelectric plants to generate electricity. One of the advantages of thermoelectric plants are that they can be installed very fast, nevertheless the source of energy is fuel and most of the plants use oil sub products and coal, which has to be imported from abroad besides they are highly volatile in price. Renewable Energy is not only hydropower as it used to be perceived in the past; nowadays some other sources of energy are used to help the generation of electricity. Listed here some are some other sources that can be used or installed as alternative energy producers: wind, solar, geothermic, tidal and small hy-
Combining these sources of energy will help the Central American countries to reduce the dependence of fuel and will reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that these thermal plants produce. Just to give an example of how well renewable energy works, let’s see the complementary effect of wind and hydro. The wind blows during the dry season when the dams are empty or with limited volumes of water, this is the time when wind projects generate electricity that the hydro plants cannot produce, on the contrary hydro plants produce electricity during the rainy season when the wind is very low and that is how these two renewable energy technologies are complementary. By Ana Gonzalez—Based on the Interview to Hesler Acevedo, Wind Resource Analyst
MY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE Have objectives in all life is very important, therefore in my case I meet my goals were
to learn English and also pass the course and to achieve this goal it was necessary to set objectives my objectives were are understand better the English for best results, is necessary have objectives and priorities. My performance during all time of class was a regular because not obtain of best result in all activities and projects. I would have liked to get more out classes, but that is my second time taking this course and recognized my performance during last course not was good. My dedication in this course don t was totally because is very difficult for me learn English then loose the interest I lose the interest maybe because need put attention of English spe-
cifically only. My objectives after to pass this course is continue with learning English for to be complete professional. Do not submit a written because I completely forget, but try in oral presentations can deal open and donÂ´t to read and I think I did well. In conclusion this course has been very helpful to overcome fear and try to overcome English. I winner more vocabulary and best grammatical conjugation may be need more practice and dedication for the language overcome my principal obstacles the fear of being wrong or to shame with person I hear. By: Franciny
First at all, my goals for this English course were to improve my writing, speaking, reading, and listening skills, read lots of articles, increase my vocabulary and enhance my fluency. In fact, this course was focused on speaking and listening so I improved these skills the most. Equally important, I enjoy writing in English, so blogging was a funny activity for me. Moreover, in reading, I read many articles and worked hard on reports as well. Last, I tried to be more active in class, giving opinions because our teacher encouraged us to speak all the time. On the other hand, I took pleasure in reading all assigned materials and write essays likewise I gave my best when I prepared topics for discussion or oral presentations. I think that I was a cooperative and supportive classmate of others in their efforts to learn the language. . Furthermore, I need upgra.. What is more, I feel that I increased my motivation toward English language and took charge of my own learning. In addition, I have learned that language knowledge is critical to humanistic inquiry into the cultures and histories of the world. At the same time, I have to improve my proficiency when I have to answer questions that
require inference and predicting, by identifying clues for implied meaning and possible outcomes my ability to identify and generate idioms, similes, metaphors and use more transitional words and phrases meantime I produce ideas orally; not only that, I want to be able to have conversations without having to fall back on Spanish as my crutch because I want to dialogue with native speakers and be able to converse comfortably. By: Elsa Castro
If you love life, then you must love time, for that's the stuff life's made of” Henry David Thoreau Quoted in Luckie & Wood, 1998
IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH COURSE At the beginning of this course my main objective was acquiring more fluency in the language since along all these years studying English I felt that my understanding was quite well, by understanding I mean listening and reading; nevertheless, my fluency speaking and also writing was not that well so, that is why that became my main goal. I felt this course well organized and structured, this probably would be one of the most remarkable thing I get from it, because due to this organization and structure I was able to perform and practice in an easier way compared with other courses I had taken years ago. Although I liked it, I think at some point I felt overwhelmed with the overload of work, and specially because at this level sometimes the priority for a student is to take and approve successfully the courses that are directly related with his major, and even when everybody knows English now is a must, we tend to set the course aside. Nevertheless, I surprised myself with the effort towards the course and the activities as well as my participation. Regarding to the participation in class I found my performance good and even felt well with the fact of being able to identify my errors exactly at the very moment of speaking.
At the end of the course I can make a review and realize that my writing improved and also my fluency, and I know it because now at work I’m able to execute many tasks that I’m required to perform entirely in English and that goes from taking and making calls whether with native English speakers but also with speakers of English as second language which also has improved my listening skills. I think something that stays in my list after this course is spelling and I know this is a skill that I can improve by getting myself used to read in English all kind of resources, and in the other hand I also have to improve my pronunciation and vocabulary which I hope to look up while practicing in my daily work and with one of my favorite hobbies “movies”.
By: Ana Lucia
READING IS TO THE MIND WHAT EXERCISES TO THE BODY!!!
Editors / Designers Franciny Alvarado Ana Lucia Gonzรกlez Elsa Castro Wagner Sรกenz