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FIGHTING BACK
When Al Gore lost the 2000 presidential
elections in the US, many people thought
he would disappear. But just seven years
later he is in the headlines again. This
year he has won both the Principe de
Asturias award for International
Cooperation and the Nobel Peace Prize.
Now he is looking to build a worldwide
'green army' to publicise environmental
issues around the globe. Join him on
page 14. On CD we learn about some
more outspoken men: writer Jeffrey
Archer and Formula 1driver Lewis
Hamilton, We also travel to two booming
destinations: Harlem in NewYork and
Dublin in Ireland. There are tips on howto
get your life in order on page 22 and
advice on using newtechnology to listen
to music in our Futurology series. For
more on music, read the interviewwith
hot young singing star Rihanna.
18
Jennifer Aniston
has relationship
troubles in this
month's movie
The Break-Up.
4 ~ EASY ENGLISH
On CD we profile rising Formula 1
star Lewis Hamilton and celebrate the
reunion of rock group Genesis.
12 ~ JEFFREY ARCHER
The politician, businessman and
author talks about his eventful life.
14ALGORE
The Nobel Prize winner brings his
Climate Project to Spain.
18 ~ JENNIFER ANISTON
Hear all about her role in Speak Up's
movie this month, The Break-Up.
22 PUTnNG YOUR LIFE IN ORDER
Are your closet and your life in a mess?
You need a professional de-clutterer.
24 I'VE GOT A BIKE
We visit an unusual auction house,
which specialises in antique bikes.
26 ~ HARLEM RENAISSANCE
We tour New York's hottest
neighborhood, Harlem.
30 FUTVROLOGY PART 2
Speak Up's new series looks at hi-tech
ways oflistening to music.
32 ~ COST OF TIlE CELnC nGER
Ireland is now the second richest
country in the ED. But what are the
costs of its economic success?
36 RIHANNA
The Umbrella Girl talks about her hits
and working with rap star Jay-Z.
38 MEET THE PRESS
The Guardian fights bank robbers and
The Economist tries health drinks.
40 ~ ROOM FULL OF MIRRORS
An extract from a biography of rock
superstar Jimi Hendrix.
46 ~ THE LAST LAUGH
A parrot and a magician provide the
laughs in our jokes section.
ILanguage level: IBASICI
EASY ENaLISH / PROFILE / 0 ON CD1
BY JOHN RIGG - SPEAKER JUSTIN RATCLIFFE STANDARD BRITISH ACCENT
E
~
6
INSPIRATION 1 TRAILER: remolque 2 STEP-MUM:
madrastra 3 IT HIT ME HARD: me afect6 mucho
~ 1 TO OVERTAKE: adelanrar 2 RELEVANT:
~ significativo 3 NEVER MISSED A RACE:
nunca se perdi6 una carrera 4 IS NOT IN QUESTION: em!
fuera de duda 5 KARTING: carreras de cars 6 TO SET UP:
organizar 7 ULTIMATE GOAL: objetivo final 8 TO BLAME:
echar la culpa 9 DELAY: retraso
Hamilton's ability is not in question
4
~
He's been a champion driver since the 6'
age of 10 and has won at every level of
the sport from junior karting
5
to the
GP2 series. His father bought him his
first go-kart at the age ofsix, and he was
racing by his eighth birthday. Hamilton
first met McLaren team boss Ron Den-
nis in 1994 when he was just nine years
old. He told Dennis that one day he
wanted to drive for McLaren. Four years
later the McLaren and Mercedes-Benz
Young Driver Support Programme was
set Up6, and Hamilton was one of the
first to obtain financial and technical
help. Today he says, "Racing in Formula
One with McLaren was the ultimate
goal? for me. It's a dream come true.
One person remains unimpressed by
Hamilton's driving abilities: his girl-
friend Jodi Ma reveals that, on a recent
trip from Paris to London, he got lost
twice. Hamilton took seven hours to
find his way home and blamed
8
the de-
lay on his car's navigation system.
El debut del britanico Lewis Hamilton, el primer piloto de
color de Formula 1, ha sido impresionante. Aunque
corta, su vida profesional ha sido intensa y muy rapida.
Hamilton, who grew up in Tewin in
Hertfordshire, England, is also the first
black Grand Prix driver, but he doesn't
see that as relevane: "Being the first
black man isn't important to me person-
ally, but it will introduce motor racing to
a newaudience.
He is often compared to golfchampi-
on Tiger Woods for his maturity and
concentration, and there are similarities
in their family backgrounds. Hamilton's
father, Anthony, has always encouraged
and supported his son: he had three jobs
to finance him in the early days, and
never missed a race
3

Lewis
Hamilton
L
ewis Hamilton, McLaren's 22-
year-old Formula One driver,
made an incredible impact
on his debut at this year's
Australian Grand Prix: he over-
took' Alonso, the reigning world cham-
pion, at the first corner. He finished that
race in third place, the first debutant to
reach the podium since Jacques
Villeneuve in 1996. He then broke all
records by taking second place in his
next four races, and led the world cham-
pionship. The only racing driver with
a comparable record is the legendary
Italian, Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina. Many
believe Hamilton will become the great-
est driver ofall time.
4 SPEAK UP
EXERCISES
Listening Questions
11 Choose the best option in each case.
A. Lewis Hamilton finished in (SECOND / THIRD)
place in four consecutive races.
B. His family background is often compared
to that of (JACQUES VILLENEUVE / TIGER
WOODS).
C. Hamilton received (PSYCHOLOGICAL /
ECONOMIC) support from the Mercedes
Benz Young Driver Support Programme.
D. He was given his first lGO-KART / TOY CARl at
the age of six.
E. [HAMILTON / HAMILTON'S FATHER) had to
do three jobs in order to help pay for
his training.
F. Jodi Ma claims that Hamilton got lost
(TWICE / ONCE) on the way from Paris.
21 Match these celebrated Grand Prix
drivers with their countries.
A. Ayrton Senna 1Germany
B. Mika Hiikkinen 2Spain
c. Niki Lauda 3 Brazil
D. Alain Prost 4 Finland
E. Michael Schumacher 5Austria
F. Jackie Stewart 6 UK
G. Fernando Alonso 7 France
Answers
11 A. second, B. Tiger Woods, c. economic,
D. go-kart, E. Hamilton's father, F. twice
2)A3,B4,c5, D7,E1,F6,G2
More exercises on CD
Le\Nis Hamilton was
inspired by Ayrton Senna,
who died when Lewis was
just nine years old: "He was
my hero. I remember racing
the weekend he died. My
dad had a small Vauxhall
Cavalier and a trailer' at the back. We
always sat in the Cavalier and waited
for my turn to race. And that day my
step-mum
2
came and told us Senna
had just died. It hit me hard
3
- but I
never liked to show emotion in front
of my dad, so I went behind the trailer
and cried. That was the turning point
of my life - because when you're so
young, you believe people like Senna
are invincible. And then you realise
that they're also mortal. I decided to
make the most of my talent."
EASY ENaLISH / LANGUAGE
BY JOHN RIGG
ILanguage level: I BASICI
Words,Words
Este mes, en la habitual secci6n dedicada a las palabras
mas utiles en ingles, hablamos de algunos de los diferentes
sentidos y combinaciones que tiene el utilizadisimo take.
This month we discover a new take,
that's a new perspective, on the word
take, so take a seat (sit down) and get
comfortable. Basically, to take means to
obtain; sometimes it's as easy as picking
up a biscuit from a plate. Other times it
involves violence: a mugger' takes an
old woman's handbag
2
and escapes.
That's a shocking experience, which
is very difficult to take in (or
understand); everyone is taken by
surprise (or shocked) by the situation.
Time Out
Here are some more examples. Ifyou
see an unusual bird, you "do a double
take" - you see the
bird the first time,
look away in
disbelief, and then
look again to check.
Someone says "Take five." What does
that mean? Well, it's the same as "Let's
take a break," or let's have a five-minute
6 SPEAK UP
rese. Perhaps you need a real break, so
take a few days offwork (go on
holiday), and fly to somewhere exotic.
Ifyou book last minute, the agent
takes off 30 per cent - that's a big
discount. In no time at all" you take
your seat on a plane, the plane takes
off, and you're flying high above the
clouds. So take offyour jacket, sit back
and take it easy, just relax.
~ ~ T A K E FIVE
~ ~ B L U E RONOOA LA TURK
THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET
.l.l.nnsnm Nl!.to's
On Location
On holiday you take photographs with
your camera. When a movie director
makes a film, he often asks his actors to
repeat a scene - each attempt is called a
take, so you have take 1, take 2 and so
on. One fight scene in Jackie Chan's
The YoungMaster was so difficult to
perform, the actors needed 329 takes.
Take can also mean "need" or
"involve". "It takes two to make a
dream come true\" sang Marvin Caye.
He was absolutely right because the
song was a duet, and he needed
partner Kim Weston to sing with
him. Barbra Streisand didn't agree:
in the musical HelLo Dolly she sang
"It takes a woman ... to bring the
sweet things in life."
~ 1 MUGGER: arracador 2 HANDBAG:
~ bolso 3 REST: descanso 4 IN ND TIME
AT ALL: en un sanriamen 5 TO TAKE DFF: despegar
6 IT TAKES TWD TO MAKE A DREAM COME TRUE:
se necesiran dos personas para que un suefio
se conviena en realidad
LANGUAGE / EASY ELISH
SY JOHN RIGG
ILanguage level: I BASICI
Internet es un buen lugar para buscarse la vida: se puede
conseguir un sofa para pernoctar en Islandia y, tambien,
reciclar todo tipo de mobiliario, con transporte incluido.
It's aStranlQ,
Strange Worlll
~ 1 UNWANTED DESIGNER CLOTHES: la
~ ropa de disefio que ya no quieren
2 ITEM: prenda de vestir 3 SUITABLE: adecuado
4 WORKSHOP: taller 5 GARMENT: artfculo de ropa
6 FASHION LABEL: etiqueta 7 CATWALK: pasarela de
moda 8 COUCH: sofa 9 TO THROW OUT: tirar
worldwide, and there's probably a group
in your town. So join in, sit back, feel
generous and watch that old sofa-
or couch in American English - go
our ofthe door.
couch surfing. American college
student Casey Fenton planned a trip to
Iceland, bought a plane ticket, bur
had nowhere to stay. His
solution was unique: he
sent emails to 1,500
Icelandic students asking
for their help. He received
many answers and offers ofa
free couch to sleep on. He
decided to organise a network
for what he called "couch
surfers", and set up a web site:
www.couchsurfing.com.There
are now over 170,000 couch
surfers around the planet, and
members can find a free couch
to sleep on practically anywhere
in the world.
Couch Recycling...
Do you have an old piece
offurniture that you
want to throw our
9
?It's
too heavy to move
yourself, but here's the
perfect answer: join
wwwfreecycle.org.
Freecycle mem-
bers advertise
objects they
don't want,
then any mem-
ber can come and
collect them
for free. The net-
work has over 2.8
million members
They say the best things in life are free.
NewYorker WendyTremayne believes
this. She wants to encourage the recy-
cling ofclothes through her movement,
called Swap-O-Rama-Rama.
People come to the Swap-O-Rama-
Rama meetings with unwanted designer
clothes'. They pay a small donation,
and then look for items
2
that they would
like to wear. Once they have found
something suitable
J
, they move on to a
Swap-O-Rama-Rama workshop', where
they learn how to modifY their new gar-
ments. They can then add their own
fashion label
6
and even parade the
newdesign on the special Swap-O-Ra-
ma-Rama catwalk? For more informa-
tion visit www.swaporamarama.org.
Couch Surfing...
A couchBpotato is someone who never
goes anywhere, they simply sit on their
couch and eat in front ofthe television.
So here's an interesting innovation:
EASY EN.LISH / MUSIC / 0 ON C02
BY JOHN RIGG - SPEAKER CONOR GLEESON STANDARD BRITISH ACCENT
ILanguage level: I BASICI
TheGenesis
Reunion
and incredible lighting
2
. Fans accused
Genesis ofselling out\ but the group be-
came a worldwide success with the 1983
album Genesis and songs like Mama.
Empezaron a tocar juntos hace cuarenta anos. Triunfaron
y se separaron. Hoy han vuelto a reunirse, aunque ya no
est<in todos. El grupo Genesis no se pierde el siglo XXl.
G
enesis are back. The 1970s rock
heroes have reunited and spent
a busy summer touring around
the world for the first time in
many years. Tony Banks, Phil
Collins and Mike Rutherford brought
their Turn It on Again tour to 22 Euro-
pean cities in June and July, continuing
in North America in September and
October. Loyal fans were treated to a
selection of their hits such as Follow lOu
FollowMe and Invisible Touch.
Genesis were a progressive rock band in
the 1970s, when they enjoyed cult suc-
cess with albums such as SellingEngland
by the Pound. Vocalist Peter Gabriel was
a spectacular performer who wore
bizarre costumes during their live
shows. Yet they had their greatest suc-
cess in the 1980s after drummer Phil
Collins replaced Gabriel as vocalist. The
band revolutionised their live shows by
introducing hypnotic drum machines
Why have Genesis reunited now? Phil
Collins says, "Well, we certainly don't
need the money. It's rewarding' to know
that so many people still like us."
Initially, they wanted to re-form the
1970s line-ups, with Peter Gabriel and
guitarist Steve Hackett, and perform
their legendary concept album The
Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Unfortu-
nately, Gabriel had other commitments
6
and Hackett refused. In the
end, they decided to tour with Phil
Collins as vocalist.
~ 1 SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND:
~ Lit. vender Inglarerra por unas libras
2 LIGHTING: iluminaci6n 3 TO SELL OUT: venderse,
rraicionar sus principios 4 REWARDING: grariflcanre
5 LINE-UP: inregranres 6 COMMITMENT: compromiso
THE OLD SCHOOL 1 BOARDING SCHOOL: inrernado
2 TO BREAK UP: separarse
MR COLLINS... 1 HIT: exira 2 ENVY: envidia
MR COLLINS
Phil Collins is the most famous former
member of the band, thanks to his solo career
and hits' like In the Air Tonightand Another
Day in Paradise. He has won seven Grammies,
and has worked as an actor. He appeared in
the American TV series Miami Vice and played
a gangster in the British movie Buster.
Today, Collins is an award-winning composer,
writing songs for animated Disney films such
as Tarzan, which he has recently adapted as
a Broadway musical.
The other band members admit their env/of
Collins's success, but Tony Banks says, 'We
joke about how short he is; he's a very short
man, you know?" The band completed their
world tour with dates in North America in
September and October, and hope to reunite
with Peter Gabriel next year.
8 SPEAK UP
THE OLD SCHOOL
Genesis were formed in 1967 by
Peter Gabriel [insetl and keyboard
player Tony Banks when they were still
schoolboys at the exclusive boarding
school', Charterhouse, in Surrey,
England. They were discovered by
record producer Jonathan King,
another former Charterhouse student,
who gave the band their name.
Phil Collins, who came from a more
modest background, joined the group
in 1970 as their drummer. Gabriel left
the group in 1975 because the other
members felt his insistence on bizarre
costumes made
it impossible to
perform serious
music. Ironically, the band then
became a commercial success, while
Peter Gabriel continued as a cult solo
artist. In 1996, Phil Collins left Genesis;
Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford
tried to replace him with new vocalist
RayWilson, but the band finally broke
Up2 in 1998.
EXERCISES
Listening Questions
1) Decide whether the following statements
are true or false.
A. The lead singer of Genesis was originally
Phil Collins. TRUE/FALSE
B. Peter Gabriel used to wear extravagant
costumes during Genesis shows.
TRUE/FALSE
c. Genesis became a more commercial
group with their 1983 self-titled album.
TRUE/FALSE
D. The group has reunited now for financial
reasons. TRUE/FALSE
E. The band had hoped to reconstruct the
group's original 1970s line-up. TRUE/FALSE
F. Peter Gabriel refused under any
circumstances to tour again with his
former colleagues. TRUE/FALSE
G. Steve Hackett was the band's lead
vocalist on the Turn It on Again tour.
TRUE/FALSE
2) Insert the correct word in the gaps in
the sentences below. Some of these words
are nouns that are used here adjectivally.
The first letter of each word has been given
to help you.
A. Genesis were a Ipl rock band.
B. They enjoyed !cl success during
the 70s and 80s.
c. They were famous for their spectacular
III shows.
D. The group had lwl __success with
their 1983 self-titled album.
E. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is an
example of a !c) __album.
F. You can play percussion with a (dl __
machine.
3) Insert the correct word from the list in the
box below to make titles of Genesis albums.
One of the words does not apply.
Tail Broadway Touch
Sides Nursery Wind
England Stations
A. The Lamb Lies Down on _
B. Selling by the Pound
c. A Trick of the _
D. Invisible -,-,---__
E. Calling All __
F. and Wuthering
G. __Crymes
Answers
1IA. False, B. True, c. True, D. False, E. True
F. False, G. False
21A. progressive, B. cult, c. live, D. worldwide,
E. concept, F. drum
31A. Broadway, B. England, c.Tail, D.Touch
E. Stations, F. Wind, G. Nursery
Nick Harper
,
John Williams
guitarist John Williams. There are
newcomers
3
too, such as singer-song-
writer Martyn Joseph from Wales
and Nick Harper, son of the legendary
musician Roy Harper.
Everyone is encouraged to bring their
guitars to the festival: each year
there are workshops' where
you learn new playing styles
and how to look after
s
your
guitar. This year, finger-
picking guitarist Eric
Lugosch will lead a class
on playing techniques.
~ 1 WEALTH:
IiiiiiMiMI abundancia
2 FORMER: amiguo 3 NEWCOMER:
novara 4 WORKSHOP: taller
5 TO LOOK AFTER: cuidar
Visit the festival website www.bes-
tguitarlest.comfor detailed infor-
mation about the artists, dates and
online booking. There is also a list
of hotels etc. which offer discounts
during the festival.
Clasica, flamenca, jazz, rock. .. La guitarra puede tocarse
de muchlsimas maneras. Para comprobarlo, ~ q u e mejor
lugar que el festival de Wirral, que se celebra este mes?
his month sees the 19th edition
of the Wirral's International
Guitar Festival ofGreat Britain.
From 7-26 November, top gui-
tarists from all over the world
will come to the Wirral peninsula, an
area to the west of Liverpool, a short
ferry ride across the River Mersey. Festi-
val Director Rob Smith says, "We have a
concert programme that inspires people
to discover both new and old artists."
You'll find every style of guitar-playing
at the Wirral: classical, jazz, rock, blues,
slide, country and flamenco. This year's
festival includes a wealth1 of talent, with
experienced players such as former
2
Soft
Machine guitaristJohn Etheridge, a jazz-
fusion performer who will be playing a
duet with fellow legend, classical
IllASY II.GLISH / THIS MONTH
BY JOHN RIGG
ILanguage level: IBASICI
Guitar Legends
TRAVEL / EASY ENGLISH
BY JOHN RIGG
ILanguage level: IBASICI
The Reali Really
FreeMar et
En San Francisco, cada ultimo sabado de mes, tiene
lugar un mercadillo realmente curioso en el que no se
permiten ni el dinero ni el trueque: todo, todo, se regala.
he Really Really Free Market
takes place on the last Saturday
ofevery month in Dolores Park,
in the beautiful Californian city
of San Francisco. This month's
Really Really Free Market, or RRFM,
will take place on 24 November.
What is a Really Really Free Market? It's
a community event where everyone
brings something to give awa/ and ex-
pects nothing in return
2
People bring
CDs, books, old clothes, pieces offurni-
ture; other people bring food and drink,
while others offer a free massage, a hair-
cue, or a musical performance. The im-
portant factor here is that money isn't
welcome and there's no bartering';
At the Really Really Free Market in Dolores Park in
San Francisco, relaxed shoppers swap ideas as well
as unwanted books, clothes, music and massages!
everything is 100 per cent free. The mar-
ket takes place on the last Saturday of
every month - an occasion for people to
forget the stress ofmodern life and to re-
discover the value ofcommunity.
The Really Really Free Market
movement didn't originate in San
Francisco; political activists in Florida
and North Carolina organized the first
markets as part ofa protest against glob-
alization and the FTAA (Free Trade Area
ofthe Americas).
Dolores Park was once predominantly
working class
5
; nearby in Valencia Street
Really Free Markets are practicaL
and easiLy organized and are
catching on
7
aLL over the United
States, from California and Nevada
in the west to North Carolina and
NewYork in the east.
The idea is very simpLe and the onLy
ruLe is that everything must be
offered 100 per cent free. Everyone
is weLcome to bring gifts and
anyone can organize their own
market. It may not be a reaL revoLu-
tion, but the movement is quietly
bringing a Little happiness into
many people's lives.
Mission Dolores
332116th St
San Francisco,
CA 94114, USA
Email: doloressflaaol.com
Levi Strauss Museum
250 VaLencia Street
San Francisco,
CA 94110, USA
Tours: Tue-Wed 9.00,11.00,13.30
Admission: Free
is the Levi Strauss factory, which pro-
duced jeans for over 90 years. It closed in
2002 and today functions as a museum,
where you can buy authentic reproduc-
tions ofvintage
6
Levis.
~ 1 TO GIVE AWAY: regalar 2 EXPECTS
~ NOTHING IN RETURN: no espera nada a
cambio 3 HAIRCUT: corte de pelo 4 TO BARTER: rracar
5 WORKING CLASs: c1ase obrera 6 VINTAGE: anriguos
modelos 7 TO CATCH ON: rener exira, hacerse popular
SPEAK UP '1
ILanguage level: IINTERMEDIATEI
Jeffrey Archer: No, I don't think the
time in prison made any difference at all.
I was writing prison diaries then, I was
Jeffrey Archer (Standard British
accent): Well, they aren't running to the
shops to buy it in the way they do a
normal book, except in Ireland, where
it went straight to number three,
and the Italians are going mad about it
and the Brazilians are going mad
about it, bur the normal places, it's been
very steady, very solid, bur only reached
number three.
LIFE BEHIND BARS
JeffreyArcher was released from prison
in 2003, after having served half of a
four-year sentence. We asked him
whether the experience of prison had
influenced his latest book:
Rich List, he is worth' an estimated
70 million (l00 million euros).
As a writer, Archer's credits include
thrillers such as Not a Penny More, Not a
Penny Less, Kane and Abel and First
Among Equall. His latest offering\
written in collaboration with Irish the-
ology professor Francis JMaloney, is a
little differenr. It's called The GospelAc-
cording to Judas' by Benjamin Iscariot.
When Jeffrey Archer met with Speak
Up, we asked him how his regular fans
had reacted to his latest book:
JEFFREYARCHER
INTERVIEW /0ON CD3
BY LOUISE BROWN - SPEAKER JUSTIN RATCLIFFE STANDARD BRITISH ACCENT
Jeffrey Archer deja de escribir best-sellers como Kane
y Abel para dedicarse a la polltica. Recibia titulos
nobiliarios y fue condenado a una pena de carcel por
perjurio. Ahora vuelve a la ficcian con Judas Iscariote.
J
effrey Archer, 67, is a decidedly
conrroversial figure. His life has
consisted of a series of highs
and lows1 in which he has built a
business fortune
2
, gone bank-
rupt, built another fortune writing
best-sellers and served a prison sen-
tence for perjurl. A former Conserva-
tive Member of Parliament, he is a
member of the House of Lords, having
received the title Baron Archer of We-
ston-super-Mare in 1992. And, ac-
cording to the latest Sunday Times
far more interested in observing prison
from the inside and writing what I saw
in front of me, so no, I could say to you
it didn't affect me either way.
But we were curious to know
whether prison had changed his own
viewoflife:
Jeffrey Archer: Only in the sense that
I'm aware
9
what a privileged life I've had
and continue to have and how many
people who have no parental upbring-
ing
10
, no opportunity, are immediately
disadvantaged. In that sense, yes.
THE MAGIC FORMULA
And yet, in spite of the disasters in his
life, Archer has enjoyed immense suc-
cess as a writer. In conclusion, we asked
him what was the secret:
Above: Jeffrey Archer, 67. and his latest book.
He says: "Whenever you analyse anyone who
has had any success and they're in the
headlines, you will find they are people and
make mistakes. I'm certainly that and I've
made a lot of mistakes."'
Jeffrey Archer: Hard work, energy,
you need a bit ofluck, in the sense that
being able to write a tale, being able to
write a story, being able to write a yarn",
is a God-given gifi
J2
.
EXERCISES
Listening Questions
1) Put the following facts into the order in
which they are mentioned in the report.
A. A list of books that he has published.
B. His life in prison and his release.
c. His life as a Conservative MP.
D. His immense success in life.
E. The sales of his latest book.
F. The recognition that he has had a very
privileged life.
G. Energy, hard work and determination
H. Prison and his latest book.
2) Choose the best option in each case.
A. His latest book is written in collaboration
with an !ITALIAN / IRISH] professor.
B. The book has been a [GREAT / REASONABLE)
success everywhere in comparison with
his previous titles.
c. Archer served (TWO / FOUR) years of his
prison sentence.
D. He wrote about the world (OUTSIDE /
INSIDE) the prison when he was there.
E. He realises that he has been very
(UNLUCKY / LUCKY) in life,
F. For Archer, [TALENT / ENERGY) on its own is
not worth anything at all.
Answers
11 C,A,E, B,H,F, D,G
2) A. Irish, B. reasonable, c. two, D. inside,
E. lucky, F. talent
More exercises on CD
I mean, otherwise everybody would
be doing it; so is playing the violin, so is
painting a picture. So that side... but
you've still then got to have the energy
and determination and application to
actually do it
13

I always say to young people: "Ener-


gy plus talent, you're a king; energy and
no talent, you're a prince; talent and no
) 14
energy, you re a pauper .
~ 1 HIGHS AND LOWS: alribajos
~ 2 BUSINESS FORTUNE: gran forruna
en negocios 3 SERVED A PRISON SENTENCE FOR
PERJURY: fue condenado a una pena de carcd por
perjurio 4 HE IS WORTH: posee una forruna 5 NOT A
PENNY... EQUALS: Ni UI1 centavo mas, l1i Itn centavo
menos; Kaney Abel yJuego del destino 6 OFFERING:
obra 7 THE GOSPEL ACCOROING TO JUDAS: EI Evangelio
seglin san Judas 8 IT DIDN'T AFFECT ME EITHER WAY: no
me afecro de ninguna manera 9 I'M AWARE: soy COIlS-
cienre 10 NO PARENTAL UPBRINGING: no han sido
educados por sus padres 11 YARN: hisroria 12 GOD-
GIVEN GIFT: don divino 13 TO ACTUALLY DO IT:
realmenre hacerlo 14 PAUPER: pobre
SPEAK UP 13
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Nobel de la Paz, premio Principe de Asturias y lider indis-
cutible de la batalla contra el cambio climatico, AI Gore
ha elegido Espana como primer pais de habla hispana
para desarrollar su nuevo proyecto: The Climate Project.
A
I Gore is a man in the
news. After losing the
presidential election
to George Bush in
2000, his political
career seemed to be over. But this
year Gore received the presti-
gious Nobel Peace Prize and,
in June, the PrIncipe de
Astutias Prize for International
Cooperation. The man with a
message on global warming vis-
ited Spain to pick up his prize c
from Don Felipe de Barben, ~
Prince of Asturias, in October U
this year. He also addressed local mem-
bers ofhis Climate Project campaign.
Gore has become perhaps the world's
leading' advocate for action against cli-
mate change and pollution. His impact
has been so great exactly because he is a re-
spected politician - a member of the es-
tablishment
2
- but he is not without his
critics. Many criticise him for being too
sensationalist and alarmist, some for be-
ing too moderate, while others accuse him
ofleading this crusade for his personal ad-
vantage. However, it cannot be denied
Opposite page: Al Gore giving the speech warning
about the dangers of climate change that inspired the
film An Inconvenient Truth !inset!.
that AI Gore has drawn
3
a great deal ofat-
tention to the issue ofclimate change.
His movement is growing fast, and
his recent awards, such as the Oscar
for his climate change documentary,
An Inconvenient Truth, have increased
his prestige. Now, in Spain and interna-
tionally, his 'green army'4 of campaign-
ers is mobilising to warns the world
about the dangers ofclimate change.
ONE OF THE FIRST
Some say Gore has recently 'jumped on
the bandwagon'6 of environmental is-
sues to raise his own profile. But he had
first heard about the dangers of climate
change from one of his college profes-
sors when he was a student in
the 1960s. As a junior politician
in the 1970s he held the first
congressional hearings on re-
ducing CO
2
emissions and co-
sponsored hearings on toxic
waste
7
and global warming.
Gore hoped he could achieve
even more when he became vice
president in 1993. But his belief
that America could lead the
world in creating solutions to
pollution was opposed by pow-
erful industriallobbies
8
Year af-
ter year, they blocked
9
environmental programmes,
claiming that these would seriously
harm the economy.
After the election defeat in 2000,
Gore decided to go back to his roots. He
wanted to spread'o the message about the
growing dangers of climate change. Af-
ter spending so many years campaigning
~ 1 LEADING: principal 2 ESTABLISHMENT:
~ sistema 3 TO DRAW: lIamar 4 GREEN
ARMY: ejetciro verde 5 TO WARN: adverrir 6 TO JUMP
ON THE BANDWAGON: subirse al carro 7 TOXIC WASTE:
residuos wxicos 8 POWERFUL INDUSTRIAL LOBBIES:
grupos de presi6n de la indusuia muy inAuyenres
9 TO BLOCK: obstaculizar 10 TO SPREAD: difundir
S P ~ A K JP 15
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him he intended ro show his film in
Spanish schools. Before the end of the
year, the Environment Ministry will dis-
tribute 30,000 copies of the documen-
tary to educational institutions.
~ 11 TO GIVE A SPEECH: dar una
~ conferencia 12 SUPPORTER:
panidario 13 HEAOQUARTERS: sede 14 TO FACE:
afronrar 15 TO STATE: afirmar. declarar 16 TO PLEDGE:
compromererse 17 TO EVANGELISE: predicar 18 PANEL:
jurado 19 TO HIGHLIGHT: desracar 20 MAN-MADE:
producido por eI hombre 21 TO ACHIEVE: conseguir
22 ACCOMPLISHMENT: logro. exiro
as a politician, he felt that ttavelling
around giving speeches" would be the
best way to reach people. But he was just
one man, who could only be in one place
at a time. So the idea ofmaking a film was
raised, to spread the message more easily.
This led to the Oscar-winning film An
Inconvenient Truth - now Gore's message
could reach a global audience.
TRAVELLING MAN
Gore has also expanded his interna-
tional campaign with visits to England,
Australia and Spain. He visited Sevilla in
October this year to speak to support-
ers'2 of his new venture, The Climate
Project, at the first Spanish conference
ofexperts in climate change.
Gore has chosen Spain as the
first non-English speaking country
to host one of The Climate Project's
headquarters'J. This is because of its
position in the European Union, its
geographical position between Europe
and Mrica, and its strategic and linguis-
tic links with Latin America.
This non-profit organisation wants to
build a network of people ro do what
Al Gore has been doing all these
years: informing people about the
dangers that face'4 us if we do nothing
about pollution and climate change.
16 SPEAK UP
DISSENTING VOICES
This evangelising'7 approach is not liked
by everybody. Not everyone agrees with
all the claims made byAl Gore. A British
High Court judge recently identified a
number oferrors in his film. But there is
consensus that the main facts are based
on scientifically accurate data and
evidence. Even so, Al Gore certainly has
his opponents. Some question why
he should receive the Nobel Peace Prize,
since his work has little direct relation
ro world peace. However, the panel
18
that awarded Al Gore the prize jointly
with the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change say that the prize high-
lights'9 the link between the riskofaccel-
erating climate change and the risk of
violent conflict and war.
Industrial and corporate interests call
Al Gore's claims alarmist and sensation-
alist, but they have never fully accepted
Although the organisation states'5 that there is a link between man-made
2o
that everyone, from housewives to com- pollution and global warming. Others
panydirectors, is welcome to join, itdoes believe that ifwe wait until we have con-
make use of prominent people and crete proof, it will be too late to do any-
celebrities. "We want to maintain an thing about it.
equilibrium - half-half," says Juan While the debate continues, and few
Verde, one of the founding members of governments have officially recognised
the project in Spain. Among the dele- his initiative yet, Al Gore's Climate Pro-
gates, therefore, are such people as for- ject has the support of organisations
mer minister of justice Juan Fernando such as the American Conservation As-
Lopez Aguilar, chef Sergi Arola, design- SOClatlOn and the Creative Artists
ersAdolfo Dom{nguezand Agency. But it also has
Agata Ruiz de la Prada, and I "'.\', I more surprising supporters
the president of General ---==-----------' such as Louis Vuitton,
Electric Spain, Mario Armero. They Wendy Gordon Rockefeller and the
have pledged16 to hold speeches and sem- Walmart Foundation.
inars of their own. The aim is to bring The fact that former Spanish govern-
the issues to the attention of the masses ment ministers and the president of
in Spanish-speaking countries around General Electric Spain are giving their
the world, as well as in Spain. support is an indication that the public
Volunteers, who sign up on the web and business sectors are also slowly be-
site www.theclimateprojectspain.org.coming involved in the debate about cli-
are given free training in the anti-global mate change. IfAl Gore achieves
21
noth-
warming message. They will then be ing more than this, it will have been a
expected to hold at least 10 conferences great accomplishment
22
indeed.
in their first year, communicating
the message in Gore's documentary
An Inconvenient Truth.
The film itself is being used in educa-
tion in Spain. In February this year, Jose
Luis Rodriguez Zapatero received Al
Gore at the Moncloa Palace and told
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ILanguage level: I ADVANCED I
Vince Vaughn (Standard
American accent): Well, I
grew up outside of Chicago
"'"'--"'-'....... and I really love the city and
it just seemed to me to always be kind of
a great American city and when I envi-
sioned this movie I sawit taking place in
Chicago and Chicago is like a lead in the
movie10 because it's the backdrop" of
where everything happens, and, you
know, I think it's a very accessible city for
most people, whether they're from the
East Coast, or the South, or the West, it's
Jennifer Aniston: They're definitely
opposites
5
, sort of like an odd couple
kind of a thing
6
She likes to keep the
house in order and decorate and it's clean
and it's very important to her and how
things go, she's kind of maybe control-
ling in a wa/, where things have to go a
certain way, and if they... you know,
and she gets a little stressed about it and
Gary's, of course, a little bit more on the
laid-back side
8
, just can't understand
why this is all so important, but you
know, then, hence the movie!9
knows all about breaking up, having
been through a very public and painful
divorce from Brad Pitt. Nevertheless
she seems to have enjoyed playing the
part of Brooke, opposite Vaughn's
character, Gary:
AGREAT AMERICAN CITY
Vince Vaughn, who is also the movie's
producer, feels that the film's location,
Chicago, played an important role
in the story:
THE BREAK-UP
CINEMA /0ON CD4
SPEAKER AMBER OCKRASSA STANDARD AMERICAN ACCCENT
Jennifer Aniston (StandardAmerican
accent): That's what I loved about it
because it wasn't one of those cliched
romantic comedies where it gets
wrapped up in a pretty little bow
2
:
it's complex and it goes in deep to the
deterioration of a relationship and
how that happens and it's not always
rosy3 and it's done so well with such a
balance of the two, being funny, and
also heart-felt' and emotional.
Aniston, who is best known for her role
in the cult TVseries Friends, certainly
De ser la inolvidable Rachel en Friends, Jennifer Aniston ha
pasado a interpretar papeles divertidos y romanticos en la gran
pantalla. Separados es uno de sus ultimos trabajos, junto a
Vince Vaughn. Ambos aetores nos hablan de la pelicula.
I
n the romantic comedy The Break-
Up, Jennifer Aniston and Vince
Vaughn play a couple who have
broken up, but are obliged to con-
tinue living in the same apartment
that they have bought together. But the
38-year-old Aniston, a Greek-American
whose ancestors1 changed their name
from Anastassakis on arriving in the
USA, says that she was attracted to the
project precisely because it was different:
18 SPEAK UP
the MidWest, so I think it kind ofhas
relatability12 for everyone, regardless of
[where] they're from.
1 ANCESTOR: antepasado 2 WHERE IT
GETS WRAPPED UP IN A PRETTY LITTLE
BOW: que viene envuelta en un bonito lacito 3 ROSY:
optimista 4 HEART-FELT: sincero 5 OPPOSITES:
petsonajes de car:kter opuesto 6 AN ODD COUPLE
KIND OF ATHING: una especie de pareja extrafia
7 CONTROLLING IN AWAY: en cierro modo bastante
dominante 8 A LITTLE BIT MORE ON THE LAID-BACK
SIDE: mucho mas relajado 9 HENCE THE MOVIE: de
ahe la peHcula 10 LEAD IN THE MOVIE: protagonista
de la peHcula 11 BACKDROP: tel6n de fondo
12 RELATABILITY FOR EVERYONE: todo el mundo
se puede identificac
Jennifer Aniston (right)
shows her emotional side
in The Break-Up, with
Vince Vaughn (left and
below leftl.
EXERCISES
Listening Questions
1) Decide whether the following statements
are true or false according to the interviews
in the article.
A. Jennifer Aniston begins by saying that The
Break-Up is a cliched romantic comedy.
TRUE/FALSE
B. Aniston has a mixture of Greek and
American blood. TRUE/FALSE
c. She explains that her character in the film
is very disorganized and untidy.
TRUE/FALSE
D. Vince Vaughn claims that Chicago is a city
that everyone in the US can identify with.
TRUE/FALSE
E. According to the director, it is the
partnership between Aniston and
Vaughn which gives the film its
special quality. TRUE/FALSE
that they knowher. And that's an incred-
ibly great quality to have for this movie
because we're making a movie about
people that, hopefully, you can relate to.
And she also digs pretty deep14 in this
movie. There were moments in the
movie where she was delivering some
of her emotional stuffS and it'll make
you choke up16, I mean, she's really,
really an amazing actress.
~ 13 AMAZING COMEDIC TIMING:. sabe dade
~ un pumo exacw de comedla 14 DIGS
PRETTY DEEP: profundiza mucho 15 SHE WAS
DELIVERING SOME... STUFF: ella expresaba sus propios
semimienws 16 IT'll MAKE YOU CHOKE UP: se re pone
un nudo en la gargama
" . ...
.. . .
. ..
Peyton Reed (Standard
American accent): Jennifer's
amazing 'cause what she
brings to the movie is amaz-
ing comedic timing
13
and she also has
this quality that she's clearly a movie star,
but she's also very relatable. I mean, peo-
ple feel like they know her and I think
that's why she's written about and her
personal life is followed so much because
people really feel like she's a friend and
FRIENDS
But for director Peyton Reed, Jennifer
Aniston is the movie's real star:
2) Choose the best option in each of the
following sentences.
A. In the film, the couple live
(TOGETHER/SEPARATELY) after they have
broken up.
B. Aniston says that this film is more
[PROFOUND/EXPERIMENTAL] than the usual
films about relationships.
c. The writer says that Aniston
(KNOWS/DOESN'T KNOW! what breaking up is
all about in real life.
D. Vince Vaughn's character, Gary, is a lot
more [TENSE/RElAXED) in the film than
Jennifer Aniston's character.
E. Peyton Reed says that the audience
!IDENTIFIES/COMPETESI with Aniston in
spite of her very public persona.
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3) Insert the correct preposition in the
gaps provided.
A. It wasn't one of those romantic comedies
where it all gets wrapped __in a little
bow.
B. Aniston is best known her role
in the cult TV series Friends.
c. She knows all __breaking up.
D. She went __a painful and public
divorce with Brad Pitt.
E. Chicago is easy to identify with, regardless
__where you are from.
F. We're making a movie about people that,
hopefully, you can relate __.
Answers
1) A. False, B. True, c. False, D. True, E. False,
21 A. together, B. profound, c. knows, D.
relaxed, E. identifies
3) A.Up, B. for, c. about, D. through, E. of, F. to
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.I Mejora tu pronunoaCiOn.
Gr6bate hablando en ingles a traves del
microfono que incorpora la consola, y despues
compara tu pronunciaci6n con la del profesor.
_' nll\o
lor ' ..
.I Pon a prl)eba II) comprensi6n con h)s exarnenes
Escucha di61ogos y responde preguntas para
demostrar tu comprensi6n. Es una forma excelente
de fortalecer tu confianza al hablar ingles.
.I Escucha Ingles en situaCiores practicas
Practise English te permite escuchar a nativos
pronunciando palabras, para luego pedirte que
escribas en la pantalla t6ctillo que has escuchado.
EI vocabulario utilizado cubre una amplia gama de
situaciones: negocios, viajes, comercios, restaurantes...
Practise English es un programa que esta enfocado
a exponerte al idioma a traves de mas de 400 situaciones
y 2000 frases del dia a dia, para mejorar tu ingles hablado
y escrito (comprensi6n, ortografia, pronunciaci6n.. .l .
Con Practise English: Ingles para el dfa a dfa ahora puedes
entrenar y reforzar tu ingles de forma priktica y sencilla
"con tu propio profesor de ingles interactivo".
01J&JITOw
ITUOOlJITOD&J[Ju@ @ITO
.I Eurobar6metro Los europoos y sus lengl)as
Suspenso en ingles. Esa es la nota que sacamos los espaiioles en la ultima edici6n del
estudio "Eurobar6metro: Los europeos y sus lenguas", realizado por la Comisi6n Europea.
.I ME-jora II) Ir,gles 8n un enlcmc ILidico
EI entorno ludico del juego favorece el
aprendizaje. Con Practise English tambien podr6s
aprender con divertidos juegos en ingles.
M6s de la mitad de los espaiioles (un 56%) no conoce otra lengua que no sea la
materna. Yde los que conocen algun otro idioma, s610 un 27% asegura que su nivel
de ingles es 10 bastante decente como para mantener una conversaci6n. Y no es que
no nos parezca importante el asunto, ya que un 80% de los espaiioles encuestados
confiesa que conocer otro idioma Ie resultaria util, tanto en el trabajo como en su vida
privada (a la hora de viajar, navegar en Internet 0 conocer nuevas culturas).
.I ,:,OU8 ofrece Pracllse English Ingles para 131 dia a dia':'
Un programa de entrenamiento del ingles, de uso sencillo, que hace al usuario
exponerse al idioma a traves de m6s de 400 situaciones cotidianas.
La forma de interactuar es muy f6ci!. Gracias a la pantalla t6ctil y al micr6fono
de la consola, podremos escribir y hablar con nuestro entrenador de ingles "port6til".
Puedes seguir tu aprendizaje dia a dia mediante
un calendario que muestra con un gr6fico tu nivel
y tu evoluci6n.
Adem6s de las 400 situaciones, el programa
incluye canciones, escenas de peliculas y una
colecci6n de mini-juegos para aprender de
una forma amena.
LQUe opinan los que ya 10 han probado?
SONIA, 46 & CARLOS, 49:
"Hemos tratado de mejorar nuestro ingles
con metodos convencionales, pero no
conseguiamos resultados. Los ejercicios
de Practise English nos han permitido,
por fin, usar el idioma de forma fluida
en situaciones de la vida diaria."
RAMON, 35:
"Cuando estoy en el extranjero necesito
utilizar mi ingles de forma regular en hoteles,
al preguntar por direcciones y cosas por
el estilo. Practise English me prepara para
estas situaciones."
TIPS ON HOW TO SAVE
YOUR OWN LIFE
Decluttering has become a
profession in Britain for two
simple reasons: the size of the
average home has declined in
recent years, while the amount of
things people buy - clothes,
shoes or books that will be used,
worn or read once and thrown
into the back of the cupboard -
has increased dramatically.
Britain now has an Association of
Professional Declutterers and
Organisers (web site: www.apdo-
uk. co. uk!. Yet members say that
the hardest part of their work is
often getting through the client's
doo,.z: people can feel very
ashamed when others see their
home in a state of total chaos.
Decluttering can even save
relationships, according to one
member of the association.
She tells the story of a couple
on the edge of separation
3
after
the husband had thrown out all
of his wife's shoes in an effort to
get some space.
Decluttering can also have some
financial benefits. As one
declutterer said: "Take a deep
breath, put it all onto eBay and
have yourself a jolly good holiday
from the proceeds
4
."
GLOSSARY 1TO INCREASE ORAMATICALLY:
aumentar enormemente
2 TO GET THROUGH DOOR: conseguir entrar en
la casa del cliente 3 ON THE EDGE OF SEPARATION:
a punto de separarse 4 PROCEEDS: ganancias
ADVANCED
La figura del organizador domestico nace en Estados Unidos
y ya ha llegado al Reino Unido, donde cada vez son mas
las casas que sufren las consecuencias del desorden. Pauline
Morgan nos explica en que consiste su curioso oficio.
T
here aren't many people who
don't have a few things lying
around the home' that they
know they should really tidy upz
- if only they had time. A few
books to put away, newspapers to throw
out\ some clothes that haven't beenworn
for ages
4
and which could go to charity:
before you know it, your house is full of
things you don't really need, but can't
bear to part with
5
. That's when it's time
to bring in a professional 'declutterer
6
',
someone who's trained to help you re-
arrange your life - or at least your home.
Pauline Morgan is a declutterer in the
north west ofEngland. She says that her
work orren requires psychological skills?:
Pauline Morgan:One of the
things that we did discover
was that people would have
L..-..........-...... some kind of a crisis in their
life and they were unable to cope with
itS. People are totally unable to cope
with a room that is full of stuff. I mean
we've seen rooms that are piled'o high
and to actually try and give them your
vision of what this room can look like
can be very difficult because all they can
see is this mountain of boxes and papers
and stuff everywhere.
So it's a symptom, the way we looked
at it, of a cluttered mind" as well,
but then we found the barriers of
actually going into the home were
just as big because of the amount of
clutter, they were then embarrassed
and ashamed'z.
Pauline reckons that this is more ofa
problem for women than it is for men.
Certainly, her work involves using
plenty ofdiplomacy:
Pauline Morgan: You don't walk in and
say it's a mess'3. You don't even say it's a
problem, really. First of all, it's trying to
identifYwhat their needs are, what they
want to achieve'4 from this exercise.
That's the first thing to establish because
you have to take into account that every-
thing means something to that person in
the room. People have different reasons
for holding on to things'5. A lot of it is a
safety net'6, and that's how it tends to
work. They feel comfortable with these
things around them.
THE BEAUTY OF BOOKS
People will hold on to the strangest
of things, often because of nostalgia
or sentimentality. For some reason,
books are a major problem for a
declutterer: people simply don't want
to part with them, although Pauline
herselfadmits she has a bit ofa problem
getting rid or? hers:
Pauline Morgan: No, I can't bear to
part with any, either. I actually do put
them out and then I take them back,
because I think "No, no!" It's sort of, I
don't know, it's, .. whether it's part of
thinking that's part of my education or I
just enjoy reading that book, but books
seem to... certainly do resonate very
strongly with people's. Bits ofpaper can,
absolutely and utterly19, Yeah, they can,
it's amazing
ZO
, people won't part with
things very easily.
~ 1 A FEW THINGS LYING AROUNO THE
Ii6iIiIIiIiIiII HOME: una cuanras cosas esparcidas
por la casa 2 TO TlOY UP: ordenar 3 TO THROW OUT:
rirar 4 THAT HAVEN'T BEEN WORN FOR AGES: que hace
siglos no se los ponen 5 CAN'T BEAR TO PART WITH: no
soporras deshacerre de elias 6 OECLUTTERER: persona
que limpia la casa de cosas inuriles 7 SKILL: recnica
8 THEY WERE UNABLE TO COPE WITH IT: eran incapaces
de afronrarlo 9 FULL OF STUFF: lIeno de cosas
10 TO PILE: amonronar 11 CLUTTEREO MINO: menre
desorganizada 12 TO BE ASHAMEO: eSrar avergonzado
13 YOU OON'T WALK IN ANO SAY IT'S A MESS: no
comenras al enrrar que esri desordenado
14 TO ACHIEVE: conseguir 15 TO HOLO ON TO THINGS:
guardar cosas 16 SAFETY NET: red de seguridad
17 TO GET RIO OF: desembarazarse de, deshacerse
de 18 BOOKS.. , RESONATE VERY STRONGLY WITH
PEOPLE: la genre sienre mucho apego por sus
libros 19 UTTERLY: [Qralmenre 20 AMAZING: increfble
S ~ ~ h K ~ p 23
BY LORENZA CERBINI
SPECIAL
the bicycles and I asked them: "Would
you come to a bicycle sale?" They all said
yes, they said they'd help me do it and...
that's how it started.
INTERNATIONAL CLIENTELE
Fallon's company also runs auctions of
Americana'o and textiles'
1
, but it is the
bicycles that attract the most interest.
Fallon has clients around the world,
such as Shiro Yagami, who owns a
bicycle museum in Japan, Gert Jan
Moed of the Velorama museum in
Nijmegen in the Netherlands'2, and
last, but not least, one
1J
Sheikh Saud
Al-Thani from Qatar. These individu-
als are prepared to pay good money for
an antique bicycle:
Left: Copake Auction Inc president Mike Fallon with a
penny farthing. Above and right: Inside the Copake
Auction house during a sale. Right. bottom: A detail
from a typical bike sold at the auctions.
Mike Fallon: We started our auction 16
years ago. We ran into
4
a bunch
s
of peo-
ple that had bicycles and we always won-
dered
6
iftheywere sellable
7
I used to race
motorcycles and I always collected an-
tiques. I ended up with a lot of bicycles.
One year I got a collection of high
wheels
B
to sell and there was so much in-
terest that I thought "I can have a... just a
bicycle sale." So I sold the bicycles and I
stopped everybody who was bidding
9
on
ANTIQUE BICYCLEAUCTION
,
ILanguage level:!ADVANCED I
Copake es una tranquila localidad estadounidense en la
que, desde hace dieciseis alios, se organizan importantes
subastas de bicicletas antiguas. Mike Fallon, uno de sus
impulsores, nos explica los secretos de estos vehiculos.
T
he little town of Copake in
upstate New York' has as its
motto, "Where neighbors
2
help
neighbors and strangers are wel-
comed as friends." More impor-
tantly, perhaps, it is home to an unusual
event: the Annual Antique and Classic
Bicycle Auction
J
.
Mike Fallon, who runs Copake Auc-
tion, Inc, told Speak Up how he got the
idea for the auction:
24 SPEAK UP
Mike Fallon: Generally, the class ofbi-
cycle that is most valuable, I would say,
would be 19th-century bicycles like
high-wheels, hard-ryre safeties'\ tricy-
cles from the high-wheel period. Then
you would go up to the pre-war balloon
bicycles
15
, the ones that are art-as-indus-
trial-design models
16
They have art
deco characteristics. Those bikes are
very valuable, also. The most valuable
one we have sold, which was a bargain'7
by today's standard, was $33,000.
A bicycle sold in England a few years
ago for $130,000.
In conclusion, Mike Fallon was
asked to describe the bike that sold
for $33,000:
It was a hard-ryre safety called aWhite
Flyer and it had a very unique ratcheting
mechanism'8 to pedal it. It didn't have
pedals that went around, they went
straight up and straight down when you
pedaled it. Amuseum in Ohio bought it.
~ 1 UPSTATE NEW YORK: en el norte del
~ estado de Nueva York 2 NEIGHBOR:
vecino 3 ANTIQUE AUCTION: subasta anual de bici-
c1etas antiguas y c1:isicas 4 TO RUN INTO: encontrar
5 BUNCH: grupo 6 TO WONDER: preguntarse 7 SELLABLE:
vendible 8 HIGH WHEELS: bicicleta de ruedas a1tas
9 TO BID: pujar 10 AMERICANA: objetos tradicionales
americanos 11 TEXTILES: tejidos 12 NETHERLANDS:
Holanda 13 ONE: un tal 14 HARD-TYRE SAFETY:
bicicleta de ruedas gruesas, mas segura 15 BALLOON
BICYCLE: bicicleta con ruedas de gran diametro que ya
incorporaban la camara de aire 16 ART-AS INDUSTRIAL-
DESIGN MODELS: modelos artfsticos, de vanguardia
17 BARGAIN: ganga 18 RATCHETING MECHANISM:
mecanismo de cambio de marchas
SPEAK UP 25
1 barrio neoyorquino de Harlem se est:i transformando.
Ha dejado de ser una zona marginal y peligrosa para
convertirse en un barrio de negocios, tiendas elegantes y
vecinos de lujo, como el mismo ex presidente Clinton.
26 SPEAK UP
I
n 2001, former' US president Bill
Clinton was looking for an office in
New York City. He could have
relocated anywhere - but he chose
a 14-store/ building on 55 West
125th Street in Harlem. It was another
sign that this unique area of north
Manhattan is on the way upJ. As recent-
lyas the late 1980s, Harlem was consid-
ered a neglected' ghetto, but police
statistics show a massive falls in crime in
the last 15 years.
Harlem is known across the world as
the center of black American culture. It
is famous for its jazz music and livell
nightlife. Through good times and bad,
Harlem has always had a vibrant and
mixed community, says Howard Dod-
son, director of the Schomburg Center
for Research in Black Culture:
Howard Dodson (Standard
American accent): It was al-
ways majority black, but,
within that black popula-
tion, was a very, very diverse mix ofpeo-
ple, from the Caribbean, from the
African continent itself From... people
who were born in ewYork and people
who had migrated to ewYork from all
the other four corners of the United
~ 1 FORMER: ex- 2 14-STOREY: de 14
~ pisos 3 TO BE ON THE WAY UP: estar
en pleno auge 4 NEGLECTEO: abandonado, descuidado
5 MASSIVE FALL: bajada imporrame 6 LIVELY: marcho-
so, animado
States. That, coupled with
7
a Hispanic
population that's been here for, what,
60-70 years, it's been a majority black
community. There's always been a white
presence here. It's certainly becoming
more diverse than it was in previous
time[s], but it's always been a very di-
verse ethnic, racial, religious, national
community. And that diversity is what
really functions as a kind ofcatalyst for a
lot of the cultural energy, but also a lot
of the political energy that makes this
such a vibrant and dynamic place.
28 SPEAK UP
THE GOLDEN AGE
Back in the 1920s, when the Schom-
burg Center was founded, Harlem was
buzzing
8
with creative energy, as musi-
cians, writers and artists flourished
9
in
the Harlem Renaissance. Jazz giants
such as Duke Ellington, Alberta Hunter
and Roland Hayes rubbed shoulders
with'o leading" literaryfigures like Zora
Neale Hurston, Aaron Douglass and
Langston Hughes.
In the 1960s, the most famous
Harlemites were church ministers lead-
ing the struggle'2 for civil rights and so-
cial justice. Their names are nowwrit-
ten on the streets: Seventh Avenue has
been renamed Adam Clayton Powell Jr
Boulevard, while Lenox Avenue has be-
come Malcolm X Boulevard. If you
want to understand Harlem, the
churches are certainIya good place to go.
Many of them are housed in magnifi-
cent buildings - such as the huge'\ un-
finished cathedral ofStJohn the Divine
near Morningside Park. With over 400
places of worship'4 in Harlem, there's
plenty of choice, too. Many visitors
come to hear gospel music, which is how
Rene Calvo, who now runs a bed and
breakfast in Harlem, first arrived here.
Rene Calvo (Standard Ame-
rican accent): My mother
grew up in Harlem, but I
never came up here and I
had a girlfriend in France and when she
came to visit me, she wanted to see
Harlem. And I was like, "Alright!"
So we tried to find out information
about coming up here and there was
nothing really, and nobody I knew
downtown ever, ever came up here! And
she wanted to hear gospel music, so I
said, "Well, we'll just go up on Sunday
morning and we'll see what we see." And
we came up, she said, "Oh, bur I have it
here in my guide book," and in the
French guide book there was like 10 dif-
ferent churches and how to get there
and when we came up, we went to
Abyssinian Baptist Church, there
was a line around the block
15
of French,
Italian, Germans, Japanese people,
'cause tourists from... this has been
an international tourist destination
for decades, but Americans and New
Yorkers never came here.
RENOVATION
For the past five years Rene Calvo has
lovingly restored The Harlem Flop-
house - an 1890s brownstone build-
ing
16
in the middle of the area's famous
jazz district. It's a quiet, pleasant neigh-
borhood
17
and only a short walk to the
legendary jazz haunts
18
of the Cotton
Club and Lenox Lounge.
Harlem has many beautiful build-
ings dating back to the late nineteenth
and early twentieth centuries. Property
prices are now soaring
19
as developers
2o
Above: Typical brownstone buildings in Harlem, New
York. Left: The church has always played a key role in
Harlem life. Many churches are housed in stunning
buildings and gospel music attracts a lot of visitors.
and businesses move into the area. New
hotels will soon open their doors. It
wasn't always like this, says Rene Calvo:
Rene Calvo: When I first moved to this
block I would say over 70 per cent ofthe
buildings were still vacant. They were all
owned
21
, bur they were vacant.
So this block was dark, very dark and
very quiet. And if you look around you
can see, like anywhere you see like a new
door, that's all been done in the last five
years. So there's been a tremendous
amount ofconstruction here.
~ 7 COUPLED WITH: junto can 8 TO
~ BUZZ: hervir, bullir 9 TO FLOURISH:
florecer, prosperar 10 TO RUB SHOULDERS WITH:
codearse can 11 LEADING: desracado 12 CHURCH
MINISTERS LEAOING THE STRUGGLE: pastores que
encabezaban la lucha 13 HUGE: enorme 14 PLACE
OF WORSHIP: lugar de culto 15 THERE WAS A LINE
AROUND THE BLOCK: la cola se exrendia par wda la
manzana 16 BROWNSTONE BUILDING: edificio de
ladrillo 17 NEIGHBORHOOD: barrio 18 HAUNT: local
19 PROPERTY PRICES ARE NOW SOARING: ahara los
precios del mercado inmobiliario esran subiendo
verriginosamenre 20 DEVELOPER: promowr
inmobiliario 21 TO BE OWNED: rener dueiio
EXERCISES
Listening Questions
11 Put the following facts into the order in
which they are mentioned in the article.
A. Property prices
B. Churches in Harlem
c. Bill Clinton's office
D. Buzzy 1920s Harlem
E. A fall in the crime rate
F. The Harlem Flophouse
G. Streets which change names
H. Gospel music
2) Decide whether the following statements
are true or faLse.
A. PoLice have seen a great decline in crime
in Harlem in the last 50 years. TRUE/FALSE
B. Harlem has always been a black
community with very little presence of
other ethnic groups. TRUE/FALSE
c. Creative energy was prevalent in Harlem
in the 1920s. TRUE/FALSE
D. Langston Hughes was one of the great
jazz artists of the time. TRUE/FALSE
E. A good way to understand the
neighborhood is to visit its churches.
TRUE/FALSE
F. Rene Calvo's mother came from HarLem
but he himself had never visited the area
until quite recently. TRUE/FALSE
G. Rene's hotel is located in a pleasant
neighborhood famous for its jazz clubs.
TRUE/FALSE
3) Match the words in the coLumns to make
collocations or common word combinations
as found in the article.
A. police 1 rights
B. Lively 2justice
c. diverse 3 nightlife
D. creative 4 energy
E. literary 5 statistics
F. civil 6 figures
G. social 7 mix
41 Write the first names of these famous
jazz musicians and singers. The first Letter
has been given to heLp you.
A. [D) __Ellington
B. [J) Coltrane
c.IMl Davis
D. IB) __HoLiday
E. III Armstrong
F. IC) Parker
Answers
11 C, E,D, B,G,H,F,A
21 A. False, B. FaLse, c. True, D. False,
E. True, F. True, G. True
31A5, B3,c7, D4,E6, F1,G2
4) A. Duke, B. John, c. Miles, D. Billie, E. Louis,
F. Charlie
More exercises on CD
TECHNOLOGY
BY WILLIAM SUTTON
ILanguage level: IINTERMEDIATEI
El articulo de este mes, de la serie para entender las claves
de los nuevos tiempos, esta. dedicado a los nuevos soportes
musicales y radiof6nicos. Del iPod al MP3, con todas sus
ventajas e inconvenientes, mas un glosario tecno16gico.
THE BOOK
For more on the iPod story, read
British journalist Dylan Jones'
book, iPod Therefore I Am: A
Personal Journey Through Music
[published by Phoenix last year!. It
offers insights into the phenome-
non, but also has some amusing
anecdotes, not to mention great
suggestions for your playing list!
Whether it's a Dean Martin song
that your grandmother remembers
from the 1950s, or the latest Amy
Winehouse tune
15
on the radio, it takes
seconds to buy it and costs only 99 cents.
Listen on your computer, or download
to your iPod. Fantastic!
But researchers are now wondering
16
whether constant entertainment is
stressful. Dr Richard RaUey says bore-
dom17 is essential for emotional and in-
tellectual recuperation. It stimulates so-
cial interaction and creative drivelS.
So iPod addicts may become lonely,
stressed and uninspired. Are there any
other dangers?
A 2006 Canadian study found
distracting gadgets19 responsible for 8
out of 10 road accidents. Last summer
So not everybody is happy?
Record companies were initially terrified
by internet piracy. They took toughl'
legal action against web sites such as
Napster, which copied music illegally.
Legitimacy came with Apple's iTunes
store. Apple developed sophisticated
cryptographic keys: downloaded songs
cannot be pirated to more than five
computers. (CDs, however, have no
such data protection.)
football or Chinese pop. You can down-
load audio books or create YOut own
tailor-made
12
radio station.
Are MP3s good quality?
No. To squeeze CD tracks into three
or four megabytes, MP3s remove
frequencies that are inaudible to
humans, compressing the remaining
information. Audio purists consider
MP3 sound quality impoverished.
There are also questions about
longevity. Although vinyl does deterio-
rate with use, Thomas Edison's original
cylinders are still playable. Recendy,
old CDs are becoming erratic
13
from
oxidising or bronzing. Are computer
drives secure? We won't know until the
technology grows older.
We've had portable music for
decades. What's so new?
When German student Karlheinz Bran-
denburg began his doctorate in 1989 he
didn't intend to revolutionise the waywe
listen to music. His work on digital com-
pression and perception of music led to
the MP3, a file format that compresses
audio into manageable digital files.
The Walkman pioneered portable
music, but you had to carry tapes
1
or
CDs. Imagine squeezing
2
aU your
records onto a small drive
3
, with no
shelves" record sleeves
5
or tape-to-tape
recording: hundreds of songs in YOut
pocket, selected with a simple click, easy
to copy and email.
The iPod is the quintessential
6
MP3
player. The "i" denotes Apple's internet
products. Pods are small containers: peas
7
grow in pods; spaceships carry escape
pods
s
. Elegant and well-marketed, iPods
dominate the market ahead of cheaper
competitors. (Internet ironists suggest
they are so ubiquitous
9
we are becoming
"Pod People", the brainless10 zombies
born from pods in the sci-fi horror movie
Invasion a/the Body Snatchers
11
.)
Audio compression also makes inter-
net radio possible. Anyone in the
world can listen to BBC news, Brazilian
futurology 2
TheMusic
Revolution
30 SPEAK UP
TECHNOLOGY GLOSSARY
MP3: the most popular format, developed as the
third audio layer of MPEG-l video files
WMA: Windows Media Audio
.AAe: Advanced Audio Coding
rip: to compress a CD track into MP3 format
burn: to copy music tracks onto a recordable CD
.stream: to send and display data continuously, as
in internet radio or video
There will be more about streaming and podcasts
in upcoming articles ...
one English teenager caused a fatal road
accident when showing her friend how
to use her iPod; a teenage cyclist with an
iPod collided with a tractor.
A New York senator proposed intro-
ducing $100 fines
zo
for crossing
the street using an iPod. Many countries
are considering banning listening
devices
z1
from roads.
Other drawbacks
22
?
The demise
z3
of the album: no more
record sleeve a r ~ 4 , no musical journey
through a dozen songs. Kids down-
loading single tracks don't need to
know the singer's name. This could
challenge
Z5
the veneration of rock stars
- and their riches
z6
It could also kill off
record shopsz7. Last year, Gnarls
Barkley's Crazy reached Number One
through download sales alone
z8

But many claim


z9
this is democratis-
ing the industry. Popularity is deter-
mined by word of mourh
30
, not market-
ing men and radio executives.
The creativity of today's music videos
rivals record sleeve art. And surely the in-
ternet's variety and connectivity com-
pensates for the vanishing pleasure of
record shop browsing
31
?
~ 1 TAPE: cinra 2 TO SQUEEZE: aprerar,
.......... esrrujar 3 ORIVE: disquerera 4 SHELF:
esranrerfa 5 RECORO SLEEVE: funda de disco 6 QUINT-
ESSENTIAL: chisico 7 PEA: guisanre 8 SPACESHIPS CARRY
ESCAPE PODS: las naves espaciales Ilevan barquillas de
escape 9 UBIQUITOUS: ubicuo, omnipresenre 10 BRAIN-
LESS: descerebrado 11 INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCH-
ERS: La invasion de los ladrones de cuerpos 12 TAILOR-
MADE: hecho a la medida 13 ERRATIC: poco fiable
14 TOUGH: duro, severo 15 TUNE: canci6n 16 TO
WONDER: pregunrarse 17 BOREDOM: aburrimienro
18 CREATIVE DRIVE: impulso crearivo 19 OISTRACTING
GADGET: apararo que desvia la arenci6n 20 FINE:
mu!ra 21 BANNING LISTENING DEVICES: prohibir los
apararos audirivos 22 DRAWBACK: inconvenienre
23 DEMISE: desaparici6n 24 RECORD SLEEVE ART:
diseiio crearivo de la funda del album 25 TO CHAL-
LENGE: poner en duda 26 RICHES: riqueza 27 TO KILL
OFF RECORD SHOPS: significar eI fin de las riendas de
discos 28 THROUGH DOWNLOAD SALES ALONE: a base
solamenre del numero de descargas 29 TO CLAIM:
sosrener 30 BY WORD OF MOUTH: de boca enboca
31 THE VANISHING PLEASURE... BROWSING: eI anriguo
placer de echar un visrazo en una rienda de discos
SPEAK UP 31
ILanguage level: IAOVANCEOI
PLACES / e ON CD6
BY KATHLEEN BECKER - SPEAKER JUSTIN RATCLIFFE STANDARD BRITISH ACCENT
Desde la decada de los noventa Irlanda se ha convertido
en un gigante economico: una reciente encuesta 10 situa
como el segundo pais mas rico de la Union Europea.
Pero ~ a que precio? Hablamos con varios dublineses.
I
nly a generation ago the Re-
public of Ireland was consid-
ered a poor and relatively back-
ward' country, in the grasp2 of
the Catholic Church. It lived in
the shadowofits former colonial master,
Great Britain, and it was losing its young
people to emigration.
That all changed in the mid-1990s,
with the advent of the Celtic Tiger
economic boom. Today Ireland is one
of the most dynamic, flexible and
globalised economies in the world. It
seems the Irish have never had it so
good
J
According to a recent OECD'
report, Ireland is now the second
richest country in the EU. Dublin is
said to be the world's sixteenth most
expensive capital while, according to
The Economist, it is - as a place to live-
the best city on our planet.
NEW MONEY
Ireland now has new immigration,
mainly from Eastern Europe: some eight
per cent of the population are foreign-
born. In his book The Pope's Children -
Ireland's New Elite, David McWilliams
claims that the Irish middle-class has
grown by an incredible 25 per cent in the
past 10 years. Ireland's young and highly
qualified workforce work hard in the
~ 1 BACKWARD: atrasado 2 IN THE GRASP:
~ comrolado, dominado 3 IT SEEMS
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD: parece que nunca les ha ido
mejor 4 OECD (ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC
COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT): Organizacion para la
Cooperacion y eI Desarrollo Economico (OCDE)
Maeve McLoughlin (Irish
accent): I don't think money
is the be all and end all
either
30
, as long as you're
happy and healthy, and, for me, that's
what's important, so.
tive, I would be dealing with health
issues
28
, and there's a lot ofstress.
Fiacre Forde (Irish accent):
We're losing all sorts of
things, like our charitable
concern for others. I have to
say we're still very good that way, but it
Fiacre Forde is retired
3
', but volun-
teers at a local football club across the
road from the pharmacy. He feels that
things in the country have changed for
the worse:
DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY
Nevertheless the Irish still consider
themselves to be among the happiest
people in Europe. In the 2006 Euro-
barometer survey, 82 per cent of the
Irish interviewees said they were happy
either "all" or "most of the time". The
Irish are second only to the Dutch
29
,
while the European average for "popu-
lation happiness" is only 56 per cent.
Maeve McLoughlin, a pharmacy man-
ager in her early 30s, thinks that there's
more to life than money:
Ann Harty (Irish accent): I've
just been here for the Celtic
Tiger roaring its way
through
26
, and it's been
good, and it's been, you know bad. It has
great positive things, I mean, the coun-
try has grown, the youth have a lot of-
fered to them now, they have lots of
courses they can do, there's an awful lot
happening
2
? But, from my perspec-
Alan Markey (Irish accent):
Years ago everybody used to
have the key in the door and
the neighbours would walk
in
17
and everything was the way it was,
but now, you could never do that, you'd
have to have an alarm on'8 now or you'd
be robbed.
Is the rise in crime, personal debt,
obesity, drug-taking and suicides part of
the price to pay? More mothers work
than ever before; the second income'9 is
needed for a new Irish lifestyle, which
features expensive restaurants, fancy
holidays20 and second homes abroad.
Ireland's wealth
21
is built on propeI""ti
2
-
in the past decade, house prices have
risen faster than in any other GECD
country- and this bubble could b u r s ~ 3 .
Poverty is still a real issue
24
, while
the health system is struggling
2s
. Ann
Harty, for example, works at an alterna-
tive health centre:
Thomas Saunders (Irish
accent): It depends on your-
self, how you're gonna.. how
you should act, how morally
you should act, with money or no mon-
ey. The way it is... the way it is with,
I think, money shouldn't change people,
really, their morals, but it does, unfortu-
nately, you know, I think anyway. But
in my case, probably no, I'm still the
same person I was probably when I
had no money.
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Alan Markey is the owner of a
menswear shop16 down the road. He
feels that money has definitely changed
the country's values and that crime is
nowa major problem:
rr, telecoms and service sectors, achiev-
ing
6
the highest productivity in Europe.
And yet, if they work hard, then they
party even harder? So is this a success
story with no sting in the tail
8
?Perhaps
not. Some people argue
9
that Ireland is
losing its soul'o, that the traditional val-
ues ofIrish society- friendliness" , a laid-
back attitude'2, a sense of community
and charity - are threatened'3 by this
rush'4 for money and success. In order to
find out more, Speak Up asked people in
Dublin what they thought. The first to
speak is Thomas Saunders, who works
as a senior portd
S
for a college.
34 SPEAK UP
Dublin has a thriving cafe society. Above: Bars
and cafes in the city's Temple Bar area. Opposite:
Parliament Bridge on the River Liffey.
has to be a big deal
32
, like it's no longer a
case ofMrs Maloney next door falls that
we worrl
3
. We don't, generally speak-
ing, except among the older people; the
younger people would probably step
over her body!34
~ SIT [INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY):
~ recnologfa de la informacion 6 TO
ACHIEVE: conseguir 7 THEY PARTY EVEN HARDER: aun
van mas de fiesra 8 WITH NO STING IN THE TAIL: sin final
desagradable 9 TO ARGUE: sosrener 10 SOUL: alma
11 FRIENDLINESS: amabilidad 12 LAID-BACK ATTITUDE:
acrirud relajada 13 TO THREATEN: amenazar 14 RUSH:
prisa 15 SENIOR PORTER: conserje principal 16 MENS-
WEAR SHOP: rienda de ropa para caballero 17 THE
NEIGHBOURS WOULD WALK IN: los vecinos soHan enrrar
en casa 18 TO HAVE AN ALARM ON: rener insralada una
alarma 19INCOME: ingresos 20 FANCY HOLIDAYS:
vacaciones de lujo 21 WEALTH: riqueza 22 PROPERTY:
propiedad inmobiliaria 23 THIS BUBBLE COULD BURST:
eSra burbuja podrfa esrallar 24 ISSUE: problema
25 THE HEALTH SYSTEM IS STRUGGLING: el sisrema
sanirario empieza a fallar 26 I'vE JUST BEEN HERE ITS
WAY THROUGH: he sido resrigo desde el principio del
boom irlandes 27 THERE'S AN AWFUL LOT HAPPENING:
pasan muchas cosas 28 I WOULD BE DEALING WITH
HEALTH ISSUES: me Ocupo de remas de salud 29 THE
DUTCH: los holandeses 30 I DON'T THINK... AND END
ALL EITHER: no creo que el dinero sea la panacea
31 RETIRED: jubilado 321T HAS TO BE A BIG DEAL: ha de
rener mucha imporrancia 33 IT'S NO LONGER A CASE OF
MRS MALONEy.... WE WORRY: ya no nos preocupamos si
la vecina de allado cae al suelo 34 WOULD... STEP OVER
HER BODY: pasarfa por encima de su cuerpo
EXERCISES
Listening Questions
1) Link the opinions with the people who
give them.
A. People don't feel the same sense of
solidarity with their fellow citizens as they
used to.
B. There are more robberies and general
crime than before.
c. Money changes people very much.
D. The most important thing is happiness,
not money.
E. There have been a lot of positive changes
but a lot of stress too.
1 Thomas Saunders
2 Alan Markey
3 Ann Harty
4 Maeve McLoughlin
5 Fiacre Forde
2) Choose the best option in each of the
following statements.
A.lreland is now the [RICHEST / SECOND RICHEST)
country in the European Union.
B. A recent report by the !DECO / THE
EcoNoMlsn says that Dublin is the best city
in the world to live in.
c. The article suggests that Irish people
(ONLY WORK / WORK AND PLAY] hard.
D. Ireland's wealth is mainly based on
[PROPERTY / NEW INDUSTRY).
E. The country's health system (HAS
IMPROVED / IS STRUGGLING).
F. According to a recent survey, the Dutch
are (HAPPIER THAN / AS HAPPY AS) the Irish.
3) The article paints a generally positive
portrait of the new Ireland. Write a positive
adjective in each blank. All are used in the
report. The first letter of each word has
been given to help you.
A. Today, Ireland is one of the most
[d) , flexible and globalised
economies in the world.
B. People still retain a very [0 _
attitude to things; they are more relaxed
than the British.
c. The average Irish person can afford to go
on [f) holidays.
D. Many people now have a (n) _
and expensive lifestyle.
Answers
1)A5,B2,cl, D4,E3
2)A. second richest, B. The Economist,
c. work and play, D. property, E. is struggling,
F. happier than
3) A. dynamic, B. laid-back, c. fancy, D. new,
,""ore exercises on CD
ENTERTAINMENT
ILanguage level: IADVANCED I
RHA
Rihanna es una joven de Barbados con mucho talento.
Su debut, con la canci6n Umbrella, ha sido todo un
exito En esta entrevista explica su trayectoria, avalada
por el rapero Jay-Z, quien tambien habla para Speak Up.
Y
au may have already heard the
song Umbrella, which has been
all the rage
1
this summer. The
song is sung by Rihanna and
it comes from her latest album
titled Good Girl Gone Bad, which was
released last June.
This is her third album, which is
a remarkable
z
fact when you consider
that the youngsinger is only 19 years old.
Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn
Rihanna Fenty, is from the Caribbean
island of Barbados and she was discov-
ered at the age of 15 by a record produc-
er, Evan Rogers, who happened to be
vacationing there
J

Umbrella is accompanied by an excit-


ing video which, as Rihanna explains, is
directed by top music video director
Chris Applebaum:
Rihanna The video, 1had a
lot of say in it', 1 actually
talked to the director, Chris
Applebaum. Directly we
talked before he wrote the treatment
5
and, fortunately, he got the treatment
and he's shooting the video and he's
doing a phenomenal job so far.
JAY-ZFORME
Both the song and video feature the
rapper Jay-Z, who is also president of
Rihanna's label, Defjam Records:
Above: Rapper, producer and president of Def Jam
records, Jay-Z appears on Rihanna's hit single
Umbrella, Left: Rihanna is a real umbrella girl!
Below right: the cover of Rihanna's latest album,
Good Girl Gone Bad.
Rihanna: Jay getting on the track
6
was
a surprise. 1recorded Umbrella, when 1
first heard it, 1fell in love with it, it was
like "I have to have this song!" It's a re-
ally deep song. When it first starts off,
you think it's a sexy song, but if. .. you
have to listen to the lyrics?, it's a really,
really deepB song. They just said, "We
have a surprise for you and they would-
n't tell me what it was so 1 couldn't
imagine that it would be Jay-Z getting
on the song. And then, they finally said
it to me, 1 got goosebumps9 every-
where! 1 mean, 1 still cannot believe
that I'm shooting a video with Jay-Z
and 1have a song with Jay on it, it's just
incredible! That just takes everything
to another level for me, in terms op
o
expenence In my career.
PERSONAL GROWTH
Indeed, Jay-Z himself also spoke to
Speak Up about getting involved in the
project with Rihanna:
Jay-Z: Rihanna, It s...
we've all been together
on this journey, of her
growth'1, and we's (sic)
right there. So, it's a
different type of
situation, it's not
just me lending
my vocals to a
project. It's a
project and a
person who 1
believe in.
~ 1 HAS BEEN ALL THE
~ RAGE: ha hecha Furor
2 REMARKABLE: exrraardinario 3 WHO... THERE: que
par casualidad pasaba sus vacacianes alii 4 I HAO...
SAY IN iT: aparre mucha aI proyecro 5 TREATMENT: lir.
rraramienro, la Fase de preproduccien 6 JAY... ON THE
TRACK: la presencia de Jay en la cancien 7 LYRiCS: lerra
8 DEEP: profunda 9 I GOT GOOSEBUMPS: se me puso
la piel de gallina 10 IN TERMS OF: en cuama a
11 GROWTH: crecimiema
CjPfAK ... ;:l 37
.EETTHIIPRE..
BY OLIVER BURKEMAN
Les contamos que una sonrisa puede descoLocar a un
atracador de bancos y que La empresa Coca-CoLa se
Lanza aL mercado de Las bebidas sanas. Son dos
de Los prestigiosos The Guardian y The Economist.
)bS
erlet
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DAVOS LOOKS TO THE EAST CAN
ILanguage level: IADVANCED I
THE GUARDIAN
HappyTalk
they would be helping to test different
ways for paraplegic people to hold pens.
Some were asked to hold a pen between
their teeth - an action that produces an
involuntary smile. Others were asked to
hold it with their lips, which induces a
frown
2D
. Soon after, they were shown a
cartoon
2
' and asked to rate how funny
they found it.The teeth-holders were
unequivocally more amused
22
.
You can, of course, experience this ef-
fect for yourself Take a few deep breaths
and notice your mood
23
. Then pull your
lipS2' into an exaggerated smile and hold
it for three or four seconds. You should
'lllIIBr
II ( (
B I I 1PI ( )\ J)
I I I I Il
III.. (,
else researchers keep confirming,
though, an utterly'? strange phenome-
non which accords with none of our be-
liefs about how emotions operate: fake
smiling even works on ourselves' 8.
In one landmark study'9, German
students were called into a lab and told
I
f you try to rob a bank in Seattle in
the near future - I'm not suggesting
you test this out; just take it on trust'
- you could be in for a surprise
2
.
Bank robbers, of course, do every-
thing they can to try to avoid surprises.
("What I love about this job is its unpre-
dictabilityJ - you never know what's go-
ing to happen!" is one of the things you
never hear bank robbers say.) But the
surprises they are worried about are
things like the sudden' appearance of
police officers, or quick-witted cus-
tomers
S
trying to tackle them to the
ground
6
The really surprising thing
about the FBI's new Safecatch system,
currently in operation in Seattle, is that
it involves training bank employees to
terrify robbers by smiling at them.
"Ifyou're a legitimate customer, you
think, 'This is the friendliest person
I've met in my life.' Ifyou're a bad gul,
it scares the lights out of you
8
," one
bank executive explained. Bank rob-
beries have halved
9
since the scheme
was introduced. Smiling pierces the
anonymity thieves cultivate
lO
, creating
precisely the connection they're des-
perate to avoid. You didn't think the
grinning "greeters"" in the doorways'2
of big American shops (and, increas-
ingly, British ones) were really there to
make you feel welcome, did you?
Of course, a smile produced in the
high-stress context of a bank robbery is
going to be afake'J one. But that does not
necessarily spoiP' the effect. As part of
his research into the bodily signs oflying
and deception'5, the psychologist
Richard Wiseman revealed how bad we
are at telling real smiles'\ which involve
the eye muscles, from fake ones, which
use only the mouth. There's something
38 SPEAK UP
MEET THE PRESS
~
THE ECONOMIST
the suggested retail price
10
of$1.29-1.49
is relatively high.
Enviga's fate will probably turn on"
Coke's claim12 that it helps to burn off
calories. The Centre for Science in the
Public Interest, a consumer lobby group,
threatened
13
to sue'4 Nestle and Coke
over the weight-loss claims for the new
drink unless they changed their market-
ing strategy. Yet even if the claims made
for Enviga are accurate, drinking it
would be a pretty inefficient way to lose
weight. To shed
15
the 560 calories in a
Big Mac, you would have to swallow
about 20 cans'6 of the stuff. Going for
a long run would seem to be a lesser
17
-
not to mention more economical
punishment for gluttony18.
~ 1 THE LATEST BUZZWORDS: las ultimas
~ palabras de moda 2 SOFT DRINK:
refresco 3 CONCOCTION: mezcla, brebaje 4 TO LOSE
WEIGHT: adelgazar, perder peso 5 GROWTH: crecimien-
w 6 CARBONATED SUGARY DRINK: refresco con gas
7 RAISED CONCERNS OVER OBESITY: caus6 a1arma social
sobre el problema del sobrepeso 8 WILL ... TAKE TO?:
iles guStara) 9 BERRY: fruta del bosque 10 SUGGESTED
RETAIL PRICE: precio de vema aI publico recomendado
11 TO TURN ON: depender de 12 CLAIM: propaganda
13 TO THREATEN: amenazar 14 TO SUE: denunciar
15 TO SHED: quemar 16 CAN: lata 17 LESSER: menor
18 GLUTIONY: glownerfa, gula
AMagic Potion
N
atural and functional are the
latest buzzwords' in the food
and soft-drinks
2
industries.
Enviga, a new health drink
made by Coca-Cola, the
world's biggest maker of fizzy soft
drinks, and Nestle, the largest food
firm, is supposed to be both. A concoc-
tion
3
of "natural" green-tea extracts,
caffeine and "plant micronutrients", it
will go on sale across America this
month. Its makers claim it can help
consumers to lose weight
4
.
"Enviga increases calorie burning,"
declared Rhona Applebaum, Coca-
Cola's chief scientist, when the new
drink was unveiled in late 2006. Coke
claims studies have shown that a healthy
person ofnormal weight can burn 60 to
100 calories by consuming three cans of
Enviga over 24 hours. The studies have
not been made public.
Health and well ness are the main
sources ofgrowth
5
in the soft-drinks in-
dustry. In 2005, global sales of healthy
drinks, which include bottledwater, fruit
juice, and sportS and energy drinks,
amounted to $138 billion, or45 per cent
of the soft-drinks market. Growth rates
are seven times higher than for carbonat-
ed sugarydrinks
6
. In America sales ofcar-
bonated drinks declined a little in 2005
as government campaigns and media
coverage raised concerns over obesity7.
Will consumers take t0
8
Enviga? On-
ly one out ofevery three newsoft drinks
is a success, says Robert van Brugge, a
drinks analyst at Sanford Bernstein. Re-
cent high profile flops include Vanilla
Coke and Coca-Cola C2. Mr van
Brugge says he does not much like
the taste of Enviga, which comes in
green tea, berry9 and peach flavours. And
notice an elevation in your mood. Nter-
natively, perhaps you notice that the per-
son sitting beside you on the bus is start-
ing to look unsettled
25
, and wondering
again why it's always them who ends up
next to the weird, grinning passenger
26
.
This is the problem with psychology
experiments: do them in universities and
people give you research funding
27
; do
them on public transport and all they
give you is funny 100ks
28
.
~ 1 TAKE IT ON TRUST: creeme 2 YOU
IiiiIiIIIiIIiiI COULD BE IN FOR A SURPRISE: te podrfas
lIevar una sorpresa 3 UNPREDICTABILITY: imprevisibi-
lidad 4 SUDDEN: inesperado, repemino 5 aUICK-
WITIED CUSTOMER: c1ieme que reacciona rapidameme
6 TO TACKLE TO THE GROUND: derribar, rumbar en el
suelo 7 BAD GUY: malo, delincueme 8 IT SCARES THE
LIGHTS OUT OF YOU: te da un susw de muene 9 TO
HALVE: reducirse a la mitad 10 SMILING PIERCES
CULTIVATE: una sonrisa rompe el anonimaw que
busca el delicueme 11 THE GRINNING' GREETERS':
los que dan la bienvenida sonriendo 12 DOORWAY:
emrada 13 FAKE: falso 14 TO SPOIL: esuopear
15 BODILY SIGNS OF LYING AND DECEPTION: lenguaje
corporal que indica memira y engano 16 HOW BAD
WE ARE AT TELLING REAL SMILES: 10 incapaces que
somos de distinguir una sonrisa sincera 17 UTIERLY:
completameme 18 FAKE SMILING OURSELVES: una
sonrisa falsa incluso puede engafiarnos a nosmros
mismos 19 LANDMARK STUDY: esrudio muy conocido
20 WHICH INDUCES A FROWN: que hace fruncir el ceno
21 CARTOON: vineta 22 WERE MORE AMUSED: les hiw
mas gracia 23 NOTICE YOUR MOOD: ffjese en su humor
24 PULL YOUR LIPS: estire los labios 25 UNSETILED:
inc6modo 26 WHO ENDS UP PASSENGER: que acaba
por semarse a1lado del pasajero sonrieme y de
aspecw extrano 27 RESEARCH FUNDING: beca para la
investigaci6n 28 FUNNY LOOK: mirada extrana
SPEAK UP 39
LITERATURE / eON CD7
SPEAKER CHUCK ROLANDO STANDARD AMERICAN ACCENT
ILanguage level: IADVANCED I
CHARLES RCROSS
Room Full ofMirrors narra el nacimiento, consagraci6n
y caida de ]imi Hendrix, uno de los mejores guitarritas
del siglo XX y una de las mas grandes leyendas del
rock. He aqui un extracto del primer capitulo.
CHAPTER 1
BETTERTHA BEFORE
SeattLe, Washington,
November 1942
"Dear AI: Congratulations on your fine
son. Mother and son are well. Condi-
tions lots better than before. Lucille
sends love."
teLegram.Fom:
Delores Hall to AI Hendrix
imi Hendrix was born the day
after Thanksgiving' ,1942. The
healthy arrival of this eight-
pound, eleven-ounce baby was
seen by all as a true thanksgiv-
ing sign from God. When his
aunt wired
2
his father with the
news, her short telegram included the
line "Conditions lots better then be-
fore." That statemen t could serve as an
epigraph for the larger history of the
Hendrixes to that poine, and, in an
even wider context, as a wishful sum-
mation
4
of the African American expe-
rience in the United States. Things had
been bad for a long time, and perhaps
rhis new generation could hope for an
improvemenr and a more righreous
5
40 : I,.... f
world. Relatives on both sides ofJimi's
family celebrated his birth as a new be-
ginning. "He was rhe curesr
6
baby you
would ever want to see," recalled
7
his
aunt Delores Hall. "He was darlingS."
imi was born in rhe marerniry
ward of King County Hospiral,
later called Harborview, in Sear-
rle, Washington. The hospital
commanded a majestic view
9
of
the large natural harbor'o of Puget
Sound. Searrle was slowly emerging as
one ofrhe major American pon cities on
the Pacific Coasr and had a popularion
of 375,000 in 1942. In rhe wanime
years, it was a boomtown
1
' where ship-
yards
12
cranked out'3 navy vessels'4 and
the Boeing Airplane Company churned
out'5 the B-17 bombers rhar would win
rhe war for rhe Allies. In 1942, the facto-
ries ran round-rhe-c1ock shifrs'6, and a
huge influx of laborers expanded
17
rhe
city and forever changed irs racial demo-
graphics. In the 1900 census, there had
been only 406 Seatrle residenrs who re-
poned themselves as black, about one
half of 1 per cent of rhe popularion. In
rhe decade from 1940 to 1950, fueled's
by the war machine's need for labor and
a large migration from the South, rhe
city's population ofAfrican Americans
ballooned
19
to 15,666, and rhey became
Searrle's largesr racial minority.
Neither Jimi's morher nor farher was
pan of rhe wanime migrarion, bur
World War II would nevenheless playa
major role
20
in the circumstances oftheir
lives. At rhe rime ofJimi's binh
2
', his fa-
rher, AI, was a rwenty-rhree-year-old pri-
vate
22
in the US Army, stationed
23
ar Fon
Rucker, Alabama. AI had asked his com-
manding officer for parernity leave to
visir Searrle, bur he was denied fur-
lough
24
and jailed
25
instead. His superi-
ors told him he'd been imprisoned be-
cause they were convinced he would go
AWOL
26
to attend
27
rhe binh. AI was in
rhe stockade
2s
when the congratulatory
relegram from his sister-in-law arrived.
He later complained rhat whire soldiers
~ 1 THANKSGIVING: Ofa de Accion
~ de Cracias, fiesta nacional
estadounidellSe que sc celebra d cuarro jucves de
noviembrc 2 TO WIRE: enviar un telegrama 3 TO THAT
POINT: hasta enronces 4 AS A WISHFUL SUMMATION:
como resumen general 5 RIGHTEOUS: juS[() 6 CUTE:
mono 7 TO RECALL: recordar 8 OARLlNG: precioso
9 MAJESTIC VIEW: vista majestuosa 10 HARBOR: puerro
11 BOOMTOWN: ciudad cn fuerre crecimienro
12 SHIPYARO: astillero 13 TO CRANK OUT: producir
14 VESSEL: buque 15 TO CHURN OUT: producir en masa
16 RAN ROUNO-THE-CLOCK SHIFTS: trabajaban las 24
horas del dfa 17 TO EXPANO: haccr crecer 18 TO FUEL:
alimentar 19 TO BALLOON: creccr vcrriginosamentc
20 ROLE: papel21 BIRTH: pano 22 PRIVATE: soldado
raso 23 STATIONEO: destinado 24 HE WAS OENIED
FURLOUGH: sc Ie dencgo eI permiso 25 TO JAIL:
cncarcelar 26 AWOL (= ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE]:
ausentc sin permiso oflciaJ 27 TO ADENO: asistir
a 28 STOCKAOE: prisi"n militar
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
o
'"
,.
et the relationship between AI
and Lucille was strained'S by
more than just the turmoil
u
of
the war. AI was short but hand-
some, while Lucille had an
extraordinary youthful beauty that
turned heads when she walked down
the street. Other than their physical
connection and a mutual love of danc-
ing, they shared little to build a marriage
on. Both had come from backgrounds'7
of extreme poverty, and Al left Seattle
knowing that he would be able to do lit-
tle to provide for'8 his new wife and
child while overseas'9. Theirs had been
a quick romance - a shotgun wedding
SO
,
really - without the support of friends
and family. As a teenage mother-to-be,
Lucille faced extreme challenges
S1
in the
form ofher age, race, class, and econom-
ic situation. It was Lucille's very poverty
that helped breed a deep distrust
S2
in
AI Hendrix that would cause him to
later raise questions ofloyalty, fidelity,
and paternity.
~ 29 TO FALL ON OEAF EARS: caer en saco
~ row 30 THROUGH... STROKE OF TIMING:
la suerre quiso que jusw en aquel momenw ran
inoporruno 31 PREGNANT: embarazada 32 TO BE
ORAFTEO: ser Hamado a f1las 33 TO SHIP OUT: rrasladar
34 BARTENOER: barman 35 TO TOAST: brindar 36 FATE:
desrino 37 WOUNO: herida 38 TO FESTER: no cicarri-
zarse 39 HARRIEO: preocupado 40 MAONESS: locura
41 BACKOROP: relon de tondo 42 TO BE TORN APART:
romperse 43 TO GATHER UP: reunir 44 ANCESTRY:
ascendencia 45 TO STRAIN: crear rensiones en
46 TURMOIL: contusion, desorden 47 BACKGROUNO:
enrorno, ambienre 48 TO PROVIOE FOR: manrener
49 OVERSEAS: en eI exrranjero 50 SHOTGUN WEDDING:
casamienwa la tuerz.1 51 CHALLENGE: desatio
52 DISTRUST: desconflanza
grunge bands
like Nirvana,
Pearl Jam,
Soundgarden
and Alice in
Chains. In addition to
his Hendrix biography,
he has written Heavier
Than Heaven: The
Biography of Kurt
Cobain and Back-
streets: Springsteen,
the Man and His Music.
12,892 persons ofJapanese ancestry""
from Washington State were impris-
oned, including friends and neighbors
of the couple.
he circumstances of fate
36
that
gave the newly married couple
their first child when AI was
three thousand miles away cre-
ated a wound
J7
that would for-
ever fester
38
in the marriage of AI and
Lucille. Of course their separation was-
n't unusual in the turbulent time of
World War II. Once the Japanese at-
tacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941,
a harried
J9
madness'o developed in Seat-
tle and other West Coast cities, where
fear of a Japanese assault was a back-
drop" to thousands of families being
torn apart'2. The day before AI and Lu-
cille were married, Seattle became
the first city in the nation where Japan-
ese Americans were gathered Up'3 and
sent to internment camps. Eventually,
Charles R Cross is a writer based
in Seattle, Washington. He was born
in Richmond, Virginia, but moved to
Pullman, Washington when he was a
child. He took a degree in Creative
Writing at the University of Washington
and later became a local rock journa-
list. From 1986 to 2000, he was Editor-
in-Chief of The Rocket, "the best re-
gional music magazine in the nation".
Certainly, this was a great time to
follow the music scene in Seattle,
which was producing legendary
had been given leave in similar situa-
tions, but his complaints fell on deaf
ears
29
. AI would not meet his son until
the boy was three years old.
Jimi's mother, Lucille Jeter Hendrix,
was only seventeen when Jimi was born.
Through an inopportune stroke of tim-
ing
JO
, Lucille found out she was preg-
nant
J1
the same week AI was drafted
J2

They married on March 31, 1942, at the


King County Courthouse in a ceremo-
ny performed by a justice of the peace,
and they only lived together as man and
wife for three days before AI was shipped
out
JJ
. The night before Allen, they par-
tied at the Rocking Chair, a club where
Ray Charles would later be discovered.
Lucille was under the drinking age, but
in the wartime frenzy, that didn't matter
to bartenders
J4
The couple toasted
JS
an
uncertain future and AI's safe return
from the service.
6) Seattle became the first city
A. to suffer attacks from the Japanese.
B. to send men to war against the Japanese.
c. where Japanese Amercians were sent
to camps.
5) Lucille found out she was pregnant
virtually at the same time as
A. World War II broke out.
B. her husband was stationed in Alabama.
c. the attack on Pearl Harbor.
41 Jimi's father claimed he was not allowed
paternity leave because
A. of his skin color.
B. he had only just arrived in Alabama.
c. his rank did not permit him to take time off.
2) The black population in Seattle
A. increased moderately during the 1940s
due to the war.
B. doubled between the 1900s-1940s
because of economic growth.
c. rose between 1940 and 1950 because of
new work possibilities.
More exercises on CD
7) Hendrix's parents shared little except
A. their determination to succeed in life
despite their poverty.
B. their physical connection and love of
dancing.
c. their great trust of each other.
Answers
A) 1A,2c,3A,4A,5B,6c, 7B,8A
3) Most of these new black arrivals came
from
A. the American South.
B. Africa.
c. Latin America.
8) What provoked a deep distrust in
Al Hendrix?
A. Lucille's poverty.
B. Lucille's young age.
c. Lucille's race and class.
A) Indicate the correct answer from the
three possibilities.
11 The birth of Jimi Hendrix came at
a time of
A. new hope for the African-American
community.
B. terrible economic hardship.
c. extreme poverty because of the outbreak
of World War II.
EXERCISES
Listening Questions
LEISURESCOPE
BY CONOR GLEESON
Childhoods from Hell
Britain's bookshelves are
now packed" with examples
of a new genre called
Misery'2 Lit. real-life stories
of childhood neglect 13,
violence and sexual abuse,
Eighty per cent of these
books, such as Dave
A Child Called It, Kathy
O'Beirne's Don't Ever Tell
and Please, Daddy, No by
Stuart Howarth, are bought
by women and most titles are
sold in supermarkets,
Dangerous Games in Africa
Alexander McCall Smith is
author of the bestselling
The No, 7Ladies' Detective
Agency series, He is also a
prolific author of children's
novels, including the
Akimbo books, set in an
African game reserve14 and
aimed at seven-to-nine-
year-olds, In Akimbo and the
Snakes [Bloomsbury), little
Akimbo visits his uncle's snake
park and encounters a deadly
green mamba,
Gray's Innovations
r..-;:;;;r;iiii.,..ilC'!:II ''The greatest
Scottish novelist
since Sir Walter
Scott," according
to Anthony
Burgess, Alas-
dair Gray has,
over the years,
turned his hand to comedy, sci-
ence fiction, sexual fantasy and
Victorian pastiche, Old Men in
Love [Bloomsbury), typically
innovative, has a narrator whose
stories contain yet more stories,
in multiple locations and time
periods, including Periclean
Athens, Renaissance Florence
and New Labour Britain,
1 SCATHING: mordaz 2 SPIN-
DDCTDRING: manipular la
informaci6n de forma que resulre favorable 3 TD
CRACK: descifrar 4 GHOSTWRITER: negro 5 TO DEPICT:
describir 6 PRIOE: orgllllo 7 GREED: avaricia
8 BACKDROP: rel6n de fondo 9 TO STRIKE: golpear
10 THE BLACK DEATH: la pesre negra 11 PACKED: lleno
12 MISERY: desgracia. sllfrimienro 13 NEGLECT:
abandono 14 GAME RESERYE: reserva narural
greed?, against a backdropS of the
greatest disaster ever to strike9 hu-
manity - the Black Death. 10
known as "Britain's leading thriller
writer", in the words ofthe Daily Tele-
graph, Books such as Fatherland
(in which Hider won the war) and
Enigma (brilliant British scientists
crack
3
Nazi Germany's secret com-
munications code) have helped
Harris to sell 10 million copies of his
novels worldwide in 30
languages, In The Ghost
(Hutchinson), Adam
Lang, Britain's longest-
serving and most contro-
versial Prime Minister of
the last 50 years, hires a
ghostwriter
4
to complete
his memoirs of his years
in power. The ghostwriter
discovers secrets hidden by Lang,
secrets with the power to both alter
world politics and to kill.
en Follett is one ofthe world's
most popular authors, His 16
novels, ranging from thrillers
such as The ThirdTwin to his-
torical novels such as Pillars of the
Earth, have sold 90 million copies.
Pillars ofthe Earth, published in 1989
and based around the building of a
cathedral in 12th century England,
has sold 10 million copies alone. Fol-
lett has now written a sequel to Pil-
lars, set two centuries later in the same
cathedral city of Kingsbridge. World
Without End (Macmillan) depicts
5
a
web of love and hate, pride
6
and
General information about books can be found at www.amazon.co.uk, which also
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on this page, visit the following web sites: Hutchinson: www.randomhouse.co.uk
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nee one of the UK's
most respected politi-
cal journalists, fa-
mous for his scathing' attacks
on NewLabour's culture ofspin-doc-
toring
2
, Robert Harris is now best
APast Success
Revisited
The Prime Minister's
Ghostly Secrets
LEISURESCOPE
BY GUILLERMO GONZALEZ
Wu-Tang Forever
Whole Lana Zeppelin
~ 1 SPARE: simple 2 RAW: crudo
~ 3 TENDER: tierno 4 LUSH
SDUNDSCAPE: sonidos sofisticados 5 DARK AND
MOODY: sombrfo 6 TO HIT THE BIG TIME: tener un gran
exira 7 TO LAUNCH: sacar a la vema BTO MASH UP:
amalgamar 9 TO PUT ON A MAP: dar a conocer 10 IS A
RETURN TO FORM: demuesrra que vue1ven a estar en
plena forma 11 A VERY NON RADIO-FRIENDLY HOOK: un
esrribillo que a buen segura no se escuchara en la
radio 12 WATCH YOUR MUTHAFUCKIN' MOUTH: ciliate la
puta boca 3 RANDOMLY: al azar 14 A ONE-OFF GIG: un
unico concierto 15 TO FILL IN FOR: sustiruir, cambiar
16 HIGHLIGHTS: mejores canciones 17 UNRELEASED
MATERIAL: canciones ineditas
44 SPEAK UP
H
ip-hop may be dead, according
to rapper Nas, but Wu-Tang
Clan is forever. The New York
rap supergroup that changed the face
of hip-hop in the 1990s and
launched nine successful solo careers
is back with new album The 8 Dia-
grams. The Clan's eight living mem-
bers - RZA, GZA, Inspectah Deck,
Raekwon, V-God, Ghostface Killa,
Method Man and Masta Killah - are
all present, while 01' Dirty Bastard,
the clan's ninth member who died of
an accidental overdose in 2004, per-
This is an excellent month
for 20,000 randomli
J
selected Led Zeppelin fans.
After more than 20 years,
the surviving band
members will re-form for a
one-off gig'4 at London's 02
Arena, Jason Bonham will
fill in for's his late father on
drums and Bill Wyman and
Pete Townshend are
scheduled to make guest
appearances. Should the
concert be a success, talks
between Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
and John Paul Jones suggest that
a full reunion tour might be a
possibility. Led Zeppelin were one of
the most influential rock groups of
the 1970s, best known for the hits
Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta
Love and Kashmir. The highlights'6
forms posthumously through the
use of previously recorded material.
The first single Watch }Our Mouth
is a return to form'0: sparse beats,
kung-fu film score samples and a very
non radio-friendly hook" - "Watch
your muthafuckin' mouth'2". Other
tracks feature guest musicians such as
P-funk's George Clinton, Red Hot
Chili Peppers' John Frusciante and
System ofa Down's Shavo Odadjian,
as well as Dhani Harrison, son of
George, doing a version of his dad's
song called Gently weeps.
of their career can be heard on
Mothership, a 24-track Best Of
collection chosen by the band. You
can also relive their glory years with
a reissue of the soundtrack to their
1976 concert film The Song Remains
the Same, featuring previously
unreleased material'7.
LEISURESCOPE
____________1 I'J [ll'J I ~
BY SUZANNE WALES
Modern-day Mary Poppins
he current 'it girl' of the
cinema, Scarlett Johansson
stars in The Nanny Diaries,
an adaptation of the best-
seller by Emma McLaughlin
and Nicola Kraus and based on
their experiences as nannies for New
York's upper-crust' families. Al-
though Annie Oohansson) dreams of
becoming an anthropologist - a
desire she pardy placates
2
by regular
trips to New York's famous Museum
of Natural History - happenstance
J
lands her a job for Mr and Mrs X (like
the book, the subjects' anonymity is
kept) looking after their son Grayer.
A collision of classes is the backbone
of the film, as the down-to-earth An-
nie observes in amazement the often
neurotic eccentricities of her privi-
leged employers. Mrs X insists that
Grayer eat French food in the hope
that it will help him with his foreign
language skills; he is taken to the city's
museums in his free time, rather than
to the park. Annie's love interest
4
comes in the form of Dean (John
Henry Cox) a 'Harvard Hottie'5 who
lives across the hall.
Behind the Courtr 0
Gone for Good
G
eorge Clooney's new vehicle
6
Michael Clayton has all the in-
gredients of a top-notch? dra-
ma: it's produced by Steven Soder-
bergh and written and directed by
Tony Gilroy, the man behind the ex-
cellent scripts of the Bourne trilogy.
Clooney stars alongside two stellar
British actors, Tilda Swinton and
Tom Wilkinson. The film deals with
the behind-the-scenes drama of a
large New York law firm, but goes
way beyond
B
an episode of LA Law
or Ally McBeal. Clooney plays Clay-
ton, a fixer who solves problems in-
side the firm, sometimes acting just
within the margin of the law
9
to
guarantee a favourable outcome'O for
his employer's clients. When the law
firm takes on a case to defend a giant
chemical company, he is thrown
into a moral and professional dilem-
ma and is forced to make some
life-changing decisions.
Ben Affleck's directorial debut
Gone Baby Gone has become an
unlucky victim of the gigantic
media coverage surrounding the
Madeleine McCann case. Due to
premiere at the London Film
Festival, the film has been
canned" due to the plot's simi-
larities to the real life events
surrounding the missing infant.
~ 1 UPPER-CRUST: de aim sociedad
~ 2 TO PLACATE: calmar 3 HAPPEN-
STANCE: por casualidad 4 LOVE INTEREST: posible
pareja 5 HonlE: persona sexy 6 VEHICLE: obra
7 TOP-NOTCH: de primera caregorfa 8 TO GO WAY
BEYONO: ir mucho mas alia 9 JUST WITHIN... OF THE
LAW: rozando la ilegalidad 10 FAVOURABLE
OUTCOME: resulmdo posirivo 11 TO CAN: cancelar
SPEAK UP 45
'OKES / eON COB
SPEAKERS MARK WOROEN I RACHEL ROBERTS STANDARD BRITISH ACCENT
ILanguage level: IAOVANCEOI
The Last Laugh
The Magician and
the Parrot
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p
2
and he was really good.
He was performing the highlight
3
of
his showwhen a parrot
4
walked on stageS
and squawked, "It's in his sleeve
6
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The next day the magician was
performing his highlight again (in
front ofa smaller audience) when the
parrot walked on stage and declared,
"It's in his pocketS!"
The next day, as he was performing
the highlight, he saw the parrot in the
crowd. But before the parrot could ruin
the magic trick
9
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rock and sank10.
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find a board to hang on to11. At the
other end ofthe board was the parrot.
They stared at each other12 for three full
days, neither ofthem saying anything,
when suddenly the parrot said, "I give
up13, what did you do with the ship?"
Questions
and Answers
Question: Why are married women
heavier14 than single women?
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what's in the refrigerator and
go to bed; married women
come home, see what's in bed
and go to the refrigerator.
Question: Whywasn't]esus Christ born
in Australia?
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wise men lS and a virgin?
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hombre sabio
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FOR REVIEW'...
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CHANGES BECAUSE OF
MY VISIT OR IT WILL
KILL EVERYONE IN
THE FUTURE.
BUT IT'S ONLY
UNETHICAL IF YOU
MAKE THE MISTAKE OF
CHANGING ANYTHING
FROM THE PAST.
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Precisamenre las acrividades de los famosos
en esra ciudad es el rema de un arrfculo
del proximo meso De la mano de algunos
residenres en Las Vegas, conoceremos
los locales favoriros de personajes como
Paris Hilron y Sandra Bullock, y des-
cubriremos en que capilla Brimey Spears
conrrajo marrimonio por primera vez.
Esre afio los fans de la musica, yen
parricular de Los Beatles, han visro aparecer
el ulrimo ilbum de Paul McCarmey:
Memory ALmost FuLL (Memoria casi LLena).
Un rrabajo muy personal y rerrospecrivo
que bucea en la memoria. En el proximo
numero, el ex beatle hablaca para los
lecrores de Speak Up sobre esre evocarivo
rrabajo Heno de emociones que abarca
recuerdos de su infancia, de Liverpool,
de veranos que ya no volvecan y, por
supuesro, de Los Beatles. McCarrney nos
hablaca de End a/the End, un rema que
hace referencia a la muerre: un homenaje
a rodos los seres queridos que ya no
volved.n a cruzar el umbral de la puerra.
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McCARTNEY
Cada pafs, cada culrura riene sus peculiarida-
des a la hora de celebrar las avidades. Para
unos, esras fiesras son momenros de espirirua-
lidad; para orros, simplemenre una buena
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