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Pidiendo un favor, David Attenborough, prueba de números, la Navidad en Praga, las mejores y peores cosas en la televisión, Carolina en el bar, preposiciones de tiempo, mediciones británicas.

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Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:19].

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:55].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:55].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:55].

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Our person in air cable tower of Manizales

The air cable of Manizales was built at the beginning of XX century by The Ropeway Extension an English company to conect Manizales with Mariquita to provide to industry and commerce a way most efficient to arrive to Honda a port on Magdalena river, to avoid the risks on rural roads in a violent time, and to improve the economy for the both cities.

Its construction began in 1912 and was finished just until 1916, because the first mundial war affected sendings the machinery and inputs from europe to Colombia

The extension was about 72 km and had 22 stations, in that time the longest air cable in the world. After 45 years, the air cable of Manizales stopped,due to roads development.

Nowadays, the air cable tower is a symbol of the progress of the city, a touristic place located beside a Juan Valdez Coffee, and it's one of the fvorite places for meeting in Manizales.

I'd like to meet Carlos Vives. He's one of most popular singers from Colombia, He sings vallenato a traditional music from Colombia's caribbean coast. He made a fusion between vallenato and pop music, making more international traditional songs.

At the beginning Vives, was a soap opera actor, but his passion always was the rock music, bus his life turned around after he made Escalona, a soap opera about one of the main authors of vallenato. He had to sing Escalona's compositions almost every chapter, but he didn't like it, but when he identified that people loved the way he sang vallenatos he decided to continue his career as a vallento singer, being a pioneer at international scene, getting recognition by latinamericans. Now he's on the top of his career, and people from north america and europe knows him.

He feels pride about our culture and He express his love for Colombia in every music video, showing our origin, our mountains and plains, our kind side, beyond violence and drugs, people in whom you can trust, the country of magic realism.

The best thing on tv are the programs about history, science or travel, the worst are the novels

I would like to personally meet Jacobo Zabludovsky, who is a mexican news presenter.  Jacobo has a very long career in the news business. His more famous program was called "24 Horas" and it was the more influential TV program for two decades. Jacobo has been an excellent interviewer, very clever but very respectful too. He interviewed at the most famous people of the world like John F. Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Pablo Picasso and Luciano Pavarotti. Now he has a news program in the radio that has a high rating. He is a great supporter of the Tango music and the Bullfights. I really enjoy his humor sense and his wisdom. 

Quete, How old is Jacobo? Three men you named are dead.