Friday, November 21, 2008


Yellow tail Snappers are members of the Lutjanidae family, they can be up to 86 cm , weigh up to 4 k and live up to 14 years.
They live in reefs,coastal subtropical waters in the Caribbean REs Sea and warm waters.
Used for commercial purposes ,public aquariums,gamefish and aquaculture.
Young individuals are usually found over weed beds. Feeds mainly at night on a combination of plankton and benthic animals including fishes, crustaceans, worms, gastropods and cephalopods. Juveniles feed primarily on plankton.Spawning occurs throughout the year

Mark Twain ,US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)
"Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more".
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear".
"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything".
"A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval".


Samuel Clemens, alias Mark Twain, is an American icon whose wit and genius have entertained thousands of readers for more than a century. His many publications include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, along with many dozens of other works ranging from airy magazine columns to focused, biting anti-imperialist satire.
He was born in Hannibal, Missouri in 1835. The Clemens family consisted of two brothers, a sister, and the family-owned slave, Jenny, whose vivid storytelling was a formative influence on the young Sam. As he was growing up, his parents explained their perspective on the nature of things in the established South, about the slave-owning tradition, and about 'rough western justice.'
Sam Clemens first discovered his literary talents through an apprenticeship at a local printing shop. He was exposed to countless books and became an avid reader. For him, a career in journalism was more than natural, but it wasn't until the marriage of his sister that Sam was inspired to real action. He left Hannibal for New York City. Shortly after he found himself in Philadelphia, working in the publishing and journalism fields.
Eventually he relocated to Cincinatti, with the intention of saving enough money to explore the Amazon by way of New Orleans. His method of travel was to be the steamboat, and while contemplating his future, he discovered his deep internal connection with the Mississippi river.While working in Carson City he met his mentor, the popular humorist Artemus Ward, who recognized Clemens' talent and encouraged him to write 'as much as possible.' Mark Twain did precisely that.
Clemens married, and his finely-honed abilities earned him international renown as a writer, lecturer and traveller. Along the way, he composed some of the best-loved and most widely known literature of 19th-century America.

Mark Twain spent the remaining three years completing his official autobiography and on the evening of 10 April 1910, he died.

Extracts from Mark Twain´s bio by A.G.Lewis


--Homework:Grammar, units 107 and 108 about the prepositions AT, IN ON for time and place.

--Video: I must apologize for the awful state of the lab. It´s a fact to be acknowledged that it´s old and doesn´t work properly. It should be closed down for good and all.Anyway ,up in our classroom, and thanks to my own video ,we were able to to watch and carry out the activities I had originally planned.St. B.p.24 .At the Conference Hotel , this time Allie and Mark are in San Francisco . Allie checks in the hotel, then calls the room service for a sandwich and finally meets marks at the coffee bar. We practised very useful communicative expressions to be used in these common situations.

--Grammar, unit 97. Linking words: and, or, so, because and although. The exercises for next Monday.

--Speaking and writing: two handouts to practise these linking words.

--Homework: do the grammar exercises of chapter 97 and the activities in your students´books,p. 26 and on p.27 the reading exercise.


--Homework: Grammar, unit 24 and worbook, p. 17 and 19 . there were just a couple of questions.

--Video:Please, read what I have written for NB2A/C. I´ll never ever take you to the lab. Whenever we want to watch a video, we´ll do it in the classas mine works far better than the one downstairs. So, up in the class we knew about Cindy Jakson , the plastic woman, who has undergone twenty cosmetic surgery operations! .You watched it in disbelief, but it´s true. Understanding and vocabulary activities were done.

--Homework: Grammar ,units 109 and 110 about word order:verb+object(place and time) and adverbs with the verb.

Listen to and sing this beautiful song. I´ve always loved it.