Charlie, who was privileged to be born with the gift to beam himself forward or backward in time, is concerned with the psychological well-being of the good citizens both in the USA and Brazil. People in both countries have been thrown into states of emotional anxiety during the 2018 elections. By going back in time and speaking to patriotic and wise humans from the past, he has brought us some insight and, hopefully, perspective. See if you can guess who said what.
Try to beam yourself back, at least in your imagination. Which quotation do you think was said by:
a. George Orwell, pen name of Eric Blair, British novelist, essayist, social critic & journalist (1903 – 1950)
b. John Adams, 2nd president of the United States (1735 – 1836)
c. John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1917 – 1963; death by assassination)
d. Mahatma Gandhi, nonviolent Indian activist for independence against Great Britain (1869 – 1948; death by assassination)
e. Mao Zedong, Communist revolutionary & founder of the People’s Republic of China (1893 – 1976)
f. Martin Luther King, Jr., nonviolent American civil rights movement leader (1929 – 1968; death by assassination)
g. Plato, Greek philosopher & founder of the 1st institution of higher learning in the Western World (428/427 – 348 /347 BCE)
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Betsy was the my English teacher in Uberaba, a long time ago…. An excellent teacher, a wonderful human-being. She gave me the nickname I gladly adopted ever since. We became close friends and we are still close – in our hearts.
Aprender inglês com Betsy é um privilégio! Com aulas dinâmicas, inteligentes, divertidas, sempre tratando de assuntos atuais, consegue ensinar e cativar! Tenho aulas com ela há muitos anos! Não pretendo parar, pois além de aprender a língua, Betsy coloca assuntos muito interessantes em pauta. Nestes muitos anos, nunca repetiu uma só aula! Grande professora!
Betsy is a wonderful English teacher! Not only is she a native English speaker, but she is also “antenada” in what’s going on around the globe, enabling all kinds of subjects to be brought to light through very engaging and in-depth discussions, and providing a rich vocabulary, with words and expressions you don’t normally find in your usual English textbooks (and that are only ever mentioned on advanced English classes after years and years of going to the same English school). She is very open-minded and has a great sense of humor, making “convos” interesting and funny. And…Betsy loves cats – she is the best! Love, Carla & Amanda.
Betsy is a very nice teacher. She is dedicate, loves the students and always try to help us with our problems. Every each class we can learn different things and Betsy prepares excellent exercises each day. I love my English Class.