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 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.
Meu compromisso semanal com a Betsy não pode ser considerado uma aula, e sim um momento onde dois amigos conversam, em inglês, sobre assuntos variado do dia a dia. Ela é uma pessoa muito atualizada, antenada no que acontece no mundo e em nossa cidade, e sempre traz seu ponto de vista sobre algum tema que debatemos. O que mais me impressiona é que a Betsy nunca vai para uma aula sem prepara-la, sem que tenha pesquisado e buscado textos e informações que muito acrescentam, tanto no idioma quanto no conhecimento geral. É um grande prazer poder usufruir de uma companhia tão agradável, e que não está preocupa somente em ensinar o idioma, mas que procura debater temas e assuntos do nosso cotidiano. Considero um privilégio este momento com ela, e somente tenho a agradecer sua dedicação e seu comprometimento.
I have known Betsy for a long time, and in all these years I have learned so much from her… not just English, but from her vast experience as a teacher and as a person. Being an excellent teacher is not just about knowing your subject perfectly (which is of course the case since English is her first language) but also about loving to learn and to relate to people from all kinds of backgrounds and ages. I had as much fun in her classes as a nerdy Star Wars / Elvis teen fan as I do now as busy working grown up!
I really don’t know how long Betsy has been my teacher. I do know she is the best teacher I have ever had. She can join daily happenings with an admirable sense of humor that makes her classes quite unique. She is intelligent, smart, very confident and besides everything she became a close friend of us. It’s a privilege being her student.