miércoles, 6 de abril de 2011
Listening activity- 40 films in 7 minutes
Use the dictionary to understand difficult words: http://www.wordreference.com/
I don’t want you to think of this as just a film. Some process of converting electrons and magnetic impulses into shapes and figures and sounds. No. Listen to me.
Shut up, listen and learn.
Remember, all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.
You are fully capable of deciding your own destiny. The question you face is, “which path will you choose?”
Everything you do in life, every choice you make has a consequence. When you do things without thinking, you ain’t (are not) making the choice, the choice is making you.
It is not our abilities that show what we truly are, it is our choices.
You are what you choose to be. You choose!
This is something only you can decide.
No lifeguard’s watching you anymore. You’re on your own. You’re your own man. The decisions you make now are yours and yours alone from here until the end.
I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.
Everything that has a beginning has an end.
Believe it or not, every one of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing, turn cold and die.
It is simply a matter of time.
Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back.
Because we’re mortal, because any moment might be our last, everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.
Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the force.
Nothing ever truly dies. The universe wastes nothing. Everything is simply transformed.
Our lives are streams flowing into the same river.
And so we are all connected in the great circle of life.
Don’t you be afraid sweetheart. Death is just a part of life. Something we are all destined to do.
You cannot escape your destiny.
Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.
Life’s a box of chocolates Forrest. You never know what you’re gonna (going to) get.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Our lives are defined by opportunities. Even the ones we miss.
This is the way things are. You can’t change nature.
Change is nature dad, the part that we can influence. And it starts when we decide.
The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves.
No fate. No fate but what we make.
Two little mice fell into a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned, but the second mouse, he struggled so hard that he eventually turned that cream into butter and he walked out.
Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmmm? And well you should not. For my ally is the force and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.
The force will be with you always.
But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will!
Don’t give in to hate, that leads to the dark side.
Your anger gives you great power, but if you let it, it will destroy you.
Always remember, your focus determines your reality.
Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
Without purpose, we would not exist.
Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something. You got a dream, you gotta (got to) protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna (want to) tell you you can’t do it. You want something, go get it, period.
You don’t just live in life, you change it, you shape it, you make your mark upon it.
What I’m talking about is the human spirit. That’s the challenge, that’s the voyage, that’s the expedition.
Be all you can be.
The powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
You must strive to find your own voice, because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, “most men lead lives of quiet desperation”. Don’t be resigned to that…break out!
It’s not about being rational; it’s about following your heart.
You must be imaginative, strong hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from.
If you focus on what you’ve left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.
I never look back, darling! It distracts from “the now”.
Regrets are a waste of time. They’re the past crippling you in the present.
When you learn to quiet your mind.
You will know when you are calm, at peace, passive.
Your mind is like this water, my friend. When it is agitated, it becomes difficult to see. But if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear.
Be whoever you want to be.
But you’re never gonna (going to) be the same person you are right now.
So, my advice to you is to get it right this time around, because this time is all you have.
Find the joy in your life.
Alright, I’ll give it a try. No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.
Take a deep breath. You only need one shot. Make it count.