Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Weekly Bilingual News - Special Edition

Dear Friends:

Hello! Welcome to a special online communication of the Spanish-English Club with several comments we posted on the Journal Community of the Wall Street Journal Online during the last few days.
Professional compromises don't give us time to write the normal Weekly Bilingual News issues. But here you have interesting subjects for your debate and bilingual conversation.
WSJ Story: Court Strikes at Health Law (December 13, 2010)
Comment: "How many more headaches the President Obama will suffer in the next two years? Is he in conditions to survive? "
Domingo A. Trassens
2 Recommendations
WSJ Story: Iran's Nuclear Chief Is Named Foreign Minister (December 13, 2010)
Comment: "Could a nuclear-chief run the office of foreign relations of a country? Strange play! In a normal country, the nuclear issues are not the main focus of the foreign relations. And the nuclear bombs are not good tools to gain friends abroad. In Iran, all is possible. "
Domingo A. Trassens
1 Recommendation
WSJ Story: Madoff's Son Is Found Dead in Apparent Suicide (December 12, 2010)
Comment: "Why the Bernard Madoff's elder son and not the own Bernard Madoff? Could Bernard Madoff think in a better future different to his death? "
Domingo A. Trassens
2 Recommendations
All the best,
Domingo A. Trassens
Spanish-English Club
Electronic mail: domingo.trassens@gmail.com
URL: http://spaengclub.blogspot.com/

Questions - Preguntas:

1) From your point of view, what was the worst news for the last week?

1) Desde vuestro punto de vista, ¿cuál fue la peor noticia de la última semana?

2) And what was the best news from the last week?

2) ¿Y cuál fue la mejor noticia de la última semana?

Vocabulary - Vocabulario:

- abroad = en el extranjero, fuera del país
- elder son = hijo mayor
- headaches = dolores de cabeza, problemas, inconvenientes
- nuclear issues = asuntos relativos a la estrategia y/o política nuclear
- possible = posible
- survive = sobrevivir 


Thanks to Bev, Bob, Carl and Mary for your messages.

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