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EJERCICIO DE READING EN INGLÉS

Lectura en inglés y ejercicios

Os proponemos dos ejercicios de lectura y comprensión en inglés (Nivel Intermedio)

Tras la lectura de este texto en inglés sobre la relación del poeta Ginsberg y el cantautor Bob Dylan, contesta Verdadero o Falso en el EJERCICIO 1 y encuentra las palabras definidas en el EJERCICIO 2.

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The relationship between Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan was often portrayed, not least by themselves, as a father-and-son relationship. Most notably, in Dylan’s film Renaldo and Clara, Ginsberg appears as a fictional character called The Father, and several scenes show him offering religious instruction to Dylan as Renaldo. Of course, these scenes are ironic in many ways: two Jewish poets playing out motifs from Christian theology; the whole joke (a friendly, and entirely non-homophobic joke) of the notoriously gay Ginsberg being portrayed as a progenitor. But beneath the irony there is an entirely serious tribute to the depth and commitment of the friendship between the two. Chronologically, they are in fact closer than “father and son” would suggest. Ginsberg (born in 1926) was a mere fifteen years older than Dylan. Moreover, Ginsberg was a slow starter in publishing his work; his first book, Howl, appeared in 1956, a mere five years before Dylan’s first record. As far as the dates are concerned, it might be more sensible to see Ginsberg not as a father but as an elder brother. And as the two got older, the distance between them must have shrunk even further.

EXERCISE 1                True or false?

  1. Their relationship was generally described as one of father-and-son, but not by them.
  2. Some scenes of Renaldo and Clara are ironic because of the fact of both authors were representing part of the Christian religion, religion to which they did not belong.
  3. The funny thing was that Ginsberg, who was not gay, was portrayed as a homosexual progenitor.
  4. As long as years went by, the relation between them change.

 

EXERCISE 2               Find the word described

  1. Described (someone or something) in a particular way: 
  2. A person from which another person is descended or originates:
  3. Dominant or recurring ideas in an artistic work:
  4. Famous or well known, typically for some bad quality:

 

RESPUESTAS A LOS EJERCICIOS:

 

EXERCISE 1            True or false?

  1. Their relationship was generally described as one of father-and-son, but not by them.

FALSE. They also believed to have this father-and-son relationship.

  1. Some scenes of Renaldo and Clara are ironic because of the fact of both authors were representing part of the Christian religion, religion to which they did not belong.

RIGHT.

  1. The funny thing was that Ginsberg, who was not gay, was portrayed as a homosexual progenitor.

FALSE. The funny fact was that Ginsberg, being homosexual, appeared as a progenitor.

  1. As long as years went by, the relation between them change.

RIGHT.

 

 

EXERCISE 2             Find the word described

  1. Described (someone or something) in a particular way: Portrayed.
  2. A person from which another person is descended or originates: Progenitor.
  3. Dominant or recurring ideas in an artistic work: Motifs.
  4. Famous or well known, typically for some bad quality: Notoriously.

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