#114 Unfinished Love Quotes

Published on January 26, 2007

Contents
=> Unfinished Love Quotes for Valentine’s Day
=> What’s New at ETsEverywhere.com
=> 3 Great Web Sites
=> Follow-up on last issue’s Dichotomies
=> In the Next Issues


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Unfinished Love Quotes for Valentine’s Day
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Below you’ll find quotations on the subject of love–but not in complete form.

Give students the first half of the quote and ask them to finish it. They may add one word, several words, or even another sentence.

Creating language is more important than matching the original quotation. Give students some space to play with these, to create something witty, wise, charming or funny.

When that is done, you can compare with the real quotations and discuss any similarities or differences in meaning.

1. Love is the irresistible desire to be…

2. I was sitting in a corner alone and a very beautiful young man came up to me and offered me some salted peanuts, and he said, “I wish they were…

3. Love is like a pair of socks. You have to have two, and they gotta [they gotta = they have got to, or they must]…

4. I like not only to be loved but to be told…

5. In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet…

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What’s New at ETsEverywhere.com
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English Teachers Everywhere (www.etseverywhere.com) is Kevin’s new web site where you can find tons of free audio files and listening activities.

However, if you are looking for a web site with advertisements, registration requirements, or where you have to pay for anything, then ETsEverywhere.com is probably not for you.

So what’s new?

The Chore Song (aka the nagging song).
The 40-second song lists a number of collocations associated with chores and/or nagging. www.etseverywhere.com/?cat=3

The History/Mystery of Valentine’s Day
You’ll find an unusual audio broadcast of one investigative reporter’s attempt to unravel the mystery of Valentine’s day. There’s a transcript from which you can make listening activities. www.etseverywhere.com/?cat=8

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3 Really Exciting Web Sites
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I admit I do get excited about web sites. Here are 3 resources.

1. Radio Lab (www.radiolab.org)
These are hour-long audio shows that are investigations into fascinating questions. Of particular interest is Show #202, “Musical Language,” which, among other things examines the relationship between language and music. (http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/episodes/2006/04/21)

The entire second season is free for you to download in mp3 form. No registration or anything.

2. The Alexander Palace Time Machine (www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/) Amazingly rich site created by an American who is fascinated with the Alexander Palace near Petersburg. Lots of stuff on the Romanov family and Russian history in general. Lots of photos. (I discovered this site originally when I was doing research to discover the name of Anastasia’s dog). The discussion forums show how many people all over the world are still fascinated by the Romanovs.

3. Word2Word (www.word2word.com/coursead.html)
Language Learning You want to learn Vietnamese, Urdu, Hawaiian? This page is a collection of links, organized by language, that will take you to various sites with lessons, interactive materials for language learning. Pretty much everything is free.

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Answers: Complete Love Quotations
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1. Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
–Robert Frost, poet

2. I was sitting in a corner alone and a very beautiful young man came up to me and offered me some salted peanuts, and he said, “I wish they were as he handed me the peanuts, and that was the end of my heart. I never got it back. –Helen Hayes, Actress.

3. Love is like a pair of socks. You have to have two, and they gotta match. –source unkown

4. I like not only to be loved but to be told I am loved. –George Eliot, author

5. In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
–Erich Fromm, psychologist

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What About the Dichotomies?
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ETs in Russia and Elsewhere #113 offered a dichotomies lesson. You had to choose one half of ten pairs: cat/dog, magic/science, etc.

I would be very interested to look at anybody’s results and record them in my database. In return I will send you my results and we can see if we are kindred spirits. Send results to this address (dochotomies at kevinmccaughey dot com.)

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In the next issue
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Early February 2007: More quality stuff. I can’t remember what.

Copyright 2007 Kevin McCaughey & I.M. Poosheesty


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