Hello, I would like thank the everyone at this press conference for allowing me to endorse the pipelines. We, the American people have been in an economic downfall for the past 4 years. Pipeline creates plenty of jobs for our American people. We deserve to spend no more than 3 dollars a gallon on oil for our cars, our homes, and our stoves. This is our chance to get back to greatness. This is clean energy, cheap energy, job creating energy to power our country back on top of the economic food chain. For those fearing that this too new and too risky, there are over 200,000 similar smaller pipelines all throughout the U.S. of A.
TransCanada seems to agree with the plan that will create thousands and possibly millions of jobs that will bring the unemployment rate down. Canada has also been using similar pipes for more than 50 years. This new possible project will be powered by the 0.1%. 0.1% meaning that 0.1% of Canada’s forests will be affected by mining. 0.1% pollution will be created by the Canadian tarsands. This is an incredible opprotunity! I will open up the field to questions from the press now. Fire away!
Well good question sir, for those of us who are on the fence about the tarsands and the enviornment, this is a clean american energy, to heat our american homes and to create american jobs. This is will solve our issues with the middle east, this will bring less conflict and less dependence on other countries.
Another good question, this is AMERICAN ENERGY. Not as much travel as foreign energy, it all makes sense. This energy is clea-.
How is it clean you ask? Well the tarsands are accessed through drilling, then they are watered down and fed throughout the 17,000 mile long pipe. No, no, no, no, no, the chance of the pipes leaking fluid are slim to none. As I stated before, there are over 200,000 similar smaller pipelines all throughout the U.S.
I am not familiar to that study, no it will not be game over for the U. S. environment. Hell, China is so polluted that its hard to see through the smog. The tarsands aren't an awful air pollutant. Look how well China is doing.
*phone buzzes, from rep*
I would like to thank the press, and God bless america
I have been pulled apart, drilled, pounded and stomped on. I've been bombed and beaten, driven on and through and now, just when I thought I was paved down, smoothed and filed the most. I'm getting drilled into again, near my head this time. Its like humans are performing surgery on my brain. Taking away my lifeblood, they are are forming an artificial artery that will go from my neck to my stomach, because they are tired of giving me blood transfusions from my arms to my chest.
Its not cleansing me its dirty I'm sick and tired of coughing, the air that surrounds me cloudy and muddy and I'm grasping for fresh air. Its funny to think that what you created is destroying you. Well what I created is destroying me, taking advantage of me. I made a monster. These humans are monsters.
I really need to tell you something! Mom listen.
I need to go to this rally tomorrow, like I NEED TO GO TO THIS RALLY !
Its about these tarsands, you know the ones that we heard Mitt Romney endorse, you see its going to be game over for our environment if President Obama supports it. My teacher is from Canada and they use tarsands there too, its not as clean as you think it is.
Mom, just because it will create jobs doesn't mean its the right thing to do. I know this won't affect you, but it will effect me and my kids, and my kid's kid's. We, as people have destroyed this earth with every innovation we have made since the beginning of time. I want our country to treat the earth as kind as the earth has treated us. Mom, mom I need to go to this rally. Mom I don't give a damn about class tomorrow, how am I supposed to care. Mom you're in denial about the fact that the pipeline is running through our town. They, they didn't tell you yet? Mom, this town is small, one piece of the pipe breaks and our town, the streets, the shops and the roads are gone. I need to help strengthen the voice of my generation. Like I said before it doesn't affect you, it affects me. My kids, and my kids kids. Just sign the slip.
soy de....pero vivo en..... meaning i am from from Filadelfia but live in Puerto rico
¿Comó etas?/¿Que tal?............How are you?
Mas o menos...........So, so.
Bien, gracias!...........Very well, thank you!
¿Y tú?...........And you?
Heres a video of two old friends bumping into each other:
I hope you can use these basics to help you speak to people!!
For our History Class in Science Leadership Academy, we had to write monologues as to why the Keystone XL Pipeline should or should not be built, or if someone is torn between wanting the pipeline to be built or not. We had to have facts and opinions in our monologues, and we had to make sure that the monologues made sense. My monologues are about why the Keystone XL Pipeline should be built, and that is my first one. My second one is about a man who doesn't know if he wants the pipeline to be built or not, and the last one is about a woman that wants the pipeline to be built, and she explains why it should be built. While working on this project a learned a lot of good and bad things about the pipeline. One good thing is that it will make more jobs available, and one bad thing is that people will have to give up their houses and their land for the pipeline to be built. We worked very hard on these projects, and we learned a lot about the Keystone Pipeline.
(In the classroom walking around the desks, and explaining to her kids why the Keystone Pipeline shouldn’t be built.)
The Keystone Pipeline is meant to carry oil from Canada all the way down through Texas. It will go through six states, and it will destroy our environment. If this pipeline is built, people’s homes and land will be destroyed. There is a quote from tarsandsblockade.org, and it says, “Daryl braves fire and Keystone XL machinery to defend Eleanor’s farm.” This is only one reason that I am strongly against this pipeline. The people that run this are going to destroy our land and our homes. They could possibly make our water polluted, and we won’t be able to drink it. It will also make us not be able to grow crops, so we will have less food, and they don’t care because they still want to do that. I don’t know how your parents feel about the pipeline, but in my opinion everyone should be against it. Also, Obama claims that he is all about the people of the U.S.A., but if he approves of the pipeline, people will lose a lot, and if the pipe had a crack and the oil leaked that is very hazardous, and people could die.
(Matthew Morris is sitting in his little cubicle at work, thinking to himself if he should leave his job to work with the pipeline, or if he should stay at his job. He has been hearing good and bad things about the pipeline.)
I don’t know what to do. I feel like I need more money, but at the same time if I will only be employed for five years, and I can’t get my job back here, then I will be unemployed and with this society it will be so hard to find another job. I need the money to help my family, but if I lose my job then my family income will be even worse than it already is. My wife isn’t working, because she stays at home with the children. The children have to go to public school, which isn’t so good, because we don’t have the money to pay for a good private school. We barely even have enough money for food. I’ve heard good and bad things about the pipeline, so I looked on the internet. The internet also has good and bad things. I don’t know what to believe, or which side to take. I’m confused. Some people I know are all for the pipeline, but others are totally against it. I don’t know if I’m for or against the pipeline because I really need this job. I’ve heard that it will run through people’s home and land, so they will lose their houses and have to move. They will probably get paid for their houses and land, but not as much as it would sell for on the market. The government is probably going to approve of the pipeline, but I don’t know if I do after hearing all of the negative things about it. I’ve heard more negative than positive on this topic, and it makes me wonder if I should just leave it alone and stay at the job I have now. I’m just very confused but angry at the same time.
(Sitting at her desk at her job as a lawyer, Christina Gibbs is typing about her feelings about the Keystone Pipeline and why it should be approved.)
“I am strongly for the Keystone Pipeline. I feel as though it will make the U.S.A. a better country all together. Also, instead of having to get as much oil as we do now from our enemy countries, we can get it from our allies. Also, the people that are going to be hired are going to go through training to learn how to weld the pipeline, so it isn’t like they aren’t learning how to make the pipeline. I also think this is a big step towards American independence because we are so dependent on the Middle East for oil, but if we get the pipeline we won’t have to be dependent of anyone. Also, she thinks everything will be better for the U.S. because we won’t have to associate with the countries that we hate, and that hate us. I feel as though the U.S.A. is independent in every other type of way except oil. If we got independent from other countries for oil, we would probably be the most independent country in the world.”
- the Keystone XL Pipeline will make a lot of jobs available to people.
- if the pipeline leaks, it could pollute the water in the ground, and it could make the crops that people grow unhealthy to eat.
- If people get jobs helping make the pipeline they will only be employed for a few years.
- If the pipeline is built, a lot of people will have to move out of their houses, and off of their property.
- If the pipeline is built, the people that will be hired are going to be trained on how to weld the pipes together.
- If the pipeline is approved, then we will have to get less oil from the Middle East.
- TransCanada, "TransCanada." Last modified 07/26/2012. Accessed October 24, 2012. http://www.transcanada.com/keystone.html.
- Tars Sands Blockade, "Tar Sands Blockade." Accessed October 24, 2012. http://tarsandsblockade.org/.
- CNN Money, "CNN Money A Service of CNN, Fortune& Money." Last modified 03/22/2012. Accessed October 24, 2012. http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/22/news/economy/keystone-pipeline/index.htm.
- The days of the week
To say "Today is..." in spanish, you say "Hoy es...". You add the day to the end.
Use these flashcards to learn the days of the week!
Here is a video of a kid wanting to know what day their school's soccer game is:
Explanation: This blog post will be teaching you how to use proper manners in situations when you might need it.
Different ways to say Thank you...
. gracias.................. thank you
. mucho gracias........ thanks a lot
. mil gracias............. thanks a million
Different ways to say Your welcome
. De nada................ Your welcome
. Por nada
. No hay de qué
How to say "what was that" if you didn't catch what someone said
How to say "Please"
Different ways to say "Excuse me"
Con permiso (when someones standing in your way)
Disculpe (to get someones attention)
Perdón (if you accidentally bump into someoneHeres a video showing how to use proper manners
In order to ask/tell someone the date or month, you have to know:
- How to say the months
- How to pronounce them correctly
- How to spell them
When writing the months in Spanish, the letters are all lowercase.
When writing the date, it goes Day/Month/Year
If you went to a hispanic country and asked for the date, it would sound something like this...
"¿Cuál es la fecha de hoy?"
"Hoy es el (number day) de (month)."
Ex. "¿Cuál es la fecha de hoy?"
"Hoy es el cinco de mayo." ....
That dialogue was basically saying "What's today's date?" and the response was "The fifth of May"
Here's a set a words you can try out...
In order to get someone's phone number you must know the numbers, how to ask for someone's number, and how to tell your number.
Here is a chart of the numbers translated from English to Spanish.
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Note: Notice that the numbers 10 and above are not listed because they are not needed.
How to ask for someone's phone number:
Q. ¿Cuål es tu nümero de teléfono? and ¿Cuål es su nümero de teléfono?
Telling someone your phone number:
You would just say the numbers to your phone.
Example: Q.¿Cuål es tu nümero de teléfono?
A. dos seis siete - cuatro seis uno - cero nueve ocho tres (267-461-0983)
Use the flashcards for some extra practice!
Here's a video of an American man trying to get a cuban girl's phone number.
Click here to see the video
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- How are you
- How to respond to how are you
|¡Buenos días!||Good morning|
|¡Buenas tardes!||Good afternoon|
|¡Buenas noches!||Good night|
How are you/ response
|*¿Cómo estás (tú)?||How are you? (informal)|
|*¿Cómo está (usted)?||How are you? (formal)|
|¿Que tal?||How are you? (informal or formal)|
|(Muy) Bein, gracias||(very) Good, thanks|
|Más o menos||okay|
|(Muy) mal||(very) terrible|
|*¿Y tú?||And you? (informal)|
|*¿Y usted?||And you? (formal)|
*when speaking spanish, you will tend to use certain words to address different people. Tú and usted mean the same thing but tú is used in informal situations and usted is used in formal ones.
**These are just a few emotions
See ya later!
See ya soon!
See ya tomorrow!
¡Qué le vaya bein!
Have a good one!
You are about to watch a video of two friends who haven't seen each other in a while. This is a real life situation that can happen between two spanish speaking people.
The weather is super simple to tell in español. First you need to know the seasons.
El invierno (winter)
El primavera (spring)
El verano (summer)
El otoño (fall)
Then you need to know how to say what the weather. Here's a chart to help you understand better.
Tip: Está and Hace are what you say before you say what the weather is.
To say the weather is bad you would say : Hace muy tiempo.
Here is a video of a real life situation in which knowing how to ask/say the weather in spanish here an american is in a spanish speaking country and doesn't know how to ask the weather
It is very important to know the days of the week for a various of reasons. These are the days of the week.
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Note: The spanish days of the week begin with lowercase letters, not uppercase. You must also remember the accents! They are just as important as the word itself! It would help if you knew the spanish alphabet as well, since the words are pronounced differently compared to the English alphabet.
To say "Today is..." in spanish, it is "Hoy es ___"
To say "Tomorrow is..." in spanish, it is "Mañana es ___"
Click the link for some practice. Remember practice makes perfect!
Here's a video of a student turning in his homework late because he didn't know the spanish days of the week.
Click here to see the video.
In oder to have a conversation with a spanish speaking person you must know:
Buenos dias: good morning
buenas tardes: good afternoon
buenas noches: good evening
que' tal: how are you?
mas o menos: alright
muy bien: very well
Hasta mañana: see you tomorrow
In order to communicate with an exchange student you must know
-How to ask how they are doing in español
-How to reply back to them in español
-How to pronunce the words right
-How to say goodbye
-How to say your name
These are some ways of saying goodbye in Español
-¡Hasta luego! See you later!
-¡Hasta pronto! See you soon!
-¡Hasta mañana! See you tomorrow
-!Qué le vaya bien! Have a good one!
These are some words that describe how you are feeling
*The male would say the word with an "o" at the end where as the female would say it with a "a" at the end of a word. Also you would say the formal words to adults or like the president to show respect.
Here are some flash cards that can help you understand the words better and hear them.
This video may help you learn the day's names and the order of the days:
Please note: the audio may be a bit off in the video and we apologize for the inconvenience.
(Comcast is my internet service provider) My internet first connects with a cat five wire directly to my modem.
My modem is connected to a wireless router (Netgear) with an ethernet wire that sends signal to our electronics.
Electronics that include:
tú is for friends
usted shows respect
Click HERE and HERE to see videos of a student talking to their best friend vs. talking to a grown up.
For our project we will be teaching greetings, and will also be teaching the time. Specifically we will teach how to greet (like saying hello), how to ask how are you, and how to say goodbye through basic conversation at different times of the day.
Buenos Días- Good morning
Buenos tardes- Good afternoon
Buenos noches- Good night
¿Qué tal?- How are you?
¿Cómo Va?- How are you?
¿Cómo estas (tú) informal- How are you?
¿Cómo esta (ud.) formal- How are you?
(Muy) bien, gracias- (very) well thanks
Más o mens- Alright
For our video we will show two people from a spanish speaking country greeting each other in a natural fashion.
We also will go over how to say the phrases about time, mainly asking and telling what time it is. We will review how to say different times and how to say numbers.
The days of the week
What order they go in
Make sure to remember
They days of the week en español don't start with Sunday, they start on Monday
To ask you say "¿Qué dia es hoy?". That means "What day is it?". To answer the question you have to say "Es..." than say the day. "Es..." means "It's..." in spanish.
The Days of The Week
In Spanish and English
HERE is a video of when you would need this for a real life situation.
If you were in a spanish speaking country, and you wanted to know what day it was.
Preguntas basicas de conversacion:
In order to complete, one must know the following phrases:
1. ¿De donde eres tú?
2. ¿Comó te llamas?
3. ¿Comó estas?
5. ¿Hasta luego?
6. ¡Que tal?
Above is a comic of preguntas basicas de conversacion. It is telling the story of a person who is coming out of a koma on a beach and meets a stranger. The man coming out of a koma then proceeds to ask where he is, and who he is....?