Saturday, January 12, 2013

Module 2 - Activity

Write the name of your favourite personality below:

Name: Sergiu Nicolaescu
1.      Sergiu Florin Nicolaescu (13 April 1930 – 3 January 2013) was a Romanian film director, actor and politician.
2.      He was best known for his historical films, such as Mihai Viteazul (1970, released in English both under the equivalent title Michael the Brave and also as The Last Crusade), Dacii (1966, Les Guerriers), Razboiul Independenţei (1977, War of Independence), as well as for his series of thrillers that take place in the interwar Kingdom of Romania, such as Un comisar acuză (1973, A Police Inspector Calls).
3.      He died following surgical complications of peritonitis which led to cardiac arrest.
4.      Nicolaescu began a career as a politician after the Romanian Revolution and was elected to the Romanian Senate in 1992 as a member of the Romanian Social Democratic Party. 

Choose a magazine from and answer the following
about one of them? Tell your partner. Write notes below if you wish.
“Apostrophe” is a monthly literary magazine published in Cluj-Napoca, Romania under the Romanian Writers' Union patronage. It was founded in 1990 by Babeş-Bolyai University professor Marta Petreu, who is also its editor in chief and main columnist. Among its regular contributors are literary critics Irina Petraş, Ştefan Borbély, and Florin Manolescu. Apostrof is especially noted for publishing dossiers on 20th century Transylvanian intellectuals, many of whom were subject to censorship under the communist regime, and for detailing their contribution to Romanian literature. It also publishes regular book chronicles.
Choose an article which interests you. What’s it about? Tell your
partner. Write notes below if you wish.
The magazine was established in 1990, one year after the Romanian Revolution toppled the communist regime. According to the Moldovan magazine Revista Sud-Est, it met with financial difficulties during several periods of its existence, and, in 2004, briefly closed down. Apostrof has published dossiers on prominent literary figures who are associated with Transylvania and whose work, in many cases, was not accessible to the public under communism. These include poet and philosopher Lucian Blaga, literary critics Mircea Zaciu, Ion Negoiţescu and Nicolae Balotă, and dramatist Ion Desideriu Sârbu. According to Revista Sud-Est: "Natives of this area are also resounding names that have coverage throughout Romanian literature."
Activity 3
Book Questions (Graded Readers)
1. Write four book titles at your level.

a. “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
b. “The Big Sleep” by Raymond Chandler
c. “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” by Agatha Christie
d. “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë

2. Find a book that you would like to read this year. What’s the title?
Why does it interest you?

“Receipt for Murder” by Gwendoline Butler
By writing this novel I will have the opportunity to know more about this British writer of mystery fiction and romance novels. Credited for inventing the "woman's police procedural", she is well known for her series of Inspector John Coffin novels as Gwendoline Butler, and by female detective Charmian Daniels as Jennie Melville.

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