Archive | November 2011

Vocabulary: Persistence

Our last post had a few songs about persistence.

Nuestra ultima entrada trató el tema de ‘persistence.’  Vamos a revisar unas frases de las canciones sobre el concepto. Primero unos significados…

 Persistence

noun, the quality of tenacity, the act of continued effort.

examples:    His persistence paid off and she finally said yes!

As a result of the company’s persistence in focusing on mobile
solutions they  were ready for the switch to tablets.

 Persistent

adjective, refusing to give up or let go.

examples:    Pepe was persistent and finally mastered the present perfect.

When she knows what she wants, Angela is persistent.

Eye of the Tiger

Someone with the eye of the tiger is someone who doesn’t stop until they have achieved their goal.  (It could be a bad thing!)

Go-Getter

A person who overcomes obstacles and gets things done; they deliver results.

He has got a vision

He has got a dream. He has received an inspiring thought. He has a mandate.

Burning the candle at both ends

To stay up late working and get up early to work.  To not sleep much while working alot.

She went the distance.  They go the distance.

She reached a goal that required alot of time and commitment. They are achieving their goal through long hours and alot of work. Song by CAKE on Going the Distance: 

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Seize the MonDay: Music to bring on the day

Tomorrow is Monday and we got to rise up to the challenge.  Bring on the day!

Mañana es lunes y debemos enfrentar nuestros retos.  ¡Oye lunes, dale!

Hay dos videos buenas para empezar el día o para enfrentar el incio de nuestra semana.  Imaginate que tienes una banda personal; aprovecha tu día.

Eye of the Go-getter by Survivor

Glen! Glen! Glen! Glen! … (and more) Glen!

Glen’s the man
going to work.
Got his tie
Got a vision
Middle management is right in his grasp
Its a dream he will never let die
Glen’s the man of the hour
He’s the king of his cube
Status quo reports have finally met their rival
Burning the candle at both ends
on his way to the top
He knows that one day he just could become
Supervisor

Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

Risin’ up, back on the street
took my time, took my chances
went the distance
now i’m back on my feet
just a man and his will to survive
So many times, it happened too fast
you trade your passion for glory
don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
you must fight just to keep them alive
1-it’s the eye of the tiger
it’s the thrill of the fight
risin’ up to the challenge
of our rival
and the last known survivor
stalks his prey in the night
and his fortune must always be
eye of the tiger
Face to face, out in the heat
hangin’ tough, stayin’ hungry
they stack the odds
still we take to the street
for the kill with the skill to survive
(repeat 1)
Risin’ up straight to the top
had the guts, got the glory
went the distance
now i’m not gonna stop
just a man and his will to survive
(repeat 1)
The eye of the tiger

Explicamos unas partes de la cancion en nuestra proxima entrada.  Pero en breve:

Some has the eye of the tiger = eye of a killer or someone who doesn’t stop until they have achieved their goal.  (It could be a bad thing!)

A go-getter = a person who overcomes obstacles and gets things done; they deliver results.

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