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“Gelman has been, in his later years, the greatest Latin American poet” (Antonio Gamoneda)

“Independently of being a great poet, Juan was a person with a really dramatic biography, if not tragic, but always he behaved without any ostentation of this tragedy”, told to EFE his friend, the poet and Cervantes Prize, Antonio Gamoneda

For the Spanish poet (Oviedo, 1931), Gelman“never” told about his life in “negative terms”, which for him means that Gelman “had a very positive spirit”, “very affirmative of life”, despite of the “harshness of the life”.

In 1976 the Argentine military picked Gelman up at his home and as they didn’t found him, they captured his son and his pregnant daughter-in-law, a fact that changed his life.

His son has been murdered. They put him in a tub of fat more than 200 liters filled with lime and cement and threw him into the river San Fernando. Thirteen years later was identified..

“Juan was a man with a truly exquisite elegance treatment within simplicity”, he told before specifying that “in recent months” received “twice” letters with a poem.

“In these letters he said me: Antonio, this poem is now and in the future yours. Now I think it as a sign of friendship and farewell, because he knew that he was condemned. What most loving way and free of theatricality… show that sign of friendship and farewell”, confessed Gamoneda.

In this way, the writer, who lives in Leon from 3 years old, also has remebered how the Cervantes Prize in 2008 visited his home in November 2012, and though he was sick, at no time “expressed any sign of sadness”.

Madrid, January 16, 2014, EFE / Practice Spanish

Grammar notes: “gentilicios” of America, Past tense in Spanish

 

Ejercicio 1

Comprensión de la noticia

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Question 1
La noticia trata de…
A
La muerte de Juan Gelman
B
Las últimas obras de Gelman
C
Los Premios Cervantes 2007
Question 2
Gelman destaca por haber escrito…
A
Poesía
B
Teatro
C
Novela
Question 3
¿Cómo califica su amigo la vida de este poeta?
A
Dramática
B
Interesante
C
Positiva
Question 4
Antonio Gamoneda, afirmó que Gelman…
A
Se entristeció por la vida pasada
B
Vivió siempre de forma positiva
C
No llegó a ver el lado positivo de la vida
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Ejercicio 2

Ortografía

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Elige la palabra correcta
A
Biografiá
B
Biografia
C
Biografía
Question 2
Elige la palabra correcta
A
Eskisita
B
Exquisita
C
Esquisita
Question 3
Elige el sustantivo
A
Término
B
Terminó
C
Termino
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Ejercicio 3

Gramática

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Señala el verbo en pretérito perfecto simple
A
Comportaron
B
Comportasen
C
Comportan
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Señala pretérito perfecto simple (nosotros)
A
Diremos
B
Decimos
C
Dijimos
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Señala pretérito perfecto simple (vosotros)
A
Hacíais
B
Hacéis
C
Hicisteis
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