Monday, April 02, 2007

interesting :

You can find here: today's highlights, in the news, today in history, Who said it? Where? Why?, etc. etc.
Good and fun practice for your English.

Today's Highlights April 02, 2007
Hans Christian Andersen View Poster Spotlight: Which is your favorite Hans Christian Andersen tale? "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Little Mermaid" or, maybe, "Thumbelina"? Born on this date in 1805, Andersen wrote poetry, travel books, plays and novels, as well as the fairy tales that made him so famous and so beloved. He had hoped to be an actor and had his first walk-on role in an opera in 1821. An actor who tutored Andersen privately advised him to find another career path. Quote: "Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale." — Hans Christian Andersen

1 comment:

  1. As most of the people I have read or listen a tale from Hans Christian Andersen almost once in my life. I have never been very interested in tales, but I can´t deny the influence of this writer in childrens´ life all over Europe.
    Two years ago, I was in Copenhagen when this city was inmerse in the second centenary of his birth, and it was amazing how important are their works after all this time: 200 years and we can still read his tales.
    Not too much people can do that....