Work It Out

1. This week's "My Turn" column includes several words and phrases in Spanish. Based on your prior knowledge or translation skills, guess what each of them means. Check your answers, using a dictionary or the feedback of a teacher of the language.

2. Leticia Salais makes the argument that being bilingual is a service to our ever-diverse society. Identify her examples of such service. What does this say about the importance of effective communication in all aspects of our lives? Respond to her column—and to two other classmates—in a blog entry, either in English or Spanish.