Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Audio scripts



Happy listening! 

Bellringer 1

Write a summary of Charters 1 and 2.

You've got exactly 10 minutes to do it.
Don't worry about mistakes, this is fluency writing practice.

Happy writing!

Friday, 29 November 2013

Documentary

This is an interesiting video about the "dollar" and his way in the world, with his best friend the"oil".
Think about it and leave your comments.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Best News Ever

Last summer, I had a great time with my family. One day, while we were eating in a restaurant I heard a catchy tune coming form the TV. Then, I decided to run fast towards the TV but unfornutately, I couln't see the artist's name.
As soon as I got home, I started searching that song online, my mind could still sing that song. Afterwards, thanks to my cousin's help I got it. I was delighted then. The news didn't come until last week, when I got to know that the support singer for the concert where I was going to go, was Mayer Hawthorne! He is the singer of that catchy song. I couldn't belive it!
First, because I have been waiting for this Bruno Mars's concert for so long. And second, because I really liked that new singer and I was soing to see him in live!
 I was very surprised with that breaking news. Then, that day came and I enjoyed every each moment of their performances.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The first time I met Lydia

The first time I met Lydia, I was very nervous because it was the first day of summer course and I didn't know anyone. Then, she came to talk with me.

I had enroled  a course of musical theatre and I arrived at the school a little later than the other girls, so everybody was already talking.

I was very shy, but fortunately, Lydia came and asked my name. And... Yes! Then we realized we had the same name and began to talk animatedly. Thanks to her, I could integrate to the group more quiclky because she knew the other girls of other courses.

It was a time I'll never forget! In this course I met amazing people, specially Lydia who I keep in touch even though we're living far away.

Description of a person

Writing.

Her name is Susana, I met her in school when we were studying first of primary education .
At first we were not friends, and over time we got a really good communication.
And now we are best friends.
She is the same age an me.
We do everything together, for exemple: go shopping, eat together, sleep together ...
And the most important thing is that she understeands me, and she thinks the same an me.

NARRATIVE TEXT

The first time I went to Port Aventura was in Halloween and I was afraid because I was a child. At the end of the day I found it funny.
I explained this experience to my friends and they were sorprised and they told me that they wanted to come with my family.
Sincé the first time that I went to Port Aventura I have been brave and I'd like to repeat this day with my family and friends.
When we came back after Port Aventura we stopped in a bar because we had run out of petrol and we put more.

The time we first met

The first time I met my boyfriend I couldn't imagine he would become someone so important for me.
It was a winter night and it had rained. I was walking home alone when someone hit me and stole my bag. It was a terrible shock.
At first, I started shouting, but suddenly I run through the street to catch the thief. Fortunately, a teen boy stopped him and he could take the bag away from him.
The thief, who had gone running, fell down because the street was wet, and he lost consciousness. Incredibly, the police saw the situation and they could catch the thief, who was very embarrassed.
After that, I invited the teen boy to eat out and before we realized, we had already fallen in love.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Improve your pronunciation

I would like to share one of the text that I found in a relative's blog with you. It's a good way to improve your pronunciation and then, the next time that we talk we can put in practise this skills. Hope it is useful for you! 


"We say hallowed, but allowed,

People, leopard, towed, but vowed.

Mark the differences, moreover,

Between mover, cover, clover;

Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,

Chalice, but police and lice;

Camel, constable, unstable,

Principle, disciple, label.

Petal, panel, and canal,

Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.

Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,

Senator, spectator, mayor.

Tour, but our and succour, four.

Gas, alas, and Arkansas.

Sea, idea, Korea, area,

Psalm, Maria, but malaria.

Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.

Doctrine, turpentine, marine.

Compare alien with Italian,

Dandelion and battalion.

Sally with ally, yea, ye,

Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.

Say aver, but ever, fever,

Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.

Heron, granary, canary.

Crevice and device and aerie.

Face, but preface, not efface.

Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.

Large, but target, gin, give, verging,

Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.

Ear, but earn and wear and tear

Do not rhyme with here but ere

Seven is right, but so is even,

Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,

Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,

Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work."

A narrative text (class assignment)

Choose one of the following options:

  1. An embarrasing experience. (workbook page 17)
  2. Write a story with the title: "The time we first met".  (workbook page 98)
  3. Write about something interesting that you did in you free time recently.  (students's book page 26)
  4. Narrate a story beginning: "I was meeting Amanda/Bruno in Plaça Catalunya but she never appeared. ......."

Tips for writing narratives:
  • Use different verbal tenses   (past simple, past continuous, past perfect) 
  • Use time expressions   (while, until, by the time, as soon as, ......)
  • Use adverbs and adjectives   (amazingly, sadly, luckily,....)
  • Describe atmosphere and feelings as well as what happened.   (thrilled, sympathetic, ....)

Happy writing!!

.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

My best friend and relative.

Roban is my relative and my best friend, too. We're both seventeen and he lives in Spain, but unfortunately he lives in another city. I don't see him very often!
He often wears fashionable clothes and he looks very handsome. He's very good and interested in Maths. He always respects to peoples. He's quite shy for make friends, but he's an interesting person. We both spend a lot of time every month. And we do a lot of activities. His favourite sport is football and he really loves it.
Now we're living hundreds of kilometres apart right now. He's very close to me and he's my best friend.

Monday, 11 November 2013

An important person

Marina and Paula are my twin cousins, and two of my close friends, too. We're sixteen, and we've got a lot in common.Some people even say we look sisters for our personality!

They live in Tiana (near my city), but unfortunately for me next year they will go to live in the USA to study 2nd of baccalaureate.

Marina and Paula are good-looking and always wear fashionable clothes. But i think that the best thing about them is their character. Like me, they are very crazy ad like to help others. Actually, they always listen to m and support me in all the good and bad moments.

We've been together since we were born and i know that although next year we will live thousands of kilometres apart, we will continue to be as friendly as before.


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

My Cousin

My Cousin
I admire my cousin, she lives in Pakistan. She's not very beautiful and not a rich person, but she is a hardworking girl, sensitive, helper, cares about others, etc...
She was in 3rd of secondary education when her parents had an accident. Her older brother was in Spain without papers and her older sister was married. Then she took the decition to leave her studies, help her parents and take care of her little sister and a brother.
Her sister studied and after 4 years became a teacher. Then my cousin started again her studies at home by her little sister.
These days she is doing her exams. I hope that she will pass her exams!!

My Best Friend

He is my cousin, and my best friend, too. He is turning five next week. He is younger than me but he knows very well how to cheer me up when I'm not fine.
He usually wears informal clothes and comfortable shoes, he would look very cute in every kind of clothes. He is the tallest person in his class, he is very sociable but sometimes gets shy with elderly people. We both wear glasses and we both love eating chocolate.
In spite of our age difference, we share a lot of our free time. We usually go to the park to play football, other times we stay at home drawning or playing tablegames. He loves cars, so next week we'll give him as a present a big toy car.
I could never imagine being a part from him. He is my soulmate! We both love each other. I'm very greatful to god to give such a cute cousin,


Thursday, 31 October 2013

Personal Profile

Hi !
My name is Eric Gutiérrez, I'm sixteen years old. I live with my parents and my sister in Bufalà (Badalona). Always speak Spanish with my family and therefore I don't practise speak English.

In my free time, I like playing football with my friends and my football team. Also I like go to the night party with my friends of life.

Before studying Secundary education in the school which name is Albeniz, but now is my first year as the student in this school.

Goodbye guys!

My best friend

My best friend is all the time with me, we go running and we play football always together. He is scruffy,  a bit tanned. He isn't taller than me, he is stylish. He is working all the time, he is very hard working person. He has lived in Badalona since he was a child. He is studying the humanistic high school, because he wants to be the boss of his own enterprise.
He is from there, Spain, but he lived in the United States for three years when he was three years old, he doesn't remember anything.
He is very generous with all the people. He is always helping the children of Africa giving them food and clothes every year.
He is the best person I've ever known.

My profile

Hello class, I'm Pablo and I'm 16 years old but in few months I'm turning 17.
I'm a musician, I'm who play's the bass in the group but at home, I also play the electric quitar with my brother. I have two basses, one black of four ropes and another has five ropes. In my group we play heavy metal and rock but not the rock catalan, what for my it's a suck. My favorite group is GUNS'N ROSES because I lñike the guitarrist who is SLASH.
I'm 1,70 meters high, I'm tanned with short hair and I'm Argentinian. I like cooking but I love eating, my favourite eat is am Italian desser, The TIRAMISU.

Saba

Hi! I am Saba I am sixteen years old and I  am from Georgia (country). For now I'm living with my family with my parents, brother and sister.
I like living here but I would like to travel more when I finish university. I always wanted to go to New york and londen. I love american movies and some series and I also like a lot american fast food.
Where would you like to travel?

A personal profile

Hi people! My name is Naujot Kaur and I'm a sixteen years old. I live in Barcelona, Catalonia. My birthday is summer exactly on 21st August. I'm still studying.
 I'm a sociable and easy-going person. I'm able to understand and talk in few languages like Catalan, Castellano, English, Punjabi and a little bit of Hindi, too. In my near future I would love to go to England and meeting british people there. I like to know a bit of everything. So,from now I'm going to post random things whenever I can in this blog. Tell me about you, guys?

southbank-london-england-capital-port-night-world-landscape

A personal profile

Hello!

My name is Sheila Marcos and I'm seventeen years old. I live with my mother and sister in Badalona in Barcelona. I have two cats, they're called Lola and Lara.

In my free time I like watching anime and reading manga in the computer. I also like getting together with my friends. I hate being angry. I like listening to loud music in my house when I'm alone.

are you also interested in anime and manga? Or, are you doing any thing interesting at the moment?
I'd love to hear from you, so send a message!


My profile

Hi!
My name is Mehmoona. I'm sixteen years old and I'm from Pakistan.
I live in Spain with my mum, dad,1 sister and 2 brothers. I've lived there since I was 9 years old.
I love listening to Indian classic music and eating spicy food. I enjoy speaking different languages and I want to improve my English because It's an International language.
Right now I have to help my mum and I have to go to the supermarket.
But, what about you?? Do you like speaking different languages?? What are you doing right now??

An important person

Claudia Garcia is my cousin and one of my close friends, too. We are both sixteen and we have got on really well our whole life. She lives in Castelldefels, so I see her very often.

Claudia is a stylish girl and she sometimes wears smart clothes. In fact, she has never been scruffy. She is very easy-going and a fun person. Also, if I have a problem, she tries to help and advice me, and that's really kind of her.

My cousin is really into dancing, although she hasn't got much time to do it because of the school. Like me, she loves playing the guitar, so we regularly play together. At the moment we are learning to play one song called "Hey soul sister" and we are very excited.

Even though we sometimes argue, we solve our problems quickly because we don't like to be angry. She is like my sister, we have lots in common and we will never separate us.


Thais

Hello guys! My name is Thais and I'm sexteen years old. I'm from Badalona in Spain. I live at home with my parents, and my sister doesn't live at home. My birthday is on 8th June. I was born in 1997.

I am slim and long and brown hair. I am very friendly, generous, sensible, chatty and organized.
I love going out with my friends and have fun enjoy myself. I love music and my hobbie is dancing funky and hip-hop. One thing I like is watching movies of all kinds.  I have a cat in my house

I am studying at high school in IES la pineda but I also do private lesson. They are good to learn more and pass my exams.

I hope you like my life. Goodbye guys!

My profile

Hi guys!
My name is Christian, I'm sixteen years old and I'm from Catalonia, in Spain.
I live in Lloreda, it's my hood. I live with my parents. I've lived here since I was a child and I love my hood and my home.

I like ride my bicycle and go running everyday, these are my best hobbies I do.
 
I like living in Spain but I'd like to go to the USA to see what's is this like and, if I can, live there for three years, to learn English language is great.
I'd like to go Italy too because I love Rome and I'd like to see it.

At the moment I'm doing this profile because I've to learn English and this is the perfect way and it's interesting and funny!
Do you want to explain-me your hobbies?

A personal profile. Sandra López

Hello! Good morning! :)
My name is Sandra López, and I have a brother, his name is Cristian and he is 21 years old.
I love animals, they are so adorable and very cute, my mom said that if I could do it my way I would have a zoo in my house.



And love music, I can not live without music. And I write when I'm sad, I express mu feelings in poetry writing. I also like drawing I went to the gym this summer, but now I can not go as I'd like, but I go running sometimes, I like sports, they make me feel good.
I am personally quite shy at times, but when I have confidence and I am outgoing and extrovert.
And you, how would you describe yourselves?


My personal profile

Hi! My name's Ona and I'm sixteen years old. I'm from Spain and I live with my parents and my sister in Badalona. I've lived there for my whole life and I speak Catalan, Spanish and a little English.

In my free time I like playing the guitar, watching films and getting together with my close friends. We're all really into music, so we sometimes go to concerts along. I also like going to the beach in the summer because I love getting tanned and swimming in the sea.

At the moment I'm studying A levels in IES La Pineda, in Badalona. Also, I'm studying German after school, and I think it's more difficult than English.

Are you studying any language right now? What are you doing? I would like to hear from you.

My personal blog

Hi all!

My name is David Garcia, I am seventeen years old. I live with my parents in Badalona, Catalonia in Spain. And i speak Spanish all the time with my parents.

In my free time, I like to ride my bike and getting together with my friends in, for example, night parties, and I often go to the cinema or supermarket.

Now i'm studying batxillerat in INS La pineda, near my house, only 10 minutes walking.

If you want to know more about me, send me a message, goodbye!


Sunday, 27 October 2013

personal profile

Hi guys,
My Name is HAIDER and I an Eighteen year old . I am from pakistan and here I live with my family.
In spain I started living one year ago. and now I am studing here for completeting my dream and to get
better futter which very important for everyone .
I am a little bit shy i having problem with communicate with new peoples .
My Interests are following:
I like playing Chess and Cricket. I always enjoyed reading, writing and doing math. Growing up as a child and until now, (my adulthood) it has been mine (my) and my parents dream for me to become a Doctor or an Engineer.
I also like break things while it also a bad thing but I like it.

And important thing while you are studying in higher level of education your English level of speaking,writing as well as thinking is must be higher so In my free time I try to improve my english
language , I read English Newspaper ,storybooks, english movies,etc.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Personal Profile

Hi! I'm Konrad. I'm twenty-one and I'm from Barquisimeto in Venezuela. I live with my parents and my brother in Badalona in Spain. Although any flat represents me.



In my free time I like getting together with my friends but not for chatting, hate this media, although it is very efficient, sometimes.
Also I search information about all of my curiosities and I reflect about my way and my role in life.
Right now, I'm in high school in the future I want to achieve my dreams.



What about your dreams? tell me about your reflections?
Peace and wisdom.

Enric Z

Hi! My name is Enric  and I'm sixteen years old and I'm from the USA. I liva in Spain with my best friend. My family lives in Brooklyn and I speak spanish, english and catalan.

My dream is to return to America because that is where I have my family and my true friends. I love music and spanish food.

For now I have to stay in Spain for economic resons but when I finished working I'll go to live with my family in Brooklyn.

And you? Would you like to live in the United States?

Victor S

Hi! My name's Victor and I'm sixteen years old. I live in Badalona with my parents and my sister. I'm currently studying Bachelor in La Pineda institute.
I would like to be a pilot, I love air planes. When I have the opportunity I will do the test to have the ultralight license. In my free time I go out with my friends, we go skating or play computer games (if I don't have homework).
I would like to play airsoft, but I'm too young to practice, I need to be eighteen.
If you want to have one more friend, send me a message.

Lydia R.

Hi!

I'm Lydia Romera. I'm sixteen years old and I'm from Barcelona but I lived in Badalona city since I was born, with my parents and my sister Tania.

I only speak Spanish, Catalan and a little English, but I would like to travel more someday and learn more languages.

In my free time I go to the Academy of music to study piano because maybe I would like to be teacher in the future. I also like science, so clearly I haven't made a decision yet.

I love getting together with my friends! Actually, I can't wait to see them this afternoon.
Are you doing anything interesting now? What are your likes and dislikes? I'm looking forward to reading them!

Goodbye!






Alejandro PF

Hi! I'm Alejandro, I'm sixteen years old and I'm from Barcelona in Spain. I live in a house with my mum, and step-dad, he is so cool. I've lived there for 1 year. In my free time I like getting together with my friends. We're all really sportive, i go running, if I haven't got too much homework. I would love to live in Austria or Belgium. The two cities are magical, the culture, language, food but mostly the music. The music is my life, 2 years ago, I started playing the guitar, but now I haven't got time, but when I have time, I'll produce house and electronic music with a Virtual DJ, or listen to music. If one day don't listen to music it's like I lack. My favourite music is house, dance, electro, classical music, pop and rock, because I hate: flamenco and reggeaton, I hate them so much! Where would you like to live? What is the most important thing in your live?

Vishal Singh

Hi!
I'm Vishal. I'm seventeen years old and I'm from India. I live with my mum, dad and my brother.
In my free time I like to go out with my friends and play some games: like football, etc... I like to play computer games, watch new movies and listen to music. When I'm free I usually listen to music or watch a movie. Right now I'm studying 1st of Batxillerat. To improve my English I watch English movies and listen to English music. My Favourite movies are science-fiction movies, but I also like comedy movies.
What are you doing at this moment?
Are you doing anything interesting at this moment?

Carlos R.

Hi my name is Carlos Ramos Fuentes. I'm sixteen years old. I'm form San Salvador in El Salvador. I lived in a flat with my mum Pilar and my brother Jorge.

I'm a sensitive, lazy, kind and honest boy. I can speak Catalan, Spanish and English.

In my free time I like getting together with my friends and meeting a new people. But I really like to go to Barcelona to buy a new clothes in a mall for Maquinista, El Corte Inglés...

I love living in Badalona because it is a quiet place and warm in summer, cold in winter, it is perfect.


Nathalie V

My name is Nathalie and I'm sixteen. I live with my parents and one brother in Barcelona in Spain. Also I was born in Spain.
We all speak Spanish and Catalan but my brother and I speak English too but just a little.
In my free time I like getting together with my best friends.
I love sport and I go to the gym everly week.
I also like going to the cinema to see horror films without my best friend because she hates.
Two years ago I was in a basketball team.

 Do you like sport?

Do you think is strange have a best friend hates horror films?

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Three things in common

  1. Choose a partner.  
  2. Find 3 things that you have in common about last weekend.
Whole class feedback

Friends (making conversation)

Do you agree?

  1. Your best friend can't be a member of your family.
  2. It's difficult to have a best friend of the opposite sex.
  3. It's impossible to stay good friends with an ex-partner. 
  4. Men have more close friends that women. 
  5. Men keep their friends longer than women.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Present Perfect review

1- Experiences

ever  /  never

Have you ever been to London?
My brother has never worked abroad. 


2- Unfinished actions

for  /  since  / how long...?

How long have you worked here in La Pineda?
I've worked here for 6 years. 
I've worked here since 2007.


3- yet / already

Have you finished your homework yet?
No, not yet. I haven't finished it yet. 

Do you want to see this film?
No, I've already seen it. 


4- Recent actions

just

My sister has just started a new job. 


Sunday, 15 September 2013

First-day discussion topics

Procedure: 
  1. Make mini-groups of three of four. 
  2. Stand up and each group goes to the different places on the wall where the different discussion topics have been hanged. 
  3. They comment and make conversation about one, two or the three questions there.
  4. After one and a half minutes, the teacher will whistle and every group will move to the next discussion topic on the wall.
  5. To finish with, we’ll have a whole-class feedback.
Advantages:
In this way everybody gets to talk about all the topics.
Teacher is in control of time. 

(Idea taken from the "Teacher Refresher Course" done in Excel English School in London with a Commenius scholarship )


first_day_discussion_topics


Summer holidays

Describe your summer holiday in five words more or less.

What did you do this summer holiday that was different to other summers?

What was “typical” of this summer for you?

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Summer holidays

Describe in detail one thing that you bought this summer.

How have summer holidays changed for you since you were a child?

What would you have done if you’d had an extra week of holidays?  

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Summer news

Can you remember two international news stories from this summer (what were they)?

Did you follow the swimming World Cup or another sports event (what was your favourite part)?

What was the strangest news item you heard about this summer?

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The English language

What is the most difficult thing for you about learning English? (Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking, …)

Who was your first English teacher? What was he/she like?

What are your favourite words in English?  


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The English language

Can you think of one good way to remember new words?

Do you know any good websites to practise your English? Share with your partners.

Look through your English coursebook, find three topics you think are interesting and compare with a partner.

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Establishing good habits

When do you study best: morning, afternoon or night?

Where do you like to study?

How much time do you plan to study English outside the class every week?
Set yourself a goal:
- 30 minutes per day 6 days a week
- 1 hour a day for 5 days a week
- 2 hours per day for 4 days a week - …..

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English outside the class

When you go to the cinema, do you see the original version with subtitles or the dubbed version?

Do you watch any series in English from seriesyonkis.com? If not, do you know anybody who does?

Do you keep a list of your composition mistakes so that you don’t make the same mistakes again in the future? If not, do you think it would be a good idea?

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Names 

Are you named after someone in your family (who)?

Do you have a nickname (what is it, and who calls you this)?

Do you think a person’s name determines, in a way, the kind of life they will have?

If you could have any other name, what would it be?

What names do you think are particularly ugly?  

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Music 

Do you listen to different kinds of music for different moods you are in (e.g. your “happy music”, your “sad music”)?

What was the latest CD/song you bought or downloaded?

Would you like to study a song in English class (which one)?  

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Films 

What was the last film you saw?

Tell your partners about a great film or an absolutely awful film in your opinion. Do you agree with each other?

If they made a film of your life, who would you like to play you?

Monday, 13 May 2013

How would you change the world?


As all of us know, the world isn’t perfect. There’ve always been bad things in it, but in the last years I think that poverty, hunger, natural disasters and other problems have increased.

On the one hand, From my point of view, the reason of this is that people is not conscious that the resources aren’t unlimited. A lot of people don’t think about the consequences of spending too much energy or contaminating the planet. These facts are causing degradation on the nature of the earth, and I think that’s why in the last years more natural disasters are occurring. 

On the other hand, poverty increases every year. Rich people are selfish, and every year the economic problems in some countries (for example Spain) are causing problems to lots of families that see how they can’t survive without money. 
In addition, I think that governments must do something to stop these actions. There have to be public programs to change people’s conscience. 

In conclusion, we can change the world, it depends only on us. We have to improve our habits and take care of the limited resources of the world. 
Rich people must help people who have finantial problems. We don’t have to throw food , clothes and other things that poor people can use or eat. It’s simple and I’m sure that it’s not a big effort for us. 
Changing the world is in our hands, we just have to act!

Euthanasia is a way of relieving ill people's pain and save them form the tortures of their illness. Do we have the right to take people's life?


In the last years euthanasia has been a controversial topic. Some people think that euthanasia has to be prohibited, because it's not ethic to kill a person. They argue that, for example, with the approval of euthanasia, the number of homicides under the name of this practise would increase. 

On the other hand, a lot of people wants to legalize this practise. They state that everyone can decide to live or not. For them, living under determinate circumstances is worthless, so it's better to die than live. It's not fair to prolongate the life of someone who is about to die, suffering and having a bad life, an inexistent life. 

In my opinion euthanasia could be approved only in the cases in which the person who is sick is conscious of the illness and prefers to die. I think that it's better to die than to live quadriplegic, because you can't live your life, you can't run or play football or go out with friends. You always have to be on the bed and it's impossible to achieve happiness in a situation like this. This is not a life. But the law which approves euthanasia has to be a strict one, only for the cases where the consent is clear. That's my opinion...what's yours?

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

An opinion esay

The frenetic life in our modern cities subjects us to a continuous and exhausting mental activity and a devastating physical inactivity ( in terms of exercising our internal organs, such as the heart , the stomach...).
At the same time, the large number of stimuli we receive during a day generates in us  a constant emotional stress.
The rich heritage to the oriental civilisations will help us overcome the stress. We're talking about non other than Yoga.

Yoga is a practise that comes from a discipline that helps us to recognise the egocentric nature of mind.
What's more, it's a complete discipline which is adaptable to a large number of persons because in it the differences in age,sex, religious and political conventions don't represent any limitation.
Furthermore, Yoga is one of those few disciplines which has no side- effect, since it's limited to strengthen the mind and the body.
Despite all the advantages it has it's also true that it involves a high patience level and enough time, which is unfortunately not always accessible.

In conclusion, Yoga is a practise that although it requires more than the typical sports it's highly recommendable. Yoga's advantages are no secret nowadays and a prove of that is that it has become one of the most trendy exercises and more and more people is counting on it to improve their health.

Monday, 22 April 2013

A job application letter


Carrer les perdius nº28
Badalona, Barcelona
February 20 th


The managing director                                                                                  
Carrer Marina nº28                                                                             
Badalona 08917


Dear Sirs or Madam,

I should like to apply for the post of lawyer advertised in La Vanguardia of 5th March. It explained that you were looking for a new lawyer for your company and I’m really interested in it.

I studied law in Universitat Pompeu Fabra and I finished two years ago. Since then, I’ve been working for different lawyers to reach the experience that this job requires. 

I am currently working for a company in Barcelona, in the human resources department but I am attracted to the position you are offering as it appears to provide more responsibility and challenge. Therefore, although currently engaged, I could be free from any present obligations after presenting a month's notice.

With this presentation I enclose you my curriculum vitae, which will give to you more details about my studies, my qualifications and my experience on the lawyers’ world. 
I shall look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully


(FIRMA)


Brenda Pérez

Enc. CV


Walter Pandiani


In this composition I had to choose a famous person and describe him. My election was Walter Pandiani, who is called by his fans as "el Rifle". He is an uruguayan football player, who was born the 27th April 1976. He plays forward and he plays on Atlético Balears, a team from the 2nd division in Spain.

He has played in differents teams of the 1st division and this have been the teams where he has played: 
In 1996-97 he played in El Progreso (Uruguay), in 1997-98 he played in Besañez (Uruguay) and he finally left Uruguay after playing in Peñarol in 1998-2000. 
After this two years in Peñarol's club, different European teams were interested in him. Finally it was Deportivo de la Coruña the club which got his services as a football player, and he played there in the years 2003-2005. 
After this two years, he played in the Bieningham City for one year, and another one in RCD Espanyol. Then he stayed 4 years playing in Osasuna and after that he returned to RCD Espanyol. 
The last half year he has played in Villarreal and he has now signed with Atlético Baleares. 
In all these years he has won different titles: one Uruguayan championship, two "Supercopas de España" and three "Copas del Rey". 

On the other hand, I want to talk about the personal life of this football player, where his family and friends are very important. 
He has three children: Axel who is 12 years old, Ezequiel who is 14 years old and Nico who is 18. His wife is Carla and they have been toghether for 19 years. 

In conclusion, I know him personally and I know that he had work very hard to arrive at the top of the football world. He is a great person and I'm happy because he has achieved what he loves the most.



Monday, 11 March 2013

Inspiring quotations

"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." Anonimous

A job application letter

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing you in response to the advertisement for the post of computer expert which was published in our local newspaper.

Since finishing my MBA degree from the university of York, I have become particulary interested in economics and now wish to develop my career in that direction.
Working as a computer expert would be the perfect, and very rewarding way to do so.

I think I would be suitable for the job because during my degree I've worked along with several computer experts and now I consider myself one of them.

I would like to have an opportunity to prove myself working in you team and I am available to start immediately.

I would be happy to attend an interview and look forward to hearing from you.

Your faithfully


Arshdeep

Vote!

Hi everyone,

Here's the video we made last friday.

As you all know now it's time to vote for it. The vote sections refreshes every Monday ( it doesn't matter how many times you vote it won't update till Monday)

I leave you the link below for you to vote. Please make sure everyone votes.

Fingers crossed!!!

(concurso de cortos para alumnos de Bachillerato)




Sunday, 10 March 2013

WHAT IF MONEY WAS NO OBJECT- ALAN WATTS


Hi guys, A few days ago I saw a group of young people like us were sharing this video on social networks. And I remembered the exercise we did with Sonia: 'WHAT ADDS TO JOB SATISFACTION'

She made us think about what were our objectives when trying to find a job.
The fotocopy had several objectives that we had to sort in order to have a satisfactory job such as: working conditions, status in your organization, learning something new, personal freedom, being part of team, exercising power, helping other people, being praised by your superiors, social status, being promoted, and making money.
There's one which is tightly related with te following video: working in what you like. that's what its all about.

We must activate our mind in order to decide by ourselves what do we really wish to do and what path do we want to follow.


IKER CASILLAS FERNANDEZ BIOGRAPHI



Iker Casillas was born on May 20, 1981 in Mostoles, a town of Madrid. Since childhood he was a football fan. His football career has always been linked with Real Madrid. Iker at 10 years was playing in the different categories of the sports city of Real Madrid. In 1998 he was playing third category and scouts slected him to debut in second. With only 17 years, Iker was selected to travel with thee first team but not playing. But we had a place in the team. And in 1999 he was part of the team selection in the Junior World Cup Nigeria, gold medal hanging. On 12th of September the same year, he debuted with the first team in the match against Athletico de Madrid at Vicente del Bosque orders.
A year later, Iker debuted number one on the national team at Euro 2000.
Iker Casillas, Real Madrid, had many successes with the team. He will continue playing. It's part in this team, that's his site.
His last big success was to be world champion in 2010 in South Africa and he became the first player to lift a triplet, when the Spanish football team won the Euro 2012.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Animal Rights & Veganism


Follow-up

If you would like to watch it with English subtitles, click on the following link: 
Gary Yourofsky

Monday, 25 February 2013

Charles I

King Charles of Habsburg inherited a big empire. From his mother's parents, the catholic kings, he inherited all the catalan and Aragon possessions.From the grandparents of his father's side, Maria de Borgonya and Maximilia I, emperor of the Sacre empire, he got all the possessions the family had in many  countries like France or Germany .

Regarding politics, charles tried to get the support of the nobels , who were undoubtly the real power of the country in that time, and that's why he never dared to limit their economic power.
He also respected the autonomy of the respective  states. However, he always tried , without any result, to establish a tie between them.

One o f the most important facts that occurred in Spain at that time was the Spanish communities continuous complaints because they were against the king. The king already knew this fact and he had also predicted this movement, maybe that's the reason behind his victory.

On the contrary, things were not so good outside Spain. The king had to face several problems which he could not handle and that's why he had to abdicate. All his possessions were divides between his two sons  and a king who was once feared by many ended up being just a history personage.

English short movie contest

Hi everyone!

As you all know we are going to film a short movie to participate English movie 2 which  is a short contest in English, addressed to students of ESO and  , first and second  year of batxillerat.
 We have to film pieces (video) of fiction (any genre: horror, drama, comedy) with a storyline based on "our generation", which must include the title, authors and / or participants of the work and , of course no need to say that it must be in English.
The contest runs between days December 10, 2012 and May 10, 2013, and the decision will be taken during the week of May 20, 2013, and posted both on the web, social networks, and by email contact.

The video has to be about 3 min, and after we've filmed it we have to send it to the organisers( we will upload it in youtube and then we'll send them the link).

If you need any more information please go to the following page.

http://thenextgeneration.es/participar.php


Now coming to our class. 
Javi has written a short story which I would liked you to read. If  you like the story and you want to became a  part or if you have a different storyline to sugges please let me know. 
Once we have the necessary people to act we can always change the story and adapt it so that won't be a problem.

The following link is the story's link (it's still in Spanish because I want to be sure about how many people we are going to be )

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-jtv8hKwnKjML7Wvo7BQSaiHbJNeUHDV2dTOqpb360M/edit?usp=sharing



See you in class