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viernes, 29 de enero de 2016

Separate lives (Writing Unit 4)

 Mark Anthony:
Mark Anthony was born in 1968 in New York, USA. Both his mother and his father were singers, although they weren't as famous as he is now. Mark loved singing from an early age. His big  success was when he recorded his first three albums between 1993 and 1997: Another Note, Everything in Time and Upstream.

In May 2000, Mark got married with Dayanara Torres. They had two children: Ryan Muñiz and Cristian Muñiz, but they got divorced three years later.

Jennifer López: 
Jennifer López was born in 1969 in New York, USA. Her father was a security guard at night and her mother was a teacher in a kindergarten. Jennifer started singing, dancing and acting  when she was five. She got her first small TV role in 1986, in the film "My Little Girl". She's been very successful since her first album called On the 6.

In 2001, Jennifer got married with Cris Judd when he was hired to direct her "Love Don`t Cost a Thing", but they split up one year later in June 2002.

 Mark and Jennifer have known each other since 2004, when they met and fell in love. They fell in love when they were producing the song "Sway". They got married in  June 2004, but the marriage ended in 2012. Both Mark and Jennifer have said that they are still good friends.

Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez 4.ESO.B

Sense connections by Alex. Writing (Unit 3)

          Do some smells remind you of your childhood? What associations de they have? The smell of gasoline reminds me of mini bikes that my father  bought me when I was about six years old. I used  to love them, although I still love them now. I've always liked  the smell of my mother's apple cake because it reminds me to make an apple cake like her. If I close my eyes and smell the cake, I can imagine eating it! I love the smell of daisies because there were too many around the country house, which my parents, my brother  and I were building. I also love the smell of fireworks because they make me think of  New Year's Eve or Christmas Eve.

          What about sounds? Do some sounds or songs  have a strong associations for you- positive or negative?
Yes certain songs bring back memories. For example, there's a Shakira song called Waka Waka. It was on the radio all the time, everyday this song was on the radio in the summer of  2010. That was a really good summer for me, because our national team won the World Cup in South África and it was very difficult for them to win. So, when I hear the song Waka Waka, I feel happy. Among other things, I made a lot of new friends and had a great time too. Also, any song by Freddie Mercury makes my think of my father, because he's a big fan of his music and he wants me to listen to all his CDs!

Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez 4.ESO.B

lunes, 18 de enero de 2016

TERROR IN PARIS!!!! Nous sommes tous Paris!!!

TERROR IN PARIS!!!! Nous sommes tous Paris!!!

You remember some time ago when we talked about Paris here in this blog:

Le Tour de France est fini...mais Paris est toujours là!!!

and when we also talked about the intolerance of certain people in this world:

Palmyra: Historic temple destroyed, archaeologist murdered and AMERICAN HEROES IN FRANCE!!!


Well it seems that this neverending sad story is not over yet. Some sad stories:

  Some videos in French:  1  2  3  

And remember that the Russian plane crash that happened some weeks ago was also due to a terrorist attack: Listening exercise (6 Minute English)

Latest breaking BBC news: Friendly match between Germany vs. Holland cancelled 


Episode 151111 / 11 Nov 2015   >>> Expressions presented: stem the flow, deteriorating, retaliatory steps & star lot.

  And we should never forget John Lennon's song:   IMAGINE 

PLASTIC, the menace!!!!

Listening exercise: The impact of plastic (BBC Learning English)

Articles to read:

SOLUTION: How to recycle old plastic bags (Wiki How to do anything)  


Episode 151104 / 04 Nov 2015   >>>  Expressions presented: investigated, to secure, artisans & donations.

viernes, 8 de enero de 2016

NO SMOKING: Drive me home, Daddy!

Here's a new law that has come into effect:

Eating less meat could save 45,000 lives a year, experts claim

Some articles to read about the issue:

However, read about the reactions in Argentina:

What does WHO stand for? 

And some time ago we posted this in this blog:

Joint of honey roast ham
 Read the article and write a comment about your eating habits or anything about the issue.

And finally. LINGOHACK:   Episode 151028 / 28 Oct 2015

What will happen in the future? Here's an exercise on the FUTURE PERFECT tense.