11.12.17

HOMESCHOOLING

BY MARÍA ARIZA, #BTO2A
Homeschooling is getting more and more popular, specially in countries like The United States. This method consists of giving classes at home, without the necessity of going to school, so children are directed at learning by their parents. There are many advantages, but also many disadvantages.

The points in favour could be that students spend more time studying what is worse for them while discovering the areas in which they stand out. Besides, in the northern countries, where the temperatures are very cold, it is an advantage considering that most of days they could not go to school because of the bad weather. 

On the other hand, the main problem is the lack of coexistence with other children. This is vital for learning in an academic atmosphere and in an personal atmosphere. If the guy doesn’t socialize with others, it will affect him in the future. 

To conclude, this type of school won’t have a great success in Spain in my opinion, since we have splendid teachers. 

2.11.17

ESCARLATINA, A RARE BOOK

BY RAFAEL BUENO, BTO1D

I have recently read a book called ‘Escarlatina’. It is about a girl who likes cooking and she wants her parents to give her a present related with this hobby for her birthday.

The gift is a strange cooking teacher. Her parents thought she was a normal teacher, but the girl discovered that Escarlatina -the name of the teacher- was a dead person, something similar to a zombie, who had came to our world because she had a special mision.

I really like this book because it is very funny and makes me feel intrigued. Apart from this, the author is highly a good writer. 

The only criticism I can do is that the first part of the book is not very good, but if you carry on reading, you will have fun.

So all in all, I recommend this book because it is very funny and extremely engaging, something that, as far as I’m concerned, is very important when you read a book.

16.6.17

TV SHOW

BY ALEJANDRA FDEZ. & PAULA LUBIÁN #BTO1A

BLOOMSDAY (16 JUNE)

Bloomsday (Irish: Lá Bhloom) is an annual commemoration on 16 June in Dublin and elsewhere to celebrate the life of Irish writer James Joyce and relive the events in his novel "Ulysses", all of which took place in Dublin on the same day in 1904. This date is a secular holiday in Ireland. The name comes from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of Ulysses, and 16 June was the date of Joyce's first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle, when they walked to the Dublin village of Ringsend.