23.12.09

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

All your English teachers wish you and your family a Happy Christmas and a very prosperous new year.
Below, you can see the Christmas cards made by Miss Lucia Ibañez's 4ESO students to be sent to the European schools involved in CHIEF project. Thank you vey much to them all.

14.12.09

MELOCOS

BY: ROSA GÓMEZ, 2BTO-B
Melocos is a pop-rock group from El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz. It is composed by five members: Jaime Terrón (vocalist), Gonzalo Alcina (guitarist), Manu Jurado (guitarist), Andrés Ortiz (drummer) and Antonio Suárez (bass). They are called `Melocos´ because of a friend called `peach´.
They met at Guadalete school, they formed the group and they started their professional career, they have performed in a lot of pubs and festivals. Finally, they made their demo in 2006 with songs WRITTEN by themselves and they signed the agreement with the record company `Peps Records´. Since then, Melocos works in Madrid where they succeded from the start.They started their recording with the producer Alejo Stivel.
They released their first record on February 20th 2007, it was called `Melocos´, with their first single `Cada Golpe´. In this record, they included a single with Natalia (the vocalist of the group `La Quinta Estación´) and it was called `Que cuando me vaya’. They were the national revelation in 2007. Melocos visited the programme `Operación Triunfo´ for helping the contestants that were there.
After the sucess of their first record, they released their second record on April 14th 2009 , it was called `Somos´. It has got songs of several styles although they are looking for their personal style.

Melocos es un grupo español de pop-rock de El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz. Está compuesto por cinco miembros: Jaime Terrón (vocalista), Gonzalo Alcina (guitarrista),Manu Jurado (guitarrista), Andrés Ortiz (batería) y Antonio Suárez (bajista). Ellos se llamaron ¨Melocos¨ porque a un amigo le llamaban ¨melocotón¨.
Ellos se conocieron en el colegio ¨Guadalete¨, formaron el grupo y empezaron su carrera profesional, ellos actuaron en muchos locales y festivales. Finalmente, ellos hicieron su disco en 2006 con canciones creadas por ellos mismos y ellos firmaron el contrato con ¨Peps Records¨. Desde eso, Melocos fueron a trabajar a Madrid donde ellos eran conocidos desde ese momento. Ellos empezaron a grabar con el productor Alejo Stivel.
Ellos lanzan su primer disco el 20 de febrero de 2007,se tituló ¨Melocos¨ con su primer sencillo ¨Cada golpe¨. En este disco, incluyeron una canción con Natalia (la vocalista de el grupo ¨La quinta estación¨) y se llamó ¨Que cuando me vaya¨. Ellos fueron la revelación nacional en 2007. Melocos visitaron el programa ¨Operación Triunfo¨ para ayudar a los concursantes el año pasado.
Después de el éxito de su primer disco, ellos lanzaron su segundo disco el 14 de abril de 2009, se llamo ¨Somos¨. Éste tiene canciones de varios registros quizás buscaban su estilo personal.

12.12.09

PEKING EXPRESS

BY: JULIA DÍAZ SALIDO, 3ESO-A
Pekín Express is a contest issued in Cuatro. The players must travel in pairs from China to India with one euro A day. It’s a race for stages (12 stages). When a pair comes first in the first part, they become immune. When a pair comes first in the second part, they win an amulet of 5.000 €. The pair that comes last, must go to Spain again and give their amulets to other person.
There are 12 pairs. This year the finalists are: Merino and Fran, and Carmela and Antonio.
Pekin express es un concurso retransmitido en cuatro. Los jugadores deben viajar en parejas desde china hasta india con un euro al dia. Es una carrera por etapas (12 etapas). Cuando una pareja llega primero en la primera parte, se convierten en inmunes. Cuando una pareja llega primero en la segunda parte, ganan un amuleto de 5.000 €. La pareja que llega en ultimo lugar, debe ir a españa de nuevo y dar sus amuletos a otra persona. Hay 12 parejas. Este año los finalistas son: Merino y Fran, y Carmela y Antonio.

11.12.09

SPANISH FOOTBAL SELECTION

BY: PATRICK SVENSSON, 2BTO-D
The Spain national football team is a team of players from Spanish nationality representing the Royal Spanish Football Federation. The Spanish team has participated in twelve editions of the World Cup and they hosted the 1982 edition. The best result obtained by the Spanish team in this tournament was the fourth place achieved in the FIFA World Cup 1950 held in Brazil. It also participated in eight editions of WHICH he excelled in the 1964 edition and IN WHICH it was proclaimed as champion in the final winning the Soviets 2-1. At Euro 2008, Spain claimed victory in the final to Germany 1-0 and became champion of Europe for the second time. This victory in 2008 MADE it qualify the FIFA world rankings for the first time, the sixth team that could lead the ranking. The greatest success was in the Olympics in 1992 in Barcelona, when it won the gold medal by beating Poland 3-2 in the final at Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona. Now, the Spanish selection is contesting his seat in the 2010 World Cup Championship. I'm sure it will win the championship!
La selección española de fútbol es un equipo de jugadores de nacionalidad española que representa a la Real Federación Española de Fútbol. La selección española ha participado en doce ediciones de la Copa Mundial y ha liderado la edición de 1982. El mejor resultado obtenido por la selección española en este torneo fue el cuarto puesto alcanzado en la Copa Mundial de Fútbol de 1950 realizada en Brasil. También ha participado en ocho ediciones de la Eurocopa, en la que destacó en la edición de 1964 y donde se proclamó campeona en la final ganando a la Unión Soviética 2-1. En la Eurocopa 2008, España logró la victoria en la final contra Alemania 1-0 y se proclamó campeona por segunda vez. Esa victoria en 2008 hizo que se clasificara para la clasificación mundial de la FIFA por primera vez, siendo el sexto equipo que lograba liderar dicho ranking. El mayor éxito fue en los Juegos Olímpicos en 1992 en Barcelona, cuando ganó la medalla de oro al derrotar a Polonia 3-2 en la final disputada en el Camp Nou de Barcelona. Ahora, la selección española se está disputando el sitio en el Campeonato Mundial de 2010. ¡Estoy seguro de que ganará el Campeonato!

9.12.09

HOLLYWOOD

BY: NATI GARCÍA JUNTO, 3ESO-A
Hollywood is in Los Angeles(California).
Hollywood comes from the (E)nglish words "Holly" and "Wood".
This is one of the most important cities for the films and monuments.
Some of the monuments that are more FAMOUS are:
  • Hollywood Boulevard is an avenue where THERE ARE MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND STARS placed with the names of the most famous actors that have passed through there. The only cartoons that have stars are The Simpsons, Mickey Mouse,Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck, The Mad Bird and Winnie the Pooh.
  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre, where the new films have been released.
  • The famous poster formed by the gigant letters, is in nearby mountains.
Some films companies of Hollywood are Walt Disney, Warner Bros and Universal Pictures.

8.12.09

MALU

BY: BLANCA PALOMA AGUILOCHO, 2BTO-C
Her name is Maria Lucia Sanchez but she was well-known as Malú.
Her musical career started when she was 15 yerars old. When the producer Jesús Yanes heard her in a party. Later, the producer decided to introduce her to Pep's company.
Malú started to record her FIRST CD between January and February of 1998. The CD WAS called “Aprendiz”, this CD was coming out in spring of the same year and Malú counted with Alejandro Sanz or Pedro Guerra. Malú sold 400 000 copyes of Aprendiz” and this was top of charts to AFYUE during 28 weeks.
In the Amigo prizes awarded by the SGAE in 1998, Malú got the prize to the best artist and she was nominated for an award to the best WOMAN artist.
After selling "Aprendiz", IT came an important tour by Europe and Latin América and a contract with Walt Disney Record to perform the central theme “Reflejo” os the film “Mulán”.
Malú has a big musical career, her recordings are:
  • In 1998 : Aprendiz with single as: . Aprendiz, Dónde quiera que estés, Lucharé
  • In 1999: Cambiarás with singles as: Cambiaras, Y si fuera Ella (with Alejandro Sanz), Sin caminos.
  • In 2001: Esta vez with singles as: Toda, Siempre tú,
  • In 2003: Otra Piel with single as: Enamorada, Devuelveme la vida (with Antonio Orozco)
  • In 2004 : Por una vez with singles as: Corazón Partio (with Alejandro Sanz)
  • In 2005: Malú with single as: Diles, Te conozco desde siempre
  • In 2006: Desafio with single as: Si estoy loca, No voy a cambiar
  • In 2007 : Gracias with single as: Aprendiz ( a live)
  • In 2009: Vive with single as: A esto le llamas amor, Nadie, Cómo te olvido