30.11.10

DANCING

BY: PAULA DUQUE, 2BTO-A
There are a lot of kinds of dancing, but the one I like the most is ballet and ballroom dancing.
Ballet is a very beautiful and complicated dance. This needs a lot of skill and this is got when the dancers practice a lot. Music for this specific dancing is mostly classical. MOREOVER, ballet has got special clothes and the most representative of this are the ballet shoes.
Another kind of dancing is ballroom dancing which is danced in pairs. This kind of dancing allows you to socialise with many people. There are a lot of competitions in the world of ballroom dancing and the people who represent their countries are very good dancers. Spain has won many of these contests. There are two modalities which are called the "latinos" which have got more lively music, for example "salsa" that orIginated in Brazil and the "estandar" which has got romantic music, also for example the "tango" that originated in Argentina.
BAILES
Hay muchos tipos de bailes, pero los que más me gustan son el ballet y los bailes de salón.
El ballet es un baile muy bonito y complicado. Necesita mucha técnica y esto se obtiene cuando bailarines practican mucho. La música para este específico baile es la mayoría de las veces clásica. También, el ballet tiene ropa especial y lo más representativo son los zapatos de ballet. Otro tipo de baile son los bailes de salón que es bailado en pareja. Este tipo de baaile te permite socializarte con mucha gente. Hay muchas competiciones en el mundo de bailes de salón y las personas que representa a sus países son muy buenos bailarines. España ha ganado mucho de estos concursos. Hay dos modalidades que se llaman los "latinos" que tienen una música más movida, por ejemplo la "salsa" que se originó en Brasil y el "estandar" que tiene una música romántica, por ejemplo el "tango" que se originó en Argentina.

THE MISTERIOUS SPHINX IN EGYPT

BY: ELIANA CALA, 4ESO-C
Everybody has seen photograps of the sphinx in Egypt, but nobody really knows what the sphinx is, or what it represents. The wonderful sphinx has been watching the hot dry desert for thousands of years. Archeologist have been studying the pyramids, the tombs in the ValLey of the kings ,  for two hundred years, but the Valley has mantAined a lot of its secrets. People have discovered treasures, like those they have found in Tutankhamon´s tomb, but the misteRy of the sphinx remains.
Todo el mundo ha visto fotografias de la esfinje de egypto, pero nadie realmente sabe que es o que representa. La marvillosa esfinje ha estado mirando el calido y seco desierto durante miles de años. Los arqueologos han estado estudiando las piramides, las tumbas en el valle de los Reyes durante doscientos años, pero el valle ha mantenido muchos secretos. Las personas han descubierto tesoros, de esta manera ellos han encontrado la tumba de tutankhamon, pero el misterio de la esfinje permanece.

28.11.10

MY SUMMER HOLIDAYS

BY: CRISTINA FERNANDEZ, 2BTO-C
This Summer has been very funny.
After the end of school, I went to Málaga to a work camp for fifteen days. It WAS a rich and unique experience, and I met a lot of people. I learnt a lot.
IN the end of July, I went to the beach every day. Some mornings I went to the swimming-pool with my best friend and in the evenings we both worked looking after children.
In August, I went to Portugal. It is very beautiful. I went with my family and my friend and we had a very good time: We visited monuments and went to the beach.
At the end of August was my sister´s birthday. We went to the swimming-pool. In the evening, she celebrated a party with her friends. I WENT to a lot of parties this Summer too.
I WAS in Sevilla visiting my family.
In September, before the school began, I visited a friend in Madrid. I took a lot of photos.
The nineteenth was my best friend´s birthday. We organized a surprise party for her, and it was cool! She really loved it.
At the end ,  my holydays finished and school began! 

27.11.10

ALICIA KEYS

BY: MACARENA HEREDIA, 2BTO-A
Alicia Keys was born in Manhattan, New York, ON January 25, 1981. She is a singer of soul and Rhythm and Blues, composer of the majority of her own songs and of other singers. She is considered to be the queen of the Rhythm and Blues. At the age of 7 ,  her parents enrolled her at classes of piano to remove her from the bad life and drugs that was surrounding in her neighborhood and there, she discovered her great talent that made her famous. She has NUMEROUS PRIZES, as for example 13 Grammys or 3 American Music Awards, AMONG others. She was a great student, in spite of the fact that her career began quite early.
Alicia Keys is one of my favorite singers, and I love each and every of her songs, some of them are Fallin, No one, and especially, New York falling down, one of the songs of her last disc,  in which she describes the town where she grew up. Her songs usually treat different topics, but many of them are romantic or TELL about happiness.
She and her music are amazing.
Alicia Keys, nació en Manhattan, Nueva York, el 25 de enero de 1981. Ella es una cantante de soul y Rhythm and Blues, compositora de  la mayoría sus propias canciones y de otros cantantes. Es considerada la reina del Rhythm and Blues. A los 7 años sus padres la inscribieron a clases de piano para alejarla de la mala vida y de las drogas que le rodeaba en su barrio y allí descubrió su gran talento, el cual le hizo famosa. Tiene en su poder numerosos premios, como por ejemplo 13 Grammys o 3 American Music Awards, entre tantos. Fue una gran estudiante, a pesar de que su carrera comenzó bastante temprano.
Alicia Keys es una de mis cantantes favoritas, me encantan todas y cada una de sus canciones, algunas de ellas son, Fallin, No one, y en especial, New York fallin down, una de las canciones que aparece en su último disco, en la cual describe la cuidad donde se crió. Sus canciones en general tratan de temas diferentes, pero muchas de ellas son románticas  o hablan de la felicidad. Ella y su música son increíbles.

26.11.10

MICHAEL JACKSON

BY: FERNANDO CALERO, 2BTO-C
Michael jackson was an artist known all over the world. He started singing when he was only four years old with his brothers, The Jackson Five, in the 70's. They had a great succes until he began his solo career in 1979 with his debut album "Off the Wall".
In 1982 "Thriller", his most known album, came out. Thriller had a videoclip in which he dances with zombies and it was considered the best videoclip of all times.
In 1987 "Bad" is released, it wasn't as succesful as Thriller, but it still was on the top of music records, and he went on the "Bad Tour".
He recorded more albums but eventually, his personal life became more important than his career, since he was blamed for molesting kids and "changing" his skin colour because of a skin disease.
Recently, after his death, the man who was molested when he was a child, confessed that his father forced him to lie so that they got money.
He's my favourite singer and I'm also a great fan of his dances. My favourite song is "Ben" from when he was in The Jackson Five, and I really enjoy moves like the "moonwalk" or the "airwalk".

WHY WOULD I LIKE TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD?

BY: LUIS CABALLERO, 2BTO-D
One of my biggest dreams is to travel all around the world. But, like most of people who have ever thought about it, I haven´t carried out it yet.
I really would like to travel around the world because I love to travel. I do not care where, but I will go to any journey that let me visit other countries, meet different people, taste new kinds of food, etc. Finally, I would like to know more about the different cultures that I could meet if I ever travel around the world.
But in case I finally decide to do it, I have to face a problem: I am not millionaire. I have to look for a way to finance an activity like this. I could try to study abroad to get a job in an international company or to persuade my parents about this journey is a good idea. But I do not think it will work, so if you are a millionaire and you have planned to go abroad, be sure that I will be ready to share that experience with you.

25.11.10

THE BEST SELECTION OF ALL TIMES

BY: ANA FERNANDEZ, 4ESO-C
The world champion is gaining the respect of more countries everytime, of three football matches it has played for Eurocup´s classification of 2012 they have won the three ones, the last ONE dated the 12th of October 2012 against Scotland, which scored three goals but it could not prevent the two goals of their rival. After winning the World Cup, the football players of the Selection are more encourAGED and more secure to do good football and, in each match they reveal that they deserve to be in this team which represents our country. From Casillas to Villa, from goalkeeper to forward, everyone knows that they are the best selection of history.
La campeona del mundo cada vez se va ganando el respeto de más países, de tres partidos que ha jugado para la clasificación de la Eurocopa de 2012 ha ganado los tres, el último en la fecha del 12 de Octubre de 2010 contra Escocia, en el cual consiguió marcar tres goles pero no evitó los dos de su rival. Después de haber ganado el mundial los jugadores de la Selección de fútbol están más animados y más seguros de que hacen buen fútbol y, en cada partido dejan ver que se merecen estar en este equipo que representa a nuestro país. Desde Casillas hasta Villa, de portero a delantero, todos saben que sin duda esta es la mejor Selección de la historia.

THE STROKES

BY: JOSE PABLO CONTRERAS, 2BTO-C
The strokes IS an American rock band from New York City formed in 1998. They became famous in the 2000s. The band is formed by Julian Casablanca (vocal), Nick Valensi (guitar), Albert Hammond (guitar), Nikolai Fraiture (bass guitar) and Frabrizio Moretti (drums and percussion).
It’s said they are the band who saved rock and roll after 90s. That’s because rock between 80s and 90s became so bad. Then, they came out with their new style of rock, called indie rock or new wave. This style is an evolution of 70s punk rock.
In my opinion, they are an essential group of nowadayS’ indie rock. The most of new indie bands tried to be like them. They have performed in festivals such as Glastonbury with bands such as Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.
Well, to sum up, The Strokes is a great band everyone should listen to at least one.

THANKSGIVING DAY

Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving was a holiday to express thankfulness, gratitude, and appreciation to God, family and friends for which all have been blessed of material possessions and relationships. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. This holiday has since moved away from its religious roots.
In the United States, Thanksgiving Day falls on the fourth Thursday of November. In Canada it is celebrated on the second Monday in October.
The precise historical origin of the holiday is disputed. Although Americans commonly believe that the first Thanksgiving happened in 1621, at Plymouth Plantation, in Massachusetts, there is strong evidence for earlier celebrations in Canada (1578) and by Spanish explorers in Florida (1565).
Thanksgiving Day is also celebrated in Leiden, in the Netherlands. A different holiday which uses the same name is celebrated at a similar time of year in the island of Grenada.
More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_(United_States)

24.11.10

Maldita Nerea


By: Lidia Valiente, 1BTO A
Maldita Nerea is a Spanish music group. The group was formed in 2000 by Jorge Ruiz.They play pop music. The group is formed by four people: Jorge is the singer,
Luis is the guitarist, Sergio who is the drummer and the fourth member is Pedro Carrillo and he is the bass player, he is Jorge's best friend.
At the beginning the group met in a shed in Murcia. In 2003 Universal Music multinational became interested in them, and this group published its first CD in 2003.The name of the first cd was "cuarto creciente",four years later Maldita Nerea released their second CD; " el secreto de las tortugas".
In 2009 after THE sucCess of the group Sony music became interested in them and in May of that year, they released their last album " es un secreto.. no se lo digas a nadie."This album was the best ever.
In my opinion, Maldita Nerea is one of the best pop music groups from Spain.

MUSIC

BY: ANDREA VEGA, 2BTO-C
Music is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. There are many kinds of music: pop, rock, reggae, disco, alternative rock, symphonic rock, flamenco, classical music, etc. ALthough listening to music is an ordinary hobby among young people, there is a specific way to devote to be a musician.
If you want to devote your life to be a musician you should go to a school of music.
In a school of music, you learn how to play a classical instrument like violin, viola, violoncello, piano, flute or something else.
You learn how to read scores, or how to beat the rhythm. In a school of music, there is a subject called "orchestra", which you learn how to play your instrument with a group of musicians of other instruments and you learn to cooperate, to play listening to each other and a lot of things.
The career of musician splits into fourteen grades. Elementary education is four years, proffessional education is six years and senior education is four years. I'm in my last year of proffessional education and when I pass this year, I'll go to Sevile to study senior education because I want to be a great orchestra musician.

23.11.10

REASONS TO LEARN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

BY: ALEJANDRO LUCENA, 2BTO-C
Nowadays, it’s very important to speak one or more foreign languages fluently apart from our native language. According to the European Union (EU), all the European citizens should learn and speak
their native language and two European languages, such as English, French, German, etc. But I think this is a challenge that we’re still too far to achieve. And Spanish people are even further. So, why is it important to learn languages?
The first reason is because it helps to the understanding of different cultures. If we can speak a foreign language, we’ll be able to travel to a country where this language is spoken. What’s more, when you visit a country and you speak the language which is spoken there, the people are very pleased. In addition, in the current labour market it’s so important to speak languages. Getting a job if you don’t speak English can be too hard. All companies ask for employees who speak English.
But it’s not enough to speak only English if you want to get a good job. It’s necessary to speak other languages, such as German, Russian, Arabic or even Chinese. If you speak one of these languages you will stand out and you will have more probabilities to succeed.
So, I advise you all to start to learn a new language. It can be the key for a successful future.

WALT DISNEY

BY: MIGUEL NAVAS, 2BTO-C
Walter Elias Disney was born in Chicago in 1901. He was a drawer, producer and cartoon director. His familiy hadn´t got enough money, so Walt had to leave school when he was sixteen years old. Then he studied in art schools in Kansas City, Missouri. He was interested in animation, so he started to read animation books and when he believed that he was ready, he began making animation short films with his brother Roy.
From 1926 to 1928, he made some cartoons such as "Oswaldo the lucky rabbit" and "Steamboat Willie", which was a success because it appeared the most famous mouse in the world: Mickey, and moreover, because it was the first cartoon with sound.
After that, he made a lot of short films, but in 1932, Disney made his first short film in colour called "Flowers and Trees" and he got an Oscar because it was the best animation short film that year.
In 1934, Walt wanted to produce an animation feature film. Three years later, his dream became TRUE and his best production called "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" raised eight million dollars.
During the following years, Walt made films such as: Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland or Peter Pan. Finally, Walt Disney died in 1966 because of lung cancer. 

EGIPTIAN ART

BY: DANIEL ARANA, 2BTO-C

I´m going to write about Egyptian art. I chose this topic because I´m studying art history in my school.
The most important things to understand Egyptian art are:
  • Egyptians believe that their king was a god.
  • Egypt is considered a miracle, because this country is in a desert.
  • Egyptians believe in some gods, for example Amon-Ra.
  • They thought that when they died, their soul which was called Ka, lived in another life.
Now we can understand the Egyptian art. In this Art there are two types of building:
  • Tombs: They are called eternity house, there are two types:
    1) Mastaba: it is the oldest tomb. This type of tomb has two different parts: the first part is visible and the second part is dug in the ground, here is the dead with his treasure
    2) Pyramid: It was the king´s tomb. The pyramids have a passage and this passage go to the dead and to his treasure.
  • Temples: these buildings were divided in three different parts: Hipetra room, Hipostila room and Sanctuary room.

PRUEBAS DE SELECCION PARA EL ENCUENTRO CON ALUMNOS EN MALTA (CHIEF)

El Departamento de Idiomas convoca a los alumnos de 3º ESO a las pruebas de selección para elegir a los alumnos que participarán como nuestros representantes en el próximo Encuentro Internacional del Proyecto Europeo CHIEF que se celebrará en Malta desde el 16 al 20 de marzo de 2011.

Los alumnos candidatos a ocupar una de las 4 plazas deberán pasar un proceso de selección que incluirá los siguientes apartados:

-Excelencia académica global (mediante la media de 2º de ESO).

-Excelencia académica en inglés (calificación del curso pasado).

-Presentación oral en inglés.

-Trabajo de documentación en inglés (artículo o video).

El tema que se propone para los trabajos es el siguiente: “Celebración de las bodas en España”.

Fecha de presentación de los trabajos: 20 de Diciembre de 2010

Hora: 09:00 horas

Lugar: Salón de Actos

Nota importante: el trabajo de documentación deberá entregarse en soporte papel (artículo) o digital (pen-drive o CD). Para cualquier duda, puedes dirigirte a Carlos Otero, coordinador de programas europeos.

22.11.10

MY TRIP TO GERMANY

BY: MARIA MONTES, 2BTO-C
Last week, I travelled to Germany WITH my cousin, my uncle and my aunt to visit my cousin Inma. She´s studying there this year.
She went to Germany last month and she ALREADY has a house with her friend. This house is small but it´s comfortable.
In Germany, we visited Munich and Stuttgart. I love Munich because the houses are very beautiful. we also went to Ikea because my cousin needed some furniture for her house; for example, a table and some chairs.
These days, my cousin and I slept with her in her bedroom and, my uncle and my aunt slept in a hotel.
The village where my cousin lives is very beautiful. It´s called Neu-Ulm. There´re a lot of gardens and there the people ARE nice and friendly.
I like this village a lot. I would like to go there again because I had much fun.
I took a lot of photos for the trip and I enjoyed a lot with my family there.
At Christmas, Inma is going to come back to Spain to see us.

House

By: Ana Rus, 3ESO C
House is a series about a doctor called Gregory House and his life and his work at A hospital. The series is very interesting. You can learn a lot of things about medicine.
The dialogues are incredible and they often can be funny. The principal character, House, is a very intelligent person. In the hospital he has four helpers called Foreman, Chase, Toud and Thirteen.
House is very arrogant with them. His rude, but original, comments are the spark of everything.Each episode is about medical researches, so House attracts you since the beginning and it surprises you in every episode. So, I recommend you to see House. Every Tuesday in Cuatro. It's a great serie.

21.11.10

THE LOVELY BONES

BY: NOELIA MILÁN, 2BTO-C
The Lovely Bones is a book written by Alice Sebold, and there is a film based on this emotional and dramatic history.
The story tells about Susie Salmon, a girl with only fourteen years old, who is killed by Sr. Harvey, his neighbor. In the sky, she has to learn a lot of things from that moment. For her, the sky is a magic refuge where she has people who can answer the questions about death. But she hasn’t got what she wants most: being with her family and the people who she loves on Earth. These people have to learn how to live without her.
In this book, Susie tells us the horrifying details of her murder and how her sister feels, how her parents’ relationship shrivels, and how her little brother tries to understand her death.
But, the story doesn’t tell only a terrible murder, it tells about how love can help us get over something.
In my opinion, this story affects us because we have all lost a beloved person and we identify with the feelings and the situations. I am sure if you are a sensitive person, you will like this book or the film.
The Lovely Bones es un libro escrito por Alice Sebold, y hay una película basada en esta historia emocionante y dramática.
La historia cuenta sobre Susie Salmon, una niña con sólo catorce años, que es asesinada por el señor Harvey, su vecino. En el cielo, ella tiene que aprender muchas cosas desde ese momento. Para ella, el cielo es un refugio mágico donde ella tiene a personas que le pueden contestar las preguntas de la muerte. Pero ella no tiene lo que ella más desea: estar con su familia y las personas que quiere que viven en la Tierra. Estas personas tienen que aprender a vivir sin ella.
En este libro, Susie nos cuenta los escalofriantes detalles de su asesinato y cómo se siente su hermana, cómo la relación de sus padres se marchita, y cómo su hermano pequeño intenta entender su muerte.
Pero esta historia no sólo cuenta un asesinato terrible, cuenta el poder que el amor tiene para curar.
En mi opinión, esta historia emociona porque todos hemos perdido a una persona querida y nos sentimos identificados con los sentimientos y las situaciones. Estoy segura que si tú eres una persona sensible, te gustará este libro o la película.

THE SMARTPHONES


By: Gonzalo Gallo, 1BTO A

Nowadays, when we go to a mobile phone shop, such as "The Phone House", it is very usual to find publicity that offerS smartphones with almost everything a mobile phone can have (WiFi, camera, GPS, etc..), and maybe you are wondering "What is a Smartphone?"

A Smartphone is a mobile phone with which you can send and receive phone calls and TXT messages. You can also connect wirelessly to the Internet, check your e-mail, watch videos on YouTube ...

Smartphones are controlled from a touch screen. They have an operating system such as iOS, Windows Mobile, Symbian, Android, BlackBerry OS, Palm OS ..., with the ability to install applications to enhance its functionality. These applications are provided by the manufacturer (Apple, Microsoft, Google...).

20.11.10

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

BY: MARIA GOMEZ, 2BTO-B
This language is spoken in the most parts of the world. So if you know how to speak English, you are always going to communicate with the people where you are. Because of this, English is very important.
There are a lot of ways to learn English. One of them is going to a country where the language spoken is English. Another way of LEARNING English is to take English classes. But if you don't want to take English classes,you can watch TV and movies in English since you are a baby. Another way could be the exchanges.This way is very useful because a foreigner comes to your house and if you want, you can communicate with him as much as you want. You have to speak in English, so that way you will improve your English and also your pronunciation. I have just given you some ways to learn English, so now you can`t say that you can`t learn English.
If you have the chance to learn English , do it. It will be very greatful for you and it's never late to learn it.
Today more than never, IT is essential to learn English because each day ENGLISH is used more in almost all the areas of the knowledge and human development.
Practically we can say that Englih language is the language of today.
I personally think it isn't difficult to learn the language, you just will have TO work hard on it.

Museo Coconut


By: Alejandro Parra, 3ESO C
Museo Coconut is a sitcom about a very crazy museum. There are six characters. The director of Museo Coconut is Jaime Walter, he worked in a very important museum in New York, but his chief fired him. So he now works in the Museo Coconut. Also there are two vigilants: Emilio and Onofre, two funny men. They are always kidding, laughing and doing crazy things. Rosario is the guide, a man with a women name. He is always confusing the reality, with what he is inventing. And the other two characters are Miss Coconut, the owner of the museum and her son, Zeus a silly posh teenager. All this and more in Museo Coconut.

19.11.10

PASTILLAS CONTRA EL DOLOR AJENO

Antoni Gaudí


By: Gonzalo de Ory, 3ESOC
Antoni Gaudí was an architect from Catalonia. For me, he is the best architect of history.
He was born in Reus in 1852 and died in Barcelona in 1926.
He invented architecture techniques like furnicular arch or the famous "trencadís". His most famous bulding is The Sagrada Familia's Basilica, visited by The Pope Benedict XVI, last 7th of November.
Also, other famous building are La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Park Güell... He designed more than 20 buildings, but few of them, couldn't be built.
Maybe in 2016, Antoni Gaudí will be saint, because he had an exemplar catholic life.

PICNIC

BY: CECILIA CORDERO, 2BTO-A
My brother and I went to the beach ON August, 14th 2002. When we got home, our other two brothers told us that something had happened at home. We imagined the worst. When we came in, we saw a ball of black hair, sleeping under the window, sunning himself. It was a dog! It had been two years since our other dog had died, Picnic. So we were eager to have another dog. This ball of hair is called Lolo and he is 8 years old. He is a mongrel, that is to say, a cross between a poodle and a Yorkshire terrier. He is very playful. What I like about him is that he's crazy like me ... but he's great (but he has torn all my stuffed animal toys). He's black with white neck, if he has long hair he looks like a lion, and if he has short hair, like a rat. But he is very nice. If you are lucky and you know Lolo, you will have a great surprise, only those who know him will discover that. Thankfully, my dog Lolo is "immortal", because he will always live in my heart.

18.11.10

HARD ROCK

BY: LORENZO RUS, 2BTO-D
Is there anyone of you who haven’t gone to a Hard Rock Cafe? AS almost everybody knows what I’m talking about, isn’t it? Well, Hard Rock Cafe is a restaurant company founded in 1971 by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton. All the restaurants are decorated with object from the rock music world, like some famous group’s guitars. While you’re waiting for the meal, you are listening to music and seeing video clips of many famous rock groups.
The first Hard Rock was opened in London, next to Hyde Park Corner. By 1982 the company begins with his global expansion. Nowadays, there are about three hundred Hard Rock Cafes all over thirty six countries.
One of the hobbies most followed in the 80s was going through every Hard Rock and collect the T-shirt, which is sold in each restaurant.
The furniture that we can find in each Hard Rock is even much more famous than the meals that they serve. It was in 1979, when it began the collection with its first donation done by the guitarist Eric Clapton in London.
Nowadays, the company is being hard criticised because it is played more modern pop music than Rock music.
Hard Rock Cafe
¿Hay alguien de vosotros que no haya ido a un Hard Rock Café? Así que casi todos sabéis de qué estoy hablando ¿no? Bien, Hard Rock Café es una cadena de restaurantes fundada en 1971 por Isaac Tigrett y Peter Morton. Todos los restaurantes están decorados con objetos del mundo de la música rock, como guitarras de bandas famosas. Mientras esperas la comida, estas escuchando música y viendo videoclips de muchas bandas de rock.
El primer Hard Rock fue abierto en Londres, cerca de Hyde Park Corner. Por 1982 la compañía comenzó su expansión global. Actualmente, hay sobre trescientos Hard Rock Cafes por alrededor de seis países.
Uno de los hobbies más seguido en los 80 era ir por todos los Hard Rock y coleccionar las camisetas que son vendidas en cada restaurante.
La decoración que podemos encontrar en cada Hard Rock es incluso más famosa que los platos que sirven. Fue en 1979, cuando comenzó su colección con su primera donación por parte del guitarrista Eric Clapton en Londres.
Hoy día, la compañía está siendo duramente criticada porque se toca más música pop moderna que música Rock

17.11.10

BATS

BY: MARTA RENEDO, 2BTO-A
Bats are a type of mammal whose upper limbs are developed as wings. There are over a thousand species of bats and this is the second order of mammals. Bats exist in all countries of the world except Antarctica.
They are the only mammals that can fly, they have spread throughout most of the world and have occupied a variety of different ecological niches. They play a vital ecological role as pollinators and also develop an important role in seed dispersal, many tropical plants are entirely dependent on bats. They have the front legs turned into wings.
To be orientated they use a method similar to the radar, for which the bat emits ultrasounds, which bounce in the objects and are returned to the animal. To avoid the desiccation they pass the day in caves, cracks or rocky walls. At night, they go out of them to hunt.
Because of the night habits and the ancient idea of how they could see in the darkness, they were considered and they are considered to be sinister inhabitants of the night, and in most of the world,  bats have caused dread between the human beings along the history.
In China, this does not happen, since for the Chinese, bats are significant of happiness and profit. 
On the other hand, they are indispensable icons in the cinema of terror, they appear in multitude of myths and legends and, though actually only three species drink blood of other animals, often one associates the vampires.
Los murciélagos son un tipo de mamífero cuyas extremidades superiores se desarrollaron como alas. Hay más de mil especies de murciélagos y por ello es el segundo orden de los mamíferos.
Los murciélagos existen en todos los países del mundo excepto en la Antártida. 
Son los únicos mamíferos capaces de volar, ellos se han extendido por casi todo el mundo y han ocupado una gran variedad de nichos ecológicos diferentes. Desempeñan un papel ecológico vital como polinizadores y también desarrollan un importante papel en la dispersión de semillas; muchas plantas tropicales dependen por completo de los murciélagos. Tienen las patas anteriores transformadas en alas.
Para orientarse utilizan la un método similar al radar, por el que el murciélago emite ultrasonidos, que rebotan en los objetos y se devuelven al animal .Para evitar la desecación se pasan el día en cuevas, grietas o paredes rocosas. En la noche salen de ellas para cazar.
A causa de los hábitos nocturnos y la ancestral idea de como podían ver en la oscuridad, se les consideraba y se les considera habitantes siniestros de la noche, y en la mayor parte del mundo, los murciélagos han causado temor entre los humanos a lo largo de la historia.
En china, esto no ocurre, ya que para los chinos, los murciélagos son significativos de felicidad y provecho.
Por otra parte, son iconos imprescindibles en el cine de terror, aparecen en multitud de mitos y leyendas y, aunque en realidad sólo tres especies beben sangre de otros animales, a menudo se les asocia a los mitológicos vampiros.

16.11.10

TAYLOR ALISON SWIFT

Taylor Alison Swift is an American composer and singer. She was born the 13th of December of 1989 in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
When she was ten, she participated in many karaoke contests and she won. At the age of twelve, she started playing the guitar and writing her first songs. Three years later, she refused to make an arrangement with a record company. But in 2006, she recorded her first album (called “Taylor Swift”) with one of the most important record companies, Sony.
With songs like “Tim McGraw”, “Teardrops on my guitar” or “Our song” (this is one of my favourites) Taylor sold more than 39000 albums in the first week.
Her next album was “Fearless” (in 2008). This one has been one of the best sold in The United States. “Fearless” contains songs like “Love Story” (a song based on Romeo and Juliet, but with happy ending) or “Forever and always” (song made for her ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas). This year, she is going to bring out her last album called “Speak Now”. Her first single of this album is “Mine”. Taylor has appeared in TV shows as Saturday Night Live or CSI.

OUR FUTURE

BY: CARLOS DELGADO, 2BTO-D

This year is very important in the lives of students, because we have to decide our future. Maybe, some of them don´t know what they will be doing next year or where they will be. Therefore, this is the time to think about our lives. In my opinion, we have to consider many points to decide the career that we want to do. You have to think about the different jobs in which you can work and if you like those jobs. For me, the main point is to know the job that you want to do, and then, you can think the career that you need to do. If you have enough qualification, you will probably enter, if not, you will have to think about other career. You also have to think about where you can do it and if you have enough money to do it. Another point is that it´s good to know the prestige of the university to find A job after you finish your career. In conclusion, we have to think very carefully and decide what to do with our lives without being influenced by our parents and finally, study what we want.
Este año es muy importante en la vida de los estudiantes, porque tenemos que decidir nuestro futuro. Quizás, algunos no saben que harán el próximo año o donde estarán. Por lo tanto, es hora de pensar sobre nuestras vidas. En mi opinión, tenemos que considerar algunos puntos para decidir la carrera que nosotros queremos hacer. Tienes que pensar sobre los distintos trabajos en los cuales tu puedes trabajar y si te gustan estos trabajos. Para mí, el principal punto es conocer el trabajo que tu quieres hacer, y luego, tu puedes pensar la carrera que necesitas hacer. Si tienes suficiente nota, probablemente entrarás, sino, tendrás que pensar en otra carrera. También tienes que pensar sobre el lugar donde tú puedes hacerlo y si tienes suficiente dinero para hacerlo. Otro punto es que es bueno conocer el prestigio de la universidad para encontrar trabajo después de terminar la carrera. En conclusión, tenemos que pensar con cuidado y decidir qué hacer con nuestras vidas sin ser influenciados por nuestros padres y finalmente, estudiar lo que queremos.

15.11.10

THE GRAND CANYON

BY: MIGUEL ROMERO, 2BTO-A
The Grand Canyon is an impressive deep valley carved by the Colorado River over many, many years in Arizona in the UNITED States. It is one of the oldest parks in the States. It is nearly 500 kilometres long.
The park is a very popular destination among tourists in the accessible part but most of it is wild and remote. Forests are found at higher elevations and the lower parts are desert basins.
The park is very important from the point of view of animals and plants because of the different ecosystems it has. The visits are well controlled in order not to disturb the wild life.
There are many activities for the visitors, like raft trips, hiking, mule trips, etc. It can’t be flown over because of the noise pollution.
CONCLUSION
In conclusion , it is a fascinating place that I would like to visit one day in the future. I love the natural parks. It is very nice to see how a lot of animals live in an appropriate environment.

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Britney Spears


By: Laura Furest, 1BTO A


Britney Jean Spears was born on 2 December in 1981. She is an American singer, actress, songwriter, dancer, model, designer and entrepreneur.
She is a pop singer, she is known as the princess of pop because she has a lot of famous songs.
Her first time in television was when she was 10, then in 1999 she signed a contract with Jive Records and she made her first single, Baby one more time.
It became number 1 in 21 countries included United States. Britney sold 25 million copies with Baby one more time.
She has appeared in some programs, documentaries and films.

For the time being, she has made 6 Cd’s:
- …Baby one more time (1999)
- Oops! I did it again (2000)
- Britney (2001)
- In the zone (2003)
- Blackout 2007)
- Circus (2008)
Her 10 most popular songs are:
- Baby one more time
- Toxic
- Womanizer
- 3
- Oops I did it again
- Circus
- Crazy
- Slave for you
- Gimme more
- Stronger
Now she’s 28 years old ,she’s making a new album and she has 3 children. She has her own perfume, called ‘’Fantasy’’ and, she has some books.
She also represents a clothing brand called Candies.

My paradise: Cadiz

By: Paula Moreno, 1BTO C

Cadiz is a small but beautiful town, it is in south of Spain. This city has many beaches and the most famous one is "La Caleta". This city is divided two districts: the ancient and the modern one.

The old district is the most beautiful. There are different squares " La plaza de las Flores" "La plaza San Antonio"

In Cadiz is famous the carnival. (I love Carnival!) It is celebrated at the famous "Falla” theatre, in February.

I always go to Cadiz when there is carnival because I really enjoy myself there.

In this city people eat the typical "fried fish" and at Christmas, the typical "pestiños”.

In Cadiz are some universities and many people go there to study.

When I can, I catch the train and I go there. I love walking in the streets of Cadiz and writing stories while I am sitting on the sand.

For me, Cadiz is a lovely city!


CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD

By: Carlos Blanco, 3ESO B
12 July, 2010, it was the day that Spain made history winning the World Cup of Southafrica. But it wasn´t easy. In the first match Spain lost against Swiss by a goal. But soon David Villa fixed everything; he scored 2 goals in the victory against Honduras and 1 goal against Chile,he gave us the victory again. Spain classified to the next round; we played against Portugal. It was a very hard match, but the coach Vicente del Bosque made a great change. He put Llorente and he kept the defenders so Villa scored a goal. The next match was against Paraguay, but it was easy, because Casillas did a great match. In semifinals we played against Germany, but a goal of Puyol gave the victory to Spain. We were in the final, nobody believed it. The final was against Netherlands, they were very dirty, but in a typical move of Spain, Iniesta made a whole country happy.And that´s how we became the campions of the World.

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14.11.10

THE IMPORTANCE OF LANGUAGES

BY: MARINA OLIVERO, 2BTO-A
Nowadays it’s important to be able to communicate in different languages because this will help us in many ways, for example, when we look for a job. Many people STUDY English because if you want to get a good job ,  it`s better to learn OTHER languages.
In addition, we get more knowledge if we learn new languages.
English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world ,  so wherever you go they will probably know how to speak it.
Here in Spain, at school we learn English and French. But English is more universal language than French. It’s also important to say that there are a lot of tourists that come from England or USA, so English is very useful TO MEET with them.
If you know English, you can see the most of films in its original language, and original films are USUALLY better than the Spanish version. And in the area of music, you will understand all the words in the English songs.
In conclusion, English language is very important, and it helps us to relate with the world. 
LA IMPORTANCIA DE LOS IDIOMAS
Hoy en día es importante poder comunicarse en distintos idiomas, ya que esto nos ayudará de muchas maneras, por ejemplo, cuando buscamos un trabajo.
Mucha gente estudia inglés  pero si desea obtener un buen trabajo es mejor aprender otros idiomas pues obtendremos mas conocimientos. Es uno de los idiomas más hablados del mundo asi que a cualquier sitio que vayas se hablara este idioma.
Aquí en España, en el colegio aprendemos inglés y francés. Pero el inglés es mas universal que el frances. También es importante decir que hay muchos  turistas procedentes de Inglaterra o Estados Unidos, por lo que el inglés es muy útil para relacionarnos con ellos.  Si sabes a inglés, puedes ver la mayoría de las películas en su idioma original, y generalmente películas originales son mejores que la versión en español. Y en el área de la música, comprenderá todas las palabras de las canciones en inglés.  En conclusión, el  inglés es muy importante, y nos ayuda a relacionarnos con el mundo.

13.11.10

FRAY LEOPOLDO

BY: ALBA GARCIA, 2BTO-A
Saint Francisco of Asís in “Hermanos Mayores Capuchinos”.
During half a century ,  he was in Granada, working for his monastery and for the mission of the order, and at the same time giving the spiritual money of his prayers, consolations and the example of a life of simplicity. After a long ilLNess, he died in Granada the 9th of February of 1956, at the age of 92 years old. Their bones rest in the tomb of the Church of the Capuccions’ monastery.
The process of beatification was initiated in 1961.
One of miracles  was the miracle of a young man who had some illness which carried him to his death, certificated by two different  doctors in Granada. When his father received the news, he went to another room and he started to pray to a stamp of Fray Leopoldo, staying there for twenty minutes praying for the miracle not to see his son dead. After the priest gave him the blessing, they could see that the son began to breath again for the surprise of all.
FRAY LEOPOLDO
Nació en Alpandeire (Málaga) el 24 de junio de 1864. Trabajó en el campo hasta los 34 años y luego ingresa en la Orden de San Francisco de Asís en los Hermanos Menores Capuchinos.
Durante medio siglo estuvo en Granada, trabajando para su convento y para las misiones de la Orden, y al mismo tiempo dando la limosna espiritual de sus oraciones, consuelos y el ejemplo de una vida de sencillez.
Tras una larga enfermedad, murió en Granada el 9 de Febrero de 1956, a la edad de 92 años.
Sus huesos descansan en la Cripta de la Iglesia del Convento de Capuchinos.
El proceso de beatificación se inició en 1961.
Uno de sus milagros fue el milagro de un joven que tenía algunas enfermedades, las cuales le llevaron a su muerte, certificada por dos médicos diferentes en Granada. Cuando su padre recibió las noticias, se fue a otra habitación y empezó a rezar a una estampa de Fray Leopoldo, estando allí veinte minutos rezando por el milagro de no ver muerto a su hijo. Después de que el cura le diera la extremaunción, pudieron ver que el hijo empezaba a respirar otra vez para sorpresa de todos.

CYCLE

BY: RAUL SANCHEZ, 4ESO-A
Cycle is a pop-electronic band formed by David Kano, the singer and actor Luke Donovan, the chorus of the actresse ''La China Patino'' and the guitar of Carlos Calderon.
Their music is based on bind current electronic components with others that are older. On this way, they give their songs a classy musical touch. In their concerts, they play all types of music: from rock and punk to pop and techno. It's very varied.
Their first song was ''Apple Tree''. After this revolutionary single , they jumped into a new adventure and they published ''Weak on the Rocks'' and ''Confusion!!! in 2005. In 2006, they launched ''Mechanical Remixes'' and later in 2009, ''Sleepwalkers''. This last album is more inclined towards electronic music.
In my opinion, the best album is ''Weak on the Rocks'', mainly its song ''Confusion!!!''

12.11.10

My summer


By: Javier Gordillo, 1BTO D

Hi my name is Javier and I’m going to talk about my summer. This summer has been very special, for several things.

First,when school ended I went to Madrid to my friend Jorge’s house to play a championship of paddle, when I was ten years old I won the championSHIP of Spain.

On the one hand I didn’t want to return because in El Puerto, we always do the same things.

In summer I went to some graduation parties and we amused ourselves very much.

In the mornings my friend Javi and I sometimes rode our bicycles for an hour.

At night, for example, we went to the comercial centre where people of my age drink beer or alcohol. So we sometimes had dinner in telepizza.

In September there wasn’t anything to do in El Puerto and one week befote school started, I played the championship of Spain in Badajoz. When I came back school had already started.

The 18th September was a very special day because my oldest sister married her boyfriend at the Prioral Church.


TRAVEL TO TOKYO


By: Anastasia Tashchuk, 1BTOE
Hello, Helen!
I'm writting to tell you about my travel to Tokyo!
When we arrived and checked into the hotel, the first thing that I did was try japanese food. Have you ever tried sushi? It's distasteful, but there's good food too.
The next day we went to an Asian festival. There were a lot of floats, carps and most of people were wearing Kimonos. Then we visited the Tokyo Tower. At night it looks really beautiful between all buildings. I took a lot of photos.
The other place that I visited was the Zojo-ji Temple and near IT, the Gokuku-ji Temple.
I've never seen landscapes like there are in Tokyo.
A thing that I don't like about japanese people it's their clothes!
To move in the city we had to take the subway but there you have to pay for km. I made some friends but I didn't speak with them a lot.
The last day we made a picnic under cherry trees.
This has been my experience in Tokyo.
PD: I've brought you a gift.
Greetings:
Anastasia

11.11.10

How I Met Your Mother

By: María Guerra, 1BTO A

How I Met Your Mother is a successful comedy released in 2005 and it has received two Emmy Awards. The comedy tells Ted's story. Ted is very romantic and his dream is to marry his true love and to have children. The story is told by Ted in the year 2030, he is telling his children how he met their mother with the help of three friends: Marshall, Lily, and Barney Stinson. Ted and Barney have conflicting interests. Barney is a successful man, and his two principal interests are entertainment and money, and he loves suits. Ted met Robin and he is sure that she's his true love but Robin doesn't believe in love and she doesn't want to have children.

In my opinion, it's one of the best television series I've ever seen and I encourage you to see it.

10.11.10

GOSSIP GIRL

By: Isabel del Corral, 1BTO D
Gossip girl is an american dramatic series, based on the book of the same name written by Cecily Von Ziesgesar. The series was created by Josh Schwartz.
The series begins with the return of Serena Van der Woodsen, from a mysterious stay at a boarding school in Connecticut. Blair Waldorf is a long time friend and occasional rival of of Serena. The story also follows with Chuck Bass, the bad boy of the Upper East Side. Nate Archibald, Chuck´s best friend, and other characters of Manhatan are: Dan Humphrey, Nate´s friend, Serena´s boyfriend and Dan´s ambitious sister, Jenny Humphrey.
Every episode begins with the blog page of Gossip Girl with Serena´s Picture from the first episode. The narrator is always Gossip Girl.