29.2.12

TWILIGHT


BY SARA VERANO, 2BTO-C
"Twilight" is a series of four films, its author is Stephenie Meyer. The first film was publised in 2005.
For me, I specially like the first movie, because it is the beginning of this story of love, when they meet, and fall in love. The argument of "twilight" films is a story of love between a human woman and a vampire. They met in high school, he is a 17 years old, who never grows old. In the middle of the movie, she realized that Edward ,  one of the protagonist is a vampire, because it haS the FEATURES of a vampire such as not eating, not sleeping, not growing, shining in the light of the day and always being cold, never feeling hot. She falls in love of him and doesn´t care that he is A vampire, so the main characters  Edward and Isabella stay always together. And in the last film they get married and have a daughter. I love that movie, its actors, strip, and the development of this history, but I think that it has a lot of science fiction, it looks a little unrealistic. On the other hand, I think it´s a great movie which everyone should see.

28.2.12

SMOKING IS VERY DANGEROUS TO OUR HEALTH

BY: LORENA OCAÑA, 2BTO-C

Smoking is very dangerous to our health.
In my opinion ,  there are many people who smoke, but in the future people WILL quit smoking because it is very bad. In the past, people did not know the negative effects of smoking, so many people smoked.
Nowadays, people smoke less because they know that it is very dangerous for their health and they may have diseases. I do not agree with some young people who smoke because they know this diseases, but they smoke because some of their friends say: "If you smoke you will be a very important person". In conclusion, I think that politicians have to prohibit smoking because it is very unhealthy and people should practice some sports because it is very important and necessary for health.

27.2.12

IS ENGLISH IMPORTANT IN OUR LIVES?


BY MILA NAVARRETE, 2BTO-C
In my opinion, English is very practical and necessary for many things. English is used to speak with foreigners. Personally, I think that English should be spoken around the world. For this reason, the interchanges are very beneficial to practice English. I think that everyone should have the opportunity to experience aN interchange. Today, you can get the career degree if you have a certain level of English.
Universities give us the opportunity to go interchanges with Erasmus to practice languages. The school OFFERS interchanges for students so they can improve their English. Many schools also want to become bilingual. In conclusion, English is very important today, so we must practice every day to improve. It is clear that it is very important to speak English.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT COLOUR BLUE?

24.2.12

MINI-CROSSWORDS: "EXPLORERS"

¿Eres un buen explorador? Averígualo con este minicrucigrama:
Learning English - Crossword - Explorers


ARE LANGUAGES SO IMPORTANT?

BY ANASTASIA TASCHUK, 2BTO-C

Are languages really important?
Today, everybody says that the knowledge of foreign languages is very important, but is this really so important? In my opinion, the more languages a person knows, he or she will have more employment opportunities in the future. Increasingly, there are more people studying languages, especially English, 
because it is a language spoken around the world. In addition, today it is easier to find a job if you know languages. Moreover, there are many ways to learn languages: by academies of languages, exercises
on the Internet, watching movies, reading books, etc. Even there are scholarships to go abroad and it is the perfect opportunity to learn new languages. In conclusion, the knowledge of languages opens doors both in the workplace, and to interact with people from other countries.

VIDEO PRACTICE: FITNESS &LONDON PEOPLE

Aprende lo que hacen los londinenses para mantenerse en forma, y haz la práctica correspondiente:
Learning English - Express English - Express English: Fitness

MINI-TEST: NEGATIVES

Y tú, ¿cómo expresas la negación?
BBC World Service | Quizzes | Quiznet | Negatives

23.2.12

VIDEO-LESSON: "THE SUBJUNTIVE"

Repasa con este video cuándo y para qué se usa el subjuntivo en inglés:

DANGERS OF GOING OUT AT NIGHT

BY MARTA TRONCOSO, 2BTO-B
I'm going to write about the teenagers's problems caused by their freedom to go out at night. I think that nowadays, teenagers only think in spirits and they go out at night to come back home very late.
They love the night and they are in every place where there is a sing party. They always have spirits to enjoy themselves. They often think in the same things, but they don't know to have control.
It's clear that there are many ways to enjoy. They can go to the cinema with friends or go out to dinner with other boys or girls although you drink alcohol once every month.
To conclude, I think that teenagers can enjoy without spirits, but they can drink alcohol once.

22.2.12

ANONYMOUS: SHAKESPEARE FAKE?

BY PALOMA MEDIALDEA, 2BTO-C

I`m going to talk about what I think of Anonymous. It is the last film that I have seen, I've liked it so much because it shows you another view about Shakespeare's life. Everybody knows Shakespeare was a brilliant GENIUS and one of the most famous poets of United Kingdom, but what if all of his history was false? In this case, IT tells how Shakespeare became a famous poet thanks to the help of a rich getleman who wrote the plays to Shakespeare. That made you think about his life and looking for information. In my case, I'm so curious and I like to answer all the questions that I don't know. It is one of the best historical films that you can see and it isn't boring, altough you have to know a bit of United Kingdom history.

HOW TO START A LETTER

21.2.12

TODAY IS PANCAKE'S DAY (SHROVE TUESDAY)

Hoy se celebra el día del pancake: una festividad tradicional 40 días antes de Semana Santa, justo el día anterior al miércoles de ceniza.
Te ofrezco información y la RECETA: ¡QUÉ RICO!
Learning English - Specials - Recipe for Pancake Day


WHY 2ND BTO IS SO DIFFICULT?

BY CELIA BIEDMA, 2BTO-C

Why the last course in a High School is so difficult? I understand that we have to be prepared for our final exam to go to university, but there are a lot of subjects and students don’t have enough time to study more than one unit in a day from each subject.
Teachers are always explaining very quickly, and in one day they can finish one or two units! So, we are always very snowed and we don’t have enough free time.
I think we should start preparing the final exam two years before it, because we start just nine months before. If we spend more time preparing it in the High School, I am sure we could get higher marks at the end.

20.2.12

HARRY POTTER

BY PAULA MORENO, 2BTO-C

I believe that these books are created for children of all ages. These books are very fun and mysterious which tell the story of a young wizard who studies at the school of magic and sorcery called “Hogwarts”. In this school, he lives many adventures and he learns to be a good magician. He fights against the darkest wizard that exists. Personally, I think people who read these books love them because they are amazing.  I feel very strongly that children learn with these books because, in spite of everything, the main theme is that love is stronger than war. It is widely known that these books are very famous. To sum up, I am sure that people, who start to read, don’t stop. If you read Harry Potter, you will understand what I say.

MOST, ALMOST OR ALMOST ALL?

17.2.12

BEAUTY AND PROBLEMS

BY: MAR CANO, 2BTO-B
Nowadays, the canon of beauty is a polemic topic for society. The principal and most problematic aspect of our ideal of beauty is slimness. Now, we live in the age of the cult FOR the body, and not for health or for love of sport in most of the cases. An important part of society (above all women and teenagers) is obsessed about their image. It can be translated into anorexia and other food disorders, depressions and troubles with relatives and friends. We search for a beauty concept completely surreal and unnatural, and, in my own opinion, an extremely slim man or woman is not attractive, and the most important, it is unhealthy. The answer to solve this problem is the same that solves other problems of our society: looking for a balance between slimness and obesity, and establishing healthy people like models of our canon of beauty.

16.2.12

AUDIO: OLIMPICS IN ROME 2020

Una nueva práctica de comprensión oral y revisión de vocabulario:
Learning English - Words in the News - Rome drops Olympic bid


RIVALRY IN SPORTS

BY: MIGUEL ORTIZ, 2BTO-D

I completely disagree with violence in sports and especially in football. From my point of view, there
are many conflicts between the two teams who start to play a match. This is because there are many interests in the game and players are always under pressure. Moreover, these teams often belong to the same city such as Seville Football club and Betis Football Club , and they have been rivals from the very beginning. However, I think rivalry is good if players and supporters are intelligent enough to understand it as a way to improve the match itself. It is clear that rivalry will always exist in sports, but it should be less aggresive than in the prescut. To my mind, sport without rivalry is not sport.

15.2.12

LONDON, MY OPINION

BY: DAVID MORALES, 2BTO-D
Last summer, I travelled with my family to London, we stayed there for a week. I liked the city so much, there are a lot of interesting places like the Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, The National Museum or the Big Ben, which we visited the first day after we arrived at the hotel. It was very beautiful but it wasn´t as big as it looks in the pictures. London is a huge city and although it´s a nice city to see, it´s too big. If you want to go somewhere, you need to take an underground or two, and only for the main places of the city! There are MANY cultures and a lot of different people. In Camden Town there was a shop which sold clothes and other things for people who want to look like a robot, that was weird. I think it´s a good place and very interesting, but the food is horrible. 

14.2.12

BY: JOSÉ ÁNGEL SÁNCHEZ, 2BTO-A

Many years ago, gays and lesbians were the main social rejection. Everyone who was gay or lesbian
tried to hide it because society was extremely hard with them and some people thought that they were ill. Nowadays society is more prepared and most of gays and lesbians may say freely that they are it, without any rejection. I think that people who reject them are narrow-minded. Gays and lesbians are normal people as you and I can be. They just have different sexual likes.
In that topic I am against the Church because Church thinks that they are ill and that God should forgive them because of that. In my opinion, a couple of two boys or two girls is the same as a boy-girl couple. If they love each other, what's the matter?
On the other hand, there are people who say that he/she is gay/lesbian because they think that they are in style. I also think that this kind of people are stupid. In conclusion, I think that everyone should love the rest of the people as they are.

13.2.12

10 NEW ENGLISH WORDS

SOCIAL NETWORKS

BY JOAQUIN DE ORY, 2BTO-D
Nowadays, the majority of the world’s population have a profile in many social networks of the Internet. Facebook, Tuenti, Twitter, there are too many social networks to choose.  Humans can’t live alone;  socializING is one of our necessities. Social networks solve this problem; they allow US to communicate with people that live very far from us. They are very useful.  It has some advantages like practising other languages with foreigners or learning new cultures. However, the using of social networks causes the loss of our privacy. There are personal pieces of information of our privacy life in the internet network, and this can damage us. Of course there are many laws that are against this. In my opinion ,  social networks are useful for the communication, but we must use them very carefully.

11.2.12

VIDEO-PROJECT: HOW TO MAKE A PARTY

Have a look at this nice video made by two students if you want to kow how to make a party. Hmmm... well, to be honest, I must say that this work is not an example of accuracy for pronunciation, vocabulary or grammar.
Ver "airadna saborido y sara verano 2ºC" en YouTube


10.2.12

SHE FELL AMONG THIEVES

BY LUCIA BIENSOBA, 2BTO-C
"She  fell  among  thieves" is a  very  simple  story, even  monotonous,  but  this  monotony  keeps  your  attention, your  interest. As  you  turn  the  pages, you  expect  to  have  a  surprise. Anyway, it's very hard  to  imagine  a  dark  scene  in  a  long  road  during  all  the  story: road, night and rain, always the same. However, curiosity  makes you GO on  reading. The  book  keeps  the  mystery  and  suspense  all  the  time . On  the  other  hand, the  main  characters  are  very  different  people . After  keeping  the  suspense  all  the  time , the  book  allows  you  to  invent  the  end . The  suspense  remains  even  after  reading  the  book . The  end  is  up  to  you!!

9.2.12

8.2.12

MINI-QUIZZ: "FOOTBALL"

Averigua cuánto sabes de vocabulario de football con este minicuestionario:
BBC World Service | Quizzes | Quiznet | Football


MEN & WOMEN: EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

BY JAVIER GORDILLO, 2BTO-D
Many people think that in a marriage the woman is the person WHO has to do housework. In my opinion, at the moment this thought is incorrect. In the past, woman used to cook, look after children, clean the house, wash the clothes, etc.. and the man was who worked and used to obtain the money. Nowadays this has changed, BOTH men and women work. Personally, I think that both have the same capacities. Every woman can be an architect, an engineer, a minister, etc. For example, Angela Merkel is the German chancellor and she is an important person in the world. In conclusion, men and women must have the same opportunities and there are women better qualified than men.

7.2.12

THE GOLDEN BALL

BY: JAVIER FERNANDEZ, 2BTO-B
The celebration of the GoldEN Ball was yesterday. In this celebration, the FIFA association gives a lot of prizes... (The best manager of the year, the best player of the year, the best goal of the year...). In this occasion, the best player of the year was Lionel Messi, again. The Argentine player has obtained this prize three times in the lasT three years. I think that in this occasion there weren´t doubts, because in this year the best player has been Messi. I like the way that he plays football and I think that he is the best footballer because of a lot of things. First, he has won all the cups of the year, except for the Spanish Cup. He has done a lot of good tricks. Also, he is a model player, because HE is the best representative of the fair play in the world. I like that he has received this prize because I enjoy seeing the way that he plays football.

6.2.12

ANOREXIA


BY: CRISTINA RUIZ, 2BTO-C
The anorexia consists of a disorder of the food conduct that supposes a loss of weight provoked. It´s very dangerous!
In general, girls are more affected than boys. In their teens, girls want to have a perfect body, so they set models who have a size very small, as size 32 or 34. They don´t see the danger and they stop eating. When they look at the mirror, they believe that they are very fat. Largely, the blame for this is advertising and fashion, WHICH are  showing very thin and tall women constantly.
The disease can cause death, destroying their life.
In my opinion, having a size bigger than size 32 or 34 doesn´t mean that you don´t have a spectacular body. And if you want to feel well, you should practise sport and eat healthy food.

MINI VIDEO-CLASS: "MONEY"

3.2.12

STEVE JOBS

BY: PABLO HERRERA, 2BTO-B
Steve Paul Jobs, co-founder and director of Apple and Pixar, was an entrepreneur since his chillhood, showing his way to face life with adversity, and takING the failure as necessary. Unlike other geniuses of technology, such as Bill Gates OR Mark Zuckerberg, Jobs never finished college. On October 5, 2011, he died in his Palo Alto home, aged 56. On the one hand, many people think that it is clear that Jobs thought differently and changed the world from their own thinking. Contributing thoughts and ways of existing work, but combined, and guided by him, gAve rise to success.
On the other hand, there were many people who criticized him for envy because of the large business and economic empire that he had formed.
In my opinion, Steve Jobs was, is and will be one of the great geniuses of technology and a great entrepreneur. It is a shame that a person like this dies, but remembered not only as a great businessman but as a great person.

2.2.12

PRINCE CHARLES JOINS DISCUSSION OF YOUNG PEOPLE

The Prince of Wales met young people from organisations represented by Youth United at the Cafe of Good Hope in Lewisham.
Youth United is a collaboration of organisations including the Scouts and The Prince's Trust, supported by The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation which aim to support young people by giving them volunteering opportunities and activities in a safe environment.

from The Royal Channel

1.2.12

ROMEO AND JULIET, MY OPINION

BY ALICIA MARTÍN, 2BTO-C
This novel was published in 1597 by William Shakespeare. In my opinion, Romeo and Juliet is a very romantic novel. It is based on the tragic fate of two lovers. At that time, the parents had to marry their daughters to a gentleman who HAD TO be very formal and very polite. This situation led to the tragic end of the couple.
This play is one of the most important BY William Shakespeare, and in my opinion Romeo and Juliet is a play which simbolized a new time in literature.
Romeo and Juliet has got a lot of versions, some versions are for small children, and others are for adults.
For me, Romeo and Juliet is a novel which is easy to read although some words are very old and difficult to understand. 

VIDEO: COFFEE OR TEA?

What do people in London prefer, coffee or tea? Watch, listen and read:
Learning English - Express English - Express English: Coffee or tea?

REVIEW & PRACTICE: REPORTED SPEECH

Repasa y practica el estilo indirecto con esa ficha:
Reported Speech Worksheet