29.5.14

SUMMER

BY LOURDES REINA @LourdesReina2, ESO4D
I like summer the best. We cook and eat in the garden, and we ALSO go to the beach. I love doing some water sports with friends or going shopping with my cousins.
ON Saturdays morning, I go surfing and waterskiing, and I sometimes go sailing with my brother. I like swimming a lot.
Summer here is from June to September, so we don't have to go to school and we can spend all the day with out family and friends.
My English friend thinks that this is very funny. She thinks it's always warm and sunny here in Spain, but in December and January it's sometimes cold and wet.

28.5.14

OUR WORLD TODAY

BY JAVIER SANTOS @Jsantos_Ja, ESO4D
To begin with, there isn't much time in the world nowadays. Why? I think that everybody lives with a lot of stress , and this is the cause why people can´t think. Currently, homicides, robberies, and suicides are around the world. Countries like Colombia, Venezuela, Russia, Brazil and USA are countries where there are many crimes. My opinión is that people must live with more tranquility and they WON'T be too stressed for too much time. If people lived without any stress and they thought their problems more, they wouldn´t commit crimes. The world is too crazy. People must be more peaceful. If we live smiling and with peace, things will be better. 

27.5.14

RIHANNA

BY ALICIA COBOS, ESO4C
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer. She is my idol. She is a model, singer, fashion designer, composer and cultural ambassador. Also, she is a philanthropist, and I appreciate that a lot. I love her songs which are like reggae, dancehall, dance, R&B, pop, dubstep, and soul. These are musical styles that I like. Rihanna was born in Saint Michael, Barbados, one of the islands of Central America. I´ve always wanted to visit this island, apart from Jamaica. One of my idols is also Bob Marley, who is also an idol for Rihanna. I like the image she shows to the audience. She transmits that she is brave and she doesn´t matter what people think about her. Rihanna also transmits that she is a strong person. My favourite song of her is Umbrella.

26.5.14

SCREECHED

SCREECHED (chilló, chillaba, chillado) is the longest one-syllabled word in English via @EnglishOTR

21.5.14

SPELL UP

¿Has probado ya el juego online SPELL UP de Google para aprender a deletrear?  http://spellup.withgoogle.com (sólo para ordenador)

18.5.14

16.5.14

BIOMETRIC SYSTEMS

BY JOSÉ CARLOS LORES , #BTO2D
The biometric system is a system based on recognition by a personal characteristic (e.g. fingerprint) that can be recognized or verified automatically.
By the end of 2014, the security company Olympia, will try to have a biometric identification system based on facial recognition and voice recognition that could be used for financial transactions or to access social networks.
To do this, the company will launch a software package that will be integrated into Microsoft operating systems so you won’t have to enter a password or user name for access. 
This wouldn’t be the only use, it could also link to security systems to eliminate the use of magnetic strips or bands. It will allow TO entry through facial scanning or voice message. For example, in the case of a financial transaction over the web, the user would just require facial recognition or voice identification to approve the purchase.
Another way a biometric system can be used is in security. With tools such as those that have been developed by Olympia already, these systems can be used at airports, sporting events or even in the streets by biometric cameras that can identify people who appear on blacklists for whatever reason.
The Biometric system is the future!!

15.5.14

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13.5.14

KIM JONG-UN

BY SOL NEREA PACHECO, #BTO2D
The main representative of this country, Kim Jong-Un, gave the order of execution of his uncle Jung Song-Thaek, second in command within the government, by enclosing naked in a cage with 120 hungry dogs. According to a newspaper from Hon-Kong, Song-Thaek was sentenced to death for corruption and treason, among other crimes, and he was rated as ''scum'' by his nephew.
In this country, political prisioners executions are usually carried out with firearms, and this type of punishment used with Jung Song-Thaek is reserved for the execution of the most hated in society.
Upon hearing such news, I think the ordinary people today don't realize that people like this with such power do what they want... no one realizes that we could be facing another '' Hitler''?

12.5.14

ADOLFO SUÁREZ

BY VIC DOS SANTOS, #BTO2D
As you know, Adolfo Suárez, who was the first president of Spain after Franco's dictatorship, DIED last 23th of March. And I have observed that now, all people recognize his work. On the TV, all people say that he was the best president that our country has had. He looked for the best for Spain, that he had arrived AT the exact moment. But the true is that when he was ruling, anybody helped him and, in spite of the fact that he HAD won election. Even the other members of his politician party left him. In my opinion, it was because, when he was president in Spain people didn't accept all the changes that he did. He want to transform Spain into a democratic country. Because of this, he had a Lot of opposition that obligUED him present his resignation

11.5.14

#SAFAHAIKUS VOL.2

HOW TO BE A TV SERIES FAN

BY CANDELA MARTÍN @candelamartingn  & ALEJANDRO PARRA @AleParVeg,
#BTO2C @2Cenfurecidos

10 HAIKUS

By BLANCA BESTEIRO @Blancabesteiro #BTO2A @SAFASanLuis

I
Being part of team,
and winning a world cup
is my biggest dream.

II
Following my steps
you can find my lost house
in a busy street.

III
You think you´re so cool,
but wearing those freaky clothes
you look like a fool.

IV
I recall the day
when you said goodbye to me
and you went away.

V
Can you see the train?
It is going to the mountains
in the heavy rain.

VI
Christmas is coming,
my family is happy
listen! Christhmas songs.

VII
Life without problems,
just learn who your real friends are
simply be yourself.

VIII
Children are playing,
Their parents breath calmly.
Dreams are possible.

IX
When you look at me
You love filled eyes amaze me.
Butterflies flying free.

X
Who has a best friend
has the world´s biggest gift,
So never change it.

9.5.14

MALAYSIAN AIRLINES' LOST PLANE

BY DIEGO GARCÍA, #BTO2A
Last day, the Malaysian ailines company found with THEIR satellites some parts of the 
airplane that was lost in the ocean, near the Australian Island. The company and other countries HAD BEEN looking for the airplane during a period of two weeks like a blind person, without data or any information, only with intuition and hope. They think that it is impossible TO find survivors, so the company count with around 200 deaths, incluiding airplane tripulation. It isn´t 100% SURE that it is the parts of any airplane, but some information say that the airplane is in the bottom of the ocean, but no one knows. The familIES of victims are starting to lose hope, and theY are preparing to hear bad news about the airplane.

6.5.14

BLABLACAR

BY ÁNGELA ROJAS @mariarojasos, #BTO2A
In the last few years, the transportation cost has risen. For this reason, it has appeared a new cheaper way to travel, it is called ¨Blablacar¨; to me, this is a very interesting system.
This new method of transportation operates as follows: the person that wants to make a trip types all the details about the trip he wants to make on the internet, place, time, date, etc. Another person that's making the same journey by car offerS you to go with him/her. You pay for an amount of money the driver has established previously. This way, the person that wants to make a trip, pays less money than a train or bus ticket; and the driver uses that money for petrol, and IT is cheaper than going alone.
I think that it is a very economical way to travel and also it illustrates cooperation among all citizens; but this way of travelling is a problem for other businesses like train companies. Also, it can be dangerous as you don't know the person who will travel with you, so you have to be careful when you have to choose your companion.
In conclusion, this new system has many advantages, but also disadvantages; Nevertheless, it is an alternative way of travelling, which many people find very useful and economic.

BENEFITS OF DARK CHOCOLATE

BY CLAUDIA GALÁN @ClaudiaGalanM, #BTO2C

3.5.14

UNEMPLOYMENT

BY EUGENIA GUARDIA, BTO2B
Many people believe that unemployment today is higher than before, but is this really true? In my opinion, unemployment rate has changed much.
In the past, people had to travel abroad because they did not have jobs and they could not support their families. So, they left the country in the order to find new opportunities. Nowadays, nobody can find job even if they go to another country.
Currently, unemployment has changed. There are more and more  people who can not find jobs anywhere. This economic crisis is affecting a lot of people in a negative way. Because of the crisis some people lose their houses as a result of lack of money. 
In conclusion, I think that economic crisis should disappear so that can have a job and, people would not have a hard time.
To my mind, nowadays unemployment is a direct result of the economic crisis we are living.

2.5.14

INMIGRANTS

BY MAMEN PERLES, BTO2B
Nowadays, economy is unbalanced between all countries around the world; a little part of them has the majority of the money when the other part has not even enough food to survive. Because of this, people form the “worst countries” haVE to look for the way to survive.
Some time ago in Ceuta, an incident happened that has relation with the idea OF the first paragraph.
Immigrants from Africa wanted to jump the fence that separates Spain and Morocco. When they tried to get into the city of Ceuta, a group of Spanish policemen attemped to stop the action of those immigrants. They used tear gas and weapons that shoot rubber bullets to force the African people to return to their countries. This makes an attempt on immigrants’ liVes. These actions should be forbidden because they are people like the ones who live in the rich country, the only difference is that they go abroad with their pockets empty.
In conclusion, every single person has to be respected without distinguishing his or her ethnicity, economic situation or religious beliefs.

HOW TO DO #BEATBOX

BY VICTOR MORENO @Victormoll22, #BTO2D

ACTIVE & PASSIVE PRACTICE

Try this #grammar exercise http://t.co/pMNci4dfh1 by @GrammarUpdates

LORDE

Jessica & Brian talk about LORDE, the famous singer http://www.englishbaby.com/mobile/lesson?id=6580#home #listening by EnglishBaby.com

1.5.14

THE BEST LEAGUE OF THE WORLD

BY EUGENIO ROBLES, BTO2A
In Spain, the final of football league is very interesting for football fans. This league has three best teams with a finishing season very equaled and difficult to be the champion.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid are the most representative teams and they aspire to be the champion of league in two months. But their coaches have some difficulties to be the champion. Also, those three teams are competing in the European tournament, Uefa Champions League. Although those teams are very good, I think that they aren’t in their best moments. I believe that Real Madrid can have more problems to win the league, because they have less points than Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid.
In conclusion, I believe that for every football fan, the Spanish final league can be very interesting even if you are fan of another club.

ZUMBA

BY MARTA MARTÍNEZ, BTO2C
Nowadays, there are many ways to get fit without having to practice difficult exercises in a gym. Zumba is becoming a very fashionable sport in our society.
Zumba is a dance focused on the one hand to maintain a healthy body. On the other hand, it contributes to develop, fortify and give flexibility to the body by mixed dances following a set of aerobic routines.
In my opinion, it´s more fun than other exercises like weighlifting. Also, you can practice at wathever age becAuse there are different methods as Zumba gold, Zumba basicS, or Zumba step among others.
Clearly, practising Zumba will make you forget the stress for a few hours. If you practice this dance with a good diet, you helth will improve a lot.
In conclusion, if you want to have a good physical appearance and have fun while practising sport, dance Zumba and you´ll have a better mood and a happier life!