Thursday, June 21, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
One of those good experiences has happened this year in the English class. Our blog has been the enter of the new technologies in class and in my opinion in one very near future all the subjects will use it.
Good holidays and good luck for everybody.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
The other day, I found out that if you can fold 42 times the paper on itself, you would have an equal thickness to the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
If you want to prove it, try it and you will see that difficulty you will obtain to fold the piece of paper down the middle more than seven times. Luckily, you will arrive at eight or nein… but no more. Also, you can choose a big paper (A3…), but you will see!
If you use a thin paper, you will be able to fold it until seven times and, with difficulty, until eight but although it’s very thin, you won’t pass it more.
So, the result is a heavy paper and every time would be bigger if we could do it…
In conclusion, 42 folders would produce as a result a thickness of… 351.000 kilometres, almost equal of the distance of the Moon.
Numerically, if we fold the paper 42 times we would have two elevated in 42 layers or, the same, 4.398.046.511.104 layers. If every layer has a thickness of 0,8 tenth of millimetre, we obtain a thickness of 351.843,72 kilometres.
Incredible but true!!!
Monday, May 14, 2007
One of the countries I would like to visit this summer would be Mexico. A country that has marvellous landscapes and a wonderful cultural offer.
First of all I would like to start visiting the ancient ruins from mayas as Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Tulum or Palenque. On the other hand, I would like to take the opportunity of get relax on the fabulous Caribbean beaches or practise snorkelling in Isla Mujeres.
In my opinion, Mexico is a perfect place where we can spend holidays due to it is a mix of culture, nature and adventure but at the same time you can get relax under the sun with the white sand.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Last days, every day is more frequently, we can find many types of music groups and stiles. Many people could think that one type is better than other, but in any case, there are a lot of types to choose.
Internet is one of the most important factors that influence in this topic. Since the technology has arrived in our homes, the music access is so much better. Nowadays, in a few minutes you can download a song or all the songs of a cd. On the other hand, Internet has also some inconvenient because people who work in the music’s world can’t earn too much money. One of the most important problems that singers have is the piracy.
From here, I want to incite everyone to buy an original cd and not a false cd; always against the piracy!
Friday, May 11, 2007
Right now, I think we are not mapped out to misunderstand us. Between men and women, there are probably lots of differences. However, we have more similarities than we can imagine. Therefore, what is the matter in spending time on friendship? You can enrich yourself with other thoughts and it does not mean a disloyalty to your partner! So, why a relation between a man and a woman must be doubted?
As far as I am concerned, lots of couples have begun their relationship with a friendship, this is a fact. Yet, it is also a fact that we are used to trusting our feelings to someone else, a man or a woman, it does not matter. We choose our friends depending on the affinities we have together, the personality and so on. This selection implies time and effort; so, afterwards, why do we give relevancy on the fact that this person we have found is a man or a woman?
In conclusion, I do not agree with people who are afraid of women and men friendship. You can have a good friend while you have a partner in order not to look for something else, just to have some laughs or some help. Nevertheless, I agree with the point that not everybody looks like the same.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
- increase of the international trade.
- increase of the international flow of the capital.
- facilitated from communication to great distance, and development of a global system of telecommunications.
- increase of the cultural influences between countries.
- adoption of western ways of life in any part of the world.
- facilitated to travel and to do tourism
- increase of the migration, legal or illegal.
- development of a financial international system - increase of the economic power of the multinational companies.
- increase of the paper of commercial international organizations.
Since we can observe these facts provoked by the globalization they can contribute good things but also different of bad (Example: illegal immigration), for this not the whole world sees the globalization with good eyes. There are currents of opinion that are in favour of these changes, and they support that the whole long-term humanity favours the world trade, whereas there are others that support that the form that takes the current process of globalization is a source of injustice in the international area, and that he does not promote a sustainable utilization of the natural resources.
First of all we know that in Valencia is celebrated the America’s Cup, this weekend it will be the grand prix of F1 in Montmeló and maybe the next year Valencia would have other prix of F1, an urban race.
The most important sport in our country, football also has got a lot of celebrations, for example next week it will be the final of the UEFA cup and two Spanish teams, Español and Sevilla are going to fight to win this important cup.
It’s important to have a lot of competitions because this is a very good way to win money and to have a lot of tourists that visit the country and maybe if this competitions are well organized in the future we would have other Olympic games.
It’s early to say this but I think that the country has a lot of facilities to have all type of competitions so I think we have to be profitable of this thing, also it has got a lot of important people in the world of sports like Fernando Alonso, some good football players like Carles Puyol, swimmers like David Meca, so we have to try it because if we work hard we can have a good future in the world of sports in our country.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
In this program you can find stories of life, information, reflections... And it pretends to show the works from new people in this world, from new directors. It's an important and interesting opportunity.
And now we have this opportunity. The next Sunday, Gran Angular will show our project about "the Memory of the lost times" with a documental about our experiences and our work. They like our project and they are very impressed with our job. It's an excellent prize for all of us.
If you want more information you can visit the website of Gran Angular in the Net.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
It's a fact that a lot of people uses Microsoft's programes, but why? they arn't free and sometimes there are the same programes on a free version.
The last news are about google. They have just started with free programs. Now Google have two free programns, one as the famous Microsoft Word and the oder as Microsoft Exel. This two aplications are completely free and you only need to have a computer with internet.
Althought they have only these two programes they are working to create the google "Power Point".
I think it will be a very big presure to Microsoft the fact that a famous site as Google creates free programes compeeting with their expensive ones. In adition Google have declared that they do it just for help people.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Te Anzac day marks the anniversary of the participation of Australia in the First World War, it’s an important day because before then Australia was a strange country but with this participation they won a lot of honours.
In 1920 this date was established as a national day to commemorate all the Australians who died in this world war.
Now this is a very special day for Australians because doing this they remember the old times and they can talk and think about the war, also with this day all the citizens commemorate all the persons died in all the wars which Australia has participated.
An Australian rules football match is played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between traditional Australian football League rivals Collinwood Magpies and Essendom Bombers on Anzacday in celebration of the Anzac spirit.
In Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands and Niue, Anzac Day is also commemorated to honor their soldiers who participated in the campaign.
This day is especially important because all the people of the country can remember the problems of a war, for a lot of people this is their national day however it isn’t.
Other traditional thing is to read a poem for the fallen known as the “Ode of Remembrance”.
However we can think it’s an old celebration this day is celebrated around the world for all the Australians and it’s a very important date.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part of the British flag. St George’s emblem was adopted by Richard ‘The Lion Heart’ and brought to England in the 12th century. The king’s soldiers wore it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle.
The real St George was a brave Roman soldier who protested against the Romans’ torture of Christians and died for his beliefs. The popularity of St George in England stems from the time of the early Crusades when it is said that the Normans saw him in a vision and were victorious.
One of the best-known stories about Saint George is his fight with a dragon. But it is highly unlikely that he ever fought a dragon, and even more unlikely that he ever actually visited England. Despite this, St George is known throughout the world as the dragon-slaying patron saint of England. In addition, Saint George is always depicted as a knight carrying a shield with a red cross, generally sitting upon a horse.
To end, I also want to explain you how they celebrate this day. By tradition, April 23rd is the day for a red rose in the button hole, the national flower. However, unlike other countries, England doesn’t celebrate it like Americans celebrate 4 July with fireworks. In fact, you are more likely to see big St Patrick parades in England celebrating Ireland’s National Day, more than you would see any sign of St Georges Day being celebrated. This was certainly true in Manchester in 2003, when St George’s Day was virtually ignore soon after the biggest St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the city’s history. As I read in an article, in England for post people St George’s day is just another ordinary day. Maybe that’s why they don’t have the same tradition as Catalans, where we give a rose or a book to our couple.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
One of the most important thing that make change mind of consumers are the blogs, a blog is like a website but it’s easier to create and all the people can say they’re opinion this make that more than the 41% of Spanish that read blogs say that they’ll change to buy a product if in a blog they say that it’s bad ore more expensive than other.
Nowadays in Spain there are more than 2 million of blogs, experts say that every five months the number of participants in blogs increase a 50%.
Blogs are for all the people a new way to express they’re opinion and that other people around the world can read this and can say the opinion about the topic, and example of this way to work is our English blog, there we write our compositions but also we can write our opinion of one topic and we can talk it with all the English partners.
In conclusion I think that blogs are a very good way to work and to go to the future so the best thing is to use them a lot and say our opinion about all the things we consider are good to talk about.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Some of the used systems of communication but are the radio, the television, Internet...
At the moment thanks to these means, we enjoyed a good comunication with people of other countries and also a great facility to obtain data on several subjects.
It is important to say that these innovations also have their bad things since with as much new technology the old costums are has lost.
In order to conclude, I believe that the society would not have to deoend en mass media since every time but we are controlled.
Last Monday it was emitted a documentary named “Ciudadanos de segunda” on TeleMadrid. It was produced by El Mundo TV for the
This documentary is about the situation of the Spanish in
I think it’s a very bad thing for
In conclusion I think that the documentary is only a political strategy against the Catalans and the Catalan government.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Sometimes, there are circumstances in the life that prevent to us having our pets with us or at home. And, often, there are people who don’t know what to do with them. It is excellent that the public television of our country promotes a program which helps to obtain adoptive people for these beasts.
IT DOES NOT MAKE THE LOVE WITH ITS WOMAN TO INCREASE ITS LONGEVITY
In China, a man abstained to have sex with his woman during last the 17 years because he wishes “to live for always”.
One is Chen Dong, a fiftyish one of the city of Chongqing, that changed its style of life after which a colleague assured to him that she could live thousand years if he became celibate and vegetarian.“He believed it completely, and from 1989 he has cooked for both only vegetarian subjects of gossip and let live with me in he himself dormitory ", explained its wife, Yu Hui. On the other hand, Dong affirmed: “Eaten simple they can clean my body, and a asexuada life can maintain my energy when it feels to me exhausted ".
By the sight, the man is convinced of which it is the secret of the eternal life and was a step advanced more: one divorced of its wife arguing who wishes a calm life, but has been forced to pay an indemnification to him of 10 thousand dollars.
Monday, April 02, 2007
At four o’clock most of us were in the bar Astoret sharing nerves. Some of us drank something in order to calm our tension. There, we also wrote dedications to Manel’s album (a present that we did from him). At half past five, we went to the cinema to meet with everybody and Manel, too. Some minutes later, people began to arrive and soon the entire cinema was full. I remember my face turning back to last sittings and I saw people who were straight because they couldn’t sit anywhere; all was full.
Around the six o’clock the show began with a mayoralty’s speech. Then, a few words of two students representing all the group - Cristina and Escales-; they were great! Isn’t it?
Just then the film began and people could see our work. People enjoyed our project a lot; many people congratulated us. At the same time, some of us were moved for all the emotion that we were living. However, above all, I must say it was a perfect afternoon!
Furthermore, the party went on, all this don’t finish here. After the cinema we went to the Kastri and celebrated the success! In addition, we could enjoy listening to Saray’s voice singing her song –included in the project-.
Finally, we had dinner in the Restaurant ‘La Riba’ together. There, during the dinner, we receive a nice new: the Generalitat is going to give us some money (financed) to show our project in different cities.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
I think Xavi has written an interesting article about the Advertising Campaign carried out by Dolce&Gabana. I would like you to read it and give your opinion. It seems that the company has decided not to show any adverts in Spain, due to the reaction of women. What do you think?
Friday, March 16, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Since 1973, they have released fifteen studio albums , five live albums, and eight compilation albums and have sold more than 300 million records worldwide.
Following Mercury's death and Deacon's retirement in the 1990s, May and Taylor are currently collaborating with Paul Rodgers under the name Queen + Paul Rodgers.
Their most famous song are We are the champions used in a lot of celebrations, We will rock you, I want to break free, etc.
Freddie Mercury and the opera's singer Montserrat Caballé were the creator of the song "Barcelona" used in the Olympic Games of Barcelona in 1992.
The publicity is a technique of the mix marketing whose fundamental objective is to create mark image, to remember, to inform and/or to persuade the public to maintain or to increase the sales of the goods or supplied services. The publicity arrives at its public through mass media.
There is a publicity's theory: attraction, interest, desire and action. According to this rule, they are the four basic steps in order to an advertising campaign achieves the success. First, it's necessary to call the attention, later, to catch the interest by the demand. Next, to wake up the acquisition desire and, finally, the result is the purchase or what we wanted to obtain (in our case that people go to watch the documental).
Here, I explain you strategies for the accomplishment of an effective publicity:
Sense of humor, share your feelings, use great music, images, people... Also, the message would have to take advantage at the moment and it is retained by the people when it is repetitive. And, after all, sincerity!!!
I hope that it will motivate you and, simultaneously, it will help you. Good Luck!
One of the main arguments for euthanasia is that individuals should have the right to die with dignity or to end their own suffering, especially in cases of fatal illness. Another argument is that, not only allows terminally ill individuals and their families to avoid crippling medical bills, but possible financial ruin also. Furthermore, it would avoid both suffers, the ill individual and his family.
In contrast, there are also arguments and opinions against. First of all, there is the religious argue which says that life is a gift from God, and only God should have the right to take it away. Another one is the violation of doctor’s profession, the “Hippocratic Oath”. Moreover, some organizations against say that euthanasia is a way of killing a person and that should be penalised by some punishment.
As far as I am concerned, I want to believe that some day the government will reflect on the possibility of having a dignity die in case of fatal and terminally illnesses and finally it will legal euthanasia. To sump up, I just want to say that euthanasia should be a right or even a freedom for all serious and critical ill individuals, but always knowing all the consequences can be derived.
Belletti and Sylvinho are totally sure that Ronny will continue with Barça to 2010.
I wish Ronny would continue in FCB to 2010 because he is the best player in the world and he is necessary to win new coups and leagues.
During the last month took place the 79th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, popularly known as the Oscars. There were so many categories but I’ll talk about only one: "achievement in makeup". It was won by two Catalans: David Martí and Montse Ribé, for the excellent work doing two monster making ups: “the Pan” (el Fauno) and “The pallid man” (el hombre palido), from the Guillermo del Toro’s film “The Pan’s Labyrinth” .
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I think they had done a very good job with the making up, I specially like the Pan, I suppose they will continue doing this amazing projects with fantastic films.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
The company Dolce&Gabbana published an advertisement that brought a lot of problems because many women in Spain thought that it was a fact of male chauvinism, for this reason the “Instituto de la mujer” forbade the advertisement in Spain.
At first the company was very infuriated with Spain and they said that Spain wan an old country, but one week later this advertisement was forbidding in our countries so the company decided to retire it from around the world.
But now this thing is more talked in Spain because the company Dolce&Gabbana has retired all his advertisements in Spain, it seems like the company wants to punish the Spanish government so they retire all his advertisements.
The president of the association of users of the communication in Spain said that forbidding the advertisement was too much extreme but the decision has already been taken and now we have to accept the consequences.
I think the best thing to know if the advertisement is good or bad is to question people what they think so I propose you to say your opinion about this topic because I think it’s very interesting.
The next photo is one of the photos forbidden:
Firstly, ours English' teachers, Chapela & Mercè, proposed this project how a class job with the possible prize of to go to Canada in the future. This work was about the Raiers and we had to find information about them in order to do a Web where was their history. We needed a lot of hours but finally we had success. We won the first prize and we went to Canada to finish our project.
The lords of the River was an excellent job.
And tomorrow I will continue with our trip and all that we did.
See you later!
Thursday, March 08, 2007
The delivery of the prizes of the Academy of the Arts and Cinematographic Sciences American that congregates to main stars of the cinema also reunites many curiosities, and this year has not been the exception:
- In the categories of actors, 10 are name for the first time. The other 10 share a total of 49 nominations in several years. Three have an Oscar in house: Meryl Streep, Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett.
- The nomination of Meryl Streep by “Weak The Wears Prada” is the fourteenth for the actress, surpassing its own record reached in 2002. Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson is the other two name actors more, with 12 each one.
- The Briton Kate Winslet is the youngest actress in receiving five nominations to her 31 years. The previous record had Olivia de Havilland, who to the 33 years received his fifth nomination in 1949.
- Penélope Cruz and Rinko Kikuchi are name as Better Actress and Better Actress of Distribution by papers in foreign languages. Four interpreters gained an Oscar speaking a language different from the English: Sophia Loren (“Two Women”), Robert De Niro (“Padrino II”), Roberto Benigni (“the life is beautiful”), Benicio Of the Toro (“Traffic”).
- Alexander González Iñárritu is first the Mexican in competing as Better Director and the fourth Hispano-American after the Argentinean-Brazilian Héctor Babenco (“the kiss of the woman spider”, 1985), the Brazilian Fernando Meirelles (“City of God”, 2003) and the Spanish Pedro Almodóvar (“He speaks with her”, 2000).
- If the tape of Clint Eastwood spoken in Japanese “Letters from Iwo Jima” got to win like Better Film would be the first time that films in foreign language would take the trophy. The seven films recorded in foreign languages that were name in the past are: “Grand Illusion”, “Z”, “The Emigrants', “You raise and Whispers”, “The Postman”, “the life is beautiful” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragoon”.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
This peculiar effect takes place with the famous: men who were absolutely normal and even ugly, they become sex-symbols and they start to be more attractive and desirable only because they are in this status.
In just a short time and with the help of the beautician, the people begin to know them for their romances with spectacular women. For example, Adrien Brodie, who is an actor with a lot of talent, had a relation with Elsa Pataky and he isn't a sex-symbol. Another evident case is Ronaldo. His fame and his money replace the beauty so Milene Rodrigues (the girl with whom had his son), Daniela Cicarelli and Raica Olivera were his girlfriends. Also, Mike Jagger, Willem Dafoe,... are examples of this situation.
The cause is the following one:
The people mix the talent that they show publicly, their personality and behaviour (the things that make to fall in love with them) with the beauty. Also, we don't know how to differentiate the actor in front of the character.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
All these shorts are very interesting, and I think that documentary this one will go out very well and the people will like very much.
From this one week, already it will be possible see the advertising of the different shorts for all the town.
Chapela we wait you the day of the premiere!!
First of all, I must say people shouldn’t always be like other people. I think all people can be and can get dress which they want. I’ve said this because there are people who criticize and don’t respect them. However, I agree with people who want to show his or her opinion. For instance, I hate piercing and tattoos, although I don’t judge people who wear one.
From my point of view I think every type of fashion, every own style have to be respected. You can say for example that this shirt is so smart; other can think that it is too formal; other can think that it’s too original…
In a nutshell, everybody can wear which they want and everyone has to respect all styles.
This film is set in the year 1944, it explains a travel in which Ofelia, a thirteen year-old teen travels with her mother to a small town, in that site there is a man whose name is Vidal and he is a captain of the Franco’s army, Ofelia’s mother falls in love with that captain who has the job to kill all the republicans in that zone.
One they Ofelia find a labyrinth with a strange creature called Fauno that says Ofelia that she is the queen of those creatures, to be the queen she has to pass three tests before the full moon, the history will continue mixing historical events and lots of fantasy.
I think it is a very interesting film because it mixes a good fantasy and the Spanish civil war, also in the film appear lots of famous actors and the most special is Ofelia, the protagonist which in the real live is a Catalan thirteen old girl called Ivana Baquero and she did a fascinating actuation on that film.
I don’t want to explain a lot, I think that the best think is to see the film and then we will comment it.
The advantages of the internet are for example, that if you need information for holidays, the internet will search for this information, and you will know this information very fast and in your house. Furthermore, you also can download music or videos free. Another advantage is that if you have a domestic problem, in the internet has also disadvantages, for example, you have to be carful because a virus can damage your computer, and the worst of the internet for me is that you can be an addictive person.
Finally, I think that internet is a good if you do a moderate use of his services
Thursday, March 01, 2007
The NBA All-Star weekend is an event celebrated specially for the fans of the basketball and of the NBA. Across the weekend people can stay with their idols and admire their abilities inside the court and their humanity outside the court.
In the event are celebrated different types of spectacular games:
(Some of the games of the All-Star weekend)
Rookie challenge: Is a match between the rookies, first year players, and sophomores, second year players of the league.
Slam Dunk contest: You can see the most spectacular dunks of the specialist of the league in this game.
Three-Point shootout: The specialist of the tree points shoot demonstrated their abilities.
Skills challenge: Is an ability game.
Shooting stars: A game where a player of the NBA, a player of the WNBA (woman NBA) and a legend of the NBA try to score some shoots on different positions.
All-Star Game: The most important game of the weekend, the match between the Star players of the East and the Star players of the West.
(Some photos of these games)