Thursday, 10 June 2010

Imaginary friend

This is a short film called Imaginary Friend starring Paul Butcher (Dustin on Zoey 101).
It's about a boy who is the imaginary friend of a 7 year old girl, and what happens to him when the little girl grows.

It's a little bit sad and emocional story, but it's so sweet and cute too.

I hope you like it and you remember your old imaginary friends if you ever had.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


We are just preparing for Maths!!!


Exams are a fair way of testing students. Do you agree


Every year thousands of students take important exams which can decide their future. For example, students have to pass exams with satisfactory grades in order to get a place in a university. However, are exams a fair way of testing of judging a student's ability?

On the one hand, exams seem fair. The questions are the same for all students. Also, the exams are marked according to a strict scheme and usually by more than one examiner. Furtheremore, students do the exams at the same time and under the same conditions.

On the other hand, there are some drawbacks with exams. Despite some students deserving to pass, they might be so nervous on the big day that they make a mess of the exam. Moreover, there may be other reasons, such as illness, which affect a student's performance in an exam. An alternative to exams would be a system of continuous assessment of course work by teachers during the year although this would mean more regular testing and more work for teachers. There would be a greater opportunity for students to copy work, too.

To sum up, exams are not the ideal way of testing students and the idea of assessing students' work over a longer period is becoming more popular. In my opinion, the best system would be a mixture of the two 60% exams and 40% course work.

Sunscreen

I just thought we could finish the course with one of my favourite motivational videos. It's got funny pictures, nice music and some good advice. Whenever I feel a bit down, I watch it and enjoy it again.

The text comes from a newspaper column by Mary Schmich, published by the Chicago Tribune newspaper on 01 June 1997. And then somebody made a video from that text. You can read the text below.

I think the most valuable piece of advice is probably: "get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good". But the whole video is full of good advice. Which one is your favourite piece of advice?





Everybody's Free
(to wear sunscreen)


Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '97... wear sunscreen.
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be IT.
The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. 

I will dispense this advice now. 

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.
You are NOT as fat as you imagine.
Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.
Sing.
Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.
Floss.
Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself.
Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.
Stretch.
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't.
Get plenty of calcium.
Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.
Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't, maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't, maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself, either. Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's. Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.
Dance. Even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.
Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.
Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings; they are your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography in lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Travel.
Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you'll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.
Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.
Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85. 

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.
         But trust me on the sunscreen.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

dance



Hi guys!


I want to talk about one of my hobbies
, that is the dance. One of the most sought dancers around the world is Gigi Torres, a brilliant dancer.
She is
an Asian girl who has won the New York stage. She dominates all types of dances, apart from dance to perfection.
Gigi has been dancing since she was three years, she learning all the techniques from the classic horn popping, loocking.


Then I leave you with some vidios of its core, and will be able to appreciate all that I said


Until tomorrow!:)



This video shows a Korea created by it to a video clip

What adults can learn from children.

Here's an interesting video of Adora Svitak, a child prodigy of
13 years old, where she speaks about children and adults.



Fuente: TED

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Skateboarding twins


Hi guys!


Talking about people who become famous through internet, I want to talk you about Nic and Tristan Puehse.

They are a two skateboarding twins (Tristan has curly hair and Nic has straight hair) who one day put a video in youtube of they skating, when they were 8 years old. The video had a lot of views (over 10 millions).
Since that day they've made a new video every year. You can see they progress in each video.

In 2008, Nic and Tristan filmed their very own independent movie set to be released in 2010.

They have a lot of sponsors and they have had a lot of interviews too.

They are really good skateboarders and make amazing tricks.

You can see more about them in their webs: http://skateboardingtwins.com/ and http://www.puehsetwins.com/

I share with you their first and last video but you can find more in youtube.

Just enjoy!

Take 1




Take 5




And doubles


Thursday, 3 June 2010

Matt dancing

Hi guys! What’s up?
We are Albert and Mireia, and we want to share the story of Matt Harding with you.
Matt Harding is a deadbeat man from Connecticut. He used to work making videogames in Brisbane (Australia), but one day, in February of 2003, he quit his job and used the money he'd saved to wander around Asia until it ran out.
He was in Hanoi taking pictures when a travel buddy gave Matt an idea. He say to Matt that he could danced his typical dance while he was recording him doing it. A couple years later, a lot of people had seen the video in internet.
The video attracted the attention of the people at Stride gum ( a gum mark). They asked Matt if he'd be interested in taking another trip around the world to make a new video and show their mark in the new video.
In 2006, Matt took a 6 month trip through 39 countries on all 7 continents.
in 2007 Matt went back to Stride with another idea. He told them he wanted to travel around the world one more time and invite the people to come out and dance too.
This idea liked to the Stride Gum people, so they let him do it. And he did.
We thought that you might like to see it, so we want to share with you a few videos.
We leave here the link of Matt web: http://www.wherethehellismatt.com/
We hope you like it!
PS: Spain is shown in a video.




Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Let them be little

Hi guys! I found a beautiful song a few days ago, and I think you might like it. So, I made a video with pictures and English and Spanish subtitles. The song is " Let them be little" from Lonestar.

I hope you like it!

Eurovisión 2010

Hey guys! the other day on TV broadcast Eurovision 2010. I really liked, so I leave this video, this is the video of the winner, the winner was Germany. The song is called satellite and the lyrics is ok!









I also leave a video of a song that I liked, the song isn't in English but it sounds good,it is fine for dancing.




I hope you like it! ;)