Monday, 25 February 2013

Charles I

King Charles of Habsburg inherited a big empire. From his mother's parents, the catholic kings, he inherited all the catalan and Aragon possessions.From the grandparents of his father's side, Maria de Borgonya and Maximilia I, emperor of the Sacre empire, he got all the possessions the family had in many  countries like France or Germany .

Regarding politics, charles tried to get the support of the nobels , who were undoubtly the real power of the country in that time, and that's why he never dared to limit their economic power.
He also respected the autonomy of the respective  states. However, he always tried , without any result, to establish a tie between them.

One o f the most important facts that occurred in Spain at that time was the Spanish communities continuous complaints because they were against the king. The king already knew this fact and he had also predicted this movement, maybe that's the reason behind his victory.

On the contrary, things were not so good outside Spain. The king had to face several problems which he could not handle and that's why he had to abdicate. All his possessions were divides between his two sons  and a king who was once feared by many ended up being just a history personage.

English short movie contest

Hi everyone!

As you all know we are going to film a short movie to participate English movie 2 which  is a short contest in English, addressed to students of ESO and  , first and second  year of batxillerat.
 We have to film pieces (video) of fiction (any genre: horror, drama, comedy) with a storyline based on "our generation", which must include the title, authors and / or participants of the work and , of course no need to say that it must be in English.
The contest runs between days December 10, 2012 and May 10, 2013, and the decision will be taken during the week of May 20, 2013, and posted both on the web, social networks, and by email contact.

The video has to be about 3 min, and after we've filmed it we have to send it to the organisers( we will upload it in youtube and then we'll send them the link).

If you need any more information please go to the following page.

Now coming to our class. 
Javi has written a short story which I would liked you to read. If  you like the story and you want to became a  part or if you have a different storyline to sugges please let me know. 
Once we have the necessary people to act we can always change the story and adapt it so that won't be a problem.

The following link is the story's link (it's still in Spanish because I want to be sure about how many people we are going to be )

See you in class 

Friday, 22 February 2013

Job Applications

Scan the job applications you have been given and answer the following questions:

1- What company will employ you if you enjoy travel and speak Frech and German?
2- What job offers a competitive salary and four weeks holiday?
3- If you are an enthusiastic person with with personality and drive, where could you apply?
4- Where must you be confident at dealing with the public?
5- Who is looking for a reliable mature person?
6- Where will you be expected to work as part of a team?
7- Where is experience not as important as a reliable, cheerful disposition?
8- What kind of person should you be if you want to work for Mr Legge?

Monday, 11 February 2013

Pablo Picasso

"Art is the elimination of the unnecessary."
                                                                                    Pablo Picasso

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Chinese Proverb: Embrace change

"When the winds of change blow, 
some people build walls 
and others build windmills."
                                                         Chinese proverb

Friday, 1 February 2013

Time-travelling letters

For 15 minutes write a letter to yourself, to be read in the last class of this term.

No one other than you, the writer, will get to read your letter.

The idea is that you write freely, without having to worry about the teacher's corrections. You work on fluency more than accuracy. 

What you write about is entirely up to you, try to choose things that you will enjoy reading about when you read your letter.

Your start:

  • Dear + own name,
  • Remember to put the time, the day of the week and the date at the top of the letter.

  • Sign the letter.
  • You will be given an envelope, write your name on it and seal it.