Monday, 28 May 2018

Reader assignment:

Writing suggestions:

Friday, March 23:
Today I had to go to the institute to pick up my second trimester grades, then I returned home and spent the afternoon watchimg my korean online series.


Saturday, March 24:
My mother got angry with me for not accompanying her to the Boqueria, in Bracelona. Meanwhile, I cleaned the house and I started to see my chinese online series.


Sunday, March 25:
Today my mother woke up my father and me at 6am to go running until 8am. I came home tired after going out to run, yesterday I went to sleep at 2am. After breakfast we started cleaning the whole house. That day really exhausting.


Monday, March 26:
It was my lazy, I didn't do anything practically all day apart from reading and listening to music. Even though I did the home work they had given us for Easter.


Tuesday, March 27:
My parents and I went shopping for the week at Carrefour and when we got home we did a movie session.


Wednesday, March 28:
I had to take care of my neighbor's two children, although they paid me 30 euros for 4 hours, so it wasn't so bad. Also their children were so cute and calm.


Thursday, March 29:
This was the day to go shopping. It was super fun.


Friday 30th and Saturday 31st of March:

Today my mother made us go out for a walk with my father and me throughout Barcelona. It was fun and at the same time tiring.


Sunday, April 1:
I spent the whole day doing the Easter homework.


Monday, April 2:
It was the last day of Easter rest. Tomorrow will be the day of returning to the institute and I will have to get up early.



Dilemmas

What would you do?


  • You have noticed your best fri8end cheating in an end of term exam. A lot of teens cheat, but you and your friend have always been against it, up to now. What would you do?
I would talk to my friend and ask him:Why did he cheat on the exam? Maybe he didn't prepare well for the exam? But in any case it wouldn't be something about which he was angry, just surprised.


  • Your sister has a boyfriend and one day she asks you to answer the phone and tell her boyfriend she's ill and that she can't go out that Saturday night. You know she's planning to meet another boy that night. What would you do?
I would ask her if something had happened between her and her boyfriend, about which she was angry with her boyfriend and he still doesn't know about his anger? And if so, I would advise her to talk to him. And if that isn't the case, I would advise her not to do it.


  • You are completely against smoking. Your brother asks you to bring him a carton of cigarettes from the Duty Free Shop when you go to London next week so that he can save some money. What would you do? 
I don't know what I would bring, not only because I am against smoking, but also because taht hurts. I would advise him to quit smoking, although he may not pay attention, he would still try.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

A Foreigner in Britain

  • Write about what you’ve learned from the story.

A Foreigner in Britain is a good book specially if you want to get some
information of an English city or village and have a nice and organized trip.

I have learned that even though London is known as a very modern and
cosmopolitan city, it is also very traditional. For example, one of
the most distinctive traditions that we can find is the afternoon tea. At
around four o'clock, everyone in London tends to prepare a good cup of
tea at their homes or goes to a tearoom to enjoy a variety of teas and atmospheres.
On the other hand, London has a great mixture of cultures and its diversity
is what makes it a very special city. People from almost every part of
the world live there and, if eating different types of food is what you like
to do, going to London is the first thing you should do. For instance, Indian
food is especially popular and it is very easy to find  good indian restaurants
around the city. Another example of its diversity is the Caribbean carnival.
This carnival takes place towards the end of August, in an area of London
called Notting Hill, where people of all cultures gather around to dance
Caribbean music, taste different foods, and overall to have a great time.

Lastly, I have also discovered that the townspeople and the Oxford
university students haven’t got on well with each other for more than 600
years because of a fight that began between two drunken students and a
tavern owner that finished with hundreds of students and townspeople deaths.

Description of Barcelona

I live in Barcelona, wich is an important city in Catalonia, Spain. It has a population
of over 1,609 million people.


My hometown is Bogota, Colombia. Known for “El cerro de Montserrate”, the most
famous lookout of the city, for being the capital of the country, and a lot of differents
points of interest like the famous restaurant “Andrés carne de res”. Bogota is a big
city, very traditional and full of nature.


The weather in Barcelona is very hot and humid in Summer, cold in winter and
warm in Spring and Autumn but normally, the weather is sunny.


It’s one of the most touristic cities because of its Mediterranean gastronomy, its
famous architecture and its history and culture. A few of the most important artists
lived here. Antoni Gaudí, famous for his builidings and different structures like
“La Sagrada Família”; Joan Miró, the most famous painter of the city; Monteserrat
Caballé, one of the greatest sopranos of the twentieth century.

What I like best about Barcelona is that it has a lot of things to do and places to go,
and it has a very efficient and cheap public transport. When I’m bored of the city I
can go to, for example, the Montserrat’s mountain because is very close of the city.

MY GAP YEAR

My Gap Year

During this year 2018 I will not study. I will go to different countries of the world, to learn, to taste and enjoy. 

My first destination will be Italy. I will travel by my own. The purpose of this trip will be to learn how to speak Italian and to learn more about the Italian gastronomy. I will visit the Pisa tower, the Roman Coliseum and the restaurant Osteria Francescana, among of many other places.

Secondly, I wish I could travel to Paris, France. I want to taste the most food I can of one of the most important gastronomy around the world and learn how to recreate their dishes. I will, no matter what, go to the Louvre Museum and to the Versalles palace.

Lastly, I will go to Colombia to see my family and to share with them the maximum time I’ll be able to, eating sancochos, ajiacos, lechonas and bandejas paisas.

Write your own diary for a week or more

Sunday, March 25th

Today starts Easter.. I played football and we won 3-1 versus LLefià. The whole team was very excited because this was the first match won after three games losing. After that I went to have dinner with my family. The meal was delicious.

Monday, March 26t

I didn/t do anythimg, absolutelly nothing. I was with my brother Juan Pablo and we could match Spain vs Argentina... Argentina lost 6-1... it was horrible... I couldn't sleep this night.

Thursday. March 27th

I hang out with my friends, and we had an excellent time. When I am with my friends I feel very comfortable, they make me feel safe...I don't know why... They are great!

Wednesday, March 28th

Today I woke up in the hospital.. My parents explained me what's going on with me this night. They said that I fell down and I didn't remember it. The doctors said to me that I'm better and I could leave the hospital this afternoon.

Thursday, March 29th

I did the homework, and housework.. I don't like all these things, but I haven't got another option.. Despite that, this night my aunt helped me to play the guitar and several songs.

Friday, March 30th

For the christianism, a day like today, two thousand years back, Jesus was diing on the cross for the sins of humanity. Is it true? Why millions and millions of people put his confidence in Jesus? What happened after his death? People say that he was risen.. Today I've been thinking about it...

Saturday. March 31st

Today my brother got ill, and I had to take care of him, the whole day. Now he is feeling better than this moorning. My brother is a goos patient.

Sunday, April 1st

My family and me went to the cinema, and we watched "Suddenly", it's very interesting movie. Today I can't cheer up, because Easter finishes, and the holidays too, so we must take advantatge of all the minutes..
Thanks for reading my diary!







Roger Federer's biography

Roger Federer was born in Switzerland, in Basel, the capital in 1981. His father worked for a long years. There he met Lynette, currently, she is his wife.

In the Roger's childhood, he practised several sports at school as table tennis, football, basketball etc.. When he was seven years old, he decided to play football and take it more seriously. Finally he gave up football and started to play tennis on an tennis' school was sixteen years old, he left the studies and started to travel arround the world for playing tournments like WImbledon, US Open, Roland Garros etc.

In 2003 , he was the best player in the world, since then he has won a lot of tournments. Unfortunatelly Roger suffered a hard injury, he had to give up tennis for four months.

Nowadays, Federer is 36 years old, and everybody coincides that he is the best player of tennis' history... I absolutelly agree.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

A Biography

Will Smith


Willard Caroll Smith is an American rapper, actor, film, television and record producer. He was born in 1968 in Philaplephia, Pennsylvania, United States. He is the second of four brothres. His parents divorced when ha was 13 years old.

Will attended Overbrook High School, didn't apply to anter college because he wanted to do rap. In 1980, Will Smith achieved a modest reputation as rapper "The Fresh Prince". In 1990, his fame increased when he starred in the series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Although his goal was to become a great movie star and he was. The vast mojority of the films he starred in have been a blockbuster hit, coming to be called "The most powerful actor in Hollywood". He has won four Grammy Awards, an Honorary César Award and forty-one more awards, throughout his career.

He was married to Sheree Zampino and they had a son, Known as "Trey", but they divorcerd in 1995. In 1997, he married the actress Jada Pinkett and they have two children: Jaden and Willow. At the moment, they live in Malibu, California, United States.


MY GAP YEAR

On my holidays:

I went to South Korea. I visited the palace of the Joseon Dynasty, the museums, the Suncheonman Bay Gardewn, the Jeundo Island and the Lotte World attraction Park.
I tried some typical dishes like Bibimbap, bulgogi, kimchi, bingsu (ice cream) and more. 

I also learned how to cook korean food, I took old korean writing classes and I bought the tradicional korean : Hanbok.









After going to South Korea, I traveled to Thailand and I visited Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, explored tha National Park of Thailand and Nong Khai Park, there were many interesting scultures. I also explored the Island Koh Chang and the small town of Chiang Rai, there was a beautiful White Temple.

There I tried Pad Thai, one of the most popular dishes in Thailand and the tradicional dessert Sticky rice with mango. I learned to ride an elephant, I did boating on Koh Chang Island and I learned how to make floral decorations.










And to almost finish my gap year, a trip to Peru there visited my familty that is in Lima and Arequipa, after viviting them I went to Machu Picchu, visited the Nazca lines and the mountain of seven colors: Ausangate. When traveling to Peru I can taste again Pachamanca, ceviche, carapulcra and more, all homemade food is made by my beloved grandmother.  Also, I took Marinera classes, drove with an all terrain motorbike and swan with sea lions. I wish I could visit my family again. I should also have traveled to China, Dubai and Egypt.





 

A biography

A biography

William Bradley Pitt was born in December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma (EUA). He is an actor and producer of American cinema. His mother, Jane Etta, works as a secretary in a high school and his father, William Alvin Pitt, is an owner of a company manufacturing of trucks.

Brad Pitt went to the University of Missouri, but two weeks before graduating he left the university and moved to Los Angeles to take classes of dramatic art. Since he was young he loved the cinema. He was considered the cinema as "a portal towards different worlds". So he fought fir his dream.

Thanks to his perseverance he appeared in many movies and also he has win many prizes. His movie, 12 years a Slave, has an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for the best movie.

Brad Pitt, has only had two marriages. He married Jenifer Aniston in 2000 but they broke up in 2005. He married for the second time with Angelina Jolie in 2014 but nowdays they are divorcied.

At the moment, Brad Pitt is working in his company Plan B entertainment and soon he will lead together with Leonardo Di Caprio a film produced by Quentin Tarantino.



Friday, 25 May 2018

27th of May - End-of-course revision

Dear all,

Here you have the most important pages from the course book that will help you revise for the final exam (units 1+2+3+4+5+6+9+10A).

Student's book:

  • Grammar Bank: pages  (pages 126-137 and 142-143 and 144-145 only 10A)
  • Vocabulary Bank  (pages 150-157)
  • Practical English - Episode 5: Getting Around (pages 74-75 + WB page 62)
  • Practical English - Episode 6: Time to Go Home (pages 90-91 + WB page 75) 

Also, remember you have a great resource online to help you revise for your exam:

English File Pre-Intermediate (3rd edition) Online exercices

Happy learning!!!


Saturday, 19 May 2018

My gap year

Now i will explain what trips i would make in my Gap-year.

So, first i would like to go to the south of New Zealand, because i'm interested in it. In New Zealand, i  wish to able to observe the beautiful lake Рukaki, as you can see, it has a wonderful light blue water and the beautiful montain.Also i want to visit Queenstown, it is a good place to rest. I love sport, so i would like to learn cool and  fun activities. For example i want to learn to climb and play Rugby.

I wish to try whitebait fritter, it's an omelet of eggs with fish and tomato. Also i want to try Рavlova, it is a delicious dessert. I really like it.

The second place i would go to, is cuba, an icredible counttry. I wish go to Varadero beach, to relax in that beatiful landscape and obsrve the horizon Havana, wonderful city, with its beautiful people.


I would visit this place, i want to learn a tradcional dance of Cuba, called Chachachá, that is danced with the feet.

I will swim in the beautiful beaches of Cuba. I want to eat Cuban black beans. The blacks beans are served with rice.


Yucca with mojo, made with yucca and a sauce called mojo. I wish to try it.


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RIHANNA

Rihanna, is a singer, record producer, actress, model, dancer, philanthropist, fashion designer and Barbadian businesswoman. She was born in Barbados. Her mother, Monica Braithwaite, is a retired public accountant. While Roland Fenty, her father, is a warehouse supervisor with Barbadian and Irish ancestry.

She grew up listening to reggae music and started singing at the age of seven.

She began her career in 2003 when she auditioned for the music producer Evan Rogers. At the age of sixteen, Roger decided to take her to the United States to record models.

Rihanna's childhood best friend is Melissa Forde. They are always together. They love each other a lot.


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MY EASTER HOLIDAYS

Friday,23 March:

I did not want this day to come, because it's the day they give us the grades and i did not like the results of my graes. When i arrived at my house i decided not to do anything.

Saturday, 24 March:

To eat my brother has prepared lentils, knowing that i hate them. I was left without eating.

Sunday, 25 March:

After a long time finally i tidied up my room, i left it very clean.
The chocolate tablet that i had stored in my closed has disappared, i think that my  brother will have taken it, because he is the only one who knows. Where is my chocolate tablet.

Monday, 26 March:

My brother and i went to the stadium of football, thinking that today he had training. The stadium was closed, so we were waiting outside. Later some men came out and told uss that today and Tuesday are holiday, and that there isn't trainig. Well...

Wednesday, 27 March:

I have broken a drawer in my closet, so i had to go to Leroy Merlin, to buy some screws to be able to fix it.

Friday, 28 March:

I have done the homework, but not a lot. After that, at last, i have seen my favorite program called,Tu casa a juicio, i love this program.

Monday, 2 April:

Tomorrow the classes will begin. I hope that they go well.


DILEMMAS

Your sister has a boyfriend and one day she asks you to answer the phone and tell her boyfriend she is ill and that she can't go out that Saturday night. You know she is planning to meet another boy that night. What would you do?

I would talk with my sister: I would tell her that what she is doing is not right, that she shouldthink things through before doing them, otherwise she would regret it. If she really wants to meet a new boy, her current boyfriend will understand, and it will be better if he finds out from her than from a third person.
I would do everything possible to make her think about it, to tell her boyfriend the truth, or not to meet another boy. In the case that she does not accept any of these options, I will have to talk with my brother-in-law. I do not like doing this to my sister, but I also have a lot of appreciation to him, I do not want him to suffer for her, and I should tell him what is happening.


BIOGRAPHY - MY BEST FRIEND


AABIR EZZANOUNI
Abir Ezzanouni is an Spanish student. She was born in 2001 in Badalona, ​​Barcelona.
Her parents were born in Morocco and came to Spain in 2000 for work. She lives with them and with her two little brothers.

In 2003, she started studying at the Llibertat School, and since 2012 she has studied at the high school 'La Pineda'.
Since childhood she has had a strong character, and has always been very responsible and organized in her studies, and very generous with the people who need it.

In her free time she likes to play sports, go to the gym. for her it is very easy to learn languages, apart from Catalan and Spanish, he also studies English and Arabic, which will be very useful when looking for a job.

He is currently in the first year of high school, in the absence of a year to go to university, he is not clear about her studies, but she has opted for the scientific studies side of helping people. With her great ability to oppose the problems, she will be able to do everything that she proposes and more.



BIOGRAPHY - STEPHEN CURRY

Wardell Stephen Curry is an American basketball player from the Golden State Warriors of
the NBA. He was born in 1988 in Ohio, USA.

He is 1.91 meters tall, plays in the base position, although he can also make an escort. He
is the son of former NBA player Dell Curry, and brother of also the player Seth Curry.
He played for 3 seasons with the Wildcats, in the university, and soon proved his qualifications
as the second best scorer in the whole country after player Kevin Durant.

Curry was selected in 2009 by the Golden State Warriors.10 His newcomer deal was $ 12.7
million in four years.

In 2011, he had to undergo surgery on his ankle after many injuries, and in 2012 he returned
to play, being a risky renewal after many injuries.
As of 2012, he grew up as player, being the best NBA player on different occasions,
maximum triple scorer, maximum ball interceptor ...

He is currently married with Ayesha Curry, with whom he shares two children. And today
he continues to play in the NBA, leaving the levelvery high and being one of the best players
in the history of basketball.


Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Give advice

Give advice

You have noticed your best friend cheating in an end-of-term exam. A lot of teens cheat, but you and your friend have always been against it, up to now. What would you do?

If I found out that my best friend cheats in the exams I would try to speak with my friend and I would say to him that he shouldn't chat in the exam because an exam is done to show what you have learned. Though also I think that an exam isn't the best way to prove what you have learned because some persons get nervous and they hav a mental block which makes them fail the exam.
Apart from that, I would say to him that if he chats it wouldn't be fair for his classmates because they study hours to get a good mark and he only copies in half an hour... In addition, imagine that you are a doctor and that you get a degree cheating, what will you do when you have apply something that you should have learned at university?
In short, I would give him a good talk ans I would try to give him some advice so that the next time he prepares better for an exam. And I would also tell him that I wish he would never cheat again.





Monday, 7 May 2018

Compasition Mistakes (Spanglish)

...because of this, started the depression.
.....where appears all her family.
....and this year will be released two more movies.


Sunday, 6 May 2018

9th of May Exam

SB File 6  pages 44-49
SB File 8A  page 60

SB Vocabulary Bank p. 157: Opposite Verbs
SB Vocabulary p 47: verb + back

SB Grammar Bank pages 136-137 (6A + 6B + 6C)
SB Grammar Bank pages 140-141 (8A)
SB Grammar Bank pages 142-143 (9A + 9B + 9C)

Writing: Giving Advice


Happy Revision!!!

Saturday, 5 May 2018

MY GAP YEAR

During this year 2018 I will not study. I will go to different countries of the world, to learn
and enjoy.
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The first destination will be the USA. I will travel with my friends from school. The purpose
of this trip will be to learn English perfectly, as we think it is very necessary for our future.
We will visit the Niagara Falls, the Statue of Liberty, the Wave in Arizona, among many other
places. Oh and we also want to go to see a basketball game of the NBA, and another of
football, they say it is very exciting.
We will try to enjoy the food, without getting too fat, because the typical food there is very
fat: hamburgers, frankfurt, potatoes, bacon ...
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Secondly, I will visit Morocco with my family, because my mother has always wanted to visit
it. We will learn a little about their religion and we will see a lifestyle very different from our
country.
We will visit important sites, for example the desert of Merzouga, the great market of
Marrakech, a mosque ... And we can not go back to Spain without trying dishes such as
tajin, or the famous couscous.
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Finally I will travel to Bora Bora, a small island of French Polynesia. My two best friends and
I have always wanted to go there, so we will go to the end of the year, to enjoy its wonderful
beaches and to relax and have fun.
The island is small and dedicated to tourism, so we will visit all its coast, we will do scuba
diving with turtles, and we will go on a tour of its small Vaitape village.
We will eat shellfish and fishes that we can not find in our country, like Chevrettes, Varo.
We will also enjoy the tasty flavor of exotic fruits from there.

    

I wish to enjoy these trips very much and I hope it will be a unique and unforgettable
year. I will have time to think about my future and in 2019 I will continue with my studies.

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