Nowadays there are fewer travellers due to fear of terrorism and too expensive trips and transports. However, I think we shouldn’t stop dreaming or better planning about future journeys or trips. These are 7 places everybody should visit in their lives!
Monday, 27 November 2017
Sunday, 26 November 2017
Have you ever listened to a song that made you feel happy or sad? If the answer is yes, there are many scientific reasons why music affects your mood, brain and body.
Friday, 24 November 2017
VAMPIRES IN HISTORY
The figure of the vampire is more ancient than the most popular of the vampires, Dracula. In the twelfth century it was believed that the dead people tried to suck blood from the living people. This belief was particularly extended in the British isles and in the orthodox countries where they ignored the destiny of the dead. The great epidemics with their hasty burials helped spreading this thought.
Thursday, 23 November 2017
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
A CONTROVERSIAL CHAMPION
Marc Marquez won the MOTO GP 2017 Championship last weekend, but he is hardly an outsider within the motoring world.
He won several championships and he is considered one of the best bikers. This year he led the championship with more than 30 points of detachment from his rival, Andrea Dovizioso.
In fact, Marquez has closed this season with 298 points, 37 more of his opponent, who got 261 points.
Monday, 20 November 2017
Hunger Games is a beloved dystopian book/to screen trilogy and one of my best favourites. Set in future North America, it depicts a society based on twelve districts built around a city called Capitol City. The districts have to supply Capitol City with many different things such as wood, paper, clothes, meat, fish, vegetables...
Many years before the novel begins there had been a revolution between the districts and Capitol City. It had been caused by the oppressive behaviour of Capitol City. Eventually the districts lost the revolution and Capitol City created the Hunger Games to punish them. Every year two people for each district (a male and a female) go into an arena full of weapons. These people are the tributes and they have to fight against each other. They fight till death. Only one of them survives and he becomes the winner.
Sunday, 19 November 2017
Do you like animals? If you do, you’ll probably know that in Central Park there is one of the biggest zoos in the world, situated in New York. It contains 130 species of animals. Here you can find Pandas, tropical birds, leopards and many other animals.
Saturday, 18 November 2017
Thursday, 16 November 2017
Last summer I went to Ireland for two weeks and I can say that it was one of the best holidays in my life (till now, of course!!).
I stayed in a host family in Shankill, South Dublin. My host parents, Mary and Alan, were very kind and friendly to me. Those 2 weeks have been amazing also because of them!
But … let’s stop talking about myself... let's talk about somenthing interesting that I discovered while in Ireland.
Probably, you don't know that Ireland enter people's hearts and never leaves them.
So I hope you will have the fortune to go there one day. I am sure that you will agree with me, then.
Monday, 13 November 2017
Has technology ruined our lives? Should we consider it progression or regression ? We watched two videos in our English lessons, we discussed them together and we also wrote our reflections on the issues they deal with.In the first video Simon Sinek tells us about Millenials, people born approximately 1984 and after. He tells how the Millenials are rarely truly happy or satisfied and that they are accused of being entitled, unfocused, lazy and narcissistic. But he also explains that it is not their fault, there are several different reasons and one of them is their excessive use of technological devices and social media.
Sunday, 12 November 2017
Happy Sunday, everyone! Today it's F1 day and we are ready to celebrate Hamilton. Yes, because, as you will surely know, he is the new F1 World Champion with 2 races remaining. He was in competition with Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari’s first driver and Valterri Bottas, his teammate in Mercedes. This is his fourth world title after 2008, 2014 and 2015. So far this year he has won 9 races collecting 333 points, while his principal rival, Vettel, has 277 points.
Saturday, 11 November 2017
Few days ago it was Guy Fawkes Night in Britain, the 5th of November national festivity. They celebrate the day a group of Catholic plotters decided to kill their protestant king, James I. But they actually celebrate the fact that the king was saved, the plot discovered and the culprits executed.
Anyway, we are not telling you the story of Guy Fawkes today, only that he is the inspiration of what happens in the story of one of my favourite comic book, V for Vendetta.
Friday, 10 November 2017
There are many theories about who William Shakespeare was. What makes him unique is that, unlike his contemporaries, he wasn’t university educated; he was a glove maker. He approached plays and theatre from a very different background.
Shakespeare wrote plays for everyone. He was - probably - a Catholic writing plays in a protestant world; he had to be very, very careful.
He wrote a lot of plays and people liked them. A lot of people went to see his plays performed in London theatres and, especially at the Globe theatre after 1599.
Now, probably you are thinking about how I can know all these thing. The answer is … yes, I studied something for school but I have also seen an amazing tv series about Shakespeare: WILL.
Monday, 6 November 2017
We asked Joana, a Catalan girl we know, to answer a few questions for our blog about what has happened in Catalonia in the latest weeks and she kindly accepted to answer.