Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hello and Goodbye

After a year and a half since the last entry a goodbye post was, in my opinion, necessary.

This blog was created by our English teacher Adolfo Carbón, helped by Marta Vilà, in September 2013 to help us improve our level of English while we were in 1st of Batxillerat. In my opinion, this blog was a great tool for learning. We had a great time writing and working in different projects for this blog. But eventually it became an abandoned website which only had memories from our past.

Today, by chance, I found this blog in my bookmarks and I started reading and watching old videos. So I thought that I could write the last post of the blog (maybe not the last, time and Adolfo will decide).

Most of the students that wrote on this blog successfully graduated from high school in June 2015 and are now studying in college or in a CFGS, and others are still working hard in 2nd of Batxillerat.
I'm now living in Girona and studying at ERAM, but I can't forget the time we spent together in Palafrugell, in the INS Frederic Martí. Thank you for everything.

 I don't know if someone will read this post, but if you do so, please replay and explain how are you and what are you doing.

Greetings from Palafrugell,

Joan Regí

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Saving Grace

Saving Grace tells the story of 10-year old orphan Grace, who lives in poverty in Malawi. Grace has to forage and beg for food for her and her siblings, and as a result, can’t go to school.

Use this video to think about the inequalities in the world.



Send your thoughts in the question of wealth distribution in the world.

1. What are the causes of poverty?
2. What are the consequences of poverty?
3. How can poverty be solved?
4. Why are people in the developed so rich while others are so poor?

All your comments will be considered for your mark.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

English Videos


Monday, May 5, 2014

For Lovers Only

For Lovers Only is a romance film from 2011. It is a little production of The Polish Brothers, written by Mark Polish and directed by Michael Polish. Stana Katic and Mark Polish star it.
It is a black and with film but it still happens in a current time. It was filmed in 12 days all over France with two Canon EOS 5D Mark II. The film is only available via iTunes and only exists the original version that mixes English and French (the French is subtitled).
I don’t want to spoil on the movie so I’ll just say that two lovers (a journalist and a photographer) separated a long time ago meet again by chance in Paris. They fell in love again and do a tour through the French coast. But not everything is as pretty as it seems, actually both of them are married so de film presents different situations that makes you think if it is right or not. The end it’s a big surprise!



I recommend you to see this film because de dialogues are really good, the scenery is amazing and it’s not the typical romance film “boy meets a girl” it makes you think. It does not explain everything and you have to presuppose lots of things and it makes the film really interesting because everyone sees it in a different way.

Maria Plaja 1r C BATX

Monday, April 28, 2014

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

The Wolf of Wall Street is an exciting action film, based in a real facts. Is directed by Martin Scorsese, and the leading actor is Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of Jordan Belfort.

A man in a suit with a big smile on his face. Behind him a chaotic office scene.Jordan Belfort is an incredibly rich man. Is the example of the man that starts with absolutely nothing but with a dream, the American’s dream. With his talent in the stock exchange earns a lot of money. He is a drug addict, he loves sex and the good life. He has so much money that he doesn’t know what do with it. He is an ambitious, and he always want more than he has. It’s a funny film but with a tragic ending.

I liked this film because it’s different to all others. The film reflects that avarice is very bad and that you can’t have all you want. The actors are excellent and the acting too.

 I recommend you to see it. I think it would not disappoint you. It’s a little bit long, but enjoyable and exciting. I'm sure you will enjoy it!


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is a TV series produced by Vince Gilligan. It is a drama series although great part of each episode is full of action and suspense.

This serie is starring by a middle-aged chemistry teacher who lives in Albuquerque, a city of New Mexico state in United States. His name is Walter White and he was diagnosed of an incurable lung cancer. After that, he wants to earn money for his family through an illegal way, producing methamphetamine, and for do that he has the help of his former student Jesse Pinkman. Since this part of the serie, begin all the occurrences and incidents when Walter White's brother-in-law Hank Schrader and all the team of DEA(Drug Enforcement Administration) want to stop him of producing metamphetamine.

Personally, I love how Bryan Cranston(Walter White) develope his role in the film, he seems a feeble, quiet man who just want to spend his time with his family and they put him a second face, where he is strong, bad and carefree. The theme hadn't been seen before in any TV serie so that gives another point. The plot is fantastic and at the end of each episode you already want to start the next episode, they leave you wondering about what will happen in the next one. So, you end watching all the episodes and seasons...

I recomend to watch it if you like the good TV series and you enjoy watching them. I can say it is the first TV serie that I could finish completely.

Emperor

It's the final of the second world of war. Japan, the emperor of japan presented his surrender to the americans, after the atomical bombs in two of the most important cities of the country. The country had been destroied by the bombardament, at least in this war, died more than one milion pepole.

When the americans arrived to japan after the surrender in 1945, their mission was to search proves against all pepole that were associated with the beginning of the war. And of course, as we know, Pearl Harvour.

The emperor was considerated like a god, and put his figure in a court should't have been the best for the country, therfore, the american army don't have to find proves against him if they wanted to rebuilding the country. The main character in this film is a general, that was under the orders of an other general. He had 10 days to prove if the emperor had something related with the beginning of the war.

He started to search information in all of pepole that could have contact with the emperor and the war. He had his own driver and interpret. And with him could achieve all necessary information.

Finally he could acquitte the emperor, and he could continue his dinasty until 1989, when he died.
But a lot the prime minister and some ministers, dead by hanguing after the decision of the internacional cort.

I think it's a very interesting history, I make a short abstract, but inside this film there is a love history too, and it's very exciting.

I recomend you this film,

You will enjoy it.