Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Couscous salad

Here you are a very easy recipe to taste at Easter time. Now, we can resist the temptation to eat chocolates or other typical Easter dessert avoiding their side effects! This is the healthiest way to try sweet food without paying attention to the scales. Enjoy!

Cheap Recipes: How To Make Couscous Salad

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Era of Robots

Shot taken from the film I, Robot, based on Carl Sagan's homonymous bestseller.

Year 3090. In the society we live, technology ranges over a wide variety of fields. From Agriculture to Medicine, it remains present in our everyday life. Unless this situation changes, we can spend days without meeting anybody, just our robots! But are these steel creations worthy of our confidence?
On a normal day, once I get up, my butler-robot brings my breakfast to bed. Later, it does the ironing and cleans the house. If I ask it to do the shopping, the only effort is to dictate the shopping list that it will memorise automatically. Then I chatter with my talkative robot, due to the fact that I don't really have anything else to do, since my teleworker-robot does my job. Life is really calm if you have one at home!
Stress and heart attacks became diseases of the past ages ago. Reluctance arises when our health is on their hands, though. Can they be as secure as human beings? Well, after all, we cannot feel we are in danger unless we read a "Gosh, this is not going on as it should" expression on the dentist-robot's face.
On the other hand, we need human contact to develop social and communicative skills. Our ancestors had it easier. They used to deal with people almost for everything, everywhere. That is the reason we should wonder whether it used to be a better life or not. Perhaps they may have aspired to live a deadly dull life rather than being so busy. Nevertheless, we are in the opposite extreme, and we can complain if we feel like it. What is sure is that there is no accounting for tastes!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Earth Hour

Help the planet!!! Today many monuments in the world will turn their lights off at 20.30 hrs to save energy. You can contribute as well.
If you want to know more about this saving initiative in your country,click here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

International Day of Water

For a reasonable consumption of water
As this vital liquid is becoming more and more a scarce natural resource, let's control its use and don't waste it! Remember many people in the world lack running water, and what's even worse, it is so polluted that it is not healthy to drink.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thy grace be done

And the Hudson River turns green in Chicago for Saint Patrick's parade since the 1960s. This tradition is kept alive up to our days.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

The most famous parades take place on 17th of March. This mosaic exemplifies the ways of celebrating Ireland's spirit...because Bards are still deadly alive!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010


Here you are Atomic Kitten's version of Bangles' Eternal Flame. Go to page 96 of the student's book and check your answers.

Monday, March 8, 2010

International Women's Day

Revising before exams

As exam gets closer, here you are several links to help you with grammar. Try to do the tests and then, check your answers. Good luck!

Past Simple vs Present Perfect (Revision)   Test 1  2  3 

Now you are going to read the following text and make the questions below. Grand Canyon National Park. Remember we are revising both tenses. Pay attention to the context.