Monday, May 31, 2010

No Tobacco World Day

Every year, many people suffer from diseases caused by the addiction to tobacco. This year, its campaign against has been conceived focused on Tobacco and Gender. What we cannot allow is being a passive smoker whenever we go out for some fresh air! A good health is a precious token. Good habits contribute to keep it.
Remember it's up to you. Decide and say NO.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Girl in the Portrait

The girl in the portrait
Traditional Baltic Tale

The natives of many cultures thought that if someone made a portrait of them, they were robbing their soul. Could there be some truth in this?
A young sailor found a phantom ship adrift. When he went on board, he came across a series of useless objects...except for the portrait of a mysterious girl who seemed to look at him from the bottom of her soul. The sailor hung the painting in his house and from then on, no longer felt so alone. The girl, apart from looking at him, cooked and did the housework when he was away. One day the sailor visited a witch: "If you want the girl to stay with you, wait until she steps out the painting, and then, keep the empty frame, under lock and key, in the basement".
The sailor followed her advice and a few days later, he married the girl. In nine months, they had a son who also became a sailor. They lived happily for many years until the old sailor died. That night, when the woman was preparing the shroud, she found the key of the basement. There, she discovered the frame and returned to the painting where she had always been. When the son came home after a long voyage, he looked for his parents everywhere, even in the basement, where he found his mother's portrait when she was much younger. Then, he understood everything: he hung the portrait in the ship so that she returned to the sea.
Maybe portraits don't have a true soul, but they do have something that unsettles and attracts us.
Source: Sofia Adalid's Collection of Tales of the World.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

To all Twilight's fans...

Here you are the famous soundtrack for the motion picture Twilight. Do you understand everything? Make an effort and enjoy it! The story comes to its end soon.

Lyrics | Decode lyrics

From LYRICSMODE.COM lyrics archive
Lyrics | Paramore lyrics - Decode lyrics

Monday, May 24, 2010

Revising grammar

My dear students,
you can't complain now! Here you are lots of exercises to help you revise the grammar for the forecoming exams. Please, remember to check your answers and ask me what you don't understand. 

Good luck!
1st. ESO  Tests 1  2  3  4  5 
2nd. ESO Tests 1  2  3  4  5
3rd. ESO  Tests 1  2  3  4  5  6

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Spicy Cajun Cod

Part of Creole's gourmet heritage. Just try and enjoy it!

Main Dish: How To Cook Spicy Cajun Cod

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Your name, please!

When we have to give our personal information to fill in a form, we have to be very careful with pronunciation. Here's a funny sketch where spelling and onomatopoeias are essential. You'll know what I mean after watching it. Have fun!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Europe's Day

Listen to the European Union National Anthem, The Ode to Joy, by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Surf the net and find more information about this famous composer.

Have a look to the Official website and find out:

  • the number of languages spoken
  • the flags of the member countries
  • their capitals
  • the name of the inhabitants of each country
  • the European Council composition
  • their rulers' names

The 27 member states which compose the European Union are those mentioned below. Can you locate them on a blank map?

1-Austria 2-Belgium 3-Bulgaria 4-Cyprus 5-Czech Republic (the) 6-Denmark 7-Estonia 8-Finland 9-France 10-Germany 11-Greece 12-Hungary 13-Ireland 14-Italy 15-Latvia 16-Lithuania 17-Luxembourg 18-Malta 19-Netherlands (the) 20-Poland 21-Portugal 22-Romania 23-Slovakia 24-Slovenia 25-Spain 26-Sweden 27-United Kingdom (the)


Friday, May 7, 2010

Carrot Cake

Prepare your skin to receive the sunbeams with this sweet recipe. Carrots are rich in beta-caroten, which prevents us from diseases such as some types of cancer. Its antioxidant effect delays the ageing of the skin and helps the tan. In addition, children will enjoy eating vegetables without noticing it! 
P.S. My blogger friend Marisa's recipe is delicious! Let's wait to upload hers A.S.A.P. Pleaseeeeee!

Cheap Recipes: How To Make Carrot Cake

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day

In Britain this day is associated more with ancient folklore than with the workers. In some villages the custom of dancing round the maypole is acted out.
The first kind of maypole dancing is probably extremely ancient and is thought by some to have Germanic pagan fertility symbolism, although there is a lack of evidence to support this conjecture. It is traditionally performed in the spring around the festival of May Day, but in Sweden it is during the midsummer festivities.
Source: Wikipedia.