divendres, 19 d’octubre de 2012

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberf

Personal fortune: 14.7$ billion
University: Dropped out from Harvard

As a young student at Harvard, Zuckerberg was approached by Cameron and Tyle WInlevoss who wanted him to write the sofware for a new social website called Harvard Connection.
Since Facebook, wich Zuckerberg subsequently created, was a very similar concept, the Winklevoss brothers have always maintained he stole the idea. This year, Facebook was floated on stock exchange. It was valued at $108 billion, briefly making Zuckerberg the younguest man in Forbes list of the world's 40 richest people.
The flotation became a fiasco as the company's valuation fell by $29billion as investors realized the price has been exaggerated.

Amazon: Jeff Bezos

Personal fortune: $18.4 billion
University: Princeton

As a wall Street banker, Keff Bezos became fascinated by the growth of internet as a commercial platform. He quit his job to create Amazon.com, which could sell books cheaper than traditional shops because it did not have to pay local taxes. After forcing rivals such as Borders into bankruptcy, Amazon has enormously diversified its variety of products and is now the largest online shop in the world.

Apple: Steve JObs

Personal fortune: $8.3 billion
University: Dropped out of Reed College, Oregon

Steve Jobs co-fundated the Apple Computer Company in his adoptive parents garage in 1976. Although Apples were always seen as easier to use than other computers, PCs were much cheaper and by 1985 he was fired from his own company. Apple continued to decline, but Jobs did well thanks to his possession of Pixar Studios, the makers of Toy Story.
In 1996, Jobs returned to Apple, beginning its remarkable recovery. Guided by his obsession with good design, the company produced a series of hit consumer products from 2000 onwards. By the time of his death, it had become the most valuable company in the world.
The company is now led by Tim Cook, and design remains under the control of Sir Jonathan Ive, the British designer responsible for the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad.

Google: Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Personal fortunes: 18.7$ billion each
University: Stanford

While students at Stanford, Page and Brin began a research project to develop a better way of searching for information on the web. The early version of Google was housed on a server in Stanford that was partly built using Lego.
Google became a private company in 1998, and was floated on the stock exchange in 2004.
Its areas of research and development now go far beyond web-searching. It has been testing driverless cars for several years, has been working on robots, and is developing an elevator to go into space. Other ideas are being devoloped at its top secret research centre, Google X... but not even Google insiders know what they are.


divendres, 28 de setembre de 2012

UK Olympic London 2012

London 2012: Which sports won and lost at GB's home Olympics?

The nation's athletes thrilled the country by winning 65 medals, including 29 golds. This was the best total since 1908 and way ahead of the minimum medal aim of 48.
But away from the overall picture, each sport was also given a target and this is vital for future funding allocations from UK Sport.
While two thirds of Great Britain's sporting teams hit the mark, nine sports failed to reach the standard set and will have to wait to see if their budgets are cut. 

Beijing versus London
  • At Beijing 2008, GB won 47 medals - 19 of them gold - across 11 sports.
  • At London 2012, GB won 65 medals - 29 of them gold - across 16 sports.
  • Diving, hockey, judo, shooting, tennis and triathlon all failed to win medals in Beijing but reached the podium at London 2012.

Comentary..:

My summer holidays!


 Writing:

Hello, my name is Albert Quintanas and I'm 14 years old and today I'm talking about my summer holidays.
First I'm going to explain the days that I stayed in Palamós.
Then I'm going to explain the days that I stayed in PortAventura.
Finally I'm going to explain the days that I stayed in Banyoles.

When I finished school I prepared the things to go to Palamós whit my family; my father, mother and my brother. There I met parents friends.
Now I'm going to talk about the routine of the days in Palamós.
Every day I got up at ten o'clock and I had breakfast in terrace. We could see the fantastic views of the sea. Later I went to the beach and there we sunbathed or go snorkeling... But I don't like the sea, I prefer my swimming pool in Banyoles. At two o'clock I had lunch and after that I went to the apartament to relax. In the evenings I spent time walking around Palamós with my family.

After Palamós I spent three days in PortAventura. I went there with my friend Bryan and his family. I stayed in Costa Caribe Hotel. We bought a express gold card and we could go to all the roller coasters on the first line and we didn't have to wait in the queue. I had much fun and I went to the tallest rollercosters. One example is: Shambhala.

When I came back from PortAventura. I stayed in Banyoles and I met friends and we spent time together around the lake playing basketball, football, going to the cinema, etc... Also, at the nights, we went to summer party's. One example it was the last party in Olot, FDT.

Thankyou for your attention and I hope you enjoyed!

dilluns, 11 de juny de 2012

Heal the World!

 Video with lyrics Heal the World:


Lyrics: There's a place in your heart
And I know that it is love
And this place could be much
Brighter than tomorrow.
And if you really try
You'll find there's no need to cry
In this place you'll feel
There's no hurt or sorrow.
There are ways to get there
If you care enough for the living
Make a little space, make a better place.
 
Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for
You and for me.
 
If you want to know why
There's a love that cannot lie
Love is strong
It only cares for joyful giving.
If we try we shall see
In this bliss we cannot feel
Fear or dread
We stop existing and start living
Then it feels that always
Love's enough for us growing
Make a better world, make a better world.

Chorus:Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race.
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for
You and for me.

Bridge:And the dream we would conceived in
Will reveal a joyful face
And the world we once believed in
Will shine again in grace
Then why do we keep strangling life
Wound this earth, crucify it's soul
Though it's plain to see, this world is heavenly
Be God's glow.
 
We could fly so high
Let our spirits never die
In my heart I feel
You are all my brothers
Create a world with no fear
Together we'll cry happy tears
See the nations turn
Their swords into plowshares
We could really get there
If you cared enough for the living
Make a little space to make a better place.

Chorus:Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for
You and for me.

Refrain (2x)There are people dying if you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me.
There are people dying if you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me.

You and for me / Make a better place x3
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children

Vocabulary: 
Brighter: més brillant
Hurt: dany
Sorrow: dolor
Heal:curar
Entire:tot
Dying: moribunt
Joyful: alegre
Bliss: felicitat
Fear: por
Dread: terror
Growing: creixent
Dream: somni
Shine: brillar
Grace: gràcia
Heavenly: celestial
Glow: brillantor
Tears: llàgrimes

dimarts, 5 de juny de 2012

Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer's best friends include Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn. In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Tom's infatuation with classmate Rebecca "Becky" Thatcher is apparent. He lives with his half brother Sid, his cousin Mary, and his stern Aunt Polly in the (fictional) town of St. Petersburg, Missouri. In addition, he has another aunt, Sally Phelps, who lives considerably farther down the Mississippi River, in the town of Pikesville. Tom is the son of Aunt Polly's dead sister.

In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom is only a minor character, and is used as a foil for Huck, particularly in the later chapters of the novel after Huck makes his way to the Phelps plantation. Tom's immaturity, imagination, and obsession with stories put Huck's planned rescue of the runaway slave Jim in great jeopardy — and ultimately make it totally unnecessary, since he knows that Jim's owner has died and freed him in her will. Throughout the novel, Huck's intellectual and emotional development is a central theme, and by re-introducing a character from the beginning (Tom), Mark Twain is able to highlight this evolution in Huck's character.

Tom Swayer: His Aunt Polly has punished him by making him by making him whitewash a fence, but he's going to make a few changes to this punishment...


Aunt Polly:She's desperate because Tom is such a naughty boy, and she finds herself forced to punish him against her will.

Toms friend's: They fall into Tom's trap


HELP! VOCABULARY:
Against: en contra de
Aunt: tía
Desperate: desesperado
Fence: valla
Good manners: buenos modales
Naughty: travieso
Punish: castigar
Succes: éxito
Trap: trampa
Whitewash: encalar
Will:voluntad

dimarts, 22 de maig de 2012

The world's best-paid sports teams

Barcelona's players are the best paid in the world according to a new report. The team kept its No. 1 place on the earnings table with each player taking home an average annual salary of $8.6 million (£5.2 million). That's a whopping $166,934 (£101,160) per week and a 10% rise on last year.

Barcelona's players are the best paid in the world according to a new report. The team kept its No. 1 place on the earnings table with each player taking home an average annual salary of $8.6 million (£5.2 million). That's a whopping $166,934 (£101,160) per week and a 10% rise on last year.


Spanish football teams continued to dominate the rankings, with Real Madrid keeping its No. 2 spot. It's players earned an average $7.7 million (£4.7 million) - a 6% rise on last year. Cristiano Ronaldo became the most expensive footballer in history in 2009 after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a six-year deal worth $129 million (£80 million).
 
Spanish football teams continued to dominate the rankings, with Real Madrid keeping its No. 2 spot. It's players earned an average $7.7 million (£4.7 million) - a 6% rise on last year. Cristiano Ronaldo became the most expensive footballer in history in 2009 after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a six-year deal worth $129 million (£80 million).



Manchester United

Manchester United is the most valuable brand in football according to a report by independent consultancy Brand Finance. The global appeal and on-field success of the 19-time English champions has helped establish a brand worth an estimated $853 million.

Manchester United's veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs has been named the best player in English Premier League history at an award ceremony to celebrate 20 years of the elite soccer division. The Welshman, 38, has played in every season, winning the title on 12 occasions and scoring 107 goals.



Manchester United is the most valuable brand in football according to a report by independent consultancy Brand Finance. The global appeal and on-field success of the 19-time English champions has helped establish a brand worth an estimated $853 million.

Research ship finds the world's oceans are 'plasticized'


(CNN) -- A marine expedition of environmentalists has confirmed the bad news it feared -- the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" extends even further than previously known.
Organized by two non-profit groups -- the Algalita Marine Research Foundation and the 5 Gyres Institute -- the expedition is sailing from the Marshall Islands to Japan through a "synthetic soup" of plastic in the North Pacific Ocean on a 72-feet yacht called the Sea Dragon, provided by Pangaea Exploration.
The area is part of one of the ocean's five tropical gyres -- regions where bodies of water converge, with currents delivering high concentrations of plastic debris. The Sea Dragon is visiting the previously unexplored western half of the North Pacific gyre -- situated below the 35th parallel, and home to a massive expanse of plastic particles known as the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" -- to look for plastic pollution and study its effect on marine life.
Leading the expedition is Marcus Eriksen, a former U.S. marine and Ph.D student from University of Southern California.
Our nets come up with a handful of plastic fragments at a time, in every trawl we've done for the last thousand miles.
Marcus Eriksen, expedition lead
er
"We've been finding lots of micro plastics, all the size of a grain of rice or a small marble," Eriksen said via satellite phone. "We drag our nets and come up with a small handful, like confetti -- 10, 20, 30 fragments at a time. That's how it's been, every trawl we've done for the last thousand miles."
Eriksen, who has sailed through all five gyres, said this confirmed for him "that the world's oceans are 'plasticized.' Everywhere you go in the ocean, you're going to find this plastic waste."
Besides documenting the existence of plastic pollution, the expedition intends to study how long it takes for communities of barnacles, crabs and molluscs to establish, whether the plastic can serve as a raft for species to cross continents, and the prevalence of chemical pollutants.
On a second leg from Tokyo to Hawaii departing May 30, the team expect to encounter material dislodged by the Japanese tsunami.
"We'll be looking for debris that's sub-surface: overturned boats, refrigerators, things that wind is not affecting," Eriksen said. "We'll get an idea of how much is out there, what's going on and what it's carrying with it, in terms of toxins."
Scripps Institute graduate Miriam Goldstein was chief scientist on a similar expedition to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 2009. According to her research, there has been a 100-fold increase in plastic garbage in the last 40 years, most of it broken down into tiny crumbs to form a concentrated soup.
The particles are so small and profuse that they can't be dredged out. "You need a net with very fine mesh and then you're catching baby fish, baby squid -- everything," Goldstein says. "For every gram of plastic you're taking out, you probably take out more or less the equivalent of sea life."
We don't necessarily want an ocean stuffed with barnacles
Miriam Goldstein, scientist
Scientists are worried that the marine organisms that adapt to the plastic could displace existing species. Goldstein said this was a major concern, as organisms that grow on hard surfaces tend to monopolize already scarce food, to the detriment of other species.
"Things that can grow on the plastic are kind of weedy and low diversity -- a parallel of the things that grow on the sides of docks," she says. "We don't necessarily want an ocean stuffed with barnacles."
Sea-level rise: Impacts and mitigation measures around the world
Eriksen says the mood on the Sea Dragon has been upbeat, with crew members playing a ukulele and doing yoga, "but the sobering reality is that we're trawling through a synthetic soup."
Also on board is Valerie Lecoeur, founder of a company that makes eco-friendly baby and children's products, including biodegradable beach toys made from corn, and Michael Brown from Packaging 2.0, a packaging consultancy.
Eriksen says they have been discussing the concept of "extended producer responsibility".
"As the manufacturer of any good in the world today, you really can't make your product without a plan for its entire use, because you could eventually have 7 billion customers buy your product," he said.
"If one little button has no plan, the world now has a mountain of buttons to deal with. There is no room for waste, as a concept or a place -- there's just no place to put it anymore. That's the reality we need to face. We've got this plastic everywhere."

Jade & Willow Smith


A few months ago, most people didn't know Willow Smith. But today, she is everywhere. Willow suddenly became a star with her first single "Whip My Hair". Willow's brother Jaden, aged 12, is also famous: he was in the films The Pursuit of Happiness and The Karate Kid. Willow and Jaden's parents are actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. They have been criticized for pushing their children into the world of the stars. But Willow and Jaden seem comfortoble with fane. They are talented and ambitious: Willow says she wants to work with pop star lady Gaga! Jaden and Willow are proving that the kids of stars can have success on their own!



Toilet food

Would you like to eat from a toilet? Well, now you can: in a restaurant in Beijing, China. The chairs are toilets and the food is served in mini toilet bowls and bidets. Yuck! It's a popular and cheap restaurant. But would you go?



NOVEL: Romeo and Juliet



NOVEL: ROMEO AND JULIET

CHAPTER : The Montagues and the Capulets
There were two families in the city of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets. They had hated each other for a lot of years.
The servants, one day, met in the street and they start a fight. Then Lord and Lady Capulet arrived. And Lord and Lady Montague arrived too. Everyone was fighting.
At last the Prince of Verona arrived. He was very angry and he said that if they fight again, they will both die. The fight was over.
Romeo was in love of Rosaline. But Rosaline wasn't love Romeo.
Lord Capulet decided to have a party, because he wonted his daughter, Juliet, to meet Paris. The rich Lord. He hoped he would marry Juliet in the future.
The servant went to invite the guests. Then met Romeo and Benvolio in the street and ask for help to read the names of the list.
Romeo saw that Rosaline were invited in the party.
While Lady Capulet was talking to Juliet to say she would marry Paris.

CHAPTER TWO: The garden of the Capulets

Romeo and Benvolio went to the party with a mask because the people weren't recognise that they were Montague.
He forgot Rosaline when he saw Juliet.
The people dance to the music, and Tybalt recognised Romeo's voice.
Tybalt called his uncle, but Lord Capulet said they can stay in the party.
Romeo went to talk with Juliet and he kiss her lips. Juliet went with the Nurse. Juliet asked who was that young man and Romeo asked the same. They knew who were them.
In the night, Romeo jumped the wall to go in Juliet's garden.
And they were talking, and decided to get married secretly.

CHAPTER THREE: The Prince of Cats

Romeo went to see Friar Laurence because he wanted to marry with Juliet secretly.
Tybalt wanted to fight with him.
The Nurse went to visit Romeo and he gave a message for Juliet “They will meet to Friar Laurence's cell to get married secretly”.
The two lovers got married.
Finally there was a fight between Tybalt and Mercutio. Romeo didn't want to fight to Juliet's cousin. Romeo want to stop the fight and Tybalt killed Mercutio and he run away.
CHAPTER FOUR: Fortune's Fool
Tybalt returned to the fight and Romeo killed him because he was very angry.
Romeo run away because the Prince was coming. Benvolio explained the fight to the Prince.
The Prince say they banish Romeo from Verona.
Romeo went to see for the last time Juliet and they spent the night together.
Paris was very happy because he will married Juliet. But nobody knew that Juliet was married with Romeo secretly.

CHAPTER FIVE: My Lady's Dead!

Lady Capulet explained to Juliet that she had to get married with Paris next Thursday morning. Juliet tried to explain that she didn't want.
Then her father force her to marry him.
Juliet visited Friar Laurence and he gave a special potion for to sleep for forty-two hours and her family think she's death and carry her to the tomb. And there she wakes up and meet Rome for to escape together.
The day of the wedding, the Nurse found Juliet died in the bed and the wedding became a funeral.
And Friar John went to Mantua to tell Romeo to come back to Verona.

CHAPTER SIX: With a Kiss, I Die

Romeo knew that Juliet was dead. Rome went to the tomb of Capulets. In the tomb, Paris tried to arrest Romeo, they fight and Romeo kill Paris.
Rome went inside the tomb, kiss Juliet and drank the poison.
Friar Laurence went to the tomb because he want to help them. He found Romeo dead and Juliet wake up. When Juliet saw Romeo dead, she want to dead too and stabbed herself and fell.
Finally Friar Laurence told the truth to the Montagues and Capulets and families became friends.

dimarts, 15 de maig de 2012

Recommend and express preferences

Albert: Hey Arnau, have you seen any good films recently?
Arnau: Yer, two or three. Have you?
Albert: No. What about this one? Is it any good?
Arnau: I'd only recommend that if you like really bad science fiction.
Albert: No, I don't fancy that.
Arnau: Here you're. You might prefer this.
Albert: What's that? Titanic? No I'm not a big fan about drama or romantic films. I'd prefer a comedy.
Arnau: A comedy...er...OK, well, try this one. It's got a really funny plot. I think you'll like it.
Albert: Ok, I'll trust you. Thanks, Arnau.
Arnau: No problem. Byebye(:


Talk about plans and arrangaments

Arnau: Hi, Mr Albert. Have you got a minute?
Albert: Hello Arnau. What can I do for you?
Arnau: I'm doing a twenty-kilometre run for charity next week, and I'm looking for sponsors.
Albert: That's very good Arnau. What's it for?
Arnau: It's for a children's charity.
Albert: And when are you running? 
Arnau: I'm running next Sunday. I'm hoping to raise about 150 $. Will you sponsor me?
Albert: Yes,OK. It sounds like a good cause. I hope you finish it!
Arnau: I'm going to try! Some friends are going to do it too.
Albert: Good luck Arnau.
Arnau: Thanks.

Express doubt and persuade

Albert: Hi Arnau, what on earth is that?
Arnau: Oh, I got it this afternoon. What do you think? Do you like it?
Albert: Mmm... Yes but I'm not convinced.
Arnau: Don't you think it's interesting?
Albert: Er, sort of, but I'm not sure about the body of the person.
Arnau: Oh, come on! It isn't that bad. It's really colourful and beautiful. It's good to have a new picture in the house.
Albert: I suppose so.
Arnau: Don't worry, it'll be fine. It'll grow on you.
Albert: Ok. We'll see.



dimarts, 8 de maig de 2012

Real Steel

I'd like to recommend a film which i watched recently, called Acero Puro/ Real Steel.
It's a 2011 American science fiction and action film starring Hugh Jackman and co-produced and directed by Shawn Levy.

I love the characters of the film. The mai characters are:
 -Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton
-Dakota Goyo as Max Kenton
-Evangeline Lilly as Bailey Tallet
-Kevin Durand as Ricky
-Hope Davis as Debra
-James Rebhorn as Marvin
-Anthony Mackies as Finn
-Olga Fonda as Farra Lemkova
-Karl Yune as Tak Mashido

The things I liked most about the film were the robots boxers. Some of the scenes are memorable because they're very strong, but the style and plot are very complex.

The story starts in 2020, human boxers have been replaced by robot boxers. Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) is a former boxer who owns a robot, Ambush, competing in unsanctioned matches and exhibitions whit it. At a rural fair, Ambush is destroyed by Back Thunder, a bull belonging to prometer Ricky (Kevin Durand). Having made a bet that Ambush would win, Charlie now owes Ricki $20,000 , which he doesn't pay before leaving.


All in all, I love this film. It's easy to watch and it's still got a strong message.


dimarts, 24 d’abril de 2012

TITANIC!

Titanic, the 1997 film by James Cameron, is out in 3D. The story is about Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and rose (Kate Winslet), two passengers from different social classes who meet on the Titanic's first voyage. Rose is a first-class passenger and she shouldn't speak to Jack, who is in third-class. Rose is a first-class passenger and she shouldn't speak to Jack, who is in third-class. But then they fall in love. It's an emotional film with a tragic ending.

dimarts, 6 de març de 2012

http://esoclasswork.blogspot.com/
SHAKESPEARE TIMES
1. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS :

1. Who were the Shakespeares and the Ardens, and what was each family's place in local society?The Shakespeares were the family from William Shakespeare’s father called John Shakespeare. Hi was a prominent and prosperous alderman in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and was later granted a coat of arms by the College of Heralds.
The Ardens were the family from William Shakespeare’s mother called Mary Arden.
She inherited her father's farm and land when he died. The Ardens were a prominent Warwickshire family.
The two families have a good place in local society.

2. When do historians think that Shakespeare arrived in London? What is the reason he may have had to leave Stratford? We are not sura what Sheakespeare did between 1585 and 1592, but we know that he was already working in London as an actor and playwright in 1592.
Looking for work.


3. What was the population of London during Shakespeare's time? Can you briefly describe what the city was like at the time? How did it smell like?The population of London liked going to the theater and see works of drama and romantic comedies. The theaters in London had to close because of the plague: it was dangerous for many people to be together in a small place. In these years Shakespeare wrote poetry , and began his sonnets,

4. Who was the ruler when Shakespeare first came to London? Who were her parents? Was she a good queen? Why?Their patron was the Lord Chamberlian, an important person at Queen Elizabeth's court.
The Family of Queen Elizabeth I  Queen Elizabeth I was a member of the illustrious Tudor Dynasty. Facts, key dates and timelines about her ancestry and her immediate family are as follows:
  • Aug. 22, 1485 - Henry Tudor, grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I, wins battle of Bosworth becoming Henry VII
  • Henry VII cemented his succession and settled the friction between the Yorkists and Lancastrians by marrying the Yorkist heir, Elizabeth of York
  • Jan 16, 1486 - Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV
  • Jun 28, 1491 - Birth of Prince Henry, future Henry VIII
  • 1509 - Accession of King Henry VIII - father of Queen Elizabeth I,
  • 18 February, 1516 - Mary, daughter of Henry and Katharine of Aragon is born
  • January 25th 1533 Henry marries Anne Boleyn - mother of Queen Elizabeth I,
  • 7 September 1533 Queen Elizabeth I the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, is born
  • May 15th 1536 Anne Boleyn tried for treason, adultery and incest in the Great Hall of the Tower of London
  • May 19th 1536 Anne Boleyn executed on Tower Hill. Anne's body and head were buried in an unmarked grave in the Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula
  • Within 24 hours of Anne Boleyn's execution, Jane Seymour and Henry VIII were formally betrothed
  • Edward VI born 12 October, 1537
  • July 28th 1540 - 49 year old Henry married 19 year old Catherine Howard
  • 13th February 1542 - Catherine Howard is executed for adultery
  • King Henry VIII dies 28 January, 1547
  • Edward VI (Henry's son by Jane Seymour) becomes King of England
  • 6 July, 1553 King Edward VI dies of tuberculosis
  • 6 July 1553 - Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, is proclaimed Queen of England
  • Queen Mary I dies on November 17, 1558
  • November 17, 1558 - Accession of Queen Elizabeth

5. What was the established religion in England during Shakespeare times? Who was Henry VIII? How did he and his daughter influence religion in England?Catholic and protestant.
Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord, and later King, of Ireland, as well as continuing the nominal claim by the English monarchs to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father, Henry VII.

When they were kings they influenced on the religion.
6. Who was Cristopher Marlowe? Which kind of relationship did he have with Shakespeare? How did he die? What might have been suspicious circumstances surrounding his death? Cristopher was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian until his mysterious early death.


7. How many sonnets did Shakespeare write? Who is believed to be the "Dark Lady" of the sonnets? Who else, other than Shakespeare, is believed to have written his plays?

8. Who were the Puritans? What were some of their beliefs? What did they think of the theatre and the actors in Shakespeare's time?

9. What were the main theatres in Shakespeare's times? Where did Shakespeare use to act? What are the names of the acting companies with which Shakespeare was associated?

dimarts, 28 de febrer de 2012

Smith for president

Will Smith has staked his claim to play Barack Obama if a film about the president is ever made. He says that he is perfect for the role because he and Obama are both tall and, mast importantly, have big ears. "That's the key", Smith says. "America loves ears, you know? Mickey Mouse started it; Googy and Dumbo followed behind. And America just loves the ears". Smith also said that he would wait until obama "writes the end of the story" before playing the role.



Ask for and give advice

Albert: You look upset, Arnau. What's the matter?
Arnau: Nothing. I don't want to talk about it.
Albert: Come on. What's up?
Arnau: Well, i've just go this nasty text message from a guy in my class. What should I do, Albert? Albert: Well, whatever you do, don't reply. That's for sure.
Arnau: Right.
Albert: And I think you should show it to your teacher.

Arnau: Are you sure?

Albert: Yes, definitely. Don't worry, I'm sure everything will be OK.
Arnau: Yes ,you're right. Thanks, Albert.

dimarts, 14 de febrer de 2012

Writing: Biography about Derrick Rose

This is my favorite start of NBA: Derrick Rose* This is the biography :)

Derrick Martell Rose was born on October 4, 1988 in Chicago, Illinois. Derrick goes by the nickname “Pooh,” which was giving to him by his grandmother based on his resemblance to Winnie-the-Pooh as an infant. Now, Derrick has a tattoo of the words “The Great Poohdini” framing an image of a wizard holding a staff in one hand and a basketball in the other.

Derrick grew up in a neighborhood called Englewood on the southwest side of Chicago. He attended Beasley Academic Center for elementary school. It was on the courts of Beasley where Derrick began to turn heads with his basketball skills that were way beyond his age. From a very young age, Derrick was shielded from trouble by a protective family who knew he had a bright future in basketball.

Derrick played his high school ball at Simeon Career Academy. There, Derrick began making a name for himself throughout the Chicago area and eventually on a national level. He led Simeon to back to back championships, a feat that had never been done before by a public school team in Chicago. In his senior year, Derrick carried his team past then #1 ranked Oak Hill Academy, scoring 29 points, dishing out 9 assists, and grabbing 8 rebounds. It was Oak Hill’s sole loss on the year. For his effort against the nation’s top team, Derrick was named USA Today’s national high school player of the week. However, that was just the first of many honors Derrick would receive that year. After a senior season in which he averaged 25.2 points, 9.1 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 3.4 steals, Derrick was about to get handsomely rewarded.

At the season’s end, Derrick was named Illinois Mr. Basketball, a prestigious award previously won by NBA players Kevin Garnett, Eddy Curry, and Shaun Livingston. That same year he was selected to play for both Team USA in the Nike Summit Game and for the West in the McDonald’s All-American Game. These two tremendous honors proved to be huge successes for Derrick as the USA Junior National Select Team defeated the World Select Team 100-80 and the West took down the East, 114-112. These performances, along with his spectacular high school career, helped make Derrick one of the most well documented and highly coveted players in the nation. He topped many scouts’ lists as the best point guard in the country and was also a consensus top-five recruit among the biggest scouting services.

After high school, Derrick elected to play for Coach John Calipari and the Memphis Tigers. During his freshman year, Derrick was outstanding. He averaged 14.9 points, 4.7 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals while making 48% of his shots from the floor. His command of the court, defensive prowess, and leadership were key in leading the Tigers to a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Derrick’s draft stock soared throughout the tournament as Memphis advanced all the way to the finals, helped in large part by Derrick’s phenomenal play. The championship game however was a heartbreaker for Derrick and the Tigers as they lost to the University of Kansas in overtime.

Soon after the championship game, Derrick announced his intentions to declare for the NBA Draft. The risk he took by declaring for the NBA Draft after only his freshmen season at Memphis paid off when he was selected #1 by the Chicago Bulls, his hometown team. Derrick is the first point guard to be chosen #1 overall in 12 years since Allen Iverson was picked in 1996.

Despite facing the pressure of living up to the expectations of a #1 draft pick playing for his hometown team, Derrick flourished in his first year in the NBA. He immediately took hold of the starting point guard position for the Bulls, averaging 16.8 points, 6.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds while hitting 47.5% of his shots. His leadership helped lead the Bulls to the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, where he helped extend Chicago to a seven-game series against the defending champion Boston Celtics. In his first playoff game, he led the Bulls to a 105-103 overtime win by scoring 36 points, tying Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most of any NBA player in their playoff debut. In game six, his block on Rajon Rondo in the final seconds of the third overtime helped force a seventh game for the series. Throughout the playoffs, Rose averaged 19.7 points, 6.4 assists and 6.3 rebounds. For his outstanding season, Derrick was named the NBA’s rookie of the year, joining Michael Jordan and Elton Brand as the only Bulls to win the award.

In the 2009-2010 season, Derrick led the Chicago Bulls to their fifth playoff appearance in six years. Unfortunately, Chicago fell in the first round to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but it was a good season nonetheless, for both the Bulls and Derrick. That season, Derrick was elected to his first NBA All-Star game. Derrick became the first Bull to be honored with an All-Star appearance since Michael Jordan in 1998. Derrick played in 78 regular season games and tallied 6.0 APG and 20.8 PPG (solidifying his place as one of the top 15 scorers in the league), and 26.8 PPG in the playoffs. The 2009-2010 season saw Rose and the Bulls continue to grow, which set the stage for an incredibly successful 2010-2011 campaign.

The 2010-2011 season was a historic one for both Derrick and the Bulls. Chicago finished the regular season with the best record in all of the NBA at 62 wins and 20 losses. During the season Derrick started for the Easter Conference All-Stars and managed a career high in ever major statistical category. Derrick played in 81 games averaging 4.1 rebounds, 7.7 assists, and 25 points per game (7th player in NBA history to average at least 25 points per game). This production, along with Derrick’s leadership on the court led to him becoming the lewague’s youngest MVP in history. Rose acquired 113 first-place MVP votes from a panel of 120. Derrick became the 5th player in NBA history to post 2,000 points in a season and was the only player in the NBA to rank in the top 10 in scoring and assists. Derrick led the Bulls all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals before losing to the Miami Heat in 5 games. After what was an amazing season for the Bulls and himself, Derrick is looking forward to getting back on the court next season and making another run at a title.

Finally this is a video of Derrick(:

dimarts, 7 de febrer de 2012

MWGAUPLOAD


The operation was directed against two companies, Megaupload Vestor Limited and Limited, and now web pages, file sharing Megaupload and Megavideo-viewing-Internet video-, both owned by the same companies, are inaccessible, as so are Megapix, Megalive and Megabox. The Justice Department accuses seven of these companies responsible for organized crime and ensure that they are "responsible" for "mass piracy around the world in different types of works protected by intellectual property rights." In addition, the note issued ensures that these pages have generated more than $ 175 million in criminal activities and have caused "more than $ 500 million in damages to the owners of protected works." The complaint against the defendants was resubmitted on January 5 in the U.S., and the specific charges are participating in a racketeering conspiracy, breach of copyright on a massive scale, money laundering and two counts of criminal violation of intellectual property . Thus, each of the seven defendants face penalties of up to 50 years in prison among all cargos.Así, demand for the U.S. administration identified the founder of companies, Germany's Kim 'Dotcom', aka Kim Schmitz as Kim 'Tim Jim Vestor', 37 and resident in Hong Kong and New Zealand, to lead this criminal network. Dotcom would be the director and sole shareholder of Vestor Limited, the company would be used to cover up their activities in all web pages to the network affiliates' Mega. The complaint against athe complaint Against the defendants WAS resubmitted on January 5 in the U.S., and the specific charges in a racketeering are Participating conspiracy, breach of copyright on a massive scale, money laundering and two counts of criminal violation of intellectual property. Malthus, Each of the seven defendants face penalties of up to 50 years in prison among all cargos.Así, demand for the U.S. administration Identified the founder of companies, Germany's Kim 'Dotcom' Kim aka Kim Schmitz as 'Tim Jim Vestor' 37 and resident in Hong Kong and New Zealand, to lead this criminal network. Dotcom would be the manager and sole shareholder of Vestor Limited, the company would be Used to cover up Their Activities in all web pages to the network affiliates' Mega.






Talk about your news

Albert:Hey, Andreu! I haven't seen you for a while.
Andreu:Hi, Albert.
Albert:You look happy.

Andreu:Oh,yes, I've just auditioned for a band.
Albert:Really? Tell me about it. What happened¿

Andreu:Well, it was really good. There were five or six another people there, but I think that they liked me best.
Albert:That's good news. I'm glad to hear it. I hope it works out well for you.
Andreu: We'll see. What about you? How have you been?
Albert:Ok, No news, really. So maybe see you soon o TV!

Andreu:Yes ,maybe! See you around.
Albert: Bye,
Andreu. Good luck!



dimarts, 31 de gener de 2012

The Holidays: Iris

Hello, my name is Iris and I am an English woman from Surrey, England. I live in a quite lovely house and I working in a London newspaper. I was in love with Jasper Bloom for over three years, even though she broke up with him after he cheated on her with another girl in the office. At the office Christmas party,my boss announces the engagement of Jasper Bloom to the other girl, and I deeply hurt. I decide I wanted to get away for the holidays. I put one advertisement on a home swap website of my house in Surrey. One day Amanda contacted with me and we changed the houses. Her house was a modern mansion in Los Angeles. Amanda was working in the world of cinema doing movie trailers and Miles made the soundtracks of the films and movie trailers. I put the clothes into the bags and I went to the airport. I get on the plane and I went to L.A. I took a taxi and I went to Amanda's house. She was a modern big house with a lot of technology. One day I met a fantastic person in L.A, his name was Miles. I talked every day with him and we fall in love. When I I fall in love with Miles my brother, Graham met Amanda in my house and they fall in love too. The Christmas Day Amanda , Graham and his daughters went to L.A with Miles and me and we celebrated.



Sherlock Holmes: A game of shadows

The world's most famous detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr) is back in a new adventure. Holmes is famous for being clever. But now he has a rival: the evil, intelligent Professor Moriarthy. When a prince is found dead, Holmes and Dr. Watson (played by Jude Law) must discover the truth. Will the be able to defeat Professor Moriarthy?





A sequel to 2009’s surprisingly successful (and enjoyable) movie, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows picks up from the events of the original, where Holmes having parted ways with Watson is trying to track down “theNapoleon of crime” Moriarty and scuttle whatever nefarious plan he has. This, of course, leads to a reteam with Watson and an intercontinental chase is afoot.

After a very impressive opening scene that serves as both a refresher to the previous movie and a set-up for this one. Guy Ritchie keeps the pace rattling along and yet still lets Robert Downey Jnr and Jude Law riff off each other and have fun. In a genius piece of casting, Stephen Fry plays Mycroft Holmes; who is Sherlock’s older and more intelligent and influential brother. Jared Harris clearly relishes playing the villain here and does so quite well, playing Moriarty as a ruthless yet sophisticated man. Imagine one of the Kray twins but with a genius-level intellect.

Robert Downey Jnr’s take on Holmes is that of a scatter-shot genius who cares about his friends but isn’t equipped with the tools to express that in a normal way. Played to his strengths he makes Sherlock his own and it holds up well against some of the benchmark portrayals like Jeremy Brett’s and the more recent Benedict Cumberbatch’s.

The plot is clever but not to the point of being confusing and the directors penchant for using slow motion and cranking the camera speeds always keeps us in the know. Some of the slow motion can be a bit overdone but in certain action scenes can give the viewer some startling images. The merging of the story with the prelude to the First World War was cleverly interwoven and felt organic. I also really appreciated just how grimy and lived-in the world of Sherlock Holmes is and you really feel like it’s a living, breathing world you’re looking at.

The first film was smaller in scale, in that you only really saw London and like most sequels things get bigger. Thankfully only the canvas is larger here and the characters are well rounded and are just given more to play with. One of the clever wrinkles of this particular version of Sherlock (and there are many good ones) is the steampunk technology that exists. Never outlandish enough to be anachronistic, it keeps things fresh while letting the world feel plausible.

A Game of Shadows is a sequel that manages to improve on the original and defy the bloat that can plague them. Big explosions that don’t come at the expense of story and character. For those that know the outcome of the confrontation of Holmes and Moriarty the filmmakers manage to mostly keep to the source material but tweak it just enough that you are still engaged. In fact there was a visual gag at the start that has such a good payoff at the end that you’ll be hard pressed to not leave the cinema looking forward to another adventurous romp with Holmes and Watson.





dimecres, 25 de gener de 2012

New song 2011

This is the new song of 2011 .
Lil Wayne ft. Bruno Mars - Mirror [ Lyrics ]



here you have the lyrics

[Lil Wayne]
With everything happening today
You don't know whether you’re coming or going
But you think that you’re on your way
Life lined up on the mirror don't blow it
Look at me when I'm talking to you
You looking at me but I’m looking through you
I see the blood in your eyes
I see the love in disguise
I see the pain here in your pride
I see you’re not satisfied
And I don't see nobody else
I see myself I’m looking at the

[Bruno Mars]
Mirror on the wall, here we are again
Through my rise and fall
You’ve been my only fan
You told me that they can understand the man I am
So why are we here talking’ to each other again

[Lil Wayne]
Oh, I see the truth in your lies
I see nobody by your side
but I’m with you when you re all alone
And you correct me when I'm looking wrong
I see that guilt beneath the shame
I see your soul through your window pain
I see the scars that remain
I see you Wayne, I'm looking at the..

[Bruno Mars]
Mirror on the wall, here we are again
Through my rise and fall
You’ve been my only fan
You told me that they can understand the man I am
So why are we here talking’ to each other again

[Lil Wayne]
Looking at me now I can see my past
Damn I look just like my f-ckin dad
Light it up, thats smoke at mirrors
I even look good in the broken mirror
I see my momma smile thats a blessing
I see the change, I see the message
and no message could been any clearer
So I’m stared with the man in the…

[Bruno Mars]
Mirror on the wall, here we are again
Through my rise and fall
You’ve been my only fan
You told me that they can understand the man I am
So why are we here talking’ to each other again
uh…
Mirror on the wall, here we are again
Through my rise and fall
You’ve been my only fan
You told me that they can understand the man I am
So why are we here talking to each other again
(so why are we talking to each other again)
Mirror on the wall.