Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Benefits of Reading Books


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THX1138 Director's cut: The Future Trailer

Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society...

In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

The Power of Ideas


“The Power of Ideas” is a new contest launched by Cambridge University Press Iberia addressed to Primary School teachers and students.

They believe in the power of ideas and imagination to change reality, to create new things and to improve the world around us.

The idea is to invent one or several powers that people could possess and explain how they could use it to change things. You can participate individually, in small or big teams but an English teacher must take part in the project’s conception.

You must upload your ideas to in several formats: video, audio, picture or pdf. Each project must include a description of maximum 50 words in English.

The prizes are as follows:
1st - 4,000 euros
2nd - 3,000 euros
3rd - 2,500 euros
4th - 2,000 euros
5th - 1,500 euros
And a special prize for the school which submits more projects (3,000 euros)

If you are keen on participating, remember that the deadline is 20th October 2014.

You can read all the information in Spanish by clicking here:

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hurricane Carter

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (born 6th May 1937, died 20th April 2014) was an American middleweight boxer.

In 1966, police arrested Carter for a triple homicide in the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey. Police stopped Carter's car and brought him and another occupant, John Artis, to the scene of the crime. There was little physical evidence. Police took no fingerprints at the crime scene and lacked the facilities to conduct a paraffin test for gunshot residue. None of the eyewitnesses identified Carter or Artis as the shooters. Carter and Artis were tried and convicted twice (1967 and 1976) for the murders, but after the second conviction was overturned in 1985, prosecutors chose not to try the case for a third time.

Carter's story inspired the 1975 Bob Dylan song Hurricane and 1999 Norman Jewison's film starring Denzel Washington. From 1993 to 2005, Carter served as executive director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted. 

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Monday, April 14, 2014

3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed

Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? At TED, he tells his story publicly for the first time.

Original TED Talk with English subtitles at:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Labor Walk of Fame 2.1

The following are our best students for the second term:

ESO 1A: Unai Rial, Xacobe Piñeiro and Gonzalo Torres - 9.2

ESO 1B: Raquel Cordeiro - 8.8

ESO 2A: Álvaro de Prado - 9.5

ESO 2B: Rodrigo Otero - 7.96

ESO 3A: Andrea Cobo - 8.55

ESO 3B: Irene Sánchez -9.57

ESO 4A: Asta Rohde -7.78

ESO 4B: Paula Suárez - 5,74


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Monday, April 7, 2014

Graduation Speech: ESO 4 2013-14 3rd Term PBL Assignment


ESO 4 Students,

This is your PBL assignment for the 3rd term. All of you have to WRITE and DELIVER your GRADUATION SPEECH.  You have to imagine you are going to stand in the school Assembly Hall before your teachers, classmates, parents and guests at your ESO graduation ceremony (to be held on June 20th) and deliver your speech, which must be at least 350 WORDS LONG.

The best student will be offered the chance to deliver his or her speech at your graduation ceremony... in English!! Of course, he or she will get extra points in the final mark for that effort.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ESO 2 & ESO 3 3rd Term PBL


ESO 2 & ESO 3 Students,

This is your PBL assignment for the 2013-14 3rd term. You have a double task concerning 20 inspiring children books quotations:
  • You have to find what book each quotation belongs to and the author of each of those books.
  • You have to translate the quotations into the language of your choice, Galician or Spanish.

And these are the quotations:
  1. If things start happening, don't worry, don't stew. Just go right along and you'll start happening too.
  2. The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
  3. True friends never ask for anything.
  4. Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
  5. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
  6. Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
  7. You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.
  8. There is no place like home.
  9. We all can dance when we find music that we love.
  10. Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.
  11. I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be.
  12. I love you right up to the moon — and back.
  13. If you have good thoughts... they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
  14. It is when we are most lost that we sometimes find our truest friends.
  15. The moment where you doubt you can fly, you cease for ever being able to do it.
  16. ...The more he gave away, the more delighted he became.
  17. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
  18. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I know I can.
  19. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.
  20. Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.

Every group must email their answers BEFORE Sunday 18th May at precisely 23:59:59. No mails will be admitted after the deadline, so please do not wait until the very last minute and get down to work as soon as possible.

You must fill in the "subject" section of your mail messages with YOUR GROUP IDENTIFICATION and the word 'PBL'. You must also include the names of each and every group member and the percentage of work that every member has carried out.

Points will be deducted for every instruction you do not follow.

ESO 3 students must print this post and bring it to class next Tuesday 22nd April.
ESO 2 students must print this post and bring it to class next Wednesday 23rd April.

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Opportunity is missed by most people 
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Alva Edison

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April Fools' Day 2014

April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day is a day celebrated in many countries on April 1st. The day is named for the custom of playing practical jokes and hoaxes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbours, or sending them on a fool's errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, such as the UK, Australia and South Africa the jokes only last until noon, and someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool". Elsewhere, such as in Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Russia, The Netherlands, and the U.S., the jokes last all day.

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