Archivo de la categoría: Miscellaneous

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The United Nations designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem on that day.
Women’s activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981. This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic.

  • Watch this video including a message from the Spanish actor Antonio banderas:

 

  • Why this International Day? Have a look at this information according to The United Nations: here.
  • Do you think it’s necessary to celebrate this international day? Give reasons. Leave a comment.
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The King’s Speech

king's speechThe King’s Speech is a British historical drama film. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to face a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist played by Geoffrey Rush. The men become friends as they work together, and after his brother abdicates the throne, the new King relies on Logue to help him make his first wartime radio broadcast on Britain’s declaration of war on Germany in 1939. Once you’ve watched the movie, could you write your review? (you may read some reviews here), what’s your opinion about it? What about the characters?, was it difficult to understand? Do you think original version films really help to learn a language? 

Read this file to know about the language we must use to write a film review, click here.

What’s globish?

“Communication” es un tema objeto de trabajo en 1º de bachillerato en el tercer trimestre.  Hace algunos años que surgió el “globish” como una variante “light” del inglés y que se ha ido extendiendo por el mundo (para saber más, pincha aquí) . Ahora dejamos un vídeo donde el creador del “globish explica en qué consiste. ¿piensas que el “globish” puede ser útil? ¿podría sustituir al inglés como forma de comunicación?

keep Calm and Carry On

keep calmWhat’s the origin of this logo we may see all around Great Britain?   Everything started at the beginning of the Second World War ……………. This is the story: click here.
Now watch the video:

 

Shakira’s Speech at Oxford University

Conocemos a Shakira como una artista de éxito a nivel mundial, pero, en esta ocasión,  se aleja de los escenarios habituales para hablar ante unos 400 estudiantes en la Universidad de Oxford, su discurso gira en torno a la democratización de la educación. Intenta  seguirlo en inglés,    también cuentas con la ayuda de los subtítulos en español.

Ahora repasa este corto documental de la Fundación Pies Descalzos de Barranquilla en Colombia. Ver aquí.

También Shakira muestra su lado más solidario en este otro vídeo apoyando una campaña contra la pobreza.

Talking about food

Jamie Oliver is a popular English cook, he spends much of his time working to improve eating habits. This is a video in which he gives some tips to get it. After watching it, work on the following questions: download

Mobiles

Mobiles phones have evolved very much in the last few years. Watch the following video to see their evolution. Have you got a mobile?, what kind of mobile is it?, what do you use it for?, could you live without your mobile?, do you see any disadvantage in its use?. Leave a comment.