Friday, 16 December 2016

Funny Tales

The students of 3rd ESO have been preparing a project in English and Computer classes. They have designed a tale in a computer programme with some dialogues in English. The aim of these dialogues is to reinforce the grammar of the unit and also to be familiar with some new vocabulary related to the emotions. The results are amazing!!!! Just click on the pictures if you want to see two examples. Enjoy!






Thursday, 15 December 2016

Schools Song Contest: the lyrics!!!

Hi bloggers!

We have already had the winning lyrics!!! Sing!!!

NO MORE EXPLOTIONS
Oh no,
This world is full of war and it has to be stopped
Many people dying and we don't know
Imagine are your partners you will help them, help them, whoa
Waste time just sharing peace (x2)
You move your body with me (x2)
You have the opportunity (x2)
Let's start living in peace and not living dangerously
Peace come here baby,
We need to talk with you in this moment, whoa-oh
Before another BOOM in our planet
Ah ya ya ya ya I have to change it, no more explosions
Peace come here baby,
We need to talk with you in this moment, whoa-oh
Before another BOOM in our planet
Ah ya ya ya ya I have to change it, no more explosions
God help
Many children are in danger, please help
They're playing in the streets and bombs are falling
Imagine are your partners you will help them, help them, whoa
Waste time just sharing peace (x2)
You move your body with me (x2)
You have the opportunity (x2)
Let's start living in peace and not living dangerously
Peace come here baby,
We need to talk with you in this moment, whoa-oh
Before another BOOM in our planet
Ah ya ya ya ya I have to change it, no more explosion
Peace come here baby,
We need to talk with you in this moment, whoa-oh
Before another BOOM in our planet
Ah ya ya ya ya I have to change it, no more explosion
Uhhh Ahhhh!!!
Ah ya ya ya ya I have to change it, no more explosion
Uhhh Ahhhh!!!

Ah ya ya ya ya I have to change it, no more explosion

Esther A, , Gisela C., Andrea C., Paula E., Cristina G., Paula G., Javier M., Desi P. Laura S., Javier S.
4th ESO B

Congratulations to all them member in the group. Well done!



The Six Eras of Lady Gaga

·         LADY GAGA the Fame (August 19, 2008):
The first era in Lady Gaga’s career begins when her first album, The Fame, is released. In her songs, performances and fashion style, she focuses on themes of fame, money, sex and sexual identity. Her sound and look during this time are influenced by 80s pop music and glam rockers Queen and David Bowie.
·         LADY GAGA THE FAME MONS┼ER (November 18, 2009):

The Fame Monster marks the second era in Gaga history in which she explores the dark clothing, lace and elaborate masks. Lady Gaga wore her famous meat dress to the MTV Video Music Awards, displaying her rejection of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. She did her first worldwide tour called The Monster Ball Tour.

·         LADY GAGA BORN THIS WAY (May 23, 2011):
 Lady Gaga releases her second studio album, Born This Way, and begins her third era. The controversial album covers political, sexual, and religious topics, but has one overall message: love and respect yourself and others. She started her second world tour called The Born This Way Ball with that era.
·         LADY GAGA ARTPOP (November 11, 2013):
Although the album has already yet to be released, Lady Gaga’s performance at the 2013 VMAs gave her little monsters a peek at her new album’s concept. In this era Gaga talks about different aspects as they are mythology, astronomy, feminism and sexuality. With that era we saw a colourful and more artistic Gaga. She had her third tour called ARTRAVE: the ARTPOP tour. 
·         LADY GAGA CHEEK TO CHEEK (September 19, 2014):
Lady Gaga drew the line with Cheek to Cheek. That CD makes the difference because is a jazz album. The album is released with the famous jazz singer Tony Bennett. That era is so different to the others. She started a tour with Tony Bennett named Cheek to Cheek Tour. This era was so important to the artist because she released her voice power.
·         LADY GAGA JOANNE (October 21, 2016):
After some years without new Lady Gaga music we have Joanne. This album has been released the 21st of two months ago. The title of this CD is in honour of her aunt Joanne, died when she was 19. That era has started now but we can see a more adult way to be of Gaga. The Lady Gaga of nowadays doesn’t wear unusual dresses and strange wigs. She is totally different of her beginning.  

Javier S. F.
4th ESO B



Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the film

This November 18 2016, it came out the famous movie ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’, directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It’s a prequel of the Harry Potter film series. The film was produced and written by J. K. Rowling.
In this film, they show us the differences between the magicians of England and the United States. As well, it shows us their relationship with the 'No-Maj' or 'Muggles' (no-magical people). We can also see the differences between the lifestyles of magicians in both countries (there is a lot of differences).
PLOT:
Located in 1926. Newt Scamander is a magician that has an old suitcase full of magical creatures he has been collecting in his travels around the world. His objective is to arrive to New York but in this new adventure, Newt will discover that the American magic community is hiding from muggles (called non-maj in America). For this reason, the exposition of magic in public has worse consequences than in the UK. He meets with a Muggle named Jacob, who first causes problems but later helps a lot. After there, some Newt’s fantastic creatures ecaped from his suitcase and caused problems in the magical world and in the Muggle’s world. Newt, looks desperately for all the creatures with Jacob’s help.
What will happen at the end? Will anyone stop it? Will they get it?
I invite you to watch the film and enjoy it as much as I do, being or not fan of Harry Potter film series. I give it the highest score and I recommend it 100%.
CHARACTERS:
Newt Scamander is a lonely man, shy and a bit strange, but with an unconditional love for the magical creatures.
Jacob Kowalski is the 'No-Maj' or 'muggle' who helps a lot to the principal character and is funny
Porpentina Goldstein (she's a witch) is a strong girl who does things for herself.

Percival Graves is the villain of the film and is very manipulating.
Esther C. M.
4th ESO A



Dragon Ball Z

Hi bloggers!

Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series. It focuses on Son Goku, Bulma, and the search of the legendary Dragon Balls, seven balls that must be reunited to bring up the Shenron dragon that can make any wish come true. After the wish had come true, the balls are distributed worldwide again and are turned into stone for a year. They have to collect them all. However, a great inventor, Bulma, creates a "Dragon Ball radar" to detect the balls and make the process much easier.

Young people find other people who will join them with as the story goes by. Son Goku will search the Dragon Balls and will challenge all kinds of people to become the strongest man in the universe.


I love this television cartoons because I saw them when I was little with my brother and when I see again some chapter I remember those times.


Núria A. Ll.
4th ESO A

Tom Hanks

Hi bloggers!

Do you want to know some things about Tom Hanks?

Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks was born in Concord, California on  September 7, 1956. Due to an unstable marriage, Amos and Janet divorced. In High School he found an interest in acting.After high school, Hanks started university at Chabot College, but he later transferred to California State University.
 
His most important films are:   "Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Toy Story (1995), Apollo 13 (1995), You've Got Mail (1998), and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He has won two Oscars for Best Actor.
Another line of success followed Hanks, with his performances in "The Green Mile (1999), Toy Story 2 (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), and The Polar Express (2004). The Da Vinci Code (2006) was Hanks' next role, which produced $758 million.
Hanks' career continued on, as he starred in films such as Charlie Wilson's War (2007), The Great Buck Howard (2008), and Angels and Demons (2009). He also went on to produce and direct a number of films and miniseries.
He recently appeared in Captain Phillips (2013) and was nominated for a Golden Globe.
José G. M.
3rd ESO A





Thursday, 8 December 2016

Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Hi bloggers!!
Today I talk about Percy Jackson & the Olympians. It’s a series of adventure and fantasy books written by Rick Riordan. The play is set in the United States at the present time.
The protagonist is Percy Jackson, a son of Poseidon, god of the sea and earthquakes. One day he discovers that all the myths of ancient Greece are real, and the gods too, who live on Olympus, which is hidden in the 600th floor of the Empire State Building. Percy Jackson is dyslexic and has hyperactivity. In that moment, all the monsters start to persecute him because he is the son of some of the most important gods. They are Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. He hides in the Camp Half-Blood (a camp only for demigods and where they teach them to fight). There he meets Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena, and Grover, a satyr. They will become best friends and they will live endless adventures with the goal of saving the world of Cronos, the king of the Titans, who wants to destroy the world.
The first two books, have become movie, but they weren’t very successful.
 If you like the Greek mythology and fantasy, this is your saga, I promise.

Paula E. M.
4th ESO B

New Technology

Hi bloggers!

Tech is still going on and the future is near, it is nearer than what we think. For this reason, I’ll show you the last, and what I personally think that are at least the best tech advances, taking into account there’s one every 3 or 4 months and sometimes more. So let’s go with the list:


5. Samsung Galaxy gear S3

This is not just another classy smart watch to be connected. It follows you with its four days of battery, and it checks your sport activities even if there’s water or dust involved. 


4. The Volvo XC60 2017
This car is just for people who love to have everything under control in every moment, even if they are driving. For this reason, Volvo presents us the last 2017 prototype of SUV. You can use the Microsoft band 2 to give orders to your car like, turn on the lights or open the doors.


3. The HTC scale
This is the first intelligent scale that gives you recommendations, and it follows your diet by connecting with your smart phone. It also send you alerts and it can be used by 8 users at the same time.



2. The Oakley sportive glasses
They have developed the unique sportive glasses that show you information on the lenses. They come with lots of different sensors like speedometer, gyroscope, muscle sensors, etc. 






1.    Nanoestructurated glass
This year the CIO had found the way of saving data on a layer of glass using a 5D laser printing system, this will make that one 5 cm of diameter could save 360 T of data. And it can be saved during 13.800 years without any problem.
Arnau S. C.
4th ESO A

My Father, an Anecdote

Hi blogger! 
Today I will explain to you one anecdote that happened to my father. It was when we arrived in Spain eleven years ago... 
My father found a job, as a nursing assistant. He had to go to Joanic, but my father didn’t know how to go by underground.

When he looked at a map of the underground, he took the wrong direction so he went to the other side. Suddenly, he called us and he said that he was lost. When we heard his voice, he was almost crying, and my brother and I decided to go and find him.

When we arrived, my father had his eyes red because he was scared.
Fátima R. G.
3rd ESO B

Bloody Mary

Hi guys, in this blog I will explain a creepy urban story about Bloody Mary. The story became popular in the school when many years ago Mary died, and her family buried her. During these ages, people have buried others with a bell next to her.
One day, Mary woke up from his coffin and touched the bell but nobody heard her. The next day, her family watched the bell and opened the coffin. Mary was there with a very bad appearance. Mary said an evil spell, so if you say her name three times watching a mirror, she will appear and kill you.
There are more versions about the story but this is the most popular one. If you wonder why I said a mirror, it is because in the popular culture, people think that the mirror is a door to go to the other world. Other names for Mary are Mary Worth and Mary Whales.
I think that this urban story is false because I have been looking for videos before to investigate about the topic,  and I have never found a real video.
Thank you for reading my blog entry and I hope that you now understand better this urban story.


Alejandro B. G.
3rd ESO A

Jack's, the Game

Hi bloggers!

The students of 2nd ESO are learning the rules of some traditional games in "Sports" classes. Here you have one of the games we have been working with.



Friday, 2 December 2016

TV News About Natural Disasters

Hi bloggers!

The students of 4th ESO have been working in class to record some TV news related to natural disasters. Fo this reason, we have learned lots of words related to this topic, so we are now familiar with them.

If you want to see some of them, just click on the pictures!
















Vikings

Hi bloggers!

“Vikings” talks about Ragnar Lothbrok, a very important character for the Nordic culture. He is a Viking and navigator who wishes to go to the West to conquer Northumbria, France and Brittany. He wants to achieve all their wealth. To do this, he asks his friend Floki for help to build a boat to be able to go there. He also has the help of his brother Rolo and his warriors.


Xavier R. C.
4th ESO B

Cheesecake with Strawberries

Hi bloggers! I'm sure you will like this cake!


Ingredients:
  • 70 g of butter
  • 150 g of biscuits
  • 220 ml liquid cream
  • 650 g cream cheese
  • 150 g of White sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 g strawberries

Preparation:
1. We prepare a mold 20-22 cm, then we grind the cookies. They can be the type you want.
2. After that, we melted butter mix, with the help of rods, and we have a dough.
3. We cover our mold with the mass, leaving it half cm thick.
4. We leave the mold in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
5. To begin to make the filling, we mix the cheese with sugar.
6. When have all mixed, you add the liquid cream.
7. Now we take the strawberries, leaving some to decorate. We clean them and cut the top.
8. We mix again and add 3 eggs, we hit them before adding the next.
9. Finally, we put the filling in the mold.
10.We cover it with strawberries, and put it in the fridge. It is better to remain 7-8 hours before eating.




The Best Afternoon with my Friends


The best afternoon with my friends was that day when we went to the bowling alley and I won the game. I was the last one, but I got ahead of myself and put myself first. My friends were surprised, but nobody got angry. After the bowling, we went to the duck's park and we climbed a little mountain and we started to sing and dance the song of "La gatiposa feliz".

When we were bored of staying in this park, we went to the other park and then we came back to our houses, but on the way home we were singing in the street and the other people looked at us. We were happy and we had a good time. When we arrived home, we talked about interesting things but we were calmer now. In short, it was the perfect evening with the right people.

Laia H. M.
3rd ESO B

Terror Movies

Hi bloggers!

Why are the people afraid of the terror movies if they know that all the actors are just wearing costumes? Why do other people love this type of movies?
First of all, I’d like to say that I don’t understand why there are people who love them, when there aren’t real situations that fulfil this emotion.
Our emotions change depending on the emotional situation in which we are. If I have positive emotions, in that moment it increases the cardiac pace, the breathing and the arterial pressure, therefore, there is more excitation. But also the opposite case can happen, when you are through a bad moment and the negative emotions also increase.


Only 10 % of the population enjoys the increase of adrenaline in the situations of strong or striking emotions to put our body in alert. It can also be that there are people who have difficulties to reject the stimuli that we don’t wish. This provokes that our brain does not assimilate well what happens, and that means that we don’t want to watch these films anymore.

Personally, the terror movies are that kind of movies that I don’t like to see, since I easily get into the character and my emotions too. For me, the experience turns out to be unpleasant.

Anna T. C.
3rd ESO A

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Schools Song Contest: The Band!

Hi bloggers!

Here you have the poster that has won the competition!


Congratulations to the members of the band: BLUE FLAME!!!!!



Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them

Hi bloggers!

If you are a Harry Potter's fan you have to read this book!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a book written by J. K. Rowling in 2001. It’s a fantasy book, belongs to Harry Potter universe and is one of the books that Harry has to study the first days in the school.
On the 18th of November we could see the movie based on the book. In this story, J. K. Rowling is under the pseudonym of the fictitious author Newt Scamander. He is a magizoologist (the study of magical creatures) who was studding in Hogwarts and was a member to Hufflepuff. They wrote this book a long time ago and now she writes a new edition for wizards and muggles (not wizard people). But the book that we read is special because it has handwritten notes inside it by Harry Potter, Ron Weasly and Hermione Granger. The book is an introduction to magical creatures’ stories, for example, the differences between a beast and a magical being, Newt Scamander’s life… The rest is an encyclopaedia with 75 fantastic beasts that appeared in Harry Potter’s world or studied for Newt. The story took place 70 years before Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, in 1926, when Newt Scamander prepared a trip to research the beasts, but in New York, the creatures ran away from the room and Jacob (a muggle) made the things more difficult for Newt. 


Cristina G. L.
4th ESO B

Teen Wolf

Hi bloggers!

Let's talk about this film.

The film is about a student, Scott McCall, whose life changed when a werewolf bit him. He was walking in the woods looking for his father’s friend’s corpse. He escaped but the werewolf had already bitten him. Scott begins to become aware of some changes. When the moon is complete, he has a different appearance, for example he has sharp teeth, a different color in his eyes and more. He asks Styles for help. Her friend doesn’t believe his friend is a werewolf, but finally believes it.   


Júlia A. S.
4th ESO A

Hi bloggers!
Today I want to explain a little about my idol Shawn Mendes.
Shawn is a Canadian singer-songwriter and he was born on 8th August, 1998. He started posting song covers in 2013 on YouTube and Vine.
A year later he was discovered by the manager Andrew Gertler and the boss of A&R of Island Records, Ziggy Chareton. He was there when Shawn recorded his first Album "Handwritten". It was a huge success in the United States like his simple "Stitches" that entered to the ten main positions of Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and Canada.
The last album he has recorded is called "Illuminate". The most highlighted song of this last album is "Treat you better", which became their second top 10 track on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
He has been touring with various artists like Austin Mahone and Taylor Swift. Soon he will start his second own tour on  on March 18, 2017 starting by Manila, Philippines.



I'm really excited and waiting for the tour to starts because he's coming to Barcelona!

I hope you like it!

Marina M. S.
3rd ESO B

My life

Hi bloggers! This is me!

I’m Alba, I was born on 20/02/2002, in Barcelona. I’m 14 years old. My mum’s name is Sonia, my father’s name is Antonio and my grandmother’s name is Pepa, she is always next to me. Pepa is a happy and lovely person. I started school when I was three years old in Sant Gabriel’s school. I used to like Music the most, but now I prefer Maths. Teachers in Primary and Secondary are different.. As you grow up, courses are more difficult, and you must study even more. I have a lot of friends, but few of them are my best friends. I like a lot to live in my city. I like going to the cinema and talking with my friends. I have different hobbies for example dancing and singing. And I also like watching TV and being with my family, but I love being with my friends. The food I like the most is pizza, but I don’t like fish. THIS IS MY LIFE, AND I’M HAPPY OF LIVING IT.


Alba C. L.
3rd ESO A

Thursday, 17 November 2016

The Girl on the Train

“The girl on the train” is the last movie I have seen in the cinema. I haven’t read the book yet, but I think that in near future I will read it. So, here you have a short text talking about the plot and the main characters
PLOT:
Rachel is a divorced woman with drinking problems. Every day she takes a train to go to work, and the train passes near her old house. In that moment, her ex-husband lives with his new wife and his child in this house. Every day, Rachel sees a couple (Megan and Scott). She didn’t know who they are but she invented their names (Jess and Jason) and she imagined their lives.
One morning, she sees Megan (Jess for her) with another boy. The next day, she wakes up with a hangover, wounds and bruises. She doesn’t remember anything about the night before but she has the feeling that something bad happened. Then, she sees that Megan has disappeared on the news. Rachel tries to find what happened with Megan, and what she did the night that Megan disappeared.

MAIN CHARACTERS:
·         Rachel: is the main character of the story and is a woman with drinking problems.
·         Tom: ex-husband of Rachel, he divorced of her because of the drinking problems. Then he forms a new family with Anna
·         Megan: is the girl that Rachel calls as Jess, Megan's life is very different to the one Rachel imagines.
·         Scott: is Megan's couple, Rachel calls him as Jason. He is a man with many imperfections which difficult their romantic relationship.
·         Anna: is Tom’s new wife and has a little child. She is scared of Rachel because she doesn’t know what he can do to her family.
MY OPINION IS…
I really like this film because I know about the story although I never have read it. This film has suspense and mystery. In the beginning of the film, it was difficult to understand it because it has many jumps in time and different points of view but then, as the film goes on, is easier. I recommend this film because I think that is a film that looks for possible solutions to the main mystery. This film looks like the typical movies that are transmitted on TV at 4 pm at the weekends.
Here you have the trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkoEE1i0CX8

Paula G. S.
4th ESO B

Extreme Sports

Extreme sports are all those activities that, because of special situations, such as danger and difficulty in doing them, are considered extreme. For example, climbing a rock that is 30 metres from the ground isn´t considered an extreme sport, on the contrary, if you do the same but from a two-hundred meters wall, then it’s already considered “rock vertical wall extreme”.

They have been seen as an alternative sport by the media and they interest those who like challenges and adventure. Some extreme sports are rafting, mountain biking and climbing. 


Xavier A. C.
4th ESO A

My song

Hi bloggers!
I'll tell you a story related to a song. A teacher asked us to change the lyrics of a song, and we chose the Aqua’s song, “Barbie girl”.  Here you have the Spanish and the English version of that song.

SPANISH
Suena el teléfono
Gente criticando
ALUCINANTE
Se les va la pinza
Vampiros, monstruos, aliens, gente rara
Grupo crazy se llama “gatiposas”

¡Vamos gatis,
Todos juntos!

Todo empezó
Un día muy normal
Ella habló,
 “gatiposa” dijo
Una hizo coña
Otra hizo un grupo
2 años,
Vamos a por 3.

Esto es todo y ahora aplaudes,
Vamos gente no nos defraudes.

 ENGLISH
The telephone sounds
People criticizing
AMAZING
They’re getting crazy
Vampires, monsters, aliens, rare people

Crazy group called "gatiposas"

¡Let’s go “gatis”,
All together!

Everything began
A very common day
She spoke
"gatiposa"  she said
One made a joke
Another one made a group
2 years,
We go for 3.

This is all and now you applaud,

Come on people, don’t disappoint us.

José Antonio M. N.
3rd ESO B