dijous, 13 de desembre de 2007

Teenagers against parents and teachers?

I don't agree with the afirmation of the title as it isn't true. From my point of view it's a mistake to say that.

I'll explain my opinion from a teeneager's view as I am.
Not all the teens want to argue with their parents nor with their teachers. Adults often look us with a distrusted look which make us behave badly. This fact encourages them to make us feel guilty of their sadness.

Maybe some teenagers are silly while others are well mannered. Adults should balance these two possibilities and realise 20% of the youth have a bad behavior but what about the 80%?
They are well mannered although they make parties and go out since late at night, but isn't it normal in our age? We want to enjoy life!
We usually feel nobody wants to listen to us neither to our proposal, nor to our suggestions... Even, we sometimes feel nobody wants us.

Maybe we can change some behaviors but also the adults, if they give us more trustness the relations with them will be better.

Think about it!

the mobile phones

I’m going to talk about in what places we can use the mobile phones, because nowadays we have a big dependence of it.
In Spain, and I think that in all the world, the mobile phone is very important in our life, because there is a new technology that helps us to communicated with the other people. The people have to pay a lot of money for the news technologies, for example, when some company creates a new mobile phone that is more sophisticated that the other that they have, the people go to the shop to buy the new.
I think that the mobile phones are to talk with the friends, send some messages, and maybe to take some photos. In some countries speak with the mobile phone in a public place like a restaurant is not appropriated.
On my point of view, the mobile phones are very important, but I think that I haven’t to talk a lot, because my invoice is so expensive.

dimecres, 12 de desembre de 2007

Why do you think teenagers have always looked for ways to rebel against their parents and teachers?

I’m going to talk about the young people of the current importance that the majority does not respect his superiors. The things have changed. When I was a few years of age, if I did something bad, my parents punished me, now the children don´t matter the punishment, but I cried myself to sleep. The bad vocabulary which is used for teachers and parents is the normality of day after day, but I think that it isn’t a sin of the children but of their parents who don’t give them & good education.
Probably when I have children I won’t teach the suitable education to them, but I would like to achieve a respect, like my parents teach me.
Today, the education is very important, though the young people don’t tink so.

Using the mobile phone in public places

It is known that mobile phones are very useful for everybody, but there are some occassions that interrupt the normal situation.
The worst for me is when the mobile phone sounds in the theatre or in the cinema when everybody is in silence.
This is something to bothers me a lot.
From my point of view, I think that people should be more careful and swich off their mobile phones when they go to some public places.
There are other situations when not so bad to answer the mobile phone, for example if you are in the street.
In conclusion, if you want my piece of advice swich off your mobile phone everytime that you think that it can anoy somebody.

Using mobile phone in public places

I’m going to speak about if it’s appropiate to use mobile phones in public places or not.

Why wouldn’t It be appropriate? From my point of view it’s totally correct to use mobile phone in restaurants or public transport, because for example people who make business use mobile phone a lot and it wouldn’t be possible to go dinner and not to use it!

If people use mobile phones near me; they don’t disturb me, but it’s true that in some countries using mobile phone in public places has become a act of bad behaviour. Contrasting to it, in Spain people usually use their mobile phones where they want and it isn’t bad viewed.

Teens, teachers and parents

Nowadays teens behaviour have changed a lot. Their respect towards older people is very different, they want to be heard but they don't listen to others.
The first thing that they want to show with this behaviour is that they can do everything withouth being helped or caught. They need to show to older people that they are responsible for their acts and that they need to be independent. More things influence their way to behave, at classes have arguments with teachers seems to make them stronger than before and it also makes feel them improve their selfconciusness.
I'm not saying that it has to be like when our parents went to school, I think that this was excessive, but these last years we are going to the other side, the trend is no respect for anybody.
In my opinion, rules should change a little, teens have to respect their parents or teachers more than now, I think both teachers, parents and teens have to behave better.

teens' behavior

Teens, have always had a rebel bahavior against their parents and a lot of times, against the society. Since always, young people have been revolutionary and they have tried to change the bad things of the world. But why adults don't do the same? That's very curious but I think that it has got a logic reason.
We know that in adolescence a lot of changes take place, specially in our mind. Teens don't want to continue being children, they want to live their own lives so they need more freedom and parents don´t agree with that. They still want to protect their daughters and sons like before and that's why teenagers have got a bad behavior, I think.
Teens don't want anybody to control them.
Teenagers also have got a different point of view of life than adults so they think very differently. Young people are always more positive and think that things could be better and they try to do it, while most adults think that it is good-for-nothing.
I think that all these reasons justify teens' behavior.

mobile phones

I'm going to talk about where can we use mobile phones and if they are appropiate in public places.
We all know that in many countries is not appropiate to talk on the phone in public places such as restaurants, shops or on public transport. But I think that it's because their character and culture. They usually talk very quietly and they never shout. However, in Spain everybody talk on the phone in front of everybody. Moreover, when we talk we do it very loudly. Sometimes we really shout walking by the street while we are talking to somebody on the phone.
What I do is that: if the person who is calling me is an important one and he or she is going to tell me something private, I apologise the person whom I stay with, and I go some meters far.
In conclusion, Spanish people don't value the privacy like some other countries. I think that because our manner. We usually are more amusing and open-minded.

divendres, 7 de desembre de 2007

Presentations

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Castles of Europe


Dear all, here you have the address of an European project about castles. The task is very easy and as you have realised we live sourounded by castles. I think this is a great oportunity to make our castles known all over Europe and to practise your English. Have a look at it and tell me something on Wednesday.

dilluns, 12 de novembre de 2007

the machine is us!

advertising is very important for customers.
we find adverts every where but above all on the
Internet there we can find all kind of products around
the world.
we buy goods from UK, EEUU, France...
besides it's marvellous that I can communicate with
everybody on the other part of the planet.
in the past, people spent a lot of money only on stamps.

sandra

divendres, 9 de novembre de 2007

Web 2.0

Have you ever heard of it? Watch the video and write a short comment on our blog.
Sorry it is in Spanish!

dijous, 8 de novembre de 2007

More than the machine

This video makes us think about how we use technology and how it influences in our lives. I hadn't noticed before that it's true: we are the real machine!Computers are only our tools.
Nowadays we use computers more than any other machine.
Actually, we don't read newspapers, we read the news on the internet, we don't write letters, we send e-mails, and a lot of more things wich are easier and cheaper with computers. Internet has completely change our lives, making them both faster and easier.
But there is another aspect of the video wich I don't agree.
On one hand, I think that digital text is a great invention, we can do a lot of things with it, but on the other hand, sometimes with digital text we can't express what with hand written one we can. Our letter tells a lot of things about us. It shows our personality, our character and even our emotions. It's not the same an e-mail than a letter.
Maybe we are the real machine but we are also the persons.

dimecres, 7 de novembre de 2007

The machine is us!

This video shows us the changes that technologie has mede i n hour lives. First of all makes a summary about the letters writted by hand. It says that writting by hand was always the same, the same kind of letter, always in line... But with the internet and the new technologies we could writte with different type of letters, different directions and computers couls also make links. But, have a look at the text and think a litle bit.

The machine is us! Are we the machine?

Of course! If computers do these things is because we have invented theme and we have made it better during the last ages. so, we are the real machine!

dimarts, 6 de novembre de 2007

The machine is us!

This video makes you realise how the net is influencing our life.
The biggest problem of the advance of the technology is that they make do us what they want, they want us do a web and we do it, they want us do a blog and we do it and like this two examples we can find lots.
It's true that now our life is less difficult, we can communicate faster and easier, but not safer, because in the net there's a lot of people that manipulate the information we write or things like this.
I'm not saying that internet is a bad invention the only thing that I think is that we should know when we have to use it and the most important: how we have to use it.

The machine is us!

This video is about the use of Internet and the changes that have brought to our lives.
Years before people comunicate within them by letters and it was so slow, but nowadays with the Internet you can do this in only a second. It also shows you that you can copy and paste words without no problem. It’s a fact that you can’t do writting by hand.
Internet has lots of uses instead of comunicate, you can find information, buy things cheaper and everybody can show them opinion by blogs and webpages. It’s a great invention but everybody has to do a good use of it.

The machine is us!

This video talks about the advantages of using Internet.
Internet is a great way to comuniate with other people very quickly.
Everyone that wants to post something there can do it, but not everybody do this correctly, because somebody can take a video of someone and post it into the Internet without her allowment, so it’s so bad because you lose your intimitate.
From my point of view Internet is the best invention if everybody use well this, because you can show your opinions in blogs, find information, buy things, do business and lots of things.

Be careful!

Maybe you won't be agree with me but here there is my opinion.
Are we going beyond the limit? I think so.
The machine has improved. That's right but sometimes I think it has changed too much.
Some changes are great while others aren't.
Lots of machines have make our life easier but we are wrong when we think they can solve our life. With them we are a team and we have to work toghether if not it will be a disaster. We have the knowledge they have the tools we should get on well toghether.
Then and only then our lifes would be better.

dimecres, 31 d’octubre de 2007

Germany 2007

I'm going to talk about the exchange we did the last June with German students.
We stayed in Germany during a week. It was a wonderful experience.
Everyone stayed in a house with one German student so we made new friends.
This travel helped me to practise my German and we visit a lot of interesting places.
The better of tis exchange, for me, was learning about a different country and knowing a lot of new people. The thing that more impacted me of Germany was the wonderful landscape and the houses. The most of the people live in houses not in flats so villages are more beautiful.
I think that exchanges are good oportunities for the students and a good form to learn a new language and a new culture.

The mad woman

Since I lived there all people told me that the village was not the best place to live. Old people explained legends to the youth, thismade them be afraid of the place they lived and also made the visitors leave.
It was said that a phantom lived in the house that was near to the biggest mountain of the zone, this phantom was a desperate woman whose man and son where killed in the second world war.
This occured a long time ago and noboby tried to enter the house, because when the woman discovered the disaster she became mad. Fewmonths later she commited a suicide and the legend says that her spirit satayed in the earth because she wanted to avenge the death of her family.
All this silly legend made my pretty village a scary and tenebrous place, so one day we planned to go to this house to try to know the truth. It was a sunny day, we began to walk to arrive to the mountain. The house was very beautiful and we didn't notice strange things so we continued and with a little bit of fear we entered. Nobody was there, only spiders and other insects; they had been the habitants for forty years of this house.
When we arrived to the village all the citizens were waiting for us, they thought we would never return. When we explained them that them legend was fake a big smile invaded their faces, that signified that all their fears had disappeared and that our village could recuperate the tourism, the activities and the happiness it had before the creation of this legend.
Now the house is used to do activities for the young and old people, and we have realised how a legend can influence our life.

My summer

This summer, first, I went with some friends to Vilanova i la Geltrú, we bought clothes, we went to Port Aventura and we have nice days. Then, I went one week to Mallorca with my mother, my father and my brother. In Mallorca, we rent a car and we went to all the island. I like very much Mallorca, is very beautiful. It was a nice experience, but the food I didn't like so much, because is hamburguers, sandwich, and fast food, but there are places in where we ate very well, because in it, there are typical food. in the night, I went to the disco's and pub's, and I met very people from diferents places. The better of this trip for my, was the people that I met, and the landscape. But well, the holidays finished and now we have to study very much and pass 2nd batxillerat.

HOLLAND

I will speak about my trip in holland this summer.
In july, I went 15 days to holland with my cousin.
There I met many people from diferent countries
(holland, germany, russia, england, ireland...).
The 6 first days, we stayed in a camping in the north
Holland, in la Haya (den Haag). The other days we stayed
in diferents hostals in Amsterdam, in front the popular canals of
Amsterdam, with the boats...
There, I visited many important museums, for example:
Anna Frank house, Van gogh, museum of diamonds...
was a nice experience, and I learnt a lot about the culture,
typical food, friends, people, museums...
The weather was good firt days, we can go to the beach in
la Haya some days! but the latest days the weather was horrible,
every day big storms in Amsterdam.
I don't like the typical food in Holland because was very sweet (with
a lot of butter).
every nigth we went to diferent discos and pubs to meet people, dance...
was very fun, and I wish to repeat this trip some day! but in other country,
to learn about diferent cultures...

Pearl Harbor

Hi!I'm going to talk about one of my favourite film: Pearl Harbor.It's a love film, it's about two friends, Rafe and Danny that they go to the war, the second war world. There Rafe met a beautiful nurse, Evelyn and he fall in love. Later Rafe seems to die crashing with a plain, but he really don't die. A few weeks later as Evelyn and Danny were sad due to the death of her friend, they fall in love. A few months later Rafe returned alive! The couple were so emotioned, but what would happen? After that Danny was destinned to go to fight, and he died there. After all this tings Rafe and Evelyn reconcilied themselves and they formed a family.In conclusion I like a lot this film because you can learn some culture and it catches you by the form that explain the war mixted with love.I recommend this film to everybody who likes romantic films!

This summer

The last summer I haven't travelled a lot. I only went to the beach for a weekend. And that's not a punishment for me, undless I want to stay in Pobla. My parents allowed me taht with only a condition. I should have work. So I looked for a summer job and I found one. I have been working in a supermarket during a month an a half. The job was great because my timetable was excelent. I worked five hour a day and I had got vacations on sunday and monday. At the same time, I had been passing a very good time because I went to many parties and I stayed with my friends. I think that going with the family in our ages is so boring. If I had to go to the past I wouldn't have changed this last summer. I have lived a lot of good experiences I will always remembre.

Ireland

I’ve been to Ireland this summer, for three weeks. It was a spectacular experience because I met a lot of people from different countries.

There I learnt English as I went to an academy of English.

I stayed with a host-family who were very funny and interseting. The food was horrible because I always ate potatoes with lots of different sauces.

The Ireland’s life is so different from Spain’s life as they hate parties.

Although it was a fantastic experience and I hope to come back there in the future.

La Pobla de Segur

La Pobla de Segur is a small village near the Pyrenees.
There are 3000 people more or less in this village in winter, but in summer there are all kids who have got their family here, because they are livivng in other places for example: Barcelona,... They come to Pobla all summer and the days that school is closed.

This isn’t a very turistic village, because people who like practising adventures sports goes to other villages which are nearest the mountains.
However, we can practise some sports in the water, because there are a lake very near, but we can only practise this sports in summer because the weather in winter is very cold. Besides we can go in the river because Pobla is in the middle of two rivers Flamisell and Noguera Pallaresa.

To sum up, Pobla is a small village, but we can find in it all services that a person needs, without going out of La Pobla.

dimarts, 30 d’octubre de 2007

Travelling

Travelling

Who would like to travel around the world? I would like it!

I’ve always thought if I won the lottery I would travel around the world with the money I would have won.

Why travel? Because travel is one of the most interesting experiences which can exist.

Travelling you learn both plenty of different cultures and different ways to live the life. Also you learn neither your country isn’t unique nor you’re the centre of the humanity.

You come across interesting things which help you to be better as a person, I’ve always think people who enjoy coming round to lots of different countries will be happier in their live because they will use all the life’s chances. At least they’ll have more chances to get their goals and they may obtain them because of the plenty of opportunities.

Where are the cons of travel? There aren’t.

I’ll give you and advice, travel, travel and travel.

dilluns, 29 d’octubre de 2007

The Machine is Us!

Watch this video and write a few lines about it, anything that it may suggest to you. We'll put all your ideas in common, and will discuss , for example, about the kind of changes that the Internet has brought in todays world.

divendres, 26 d’octubre de 2007

Welcome

Dear all, we have finally managed to have our blog. It will be a space to write about anything you may want to share. You can also upload your favourite music, but please, accompany it with some comments. Remeber that our target is to improve our writing. I'll be waiting for your contributions. Have a nice weekend.