sábado, 8 de julio de 2017

CERVANTES

Cervantes is one of the best known writers of the world and a Spanish icon. It is considered by many to be the first modern novelist.

His life wasn’t easy: he fought in the Gulf of Lepanto, where he was wounded in his left hand and that's how he earned the nickname "El manco de Lepanto". After that, he continued fighting in the Mediterranean. When he came back to Spain in 1575 his ship was captured by pirates and he was taken as a slave in Algiers until 1580. but when he come back to Spain his life wasn’t better as he always had economic problems. His most known novel is Don Quixote, which has had an amazing influence on later literature. It is believed that its influence can be seen in such writers as Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, Benito Perez Galdos and in painters like William Hogarth and Pablo Picasso. Cervantes' fame was far greater in death than in life.

It has been a year since the searchers found Cervantes's tomb, nowadays his remains rest in the new monument in his honor in the church of San Ildefonso of the convent of the Trinitarias of Madrid, where a ceremony was held in his honor attended by important politicians.

In my view Cervantes and Shakespeare have had an enormous influence until now ( in contemporary novel, theater, films and TV series) since both of them are two universal icons of literature. I reckon it is absurd to compare them since both are just as good.


viernes, 28 de abril de 2017

A REVIEW

One of my favourite programmes right now is "La que se avecina", which is the most popular series in Spain, but I also like "Big Bang Theory". Both of them are sitcoms. I like "La que se avecina" because it makes me laugh a lot.

The sitcom is about a community of neighbours. Every episode is different from the previous one, but it is always funny. All the characters are fantastic, but some of them are better than others. My favourite character is Antonio Recio and I am sure that everybody agrees that he is the best or one of the best charaters. Even the actor has said in a lot of interviews that his character is a little evil (as he is homophobic, racist...), but at the same time everyone likes him. My other favourite character was Estela, but she doesn't work any more in the series.

I enjoy the programme but I would change some things, for example I don't like that they always put the same episodes which is repetitive and boring, but there are a lot of latest episodes that they only have put 3 or 4 times. My least favourite character would be Raquel since she used to be funny, but now she isn't any more.

To conclude, I would recommend this programme as it is very funny and entertaining. Personally, I think it is worthwhile watching it.


ANTONIO RECIO


viernes, 17 de marzo de 2017

BOOT CAMPS

A boot camp is a militarized camp for teens who have bad behavior. It is a kind of reformatory institution which is very popular in the United States. There instructors make teens improve their behavior and be more positive about the future. In my opinion, I think that boot camps are a good idea in some cases.

As I see it, boot camps are a good idea since the most part of teens who have been there said that at first they hated it, but at the end they are grateful to have been there as they were out of control but after the boot camp they have changed their lives-

Personally, I think if I had bad behavior, miss school... In short, if I was out of control and my parents sent me to a boot camp, I would do anything so that my parents wouldn't send me there.

In conclusion, I believe that boot camps are a good option for some teens as they help them for the future.




martes, 21 de febrero de 2017

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WON A MILLION EUROS ON THE LOTTERY?

If I won a million euros, I would be shocked at firt, but later I would be jumping of joy. It is obious that, if you won the lottery, you would be happy because now you could do a lot of things with that money you can not do before.

The first thing that I would do is travelling around the world. The first places that I would visit are: Thailand, Japan and Ireland ( as the last time that I went there was amazing and I had so much fun). I would buy my parents whatever they want and I would give some money to charity, too. I would save the rest of the money for the future and I might ask for advice on how to invest it.

I do not think that winning one million euros would make a big difference to my life, and it would not change my future. Because I would go to university to get a job in the future.

If I had that money I would not waste it in unnecessary things, I would not leave my studies, either. In addition, I would not broast about my money and I would not trust people who suddenly would want to be my friends.




martes, 24 de enero de 2017

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE FOREVER?

I am sure that everyone has ever thought to be able to live more than 100 years or forever. Some scientists, like for example Ray Kutzweill, say that in 2045 human beings will be inmortal, bacause science is developing the necessary technology to do it. The only thing that people have to do is stay healthy.

On the one hand, it would be incredible and amazing to live more than 100 years or forever, because I could do all things that I want to do ( like travelling around the world and visiting different cultures ) and enjoy life.

On the other hand, I think that it would be boring and I would be afraid to die because the only way to die it would be for an accident or a serious illness. In conclusion, I would like to live forever.

I think in the year 3000 eveything will be completely different. According to an investigaror from London School of Economics and Political Science, humans will be taller and  there will be no racial differences. Technology will be amazing, but one of the problems is that social skills will decrease. 


domingo, 22 de enero de 2017

EVERYONE SHOULD LEARN ENGLISH

Nowadays, English is described as "the language of opportunities", but there are a lot of people who do not think the same, also they think that learning English or any other language is a waste of time. There are several points to consider.

On the one hand, there are a lot of adventages for example you can meet new people and make friends from other countries, you will be able to undertand the lyrics of American and British songs, it makes easier to get a job and if you, for example, travel to England you will undertand their culture better because you can speak English.

On the other hand, there are people who think that it's no necessary to learn a language because millions of people speak Spanish and there are many jobs that do no need foreign languages. One of the disadvantages is that it takes a lot of time and effort.

To sum up, there are advantages and disadvantages but, from my pint of view, learning English or any other language is very important for your future.