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martes, 31 de mayo de 2011

lunes, 30 de mayo de 2011

KING AND QUEEN ATTEND MILITARY TRIBUTE IN MALAGA (SPAIN) 29th MAY

Thousands turned out this weekend to witness the numerous events that formed part of the Armed Forces Day celebrations in the city of Malaga.

On Sunday some 50,000 people crowded into the Paseo de Parque for the final part of the celebrations which was attended by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía as well as the Prince and Princess of Asturias and Defence Minister Carme Chacón, among other authorities. Some 250 servicemen and women from the three armed forces took part in the flag ceremony and the tribute to the fallen followed by a 21-gun salute.

The previous day an estimated 80,000 people gathered on the Malagueta beach and promenade for the exhibition that took place on land, sea and air. While Harrier jet fighters and helicopters landed and took off from the Príncipe de Asturias aircraft carrier, a demonstration of the forces' skills and resources was given in the form of a staged operation to rescue UN observers captured by rebels. The exhibition culminated in an aerobatics display put on by the Patrulla Águila who finished by painting the Spanish flag in the sky with their vapour trails.

viernes, 27 de mayo de 2011

ARMED FORCES DAY IN MALAGA

The main events for Armed Forces Day, the Día de las Fuerzas Armadas, will be held in Málaga this year.
It takes place in the capital of the Costa del Sol on May 28 and 29.

The King and Queen of Spain, Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía, will be there to preside a ceremony in honour of the Spanish flag and of the troops who have died while serving their country.

One of the highlights will be an exhibition involving all three branches of the military: the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.

The celebration id very special for all members of the armed forces, who have been working throughout the year for the sacrifice of their country and who will have the chance to demonstrate their high standard of preparation.

The event is always held on the weekend of the Sunday closest to the Day of St Ferdinand, May 30th – King Ferdinand III during his lifetime.

It’s a day, which allows the public to show their support for the armed forces, for the respect and admiration they feel for Spain’s most appreciated institution.


jueves, 26 de mayo de 2011

EASY CONVERSATIONS FOR BEGINNERS

Here you have 25 topics to practice conversation. There are different situations in each topic.
You can practice "speaking" conversation with an online Robot.
Link on the image to start.

martes, 17 de mayo de 2011

KARAOKE ON LINE

Here you have a real karaoke on line. Write the name of your favourite artist and song and start singing!
Link on the image and enjoy yourself.

domingo, 15 de mayo de 2011

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY - 18th MAY

Every year since 1977, International Museum Day is held worldwide sometime around 18 May. From America and Oceania to Europe, Asia and Africa, International Museum Day aims to increase public awareness of the role of museums in developing society.

The theme for International Museum Day 2011 is Museum and Memory. Museums preserve memories and tell stories. They have in their collections numerous objects that are fundamental to the memory of the communities we live in. These objects are the expression of our natural and cultural heritage. Many of them are fragile, some endangered, and they all need special care and conservation. International Museum Day 2011 will be an opportunity to discover and rediscover your individual and collective memory.

AZERBAIJAN WINS 2011 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST!

After an exciting voting in front of tens of thousands of people in a fully packed Düsseldorf Arena and millions of TV viewers all over Europe, it was finally Ell/Nikki from Azerbaijan who received the highest number of points from televoters and juries from the 43 countries participating in this year's edition of Europe's favourite TV-show! Ell/Nikki managed to gather 221 points altogether - followed by Raphael Gualazzi from Italy with 189 points and Sweden's Eric Saade who collected 185 points

SONG: RUNNING SCARED - Ell & Nikki








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I'm running I'm scared tonight

I'm running I'm scared of life

I'm running I'm scared of breathing

Coz I adore you

I'm running I'm scared tonight

I'm running I'm scared of breathing

Coz I adore you




domingo, 8 de mayo de 2011

LEARN TO PUT YOUR MAKE UP ON IN ENGLISH

YouTube offers you so many opportunities to learn English and also to learn how to do new things, learn how to do things better or teach others how to do things.



In today's activity we'll look at some 'home' produced YouTube channels and learn a bit more about how to use make up and other cosmetics and develop your vocabulary in this area. We'll also look at how you can enter into a dialogue with the people who create the videos.


Task:

You are going to watch 3 short videos showing you how to apply make up. The FIRST VIDEO is by Andrea and has no words, just text and images. Pause the video to make notes of any new words you see in the text.


Now look at the new words you noted down and check to find a definition for them on this site: MAKE UP USA VOCABULARY

Just click on the word to the left of the screen and you will find images of the kinds of products in the video.


Now that you have a bit more vocabulary, you can watch this second video and listen as Michelle Phan describes how she puts on her make up.




The vocabulary in these videos and the range of accents can be very challenging, but if you watch and listen to a number of different ones you will find they become easier to understand, and if you do have a problem with understanding some of the things that they are saying or doing, remember that you can leave a comment or ask a question by going to the video on YouTube.


Here's one more video for you to watch. In this one Elle describes the make up used in the 'Blockbuster' movie 'Twilight'.



One of the great things about people who produce these kinds of videos is that they welcome communication with the people who watch their videos, so you can either go to their channel on YouTube and send them a comment or question.

lunes, 2 de mayo de 2011

JOHN PAUL II'S BEATIFICATION

The Vatican has hosted its biggest event in years - the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II.
The globe-trotting Pope credited with contributing to the fall of communism in Eastern Europe was blessed in St Peter's Square on Sunday 1 May.

The ceremony attracted more than one million people - the biggest crowd in Rome since John Paul II's death, and the election of Pope Benedict XVI, six years ago. Four million pilgrims came on that occasion.
When Pope John Paul II died in April 2005, there were shouts from the throngs of pilgrims who came to pay him their last respects: "Santo subito!" or "Make him a saint right now!"


Beatification is normally the Catholic Church's official authorisation for the local veneration of a person considered to have led an exemplary holy life. Canonisation means that this person may be venerated anywhere in the world.


SONG: FIREWORK - Katy Perry




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