28 abril, 2009

Social networks

Social networking websites, such as MySpace, Facebookor or Twenti, have become very popular these days. They are places where you can connect up with friends and family, meet people who have the same interests as you and share photos, videos and things like that.

See how they work with this video by Commoncraft. Afterwards, you can read its trascription.


As you can see, social networks may have some advantages. However, not everyone loves them:




If you want to read the captions for this video, visit LangoLab

Remember, dear students, your writing on social networks have to be handed in soon.
You may write about their advantages and disadvantes or you may write about your own experience using them (I know most of you have an account on Twenti)

27 abril, 2009

23 abril, 2009

St. George. Books and Roses.

April 23rd, the Day of Saint George, was declared as International Day of the Book by UNESCO in 1995. On this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died.
The idea for this celebration originated in Catalonia, where on 23 April, Saint George's Day, people exchange gifts between them. Historically, men gave women roses, and women gave men a book to celebrate the occasion—"a rose for love and a book forever."

According to the legend, St. George rescued a princess by defeating a fearsome fire-breathing dragon. After slaying the creature, legend says that a drop of its blood sprouted into a red rose which the saint gave to the princess he had saved.

St. George is the patron saint of England. For more information, visit: projectbritain.com and Learn Englisn free online