Monday, 31 December 2007

New Year´s Eve

Hello!! Merry Chrismas!! In these notable dates, I decided to write this post about New Year's Eve because I think that everybody celebrates this incredible night surrounded of their family and friends, but really few people know the real history about New Year´s Eve, his antiquity, traditions, typical things of this festivity ... so I decided in this occasion to "talk" about this topic, with the purpose of that we all know little more of this so notable night. I hope that you like this post and to wish all you a happy New Year 2008.

"The New Year is an event that happens when a culture celebrates the end of one year and the beginning of the next. The date in which this celebration is realized depends on the type of calendar used, being most used of January 1st, date according to the Gregorian calendar used in the majority of the countries of the world.

Actually, the celebration of New Year is one of the principal celebrations in the world. Big events are realized in the principal cities of the world during the New Year's Eve (eve of the New Year corresponding to December 31st), being accompanied of the biggest events of pyrotechnics. The biggest events of the world are produced on Sydney, Hong Kong, London, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Valparaiso.Also, a lot of discotheques realizes big New Year´s parties."

Ancient New Years

The celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible cresent) after the Vernal Equinox (the first day of spring).
The beginning of spring is a logical time to start a new year, because it´s the season of, planting new crops, and of blossoming. January 1st, hasn´t astronomical or agricultural meaning.
The Babylonian New Year celebration lasted for eleven days. Each day had his own particular mode of celebration, but the modern New Year's Eve festivities aren´t the same that those celebrations.
The Romans continued to celebrate the New Year in late March, but their calendar had continually changes by various emperors so that, the calendar soon was synchronizated with the sun.

In order their calendar, the Roman senate, in 153 BC, declared January 1st to be the beginning of the New Year. This calendar continue with Julius Caesar in 46 BC, that established that their calendar had to be known as the Julian Calendar. It again established January 1st as the New Year. But to synchronize the calendar with the sun, Caesar had to allow that the year should last 445 days.

The Church´s view of New Year celebrations

Although in the first centuries the Romans continued celebrating the New Year, the Catholic Church of the epoch condemned the festivities as paganisms. But as Christianity became more extense, the Church began having his own religious observances related with many of the pagan celebrations, and New Year's Day was not different. New Years is still observed as the Celebration of Christ's Circumcision by some denominations.
During the Middle Ages, the Church was opposed to celebrating New Years.

New Year traditions

Other traditions of this celebration include the making of New Year's resolutions. That tradition also dates back to the early Babylonians. Popular modern resolutions include the promise to lose weight or quit smoking. The Babylonian's most popular resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment.
The tradition of using a baby to signify the New Year was begun in Greece around 600 BC. It was their tradition at that time to celebrate their god of wine, Dionysus, by a baby in a basket, representing the annual rebirth of that god as the spirit of fertility. Egyptians also used a baby as a symbol of rebirth.
Although the Christians denounced the practice as pagan, the popularity of the baby as a symbol of rebirth forced the Church to think about his position. The Church finally allowed his members to celebrate the New Year with a baby, which was to symbolize the birth of the baby Jesus.

For luck in the New Year

Traditionally, it was thought that one could affect the luck they would have throughout the coming year by what they did or ate on the first day of the year. For that reason, it has become common for people to celebrate the first few minutes of a brand new year in the company of family and friends. These parties often last into the middle of the night after the rings of the bells that announce the New Year.
It was once believed that the first visitor on New Year's Day would bring either good luck or bad luck the rest of the year. It was particularly lucky if that visitor happened to be a tall dark-haired man. This belief about the good luck is realized usually in Scotland.
Traditional New Year foods are also thought to bring luck. Many cultures believe that anything in the shape of a ring is good luck, because it symbolizes "coming full circle," completing a year's cycle. For that reason, the Dutch believe that eating donuts on New Year's Day will bring good fortune.
Many places of the U.S.A. celebrate the New Year by consuming black-eyed peas. These legumes are typically accompanied by either pork jowls or ham.(These legume give the name to a popular music group). Black-eyed peas and other legumes have been considered good luck in many cultures. The pork and his meat, is considered lucky because it symbolizes prosperity. Cabbage is another "good luck" vegetable that is consumed on New Year's Day by many people. Cabbage leaves are also considered a sign of prosperity. In some regions, rice is a lucky food that is eaten on New Year's Day.
Auld Lang Syne

The song, "Auld Lang Syne," playing like background music, is sung at the midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.It was written by Robert Burns in the 1700's, it was first published in 1796 after Robert Burns' death. A lot of variations of the song were sung before of 1700 and inspired Burns to produce the modern rendition. An old Scotch tune, "Auld Lang Syne" literally means "old long ago," or simply, "the good old days."

Auld Lang Syne (letter)

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne
We'll take a cup of kindness yet
For auld lang syne
We twa hae run about the braes
And pou'd the gowans fine meaning: pulled daisies
But we've wander'd mony a weary fitt : foot
Sin' auld lang syne. : long ago
We twa hae paidl'd in the burn
Frae morning sun till dine meaning: dinner time
But seas between us braid hae roar'd : broad
Sin' auld lang syne.
And there's a hand, my trusty feire
And gie's a hand o' thine
And we'll tak a right gude-willie waught
For auld lang syne.
And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp
And surely I'll be mine
And we'll tak a cup o'kindness yet
For auld lang syne.

Here you could learn to sign a part of this tradicional song:

If you want to listen the "Auld Lang Syne", click on the links that appear here:

Sunday, 2 December 2007


This feast is celebrated the 20 of January. Mass is prepared by the brotherhood of San Sebastián and they collect house by house the donations from the villagers and hang them in an olive branch that is auctioned.
In the procession takes slopes from the church to the chapel a statue of San Sebastián where they serve a sanck with lemonade for everybody.
Before that, they celebrate "La vaquilla", a kind of run. Then, during the dance, they do "La subasta del ramo", an auction where the people bid the donations of the villagers and they have a gift of bread of anís.


Brunete is a village that has great importance in the sport´s world.

Sports facilities:

Luis Martín Granizo´s Park
Real de San Sebastián St.
Covered swimmng pool: where you can practise swimming activities.
Rollerblading court with obstacles.
Multisports court: to practise football, basketball...

Municipal sport center “Jose Ramón de la Morena”
Estudiantes St.
Covered court adapted to: basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball... there are wardrobes and stands.
A place to practise martial arts.
Outdoors: tennis and padel´s courts , an athletics track...
A gymnasium, with all precise material to be fit.

Municipal football stadium “Los Arcos”
Arcos St.
An artificial grass stadium, with lighting.

There are also equine´s centers in Brunete's suburbs; dance´s academies (Cultural Center Luis Martín Granizo)...

Battle of Brunete

Before the uprising, Brunete was a peaceful and quiet village dedicated to the cultivation of vines and planting vegetables or grains, everything that could allow its sandy soil and its extreme climate with harsh winters, and hot and dry summers. The famous Battle of Brunete joint operation developed from 6 until 25 July, 1937, in this town and others nearby west of Madrid during the Spanish Civil War. This offensive launched by the Army of the Republic was designed to reduce the pressure exerted by the rebel forces about Madrid and at the same time alleviate the situation on the north front line. The entire operation resulted in the deaths of about 20,000 soldiers and 17,000 Franco Republicans, the loss of about 60 aircraft Republicans and about 25 Franco, as well as the destruction or loss of a large amount of material. The human costs for both sides were enormous, being this battle considered as one of the bloodiest of the Civil War.

Cristo del Patrocinio

The celebrations of the Cristo del Patrocinio are held on
14 September, and depending on the years a few days before 14 and
after 14, bullfights are celebrated.
Typically, 13 in the night are held fireworks, "polvora" it said before.
The day of the Cristo (the way that we call here "14th September") a mass is celebrated and in the afternoon the procession through the
streets of the village take place; when they arrive to the Church's gate, the "Puja de las Andas del Trono" takes place, to introduce the Cristo
on shoulder into the Church. At night, there is a dance until dawn.

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Questions with "like".

Hello, everybody. Maybe you remember one of the questions from your term test, the one including the word like. this word was at the end of the question you had to do and I told you that in this case like wasn't a verb. I have found a very good explanation that you can have a look at this site. It is from a very interesting program by the BBC in which they discuss grammar points and put a foreign student of English to the test. They are always short concrete grammar topics and they give very clear and simple explanations. You can even dowload the program to your MP3 players! Greetings.

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Spanish Current Affairs.

My dear students, I propose a listening activity. It's authentic material taken from BBC Radio 4, as you will hear at the beginning. It's a radio program about Spanish current affairs-you will for sure recognize a very well known Spanish politician... and I will say no more... What I need is that each of you listen carefully to this radio program and think of a title that describes its content. As soon as you have decided on the best title for this audio, email me the answer and, if it's accurate, I'll email you back some more activities. Greetings... and be happy!

Monday, 26 November 2007


It's not just that shopkeepers all over Europe have had their window broken by british football hooligans.
It's much more serious than that.
Before the star of the 1385 Cup European Final, for example, 35 Italian footballere supporters were killed in incidents caused by british hooloigans.
Britain, indeed, has been disgraced again and again by the hooligans and most britons are deeply ashamed of them.
Who are the hooligans?

According to experts , the typical British hooloigan is a single man , aged seventeen to thirty-three, probalbly from the souht east of Britain and often well-paid but not very ineteresting job.
One study found a gang wich contained a bank manager, an insurace worker and some soldiers.
Why are they hooligans?

Beeing hooligans gives these people the sense of belonging to a group.
"Our objetive", one hooligan explained,"Is to defend and inavade territory. We represent our country just like the players".
Hooliganism is also a ,of course,an oportuinty for excitement.

Where are the hooligans from?

They aren't only form England , There are hooligans all over the world.
But the most famous are british hooligans , they are the most destructive....
What is my opinion about them?
This totally against that football is a cause for violence.
What if soccer is more fun if we break glass or something similar?
I feel horrible that there are people who use that excuse to get rid of excitation or stress from work ....
Is vandalism is capable of removing stress?
No, of course!!
In my opinion hooligans should relax ... Doing yoga or pilates, anything until we have destroyed the streets engaged.
The streets belong to all of us and not just for hooligans
Why I decided to put this post?
In class we are talking about sports and I think that can be interesting talking about hooligans.

Sunday, 25 November 2007


Caño Nuevo fountain is about one hundred years old. It is on the right side of the M-513 road. It´s one km away from Boadilla del Monte.
It was built with only one pipe and big stone blocks. Recently it was recovered by a work group of young people coordinated by the Council.

It´s on the southern village. It´s three km away from Brunete. We don´t have dates about its foundation. It was built with red bricks. It has been modified along the time.

It´s in the middle of Luis Martín Granizo park. It has two lion heads pipes and it is adorned with four columns.


The fountain of the Plaza Mayor (or Main Square) in Brunete is located in the center of it. A source was placed decorated with ornamental wrought iron, which is preserved as it was in 1946.
From the fountain we can see some stairs to the left or right (depending on where we are situated) that lead us to the Church.
This fountain has a very interesting story-people in Brunete used to play practical jokes on each other by jumping in the fountain.
At Christmas time, this fountain is used to place in it the nativity scene.

Thursday, 22 November 2007


Today we are going to interview three people. I'm going to ask you some simple questions.
-Hello, Mr.Lumbreras. Do you enjoy your life?
-Yes, because I have a lot of money and I can buy whatever I fancy.
-Do you miss having an ordinary life?
-No, because I have never had a normal life.
-Do you usually go to the gym?
-Yes, I often go to my own gym with my personal coach.
-I can see that, you are really fit. Are you successful in love?
-No, I'm not. Most of the women I met are after my money.

-Sorry. Now, we will continue with Olga, our pop star. Do you enjoy your life?
-Yes, I enjoy my life because I love singing in my concerts and watching my fans.
I like signing autographs and, the most important thing, I love travelling all around the world.
-Do you miss having an ordinary life?
-Yes, sometimes I do because the journalists disturb me; however, I love my life and I think that I'm not different from the rest of the people, the only difference is that I've got a lot of money.
-Do you usually go to the gym?
-Mmm... It is very important for my job to be fit, but I have no time to go.
I watch my weight and I am usually on a diet.
-Do you rebember you first
-Oh, yes! I remember it very well, it was in Brunete, a small and beautiful village in Madrid, on Christmas holidays, and I was seventeen. I will never forget it.

-Well, we are going to finish with Diana, a new actress. Hello.
-Hello, JS.
-Do you enjoy your life?
-Yes, but only since I have been acting in films.
-Do you miss an ordinary life?
-Well, my life is still quite normal, because I'm not very famous for the moment.
-Are you successful in love?

-Yes, I found the man of my life eight years ago.

-So, that's all for today, folks! Goodbye!

By: Diana, Adrian Lumbreras, Javier, Olga

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Famous people's lives.

Pilar: Hello, this is Famous People's Lives, welcome everybody! In the next hour we´re going to talk with two celebrities: the well-known Santa Claus, and the famous pop star Carolina.
Our first guest is Santa Claus. Welcome to Madrid, Santa.

Santa: Hello, Pilar.
Pilar: Hi, Santa, welcome to Famous People's Lives.
Santa: Thank you, Pilar, I'm very happy to be here.
Pilar: Oh, thank you very much, Santa. My first question for you is: do you enjoy your life?
Santa: No, I don't. I hate children and my legs hurt because of having so many of them sitting on my lap.
Pilar: Oh, sorry, I didn't know, and Santa what do you do in a typical day?
Santa: I usually read children's letters and then I check the making of the toys.
Pilar: Oh, it's fabulous (ha, ha) and what do you do at the weekends?
Santa: At the weekends I go to the cinema by my sleigh and I eat my wife's cake; I brought a piece for your program.
Pilar: Thanks Santa, your weekends are very funny. Santa, my last question: what do you do during your holidays?
Santa: Really, I haven´t got any holidays, but I would like to go to Benidorm and be with elderly people instead of the little elves.
Pilar: Oh, Santa, thanks for your visit, your life is incredible! Now I leave and Adrián is going to interview another famous guest. Bye!

Adrián: Hello, now we're going to talk about Carolina, she's the best pop star in Europe and she won a Grammy one year ago. Welcome to Madrid, Carolina.
Carolina: Hello, Adrián, I thank you very much for inviting me to your radio program.
Adrián: You're welcome. We're very happy because you're here. Carolina, do you enjoy your life?
Carolina: Yes, but I hate the tedious fans, sometimes it's terrible, they go after me all the time, but they are always really nice and I thank them for it.
Adrián: Oh, no... And, Carolina, what do you do in a typical day?

Carolina: I compose and test songs, and after that I play poker with my bodyguard, I always win (ha, ha).
Adrián: Wow! It's very interesting... And, what do you do at the weekends?
Carolina: I act at footballers parties, and then, they buy me a drink.
Adrián: Wow! Finally, Carolina, what do you do during your holidays?
Carolina: I travel and I give concerts around the world, and, from time to time, I have a sunbath in Paris Hilton's swimming pool and then we go shopping!
Adrián: Very interesting, thank you very much, Carolina, and all my wishes to you. This is all for today, have a good day and be happy. Bye!!
Carolina: Oh, thanks a lot. Goodbye!

Authors: Pilar, Naiara, Adrián y Carolina.

Sunday, 18 November 2007


¿Have you still not learned? I'm sure that you have seen it in the news or in the newspaper.
The prices are rising a lot!!! Almost everything has gone up in price! Especially food, basic food like bread, milk or yoghurt. People complain a lot because salaries don't go up like food and a lot of people have problems to reach the end of the month. A lot of individuals can't pay their mortgages because it is very expensive. And now it's very difficult to buy a house, because people can't pay those prices.
Many teenagers don't mean this because they say: "My parents pay everything, I don't have to do anything", but it is a very bad problem for everybody. Well, I'd like to say something to all the teenagers who say that. If your parents pay everything, they're going to have less money and they aren't going to be able to buy clothes or anything. This is a serious problem for many people.
María Bonilla

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Interesting People interview.

L: Good morning to everybody. Here we're again in Interesting People. Today we've got a very special programme. Our first guest is Caroline, the famous teenage millionaire. Caroline arrived this morning from her mansion in Hollywood. Hello, Caroline.
C: Hello!
L: What do you do in a typical day?

C: I get up at seven o'clock. I go to an exclusive school in Hollywood. At lunch time I go to one of the best restaurants of the city with my friends. When the high school ends I go to a massage session. After that, I go shopping , I love going shopping!!. I've dinner with my parents. After dinner, I call my friends until eleven o'clock, because I need to sleep eight hours for my skin to be perfect.
L: Oh, ok. What do you do during your holidays?
C: I do a lot of things, from travelling to Hawai's beaches to going to parties.
L: Why are you a teenage millionaire?
C: Because my parents are the owners of a famous multinational.
L: And when you'll be older, will you go to work?
C: Me?? Oh no!! I'm never going to work, I'm rich.
L: Thank you for coming, Caroline. Our next guest is Bea, the pop star. Hi, Bea.
B: Hi!
L: What do you do a in typical day?
B: I do what normal people do.
L: What is your favourite city?
B: New York, because I love going shopping.
L: Do you like being famous?
B: Yes, I like it, but I dislike the paparazzi.
L: And when will we be able to buy your new cd?
B: It may be in shops in spring.
L: That was very interesting. Finally our last guest is Omar, who is living alone in a desert island, he's a castaway. Omar is now on the telephone.Hello, Omar.
O: Hello, Leo.
L: How did you arrive to the island?
O: I jumped from the plane.
L: What? Why did you jump?
O: Because I've got claustrophobia.
L: What do you think of in your free time?
O: About nothing.
L: And what do you do in the island?
O: I fish, sleep and swim.
L: Thank you very much.
O: Thanks you.
L: That's all for today. Until next week.

Authors: Carol Bernal, Beatriz, Omar and Leonardo.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Different lifestyles in the world.

Hi every body!! This is the radio program Different lifestyles in the world. Today... Today is a special day because we have three excellent people:
- Hi, Jesica, you are a popstar singer, your life must be stressful. Do you enjoy your life?
- Hi! Yes, I enjoy my life because I love singing.
- OK. What do you do in a typical day?
- I sing and I write music for my new CD.
- What do you do at the weekends?
- In the morning... in the morning I sleep and in the afternoon I go shopping.
- What do you do in your holidays?
- I go to parties with other famous people, we go shopping, we look for the best fashionable clothes...
- Where do you live?
- In New York.
- And... What do you want us to do for you?
- You can buy my new CD.
- Ok, Jessica, thank you and good luck with your new CD. The new guest is Víctor, the teenager millionaire. Hi, Victor! Do you enjoy your life?
- Hello! Yes, my life is very interesting.
- What do you do in a typical day?
- In the morning, I go to my school and in the evening I normally stay at home because my friends study in the evening.
- Ok. What do you do at the weekends?
- At the weekends I stay over with my friends, we go to the cinema, to a disco or I invite my friends to my mansion.
- Oh, your weekends are very entertaining! What do you do in your holidays?
- I travel to work with my parents because they don't want to leave me alone at home.
- Where do you live?
- In los Angeles.
- And... What do you want us to do for you?
- I think I have everything I need, I don't need anything.
- Ok, thanks a lot. Our new guest is Sergio the castaway in a desert island. Hi, Sergio. Do you enjoy your life?
- My life is usually very boring because here I haven't got any friends.
- What do you do in a typical day?
- I fish, seek food, write messages in bottles...
- What do you do in the weekends?
- The same things as the other days.
- What do you do in your holidays?
- The same things as well, my life is boring because it is always the same, always doing the same things. I think this will be always my vacation.
- Where do you live?
- In this island.
- What do you want us to do for you?
- You can save me!!! Please!!!
Ok, bye, Sergio, go for some fishing... And up to now, today's program; next day, more and better things. Have a good day.

Authors: Jessica, Sergio, Víctor and Paola.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007


Today we are going to interview three people. I'm going to ask you some simple questions.
-Hello, Mr.Lumbreras. Do you enjoy your life?
-Yes, because I have a lot of money and I can buy whatever I fancy.
-Do you miss having an ordinary life?
-No, because I have never had a normal life.
-Do you usually go to the gym?
-Yes, I often go to my own gym with my personal coach.
-I can see that you are really fit. Are you successful in love?
-No, I'm not. Most of the women I met are after my money.
-Sorry. Now, we will continue with Olga, our international pop star. Do you enjoy life?
-Of course! I love life because I can sing and give concerts.
-Do you miss having an ordinary life?
-Yes, because sometimes there are too many journalists around anoying me.
-Have you got any other hobbies?
-Yes, I like painting, driving fast and watching Al Pacino films.
-Me too, mainly Scarface. Are you successful in love?
-Yes, I have all the men I want.
-Well, we are going to finish with Diana, a new actress. Hello, Diana.
-Hello, JS.
-Do you enjoy your life?
-Yes, but only since I have been acting in films.
-Do you miss an ordinary life?
-Well, my life is still quite normal, because I'm not very famous for the moment.
-Are you successful in love?
-Yes, I found the man of my life eight years ago.
-So, that's all for today folks!

Monday, 12 November 2007

Blue Night Interview.

B: Welcome to Night Blue. Before ads, we were talking about lifestyles. We have invited three people, they have very different lifestyles. First, the famous rich teenager, Jamelia. Hi, Jamelia...
M: Hello!
B: What do you do in your typical day?
M: Well, in the morning I go to school, a
fter that I go to the best restaurant in the city with my daddy, then I go shopping with my little dog-he is called Paris, it's a chiguagua. In the afternoon, I go to my own spa, oh, it's lovely...
B: Oh nice!! Do you enjoy your life?
M: Yes, of course, it's easy if you have a lot of money, don't you think so? I don't mean that money gives happiness, but it helps...
B: Right, what do you do in the weekends?
M: Oh, a lot of things, there are always things to do, parties, dad's acts... whatever... I usually do pyjamas parties too.
B: And what do you do during your holidays?
M: Well, daddy loves travelling, we have visited all the continents, last summer we went to a lot of places... We went to a concert at the Royal Theatre, then we went to Los Angeles at mum's house, I spent a lot of time there...
B: Thank you very much, thanks for letting us know you better.
M: You're welcome.
B: Our next guest is a famous pop-star and now he is working at his new work. Hello, Nacho.
N: How is it going?
B: What do you do in your typical day?
N: Oh... In the morning I have to go to the record studio, to improve my new album.
After that I go home to have lunch with my girlfriend... After that I go shopping... I love going shopping but the fans follow me everywhere...
B: That's right... Do you enjoy your life?
N: I enjoy my job, I love singing and playing my guitar, but I can't stand the press, the journalists follow me all the time, it's very annoying...
B: That's the price of fame... what do you do in the weekends?
N: Well, it depends...
Sometimes I go to my mum's house to have lunch. And at night I have to go to events with all celebrities, my girldfriend can't stand them.
B: And what do you do during your holidays?
N: Well, I travel a lot, I have to do it for my new disco tour, I don't like it very much, but...
B: Thank you very much, Nacho , we hope that your CD will be great!
N: Thank you!!
B: Well, our next guest is the most important scientist at the moment, she studies monkeys and gorillas at her own island. Hi, Sandra!
S: Good evening!
B: What do you do in your typical day?
S: In the mornig I wake up early, I have lots of things to do...
First I have to feed the mokeys and gorillas, after that I look for the new gorilla babies, they're so sweet. Then I have to keep fit so I go swimming or running... Later, I study monkey's behaviour. At night I check it all is ok and I go to bed.
B: Well, do you enjoy your life?
S: I love gorillas' community, and my work is great... I have no stress and I'm never in a hurry... but I miss company, loneliness is horrible...
B: I agree... Well,do you like studying the monkeys?
S: Oh , yes...!! They are incredible animals! They are more clever than some people. They work together all the time, but the smallest monkeys are very annoying, they shout too much...
B: And do you have holidays?
S: No, of course not. I live all the time at the island.
B: Thank you, Sandra... And this is the end of the programme, I hope that you have enjoyed it. In the next programme we are talking about violence in the streets. Good Bye and thank you for listening...

Authors: Sandra, María, Nacho and Blanca.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

A new topic to discuss...

I think because now we have submitted all kind of English, it would be good for all of us to talk about interests and views on current topics of society. A topic that I was interested in is the mistreatment of animals, as it is now circulating through the network a video that has left all the people that have seen it confused, as it is a heartbreking way of treating animals. Here I leave the url in which you can watch the video. Although I have tried to see it, I could not finish it ...

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

My profile

I'm Jessica. I live in Chapinería. I'm 14 years old. I'm tall and I have got blonde hair and brown eyes. I like listening to music. I love animals. I also love playing computers. I don´t like sports.
Apart from that, my hobbies are playing computer games and shopping. I have got 3 brothers


Monday, 5 November 2007

Omar's Profile.

Hi! My name's Omar. I live in Brunete. I'm 14 years old. I'm tall, my hair is chestnut colour and my eyes are dark green. I like playing football, my favourite football team is the Real Madrid. I like listening to music, my favourite music groups are Red Hot Chillie Peppers, Nirvana, Mago de Oz, Reincidentes... I like going out with my friends. My favourite food is pizza, and my favourite colour is blue. My favourite subjects are Art, Music and French. I love watching tv, playing videogames and `sleeping´. I hate school. -- Bye --

Sunday, 4 November 2007

My profile

My name´s Bea and I come from Chapinería, in Madrid. My hobbies are listening to music and watching TV. I have got one sister but I haven´t got any brothers, and my family have got a hamster, too. His name is Chispa. I like playing tennis and volleyball. I love computer games and shopping.


My Profile

Hi! My name's Leonardo but everybody calls me Leo. I'm fourteen years old. I've got greenish eyes and brown hair. I'm kind, intelligent and loyal. I live with my family in a house in the south of Brunete.
I play tennis every week and I play the saxophone as well. I love travelling and visiting new places. My hobbies are playing on the computer, going out with my friends, painting warhammers and reading. My favourite computer games are Half-Life, Oblivion and Ace Combat. My favourite food is spaghetti and pizza (yes, I love Italian food). My favourite television programmes are House and Lost.
Nice to meet you.

See you later.

My Profile

Hello!! My name is Pilar, and I´m 14 years old. I live in Brunete, in Los Rosales. I live with my mother and with my little brother and my little sister. My mother´s name is Pilar, and my little brother and sister´s are Eva and Ignacio, and they are 6 and 7 years old. We have a dog and his name is Humpfrey and he is 3 years old. My favourite music is pop, but I like any music too. My favourite hobbies are going shopping, travelling and partying. I love Mango clothes but I hate bazaar clothes. My favourites countries are France and Ireland, and I like so much their languages.

My profile

Hi! I'm Sandra Beamud. I live in Brunete. I'm fourteen years old but on December I'm going to be fifteen years old. I have brown eyes and brown hair. I think I'm friendly, loyal, shy and funny. My hobbies are hanging out with my friends, going shopping and watching TV.
I have two sisters but I haven't got any brothers, their names are Esperanza and María, they are older than me. I like animals but I haven`t got any at home. I hate history and maths, they are very difficult for me. My favourite music band is El Canto Del Loco and my favourite singer is Avril Lavigne.

Bye for now!

Friday, 2 November 2007

Carolina's Profile.

Hii!! I'm Carolina. My birthday is the 16th of January. I'm tall, I've got black hair and brown eyes. I think that I'm friendly, kind and loyal. I like hanging out with my friends, listening to music, chatting with msn, reading and going shopping.
I love salads and white chocolate, but I hate gazpacho.
My favourite sport is handball. My favourite groups and singers are Rihanna, 50 cent, James Blunt, Green Day, Good Charlotte, Maroon 5 and more, but I don't like Erreway. My favourite film is Titanic. My favourite actor is Matt Damon but I like other actors like Tom Welling, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Josh Hartnett and Alex Pettyfer. I've got two sisters, her names are Carmen and Gloria, they're younger than me. I've got a pet, a dog called Rudolph.

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

This is very funny!

Learning English ( Brunete?)


Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Hiii, people!!!

My name is Diana and I live in Brunete (Madrid). I study in the Alfonso Moreno Secondary School. I'm 15 years old. I have blonde hair and blue eyes. My hobbies are music and hanging out with my friends (they are really funny). I like animals but I don't have any at home. I also like wearing fashionable clothes. I have a sister, her name is Alisa. She is older than me, she is 18 years old, but people say that we are twins. Well...that's all :p!

Naxoo: simply the best.

Hello, girls and boys, my name is Nacho but some of my friends call me García. I live in Brunete, in a street near the school. I am tall and fit. I have black hair and brown eyes. I like clothes and going shopping. About music, I like bakalao or pop, but my favourite singer is the Chivi. My hobbies are going out with my friends, going shopping and surfing the net. I hate liers. I have one brother called Javi and a sister called Marta. VI and Lumbre: Scarface is the best film in the world and nobody can change that.

Monday, 29 October 2007

Brunete for foreign visitors.

Well, well, well, at this very moment, nearly three hundred visitors have opened and had a look at our blog, and there are lots of comments to different posts. As you can see from the map about the places where our visitors come, we have had visitors from the USA, from South America and from other parts of Spain. One of the comments suggested including information about Brunete for a foreign visitor, what do you think of it? Maybe you recognize this picture... Greetings and keep on working.


Hello, my name´s Sergio San José and I come from Colmenar del Arroyo. I'm fifteen years old, my birthday is on April. I´m very tall, friendly and happy. I love computer games , music and movies. I play counter strike source. I have a brother-his name is Alejandro and one sister-her name is Patricia. I have a pet, one dog called Mozart. Is very big. I love computers, I watch tv, my favourite program is Alerta Cobra. Bye.


Sunday, 28 October 2007

My name is Javi but you can call me JS


My name is Javi but some people call me js. I live in Brunete with my family. I am tall because i play basketball. Now I play in the team of Villanueva de la Cañada(I love the Golden State Warriors team). I love hip-hop(Nach Scratch, Violadores del Verso, Arma blanca...) I make some hip-hop songs with a friend also I love the computer games (Hitman, Doom, Wolfstein, Halob,...) and my favourite film is Scarface. I have got lots of friends(Chema, Andres, Nacho, Garcia....) we love hang out, go to cinema and play killzone or other multiplayer games other things that i love is the mountanbike, guns(spas 12), the violin..
Chao my blog Friends

My Profile

My name is María Bonilla. I live in Brunete, in Madrid, the capital of Spain. I was born here. I´m thirteen years old, but I´m going to be fourteen this 20th of December.
I am not very tall and I am slim. I have got brown eyes and black hair. I think I am friendly and athletic. When I am with my friends I am very happy and I laught a lot, but I have my serious side too.
My favourite sport is volleyball, I also like running but I don´t like football or basketball. About music, I love pop music but I hate classical music. My favourite hobbies are hanging out with my friends, watching tv, using the computer and reading books. In general I love fantasy books. I have got one brother, he is younger than me, but I don´t have any sister. I haven´t any pets, but I would like to have one.
Well, this is my description, I hope this will help you to know me better.
Greetings, María.



My name is Olga, I´m from Spain. I live in Brunete. I´m tall and thin. I´ve got brown eyes and brown hair, too. I´m an athletic person, I like running and practising physical exercise. I like hanging out with my friends. I´ve got a brother, but I haven´t got any sisters. I like horror films, but I hate comedy films.
I like eating very much, but I hate vegetables and tomato.
My favourite music is pop but I like other music, too. I don´t like getting up early because I love sleeping. I love surfing in the net and talking with my friends by messenger. I like shopping and buying a lot of things but I´m not rich and I cannot buy too many things.
My favourite actor is Johnny Deep in the film Pirates of the Caribbean.
I love playing the piano and listening to music. My favourite colour is yellow

*kisses olga*

Saturday, 27 October 2007

This is my profile:

I´m Carolina and I come from a little village in Madrid: Brunete.
I was born the 30th of December fourteen years ago. I´m thirteen years old, I´m tall, and I´ve got brown hair and brown eyes. I think I am shy, loyal, intelligent, funny and friendly, too.
My favourite colour is purple. I like reading books like Memorias de Idhún... and others written by Laura Gallego García. I also like listening to music.. and watching films... but I really love playing volleyball with my friends, and hanging out every weekend with them.
I study at I.E.S Alfonso Moreno, at 3rd B form. I live with my parents and my brother, his name is Sergio and he´s nine years old. At home I´ve got a pet...a dog called Kobu. It´s small... and very funny.

This is me... and I hope that you like this blog!

A. Landazuri's profile


Hello, my name´s Adrián Landazuri and I come from Brunete. I'm fourteen years old, my birthday is on March. I´m tall, fit, and friendly. I love computer games and videogames, counter strike source and al PES Games.
I love jumpstyle!!!!.
I have a sister, her name is Nerea and I have a pet, a dog called Lua. I love watching TV, my favourite TV program is Kyle Xy. I think this is a good idea, we can do a lot of things here.


Friday, 26 October 2007

Blanca's profile

Hi, I'm Blanca, I'm 14 years old and I live in Brunete.
I'm very tall and I've got fair hair, my eyes are green and I wear glasses.
I'm very talkative, I talk so much and I talk everywhere I am.
I'm very lazy and easy-going but when I like something I work hardly to achieve it .
I'm very independent and sympathetic.

I hate materialistic people... I can't stand them...
I love listening to music, but not every kind of it, I like pop, rock and a bit of rap and hip-hop. My favourite groups are H.I.M, El Canto del loco and Avril Lavigne, but I also like Good Charlotte , Black Eyed Peas and The Rasmus.
I love animals, I've got a dog called Leo but I don't like cats so much.
My hobbies are watching films -romantic comedies are my favourite-, playing basketball anf reading. My favourite books at the moment are Memorias de Idhún and Crepúsculo.
My favourite colours are red and green and I enjoy hanging out with my friends and meeting new people.

Paola's Profile.

I'm Paola. I'm 14 years old. I'm not tall or short, I've got brown hair and my eyes are brown too. I think I'm funny and friendly. My favourite pets are turtles and small dogs but I hate cats, and mi favourite subjets are Spanish Language, English and Science but I don't like French and Maths
I like volleybal and rollerblading and my hobies are reading, going shopping and hanging out with my friends.I've got a sister, her name is Ruth and she is four years old, but I haven't got any brothers.

My Profile

My name is Amanecer Sánchez but my friends call me Amy. I'm from Brunete, a village in Madrid. I'm going to talk about myself! I'm 14 years old and I study 3º ESO in Alfonso Moreno High School. I haven't got any brothers or sisters. I like hanging out with my friends and going to Tres Aguas with them. I like animals, music, cinema, etc... I love reading and riding my horse. I really like animals but my parents don't.


Hello! My name´s Adrián.I´ve got one brother but I don´t have got any sisters. I come from Brunete in Madrid and I am thirteen years old. I´m not very tall, I have black hair, brown eyes, small nose and ears.

My favourite football team is Atlético de Madrid and I hate Real Madrid.
My hobbies are playing badminton and videogames. My favourite number is six, my favourite colour is blue, and my favourite food is spaguettis and my favourite film is "Ciudad sin ley".
My favourite group is "La Excepción".
I love watching sports on TV and I like going to a badminton championship and hanging outu with friends. I hate some teachers of the institute.
I study English because, later, it is easier to get a job.


my profile

Hi,my name is Víctor, I am thirteen years old, I live in Brunete (Madrid) and I study in Alfonso Moreno Secondary School.I have got brown eyes and brown hair. My hobbies are football and paddle. I also like playstation 2. I haven't got any brothers or sisters, but I have a pet, one dog. I am a friendly person and funny one, but I´m also short. I like computer games and listening to music too.


Hi! My name´s Naiara and I´m from Madrid, Spain. I´m fourteen years old and I live in Brunete. I´m short and I´ve got light brown hair and blue eyes. I think I´m independent, perfectionist, funny and intelligent.
My hobbies are listening to music, reading and going out with my friends. I like Messenger, I love wearing fashionable clothes. I like all kind of foods but I don´t like chocolate.
I´ve got one brother older than me called Alejandro but I haven´t got any sisters. I like dogs and cats but I haven´t got any pets. I love cooking and chatting on the phone with my friends. I don´t like studying Geography or History.

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Everybody welcome.

Hello and welcome everybody. Slowly, but at a sure pace, we begin our blog. Now I'm only waiting for your replies to my invitation to take part in this adventure. Cheers. Juan.
PS Perhaps, in the meanwhile, you would like to have a look at this site: manythings