Sunday, 30 March 2008

The Wonder of You.

For those of you who like classical, or even antique music, here you can enjoy one of Elvis Presley's great songs, The Wonder of You.

Apart from sharing our taste for good music, maybe you can tell me examples of "zero conditional" sentences taken from this song. Greetings.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008


Last summer we are going to visit the beautiful city of Glasgow.We visit the Mackintosh´s house.
Also we were in the stadium of football with the players of the Celtic club. We saw the university of Glasgow Scottish ; and we went for a walk and bougth for the streets shopping :Buchanan Street.
We bought presents for the family and friends.
Also we happen to visit the Hunterian Museum it is very nice and interesting.



Bea Fernández 3ºA
Jessica Rodriguez 3ºA
Our best journey (with the piper’s kilt anecdote)

We travelled to Glasgow last summer in July, it was very hot. The hotel was in the Buchanan Street, an important street in Glasgow. There, we visited the museums and more important places. Also we were shopping in the most exclusive shops like “Burberry”. We bought clothes, accessories and presents for the family.

We chanced on with a friend and we had lunch in one of the city's best restaurants and we drank coke.
We met nice girls, we made their friends and they introduced us more people, they were very nice.
In the nights we went to took something in nearby pubs, we liked one that called “Joe’s Pub”. It had musical performances that were for new musicians and groups in the music world.

While we went for a walk through a street we met a pipers group, they wore the traditional skirt, called kilt. The music was fine, and was the first time that we listened that type of music. We saw it when started to be windy and a piper’s kilt raised, but we didn’t see anything that we ought not to see.

This was the most interesting, funny and great journey that we did up to now.

Carolina León Bernal & Sandra Beamud Montero. 3ºA

The story of a trip

Mary, a spanish girl, writes a letter telling her mum the trip to Glasgow that she has done during this month.

Dear mum:

I arrived to Glasgow after a long and tiring trip by plane. After I went to sleep to the Thistle Hotel because I was very tired.

The first week I was visiting the Glasgow´s city. I went to a lot of places with a tourist guide:
The Burrel Collection, a very interesting art exhibition, and the main square, Georges Square, surrounded by Victorian buildings like the City Chambers.

At that time, I met some scottish teenagers, I had some nices moments with them and I could practice english.

During the second week I was visiting the high streets shopping: Buchanan Street and Prince´s Square; there I was buying souvenirs for the family.
When my friends and I were having lunch in Aurora (a very modern restaurant), I met a very handsome boy, Sam with who I finished my third and fourth week in Glasgow; we went to a beautiful city next there. It has been the best of my trip!!

Dear mum it has been a wonderful month , I come back home tomorrow.
I love you XXX

Olga Sanchidrián y Carolina Jiménez 3ºB.

Last summer we were in Glasgow and we were charmed with it. We were with a few friends and saw many things, between them Mackintosh's house, the local derby of Glasgow that gained the Celtic 2-1. Also we buy many things in the most famous streets of Glasgow as the Buchanan street. We visit the museum Hunterian and we liked very much the part of medicine and of Mackintosh. Later we were aver the university of Glasgow and it does not have anything peculiar. Only villain of the trip esque was been very cold and evil time. What we surprised was the great quantity of parks in the city.It was a very nice trip and an unforgettable experience.


An amazing travel to Glasgow

This summer we visited the city of Glasgow.
We stayed at the Marks Hotel in The Bath street 110.
The first day we went to visit the museum of transport, it was very nice and we saw many amazing transport stuff. We were also at the St. George's square Glasgow's and ate at the Strata bar. We visited The People's Place, a museum entertaining and telling the story of the inhabitants of Glasgow, and culture. We went to the Buchanan Galleries mall where we were buying a lot of clothes.
The next day we saw a Regional Scots dance where men and women danced happily in a skirt of green and black boxes…very pretty. Days later we visited the Science Center of Glasgow where we had great fun seeing the world's electricity and then we went to the restaurant to drink a coffee gandolfi. We were in Victoria Park too where we could contemplate green and beautiful plants.
The day before go home, we were to the Buchanan street to buy gifts for our family and friends and then we returned to the hotel to rest and collect our suitcase because the next day we expected a long and heavy travel back to Spain.

Diana Munteanu
Paola Peinado

Glasgow nights parties

We come there after long hours in that ship.
The first thing that we did was to buy a guide of glasgow to find out about the places of interest. The first days we got lost for those enormous avenues replete with shops and with people that in her they was buying. One evening we stop in a tavern that they were televising the old firm match that according to those of the place was an important match. Since we did not like the football we drank good beer.
On having stopped drinking the waiter said to us that prompt will be a great concert in glasgow said to us that shell us income of retail smuggling I boast. We agree and to two days already we was ready to listen to such a The Twilight Sad. It was a spectacular concert we are charmed with me. This night we will not forget easily. On the following morning we visit the Hunterian Museum. We saw fantastic things as a fossil of tree, cleopatra's currency and a great hung trout of the roof (it was the best thing).Ultimately our visit to glasgow was wonderfull. We learned a lot of this great city. I recommend to everything that wants to happen a funny month.

Leonardo Fernandez 3ºA Javier Serrano 3ºB

Sunday, 23 March 2008

An amazing trip to Glasgow

Last Summer , we went to Glasgow and we spent a whole month there...

When we arrive in our hotel ,"The Belhaven",we were very surprised, the building was a beautiful victorian house, it was very little only 16 rooms but It was very nice.

We wanted to visit every cultural place in glasgow so we visited the cathedral, where is buried San Mungo, this tomb was one of the areas of peregrination of the Middle Ages.
We also saw many museums of this city like the Hunterian Museum and Hunterian Art Gallery,Burrel collection, where we saw pictures of painters as important as Renoir and Cezane, The Museum of the Transport, a museum that seemed to us very curious because it reproduces a typical street of the city of the 30s,The Museum McLean: A museum centred on the social history of Glasgow, the gallery of modern art,and the Lighthouse.
We also were interested in Mackintosh's works, we visited almost all his buildings, but the one that we liked most was The Willow tea room, where we have a tea.
We visited the Art School of Glasgow and the Science Museum where there was a cinema IMAX to see movies in 3D.
We went shopping in the city, It has a lots of big avenues and important malls, as Buchanan Galleries, Italian Centre, Princes Square and the St Enoch Centres.
These places are near of bars, where after buying we could relax and take a coffee.
In the West-End, there are incredible antique shops, places of crafts and old bookshops, for those who want to take something more original , as a present for my mother.

The local gastronomy of Glasgow is very good.
You can enjoy from delicious seafood, meats of hunt, vegetables, the pies of cow meat, the cheese of the Islands Orkneys, and the bannocks, cakes of oats.
To taste all these food, it is ideal Rab Ha's ,one of the most popular restaurant, in the ancient neighborhood of Glasgow, where they specialize themselves in the traditional Scotishfood.
Walking for the downtown,we discover a very curious bar, The Drum and Monkey, ideally if you have curiosity to tasteone of the tens tries beers that have in the menu.

A part of this bar we saw that in this city there are plenty of nightclubs in the heart of the West End .
At the end, Our impression of Glasgow is that is a very nice city , We loved it a lot, and we think that everybody have to visit it!!

Blanca & Amanecer


readingIn this time of Easter, a lot of people celebrate this know festivity, but few know the real meaning of the Easter eggs or the Easter bunny..., so I decided show you few of all traditions of this time of the year that in some cases unknown and with which I hope we learn a lot of things. I hope you like it, and happy Easter!

The story of Easter
Easter is the time of spring festivals. In Christian countries Easter is celebrate as the religious holiday that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the son of God.
But the celebrations of Easter has many customs and legends that are pagan in origin and they haven't any relation with Christianity.
The scholars accept the derivation proposed by the 8th century English scholar St. Bede, they believe that the name Easter come from the Scandinavian "Ostra" and the Teutonic "Ostern" or "Eastre," two Goddesses of mythology that signify spring and fertility whose festival was celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox.
The Christian celebration of Easter has a number of traditions that are relationed with the Easter to the Jewish festival of Passover, or Pesach, from which is derived Pasch, another name used by Europeans for Easter.
Passover is an important festivity in the Jewish calendar which is celebrated during 8 days and celebrates the flight and freedom of the Israelites from its slavery in Egypt.
The first Christians, many of them had a Jewish origin, were brought up in the Hebrew tradition and they considered Easter as a new caracteristic of the Passover festival, a commemoration of the coming of the Messiah an event that the prophets told.
Easter is celebrated by the churches of the West the first Sunday following the full moon that happens after the spring equinox (March 2I). So Easter became a movable festivity which can be celebrated as very early the 22nd March or as very late the 25th April .
The christian churches of the East which were closer to the birthplace of the new religion and where old traditions were strong, celebrate Easter according to the date of the Passover festival.
Easter is at the end of the Lenten season, that covers a forty-six-day period that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends with Easter.
The Lenten season is comprised by forty days, because the six Sundays in Lent are not actually a part of Lent, so Sundays are considered a commemoration of Easter Sunday and have always been excluded from the Lenten. The Lenten season is a period of penitence in preparation for the most important festival that the church celebrates every year, Easter.
Holy Week, the last week of Lent, begins with the celebration of Palm Sunday. That day takes its name from the Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem where the people laid palms at his feet. Holy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, which was celebrated the evening before the Crucifixion. Friday in Holy Week is the anniversary of the Crufixion, the day that Christ was crucified and died on the cross. Holy week and the Lenten season end with Easter Sunday, the day of resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Why Easter eggs?
Of all the symbols associated with Easter the egg, the symbol of fertility and new life, is the most identifiable. The customs and traditions of using eggs have been associated with Easter for centuries.

Originally Easter eggs were painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring and were used in Easter-egg rolling contests or given as gifts.
After they were colored and etched with various designs, the eggs were used like presents by a lot of people : they were exchanged by lovers and romantic admirers, similar to St. valentine ;in medieval time eggs were traditionally given at Easter to the servants;in Germany eggs were given to children along with other Easter gifts...
Different cultures have developed their own ways of decorate Easter eggs: Crimson eggs, to honor the blood of Christ, are exchanged in Greece; in parts of Germany and Austria green eggs are used on Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday); Slavic peoples decorated their eggs with incredible colors like gold and silver.
In Germany and other countries eggs are used for cooking where are not broken, but the contents were removed by the end of each egg with a needle and blowing the contents into a bowl.
The hollow eggs were dyed and hung from shrubs and trees during the Easter Week.
The Armenians would decorate hollow eggs with pictures of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and other religious designs.
The custom of hiding eggs painted on the field or in the gardens of the houses, for the joy of children who have to find themselves, continued in many countries, including the United States. Curiously in the gardens of the White House Easter Day there happen a singular career where kids have to roll eggs. Win who reaches farther without breaking them.

That´s the story of the Easter eggs, but there are also Easter eggs that are very different that lasts...
A virtual Easter egg is an intentional hidden message or feature in an object such as a movie, book, CD, DVD, computer program, or video game.
The term draws a parallel with the custom of the Easter egg hunt observed in many western nations.
This practice is used to hide, but also to show the signature of the author in some place or moment of their works, as Diego Rivera (a world-famous Mexican painter) including himself in his murals or Alfred Hitchcock's legendary cameo appearances.
An early example of these kind of "Easter eggs" is Al Hirschfeld's "Nina".
Albert Hirschfeld was a Jewish American caricaturist best known for his simple black and white satirical portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars.
Hirschfeld is known for hiding the name of his daughter, Nina, in most of the drawings he produced since her birth in 1945.

Here you can see a drawing of Al Hirschfeld where he hid the name of his daughter in a sleeve.
You can have a good moment while you try to find the five Ninas hidden in this drawing:

Atari's Adventure, released in 1979, contained what is thought to be the first video game "Easter egg": the name of the programmer (Warren Robinett).
If you want see this “Easter egg” where appear the name of the programmer in the video game, click on the next link:
Easter egg on the Atari´s Adventure video game

The Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny is a mythological rabbit who brings gifts and candy to children on the Easter holiday, that is based on pre-Christian customs honoring the fertility goddess Eostre.
Rabbits and hares, are fertility symbols from a long time ago.Since birds lay eggs and rabbits and hares give birth to large litters in the beginning of the spring, these became symbols of the fertility of the earth at the Vernal Equinox.
The bunny as an Easter symbol have its origins in Germany, where it was first mentioned in German writings in the 1500s. The Easter bunny was introduced to American folklore by the German settlers that arrived in the Pennsylvania Dutch country during the 1700s.
The first edible Easter bunnies were made in Germany during the early 1800s. And were made of pastry and sugar.
The arrival of the "Oschter Haws" was considered one of the greatest pleasures of the life of a child. The children believed that if they were good the "Oschter Haws" he will bring they a nest of colored eggs.
The children built their nest in a sure place in the home, the barn or the garden. The boys would use their caps and the girls their bonnets to make the nests. The use of elaborate Easter baskets would come later as one of the traditions of the Easter in all the country.

Monday, 17 March 2008


I was in glasgow in August last year, in the hilton hotel glasgow at five stars. I have been visiting many places including the museum GALLERY OF MODERN ART this Gallery shows some fine examples of figurative art Scots, but also has a collection of all parts of the world. We also visited some of the most important commercial streets of glasgow: as buchanan street glasgow, princes square and I was in shops like diesel gant, gap ... Buying souvenirs for the family. As I had to go out to eat and party at night I found the best bars and restaurants in downtown glsgow as: Bar Soba, collage, strata, waxy o'connor's. Everything was very good, an anecdota of this trip was that in the bar SOBA I got drunk and I didn´t take my car. The last day I went to see OLD FIRM already know the football derbi between CELTIC AND RANGERS. It won the CELTIC 1-0.My stay was very confortable, I was treated very well so expensive repeat the year. The coming year attempts to go with my family and some friends.

Adrian lumbreras 3ºB
Nacho García 3ºB

Thursday, 13 March 2008

The Perfect Trip To Glasgow ---=>by Sergio

On a trip to Glasgow can do many things like: Go to the stadium Celtics, buy in the shops of the most important streets of the city, visit the Hunterian Museum and admire the works that have been so beautiful or milleones of things.

They can drink tea more flavorful of the two "coffees" tea most famous Glasgow. One is located in the west of Glasgow called Room Restaurant and the other is located in the centre of Glasgow called Willow Tea Room in Sauchiehall Street in the central area of the city of Glasgow.

To eat, you can go to try different foods and foods of Spain, the Mediterranean or meals so esquisitas Scotland. For lunch Spanish informing them and recommend two restaurants and I Barca Tapas Cafe Andaluz. As for the Mediterranean food they inform on the Cafe Noir or Stazione and food escocésa inform them about five restaurants. The 16 Byres Road in the west of Glasgow; The 29-The Grill Room at The Plaza, 78 St. Vincent and the Aurora Arisais particularly in the downtown area of Glasgow. They also recommend the bars and restaurants that come to many people. Soba Collage, Strata, and Tapaell'Ya Waxy O'Connor and the latter like the rest, is highly organized and there was a large agglomeration of people

You can visit the Mackintosh Society or any of its attractions as can be: The Hill House, The Mackintosh House, The Willow Tea Rooms, and more, which are exposed on the street or in the places that they indicate there.

The field of the Celtic Glasgow is a place that can not be missed, with dimesiones is so great that it is one of the most beautiful areas there. And if they are lucky, they can go to one of their parties, which undoubtedly the "sportsmanship" and the fun are guaranteed.

And if a specific mode of transportation you can go fast in the Metro, or whether those tired of this traffic means of transport will solve the problems

That if a trip to Glasgow is not a trip, but his visits University. Its architectural forms and which is constructed is a true work of art, besides rises to the Tower of Glasgow has magnificent views

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Let's visit Glasgow

This is your homework for next Easter holydays. We are going to visit the beautiful city of Glasgow. We’ve been talking about Edinburgh in class this year and now I’d like you to visit (at least virtually) the other most important Scottish city, Glasgow. Please, click on the link and follow directions.