Contents magazine nº 1 Title Letters from the editor.. Begoña : Why a Bilingual magazine Teacher’s articles (Four Teacher each time) Julio Cesar Martínez
Angeles Bango Amabel Barrientos Lucia Montoto Belén Bastián Students articles ( Four articles each time) Andrea Villar 1S Xiao Yi and Alejandra del Rio Claudia Blanco Ignacio Iglesias Gonzalo González Eduardo Marqués Maria’s article Pitiot Article Social Science Lekaroz Visit to the EOI Gijón’s tour Oviedo’s tour Avilés’s tour Evaristo Valle Commercial centre. Eduardo Gijon’s place to …
Exchange with Nichols school in Buffalo (New York – USA). Extracurricular activities. The Big Challenge. Saint Valentine’s day. Advantages of having a Biligual programme in our School.
Shopping in the net. My name is Xiao Yi and I live in Qingtian UK Education Xixón’s Poetry The best cities in the world Vila do Conde WWF across the world Tesla Car
INTERVIEWS Student’s Interview Gonzalo’s interview a JJ Alba interview Cristian Montes Reviews Book Review 4 Film’s reviews 4 Tv series’ s 4 Games review 4 Games Wordsearch 4 Write the name of the article
.students full name and name of the course Jokes Maths jokes Songs to learn English
EXCHANGE WITH NICHOLS SCHOOL IN BUFFALO (NEW YORK – USA) It all started in the spring in 2005 when Rebeca Redondo, a Spanish teacher at Nichols School, came over to Gijón to offer not only our school but also our neighbours from Jovellanos School the great opportunity to set up an exchange. After getting in touch with our colleagues, we did not hesitate and decided to join this exciting activity. As it was our first time to cross the Atlantic, it took us a long time to get everything ready: meetings with the students and their families, travel agents, …and so on. The time came when we had to leave. All our bags were packed and we were all ready to go. Both students and teachers were thrilled about having a new experience. First, New York, the city which fascinated us all with its huge skyscrapers, museums, Central Park, The Empire State Building…….and an endless list of landmarks and sights. Three days later, our stay in New York had come to an end. We all had mixed feelings. On the one hand, the joy of having had the experience of our lifetime; on the other hand, the uncertainty of meeting our American host families and partners. It was a challenge for everyone, but when we first met them at Buffalo airport, all our fears and doubts vanished. What lovely people! From the very start, they all made us feel at home organising a welcome party the next day. At Nichols School, things did not turn out to be as we had expected though, as the course had already finished. We missed the school atmosphere: the contact with teachers and other students, the lessons, the meals…. Nevertheless, all the activities organised for us were very worthwhile. Firstly, we visited Buffalo: the Downtown with its City Hall where we were welcome by the first black mayor, Mr. Brown, who was really interested in knowing about our stay in the city. Then we visited the harbour in the Erie lake with warships, planes and finally we made a tour on the school bus round the city. Other outstanding and worth seeing places we visited were Niagara Falls, Toronto, Genesee County Village, Lechworth Park,…….. All in all, the first exchange was a great success despite all the problems we had at the airports. Eventually we returned to Gijón with our cases loaded with unforgettable memories to share with our families and friends. Almost ten years have gone by and the exchange still goes on and hopefully it will continue in the years to come for the sake of our students´ education .By Julio Cesar Martinez
Extra-curricular activities. By Angeles Bango. Exams, essays, marks, compositions, testsâ€Ś but â€Śschool is also fun! We firmly think that getting involved in extra-curricular activities with new people is a fun way to learn and also challenge yourself. So what's in it for you? You get to explore your physical, creative, social interests. You'll find friends: trying something different may bring you in contact with people you didn't know who share your interests and curiosity. We work closely with the Departamento de Extraescolares, organizing a whole range of activities every term, activities that vary from short theatre sketches, karaoke shows, dancing, exhibitions, classical music performances. Some examples: Christmas festival : carol-singing, sketches, dance. End of school year festival: songs, theatrical productions, frenetic choreographies. World Book Day: poetry reading and music. Theatre plays organized by the Philosophy Department based on classical Greek books. Saint Valentine Contest: letters, poems. Trivia and quizzes Story telling
T HE BIG CHALLENGE The Big Challenge English language contest took place last May 13 all over Europe and IES Doña Jimena students were delighted to join it once more. This event started in 1999 in France, where a group of teachers of English decided to create this fun game-competition whose main purpose is to motivate students learning languages with an educational yet fun experience. The test consists of 54 questions with just one possible correct answer out of four possibilities. The 54 questions include questions about vocabulary, grammar,pronunciation and culture. There is a specific questionnaire for each different level (1º, 2º, 3º, and 4º ESO). Every student is awarded a diploma and a gift regardless of the outcome of their test. Apart from that the students who get good results will get additional prizes. And to conclude, the winners will get regional and national super prizes. Some students in 1º, 3º, and 4º ESO entered the competition this year and they sure had fun all along the process, not only taking the test but also revising for it through the Big Channel web page and then hoping to be the lucky winners. All our students were really anxious to know the final results. The thrill of not knowing whether you can be one of the winners is awesome! We willl soon know the results ...Good luck to everybody!!!!
By Amabel Barrientos
Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day was celebrated for the second time at our school this year. Highly motivated by last year's success of the love letters competition we got to work. In addition, this year we had the pleasure of welcoming a new colleague Giusy di Stefano who was full of fresh ideas, hard work and of course love. Our colleagues’ creativity and a bigger budget for the prizes made it possible to introduce a few changes and thus improve the competition. Students competed in two different categories. A posters competition, open to students of all levels, with a prize for the best poster and a love (or unrequited love) letters contest. Within the love letters category, there were two contests, one in English, one in Spanish and three different levels. One for students in the first and second year of Secondary Education, one for those in the third and fourth year and another level for students in their final years. Students were allowed to take part in both the English and the Spanish contest, thus giving more people the opportunity to win. However, the most successful addition to the “celebration of love” was undoubtedly Cupid’s messenger service. Students, teachers and non-teaching staff joined in to send their loved ones a special message on the occasion. Almost everyone at school was eager to express their feelings of love for their boyfriend, girlfriend, classmate, teacher, relative, to the point that the messages box had to be emptied several times. Likewise, all of us were looking forward to receiving a little message on this special day. As you can imagine, it meant a lot of work for everyone that participated in one way or another. This wasn’t however the most difficult part. The hardest task was no doubt the selection process. So many letters and posters and the high quality of most of them made it extremely complicated to choose the winners. On Thursday 13th February two students disguised as Cupid and his assistant went all over the school to deliver the love messages and at sixth period, the prize-giving ceremony was held. It was brilliantly introduced by the school headmaster and followed by a great and moving digital presentation by Ángel Pañeda. The winners read their letters out and there were rounds of applause, tears and laughter. Bits and pieces of this day’s celebration can be seen on Giusy’s blog: www.cartasdeamor.blogspot.com , another innovation for this year’s competition which included a link created by the teacher Begoña Menéndez Canal, to tweet love messages All in all, it was a great experience. We would like to thank all the people that participated including all the teachers and non-teaching staff that got involved or helped us. Finally after this year’s overwhelming response, we are hoping to see even more people participating in next year’s competition.
By Lucía Montoto Rodríguez
Advantages of having the bilingual programme in our High School
On the one hand, the bilingual programme enables our students to: Have a higher level of English. Be more conscious of all the things they can do in a foreign language. Consider English not just as a subject, but as part of a sort of knowledge they will be required everywhere when they start looking for a job. Appreciate the seventh hour as a time to do different tasks for which there is not usually time in other classes (plays, contact with thr First Certificate exams, etc.)
On the other hand, all teachers immersed in the programme feel very gratified when we see how all our students improve their linguistic skills at the same time as they realise the extraordinary importance of speaking foreign languages in todayâ€™s world.
By BelĂŠn BastiĂĄn
My name is Xiao Yi and I live in Qingtian, a county located in southeastern Zhejiang Province, China.
I wish my friends would come to visit me, because there are many places I want to show them and because many Spaniards come to China, especially here on tourism. Qingtian is a county with a population of over 300,000 habitants and has an area of 2,493 square kilometers, in which you can find a variety of buildings full of shops, restaurants and karaoke divided into rooms for groups of friends.
We can also find some fast food restaurants, and others of drinks and
There are whole streets of apparel, footwear and accessories at very cheap prices and innovative hairdressers with original hairstyles. The nail care is also important here and I can tell from my experience that there are very good nail designers. (Calles enteras de ropa, calzado y complementos a precios muy baratos y peluquerías innovadoras con peinados originales. El cuidado de las uñas también es importante aquí y por experiencia puedo decir que hay gente muy buena con los diseños para las uñas.)
And finally, one of my favourite places is an amusement park that is near of where i live.
I hope this article has had introduce you a little of where i live, and i hope you to someday come here because this is a place to see close.
Xiao Yi Chen & Alejandra del RĂo Ferrera 1ÂşS
UK Education England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales have separate, but similar, systems of education. They all have rules that education is required from ages five to eighteen. The majority of children attend state schools but a small amount attend private schools. Britain's most well known universities include the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford, as well as the London universities (University College London, the London School of Economics, King's College London and Imperial College London) which collectively form the 'Golden Triangle' of UK universities. A broader group of twenty universities form the Russell Group, which account for two thirds of research grants and contract funding out of the total of 100 universities. The education in the United Kingdom is a question decentralized, since every country has his own system of education. The education in England is a responsibility of the Secretariat of State for the Children, Schools and Families, though the administration and funding of the state schools correspond to the authorities locales.141 The universality in the education in England and Wales was introduced in1870 for the primary education and in 1900 for the education secundaria.142 Nowadays, the education is obligatory of the five to sixteen years of age. The majority of the children are educated in schools of the state sector, only a small portion studies in special schools, principally for motives of academic skills. The schools of the State that have allowed to select the pupils of agreement to his intelligence and academic skill can achieve results comparable to the most selective private schools: in 2006, of ten schools of better academic yield, two were state schools of grammar.
By Claudia Blanco 3C
Many people don’t know that in Gijón we have a lot of places to read, buy and change books. And not only there are places for this things, there are places to recite poetry, little stories and things of the same character. Once a month in a cultural space called ‘’La Manzorga’’ (‘’the left hand’’ in the asturian language) take part something that we call ‘’Timba poética’’. The meaning of this words is that you can go to La Manzorga the day of the recital and you can read whatever you want. But this cultural space isn’t the only place to do this thing, some months the event takes part in cafeterias like ‘’La Revoltosa’’ and bars like ‘’Trisquel’’. At the moment there is a movement in our city called ‘’Fame Poétika’’ (in Asturian language to starve) which organizes many events of poetry and other styles. But this isn’t enough because they have published a book of the poems which are recited in La Manzorga every month. Actually (May 2014) the first edition of the book is unavailable but in a couple of months they will published the second edition and in the end of the summer they will published another book with new poems.
Here are five examples of the movement ‘’Fame Poétika’’
‘’Alicia en el país de las maravillas’’ by Diego Solís http://letrasdelderribo.blogspot.com.es/2014/02/alicia-enel-pais-de-las-maravillas.html
‘’La última bala’’ by Andrés Da Silva http://elyellanosiempresonellos.blogspot.com.es/2014/03/la-ultimabala.html
‘’Nos quedamos’’ by Andrés Trece http://blogintrece.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/nosquedamos/
‘’Zona de sombra’’ by Laura Von Stuck http://lauravonstuck.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/zona-de-sombra/
‘’Insonmio’’ by Nacho Iglesias (Wings) http://serondaenversos.blogspot.com/2014/04/insom nio.html
By Nacho Iglesias 1S
The best cities in the world
Among those who've seen it in person, the conclusion is unanimous: Venice is the most beautiful city in the world, and the only one that can truly be described as unique. Each building is a work of art, with their beauty enhanced when reflected on the canals that cross the city. Its magical scenery is fascinating and breathtaking at first sight, evoking the feeling of entering the setting of a real-life fairy tale. It's perhaps even unfair to all other cities to call Venice a city, as it is a place unlike any other that no other can compare to or ever be like. Paris
The Seine and the bridges that cross it, the grand boulevards, the monumental squares, the magnificent monuments, the charming streets of Montmartre -- these images of Paris confirm that it is indeed the most elegant and sophisticated of all cities. It has inspired practically every major world capital, with every city claiming its own Champs-ElysĂ¨es, and Place des Vosges becoming the prototype of residential squares throughout Europe. Sit at an outdoor cafĂŠ table or go on a boat tour of the Seine and see it all romantically flash before your eyes. Prague
It is known as the city of the thousand spires because of its profusion of grand, beautifullypreserved historical monuments dating from practically every period in history. Those spires are best admired from the bridges that cross the Vltava River, especially from the magnificent Charles Bridge, or standing in the 14
stunningly beautiful Old Town Square. Add the atmospheric alleyways and cobbled streets that lead to it and you know that few other cities delight the senses as much as Prague. Lisbon
Magnificently sited on a series of hills running down to the grand Tagus River, Lisbon is one of the world's most scenic cities. Beautiful unexpected views are found at every turn down its colourful, picturesque streets, and especially from strategically-placed viewpoints or terraces at the top of each hill. The city has an unpolished, seductive appearance; an effortless beauty with captivating details such as cobbled designs, tiled faĂ§ades, and pastel-colored buildings blending together to give it a singular atmosphere now lost in so many other cities. In such a stunning place, it's no wonder that many of the world's great explorers questioned what other beauties laid beyond the horizon when they departed from here in the 15th century. Rio de Janeiro
There are those who say God created the world in six days and devoted a seventh to Rio. The city is indeed blessed with one of the most stunning settings in the world, making it the most naturally beautiful city in the world. Even if it was deserted of buildings and population, anyone standing at the top of the famous Sugarloaf Mountain or by the Corcovado statue would see one of the world's most beautiful landscapes. Green, tropical luxuriance mixes with the blue of the ocean and the brightness of the sand at the beaches, proving that this is indeed "the marvellous city" as locals call it. Amsterdam
Each of the thousands of buildings that line Amsterdam's main canals can be classified as a monument, beautifully kept as apartments, offices, cafĂŠs, restaurants, and even brothels. All together they form an aesthetic uniformity that make the city one of the most charming in the world, a stunning place of bridges and bikes crossing canals, picturesque cobbled streets, and strikingly elegant architecture.
Florence is synonymous with the Italian Renaissance, known for the artistic heritage in its palaces and museum collections. Yet with all the beauty both inside and outside its palazzoâ€™s walls, it is the city as a whole that impresses the most. See it from Piazza Michelangelo, a 19th century terrace overlooking the entire city, and you'll be looking at one of the most storybook-perfect cityscapes. You'll see its unspoiled skyline, the towers and domes of the heart of the city, its bridges, the hills in the distance, and the magnificent Cuomo standing in the middle of it all. Few other places in the world will leave you as awestruck. Rome
The city standing on seven hills by the Tiber River is a treasure-trove of monuments among some of the most beautiful squares and classical architecture in the world. Because everyone visits Rome for its landmarks, its picturesque streets are often overlooked, such as those of the Trustier district, filled with charming lanes, faded palazzo, and lovely homes decorated with flower boxes. It is on streets like those that Rome proves itself to really be eternal. Budapest
Split in two by the Danube River, Budapest is the result of the merging of three cities. Buda is the hill with the royal palace and an old town filled with baroque and gothic monuments looking over the mostly-19th century Pest, crossed by broad avenues lined with elegant neo-renaissance buildings. Admire its setting and remarkable architecture
(including the stunning Parliament Building) from the monumental Chain Bridge, and step into the old town for some of the most romantic lanes you'll ever stroll through Bruges
It's a small city, in a small country, hardly a metropolis, but huge on beauty. It's one of the world's best preserved medieval cities, filled with gothic and baroque monuments surrounded by an oval canal and extraordinarily romantic cobbled lanes. It's no wonder that it is one of Europe's most visited cities, helped by its location in the very centre of the continent. It's an unfishable destination when in Brussels, and easily accessible from anywhere in central Europe. Its combination of gorgeous architecture and pretty, peaceful spots crisscrossed by canals make it one of the most magical sites to be experienced in the world.
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Tesla S is an electric sedan made by Tesla Motors in California. It began to be sold the 22nd of June of 2012. There are two models available, the basic one has a battery of 60kw-h, and it has autonomy of 370km and can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds. There is a superior model that has a battery of 85kwh, it can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4.4 seconds and has autonomy of 480km. In Europe the basic model costs 55,090€ and the superior model costs 73,370€. It was designed by Franz Von Holzhausen and has already sold more than 25,000 units. The battery is formed by thousands of small batteries very similar to the ones in our mobile phones. It weighs 450kg and it can be charged with the new Tesla fast-charge stations in 40 minutes. Written by Diego Pitiot 3ºC