Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bullet for my valentine

This music group is from Gales. His music follows a typical heavy metal style. His influences are Metallica,
Nirvana, Iron Maiden y Slayer. In 2002 they got a record deal with SonyBMG. The debut album from Bullet For My Valentine was released under the name of "The Poison". The album entered the Billboard 200 at number 128. The group made ​​several world tours to publicize the album, most notably his appearance at the Download Festival and a U.S. tour with Rob Zombie. On January 29, 2008 the group leased their second studio album, titled Scream Aim Fire and began a tour that has taken him around the world. After two year wait since his last album, the band announced that finished recording his third album. And finally, on April 27, comes to light "Fever", receiving critical acclaim worldwide. The album reached # 3 on the Billboard 200 and # 1 on Billboard's Rock and was considered their most successful album to date. [5] The group has sold over two million albums worldwide and one million them only in the United States.

avril lavigne

Avril Ramona Lavigne (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian pop rock singer, songwriter, actress and designer of a clothing line called Abbey Dawn. Avril stormed the charts with 17 in 2002 with his first successful album Let Go, which was awarded eight Grammy nominations and has now sold 19 million copies worldwide and over 7 million in the United States . The singles "Complicated" and "Girlfriend" were among the 100 biggest songs of the decade according to Billboard. His second album, Under My Skin, was the first to reach # 1 on the Billboard 200. The album sold 10 million copies. With The Best Damn Thing, her third album, reached the top positions around the globe, giving Lavigne recognition of the best-selling female artist in that year. Despite this, the album was the least sold 7 million copies. Avril has had five number one hits worldwide, including "Complicated" "Sk8er Boi", "I'm With You", "My Happy Ending" and "Girlfriend." The latter was the first single that reached # 1 on the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 and also was the most downloaded song in the world in 2007, and one of the most successful singles in history. Currently Lavigne ended his fourth album Goodbye Lullaby which is mid and the sale of which draws its simple What The Hell and Smile (song). Premiered in March 2010, the single Alice, for the soundtrack of the film Alice in Wonderland. To date, Lavigne has sold over 35 million albums, [4] making it one of the most successful singers of the last decade worldwide.

Avril made her first television role on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, playing herself. After this brief appearance, Avril made her debut on the big screen by dubbing in the movie "Over the Hedge (Over The Hedge)" in 2006 and making his debut in Fast Food Nation. In 2009 was launched as an entrepreneur with a clothing line called Abbey Dawn and her first perfume Black Star, followed by her second fragrance Forbidden Rose, in 2010.
CALL OF DUTY:BLACK OPS


Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter video game developed by Treyarch, published by Activision and released worldwide on November 9, 2010 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii consoles, with a separate version for Nintendo DS.
The game is the seventh installment of the Call of Duty series, and the first to be set in the Cold War and the fifth to be set in World War II.
Within 24 hours of going on sale, the game sold more than 7 million copies, 5.6 million in the U.S. and 1.4 million in the UK, breaking the record set by its predecessor Modern Warfare 2 by some 2.5 million copies.
Campaign
The player assumes the role of various characters during the single-player campaign, changing perspectives throughout the story. The playable characters are special forces operatives conducting black operations behind enemy lines. In this way, the player's characters have their own traits such as voices and shadows.
Multiplayer
Players can customize their weaponry in the game, as seen with this customized FAMAS.The online multiplayer mode of Black Ops usually revolves around two teams on a specific mission. For example in Team Deathmatch the team with the most kills wins, while in Capture the Flag, players take the other team's flags and return it to their own base.
Zombies
A zombie cooperation mode, titled "Zombies", is included in the game. Originally featured in World at War, it was revamped to be included into Black Ops. It is a four-player online and two-player split screen co-op mode (which can also be unlocked online). In the map "Five", players take the roles of John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Robert McNamara, and Fidel Castro as they fight zombies at The Pentagon.There is one map based on the original game called Kino der Toten ("Theater/Cinema of the Dead" in German). This map features the characters from World at War -- Edward Richtofen the German, Tank Dempsey the American, Takeo Masaki the Japapense , and Nikolai Belinski the Russian


Alex and Moi : P

MONGOLIA







This nation is the remnant of the ancient Mongol Empire ruled much of Asia during the thirteenth century, but subsequently lost its independence and was assimilated into Manchuria during the late seventeenth century until 1911, but its independence was brief, as in 1919 Chinese troops occupied the capital of Mongolia, and in 1921 it was possible to wean the Russian help. Later in 1924 he proclaimed the People's Republic of Mongolia, and adopt common policies and a rapprochement with the Soviet Union after its dissolution in 1990, Mongolia adopted a capitalist establishment in 1992 and marks the transition to representative democracy, with which the country it would rename as Mongolia.

It is the nineteenth largest country in the world, with 1,565,000 square kilometers, yet the country is dominated by steppes and mountains to the north and west and the Gobi Desert to the south. Of the 2.8 million inhabitants, there is a high rate of nomadic and semi-nomadic, which is around 30%. 90% of the inhabitants are ethnic Mongolian, a Turkic ethnic minority as the Kazakh. Tibetan Buddhism is the majority religion of the country, along with Bhutan being the only independent nations where this religion is predominant









History of Wales



1000 BC
The story of Wales begins with the Celts. The Celts began migrating from their central European homeland around 1000 BC.

48AD
The recorded history of Wales begins with the arrival of the Romans on Welsh borders. At that time people spoke a Celtic language – Brythonic, the language that would eventually evolve into Welsh.

550
The Saxon advance resumes in Wales. A great figure in the fight between the British and the Saxons was King Arthur. There are many legends surrounding Arthur but many believe he was first mentioned in Welsh poetry around 594.

784
Offa, King of Mercia builds a dyke from sea to sea, the first permanent boundary between the Welsh and English people. Offa’s Dyke shaped the territory of Wales.

1066
The Normans invade England. Wales proves resistant to the Normans' power and the Welsh rise in revolt. By 1100 the Normans had been driven out of Gwynedd, Ceredigion and most of Powys.

1176
Lord Rhys holds a grand gathering of poets and musicians from all over Wales at Cardigan Castle. This was known as the very first Eisteddfod, a Welsh festival of music and literature that is still held all across Wales today.

1283
Edward 1 orders the building of castles in Wales. Between 1276 and 1295 he built or repaired 17 castles. Today we have over 600 castles in Wales.

1400
Charismatic national hero Owain Glyndŵr begins his rebellion against King Henry IV to establish an independent Wales.

1404
The castles of Harlech and Aberystwyth fall to Owain Glyndŵr. Soon after he calls his first Cynulliad or Parliament at Machynlleth and crowns himself Prince of Wales.

1415
Owain Glyndŵr disappears. After his defeat he was never captured. No-one knows for sure what became of him but hills, caves and churches across Wales are claimed to be his last resting place.

1485
Henry Tudor defeats Richard III at Bosworth to become King of England. The Tudor dynasty had its origins in Wales and accelerated the integration of Welsh nobility into English public life.

1536
The first Act of Union was passed between England and Wales. Wales becomes united politically with England and is governed by English law.

1768
The copper industry is now using Welsh ore mined at Parys Mountain on the Isle of Anglesey. It's the beginning of an industry that would control half the world's production by the end of the century.

1801
The first official census record, the population of Wales is 587,000. Merthyr Tydfil with 7,705 inhabitants is the largest town in Wales.

1839
Bute Dock is built at Cardiff, supplying vast amounts of coal to the world's new navies, and causing Cardiff’s rapid expansion into the largest and most important city in Wales.

1856
Evan James and James James of Pontypridd compose 'Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau' (Land of my Fathers) which is now the Welsh national anthem.

1881
The Welsh Rugby Union is established to become guardians of Wales's national sport.

1885
Dan Isaac Davies founds the first Welsh language society to protect one of the oldest languages in Europe and to promote the use of Welsh in education.

1905
Cardiff is elevated to city status. It has experienced a seven-fold population increase in less than 50 years.

1911
Prince Edward, the future King Edward VII is invested as Prince of Wales at Caernarfon castle.


1916
David Lloyd George becomes the first Welsh Prime Minister of the UK. He was also the only Prime Minister to speak English as a second language, Welsh being his first.

1935
The first radio broadcast in Welsh is made. The BBC begins to broadcast Welsh language programs from their studio at Bangor, Gwynedd.

1946
Welshmen James Griffiths and Aneurin Bevan produce the National Insurance Act of 1946, which sets up the UK's welfare state, known today as the National Health Service (NHS).

1953
Famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas dies in New York City at the age of 39. His best known works include 'Under Milk Wood' and 'Do not go gentle into that good night'

1955
Cardiff is officially declared capital of Wales. Cardiff is Europe's youngest capital city.

1977
BBC Radio Cymru, Wales's Welsh language radio station, is launched. It was one of the few FM-only radio services in the UK at the time.


1982
Sianel Pedwar Cymru (S4C), the Welsh language television station is opened. S4C now has an animation catalogue that is broadcast all over the world, and has had two Oscar nominations for 'Famous Fred' and 'The Canterbury Tales'

1997
The Welsh public votes yes to the establishment of the National Assembly for Wales, allowing Wales to become a distinct constitutional entity within the UK for the first time in 40 years.

1999
The National Assembly for Wales is officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen.


1999
The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff opens. It has the capacity for 74,500 people and is the first stadium in the UK to feature a retractable roof.

2004
Her Majesty the Queen opens the Wales Millennium Centre. It is one of the most unique and lively performing arts centre in Europe attracting over 1.5 million visitors since opening.

2005
Wales beats England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy to win the Six Nations Rugby Grand Slam for the first time in far too many years.

2006
The Senedd building is opened to house the National Assembly for Wales. The Senedd has won an award for its sustainability and green credentials.

2007
The separation between the legislative National Assembly for Wales and the executive Welsh Assembly took effect under the Government of Wales act 2006. The act increased the National Assembly’s law making powers.

2008
Record numbers of Welsh sportsmen and women win Olympic and Paralympic Gold medals in Beijing.

2009
Glamorgan's Sophia Gardens hosts the Ashes Test match between England and Australia cricket teams for the first time.

2010
The Ryder Cup came to Wales for the first time. The prestigious golfing event took place at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport.

L.A

Los Angeles is the most populous city in California and the second most populous in the United States, after New York City.
The city is divided into over 80 districts and neighborhoods, many of which were incorporated places or communities that were annexed by the city. There are also several independent cities around Los Angeles, but they are popularly grouped with the city of Los Angeles, either due to being completely engulfed as enclaves by Los Angeles, or lying within its immediate vicinity. Generally, the city is divided into the following areas: Downtown Los Angeles, The Eastside and Northeast Los Angeles, South Los Angeles (still often colloquially referred to as South Central by locals), the Harbor Area, Greater Hollywood, Wilshire, the Westside and the San Fernando and Crescenta Valleys.
The city has a Mediterranean climate or subtropical zone. Generally the climate is mild and dry in all seasons, with 325 days of sunshine a year. Pacific Ocean breezes tend to keep to the coastal communities of Los Angeles cooler in summer and warm in winter, the inland, in the summer may be differences in temperature to 10 ° C between each other.
Los Angeles is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Geologic instability produces a number of failures above and below the earth's surface, which generate approximately 10,000 seismic tremors every year.
Important landmarks in Los Angeles include Walt Disney Concert Hall, Kodak Theatre, Griffith Observatory, Getty Center, Getty Villa, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Boulevard, Capitol Records Tower, Los Angeles City Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Theme Building, Watts Towers, Randy's Donuts, Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, and La Placita Olvera/Olvera Street. Downtown Los Angeles is quickly becoming a landmark of itself, with development of billion dollar projects such as Wilshire Grand Tower I, rivaling the prominence of places such as Times Square.
Los Ángeles es la sede de Los Angeles Dodgers de las Grandes Ligas de Béisbol, Los Angeles Kings de la Liga Nacional de Hockey, Los Angeles Clippers y Los Angeles Lakers de la National Basketball Association, Los Angeles Sparks de la WNBA, Los Ángeles Galaxy y el Club Deportivo Chivas USA (ambas tienen sus sedes en Carson) de la Major League Soccer.

Lorena Gómez

Daddy yankee !




Daddy Yankee. (Stage name Raymond Ayala, Puerto Rico, 1977) Singer, songwriter and producer in Puerto Rico. Raymond Ayala was just a boy of thirteen years the population of Rio Piedras where he became interested in music and began singing rap themes.

Despite this, the beginning more or less professional in the world the song of Puerto Rico came from the hand of noted artist DJ Playero. That was when the figure was born Daddy Yankee.
Daddy Yankee's songs have been included in several albums by other artists. Thus, the name of Daddy Yankee has been associated with productions such as The Piece Maker (DJ Tony Touch), Lifetime (with the subject Metela with fire) and The Best Reggeton Beats, where he played Gata gangster with Don Omar. Even in 1998 one of his songs, position, was part of the soundtrack of the movie One Tough Cop.




SANDRA&ESTHER(L) 3ºA

Liverpool.


Liverpool.

Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in the county of Merseyside in the Northwest of England, on the east side of the Mersey estuary. Bordered on the north by the metropolitan borough of Sefton, to the east with Knowsley, south and west by the said river. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and had that status until 1880, when he received the title of city. According to the latest official census, which dates from 2001, Liverpool had a population of 439,473 inhabitants [2], this figure rises slightly to an estimated 454,654 inhabitants in 2009. [1] The city lies at the heart of the Metropolitan Area Liverpool, with a population of 816,216 inhabitants

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

manchester










Manchester (i /ˈmæntʃɛstər/) is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. In 2009, its population was estimated to be 483,800,[3] making it the seventh-most populous local authority district in England. Manchester lies within one of the UK's largest metropolitan areas; the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester had an estimated population of 2,600,100, the Greater Manchester Urban Area a population of 2,240,230,[4] and the Larger Urban Zone around Manchester, the second-most-populous in the UK, had an estimated population in the 2004 Urban Audit of 2,539,100.[5] The demonym of Manchester is Mancunian.
is an English professional football club, based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, that plays in the Premier League. Founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, the club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to Old Trafford in 1910.

In 1968, under the management of Matt Busby, Manchester United was the first English football club to win the European Cup, ten years after the Munich air disaster that claimed the lives of eight players. The current manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, is the most successful manager in English football history, having won 27 major honours since he took over in November 1986.[3][4]

Manchester United is the most successful club in English football, having won a record 19 league titles, a record 11 FA Cups [5] and four League Cups. The club has also won three European Cups and have twice been club world champions: in 1999 and 2008. As of May 2011, they are - according to 5 yearly club coefficients compiled by UEFA - the number one ranked club in Europe.


dominique y ilias 2ºb



washington dc

Washington, D.C. ( /ˈwɒʃɪŋtən ˌdiːˈsiː/), formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States, founded on July 16, 1790. The U.S. Constitution allows for the creation of a special district to serve as the permanent national capital. The District is therefore not a part of any U.S. state and is instead directly overseen by the federal government. Within the District, a new capital city was founded in 1791 and named in honor of George Washington. The City of Washington, along with Georgetown and outlying areas within the federal district, were placed under a single, unified government following an act of Congress in 1871. It is for this reason that the city, while legally named the District of Columbia, is known as Washington, D.C. The city shares its name with the U.S. state of Washington located on the country's Pacific coast.

The District is located on the north bank of the Potomac River and is bordered by the states of Virginia to the southwest and Maryland to the other sides. The city has a resident population of 601,723; because of commuters from the surrounding suburbs, its population rises to over one million during the workweek. The Washington Metropolitan Area, of which the District is a part, has a population of nearly 5.6 million, the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the country.

new york











NEW YORK, more known like "The big Apple", and commonly reconunted as the "Capital of World"

central park is more popular park in the world, this is a photo with the popular monuments and streets:













central park



times square

Our favorite song.

Our favorite song is My inmortal, is sung by Amy Lee, singer of group Evanescence.

This is the lyric of the song.

My immortal

i'm so tired of being here
suppressed by all of my childish fears
and if you have to leave
i wish that you would just leave
because your presence still lingers here
and it won't leave me alone

these wounds won't seem to heal
this pain is just too real
there's just too much that time cannot erase

when you cried i'd wipe away all of your tears
when you'd scream i'd fight away all of your fears
and i've held your hand through all of these years
but you still have all of me

you used to captivate me
by your resonating light
but now i'm bound by the life you left behind
your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams
your voice it chased away all the sanity in me

these wounds won't seem to heal
this pain is just too real
there's just too much that time cannot erase

when you cried i'd wipe away all of your tears
when you'd scream i'd fight away all of your fears
and i've held your hand through all of these years
but you still have all of me

i've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
but and though you're still with me
i've been alone all along


We hope you like it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roh_QmxtSEk&feature=fvst

Alba Blázquez & Abel Jiménez

Warhammer 40.000

Warhammer 40,000 (informally Known as Warhammer 40K or 40K Simply) miniature tabletop wargame is a produced by Games Workshop, set in a dystopian science fantasy universe. Warhammer 40.000 WAS created by Rick Priestley and Andy Chambers in 1987 as the futuristic companion to Warhammer Fantasy Battle, sharing Many game mechanics. Expansions for Warhammer 40,000 are released from time to time give rules for urban Which, planetary and large-scale siege combat. The game is Currently in STI fifth edition, published in 2008 Which was.Players Can assemble and paint individual 28 mm (1.1 in) scale miniature figures Represent That futuristic soldiers, creatures and vehicles of war. These figurines are in Collected to compose squads pitted Armies That Can Be Against Those of other players. Each player Brings roughly equal to Complement of units to a tabletop battlefield with handmade or Purchased terrain. Then the players decide upon a scenario, ranging from simple to complex battles Skirmishes Involving Defend Objectives and reinforcements. The models are around the table Physically Moved actual distance and the models plays a role entre in the outcome of combat. Play is turn based, with outcomes Determined by Various tables and the roll of dice. Battles last anywhere from May to half hour to Several days, and battles strung together May be to form Campaigns. Many game stores and hobby host games, and official tournaments are Held on a regular basis.Warhammer 40,000 's space fantasy setting to vast fictional universe spans September 38 millennia Into The Future. Its Various factions and races include the Imperium of Man, yet totalitarian interstellar empire Decentralized That the Vast Majority have ruled for millennia of Humanity, the Orks (similar to Warhammer Fantasy Orcs), and the Eldar (similar to Elves in Warhammer Fantasy Battle) , Among Others. The background and playing rules of Each faction are Covered in the game's rule books and supplemental army 'Codex', Along with articles in the Games Workshop magazines, White Dwarf and Imperial Armour. The game's miniatures produced by Citadel Miniatures are and Forge World.The Warhammer 40,000 setting is Used for Several tabletop games, video games, and works of fiction, Including licensed works published by Black Library, a Subsidiary of Games Workshop.

adrian Vera

BERLIN

THE HISTORY WALL OF BERLIN












THE IMPORTANT BRANDEMBURGO DOOR       


                                                                                           THE PARLAMENT OF THE CITY
BY : ADRIÁN YUNTA

HIP-HOP AND REGGAETON

Hip hop is a form of musical expression and artistic culture that originated in African-American and Latin American communities during the late 1970s in New York City.DJ Afrika Bambaataa outlined the four pillars of hip hop culture: MCing, DJing, breaking and graffiti writing.[Other elements include beatboxing.

Since its emergence in the South Bronx, hip hop culture has spread around the world. Hip hop music first emerged with disc jockeys creating rhythmic beats by looping breaks (small portions of songs emphasizing a percussive pattern) on two turntables, more commonly referred to as sampling. This was later accompanied by "rap", a rhythmic style of chanting or poetry presented in 16 bar measures or time frames, and beatboxing, a vocal technique mainly used to imitate percussive elements of the music and various technical effects of hip hop DJ's. An original form of dancing and particular styles of dress arose among fans of this new music. These elements experienced considerable refinement and development over the course of the history of the culture.

The relationship between graffiti and hip hop culture arises from the appearance of new and increasingly elaborate and pervasive forms of the practice in areas where other elements of hip hop were evolving as art forms, with a heavy overlap between those who wrote graffiti and those who practiced other elements of the culture.


Reggaeton , also spelled reggaetón, and known as reguetón and reggaetón in Spanish) is a form of Latin urban music. After its mainstream exposure in 2004, it spread to North American, European and Asian audiences. Reggaeton's predecessor originated in Panama as reggae en español, and also many fast pace dancehall songs and reggae from Jamaica became popular quickly in Puerto Rico. After the music's gradual exposure and commercial packaging in Puerto Rico, it eventually evolved into a new musical style known as reggaeton.Reggaeton blends West-Indian music influences of reggae, dancehall, and soca with those of Latin America, such as bomba, plena, salsa, latin pop and bachata as well as those of hip hop, contemporary R&B, and electronica. However, reggaeton is also combined with rapping or singing in Spanish. Reggae en español is also popular in Puerto Rico and is often mixed with reggaeton there. The influence of this genre has spread to the wider Latino communities in the United States, as well as the Latin American audience. While it takes influences from hip hop and Jamaican dancehall, reggaeton is not the Hispanic or Latino version of either of these genres; reggaeton has its own specific beat and rhythm, whereas Latino hip hop is simply hip hop recorded by artists of Latino descent. The specific rhythm that characterizes reggaeton is referred to as "Dem Bow." The name is a reference to the title of the dancehall song by Shabba Ranks that first popularized the beat in the early 1990s. Reggaeton's origins represents a hybrid of many different musical genres and influences from various countries in the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. The genre of reggaeton however is most closely associated with Puerto Rico, as this is where the musical style was created and became most famous, and where the vast majority of its current stars originated.








DONE BY :MIGUEL SANCHEZ AND CRISTINA ASQUI





Monday, May 16, 2011

The Flirt's Girlfriend

I've a problem recently. My best friend, Adam, met a girl called Susana a month ago and he fell in love with her. They have met with Susana a few times and I think that he is more love than ever. I think Susana is more courageous than Adam because she always have what she thinks.

I' m worried because I saw Susana kissing another guy so I went to talk about this kiss and she said that "I know that Adam is love with me but I'm not in love with him, I´m a flirt and I like my life and I don't changed. Please, you don't tell him"

I think that I should tell you everything because otherwise I'd be lying. But that news would destroy him so I wait until Susana tell him

Raúl

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Black Eyed Peas

Julián González Díaz 4º A

The Black Eyed Peas is an American R & B, pop and hip hop, six-time Grammy Award winner. Originally from Los Angeles, California, the group is composed of Will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo and Fergie.

Since the launch of their third album, Elephunk, in 2003, the group has become one of the most successful bands of the decade.
The group earned their first worldwide hit "Where Is the Love?" in 2003, which exceeded more than ten letters from around the world. Another success was the European single’’Shut Up and Let's Get It Started’’, the latter giving them a Grammy. His next album, Monkey Business was a hit worldwide, certified 4-disc Platinum in the U.S.A., and the hit singles: "My Humps" and "Do not Phunk with My Heart" being their second and Grammy third respectively.

In 2009, the group became one of 11 artists who have been at the same time occupying the # 1 and # 2 place on the Billboard Hot 100 with their singles "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling" that on average added 26 consecutive weeks above all, being the group most weeks has been on that site. With the next single "Meet Me Halfway” achieve similar success to the two previous singles, getting along with them very good positions in the charts. The album later produced for the third time a number one with" Imma Be ", so the group is among the few to put always three number one singles on the lists of the same album, before being followed with "Rock That Body", which also achieved a great success in the Top 10 Hot 100.


"I Gotta Feeling" has become the first single to sell more than 1 million downloads in the UK and is the simplest of which became world famous, becoming the fifth most successful song in music history.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Michael Jackson


Michael Joseph Jackson (Indiana, 1958-Los Angeles, 2009), was a singer, composer and performer of American pop music and its variants. He was known as "The King of the pop" and he was included in the Guinness World Records on many ocasions, because of reasons as, to be the most successful artist of all time with nearly 750 million albums sold, more weeks at number 1 on the list of albums in the United States, with Thriller, during 37 weeks, the most successful video, the animator best paid of all time (125 million in 1989)...
He began his career with his brothers in the band "The Jackson 5" to mid-1960. In 1971, he began his solo career, but he remained himself with the band of his brothers. Because of the extraordinary impact of his album Thriller (1982), the best selling album of the music history, he became the biggest start in pop music at that time.
The 25 of June, in 2009, the singer died of a cardiac arrest. Coroner's Department Los Angeles Country, said that his death was a homicide.
This is one of his most popular videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLIh4ebtUuY

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Maná

The group was formed in 1978 under the name Green Hat, which soon changed its Spanish translation, Sombrero Verde. Recorded two albums with an underperforming label, titled Sombrero Verde and A Ritmo De Rock, both in 1981

The original members were José Fernando (Fher) Olvera (composer, guitar and vocals), Gustavo Orozco (guitar and vocals), Adalgusto Vinoclio (guitar), Juan Calleros (bass), Ulises Calleros (guitar) and Abraham (drums). Gustavo Orozco, Adalgusto Vinoclio and Abraham were leaved the groupe and Alejandro (Alex) González (bass) was integrated, who brought a fresh sound. Many of his songs were written by Fher and Gustavo

In 1987 they released their first album, titled 'Maná', with modest results, and in 1989 the second, 'Falta amor. "Maná play both rock and latin pop.Some of their best-known songs are Cuando los ángeles lloran and Sueños líquidos. The band has won a lot of prizes for their music and videos. In 2000 were winners of the three latin Grammys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20YDYHNyZl4


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My students' English blog: Theatre in English: THE COUNT OF THE BASKERVILLES

My students' English blog: Theatre in English: THE COUNT OF THE BASKERVILLES: "This is the title of the play we are going to see next Wednesday, 23rd February. The company which is going to perform  is Face2Face an..."

Charles Dickens

Do you know him?? Can you tell me something about him, about his writings, his life? Ok, so you are going to write about him and we are going to learn some information about this great English writer who was born 199 years ago.


Thank you very much for your collaboration in advance

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Theatre in English: THE COUNT OF THE BASKERVILLES

This is the title of the play we are going to see next Wednesday, 23rd February. The company which is going to perform  is Face2Face and these days students are working in some questions related to the play .
The play is about a detective Shirley Holmes and her assistant Dr. Watson who  have to solve a mysterious death::.Who will be the murder? We have to wait to know the end...

30th January International Day of Peace

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Dickens works

Major Works

Sketches by Boz (1836)
Pickwick Papers (serialized monthly 1836-37)
Oliver Twist (serialized monthly 1837-39)
Nicholas Nickleby (serialized monthly 1838-39)
The Old Curiosity Shop (serialized weekly 1840-41)
Barnaby Rudge (serialized weekly 1841)
Martin Chuzzlewit (serialized monthly 1843-44)
Dombey and Son (serialized monthly 1846-48)
David Copperfield (serialized monthly 1849-50)
Bleak House (serialized monthly 1852-53)
Hard Times (serialized weekly 1854)
Little Dorrit (serialized monthly 1855-57)
A Tale of Two Cities (serialized weekly 1859)
Great Expectations (serialized weekly 1860-61)
Our Mutual Friend (serialized monthly 1864-65)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood - unfinished (serialized monthly 1870)
Minor Works

American Notes (1843)
Pictures from Italy (1846)
The Life of Our Lord (1846)
A Child's History of England (serialized weekly 1851-53)
Reprinted Pieces (1858)
The Uncommercial Traveller (1861)
Christmas Books

A Christmas Carol (1843)
The Chimes (1844)
The Cricket on the Hearth (1845)
The Battle of Life (1846)
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain (1848)
Weekly Magazines

Master Humphrey's Clock (1840-41)
Household Words (1850-59)
All the Year Round (1859-70)

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Chimes

One New Year's Eve Trotty, a "ticket-porter" or casual messenger, is filled with gloom at the reports of crime and immorality in the newspapers, and wonders whether the working classes are simply wicked by nature. His daughter Meg and her long-time fiancé Richard arrive and announce their decision to marry next day. Trotty hides his misgivings, but their happiness is dispelled by an encounter with a pompous alderman, Cute, plus a political economist and a young gentleman with a nostalgia for the past, all of whom make Trotty, Meg and Richard feel they hardly have a right to exist, let alone marry.
Trotty carries a note for Cute to Sir Joseph Bowley MP, who dispenses charity to the poor in the manner of a paternal dictator. Bowley is ostentatiously settling his debts to ensure a clean start to the new year, and berates Trotty because he owes a few shillings to his local shop which he cannot pay off. Returning home, convinced that he and his fellow poor are naturally ungrateful and have no place in society, Trotty encounters Will Fern, a poor countryman, and his orphaned niece, Lilian. Fern has been unfairly accused of vagrancy and wants to visit Cute to set matters straight, but from a conversation overheard at Bowley's house, Trotty is able to warn him that Cute plans to have him arrested and imprisoned. He takes the pair home with him and he and Meg share their meagre food and poor lodging with the visitors. Meg tries to hide her distress, but it seems she has been dissuaded from marrying Richard by her encounter with Cute and the others.
In the night the bells seem to call Trotty. Going to the church he finds the tower door unlocked and climbs to the bellchamber, where he discovers the spirits of the bells and their goblin attendants who reprimand him for losing faith in man's destiny to improve and progress. He is told that he fell from the tower during his climb and is now dead, and Meg's subsequent life must now be an object lesson for him. There follows a series of visions which he is forced to watch, helpless to interfere with the troubled lives of Meg, Richard, Will and Lilian over the subsequent years. Richard descends into alcoholism; Meg eventually marries him in an effort to save him but he dies ruined, leaving her with a baby. Will is driven in and out of prison by petty laws and restrictions; Lilian turns to prostitution. In the end, destitute, Meg is driven to contemplate drowning herself and her child, thus committing the mortal sins of murder and suicide. The Chimes' intention is to teach Trotty that, far from being naturally wicked, mankind is formed to strive for nobler things, and will fall only when crushed and repressed beyond bearing. Trotty breaks down when he sees Meg poised to jump into the river, cries that he has learned his lesson, and begs the Chimes to save her, whereupon he finds himself able to touch her and prevent her from jumping.
With this the vision ends and Trotty finds himself awakening at home as if from a dream as the bells ring in the New Year, and the book ends with celebrations for Meg and Richard's wedding day.

The Mistery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final novel by Charles Dickens.The novel was left unfinished at the time of Dickens' death, and thus how it might have ended remains unknown. The novel is named after Edwin Drood, but it mostly tells the story of his uncle, a choirmaster named John Jasper, who is in love with his pupil, Rosa Bud. Miss Bud is Drood's fiancée and has also caught the eye of the high-spirited and hot-tempered Neville Landless, who comes from Ceylon with his twin sister, Helena. Neville Landless and Drood take a dislike to one another the moment they meet. Drood later disappears under mysterious circumstances. Dickens died before he could finish the mystery.

The story is set in Cloisterham, a lightly fictionalised Rochester, and feelingly evokes the atmosphere of the town as much as its streets and buildings.

The battle of life

The Battle of Life: A Love Story is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in 1846. It is the fourth of his five "Christmas Books", coming after The Cricket on the Hearth and followed by The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain.

The setting is an English village that stands on the site of a historic battle. Some characters refer to the battle as a metaphor for the struggles of life, hence the title.

"Battle" is noteworthy in that it is the only one of the five Christmas Books that has no supernatural or explicitly religious elements. (One scene takes place at Christmastime, but it is not the final scene.) The story bears some resemblance to The Cricket on the Hearth in two aspects: It has a non-urban setting and it is resolved with a romantic twist. It is even less of a social novel than is "Cricket." As is typical with Dickens, the ending is a happy one.

It is one of Dickens' lesser-known Christmas works and has never attained any high level of popularity, a trait it shares with The Haunted Man.

The old curiosity shop.


The Old Curiosity Shop tells the story of Nell Trent, a beautiful and virtuous young girl of 'not quite fourteen.' An orphan, she lives with her maternal grandfather (whose name is never revealed) in his shop of odds and ends. Her grandfather loves her dearly, and Nell does not complain, but she lives a lonely existence with almost no friends her own age. Her only friend is Kit, an honest boy employed at the shop, and whom she is teaching to write. Secretly obsessed with ensuring that Nell does not die in poverty as her parents did, her grandfather attempts to make Nell a good inheritance through gambling at cards. He keeps his nocturnal games a secret, but borrows heavily from the evil Daniel Quilp, a malicious, grotesquely deformed, hunchbacked dwarf moneylender. In the end, he gambles away what little money they have, and Quilp seizes the opportunity to take possession of the shop and evict Nell and her grandfather. Her grandfather suffers a breakdown that leaves him bereft of his wits, and Nell takes him away to the Midlands of England, to live as beggars.

If you want to know more about this book read it.

David Copperfield of Charles Dickens

Dickens' eighth novel, illustrated by Phiz, is a thinly disguised autobiography with many of the story lines mirroring Dickens' own life. Dickens' friend and first biographer, John Forster, wrote that "Dickens never stood so high in reputation as at the completion of Copperfield", and that in the novel Dickens had cast the suspicion "that underneath the fiction lay something of the author's life."

In telling the story of the child David, Dickens displays the unique ability to make the reader see through the eyes of the child, capturing the very essence of childhood.

Sketches by Boz


Sketches by "Boz," Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People (commonly known as Sketches by Boz) is a collection of short pieces published by Charles Dickens in 1836 accompanied by illustrations by George Cruikshank. The 56 sketches concern London scenes and people and are divided into four sections: "Our Parish", "Scenes", "Characters", and "Tales". The material in the first three of these sections is non-fiction. The last section comprises fictional stories.
CHARLES DICKENS

Charles John Huffam Dickens (Portsmouth, England, February 7, 1812 - Gads Hill Place, England, June 9, 1870) was a famous English novelist, one of the best known in the literature, and the principal of the Victorian era . Knew how to handle gender master narrative with humor and irony, and an acute social critic algid. In his work are the descriptions of people and places, both real and imagined. Sometimes used the pseudonym Boz.

He spent his childhood in London and in Kent, described more frequently in his works. He left school and was forced to work at a boy, his father being imprisoned for debt. Most of his training as a self-made, and his novel "David Copperfield" (1850) is partly autobiographical and their feelings about a faithful representation. From 1827 began to prepare for work as a reporter, in a publication of an uncle, The Mirror of Parliament, and for the liberal daily The Morning Chronicle.

In 1833 he published The Monthly Magazine, a series of articles descriptive of everyday life under the pseudonym Boz. Published in 1836, following this style, "Sketches by Boz." This work was followed by "The Pickwick Papers" (1836-1837), a work in a similar style to the comics, who noted an editorial.

He edited the weekly Household News (1850-1859) and All the Year Round (1859-1870), wrote two travel books, American Notes (1842), Images of Italy (1846), Bleak House (1852-1853), Little Dorritt (1855-1857) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which was left unfinished, and others.

His family life was turbulent, with several failed marriages and many children.

He died on June 9, 1870 and his remains were buried in Westminster Abbe.