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“Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.”

Welcome to the English Holly (el acebo), the English department blog in Siles, welcome to your blog.

miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

A strange machine

lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2011


Hello dear friends!
It´s a pleasure to tell you that last October we celebrated Halloween in class with our 1st of ESO students.How did we celebrate it?
We decorated the class with some posters, we told spooky ghosts stories, we also learnt how to carve a pumpkin (by means of an interesting video that shows how to do it) and we watched a scary movie. It was great, they enjoyed a lot!!!!!!

viernes, 11 de noviembre de 2011

jueves, 10 de noviembre de 2011

Big Bang Theory fuels physics boom

Adapted from The Observer
Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory attracted more than 500,000 viewers on its return to Channel 4. Photograph: Channel 4
A cult US sitcom (situation comedy) has emerged as the latest factor behind a remarkable resurgence of physics among university students.
The Big Bang Theory, a California-based comedy that follows two young physicists, is being credited with consolidating the growing appetite among teenagers for the once unfashionable subject of physics.
One pupil, Tom Whitmore, 15, from Brighton, admitted that Big Bang Theory had contributed to his decision, with a number of classmates, to consider physics at A-level, and in causing the subject to be regarded as "cool". "The Big Bang Theory is a great show and it's definitely made physics more popular.

A Twitter debate on whether Big Bang Theory had played a role in encouraging more potential physicists provoked mixed reactions. PhD student Tim Green wrote: "I'd say it's more to do with economics and good science docs than sitcoms with only the vaguest relation to physics." Markela Zeneli said: "I think the show is hilarious, and it may make physicists seem nerdy and geeky, but what's so bad about that? "

miércoles, 9 de noviembre de 2011

Leonard Cohen, Prince of Asturias Prize

Veteran songwriter Leonard Cohen has won the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Letters for a body of work which has "influenced three generations around the world".
"Considered one of the most influential authors of our time, his poems and songs have beautifully explored the major issues of humanity in great depth" the jury said in its citation.
Montreal-born Cohen is known for his songs, including Suzanne and Hallelujah, which have been covered by dozens of influential artists.
His books include poetry collections Let us Compare Mythologies and Flowers for Hitler, and novels The Favourite Game and Beautiful Losers.
In his emotional speech when he received the prize in Oviedo, he mentioned his personal interest in the Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, whom he has admired for a long time. Cohen´s song "Take This Waltz" lyrics are, in fact, based on  the words of Lorca´s poem "Pequeño Vals Vienés" (“Little Viennese Waltz”). Moreover, One of his daughters' name is Lorca.
Here you can watch the video of the song.

IreneVilla talking about her daily life

It is worth having a look at this video in which Irene Villa tells us about her hobbies.