Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas has come!

   My opinion about Christmas is that it is a time when people try to be more generous. We have different ways to live it: like a normal holiday or a time when the whole family gathers for an important event.

It is also fun because we get gifts and it is an excuse to spend time with your family.

My favorite song about Christmas is


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Enjoying Christmas!

It's Christmas! This is the time when people are happy for different things, for example, seeing people loved by them, spending time with family, or, for the kids, that they are given presents which are brought by Santa Claus and the Three Kings.
There are many traditions in Spain and in other countries where Christmas is celebrated.  In Spain, for instance, we have Christmas Eve,  when family celebrates a big dinner and we also have the Three Kings' parade on January 5th
In England there are other traditions, such as: on Christmas Eve, children leave their socks in the fireplace for Santa Claus, who fills them with gifts and they also have "Boxing Day", which  is celebrated on December 26 when workers received their bonus (a gift that sometimes can be money)

There are many films about Christmas, such as "Home Alone", which is  a family comedy.

And there are some Christmas songs too, like "Santa Baby", which is an old song originally sung by Eartha Kitt in 1953.

I hope you're enjoying your holidays, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Hi! This is my favourite Christmas movie
and this is my favourite song about Christmas
All You Need Is Love

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hello everybody!
This is my favourite film about Christmas
and this is my favourite song
I hope that you have a happy Christmas.

Friday, December 21, 2012


Hello friends! The movie that I like about Christmas is "The Polar Express"
The film has got a  very funny Christmas spirit and it is really amusing!!

One of the Christmas songs that everyone knows is "Jingle Bells". I hope that everyone listens to this song


Thursday, December 20, 2012

My opinion about Christmas

I love Christmas because it is so nice to see the illusion of children waiting for Santa Claus gifts, to see all families together and to have good resolutions for the new year. These days are also for people who miss a family member because they are  not present. 
Many people do not feel so cold and lonely in this time of the year.
 I am happy to see that another year we are all together again. Family laughing and being all my cousins ​​around the fireplace telling each other the stories that have happened to us since the last time we met.
Here is favourite Christmas song, because I remember my childhood.

And this is my favourite Christmas film :

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Well, I think we all love Christmas Holydays not just because we don´t have to go to school, but because everthing´s better at Christmas.

We see those who we love and we haven´t seen for a long time, like cousins, uncles and aunts, grandparents, and like in my case brothers and sisters.
In my family, this time is magical, because we can only meet all together at Christmas. We are nine in my family with my parents, and here in Granada, I only have my parents and my brother Pablo. So I´m always looking forward to see the other six together as a family.

I think Christmas can bring miracles with it, like friends who meet after many years or unfaithful people who start to have hope and believe in theirselves, their friends, their lives or God himself. Christmas makes us better persons, less selfish, and finally happier.
It is the most beautiful time of the year, so get ready, something magnificent is coming!


Here is my favorite Christmas Song
White Christmas - The Drifters

And my favorite Christmas movie
Home Alone II

Have a great Holidays boys!!

Christmas Time!

Hi! This is my favourite Christmas' song:  I want a Hippopotamus For Christmasand my favourite Christmas' film: The Grinch. I hope you like it! Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


This is my favorite song about Christmas.
This is my favorite film about Christmas.

I hope you like and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Young People drink too much Alcohol at weekends

There are two important reasons why young people drink alcohol at weekends.

A young person if her/his friends drink, she drinks too because it is the best way to make a lot of friends and you get on well with people. Although this isn't true: alcohol doesn´t make you nice, alcohol can make you stupid!

Another reason is because of shiness. They think that if you drink, you won't be shy and you will speak about anything, but under the effects of alcohol you don't think coherently.

Drinking alcohol is very bad, alcohol can damage your health. If you want to enjoy the evenings and have good weekends, you just have to be you. You can have a good time doing things such as going to the cinema, going to the park and playing cards...

Enviromental problems in Spain

  Spain has very serious environmental problems, and they will be very bad in the future if we don´t do anything now.
  One dramatic problem is the lack of water. In Spain there are lots of regions that don´t have the water that the population need, because it rains very little. For instance the zones of the south of Spain, such as Almería, Granada, Jaén…
  Another problem is pollution. The smokes of the industry and the exhaust fumes of the cars are causing a hole in the ozone layer and health problems in people.
Water pollution
  The other important environmental problem in our country is the forest fires that destroy lots of places and they cause an important environmental damage.

Illegal rubbish dump

  We have to change these situations. First we should save the water, and we shouldn't waste it. Secondly the Government should respect the Kyoto Protocol and we shouldn't contaminate so much, and finally, we should be careful with our forests, especially in summer.
  Finally, I predict that Spain will be a great place in the future and we´ll use only renewable energy sources. Therefore, everybody will enjoy of our great country.


Hello, today is a very important day.
We are going to start our class diary. Here we are going to write about our life at school and at home.

We are very happy because Christmas holiday starts on Friday. But we are not happy about our marks.

Here is a song about Christmas.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Our Planet

What's this called in English???
Here is a presentation about Environment.

Rubbish may become art!!


In this presentation you can find some vocabulary about this important issue. It will be very useful to learn and revise this difficult topic.

In this page you can find some ideas about things that you can reuse.

Which idea do you find the most interesting?? Please, leave a comment with your answer.
 A simple and useful idea


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Halloween Night.

And suddenly , Samantha screamed, I was very frightened because I didn't understand what my eyes were seeing, it was impossible! 

Well, I will start the story at the beginning . It was the Halloween Night, Robert, my best friend thought that we could go to the cemetery, we were very excited for that idea so we went there. Nothing happened when it was 12 o' clock at night.

 I was with Samantha, Kevin, Kate and William, telling horror stories. At this moment I was terrified. And suddenly, Samantha screamed, I was very frightened because I didn't understand what my eyes were seeing, it was impossible!  IT WAS A ZOMBIE! 

We ran out the cemetery when I fell, the zombie was closer and closer to me and I was more and more frightened, but when he was next to me, he put his hand on his head and he took off the mask, the zombie was Robert!! He was the joker of the group, hum very funny... I thought.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Writing is easy!!

You just have to follow the instructions here  and you'll get a funny story very easily. Why don't you give it a try and send it to me?? I'll be very pleased to see your original story. And please, translate it into Spanish just to show that you understand everything very clearly.
Can you make up another story of your own? Can you write a story by yourself?
Please, tell us about that time when you were walking in the park with your friend Tim and suddenly a strange light appeared on top of the trees ....
Here is my story. I expect you like my science-fiction story. It is called:

My tiny green friend

Monday, July 9, 2012

Happy Summer Holidays

I wish you a very happy summer!! 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

London Tour

Come with us to know London. We expect that you enjoy this travel. Have a good time.
Our guides: Maria, M del Mar, Clara, M del Mar

Friday, June 22, 2012

Extracurricular Life

This is our project for ICO.  It is about life outside school of four high school students who have a busy life in activities such us sport, music and swimming.
David, Ramón, Luis, Carlos, Jose Manuel

This is our group!


Here is the project that Andrea, Laura, Paula and Alvaro prepared for class.
It is very funny!!

This is our group: Laura, Andrea, Paula and Alvaro

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Palomares' Show

Ramiro, Guillermo and Ignacio - The Littles are the winners!

The Interview:

The Song (Live performance):
'THE LITTLES' HAVE COME BACK! And they have won the game!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Advantages and disadvantages of computers in class

Computers are used in most of schools. In some schools computers are rarely used, but in others, computers are given to children that use them to do homework and even to study. There are several arguments for and against it.

On the one hand, computers are good for students because they make work shorter and easier. Computers can give us information for our task and they can store this information. Another reason is that are lighter than books and notebooks.

On the other hand, children will not learn to write if they use computers all time and they will have spelling mistakes. I think computer are less comfortable than books to study and if we use computers too long, we will have eye problems. Computers are also very expensive in comparison with books.

In conclusion, computers are efficient but expensive. In my opinion computers are a good way to learn for high school students but it is not for children.

Monday, June 11, 2012

School gates should not be locked during the day

In some schools gates are not locked during the day, but in other schools, gates are closed all the day. This topic has two points of view. There are arguments both for and against it.

On the one hand, sometimes in the same school there is compulsory and non-compulsory education, so there are students that can go out, and some students that must not go out. That is why it is difficult to check all the students and groups that can go out. Besides, many students would use that for not attending lessons that they do not like. In addition, most of the students are under-age.

On the other hand, students who study non-compulsory education have the right to go out in some cases, e.g. when a teacher does not come. In these cases students should have a card with which they will be allowed to leave school, if they are over eighteen
To sump up, I believe that the direction of the schools and the students should come to an agreement and make the situation better for both. People should always talk and solve their differences.


Last week, Corpus Christi Festwas celebrated in Granada. Corpus Christi is celebrated 60 days after Easter Sunday, but we celebrate it like a fair, which is very popular in Granada. This fair usually lasts one week.
The first day, at midnight, we celebrated the beginning of the trade fair with fireworks.
During that week, there are many bullfights with famous bullfighters, like: Francisco Rivera, El Fandi, El Cordobés, Cayetano…
The fair atmosphere can be enjoyed both day and night at the fairgrounds. During the day, it is typical to have Alpujarra's dishes: chorizo​​, blood sausage and potatoes, also there are many horses and carriages. A lot of people dress and dance flamenco, usually women.
The first Wednesday of the fair, at mid-morning The Tarasque, a very big dummy of a woman standing on a dragon and wearing the clothes that are fashionable in this season, is carried in procession along the streets of the city centre. Also, on Thursday, the Sacrament procession leaves the Cathedral and goes in the centre of the city. It is very beautiful and popular.
María Ballesteros & Belén Sola
 We, Belén and María, went to the fair on Saturday with our families,  wearing our 'sevillanas costumes'. A friend of us, who has a carriage, gave us a ride around the fairgrounds. We danced sevillanas and we drank a lot of rebujitos. It was a fantastic day, but the weather was so hot!!!

School Uniforms

School uniforms are used in many public and private schools, but should it be compulsory in every school? Students have strong views about it. There are arguments both for and against it.

On the one hand, some students think that compulsory uniforms are a good idea because you do not have to think every morning what you are going to wear that day and it is easier to recognise what is your school if every school has a different uniform.
On the other hand, other students think that they should be free to choose their own clothes so they do not agree with the idea of obligatory uniforms.

In my opinion, I think that uniforms are a good idea but they can’t be obligatory because we want to wear the clothes we want.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

“School gates should not be locked during the day”

There are positive and negative aspects to open the school gates during the break-times, so people have different opinions on this subject.
On the one hand, there are some advantages because students sometimes need to do photocopies and in the street they are cheaper. Also, students need to feel wide-awake of school and exams routine at least twenty minutes. In fact, students that are allowed to leave are old enough to know what to do.
On the other hand, there are  many teachers who think that letting students go out in break-times would be a lack of control because it will be impossible to control which students have left and who have not. Also, in the high schools there is a photocopier available for students and a canteen to have a snack or a drink.
In conclusion, I believe that students have all they need inside the school and it is not necessary to go out in break-time and this way is better also for teachers.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

School uniforms

Uniforms are used in many private schools in Spain, but, should they also be used in public schools? 
20 years ago, there were uniforms in almost all schools, but, with the habit of buying clothes, the uniform was replaced by ordinary clothes.
Not using uniforms can have advantages or  disadvantages.
The advantages are, obviously, that you can wear whatever you want and you can go to school or high school with comfortable clothes. 
But it also has many disadvantages. In many schools, people judge you according the clothes you are wearing. Many girls and boys can't buy a lot of clothes and it causes feedback from colleagues. 
That is why I think uniforms are necessary in schools and high schools. In Padre Manjón there was a uniform 30 years ago, and I think it would be a fantastic choice that uniforms came back to this high school.

Friday, June 8, 2012

We need to save the world!!

All the people have to preserve the world. It seems that we are against the world, because all the things we do are bad for it.
We have to save it because the world is where we can find all the energies, animals, trees and things we use. If we don´t after for it, it may happen a disaster.
Some people do not care at all and they are hurting the world, because all they want is power and money, they do not think future generations will live in bad conditions, they only look after themselves.
Well , that is why I think that we have to enjoy the world but without going beyond some limits, so


Well I have chosen Chema Martinez in this interview because I think he is one of the best athletes not only in Spain , he is one of the best in the world!
I met him in a restaurant and I asked him a few questions, and he answered me kindly.
I asked him,  What is the best part of the training?
He answered that training is hard, but when you go with your friends, you can talk about a lot of things and laugh atjokes, but he said that the worst part is that you have to concentrate a lot to do it well.
He told me a few secrets about athletics and I learnt a lot of his day a day life.
So I realised that he is a very good athlete but he is a very good person too.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My grandfather is my inspiration

Fours years ago I was with my grandfather he asked me why he was my inspiration. I said that I did not know.
He told me to come on. I told him he was my inspiration because he was hard-working, funny and the best person I had ever met in my life.
He started to cry. Then he asked me if that was true. I answered that it was true. Then he said I would like to be him when I was older. He told me his inspiration when he had been younger had been his father for the same things.
I thought it was good because my grandfather was very similar to his father so in the future I hope to be similar to my grandfather.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Guest Stars

  LET IT BE!!!

My grandpa Antonio

Last night I had a beautiful dream about my grandfather Antonio. He died two months before I was born, so I didn’t know him. My parents are always talking about ‘The grandpa Antonio’ and I really wanted to know him.
 In the dream, I asked him what things he enjoyed doing most, and he answered that he enjoyed being in the field a lot, with the cheerful nature and the songbirds. After that I asked him for a happy moment in his lifetime that he remembered and he said: ‘the happiest day of my life was the day I learned to speak!’ then he laughed and he said that it was a joke, he couldn’t remember it! He told me that the happiest day of his life was the day my father was born.
I asked him another question about why he didn’t like the sea’s waves (my parents always said that), and he answered that it was because when he was a child, he dropped his favourite clock next to the water and the waves took it.
Finally I gave him a big hug and he said: ‘I am very proud of you’. It was the best dream that I have ever had.


In a small village, at the height of a black plague, three young men were sitting in an inn when they noticed the passing of a coffin. When they asked who had died a servant told them that the dead man was a friend of them who had been killed by a thief called ‘Death’.
The three young men decided to find Death and kill him. On the way, an old man told them the place where ‘Death’ was. The men went there and they found some gold coins, which they decided to keep.
Finally the three young men killed each other because all of them wanted to keep the gold. They finally dad found the thief ‘Death’.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Advantages and disadvantages of school uniforms.

School uniforms are used by children in public and private schools. Many
students have strong views about them. There are arguments for and against
about wearing school uniforms.

On the one hand, most of teachers and parents believe that using uniform can
transmit a sense of discipline and helps children to feel connected with the
school. Furthermore, it decreases the social discrimination among children.

On the other hand, school uniforms eliminate students' freedom of expression
and they are uncomfortable and horrible. Moreover, they can be too much
expensive for the families, which will not be able to buy them.

To sum up, I believe that school uniforms should be used in all schools because
they help to eliminate social differences between students.
However, they should be more beautiful, comfortable and cheaper.

Advantages and disadvantages of school uniforms

Many people are for the uniforms, but many others are against the use of uniforms. Each group of people has its reasons for these views.
On the one hand, uniforms are hard to find in small towns, or in certain seasons of the year, because shops sell uniforms only at the beginning of the school year. In addition, young people express their personality and feelings through the clothes they wear, and uniforms sometimes do not allow this kind of expression.
On the other hand, in schools where there are school uniforms, there is less discrimination and social pressure. Also, parents can save a lot of money, because they do not have to buy too many clothes to their children, and they are more concentrated in school.
To sum up, I think that uniforms are useful, because you don’t have to think what you will wear every day, though this is important for many students.

More practical subjects should replace the subjects we are studying now

Nowadays most of the subjects that we have to study in school are theoretical subjects, but more and more people now believe that we should replace these subjects by practical subjects. There are arguments for and against it.

On the one hand, theoretical subjects are necessary. Firstly, without these subjects, students' training would be incomplete. We need the theory to carry out the practice. Secondly it is difficult to make important changes like these in our education system.

On the other hand, practical subjects are essential to assimilate the theory and they might be more important that the other subjects, because they are the aim of learning.

To sum up, I think that it should exist a mean between practical subjects and theoretical subjects because both of them are necessary to students’ education.

 Private schools versus state owned schools

There are different views on which of these two schools is better.
On the one hand, at private schools the teachers are more aware of the students and the teachers help them in their homework. However many of these teachers work at private schools because their relatives also work there, so they are usually less qualified than state owned teachers.  
On the other hand, religion is very important at private school and it is a compulsory subject. The students are not free to choose if they want to study this subject or not. Nevertheless, at state owned schools religion is an optional subject.
In my opinion the most important difference between the two schools is that at private schools the bachillerato is more expensive than at state owned school.
To sum up, I believe that education is very important because you can choose your future if you have a good education. Because of this I think that education should be free and state owned school it is.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Advantages and disadvantages of school uniforms 
Many people have differents views about school uniforms. There are arguments both or against it.

On the one hand, parents think that is very useful that their children wear it, it is elegant and it is cheaper than to wear differents clothes everyday and parents and children lose less time in the mornig, before they go to school.
On the other hand, most children do not like their uniform because they think it is very ugly, and for girls it is very uncomfortable to wear tights and in winter the weather is very cold and if they wear it, girls will be colder than boys.
To sum up, I believe that when students grow up they like the idea of wearing school uniforms, because it is not very expensive and it is very useful because you do not have to think what type of clothes to wear everyday.



Nowadays we are suffering the so called ‘internet revolution’ and the way that we used to have class is changing. Many schools are installing computer in their class-rooms but, is it good at all?

On the one hand, computers offer a lot of new learning posibilities in the class to teachers and students. For example you can find information about a topic or amplify the unit contents that you are studying. It is also a way for making clasess more interesting and entertaining because you can practise your knowledge about the unit with computer games or just surfing the net. Outside the class it helps too, because the email is a really good way to keep contact between teachers and students.

On the other hand, computers could make students be distracted in different ways, and a new research is showing that children nowadays are losing hand writing skills and that is no good either.

To sum up, I think that using a computer in the class is changing the education in a good way. However, we should not forget to use our pens and notebooks too.

What do you think about wearing an uniform at school?

In all private schools pupils have to wear an uniform, but in public ones they do not have to. It is a good idea to wear an uniform in any school type?

Some people think that it is more comfortable to wear it at school, for example, parents think that way because they do not have to worry about the clothes of their children. Some students as well share that opinion because they do not have to think what clothes to wear the next day. However, if all students would have to wear a uniform some people would find it humdrum.

Other students think that it is not a good idea, because they want to wear clothes of their choice and do not depend on rules. Many parents also disagree, because if their children stained their uniform, they would not have another one, so they would have to wash it constantly.

In my opinion, I prefer wearing an uniform instead of my own clothes, because when I was in my old school I used to wear it and it was handier than choosing different clothes every day. Nonetheless, I think that each school should do the best for their students.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

More practical subjects should replace the subjects we are studying now?

Nowadays there is a big argument about the subjects that young people have to study. Are they practical for their future?
On the one hand, many people think that the students need some basic subjects like Maths, Science, Literature and English. Some of these subjects are optional but probably, they will be necessary in our future. And there are subjects that are important for studying the other ones. For example, English is the language of science and whatever you do, you will need English. But all of those important subjects should be very practical; for example, in science classes more experiments should be done.
On the other hand, subjects like P.E. or Religion can be considered less important because you can learn  them in your house or practice them in the street or in the gym. Religion is related to beliefs, so you do not need to study it.
In my opinion, there are subjects more important than others. I think that subjects like Religion or Tutorship should be left out of the curriculum because the education that you learn in those subjects is an education that your parents can give you. I like Science, but I think that if you study Science, you should have other subjects related to Literature, Latin or History because they are important for having a general culture.


I think we are studying some subjects that should be replaced by others more interesting.

On the one hand, I think we should learn to speak English, because we can write more o r less rightly but when we have to talk to another person, we speak it very badly. Also, we can learn cooking. In one or two years, maybe, we leave home to study at university in another city and we will need cooking, because, in my opinion, it is healthier than eating fast food and it is cheaper than eating in a restaurant.

On the other hand, I believe that doing these changes is too difficult. Imagine teaching how to cook a lasagna to thirty pupils who are not quiet. It would be also very dangerous because of the knives and other kitchen tools which can wound  their classmates.

To sum up, I agree with changing some subjects like CMC by others that might be more useful  for our life in the future.


Many people have strong views about wearing uniform. Some of them think it is a great idea, however the others think the opposite.

On the one hand, wearing uniform is a comfortable idea. Even thought wearing uniform does not let you express your personality and feeling, it is a nice idea because you do not have to think about what you are going to wear. In addition it makes better the rules at school that they do not have to order how students should get dressed. Also, wearing uniforms at school helps children feel more identified with the school.

On the other hand, some uniforms are expensive and difficult to find it at the shops. Students cannot show their own style. Sometimes they make you feel hot in summer and cold in winter. Maybe they can be uncomfortable.

To sum up, I believe that uniforms should be optional for students in spite of they are convenient.

School uniforms

I have always worn uniform to school until this year but many people in my school disagreed with it.

On the one hand,  wearing  a uniform promotes the equality between boys and girls of different social conditions, because they are all equal in school. It is also  very convenient for children, because they do not have to think  what to wear every day; and for parents because they do not have to buy too many clothes for children to wear at school.

On the other hand, people who do not like uniforms think that everybody should be allowed to wear what they want, because they are free to do it. And specially teenagers think that uniform are not so ''cool'' to go to school, because they are very concerned about their appearance.

To sum up, I prefer wearing uniform instead of normal clothes, because it is more economical and very convenient than choosing clothes everyday.And I think it promotes the equality between children. So I am very sad because of not wearing uniform in this High School!

Advantages and disadvantages of school uniform

There are some arguments both for and against it

One the one hand, some schools have rules and it is compulsory to wear uniform. These rules are usually for small children who go to primary school, for example.

On the other hand, many pupils disagree with uniforms, for example teenagers, who are very worried about clothes, and sometimes they go against the rules and they wear clothes that are not appropriate at school.

To sum up, uniforms  are a good idea for small children but I think the students of high schools shouldn't have to wear uniforms because I think that we are responsible enough to be able to choose our clothes.

Advantages and disadvantages of school uniforms

In some schools it is required to wear uniform, but, do you agree with the uniforms?

On the one hand, school uniforms have got an important advantage: they are more convenient  when children have to choose their clothes, because choosing your clothes can delay you. Another advantage of school uniform is that buying a uniform is cheaper than buying  ten or more different clothes, so we can say that uniforms are more economical than normal clothes.

On the other hand, school uniform are less comfortable or less “cool” than normal clothes, and if you are conceited, this will be a problem for you. 

To sump up, I think the only problem of school uniform is merely aesthetic.

Interview by Pablo Ortega

I have interviewed Iker Casillas.

I decided to interview Iker because I really appreciate his work as the goalkeeper in Real Madrid team   very much. Iker always wanted to be a goalkeeper when he was a child and now thanks to him we are Champions of the world and Europe.

I started my interview asking him if he did not feel lonely when he  is playing a football match. He told me that he did not feel lonely because he had the support of the people. Them I asked him if he thought that we were going to win the UEFA European Championship again. He told me that if they work hard and have a bit of luck, it will not be difficult.