Book, game and film reviews!

Find out about Intermediate students favourite books, games and films!

 

By Montse Enriquez Pou

Duolingo is a free game for mobile or Tablet to practice different languages. It has different levels. It is important to practice every day. Sometimes the translation to Spanish is not very good.

Jacobo de Alba is an interesting biography written by Emilia Landaluce. It is at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. For me, the most interesting thing is the friendship between Jacobo de Alba who was called  `Jimmy’ and the king Alfonso xIII. It is a very complete and interesting biography.

El Discourso del Rey The original title is ´The King´s Speech´. It is a British film directed by Tom Hopper. The actors are Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. It is a move bade on the abdication of King Edward VIII for the love of Wallis Simpson (divorced) in favour of his brother George VI who suffered from stuttering.

Opera en Texans is a TV program of classical music presented by Ramon Gener. It has a 30 minute duration. It is a good way to present types of music. It is a very interesting program and it engages you. It is very short.

 

By Albert Rejal

Now I am reading the latest book of the collection of ´Game of Thrones´. The best thing of the books is the possibility to travel in a lot of different places and they give us a lot of feelings. I would like to read many more books to discover new feelings and sensations. If you don´t like books you have to read comics of X-men.

 

Orbiter by Dani Jimenez Maldonado      Star rating : 5

Orbiter is a freeware space flight simulator developed to simulate spaceflight. Orbiter was made by University College London and allows users to explore the solar system in a number of spacecraft. You can enjoy the experience of the astronauts and for a while lift up from earth and investigate space. Highly recommended for space lovers!!!

 

 

Film review by Gemma Ramírez - Advanced

PRIMAL FEAR

One of my favourite films is Primal Fear. The film is directed by Gregory Hoblit and it stars Richard Gere, Laura Linney and Edward Norton in his distant youth. It’s an astonishing and surprising thriller about the progress of a bloody murder study. The un-known past and the liars fill the film!

It tells the story of a disoriented teenager, called Aaron, who is accused of having killed a famous Catholic archbishop. His lawyer, Martin Vail, believes that Aaron hasn’t killed the man and does his best to represent him. While he is looking into the case, he finds out a perplexing truth about Aaron: he has got two personalities. Everything changes: is he the murderer or not?

I can thoroughly recommend this film because its plot is absolutely fascinating and it’s also frighteningly realistic. It makes the spectator awake during all the film. In addition, its ending is tremendous. This film won’t leave you indifferent!

 

 

 

 

Tell us about Fesitvals in Barcelona

By Alba  Teens Intermediate    aged 13

 

Festival of San Medir

Sant Medir is a celebration only in Barcelona and it´s only celebrated in the neighbourhood of Gràcia. This celebration is celebrated on the third March every year. It is celebrated since 1950.

It consists of many people throwing sweets into a lorry or a car for the people who are in the street. Go a lot of children and adults and pensioners. The people throw lollipops, sweets, peanuts. Snacks and other things. And there are people who ride horses or ponies.

I have been every year since I was three years old. I remember when I went with my class and we sat on chairs in front of the school and waited for the lorries arrive and picked up the sweets.

 

Advanced Students

 Advanced 1 level - Check out these TED talks which are connected with themes studied in class with Annie. Tell us what you have learned about the Ocean!

 

http://www.ted.com/playlists/7/ocean_wonders.html

 

http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_goodall_at_tedglobal_07.html

 

Advanced Students, need to practice linking words?

Here are some links for you

Enjoy!!!

 

http://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/linking-words-1

 

 

http://linguapress.com/puzzles/xwd-index.htm