Saturday, 30 December 2017

MEETING ANITA TENERELLI – VIDEO INTERVIEW



Have you ever met an actress? Well, we did it! On 14th October 2017 Benny, Maria Adele and I met Anita Tenerelli, who is an actress.

Friday, 29 December 2017

COOL! NAUTIC SUP PARIS CROSSING



Every year the biggest Stand Up Paddle race in the world takes place in one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Europe. Yes, you're right: it is Paris, obviously. This race gathers professionals and amateurs on the same starting line. Last year more than 600 riders participated in the race. This year 700 riders saw this city from an unusual view.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

OUR TOP 5 CHRISTMAS MOVIES


Are you a Christmas lover and you like watching movies? You can’t miss our post then. Here are the best Christmas movies in out top 5 list.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

IS DONALD TRUMP KEEPING HIS PROMISES?

On November 11th,2016 Lorenzo wrote a very interesting post about the President of the U.S.A, Donald Trump It tells about President Trump’s promises during his election campaign.
Today my task is to analyse what Donald Trump has done since his election. I mean, has he kept his promises?  

Thursday, 21 December 2017

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: A SPECIAL NIGHT AT THE THEATRE


“ Sigh no more Ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever, One foot  in Sea, and one on shore, To one thing constant never…”

Dear readers, we would like to share with you one of our best experiences so far.  We went  to the Globe Theatre in Rome to see one of Shakespeare’s most entertaining comedies: “Much Ado About Nothing”.

It was a new experience for us because we saw a play in English for the first time! We know,  we were crazy.  Shakespeare's  English is not for everyone!

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

THE BLACK CAP


GLOBAL WARMING 

In 1896 Svante Arrhenius and Thomas Chamberlin evaluated that human activities would provoke an increase of global average temperature due to the production of high quantity of carbon dioxide. This prediction was ignored until the 1980s when the global annual mean temperature curve started rising steeply. Then, many scientists started pointing at it as the main cause of the global warming.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

DREAMING OF FREEDOM


Freedom is a condition in which people have the opportunity to speak, act and pursue happiness without unnecessary external restrictions. Freedom is important because it leads to enhanced expressions of creativity and original thought, increased productivity, and an overall high quality of life.
Freedom must be redefined and defended anew by each generation.
History champions the stories of great people who have changed the world by advocating and fighting for human and civil rights.

Friday, 15 December 2017

A SPECIAL MOVIE ON A SPECIAL DAY - TAKE MY EYES (TE DOY MIS OJOS)



Te doy mis ojos was shot in 2003 in Spain. The director is Iciar Bolain. The protagonists are Pilar,  played by Laia Marull, and her violent husband, Antonio aka Luis Tosar.

A CRUCIAL ISSUE

Aggressiveness is the main cause of death and invalidity for women between 15-44. “Take my eyes" is focused on this. Pilar and Antonio are surrounded by people who are involved in their dramatic story. A mother who justifies the situation, a sister who doesn't understand deeply and a son who sees everything and doesn't say anything. Their relationship is a mixture of love, fear, dominance.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

OUR DISNEY CHANNEL TIMES


If I mention  DISNEY CHANNEL, do you all start feeling very old? No, please, don’t do it! It’s not been that long since we were children and we used to watch cartoons on TV. Disney Channel was the perfect place for some great fun.

I know some of you still do it, but, you know, you don’t have to worry, I know how to keep a secret. ;-)

I remember my friends and I always tried to make impressions of our favourite characters. We tried to sing like them, dance like them.

Monday, 11 December 2017

YOUNG NERDS GROW UP!



Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein’s posters are hung on the wall in his bedroom. He puts a pair of glover up not to touch his brother’s filthy hands. He comes to church with his mother only because “I don’t believe in God, but I believe in my mother”. We are in 1989 and he is an out of the ordinary boy, that’s to be expected! Do you understand who I am talking about? Maybe the photo above has given you a little clue! 

Sunday, 3 December 2017

PASSENGERS, A JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE


Last summer we happened to see the movie PASSENGERS. Have you seen it? We both loved it and are here to share our musings with you. Are you ready?

Monday, 27 November 2017

TOP 7 PLACES TO VISIT SOON




Nowadays there are fewer travellers due to fear of terrorism and too expensive trips and transports.  However, I think we shouldn’t stop dreaming or better planning about future journeys or trips. These are 7 places everybody should visit in their lives!

Sunday, 26 November 2017

MUSIC IN OUR VEINS…AND IN OUR BRAINS


Have you ever listened to a song that made you feel happy or sad? If the answer is yes, there are many scientific reasons why music affects your mood, brain and body.

Friday, 24 November 2017

VLAD TEPES THE IMPALER


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VAMPIRES IN HISTORY


The figure of the vampire is more ancient than the most popular of the vampires, Dracula. In the twelfth century it was believed that the dead people tried to suck blood from the living people. This belief was particularly extended in the British isles and in the orthodox countries where they ignored the destiny of the dead. The great epidemics with their hasty burials helped spreading this thought.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

MARC MARQUEZ : A GOD ON TWO WHEELS



A CONTROVERSIAL CHAMPION

Marc Marquez won the MOTO GP 2017 Championship last weekend, but he is hardly an outsider within the motoring world.
He won several championships and he is considered one of the best bikers. This year he led the championship with more than 30 points of detachment from his rival, Andrea Dovizioso.
In fact, Marquez has closed this season with 298 points, 37 more of his opponent, who got 261 points.

Monday, 20 November 2017

TOP 5 FAVOURITE HUNGER GAMES CHARACTERS


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Hunger Games is a beloved dystopian book/to screen trilogy and one of my best favourites. Set in future North America, it depicts a society based on twelve districts built around a city called Capitol City. The districts have to supply Capitol City with many different things such as wood, paper, clothes, meat, fish, vegetables...
Many years before the novel begins there had been a revolution between the districts and Capitol City. It had been caused by the oppressive behaviour of Capitol City. Eventually the districts lost the revolution and Capitol City created the Hunger Games to punish them. Every year two people for each district (a male and a female) go into an arena full of weapons. These people are the tributes and they have to fight against each other. They fight till death. Only one of them survives and he becomes the winner.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

DISCOVERING CENTRAL PARK



Do you like animals? If you do, you’ll probably  know that in Central Park there is one of the biggest zoos in the world, situated in New York. It contains 130 species of animals. Here you can find Pandas, tropical birds, leopards and many other animals.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

WHEN THE STARS START FALLING




You’ve heard  about Harvey Weinstein’s scandal, haven’t you? Who is he? And what happened to him? Let’s go discover more about him together!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

DISCOVERING IRELAND

Last summer I went to Ireland for two weeks and I can say that it was one of the best holidays in my life (till now, of course!!).
I stayed in a host family in Shankill, South Dublin. My host parents, Mary and Alan, were very kind and friendly to me. Those 2 weeks have been amazing also because of them!
But … let’s stop talking about myself... let's talk about somenthing interesting that I discovered while in Ireland.
Probably, you don't know that Ireland enter people's hearts and never leaves them.
So I hope you will have the fortune to go there one day. I am sure that you will agree with me, then.

Monday, 13 November 2017

HAS TECHNOLOGY RUINED OUR LIVES?



Has technology ruined our lives? Should we consider it progression or regression ? We watched two videos in our English lessons, we discussed them together and we also wrote our reflections on the issues they deal with.  
In the first video Simon Sinek tells us about Millenials, people born approximately 1984 and after.  He tells how the Millenials are rarely truly happy or satisfied and that they are accused of being entitled, unfocused, lazy and narcissistic. But he also explains that it is not their fault, there are  several different reasons and one of them is their excessive use of technological devices and social media.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

LEWIS HAMILTON



Happy Sunday, everyone! Today it's F1 day and we are ready to celebrate Hamilton. Yes, because, as you will surely know, he is the new  F1 World Champion with 2 races remaining. He was in competition with Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari’s first driver and Valterri Bottas, his teammate in Mercedes. This is his fourth world title after 2008, 2014 and 2015.  So far this year he has won 9 races collecting 333 points, while his principal rival, Vettel, has 277 points.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

REMEMBER, REMEMBER... V FOR VENDETTA



Few days ago it was Guy Fawkes Night in Britain, the 5th of November national festivity. They celebrate the day a group of Catholic plotters decided to kill their protestant king, James I. But they actually celebrate the fact that the king was saved, the plot discovered and the culprits executed.

Anyway,  we are not telling you the story of Guy Fawkes today, only that  he is the inspiration of what happens in the story of one of my favourite comic book, V for Vendetta.


Friday, 10 November 2017

WILL: DISCOVERING SHAKESPEARE’S GLAMOROUS WORLD

 
There are many theories about who William Shakespeare was. What makes him unique is that, unlike his contemporaries, he wasn’t university educated; he was a glove maker. He approached plays and theatre from a very different background.
Shakespeare wrote plays for everyone. He  was - probably - a  Catholic writing  plays in a  protestant world; he had to be very, very careful.
He wrote a lot of plays and people liked them. A lot of people went to see his plays performed in London theatres and, especially at  the Globe theatre after 1599.
Now, probably you are thinking about how I can know all these thing. The answer is … yes, I studied something for school but I  have also seen  an amazing tv series about Shakespeare: WILL.

Monday, 6 November 2017

THE CATALAN QUESTION AND OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOANA CABRATOSA PONS





We asked Joana, a Catalan girl we know,  to answer a few questions for our blog about what has happened in Catalonia in the latest weeks and she kindly accepted to answer.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

HIP-HOP & METAL, CLASHING CULTURES?




Have you ever heard about Scarlxrd? Or Ghostemane? Or Keith Ape? Or SkiMaskTheSlumpGod? Or XXXTentacion? Or Pouya?
If you're aged between 14 and 20 you must have heard some of those names, and if you listened to a song from those rappers you would probably remember all the violence associated with their sound...
Yesterday, while I was buying two tickets for a live show of Bones - another trap rapper with a very aggressive sound -  I started wondering on what happened to trap and rap music, and when we started loving this sound. (NB: I'm not talking about the lyrics, those have always been rough and violent, for example, some of  Immortal Technique songs were simply too much to handle).

Monday, 30 October 2017

FOOTBALL MANIA: THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTERS & BEST STADIUMS

 
Do you often watch football or other sports on TV?
If your answer is YES, and you usually watch  football on tv, you know that supporters are the twelfth man in the field.
Supporters push the team to victory with stadium chants, thunders and choreographies.
Usually we think that just the most important teams have fascinating supporters, but this is not true.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

TRYING TO COOK ITALIAN


We all know what comes to non-Italians minds while talking about Italy’s food. Yes, food. Maybe Berlusconi sometimes but that’s another story...
 
There’s plenty of delicious dishes here and that’s one of the reasons why Italian cuisine has a lot of charm everywhere.

Italian cuisine is one of the most imitated  in the world and this, unfortunately, brought to the creation of some crazy dishes.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY



“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”. Have you ever heard or seen this phrase in the opening scene of a movie? If not, it means you have never seen a Star Wars movie.

Friday, 27 October 2017

CIGARETTES vs E-CIGARETTES




Dear smokers, this post is for you! I’d like to help you stop smoking and change your mind about cigarettes, shall I try?

Thursday, 26 October 2017

ROGER "THE KING"


Have you ever played tennis? I am going to confess that I am a big tennis fan so I would like to tell the story of one of the greatest tennis players ever. Can you guess who I’m talking about?

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

LOTS OF LAUGHS

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Have you ever roared with laughter? Well, we are sure you'll do it today, reading our post!

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

A REVOLUTIONARY DISCOVERY: GRAVITATIONAL WAVES



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2017 Nobel Prize for Physics

Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. The three American scientists are members of the LIGO-Virgo collaboration that discovered gravitational waves in 2015. The price was awarded “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves” , the committee said in a news release.

Monday, 23 October 2017

ONCE UPON A TIME




ONCE UPON A TIME is coming back with another magic season and our favourite fairy tales. This time with an almost completely different cast.                                                                                          The majority of the main cast members wouldn’t be returning for season 7 for many different reasons

Sunday, 22 October 2017

LET'S CELEBRATE! OCTOBER FESTIVITIES



                                                       

 Do you like travelling all over the world? Let’s talk about the main October festivities in different countries. We hope you’ll  find out what the perfect festival for you is!  

Saturday, 21 October 2017

DISCOVERING FOOTBALL STADIUMS



Stadiums are very important for football teams because they are   “home” for supporters and players. Many of them are famous for the atmosphere created by fans or for their history. A supporter knows that to see a match at the stadium is better than at home, because emotions are greater.

Friday, 20 October 2017

 TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE? THAT IS THE ADDICTION





Over half a million EU citizens die every year due to tobacco addiction. A smoker is a person who habitually smokes tobacco. Most smokers start smoking between 13-17.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

5 CHRISTOPHER NOLAN MOVIES YOU CAN'T MISS


If you know Christopher Nolan you’ve probably seen these movies and I’m glad to share with you mates!   If you don't know him, I must first of all tell you he is an outstanding filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. To be honest I think he's just an amazing genius. He has directed quite a few great movies and you have probably heard about them, if not seen them.
So, keep reading, have a look at my list and trust me,  Christopher Nolan is a genius!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

NEW IDEAS FOR THE BLOG? HERE THEY ARE !



So, let’s not waste any time, I had an idea or two or even three actually regarding the graphic area of our little blog.
But I don’t want to just go ahead and do everything that comes to my mind.
So I decided to make things a little bit more interactive, I’ll begin by explaining what actually these small ideas are, then I will ask you if you liked it or if you want to have something different, which means I’m open to suggestions..
Now,  let’s start.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Monday, 19 June 2017

A BRIEF HISTORY OF 20th CENTURY MUSIC




Like Benny, I love Rock’n’Roll! Have you read her posts? (part I & part II)
Rock 'n' roll was born in the USA in the 1950s. It was a mixture of blues and country music. Elvis Presley was the first rock 'n' roll superstar.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

THAT’S SO RAVEN IS COMING BACK!




Ladies and gentleman,  I’m glad to announce Raven Baxter’s return! When I was a child I always watched “That’ so Raven” on Tv, and when I heard there would be a sequel I was so happy because Raven Baxter was part of my childhood . Hearing  about this news you can have two reactions:

Saturday, 17 June 2017

THE THIRD MILLENNIUM SHERLOCK HOLMES!





If you are a fan of mystery stories and you love Manga, this is the right article for you! Detective Conan is here!! This comic, created by Gosho Aoyama in 1996, is famous all over the world. For this reason, an animated version was released. Now the Anime of Detective Conan is one of the most watched.

Friday, 16 June 2017

REIGN: LONG LIVE THE QUEEN!




To be a fair king or queen is not easy. You have many duties, you have to defend and protect your people and, sometimes, you have to make choices for the sake of your country, even if they don’t make you happy.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

SONGS TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE



Artists, especially singers, when the world experiences periods of difficulty, give a hand doing what they know best. These are among the most famous songs that were meant to help the world to become a better place!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

YOU TUBE’S ANCESTOR: MY SPACE!


WHAT IS IT?

MySpace can be considered   YouTube’s ancestor. Before YouTube, ,Facebook and Twitter, MySpace was the social network par excellence. Thanks to this social, a lot of present-day artists became famous; for example Mika, Adele, Lilly Allen put their songs on this site. But after a great period of success the popularity of MySpace started declining.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CLOWNTHERAPY



Clownteraphy is a program in health care facilities involving visits from especially trained clowns. They are called “clown doctors”. Those visits to hospitals have been shown to help in lifting patients moods with the positive power of hope and humor .