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Sunday, February 28

The Story of Chocolate


Tuesday, June 8

Do they care about us?

"They Don't Care About Us" (Michael Jackson)
Skin head, dead head Everybody gone bad Situation, aggravation Everybody allegation In the suite, on the news Everybody dog food Bang bang, shot dead Everybody's gone mad All I wanna say is that They don't really ca re about us All I wanna say is that They don't really care about us Beat me, hate me You can never break me Will me, thrill me You can never kill me Jew me, sue me Everybody do me Kick me, kike me Don't you black or white me All I wanna say is that They don't really care about us All I wanna say is that They don't really care about us Tell me what has become of my life I have a wife and two children who love me I am the victim of police brutality, now I'm tired of bein' the victim of hate You're rapin' me of my pride Oh, for God's sake I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy... Set me free Skin head, dead head Everybody gone bad trepidation, speculation Everybody allegation In the suite, on the news Everybody dog food black man, black male Throw your brother in jail All I wanna say is that They don't really care about us All I wanna say is that They don't really care about us Tell me what has become of my rights Am I invisible because you ignore me? Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now I'm tired of bein' the victim of shame They're throwing me in a class with a bad name I can't believe this is the land from which I came You know I do really hate to say it The government don't wanna see But if Roosevelt was livin' He wouldn't let this be, no, no Skin head, dead head Everybody gone bad Situation, speculation Everybody litigation Beat me, bash me You can never trash me Hit me, kick me You can never get me All I wanna say is that They don't really care about us All I wanna say is that They don't really care about us Some things in life they just don't wanna see But if Martin Luther was livin' He wouldn't let this be. The vídeo with subtitles: What could you comment about the message of this song?

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Monday, March 15

Self-confidence

As a teenager you sometimes feel uncomfortable, insecure ... but, you also feel the need of being yourself, of reaffirming your personality. It's time to admire some heroes, to follow some fashions, to look for your "style". And it's obvious than since Twilight there's kind of an interest around vampires world, which supposedly implies romance, adventure, mistery, danger, ... (it really does?)

Look at the trailer of this series:

Now make a little research to find the following information:

  • What's the title of this show?
  • Which are the names of the three main characters?
  • Which are the books the show is based on?
  • Which is the author?
  • Where does she live? Can you describe the surroundings of her house?

(You'll find the information by clicking onto the links below).

http://www.cwtv.com/shows/the-vampire-diaries

http://www.vampirediaries.net/

http://www.ljanesmith.net/

And finally, post a comment with your opinion about these kind of shows or books.

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Sunday, March 7

PURPLE

Alice Malsenior Walker (born February 9, 1944). She was born and raised in Georgia.
She has written at length on issues of race and gender, and is most famous for the critically acclaimed novel "The color purple" for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
On March 8, 2003, International Women's Day, on the eve of the Iraq war, Alice Walker was arrested along with 24 others for crossing a police line during an anti-war protest rally outside the White House. Walker said of the incident, "I was with other women who believe that the women and children of Iraq are just as dear as the women and children in our families, and that, in fact, we are one family."
She has a website CLICK onto the link and find the answers to the questions under the picture:
  1. How many siblings has she got?
  2. Write the titles of three Alice's books.
  3. Which is the link to her blog?
  4. Make the description of one of her photos.
  5. She's much more than a novelist, what other activities does she do?

Listen to her talking about her novel "The color purple":

In the link below there's a scene from the movie "The color purple", based on the novel. One of the characters say the following sentence:

"Look at you! You're black, you're poor, you're ugly, you're a woman, you're nothing at all!"

  • Who's the character? Describe it.
    • Write a comment about the scene and the sentence.

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    Monday, February 1

    Coldplay, a supportive band.

    Coldplay are an English alternative rock band from London, formed in 1998. The group comprises Chris Martin (lead vocals, keyboards, guitar), Jonny Buckland (lead guitar), Guy Berryman (bass guitar), and Will Champion (drums, backing vocals, other instruments). Despite Coldplay's worldwide popularity, the band has remained protective of how their music is used in the media, refusing its use for product endorsements. In the past, Coldplay turned down multi-million dollar contracts from different famous companies, who wanted to use the songs "Yellow", "Trouble", and "Don't panic" respectively.
    Coldplay supports Amnesty International.Chris Martin is regarded as one of the most visible celebrity advocates for fair trade,During the early years, Coldplay became widely known in the media for claims they gave 10% of the band's profits to donations, which they continue to do. You can click on the link below to have more information: http://www.coldplay.com/index.php
    Watch the following videos, both of them with the song "Clocks", but different versions. The song was written by all members of the band for their second album, "A Rush of Blood to the Head".
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4v2vh1VVL0 (live concert with subtitles in English and Spanish)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onpJ6fLBif8&feature=related (The version sang with Buena Vista Social Club, the Cuban group) REALLY GREAT VERSION !

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