domingo, 31 de mayo de 2009

Advantages and Disadvantages of Living in a Flat

I think that living in a flat is better than living in a house, because you can clean it faster and it can be very cosy. We have neighbours and we can count on them.
On the other hand, the walls in a flat are very thin and unfortunately you can listen to your neighbours. You have to respect them because living in a community it is supposed that there should be some rules to be respected, such as not to make any noise after 10:00, or not ot use any electric appliances at night, etc.
In conclusion, I think that living in a flat has more disadvantages than advantages, but, at the moment, we can´t afford to buy a house, because we have great difficulties in paying our mortgage for a small flat.

sábado, 30 de mayo de 2009

How to Prepare an ERASMUS.

The first thing is to know which country you are going to and the people you are going with. Then you have to get the right information about the accommodation and the place where you are going to live.
It is important to carry the passport with you and to have your right documents, to have enough money saved because you can have an emergency. It is always advisable to have a mobile phone to contact someone, so you can get help in case you need it.
Another important thing is to have someone who can inform you about the university, the town, and the area you are going to stay for one year.
Then get the most of it, and enjoy your life.
A rivederchi!


Advertisement is a good way of publishing the advantages of the products that the factories want to sell, so that people know the existence of this goods and they can have interest to acquire those products.
But we have a commercial invasion in all the Media as well as on television, radio, and newspapers.
We are surrounded by advertisements everywhere and for a lot of time. It is very amnoying, for example, when you are watching tv you have to put up with long commercial periods that interrupt films or documentary films you like.


Living in a rented flat can be very easy or very difficult, it depends on who do you live with. You can live on your own and without people. In this last case you cannot share the house duties.
You can meet a flatmate who is responsible and another who are very lazy and do not help in the house hold duties.
A disadvantage is that the house will never belong to you, if you want to be a home owner. But on the other hand you will probably pay lower rent per month instead of buying a house.

jueves, 28 de mayo de 2009

Do Animals Have really Got Emotional Lives

It has been able to demonstrate these days that humans and animals have the some structure and neurological function, they have qualitative differences but animals are able to feel emotions. Emotions are composed of four aspects:
-subjective cognitive processes -leading to feelings,
-biological-evolutionary functions,
-psysicological-autonomous nervous system,
-hormones,social-conduct aspect.
Basic emotions of animals
Suffering: animals may have a more intense suffering than humans, because they haven't got the ability to anticipate the situation that causes pain, the fear of a new and unknown event will increase their anxiety and suffering further.
Fear: when to attack, the alternative to escape for the animal is impossible to have. There is no choice to face fear.
Anxiety: when it is unnecessary it can hurt the animal, only to have to it here as a warning.
Frustations: when animals are faced to a conflict that can not elude, this many damege inducing the presentation of conduct problems as mutilation or estenotipias.

martes, 26 de mayo de 2009

My Favourite Music

I love music, I usally listen to it to test my feelings, when I am happy or when I am sad. The styles of music that I usually listen to are very variable. I don´t like flamenco music very much, and Funk is my favourite style. My favourite singers are Celtas Cortos though they have turned into a commercial kind of product. Then Laura Pausini who I am charmed with, since I was 6 years old. Alex Ubago I like him too because he is very kind with his fans. I met him once in the town centre of Madrid and he talked to me. My favourite song is What´s a Feeling of Irene Cara.

A Trip to the Canary Islands

This holy week has been special because I enjoyed it a lot. I celebrated my birthday in the beach. I went to pay a visit to a classmate. I visited 70% of the coast by car and I swam in some beaches, but I climbed the mountains too to see Roque Nublo, from where one can see the Island of Tenerife and the peak of the Teide. I visited the area where they celebrate the carnivals such as in Las Palmas and then the whole area of the harbour and the town including the Science Museum.

What I Would Like to Become

I would be charmed with being devoted to the education, teaching sports to young people, but I haven´t decided up my mind yet to study a special subject when I leave school. I would like to do something related to English, because it seems to m to be easis and with a foreign language you have more oppotunities to applay for a job, apart from being only an English teacher. Another option I would like to take into consideration would be my interested to work in kindergarden, though I prefer working with older ones. Since I haven´t decided it yet, I belive that I would make my mind up as soon as I enter the University.
Bye for now.

My Perfect Mate

I have'nt got a boy´s physical prototype, but physically I would like him to be kind who looks after himself. My ideal boyfriend has to be mature and independent and who looks after his money in a reasonable way. He has to have a good sense of humour and make myself laugh, be kind but without being a too demanding person, that he trust me and I could trust him. We could share things together, we could count on eachother. He has to be gentle in the right things and understanfdable in the wrong things done, he should be optimistic and make me an enthousiastic person which should be able to rise my spirit. But really owerall the most important aspect for me would be that he has a respectful person.

domingo, 24 de mayo de 2009


Interactive hoardings have advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is that you rapidly can find the advertisement without having to stop, to read, and to have the possibility of changing the advertisement.
The disadvatages are a great number, I think, as it is an invasion of privacy, because you can't decide when to stop these advertisemts and they are bombarding your mind.
On the other hand, digital technology should provide opprtunities for people who can not see or hear. In the future, digital advertisemts will be more harmful towards your privacy than now. Technology advances go very fast but we must learn how to respect the privacy of every individual, for example, with experts to examine the advertisemts before they appear on the screen. .

sábado, 23 de mayo de 2009


Consumption of television grows, but what really enhances the audience are ads which increasingly take up more time on schedule of various channels. Spanish television broadcast a lot of advertising. This is a perception that has not only the audience but the European Commission, which on Tuesday opened a file for this cause, but both share the same opinion. According to Elena Perez, spokesman of the Spanish Association of Advertisers, the effectiveness of the message of ads is, first, to observe the spirit of the law, which sets in 12 minutes the time that can take advertising channels, a time that is exceeded regularly according to Brussels. For its part, Alejandro Echevarría, president of UTECA the association of TV commercials, called for reducing the advertising time on public channels, but did not touch the private one.

Tv Commercials

Commercials are a tool to make products known, by the public, and it is used in many fields.
Firstly, I think that hoardings is a good way for people to know the trends of fashion and we can choose the best easily.
Secondly, I don´t agree with the ways of using it, because it is inconvenient on numerous occasions. In other words, if we are watching a film and commercials appear for half an hour, this provoke that we won´t continue watching it. Or that bad habit of using advertisement when the series is ending.
Thirdly and the last, I understand that advertising is continuously used on television or newspapers and radio... But they should study the most suitable form for the audience to get profit of it, so the don´t get tired easily.

In conclusion, commercials are necessary, but they have to know how to use it, and how to respect the customers.

miércoles, 20 de mayo de 2009


Queen was a British Rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarrist Brian May, singer Fredie Mercury, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon.
It was the most succesful British Band of the world in the late 30s. Queen is known for it´s musical diversity. The Sales of Queen around the world now exceeds 300 million records sold.
The death of Fredie Mercuty in 1001, caused the end of the band. At present, John Deacon left the band, while Roger Taylor and Brian May joined Paul Rodgers, free and Bad Company, formed the group Queen + Paul Rodgers.
Some greatest hits are: We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions and Bohemian Rhapsody.

domingo, 17 de mayo de 2009

Velázquez. Great Artists.

Look for:
Great Artistists 2001: Tim Marlow.
Domingo 26 Abril de 2009


The beatles were a British rock group.The quartet was formed in the city of Liverpool, England in 1957 and disbanded in 1970. It is regarded as one of the most influential and successful musicals of all time.
The group was composed of John Winston Lennon (Liverpool, october 9 , 1940 -New York, december 8, 1980) James Paul McCartney(Liverpool, june 18 , 1942) George Harold Harrison
(Liverpool february 25, 1943-Los Angeles november 29, 2001) Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr) (Liverpool july 7, 1940).
Although Lennon and McCartney were the principal composens, Harrison and Starr made significant contributions to the maturation of the band through the years. George Martin produced al their albums except Let it Be, produced by Phil Spector

If you want to listen to their music and lyrics, try

sábado, 16 de mayo de 2009

Famous Animals
There are famous animals on TV, in the cinema or even in cartoons…
One of them is the well-known dog, Rin-tin-rin (Spanish version) which I have read to be a German shepherd’s grandson. It survived the I World War. He got safe from bomb attacks and it was taken and adopted by an American Officer who took it to California. Over there, due to several circunstances, it became into a cinema actor; its children and grandchildren too. They were soldiers partens in Westerns. It was brave and it carried out impossible operations. Another famous film dog is Lassie who broke into the film industry in 1943.
Yet the most famous film animal is Chita, a film industry product, it is Tarzan’s partner.
The famous chimpacee was owned by an animal care taker who took him from Africa.
He tamed the chimpacee. Its owner became an millionaire thanks to it. Both of them managed to live profitably in their Californian residence.

viernes, 15 de mayo de 2009


I belive that animals think and can have emotions like humans.
The human being is an animal too, he has got instincts as well. We are not superior related to anybody and to anything. The human being needs Nature to survive.
The only thing that is not the some in humans and in animals is the intelligence which is superior in the first ones.
It has been discovered recently that animals can think but with limitations and that they can feel sensations, one of them is love.
Animals are wonderful beings who can predict natural disassters, they love the enviromment and they take care of others.

miércoles, 13 de mayo de 2009


Classical music is characterized by the use of instruments like the violin, base etc. Viena is the country represeting this music,here many musicians were born and also there lived some of them, like Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart.
Ludwig van Beethoven(16 december 1770-26 march 1827) was a German composer and a pianist. He was a crucial figure in the trasitional period beetween the classical and Romantic eras in western classical music, and remains one of the most acclaimed and influential composers of all times. Born in born,then he lived in the Electorate of Cologne in Germany, he moved to Viena in his early twenties and settled there, studying with Joseph Haydn and quickly gaining a reputacion as a virtuoso pianist. Bethoven hearing was gradually deteriorated, beginning in his twenties, yet he continued to compose, and to conduct and perform, even after he was completely deaf. Beethoven is acknowledged as one on the giants of classical music, occasionaly he is refferred to as one of the three Bs who epitomized that tradition. He was also a pivotal figure in the transition from 18th century musical classicism to 19th century Romanticism, and his influence on subsequent generations of composers as profound.

domingo, 10 de mayo de 2009

More about MUSIC.

Any culture has got music events. Music is related to a social group and its events are the expression of it. Music is universal in its content which has an emotional and sentimental base. Now there are many genres and styles of music.
Classical music
Beethoven: Is the last representative of the Vieness classical music, who has got many works like concerts for piano and violin.The most famous are his symphonies, above all The Seventh Symphony in La mayor /span>
On the other side Yann Tiersen:

Is a modern composer, born in Brest(France) 1970 and represents the cutting age in modern music, who has got beutiful works in violin and piano,for example: La valse des monstres,on tour, beutiful soundtracks for films: Amelie,Good Bye Lennin!, Alice et Martin and La Vie reveé des anges.
Rock music:
Red Hot Chili Peppers:Californication lik(Road Trippin,Othereside)
Nirvana(Smell like teen Spirit,Sliver,Been a Soon)
Green day...

viernes, 8 de mayo de 2009

Animals and Cinema


Asterix as a caracter was created in 1959 in Bobigny, France. The first chapter of Asterix The Gaul appeared in the French magazine Pilote. In 1961 the first collection under the same name was published. More than 6.000 copies were sold.
These comics have been translated into more than 150 languages and dialects around the globe, including Latin.
In Spain more tan 33 books have been published. Moreover, in Paris there is the Asterix Amusement Park, this park has rivalled Disneyland Paris since 1989.
More than 10 films have been inspired by the universe of the battle Gauls.
It´s an important icon in France. For example, the first satellite launched by French in 1965 was called Asterix, which takes the name from this famous character. I like cartoons very much,in this case it is me favourite film. I like cartoons more the films.

miércoles, 6 de mayo de 2009

Music: Simple Plan

Hi! I’m going to talk about a band that I love. Simple Plan is a Canadian quintet of punk-pop which is formed by Pierre Bouvier,singer, Jeff Stinco, guitar, Sèbastien Lefebvre, guitar and choirs, David Dasrosiers, bass and choirs and Chuck Comeau drum. With only thirteen years, in 1992, Pierre and Chuck formed a band called "Reset" with two friends. Chuck left the band to focus on studies, and later he realized his mistake and created another project, "Simple Plan", with two friends, Sèbastien and Jeff. They needed a singer, but they didn’t find any that they liked. By chance, Chuck run into Pierre and he accepted to get in the band. He started playing bass and singing, but what he wanted was singing and be closer to the public, because of it they contacted with David, who was replacing Pierre in "Reset" to play the bass in “Simple Plan”. Their lyrics speak about topics related to adolescence.

After several tours in Canada and having recorded some demos in 2002, Lava agreed to publish their first album: "No pads, no helmets ... just balls", involving two good friends of the band: Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) and Mark Hoppus (Blink-182). They managed to earn the young North American public, and only in the USA they sold more than one million and a half copies. The connection of the band with their fans was the result of their devotion to the street and to concerts. Three years later, in 2005 Simple Plan got "Still not getting any ... " their second album. In less than a year, Simple Plan visited all five continents and played over 300 shows. In 2008, Simple Plan show us their new album "Simple Plan", showing maturity in their lyrics. In 2005, they created “The Simple Plan Foundation” to help kids with problems like poverty, drugs and suicide.


Long time ago I saw a film about a dog trying to save his master who had had an accident.
The dog showed its anxiety by its repeated efforts to awake its master from his unconscious state. However, when this was not possible, the dog went to look for help having to face dangers from other wild animals and many other difficulties.
When the dog eventually arrived at a small town, it tried violently to attract people´s attention, but most people either ignored it or told it to go away. However, the dog persisted and at last managed to convince a boy to follow it. In conclusion, it was obvious that the animal was emotionally disturbed and the efforts it made to save its master showed a high degree of emotional feelings.


My grandmother lived in Madrid.
She was born in 1910, in her parents house.
She lived in Alonso Martinez, and her friend was José Antonio Primo de Rivera
She played in the park every day with him.
When she was young, she went to school and she studied there every day.

In those days she lived during the Spanish Civil War and she was crying everyday.
Where she used to live it was a nice place, because it was in the center of Madrid, and there were rich people living there.
She loved a friend, and after years she married him.
He was my grandfather. He was Guardia Civil.
My grandmother is my dad's mother, and she died in 2002.


I love music, I listen to it every day.
Music makes me feel relaxed, I forget all my problems and turn into a happy person.
I like singing and dancing with the music´s rythm.
The music that I like most is pop and reggeton.
My favourites singers are La quinta estación, El canto del loco, Andy y Lucas, Carlos Baute, Kiko y Sara, .... and I could go on and on.
Today, artists are profesionals and their songs are beautiful.
I wouldn´t mention any in particular as each one contributes to a variety of music.
So music is essential for me and I wouldn´t do anything without it.,

Do Animals really have Emotional Lives

I think that animals don´t have the same feelings or emotions as humans.

On the other hand, some species show to have human´s attitudes.

For example, the dog is called the man's best friend because it offers an absolute faithfulness to his master. It even feels jealousy if somebody takes up his place.
However, the ants don´t refllect to have feeling as other animals.

Although, some ather animals seem to have only instinct. But, it depends on what people think about this subject, because it can be a subject of discussion. There is evidence of animals being friendly to their masters until they are death and it certifies the feelings´s of animals.

In conclusion, I think that some animals like to show feelings the same as humans.

My Mice

Mice are beautiful animals and they are vey intelligent.
I had four mice, two black female mice and two albino female mice. Their name were Arya, Nymeria, Imala and Gwynith.
Arya and Nymeria, the black mice, could have been food for other animals in the zoo, but a man gave them to me. They came when they were 3 weeks old, they were very little and beautiful. (photo)

I trained them to come to me when I called them. They were nicer, funnier and very playloving. I loved them.

Arya photo

Nymeria photo

Adult Arya and Nymeria Photo

Imala and Gwynith arrived to me home when Arya and Nymeria were dead. I adopted them in an animal welfare programme that has a lot of small animals, rabbits, hamsters, ginea pigs, mice, rats,... to be adopted, the web site is

Imala and Gwynith were adult mice and because of that they were shier animals. They had allergy to almost everithing and Gwynith had lot of problems in the skin because of that. I took her to the vet lot of times.

Imala Photo

Gwynith photo

Nymeria and Gwynith were buried in Asturias. Arya was buried in "La Pedriza" and Imala in "El Espinar", not far from Madrid.

I still love them a lot!!

lunes, 4 de mayo de 2009

Real Ambitions

There are many kind of ambitions, but it is important to have many to get there and be motivated during the life. Ambitions should be well marked, starting from the small one like, having a house, getting a car, living in a family and improving all of them, trying no to stop or being demotivated. Everybody should have ambitions, some more than others, but obiously the money is a very important part, if you have money you will get them all. There are also social ambitions that could give you more freedom. Many people have ambitions it is a reality, but those who get them do not appreciate them because there are simple numbers which are marked.