Monday, 22 October 2018

This month´s film

The Wife





After nearly forty years of marriage, JOAN and JOE CASTLEMAN (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950’s. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later—a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.

    

Trailer     




Monday, 8 October 2018



NEW DOCUMENTARIES

  • BLUE is a film about how the oceans are broken, and what can be done to fix them. Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. And by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. Featuring passionate advocates for ocean preservation, the film tackles themes of habitat destruction, species loss and pollution. Filmed in the seas surrounding Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and the USA, BLUE looks at how the very nature of the ocean is being altered.


  Watch the video trailer     click HERE


  • ONLY THE DEAD is the story of what happens when an ordinary Australian journalist is transplanted into the Middle East by the reverberations of 9/11 and embarks on a journey that courses through the deepest recesses of the Iraq war. The invasion of Iraq has ended, and the Americans are celebrating victory in 2003. All the while however, alone and in secret, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most vicious Al Qaeda leader the world has ever seen, is planning the real war. He lays out his plan in a letter to Osama Bin Laden: the suicide truck bombings; the bloody horrors of the civil war; the televised beheadings. He carries out his grand design to perfection, bringing the country to its knees… and he does it all on camera. And then, when he’s finally ready to “go public” as he foretold Bin Laden, what does Zarqawi do with the film that will shock the world & change the war forever? He gives it to Michael Ware. Of all people. A hard-drinking, hard-running, maverick Australian reporting for American news outlets. The tape Zarqawi gives him, sets our correspondent off on an epic voyage seeking the truth. 
Watch the video trailer         click HERE



  • THE ANIMAL CONDITION chronicles three and a half years of recent Australian history, when animal welfare grew from a fringe issue to a national focus. Four young people take an investigative road trip around Australia. Unafraid to ask questions they speak to all sides, from politicians to activists, farmers, Indigenous Australians, philosophers, scientists and immigrant-workers. Views on the subject change with each new encounter, leading to questions about society that go beyond the treatment of animals.
Watch the video trailer          click HERE


  • SHERPA. In 2013, the world's media reported on a shocking mountain-high brawl as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. Director Jennifer Peedom and her team set out to uncover the cause of this altercation, intending to film the 2014 climbing season from the Sherpas' point of view. Instead, they captured Everest's greatest tragedy, when a huge block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route, killing 16 Sherpas. For the Himalayan workers repeatedly traversing the mountain carrying supplies, the risk of this hazardous endeavor is multiplied. This stunning documentary, shot by high-altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk, explores the unequal relationship between cashed-up foreign expeditions and their guides. It is also a story of family and tradition, as exemplified by Phurba Tashi Sherpa, an experienced climber at the heart of this commanding film.

                                    Watch the video  trailer        click HERE


  • WINSTON CHURCHILL, WALKING WITH DESTINY. When the Swastika flew over continental Europe only England, under Winston Churchill and with her back to the wall, remained defiant. Walking With Destiny highlights Churchill's years in the political wilderness; his early opposition to Adolf Hitler and Nazism; and his support for Jews under threat by the Nazi regime. As historian John Lukacs explains, Churchill may not have won the War in 1940 but without him the War most certainly would have been lost.
    Focusing on the years 1940 and 1941, the film examines why Winston Churchill's legacy continues to be relevant in the 21st Century and explores why his leadership remains inspirational to current day political leaders and diplomats.
    Narrated by Academy Award® winner Sir Ben Kingsley.
Watch the video  trailer            click HERE 

                                                   






Sunday, 30 September 2018



Music and the inner self 
James Rhodes   TEDxMadrid




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British concert pianist James Rhodes explains why he calls Madrid and not the UK home

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Thursday, 27 September 2018

SCARBOROUGH  FAIR


Presentation    Click HERE
Lyrics             Click HERE


Simon & Garfunkel Central Park videoclip
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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Videos, videos...!

(with English subtitles)



Defensive Design
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeyLEe1T0yo

UK Residents Put Spikes in Trees
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6c9Ycv90Lc


Homelessness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=746xJlIAHJ4


Fahrenheit use in USA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TV6JFxMEcI


Cracking one´s knuckles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3IYmdy6d4Y


Commuting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfPNxNIDHrA


Twitter harassment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK0p27dqZs8


Black jaywalkers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJFqvRwOiis

USA gun violence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX4qUsgHa4Y


An open conflict with North Korea?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYDTjkTi-2o

What humans will look like in 1,000 years
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BibBMBibTq0


Our brain on terrorism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZohjYKGZJM


The Middle East's cold war
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veMFCFyOwFI


The collapse of Venezuela
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1gUR8wM5vA


Inside Rio’s favelas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3BRTlHFpBU


Barcelona is taking city streets back from cars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZORzsubQA_M


Tiny island in New York City
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmVJyICw1C8


Vending machines in Japan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UJzVLXmBG4



10 Most Heavily Guarded Homes On Earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVB2GSlyrSk


Why knights fought snails in medieval art
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ISOK-XtvYs


How did pink become a girly color?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaGSYGhUkvM


Would you use time travel to kill baby Hitler? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJn8iUe6rwY

The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAN1kt4SG9E


 The origin of the '80s aesthetic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCI8lPvr6SM


Red means Republican and blue means Democrat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgz3p4cEXZU


How America became a superpower
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BShvYeyMm_Y


Haiti & Dominican Republic: island divided
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WvKeYuwifc


Who owns the Arctic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx_2SVm9Jgo


Spanish weird borders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6tJ-mvhznU


A brief history of America and Cuba
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chYBlArm9Ao


Internet´s underwater cables
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve810FHZ1CQ


Cities should plant more trees
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKyvGHycngM


The world is poorly designed but copying nature helps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMtXqTmfta0


Solving Rubik's Cube in 5.25 seconds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwNUmnDu1r8


Public Transportation Sucks in the US
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cjfTG8DbwA


Best Train Driver Announcement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A4Xy3OWozA


India's Geography Problem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mDsa-AqNcQ


Why people keep watching the worst movie ever made
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k27mr6p-yhY


America’s creepy clown craze
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggS6LBhH7Fo


How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOkFXPblLpU


NASA's plan to save Earth from a giant asteroid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZSCtgfmEO0


Phones are designed to be addicting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUMa0QkPzns


Harry Potter and the translator's nightmare
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdbOhvjIJxI


How the Mona Lisa became so overrated
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2wy7Fp2fqw 


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

2nd BACHILLERATO 
MODAL VERBS EXERCISES  

   CORRECTION KEY



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Sunday, 5 November 2017



MORE ENGLISH FILMS


"BILLY ELLIOT" (2000)




Billy Elliot is a 2000 British dance drama film about a boy becoming a professional ballet dancer, set in north-eastern England during the 1984–85 coal miners' strike. It was directed by Stephen Daldry.

The film stars Jamie Bell as 11-year-old Billy, an aspiring dancer dealing with the negative stereotype of the male ballet dancer, Gary Lewis as his coal miner father, Jamie Draven as Billy's bullying older brother, and Julie Walters as his ballet teacher. The story was adapted for the West End stage as Billy Elliot the Musical in 2005

In 1984, Billy Elliot, an 11-year-old from the fictional Everington in County Durham, England, loves to dance and has hopes of becoming a professional ballet dancer. Billy lives with his widowed father, Jackie, and older brother, Tony, both coal miners out on strike, and also his maternal grandmother, who has Alzheimer's disease and once aspired to be a professional dancer...





Trailer





"I, DANIEL BLAKE" (2016)




Daniel Blake, 59, who has worked as a joiner most of his life in the North East of England needs help from the State for the first time ever following an illness.

He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one roomed homeless hostel in London is to accept a flat some 300 miles away.

Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy now played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.


                TRAILER




More links

"I, Daniel Blake" reviewed by Mark Kermode


Kermode Uncut: My Top five Ken Loach Films


Ken Loach: life in austerity Britain is 'consciously cruel'


Ken Loach´s life and career