Saturday, 19 September 2009

Let's talk;)

Aloha! is there anybody here on the blog? if there is, what's up?:) how were Your holiday? does anybody knows when there is another exchange?:D I miss You all... P.S. voy a escribir el bachillerato del espańol xD so keep Your fingers crossed in may:)

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Results from cinema's inquire

With the inquiries we made to our classmates during these days we have seen that the most well-know actress is Penélope Cruz, the most well-known director is Pedro Almodóvar and the most well-known film is “ El Orfanato”

Penélope Cruz: She is the first Spanish actress to win the Oscar. She has also starred in several American films such as Blow, Vanilla Sky, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona She speaks four languages: Spanish, Italian, French and English

Pedro Almodóvar: He is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer. Some of his most important films are Labyrinth of Passions (1982), All About My Mother (1999), Broken Embraces... He won 6 Goya ( 2 for the best director, 3 for the best film and one for the most original script) and 2 Oscars ( one for the most original script and the other for the best film where English doesn’t appear) along his career.

El Orfanato: It is an horror film from 2007 made by Juan Antonio Bayona ( this guy studied in our school).

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Dear Spanish People,

That week that we spent with You was wonderful time for us. Thank You for coming here, for having a barbecue together, for bowling, for sightseeing, for spending time with us, for studying with us and for many, many other things that cannot be said with any words. We had together moments that will last in our memories for ever and even one day longer. We hope that You won’t forget about us too and one time in the future we will meet each other again. We also hope that our friendship will last long, long in the future. We miss You very, very much.
Hugs and kisses
- The Polish



Monday, 15 June 2009

Young people in summer in Catalunya

·Holidays: Summer holidays are the most important period of the year. During summer, people go to the beach, the swimming pool or simply relax on the sofa with a soft drink. In Catalunya, on June 19th, we finish school and, finally, we can enjoy the sun. But when people fail some subjects, they need to re-sit the subjet with an exam. Normally, this exam is the next week after finishing the lessons.

·The beach: Normally, in Catalunya, the swimming pool is full and ,consequently, we decide to go to the beach because… IT’S FREE!! In our beaches there’re a lot of different people:

·Surfers: They come to the beach to practise surfing and windsurfing, but in Barcelona, there aren’t good waves and ,consequently, there aren’t a lot of surfers.

·Nudists: Nudists have got their own beach, because some people don’t like to see the naked bodies of the people.

·Grandparents: They are the oldest people in the beach. They like to getting a suntan (women), and men like to staying in the beach under the beach umbrella and playing cards, domino or chess with their friends.

·Young people: The like chatting with other people and playing badminton or football, they’re a little bit loud, but are good people.

·Barcelona: Barcelona is full of tourists in summer, the beach and the swimmingpool specially. In summer, it is a very beautiful city because there are a lot of people, it’s sunny, but sometimes it is very stressful. Normally, young people go away from the city, but some people decide to stay in the city on holidays.

·Summer camps: In Catalunya, some young people go to summer camps. In this sites, people do different activities, like games, excursions,etc… There are different types of camps: English camps, Sports camps… These activities last for two months aproximately, and boys and girls about 12-17 years old participate in it.

·Boy scouts: Boy scouts are a group of young people. They do different excurions along the year but the most important is in summer. This excursion is about two weeks and normally is in a lake or in a site with water. In this sort of club, people meet other people and it’s fun, you can go to sites and make friends .

To sum up, summer is a good season for everyone: kids, young people, grand parents…

Friday, 12 June 2009

Traffic jam in rainy Poland


Traffic jam in rainy Poland
Cargado originalmente por Mònicavill
Not the typical picture of an exchange. It could be Poland or anywhere else. However, it brings me good memories.Thanks a lot for your warm welcome!!!!!!!!

Monday, 8 June 2009

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Monday, 18 May 2009

Our feelings Ainoa&Luisa

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Sunday, 17 May 2009

TORUN

TORUN - the birthplace of Nicholas Copernicus, a prominent trade centre in the Middle Ages - in Poland is called 'Cracow of the North'. Torun is the most Gothic urban complex in Poland, one of the most important tourist centres of unique value in the state, right after Cracow the second richest of original and best preserved historical monuments city in Poland.
TORUN TOURIST ATTRACTION The unique atmosphere of Gothic is the greatest attraction of Torun. It is here where one can find vast Gothic cathedrals, magnificent Gothic Old City Town Hall, ruins of the very first in Poland Teutonic Castle, the Gothic Leaning Tower, many Gothic burghers' houses and preserved city defence walls with Gothic gates and turrets. There are many museums in Torun and everyone visits Nicholas Copernicus Museum - the greatest astronomer's and son's of Torun who moved the Earth and stopped the Sun and the Sky.
HISTORY OF TORUN Among others Torun is known for its long and stormy history. In 1231 founded by the Teutonic Order rapidly became the biggest town in the state. It developed into a resilient trade centre of Hanseatic League within a short period of time. Torun played an important economic and political role in the whole Teutonic State. Nevetherless its people who in majority were of German origin in 1454 started the Polish-Teutonic Thirteen Year War and eventually chose the rule of the Polish kings. Excluded from the leading position by the Baltic city - Gdansk, Torun was able to become a very important centre of culture and science in the age of the Reformation and Renaissance. Then it was Torun where an international important events of religious and political matters took place.In the 17th and 18th centuries the mainly German Protestant population lived here side by side with the mainly Polish Catholic inhabitants. The contacts resulted in many conflicts. In 1724 a row between the Protestant population and Catholic student of Jesuit college occurred. The outcome of the "Torun Tumult" captivated the public and politicians' opinion of half of Europe of that time, from Prussia to England…
ARCHITECTURE OF TORUN
"Torun is so beautiful with its magnificent buildings and their gleaming red slate roofs that there must surely be nothing else to compare with its beauty, situation and splendour" - this is how the Polish medieval historiographer Jan Dlugosz described Torun in his chronicles. These words are not without foundation.The colour of brick predominant in the town was so striking as to prompt the simile 'red like Torun'. The monumental buildings, which have earned for Torun its established place in the inventory of European art, are of special value. The monumental Gothic Old City Town Hall, together with three great churches are to this day the living museum replete with ingenious works of art produced in the workshops of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Torun. They all represent a high level of art and constitute an important link with the development of the Gothic sacral architecture of northern Europe. As regards the style, the art of Torun belongs to the north-European one. However, in addition to its clear connections with Flanders, it also reveals marked links with Bohemia, Silesia and north-western Germany. Even so the art of Torun has its own individual expression.Gothic architecture constitutes in Torun the richest complex of medieval burgher buildings all over Poland.Beginning with the 16th century Torun found itself in the centre of a new style. This was Netherlands-type Renaissance whose form became universal in northern Europe. As late as in the period of Baroque style (17th century) there appeared in Torun the elements of southern Europe (Italian) style, but they were not to strong to create something extra.
PIERNIKI (GINGERBREAD)
Many things can be said about Torun, about Torun's monuments and famouspeople that were born there, but Torun would never be the same withoutthe famous gingerbread. There is even a legend about that famous polishsweet. It actually tells a story of a very talented young lady called Catherine that, while her father was ill, accidentally created astrangely shaped gingerbread full of honey, spices and the sweetestheart of Catherine (in nonviolent way), that we call now Catherine's gingerbread (Katarzynki). How lovely.
MIKOŁAJ KOPERNIK (NICOLAUS COPERNICUS)
He was the first man to notice, that we aren't the centre of the world in his epochal book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium he stated thatactually it was the Sun, that kept us going round. He is considered tobe the starting point of modern astronomy and the defining epiphany that began the Scientific Revolution. Not only he was brilliant, not only hewas handsome, he was also catholic cleric, jurist, governor, militaryleader, diplomat and economist. And he was born in Torun. TEUTONIC KNIGHTS
Torun owes its origin and first years of development to the Teutonic Knights - German crusading military order. They were just TeutonicKnights who came to the lands by the lower Vistula River and immediatelyafter crossing the River from Kuiavia to the Chelmno Land establishedtheir first fortified town. In 1233 they granted location document to itand named Torun (Thorun). That was their first fortress from where thepagan Prussians conquest and the powerful Teutonic Order state creatingstarted. The relations between this state and Poland determined theimage of central Europe for the next few centuriesSo They came, stayed a little and left, leaving behind some finebuildings, nice market place, a name and as we guess from their name (The Order of the Teutonic Knights of St. Mary's Hospital in Jerusalem) the only true radio Radio Maryja, that is the only radio u can hear inTorun.
made by: Agata Ołubowicz, Klaudia Żerańska

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Exporecerca

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Posters up to 20 meters ...

This post talks about how to create giant posters at home. Here are a few computer programs and websites.

It's free, you only need the software and about 5-10 minutes (without taking into account printing and placing it on the wall).

Steps to follow:

1. Download the program or use the web aplication

http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/) .Note that the web version has more restrictions and the size and resolution will be lower.

2. Run Rasterbator and select the image

3. Select the paper size and alignment (A4, A3 etc) (horizontal or vertical).

4. Set the output size: (see the poster of the photo).

5. Set the desired options in “rasterbation”: color and resolution

6. Select the output directory and press' Rasterbate!

7. Finished: Print it and place it on the wall.

Ronyasoft offers ProPoster a non-free software to make posters at home.

Steps to follow:

1.Download program at

http://www.ronyasoft.com or http://www.ronyasoft.com/products/proposter/files/proposter.zip

2. Pay to use the program and register it.

3.Select image and size.

4. Print the images.

Block posters is a free website

pplication, here you can upload your photo and print it like a giant poster.

Steps to follow:

1. Upload your photo in the webpage.

2. Modify the image

3. Print the images.

Only 3 steps!

With Poster 8 you can make super banners, signs, certificates…

Steps to follow:

1-Download the software at

www.postersw.com

2-Purchase it and register Poster 8.

3-Only 60 seconds to make your image.

4-Print and hang on the wall.

In my opinion, the best choice is Rasterbator because it has many options and editing tools and it’s free.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

"Treball de síntesi" of 2nd ESO

On the 25th, 26th, 27th March, students of second ESO went on a trip to do their treball de sintesi in Delta de l’Ebre. The Delta is an area by the coast in the south of Catalonia.

We met in Andreu Nin street at 8.00 a.m.

We arrived to the camp house at 11.30 a.m. Then, the monitors talked about the rules and the evolution of the river Delta.

At 15.00 p.m. we went to Tortosa. We visited the cathedral and the castle of La Suda.

We returned to the camp house, we completed the dossier activities.

At night, we had night activities and we went to slept.

On the 26th we went cycling near the Ebre river. We did 15 km in 3 hours. After that, we ate in a cottatge. Later, we had the “perxa” activity.

The perxa is a boat for a 7 people.

The perxa is more difficult than the canoe, because the paddle is heavier.

A few people fell to the water.

We returned to the camp house, we ate dinner and went to the disco.

At the disco we had a great time!

In the morning, before the excursion, the last day, we prepared our bags and we got ready for canoeing.

Canoeing is a very fun activity.

The canoe consists of an paddle with two spades; one spade in horizontal and the other is vertical.

We could go alone or in groups of 2 and 3 persons.

The individualy activity is easier than the grupal activity because when we are two or three people, everybody has to be coordinated because if you don’t we could fall.

After the activity we returned to school and our families came to pick us.

We all were very tired because this activity isn’t difficult but is tiring.

by: Sara,Laura,Sergio