Monday, December 1, 2014

Writing 3

Are you for or against using animals for medical research?

At the moment, it is legal in some countries to use animals for medical research, although there are arguments both for and against this practice.

One of the arguments for using animals for medical research is that we could use them for testing new human medicines. In addition, scientists could use animal bodies for anathomy researches.

On the other hand, lots of environment groups defend the idea that animals are able to live without being a medical testing object. Also, some people say that scientist could be more carefull about the number of animals they kill unnecessarily.

All in all, I am not in favor of using animals for medical research. I believe that if it continues, they will end with animals freedom.

Sunday, November 2, 2014


A long time ago the Celtic culture used to celebrate on October 31st the festival of Samhain. Now a days October 31st night is when Halloween, an annual holiday is celebrated. It also shares roots with the Christian holy day of All Saint Day, also named as All Hallows Day, celebrated on the 1st of November.
During the Samhain festival, the Celtics celebrated the end of the harvest season and the begging of the New Celtic Year, which brought the “Dark season”, when contact with the spirits and the physical world became possible.
It was also a tradition to turn off all the fires and light a bonfire in every hearth to make the spirits go away.

The Halloween name provides from “All Hallows Eve”, the night before All Saints days.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Writing 2

Ask for advice about a relationship

Hi Paul!

I went to a friends party last weekend and I've just met this guy, Marc. He's fantastic, but I'm not sure how I feel about him. I need your advice.

I met him on Saturday's night at Maria's house and he invited me to dance, we had lots of fun that night! He gave me his number and on Tuesday afternoon he invited me to a café with his friends. When we were there he was talking all the time about how gorgeous he was and how all the girls liked him. But when I said goodbye, he walked home with me and became the Marc I'd met on Saturday, an absolutly fantastic boy!

I've been thinking about things a lot since then. I'll probably see him tomorrow, but I'm not sure what to do if he asks me out. He seems very different when he's with his friends. What do you reckon?

Writing 1


The 2000's was a decade which people remember for many reasons, like all the decades. Good and bad times happened, but it will always be remembered.

In the world of music, there were a lot of pop artists in the charts like Eminem, Bridney Spears, Beyoncé, etc. I have to say that pop wasn't the only top music style like in the sixties, rap and hip hop started to became more and more famous. The worst news in the music world were in 2009 when the King of Pop Michael Jackson died.
In the screen Harry Potter was the protagonist, and I would say the best-selling in the decade. But lots of great movies came out such Avatar, Gladiator, The Lord of the Rings, etc.
In the politics world, USA had the most important events. 11th of September, probably the saddest day to remember for the Americans, when the twin towers were destroyed by a group of terrorists from Afganistan. But I can also talk about a historical event which was also really important: Barack Obama became the first African-American president in America, and he's still in.

Finally I must talk about the new invention in the world of tecnology: The Smart Phone. It was the craziest thing in the 2000, and it will probably change the world.

Monday, October 13, 2014



Hi people, my name is Anna and today I'm talking about my last summer vacations.
First I'll talk about my trips in the USA and the Italian Alps, and finally about the days in Calella de Palafrugell and in la Cerdanya.

When I just ended the summer I had ballet practice every afternoon because we were doing the ballet performance in a week. I was very busy so I didn't have time enough to begin the holidays.
The first of July I took a plane from the Barcelona Airport to Frankfurt and from Frankfurt to Washington DC (Dulles) to spend a month in the States. In Dulles, the Hammond's, my host familly, were wating for me with the other six host families in my groupmates. The Hammond's lived in a big house in Bristow, a little place in the state of Virginia. They had 4 children: Madeleine (8), Mathew (8), Ella (6) and Petter (4); and they also had a dog, a cat, a pair of guinea pigs and a bunch of fishes.
I started the stage with a big party: the 4th of July, what the americans call “the Independece day”. They celebrate it every year with fireworks, songs and a big bonfire, so that's exacly how I celebrated it.
I also went to a Camp called Rockbridge which was in West Virginia. It was incredible. I met lots of people there and it was one of the bests parts in the trip.
I spent the rest of the month with the Hammond's and some of the days meeting my groupmates.
Finally the 4th of August I took a plane from where I arrived to comeback home. It was a long journey that took me time enough to decide that one day I'll repeat this trip.

After a couple of weeks I went with my family to visit my Swiss cousins in Divonne. We did it as an excuse to spend a week in some of the most beautiful mountains in the world: the Italian Alps.
We went throught Suizerland, Austria and Italy by car and we had the oportunity to see the best ski places in Europe. The temperatures were cold so we had to put on winter clothes.
When we were driving back home we stopped in Monaco, where all the rich people go to share with the world their expensive cars, boats and purses. It was absolutly impressing!

Finally in Banyoles, I went to spend some days in Calella de Palafrugell with my friend Laura and we just did what everyone does on the beach.
I also went to spend a week in La Cerdanya to breath a little of fresh air before going back to school.

I had a busy summer but I really enjoyed it!



Laia: She started the summer with the spansish chapmpionship in Sevilla, then she went to Ireland to improve her english and finally she went to Llançà.

Lídia: She started the summer going to her sister's wedding, then she went to spend a month in San Diego and finally she went to Joventura

Àlex: He started the summer travelling to Iceland and when he came back he went to l'Estartit.