Friday, 27 May 2011

Computers Today

In the past, people used to switch on their computers to look for information; mainly specialized websites or wikipedia. Now, we are facing a new situation; the Internet's consumer profile is different. People still look up their emails, but they have other means of personal information exchange: Facebook, Twiter, Tuenti..., as well as knowledge and information sharing sites such as Delicious, Blogger or Wordpress. In other words, what we call web 2.0 consists of an active participation of internauts in an infinite number of live and endless conversations, rather than simply seeking for information.

In average terms. How much time do you think people waste aswering stupid massages without a profit? Not to mention the amount of time we lose while our computers or laptops are switched on and off and they eventually start being operative. What about smuggling, illegal actions such as minors abuse on the web, credit card theft, etc? Well..., that's the bad thing about computers, I think.

But what would I do without looking up at my emails on daily basis? Probably read a fairy tale to my son.


Thursday, 26 May 2011

An awful day

It was Friday morning. Apparently, the beginning of a fantastic, bright and delightful weekend..., but everything went wrong that day. First, when I tried to start my car, I realised that it had a flat tyre, so I had to walk to work. When I got there, my boss had something to tell me: I got a reduction on my salary because I had been on strike the previous year. It was very disappointing. I was angry for the rest of the morning. When I came back, my wife and my son had a bad cold. That was all that I needed. It was such an awful day that I'd rather not to think about it.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

SMS Language

I explained some of my students this morning what SMS language is -even though I didn't write this sort of messages myself when I was a teenager- and asked them to write a short message as classroom task.

Hi teacher, DW, 2mro I won't go2 the sk8 park, so I'll do my homework,k?
By Miriam

I c a gr8 film 4u. It's "No country 4 old men". Btw I c u in u house.
By Alejandro

Hi, teacher. Do u can change exam of 2morrow? I can't study this afternoon :)

By Salome

HI teacher, could u change 2mro's exam? It's 'cause we havw 2 do some other exams and I won't have time 4 studying 10q

By Álvaro

Hi, teacher, 2moro I will go to classes more l8 10q teacher :)

By Miriam

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Tuesday, 17 May 2011


About five years ago, I was travelling to France for a vacation. First, we travelled to Calais and we got the underground train to France. It was cold, we were in our car! Then, when we got to France, we travelled for miles into the countryside. We were trying to find the cottage..., well, mu grandad's cottage. We stopped and looked at the map; then my dad reversed the car into a ditch. We were stuck, but luckily, we were outside a farmer's house and they got their tractor and pulled us out and then they made us a coffee. It was the best coffee we ever tasted! Then they showed us to the cottage and finally we got there and it was about five in the morning. Next morning was a great day! We played table tennis all day and we had a BBQ. Next day we went into the village. It was so beautiful!...,but quiet. Then we went back and I forgot to close the house gate and my dog ran away and I was behind, running in my bare-feet and we stopped in front of some French people and I tried to say: "get my dog", but they didn't know English and I didn't French. But I finally caught him in a field, barking at some cows, it was quite funny!
Finally, we went home and I rested.


By Holly