viernes, 21 de octubre de 2011

Johnny English Returns

Hello, I'm going to talk about the film "Johnny English Returns". This is a film of action and specially of comedy; this film is directed by Oliver Parker. The main characters of this film are:
- Rowan Atkinson (Johnny English)
- Gillian Anderson (Pamela Thornton)
- Dominic West (Simon Ambrose)
- Rosamund Pike (Kate Summer)
- Daniel Kaluuya (agente Tucker)
- Richard Schiff (Fisher)
- Togo Igawa (Ting Wang)
I think this film is great I recommend it to all the people.

The Brothers Grimm

Hello, I'm going to write about a film called 'The Brothers Grimm'.
This film takes place during Napoleon's Empire in Europe. It is a fantasy film that tells the story of how Grimm's brothers tricked people saying there were witches and ghosts near their places and that they could solve the problem. Thanks to this they earned lot of money.
At the same time, the film is a mixture of lots of tales written by the brothers Grimm. All the tales are mixed together to tell just one story that happens to them.
Main actors: Heath Ledger, Matt Damon, Monica Belluci and Lena Headey.
Hello my name is Marta,I am 15 years old and I live in Alcorcon. I have got one brother that is older than me. I like watching TV.

Final Destine 4

Hello, I´m Estefania and I´m going to write about the film called "Final Destine 4". Final destine is the fourth film of Destine final. It´s a story about a man who had a vision of a problem who was going to happen in a competition of cars. Before the accident, he and his friends went out of the place and some of the people that they didn´t meet before as well. After several days, the people who were in the accident started to die and the boy had got vision about their deaths.

El origen perdido by Matilde Asensi

Hello,I am going to write about "El origen perdido", a book written by Matilde Asensi.
On the book, a man becomes vegetal because of a strange illness and his brother starts looking for the reason that is an Aymara's curse. Because of this, he has to go to South America with his two best-friends to look for the cure.

The hunger games

Hello, I'm going to wirte about one of my favourite books, The hunger Games.
It is the first book of the trilogy of The Hunger Games, it was written by Suzanne Collins and it was released in September 2008.
It is a science fiction, adventure book thas takes place in the country of Panem. The main character is Katniss that is selected to take part in the Hunger games, a competition in which 12 boys and 12 girls have to kill each other until there is only one left.
The following two books are Catching Fire and Mockingjay.

sábado, 1 de octubre de 2011

Public speaking

Speech skills

  1. Briefly summarise the Speech skills story.
  2. Why does the school in the BtN story have a special connection with `The King’s Speech’?
  3. What is the film about?
  4. Why has the school started a speech competition?
  5. Do you think public speaking is an important skill to learn? Why or why not?
  6. What impact can a powerful speech have?
  7. Explain why preparation and practice are important to making a successful speech.
  8. Why do you think people fear public speaking so much?
  9. How do you feel about speaking in public?  Explain your answer.
  10. What do you understand more clearly since watching this story?

The Behind the News story included some famous speeches. Research each speech to learn when and why the speech was made. What made them memorable/powerful speeches?

The following steps will help make public speaking more enjoyable for all.

Step 1: What is your Speech Trying to do?

Find out the purpose of the speech. Is it to entertain, to convince, to explain or to inform the audience of something. Determine how much time you will have. (5 minutes doesn’t sound like much, but can be a lifetime if you only prepared for 2 minutes.) Who is your audience? And where will you be speaking?

Step 2: Narrowing Down Your Topic

Make a list of topics you may wish to talk about. Using that list choose the best 3. From the top 3 list, write down what you know off the top of your head about each. (Having more information before researching will make things easier from the start.) Also think about what you are most passionate about. Choose the best one and stick with it. Don’t start second guessing yourself the day before the speech. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just the make it the best that you can.

Step 3: Finding Facts

Write out what you already know about the topic. Find some books that are relevant. Use the internet for additional research. I say additional because some like to only focus on the internet, but since not all sources are can be verified some of the information may not be accurate. Ask your parents for help. Interview someone on your topic.

Step 4: Go Through All the Information

Now that you have amassed a bundle of information it is time to sort through and determine what to use.

Step 5: Write It Out

Using the information from step 3, arrange the information in a logical order. You want your speech to flow smoothly.

Step 6: Adding Some Visuals

Once you have everything flowing smoothly, look for places to add in some visuals. Use pictures, charts or diagrams and keep it simple.

Step 7: Practice, Practice and Practice

Once you have finish writing out your speech, you now need to learn it. Just standing up and reading from a piece of paper or cue cards won’t cut it. You don’t need to memorize everything either. But you want everything to come out smoothly, so reading over you speech, and practicing is very important. And don’t wait for the last day. Start early.

Step 8: Relax

If you have completed steps 1 through 7 then finally presenting will be a snap. You have adequately prepared so all that is left is to take a deep breath, face your fear and speak.