30 Jan 2012

"Invictus"; Events and celebrations

Good morning everyone!

Last week we continued with your oral presentations, which were incredibly well-prepared and enjoyable to listen to. Thank you once again for your hard work.

In Avanzado 1 A Luisa talked about South Africa, and I couldn't help but think about the 2009 film Invictus, which relates South Africa's story in the last days of the Apartheid, with Nelson Mandela becoming its president after gaining freedom from prison. Soon afterwards, the 1995 Rugby World Cup took place, and South Africa won, erecting itself as a new and strong nation where blacks and whites could life together.

It was just a sports competition, but it became a symbol meaning that South Africa was once again back in the world, and that difficulties, obstacles and injustice can be surmounted.

I watched the film not long ago, and I looked for information on the Internet to see how much of it was true. I was amazed to see how faithful it was to reality. I post a video below, which is 100% represented in the film. It might not mean much to you now, but if you watch the film, it will certainly send shivers down your spine:

Apart from your oral presentations, on Tuesday we also corrected some homework that were lagging behind and I asked you to write a complaint letter. Please, make sure you revise the expressions on pages 52 and 53.
  • 250 words
  • Times New Roman 12
  • 1,5 interlining
  • Deadline: Tuesday 31st January 23.59h
On Thursday we had one hour with Leah and we learnt about Mississippi's state fair. Extremely interesting!! And completely different to how we celebrate here! The food part was rather shocking, and here I post some information about deep-fried Mars, which is very typical in Scotland.Would you like to try some? :)

After that we continued talking about events, celebrations and festivals, and we learnt about extreme/strong adjectives. I post the copy below, in case you don't have it:

Events and Celebrations

For homework, remember to do the last exercise of this copy.

See you all tomorrow!

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