Real Madrid 2- Barcelona 6

If you are a student from one of my English “A” levels, you must have already revised the specific vocabulary used when dealing with soccer.  Otherwise you can have a look here.

And now click either here or on the picture to enjoy watching in English the goals in “El Clàssic” Real Madrid vs. Barcelona F.C.

madrid-vs-barca Image from: http://www.telepepito.com

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Stop bullfighting!

Bullfighting is a disgrace for our country, period. Fortunately, according to the latest surveys, in present Spain there are more people who are either indifferent or against than in favour. And we are on the increase. For sure it depends on regions: the “antitaurino” movement is very strong in Catalonia (56 towns -53 in Catalonia- are officially against) and perhaps weaker in regions where it’s identified with some kind of Spanish essence, whatever it means.

Just google the word “antitaurino” and you’ll run into a quite different Spain. For example, you can visit www.thebulltribune.org, www.latortura.es or  www.asaltoalruedo.org .

If you are a foreigner, I ask you not to support this crime. Don’t attend a corrida as part of your visit. On the contrary, do give publicity to Spanish antitaurino movements.

Yes we can!

Finally a new hope for  America and the world: Obama has become the new president of the USA. If you want to listen to his most famous speech, click here for the words and watch this video, especially from 9:06, where the line “We know the battle ahead will be long…” starts.

And to listen to the song they made with it, here you are:

But what does Obama refers to? Of course, he’s referring to the values stated in the Declaration of Independence. If you want to read its most famous excerpt, click here

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You can fool all the people…

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”   Abraham Lincoln

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The Generalitat Valenciana has spent lots of money on propaganda – not just advertising – to disguise its boycott of the subject Educación para la Ciudadanía as a defence of trilingualism. But you can see what they are up to (= se les ve el plumero) comparing the evolution of the money spent on Eurocursos:

2008

2009

Available places

900

670

Price

€350

€450

You can draw your own conclusions.

And as usual, its application period (periode de sol.licitud)  nearly (quasi) overlaps (coincideix) the school Christmas holidays, so that we have little time to encourage the students to apply (sol.licitar) and to solve all the necessary paperwork (paperassa).