Dec 25, 2011

#2 Famous movie quotes: It's Wonderful Life

"What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary." George Bailey (James Stewart)

Dec 10, 2011

#1 Famous movie quotes: Taxi Driver

"You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here. Who the f**k do you think you're talking to? Oh, yeah? Okay! [whips out gun] Huh?"  -Travis Bickle (Robert de Niro)

Dec 7, 2011

Exercises from 'The Cronicle of Coca Cola''

5. Was the selling of Coca Cola very successful in its first year?

The text mentions that Coca Cola wasn't very successful in its first year. For example, in Jacob's Pharmacy only nine porcions of drink were sold through a day and benefit a total of $50 for year. However, the cost of production was higher than its sale ($70). So, the early years weren't very happily.

6. Which is your favorite soft drink and in which occasions do you usually have it?

From my point of view Pepsi is better than Coca Cola because the second soft drink is sweeter than the first, consequently my favorite soft drink is Pepsi. However, I like other drinks such as Seven Up, Fanta or Nestea too. I usually take these drinks on holidays of summer and any other day that I want.

Exercises from 'The pencil is 150 years old'

5. What are the main differences between graphite and lead?

The text mentions some differences between graphite and lead. For example, graphite writes not only darker than lead but also softer and more breakable than lead. Moreover, lead is a material heavier than graphite therefore is more difficult to use.

6. Which do you think are the reasons for the popularity of pencils as writing instruments?

From my point of view pencils have changed our way of writing, hence is one of the most popular and materials used. In addition to help us in our day by day to take notes and write things to rebember in another time. I think that pencil is one of the best discovery of all time.

'School holidays should be much longer ' Discuss

Most people think that holidays should be longer, School lasts eight months. But on the other hand, school holidays last only two months, is this proper? in order that students could relax and begin school with energy. But some people think the opposite.

People, who think that school holidays should be longer, say that students can discover their interests and do activities which aren’t allowed to do at school. Moreover, during this period of time students can enjoy their free time and practise their favourite activities, like playing sports, listening to music or watching films.

On the other hand, there are people who admit that one of the most important things in student’s life is learning, for this reason we can understand that having less school holidays is better. However, they need time to relax and learn things without rules.

On balance, holiday is not a time for doing nothing, but it’s a time to think about us and do activities without the pressure of school obligations.

'There should be financial rewards for students who get good school grades' Discuss

Most people agree that money arranges everything. For example, when a tennis player wins a competition, the player gets money reward for the victory. This is only a piece of paper, people have been giving a value not only material but also as a means of satisfaction. Consequently, the money has become a fundamental part of society today as Internet. Some people think that should be financial rewards for students who get good school grades. However, there also disagree this measure.

Many students are really brilliant in the study and they get excellent marks, thus it's fair to receive a reward. Money can also motivate students to get better marks and it make easy the development of knowledge. These students may get more easily, with the help of money, get into a great university or a good job in the future.

On the contrary, other students who get marks more below might be both disappointed and hopeless. In addiction to this measure could foment inequalities and arguments too. This also incite students to be more materialistic and don't value what they have. So, the students might leavy aside the studies in favor of money, which isn't important.

On balance, I think that money could be used in not only improve but also reform our education system therefore I think that is absurd to reward a few students can do the entire group. Ergo, it's better than built new schools, buy books, school equipment modernization and advance new technologies with this money. It's true, money is necessary but knowing use.

Dec 6, 2011

The best speech of the History

We separated more than 70 years since the genius of Chaplin to record one of the most memorable scenes in film history and the strangest thing of all is that, in essence, nothing or almost nothing has changed. Like a time travel is involved,Chaplin signed a heartfelt utterances and brutal ever recorded in 1940 although it could be 2011. A tribute to life and a critique and satire of the greed of man, the power dictator of man. An essential film that has led to the construction of this brilliant and inspiring visual piece.
The Great Dictator premiered in 1940. Directed, written and performed by Chaplin, the film was the first talkie of genius. A satire of fascismharshly criticizing the figure of Hitler and National Socialism. The Chaplin film meantfor U.S. exile pursued by the Un-American Activities Committee because of the ideas displayed. Years later, Chaplin himself would say that to know the horror of the camps had not made the movie.