miércoles, 28 de abril de 2010
One of my favourite free time activities is making music. I play guitar and keyboard. I used to play in bands when I was younger but now I just make music as a hobby. I've been making music since I was about 13 or 14 years old. A friend gave me a guitar (or maybe I swapped it for something?) and I taught myself to play. A year or so later I bought a better guitar and when I was about 16 I bought a synthesizer.
I make music in my free time as often as I can. At times it's difficukt because it's a creative process and you can't really plan when you are going to be creative. Some times I start playing and I have no inspiration but other times inspiration comes quickly.
I guess I enjoy this activity because music is so tied in with our emotions. Sometimes you can express things through music that you can't express with words. Other times it's difficult to understand the emotions behind a certain piece of music but it just makes you happy or thoughtful or even sad or melancholic. I think the process of creating something new and original that expresses a feeling or feelings is a powerful thing.
So, write about an activity you enjoy doing in your free time.
What the activity is,
How often you do it,
How long you've been doing it and why you started,
Why you enjoy doing this activity.
Write at least 200 words. Leave a comment on your teachers blog and on 3 classmates' blogs.
miércoles, 21 de abril de 2010
As a follow on from the activity we did in class last week, I'd like you to write about a good movie you've seen recently. In my case, I think the best movie I've seen recently has been Precious. It's about a young, obese, un-educated, black girl growing up in inner-city slums in North America. She is abused by her mother's boyfriend and has a very difficult life. Her mother is a drug addict and she doesn’t have any faith in education. All she cares about is her next fix. Precious (the main character) doesn’t really have any friends or hobbies and she spends a lot of her time daydreaming about being famous.
This is not an easy film to watch although it does have some lighter moments. It's very well acted and filmed. I like this kind of movie because it shows that poor people suffer all over the world (it doesn't matter if it's the so called first world or the third world) and that education makes a big difference. I saw this film about 2 or 3 weeks ago. It doesn’t have a big name actor and I think it was made on a low budget. The leading actress is Gabourey Sidibe, I think this is her first film.
I recommend it but be sure to have some paper tissues close at hand because it is quite sad at times.
So, what good movie have you seen recently?
Write about a film.
When you saw it,
Who stars in it,
What it's about,
And explain why you liked it.
Write at least 200 words and leave comments on at least 3 of your classmates' blogs and a comment on your teacher's blog.
miércoles, 14 de abril de 2010
A memorable date in Chilean history.
Write about your experience.
Where you were,
What you were doing,
Who you were with,
How you felt.
What you think about the Chilean responded to the disaster.
Write at least 150 words and leave comments on the blogs of at least three of your classmates.
lunes, 5 de abril de 2010
Hi English Bloggers,
I'm not here this week but there's no reason not to blog.
So do you remember that groovy song we listened to in class? Yeah! That's right, Good Technology (by the Red Guitars). So why don't you tell me about your favourite piece of technology.
What it is,
When you used it for the first time,
Whay you like it,
What life would be without it.
Write at least 150 words, then post comments on at least 3 of your classmates' blogs.