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Monday, 28 February 2011

Optical Illusions

What can you see?
An old woman or a young woman?
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The Child Catcher

Watch this clip from the film"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"
We see a country where children are "illegal" and cannot ever be seen.
Here the "Childcatcher" arrives because he thinks there are children hiding nearby.
A really frightening character!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Airbus A380 Contrail as seen from KLM Cockpit Boeing B747-400

Another amazing video,this time taken from the cockpit of another passenger plane over the South China Sea. The A380 is travelling at about 950 KMH and passes just under the other plane. Watch the last few seconds!!!

Usain Bolt - Recorde Mundial dos 200 metros Rasos 2008

Watch the man in the yellow shirt, who is running faster than your dad's car. It's Ussain "lightning"Bolt, : the fastest man in the world.Next summer he'll be in London for the 2012 Olympics.
A ticket to watch the final of the 1oo metres, which will last about 10 seconds will cost about 600 euros!!

747 Landing - St.Maarten

Here's an amazing video. It's from an island in the Caribbean, where the runway is next to the beach. More plane videos soon!!!!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Breaking News!!!!!!

Exclusive report reveals Merced teacher has secret life!!

Our reporter has discovered that the Merced teacher who calls himself "Gorka" is in fact George Dylan, a famous Rock and Roll star from the U.S.A.

Some students and teachers had already suspected that this teacher has a secret life, and believe that superstar George is tired of his Rock and Roll lifestyle and so comes to Lañomendi to hide from his millions of fans. "Maybe he's fed up with so many cocktails and girls" said one student yesterday.

George Dylan, alias "Gorka"
The cover of George's new album "Old Rockers Don't Use Combs"

Your songs
Can you put these song? is so beautiful!!!!

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Black eyed peas - where is the love (lyrics)

Great section about football!

Thank you so much Richard for giving us a perfect summary of the better competition in the world, the uefa champions league.
I hope you'll continue analizing our english teams matches next week, paying special attention to debut of Fernando Torres with Chelsea against Copenhagen.

BBC - CBeebies - Home

BBC - CBeebies - Home


Manager and players of the Teacher's Team met yesterday to discuss tactics and strategy for the next Teachers vs Students football match. Here we can see key front men; Igor "bicicletas" Villarchao and Asier "Ringo" Martinez in conversation with team manager Javi "Ros Geller" Martin

Teachers against students Football match, School fiestas

Photos: 3º ESO, Last year's school trip and fiestas 2009-10

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Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

As soon as Wolf began to feel
That he would like a decent meal,
He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
When Grandma opened it, she saw
The sharp white teeth, the horrid grin,
And Wolfie said, 'May I come in?'
Poor Grandmamma was terrified,
'He's going to eat me up!' she cried.
And she was absolutely right.
He ate her up in one big bite.
But Grandmamma was small and tough,
And Wolfie wailed, 'That's not enough!
I haven't yet begun to feel
That I have had a decent meal!'
He ran around the kitchen yelping,
'I've got to have a second helping!'

Then added with a frightful leer,
'I'm therefore going to wait right here
Till Little Miss Red Riding Hood
Comes home from walking in the wood.'

He quickly put on Grandma's clothes,
(Of course he hadn't eaten those).
He dressed himself in coat and hat.
He put on shoes, and after that,
He even brushed and curled his hair,
Then sat himself in Grandma's chair.

In came the little girl in red.
She stopped. She stared. And then she said,
'What great big ears you have, Grandma.'
'All the better to hear you with,'
the Wolf replied.
'What great big eyes you have, Grandma.'
said Little Red Riding Hood.
'All the better to see you with,'
the Wolf replied.
He sat there watching her and smiled.
He thought, I'm going to eat this child.
Compared with her old Grandmamma,
She's going to taste like caviar.

Then Little Red Riding Hood said, '
But Grandma, what a lovely great big
furry coat you have on.'

'That's wrong!' cried Wolf.
'Have you forgot
To tell me what BIG TEETH I've got?
Ah well, no matter what you say,
I'm going to eat you anyway.'

The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
She whips a pistol from her knickers.
She aims it at the creature's head,
And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.

A few weeks later, in the wood,
I came across Miss Riding Hood.
But what a change! No cloak of red,
No silly hood upon her head.
She said, 'Hello, and do please note
My lovely furry wolfskin coat.'

Roald Dahl

Cinderella by Roald Dahl

Cinderella by Roald Dahl