Saturday, April 21, 2012

Academy Awards

The Academy Awards or "The Oscars" are awards given by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize the professionals of the film industry, such as directors, actors and writers.
The official award of the academy is "the Oscar statuette".

The Oscar statuette represents a naked man with a sword standing on a reel of film with five spokes. Each spoke represents one of the five original branches of the Academy: actors, writers, directors, producers and technicians. It was elaborated in 1928.
The first ceremony of the Academy awards took place on May 16, 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Since that year, numerous actors and actress has won Oscars, such as Penélope Cruz, Jack Nicholson, Kate Winslet....

And now, some questions:

-What actors and actress have won an Academy Award this year?
-And what films?

The cross of May!

The cross of May is a typical party here in Andalucia that take place in May.It's consists of a group of persons that make a cross with flowers,paper,or other things and they also decorate the enviroment.

Cordoba is distinguished for her cross of may but also for his courtyards. Many people in Cordoba in May prepare this and the rest of the people can visit it and stay there. I think is a beautiful party and I want that every year more people do this type of things.

In this special party the people who prepare this courtyards and cross also compete.There is a jury that choose the more beautiful or what they like and there is some prizes.

Many people and tourist go to this place to visit it. And here in Montoro, there are more lest 5 cross of diferent group of people. I think this is a typical and special party.

I hope you like my post!

-Do you like this party?
-Have you ever make a cross may in your life?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


RMS Titanic was in its time, one of the boats that had the most number of passengers and was Bristish passenger line that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to the New York City. This dissaster caused the deaths of 1514 of people .The Titanic was built at the Harland and Wolff Belfast (Northern Ireland). He left New York with 2,227 people on board, and one of the causes of the high number of casualties was that, despite complying with all maritime rules of the time, the ship had life boats for only 1,178 people, and then only 705 were saved.

The are a film base in this film and the director(James Cameron) insert a beautiful love. The film star is Leonardo DiCaprio that in the film is Jack and falls in love with Rose (Kate Winslet). The film was created in 1997 by the director James Cameron, and the film won a lot of prices like : - 11 Oscars, 4 Golden globes, 10 nominations to the BAFTA, Cesar prizes and National Board of Review. Nowadays the film is in 3D.

And now the questions;

Do you understand that happened?

Do you like the film?

What do you think about it?

Do you like the love story?

What do you think about the special effects, the plot, the soundtrack( ), the actors..?

I hope that you like!

Monday, April 9, 2012

New 7 Wonders of the World

In the Ancient Greece the historian Herodotus created a list of the most symbolic landmarks of the world, but we only can see the Great Pyramid of Giza, the only who stands nowadays. From 2001 to 2006, the New7 Wonders Foundation organized an event to select the Wonders of the World.

Here, you have the list:

1. Great Wall of China

-Date of construction: Since 7th century BC

-Localization: China

2. Petra

-Date of construction: c.100 BCE

-Localization: Jordan

3. Christ the Redeemer

-Date of construction: Opened October 12, 1931

-Localization: Brazil

4. Machu Picchu

-Date of construction: c.1450 CE

-Localization: Peru

5. Chichen Itza

-Date of construction: c.600 CE

-Localization: Mexico

6. Colosseum

-Date of construction: completed 80 CE

-Localization: Italy

7. Taj Mahal

-Date of construction: completed c.1648 CE

-Localization: India

8. Great Pyramid of Giza (Honorary Candidate)

-Date of construction: completed c.2560 BCE

-Localization: Egypt


Some countries have reclaimed the result of the votation because there are better monuments which are not in the list.
So, you must find " The 8th Wonder of the World ", like this one:

Date of construction: 14th century
Localization: Spain (Granada)