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We’ve been working with some famous period films, now it’s time we see here some of their best known scenes and dialogues.

William Wallace: “They may take away our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!”

 

Rett Butler: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

 

Jack in Titanic: “I am the king of the world”

 

“I’m Spartacus”

 

Rick in Casablanca: “Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

 

Maximus in Gladiator:

“My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius,
Commander of the Armies of the North,
General of the Felix Legions,
loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius.
Father to a murdered son,
husband to a murdered wife.
And I will have my vengeance,
in this life or the next.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I25Wp6ZLk7Y


The last kind of text we are revising (you had seen all of them before) are reviews. Here you have all the materials you need to write a good review of a movie or book. Just help yourselves!!!

Apart from what you can see in the presentation, don’t forget all the methods we have learnt to attract the reader’s attention, to use vocabulary related to the subject-matter and to use topic sentences.

For further information,  you can check the following links.


Yurena Aguiar, intermediate student, has written this article for our blog.

CSI Las Vegas is the best American crime drama television series. The series follows Las Vegas criminalists as they use phisycal evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama.

The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matters and popular characters.

The tenth season of CSI premiered on September 24, 2009.

I recommend you not to miss any of its episodes. In the video below you can see some scenes. Enjoy!


Hi, everybody!

You know that cinema is a good way to improve your language skills. The AFI (American Film Institute) has designed a list of the 100 best quotes of films. My favourite ones are these:

1. “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.“, said by Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind.

20.”Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”, said by Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca.

37.”I’ll be back.”, said by Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator.

43.”We’ll always have Paris.” by Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca again.

52. “You had me at ‘hello'”, by Renée Zellweger in Jerry Maguire.

95. “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”, by Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society.

100. And last, but not least: “I’m king of the world!”, by Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic.


Why don’t you read them and write your favourites in the comments section? Please leave the number, quote and film.

Hasta la vista, baby!

Note: All this information has been extracted from the Wikipedia.


This week we are going to learn how to write a good review. What can we review? Books, music, TV programmes, films, museums, places to visit, etc. But we are not going to deal with all these topics. Anyway, I’m going to leave you some links where you can find authentic reviews that can help you improve your own writing:

For reviews of books you can visit the following sites:

For film reviews you can visit these other sites:

Finally, if you want to know about any music, artist, cd, etc., you can visit these websites:

Please, read or listen to one review at least, and share what you’ve found out in the comments section.


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I’m sure you have heard that the Spanish actress Penélope Cruz has won a Bafta Award as the best Supporting Actress for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. But what is Bafta?

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts celebrates its awards every year; they are like the American “Oscar”, or like the Spanish “Goya”.

Here you can read more information about the Academy.

Here you can see the moment when Pe receives her award and listen to her speech.

The movie “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” has won several awards, most of them thanks to Penélope’s wonderful performance. If you want to know more about this film you can visit the official site.

If you want to see a trailer of the film you can do it here.



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