It's not good to spend Christmas' Eve and Christmas Day alone as Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) spent his in the film "Home Alone" (1990). We've found a fun video where a guy named Paul Little plays all the characters of the film. Enjoy it!
Here they are once again, Charo Pita and Tim Bowley return to IES "Rafael Dieste" for yet another year to tell us stories in Galician and English. Two versions of the same stories for the 1st and 2nd ESO students at our assembly hall today. Enjoy!
Sara Romero I would like to watch "Love Actually". It's not that I love that movie, but I think it's interesting since it has various side stories in the plot. I've also seen it twice at home. I'm not going to lie, it's kind of exciting because in the the cast there's Martin Freeman. Although he doesn't appear really much, I really like how he does appear. I mean, it's suprinsingly hilarious! Also, that kid in the cast acts really, really good!
Andrea Morano "The Holiday" because I think the trailer was very funny
Alba Novo I chose "The Holiday" because I really like it
Óscar Pedreira I like "Love Actually" because it looks fun
Marín Rama I decide "The Holiday" because it's the least bad
Andrea Primoy I chose "The Holiday" because the trailer was very funny and I've never seen this film .
Miguel Duque I prefer "Love Actually" because Hugh Grant is a very good actor
Victoria Fuciños "The Holiday" because it is an interesting movie and the actors are good.
Alejandro Rey I vote for "Love Actually", because I've already seen "The Holiday" and I´m not keen on "Peter´s Friends".
Iria García I prefer to watch "The Holiday" because I like the actors in this film and I've wanted to watch it before.
Carmen Rodríguez I prefer "Love Actually" because I love romantic films and I like comedies and this film has both.
Xurxo Prieto I prefer ``Love Actually`` because it's the funniest.
Today is 11 / 12 / 13, the 11th of December of 2013, but the curious thing about a date with consecutive numbers is that it only happens every 100 years, so it won't occur again until the year 2103: the 01 / 02 / 03, the 1st of February 2103... , so it's cool to check on it. This coincidence in dates with consecutive numbers happens three times each century, and this one is the last in the XXI century. Other recent odd dates: During the first decade of the XXI century, there was a coincidence in numbers in dates every year, such as 1st January 2001(01 / 01 / 01) or the 2nd February 2002(02 / 02 / 02) and so on... But the 11th November 2011(11 / 11 / 11) was the first time since 1911 that they were all the same number. In 2012, there was another palindrome day: 21 / 02 / 2012 (the 21st February 2012).
On 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed “the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. The theme of this year is ‘Celebrate Human Rights’ against abuse and violations of human values. Human rights provide a foundation for building a just and peaceful world. Every human being on the planet has the right to dignity, respect, and freedom – whatever their race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, wealth or other status.
South Africa leader Nelson Mandela's death has impressed the world, though it was expected. He was a symbol of the fight for Human Rights, consensus and reconciliation of a whole country. We remember him through some of his quotes and speeches on video and also the trailer of the film "Invictus", based on his real life.
"Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity."
"One day I will be the first black president of South Africa."- 1952
"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain tops of our desires."- 21 September 1953. Presidential address to ANC conference, adapted from a statement by former Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru
"The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days."- 26 June 1961
"If I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man."- November 1962. Mitigation speech after being convicted of inciting a strike and leaving the country illegally
"I have never regarded any man as my superior, either in my life outside or inside prison." - 12 July 1976. Letter written to commissioner of prisons while on Robben Island
"Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts." - 10 February 1985. Reply to an offer to release him if he renounced violence
"I cannot and will not give any undertaking at a time when I, and you, the people, are not free. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated." - 10 February 1985. Message from prison, read by his daughter to a rally in Soweto
"Friends, comrades and fellow South Africans, I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands." - 11 February 1990. Speaking on his release from Robben Island from the balcony of Cape Town city hall
"Years of imprisonment could not stamp out our determination to be free. Years of intimidation and violence could not stop us. And we will not be stopped now." – 26 April 1994. Press conference
"My fellow South Africans, today we are entering a new era for our country and its people. Today we celebrate not the victory of a party, but a victory for all the people of South Africa." - 9 May 1994. Speech following his election to the presidency, Cape Town
"In South Africa, to be poor and black was normal, to be poor and white was a tragedy." - 1994, Long Walk to Freedom
"I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb."- 1994. Long Walk to Freedom
"Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people." - April 1998
"There will be life after Mandela. On my last day I want to know that those who remain behind will say: 'The man who lies here has done his duty for his country and his people.'" - 1999
Video Nelson Mandela's free from prison speech: (Nelson Mandela speech delivered at the Nelson Mandela: An International tribute to Free South Africa concert on 16/4/1990,at Wembley stadium, two months after his release from prison on 11/2/1990): Video Nelson Mandela's inauguration as President speech (May/94): Video "INVICTUS":
Video "MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (2013): More of his quotes here: THE GUARDIAN