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Monday, 28 May 2012

THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE'S 75 YEARS




The well-known Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco Bay is 75 years old. Here's some information about it:

Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1, the structure links the city of San Francisco, on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, to Marin County. It is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Frommers travel guide considers the Golden Gate Bridge "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world". [Wikipedia]

Video "THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE TURNS 75":


Friday, 25 May 2012

IES "RAFAEL DIESTE" 2012 2nd BAC SCHOOL YEAR GRADUATION




This evening, once again at the end of the school year, IES "Rafael Dieste" will be saying goodbye to another group of students. The 2012 year students will have their graduation party at 8:30 at our assembly hall and later a cold buffet at the main hall with parents and teachers. We wish them all the best of luck in their new studies.

Monday, 21 May 2012

70s DISCO MUSIC MOURNS THE DEATH OF DONNA SUMMER & ROBIN GIBB

(Donna Summer)

(From left to right: Robin, Maurice & Barry Gibb)

This past week has seen the death of two performers who played an important role in the success of disco music back in the 70s: Donna Summer and Robin Gibb, one of the members of the brother band Bee Gees. Here's some information about them and a song of each.

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known by the stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer-songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. She had a mezzo-soprano vocal range, and was a five-timeGrammy Award winner. Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the U.S. Billboard chart, and she also charted four number-one singles in the United States.
Robin Hugh GibbCBE (22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012) was a British singer and songwriter. He is best known as a member of the Bee Gees, co-founded with his twin brother Maurice and older brother Barry
Bee Gees were a musical group which originally comprised three brothers: BarryRobin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most of their decades of recording music, but they had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a pop act in the late 1960s/early 1970s, and as prominent performers of the disco music era in the late 1970s.
It has been estimated that the Bee Gees' career record sales total more than 220 million,[2]making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. They were inducted into theRock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Following Maurice's sudden death in January 2003, Barry and Robin Gibb retired the group's name after 45 years of activity.

Video+lyrics "LAST DANCE", Donna Summer:

Lyrics | Donna Summer lyrics - Last Dance lyrics
Video+lyrics "STAYING ALIVE", Bee Gees:

Lyrics | Soundtracks lyrics - Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees lyrics

Sunday, 20 May 2012

CHECK YOUR KNOWLEDGE ON EUROPE

Here's a link to check your knowledge about Europe: Toporopa. You can check if you know where   each of the European countries are, European rivers, seas, regions, capitals, islands, flags... Have a go an see...

Thursday, 10 May 2012

PRINCE CHARLES FORECASTS TODAY'S WEATHER IN SCOTLAND FOR THE BBC

Can you imagine the Prince of Asturias forecasting tomorrow's weather on TV? Or even our Prime Minister? I suppose you would think it was a joke. Well, it isn't, at least in Britain, this afternoon Prince Charles has read the weather forcast for today in Scotland during a visit to the BBC studios there. 
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall turned their hand to forecasting when they visited BBC Scotland's headquarters in Glasgow today. The British royals were touring the studios to celebrate 60 years of BBC Scotland television, where they were invited to read the weather in the 6 o'clock news studio.
The prince warned of an unsettled picture with cold, wet and windy weather pushing northwards. "We are under the influence of low pressure and this weather front is bringing cloud and outbreaks of rain", he said.
Here's the video to show it was true:

Video Prince Charles forcasts the weather for BBC Scotland:

Monday, 7 May 2012

KEANE'S BACK WITH "STRANGELAND"

British band Keane are back with their fifth album "STRANGELAND", released today. 
Keane are an English alternative rock band from BattleEast Sussex, formed in 1997. The group currently comprises Tim Rice-Oxley (pianobacking vocals), Tom Chaplin (lead vocals,guitar), Richard Hughes (drumspercussion) and Jesse Quin (bass guitarpercussion).
Today we include the videos and audios+lyrics of three new songs from their latest album

Audio+lyrics "SILENCED BY THE NIGHT", Keane:


Video "SILENCED BY THE NIGHT", Keane:


Audio+lyrics "DISCONNECTED", Keane:


Video "DISCONNECTED", Keane:


Video "SOVEREIGN LIGHT CAFÉ", Keane:


Audio "SOVEREIGN LIGHT CAFÉ" Keane +lyrics:

Sunday, 6 May 2012

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY


"INNER SMILE", TEXAS [One of the songs from the film "Bend it like Beckham"]

"Inner Smile" is a song by Scottish pop group Texas, originally released on their 2000 albumThe Greatest Hits and co-written by Gregg Alexander and Rick Nowels. It was released as the second single from The Greatest Hits album in the United Kingdom and peaked at #6 on the UK Singles Chart. It was also featured in the final sequence of the feature film Bend It Like Beckham, the film we saw last Friday at school ending our Olympics cultural week.

Video "INNER SMILE", Texas:

 "INNER SMILE", lyrics:

Lyrics | Texas lyrics - Inner Smile lyrics
Audio "INNER SMILE" + film footage:



Friday, 4 May 2012

CORRELINGUA: WALKING IN FAVOUR OF GALICIAN


Once again in May, hundreds of students throughout Galicia will be marching along different cities in favour of the Galician language. 
Today it's the turn in Coruña, and a hundred ESO students from our school will be walking between Riazor sports centre and the Tower of Hercules to promote and defend Galician. They'll leave school at about 10:30 a.m. The students from our school, who go, have all taken part in the contest of designing the school's T-shirt to wear during this march. They will all dress with the winning T-shirt. Hope it doesn't rain a lot.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

THE HISTORY OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES. THE OPENING CEREMONY. [Rafael Dieste's third cultural week]



IES "Rafael Dieste" opened up its third cultural week 2012. This year's week is devoted to the Olympic Games and their history, because 2012 is an Olympic Year and the Games will be held in London from the 27th July to the 12th August.
Yesterday, we had our own Opening Ceremony at "Rafael Dieste" at 10:00, with an opening march, carrying the torch up to the lightening of the chauldron and a first exhibition of rythmic gymnastics. At 12:00, there was a judo exhibition.
The Olympic cultural week will continue from Wednesday until Friday, with more Olympic sport exhibitions: weightlifting, high jump, volleyball, acrosport. There are also the History of the Olympic Games workshops prepared by our students at the school's library in repeated sessions during the week so everyone will be able to go, a lecture about the effort needed to be an Olympic participant and the film "BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM" at the assembly hall.

Video trailer of "Bend it like Beckham":

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