Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and auto racing enthusiast. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money and eight other nominations three Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy award, and many honorary awards. He also won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing, and his race teams won several championships in open wheel IndyCar racing.

Newman was a co-founder of Newman’s Own, a food company from which Newman donated all post-tax profits and royalties to charity. As of October 2008, these donations had exceeded US $250 million.

On September 26, 2008 (aged 83), Newman died at his longtime home in Westport, Connecticut, of complications arising from lung cancer.

By: Irene Tineo Peiró, E1E

Climatic Change in the Earth

Climatic Change in the Earth


The temperature in the Earth is increasing. This is very worrying for the scientists and also for the life in the Earth.This increase of the temperature is principally caused by the carbon dioxide produced from car exhaust pipes and factory chimneys.

The gas carbon dioxide traps heat from the sun in the Earth atmosphere and this way it keeps the Eart warm. This is called the greenhouse effect.

If we don’t stop Climatic Change, the oceans will start to fillup and make them overflow on land. Then there will be less and less pieces of land.

We will suffer the most because we will be flooded first and big cities will be flooded too. Some diseases will spread more easily like the malaria and TB. But it is very unfair because the poor people will suffer the most.

Also the weather is going to get more violent and impredictable (hurricans, inundations...).

There is some people that said that Climatic Change is not really happening. These people is vested interested because they use lots of fuel, because they work as carmakers or because they work at gas and coal companies.

The Kyoto Conference is a group of people around the world that try to agree what we have to do to stop the Climatic Change. The countries that damage the atmosphere the most are USA, China, Europe and Australia.


WE HAVE TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE!!! We can do some things to help stop global warming:


WHAT WE MUST DO IS:  Reduce the emissions of carbon gas dioxide, use public transports, recycle...

WHAT WE MUSTN’T DO IS: Abuse using the car and the aeroplane, use too much fuel, oil or coal...

WHAT WE CAN DO IS: Walk or ride a bike instead of driving the car, reduce pollution...


By: Jana Rius Cabré





The earth is getting hotter, is really a greenhouse?. . . Do you know if this is true? So read this text and inquire about what’s really hapening to the planet.

We use so much fuels like oils, gas or coal. When we consume this gas in the cars or factories... the carbon dioxide rises up to the atmosphere and keep all the sunshines in the earth. It’s what we call greenhouse effect, and our planet is getting too much hot. This and more things contribute to the climate change, and if we don’t do anything to stop this, the consequences will be the following:

  • The water level of the oceans will go up.

  • Some cities can flood.

  • Diseases like malaria will spread.

  • The weather is going to get more violent and undpreditable.

. . .

For a start, all the ice that melts will start to fill up the oceans and make them overflow on land. And the water itself will take up more space simply because it is warmer. That will make it overflow even more onto the land.

Here, you have a grid about things you can do, you mus’t do and you mustn’t do for save our planet:




Reduce carbon dioxide and recycle.

Use too much oil, gas or coal.

Walk or ride bikes instead of using the car.

Buy local food and organic.

Drive gas-guzzling cars.

Use power wind.

Use solar energies

Use a lot of fuels.

Reduce the consumption.

So now, you know what is climate change its causes and what to do for change it. I hope you learn about it, and you have to contribute to save our planet.

By: Irene Tineo Peiró




Instructions to create your magazine

1.- Please read ALL the instructions carefully.

2.- Decide which sections you will use apart from the compulsory sections.

3.- Draw with a PENCIL the spaces each section will take

4.- Divide the work among the people in the group. REMEMBER: you will only have 1 hour and a half!!

5.- Use the articles and texts you already created during the last two weeks.

6.- Use scissors, glue and colour pens to improve the design of your magazine.

7.- Think of an oral presentation for this first issue of your magazine



-       EVERY picture must have a caption! (It’s always better if you use Present Continuous).

-       IF you use texts from the Internet and copy them, you MUST write also the source where it comes from.

-       EVERY article or text must be signed by the author (NAME AND SURNAME).

-       EVERY magazine MUST have all the following sections:

o   Summary

o   Editorial

o   2 articles

o   1 interview

o   2 biographies

o   Healthy diet for a sportsperson

o   2 letters from the reader

-       You may also use the following sections to fill up the space:

o   Advertisements

o   Surveys

o   Horoscopes

o   Games (sudoku, crossords, searchwords

o   Recipees

o   Fashion

o   Gossip

o   ...

On Thursday you may bring ANY material you want (pictures printed from the internet, pieces of other magazines...) BUT remember ALL the text must be in ENGLISH.

Titles for the pictures (captions)

Titles for the pictures (captions)

Write two titles (captions) for each photography. One must be in Present Simple and the other one in Present Continuous.



Arnau is looking for some records in a small shop in Amsterdam.

Arnau likes listening to music, specially to old vinyl records.


Try to make the sentences as long and descriptive as you can.

Find new pictures you like for your magazine and post the link in your blog.

Write two more captions for every picture you post (pictures without captions will not be available for the magazine!!)

Swimming Time

Swimming Time

The team put correctly the names and surnames, the group they belong to, they chose a name for the magazine and wrote the words found.
Your grade for the first session is: (8’5).

You need to write the sentences in order to achieve the whole points. 

The words you can use are: cheerleader, coach, field, football, fumble, goal, guard, handoff, helmet, huddle, offense, offside, penalty, punt, receiver, referee, score, tackle, team, touchdown.


- You should write "Group" not "Grup"

- You should write  "words we found" not "words we find"

Find the mistakes  in the following texts:


Gemma Mengual 

Gemma Mengual Civil are a synchronized swimmer. He is Catalan and he is considered one of the best in the world in his specialty. She have won twenti-seven gold medals, heighteen silver medals and twelve bronze medals. She have participated in World Championships, european championships and in the Olympics Games. She is training between 8 and 10 hours everyday. She has studied Gemology. She love gem stones.


Michael Phelps

Michael Fred Phelps is a american swimmer. He have won 14 Olympic gold medals. She’s the sportsperson with more gold medals. He also hold seven world records in swimming. He surpassed Mark Spitz. Spitz were also a swimmer. In total, Phelps have won 16 Olympic medals: six gold and two bronze at Athens in 2004, and eight gold at in Beijing in 2008.

He have a lot of fans in USA. Her fans want to being like him because he swim very fast. He are also one of the sexiest men alive in the ranking of “People” magazine.


Write a short text after reading some information about your two sportsmen and post it. Use the following links:




 You can use Google to find more pages and an online dictionary to translate the words you don't know ( try

Gemma Mengual and Michael Phelps

Gemma Mengual and Michael Phelps

Welcome to your group.

Your project during the next sessions will be creating a sports magazine about Gemma Mengual and Michael Phelps. Please read carefully all the instructions before you write anything.


1.- Write all the names and surnames of the people in your group.

2.- Specify if you are coming to the 1st or 2nd group on Thursdays (1st Group from 8 am to 9am and 2nd from 9am to 10am).

3.- Choose a name for your magazine.

4.- Write all the words you found on the exercise and AT LEAST 3 sentences using 2 of these words in each one.

5.- Write all the things you and your group know about the sportsperson you’ve been assigned.

6.- Post all the information