Wednesday, 28 April 2010
I've already read a few old comments.
I was interested in Natalie's comment talking about reforms in education.
Some years ago in Argentina, our education system changed. Nowadays is much more flexible. Many students think that this is Ok, because it's less stressfull. But after finishing school when we have to go to collage, we see how real life is. We realize that although we went trough many years at school, we haven't even learnt basic stuffs that everyone should know. Unfortunately, as I am in my last year of school, I will be graduated from high school with this despicable system. But not only is this a problem, but also education in general is such an issue.
Even though my opinion is a little bit negative, I have to admit that we are lucky to have public education, where there's a high level of education, and in which you start being more independient than you were at high school.
Well, I hope this comment will inform you about our situation.
Thank you for listening!
If there's anything you want to ask, please let me know.
Monday, 26 April 2010
Many teenagers do a sport, such as hockey (mostly girls), football, rugby, tennis and swimming. Some like skateboarding and they meet at parks to show what they can do with their skateboards. Others like dancing or drama, and they take lessons during the year to prepare the final performance.
At weekends we like going to the club during the day and going to the disco in the evening. We usually stay up until very late.
What about teens in your countries? Do they play sports or take drama lessons as well?
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
I'm inviting you all to read Natalie's comment --which appeared under "Our Project"-- as I guess many of you have missed it.
Thank you, Natalie, for this enlightening posting! And yes! I know Teresa and you met in Moskow, and also that you had a WONDERFUL time together! Wish I had been there! ;-)
A big hug from Argentina,
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Friday, 16 April 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010
After reading all the information that Dennis had uploaded about the
Firstly, there is one important thing to mention and it´s that in our country we have plenty of holidays. Besides Easter, Christmas and New Year´s Eve, we have quite a lot of the so called “patriotic dates”...Actually, we have one per month (!!!). All these dates had been selected by the national government during the XIX century wihtin a “nationalistic trend”...in other words, there was an aim to achieve and this was to generate a sort of “national identity” among the population.
In a chronological order, the 25th of May has the leading role and during this day we remember a very important event of our history which was the “May Revolution”, in
However, 25th of May and 9th of July are only two important dates whithin a long list of celebrations...(If I keep on telling you the story of each day, this comment will turn to such a boring one !!!! I´ll just mention some other days…) We also have a “Flag Day” on the 20th of June, 17th of August “San Martin´s Day” (this man was a very important army leader who was also involved in many other southamerican countries´ independence) and 12th of October, “The discovernment of America” by Cristopher Columbus.
More recently established are the 24th of March (installation of the last dictatorship in
(I dont know if I´ve missed any...) Anyway, it cannot be said that we do not celebrate our national History...hahaha.....Apart of all these days, during the last decades, we`ve “importing” foreign celebrations such as “St. Valentine`s”, “Halloween” and “St. Patrick”, as well.....Globalization effects, perhaps…But this is another story..!!
That´s all for now people....
All the best,
Saturday, 10 April 2010
We discussed the topic in class and we decided we are keen to hear about the lifestyles of other people in other countries, about the values in their societies, about their political and social situations. We cannot travel to see them face-to-face, but thanks to the Internet we will be able to expand our knowledge via this blog, and to exchange ideas and opinions.
We are eager to read what teachers of English have to say about all this. And we'll also love to know how the young people in their countries spend their leisure time and enjoy themselves.