Monday, 14 May 2012

Formal letters

Here are two wonderful examples of the type of formal letters we've learnt to write in class. Perfect layout, brilliant use of grammar and structures...Congratulations guys!!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Biographies of Stars (writings by 3rd ESO students)

by Angie Blanco Osorio 3rd ESO A

She was born in Saint Michel, Barbados on 20th February 1988. When she was 16 she signed a contract with Rogers and Syndicated Rhythm Productions, who asined her a lawyer and a manager. In 2005, she released her first album "Music of the Sun". In 2006 she released her second album called "A Girl Like Me".
Her work has won a lot of prizes like five American Music Awards, 18 Billboard Music Awards, two Brit Awards and 6 Grammy Awards. She is the singer who more digital copies sold in the USA history. She has become one of the most famous singers in the world. 
In 2010 she released a new hit called "Love the way you lie" featuring Eminem. She sold 30 million albums and 100 million singles in the world. 
She is also a model, actress and cultural ambassador. 

Olly Murs
by Marta Vázquez Lorenzo 3rd ESO B

He was born in Essex in 1984. Olly has got a brother, Ben Murs, and a sister, Fay Murs. he grew and studied at Notley High School. Murs showed little interest in singing while at school. He liked football and played for the school team and later semi-professionally for the local non-league team "Witham Town". After graduating he worked as an energy advisor in a call center and he played in Soccer Aid of charity, early in 2010. 
In 2007, he appeared on "Deal or no Deal", wher he won only 10 pounds but it was his interpretation of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" on the series "X Factor" where he really showed his talents. He sang songs by The Beatles, Queen and George Michael and soon became the favourite to win the show. He reached the end of the program but finally he lost to Joe McElderry.
In 2010 he signed a record deal with "Epic" and "Syco Music" and embarked on the sold out "XFactor Arena Tour". 
Murs released his first single "Please, don't let me go" in August, which reached number one on the UK Single Charts. He released other singles like "You are not alone", "Thinking of me" or "Heart skips a beat" which became his thrid number one hit. 
Murs' second single was "In case you didn't know" and "Dance with me tonight" which became his fourth to reach number one in 2011. Murs released his self debut  album "Olly Murs" in November 2010. The album entered the UK albums chart with the biggest week sales in 2010. The album solc over 600,000 copies and was certified as double platinum by the BPI. On 28th October 2011, Olly was the first artist to be confirmed to play at Capital FM's Jinglebell Ball 2011. His new single was called "Oh, my goodness" and it is in his second album "In case you didn't know". It has been announced that Olly has been nominated for Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards for UK Favourit Male Artist. 
He also appeared in "Comic Relief Red Nose Day" campaign and spent five days in the Kaisut desert; or in a celebrity version of "Who wants to be a Millionaire" where he won 10,000 pounds for charity. He appeared in a lot of other programmes of radio and TV. 
I like Olly Murs. His songs are very different and very catchy! :)