Thursday 28 February 2013


A BRAVE RESCUE by Yago Cruz Cadaya

The rescue happened while I was watching the Word Rally Championship in Sweden two years ago. It was a very exciting and dangerous accidenta and I got a photo of it.
I was a journalist and I was taking photos for a newspaper, "The Engine Life". 
He had an accident with his car because he lost control of the car. He broke his left leg and his right wrist. 
The rescuers knew about his situacion because the car had a GPS. The GPS didn't send singal but the rescuers could find him because of the last signal sent by it. 
The situation was dangerous because he was alone in the middle of snow and it was very cold. 
The pilot was well and the next year he won the World Rally Championship.
The pilot was very strong and brave because he survived the accident and the next year he won the championship. 

A BRAVE RESCUE by Silvia Novoa

The rescue happened while we were on holiday in Italy last June. It was really amazing and I was lucky to get a photo of it. 
I was with my family and my friends and we were in a bus. We were exploring the mountain when we saw two dogs on the snow. There was an avalanche. I didn't see it coming. The avalanche finished and I could take the dogs. 
The dogs were hungry and I didn't have any food. Suddenly, I saw a helicopter. I shouted and the helicopter rescued us. 
We went to the country and we ate. When we finished, I went home and I took the dogs with me.

Wednesday 27 February 2013


A Brave Rescue by Miguel Rosales

Martín and I were playing in the mountains when a red helicopter lost control near us. It was really cold, it was snowing and the engine could be frozen. It started to fall down and we were scared.
We shouted to the red helicopter but the people who were in it didn't hear us. We had two torches and we found an open area. Martin aimed to the helicopter with his torch and I aimed to the open area.
Finally, the helicopter could land, and they said to us that they were firefighters, they were exploring the zone and the motor switched off.
- Thank you- they said. You are very brave.
-You're welcome- we said. 

A Brave Rescue by Elena Saco

The rescue happened while we were on holiday in the Alps. It was great and very dangerous.
I was with my friends and we were in the snow. We were skiing down the mountain. There was a helicopter and a skier was on a stretcher. He couldn't move. People thought that he was skiing when he tripped and fell on a rock. He was lucky because some people passed by and they called emergency. The people in the helicopter took him to a hospital.
The skier is grateful to work with them in dangerous rescues. The situation was dangerous because there was a lot of snow and it wasn't an easy place to land. It was a brave rescue. 

Sunday 24 February 2013


Dear students,

I am posting today a little bit of grammar that I hope you find useful. 
Here is a list of linking expressions or connectors to enrich your vocabulary and give new connotations to your writings. Now it's your turn to start using them!!!


First of all, I would like to say that….

Secondly, I do not agree with the idea of…

Last but not least, we must remember that…

Finally, it is important to…


He left early and on top of that he didn’t pay for his meal.

She didn’t really want to see the film. Besides/Also, she was tired to go to the cinema.

The price is good and moreover/furthermore/in addition the location is perfect.

They want new rules in the hotel; above all, they want to restrict the noise level.

These new medicines are perfectly safe. Indeed/In fact/Actually, they can be given to young children.


She has many good qualities, for example/for instance/such as higher education.


Some cars are more environmentally friendly than others. That is to say/In other words, they cause less pollution.


She was very kind. By contrast/In contrast, he was very mean.

Some people learn languages easily; on the contrary, others find it very difficult.

They decided not to take the car. Instead, they caught the next train.

On the one hand I enjoyed their company, but on the other hand their strange lifestyle disturbed me.

Although/Even though he wasn’t feeling well, he attended the meeting.

In spite of/Despite feeling unwell, he attended the meeting.

He didn’t feel well. However/nevertheless he attended the meeting.

I wanted to travel with her but I didn’t have enough money.

My friends left the cinema before the end of the film, whereas/while I stayed until the end.


In my opinion/view, he is one of the most important writers of our generation.

I think/believe/consider he is one of the most important writers of our generation.


As it was getting late, they decided to return home.

Trains are delayed because of/due to the inclement weather.

I typed all the documents because she was busy.


She could go either with her family or her friends.


He bought a new laptop, to/in order to work more efficiently.

He bought a new laptop, so that his son could use it.


A lot of people voted for him, so/thus/therefore he was awarded the prize.


I’ve got your test results and all in all, you’re OK.

To sum up/In short, it was a highly successful visit.

In conclusion/Finally, it seems clear that tourism is having a good effect on the area.

Thursday 14 February 2013

14th February

People call it Valentine's Day...
I call it Thursday!!!!

Happy Thursday to everyone!!

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