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That’s all Folks!

May 25, 2008
Posted by mmarvs in : General
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It’s hard to believe that another school year is coming to its end! I have to say that it has been a real pleasure to work with my students. I’m really fortunate to have been part of your enthusiasm both in class and in your participation in the blog, which you have helped to build.

One small favour, this time it is not a class task, it is simply a bit of help to improve this tool that we have got together. Complete the questions in this survey, please. It is anonymous, so you can feel free Wink.

Do video games lead to violence?

May 15, 2008
Posted by mmarvs in : Debates
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You have probably read about the release of the new version of the video game Grand Theft Auto and the huge controversy it has caused because of the extremely violent behaviour the characters show.

Have a look at this interesting post in Carmen López’s Blog, Bloggin’ Away, and write a comment with your opinion.

Book Review: Brave New World

May 11, 2008
Posted by mmarvs in : Books
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Review by Águeda Fernández

huxley2.jpgBRAVE NEW WORLD
Aldous Huxley
(1932)

Future…how can this word make our life so unpredictable?
Despite the fact that this book was written in 1932 and it is thought not to be a scientific prophecy, the chemically-driven happiness that Huxley imagined is not so different from our life-style nowadays. Adolf Huxley didn’t want to write a piece of ill-concieved futurology, he was only trying to write an ironic view of future. Sarcasm encompasses each chapter so that his book is not very thick but it definitely has an intense philosophycal flavour. “Brave new world” is an extremely well-written novel that will make you think about the way we’re threating our appalled planet.
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