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Do video games lead to violence?

May 15, 2008
Posted by mmarvs in : Debates

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.

Would you go back to work if you won the lottery?

March 27, 2008
Posted by mmarvs in : Debates, General


Despite winning more than £1m on the lottery Luke Pittard decided to go back to work at McDonalds because he missed his mates and had too much time to idle around. ‘To be honest, there’s only so much relaxing you can do’, he said. ‘I’m only young and a bit of hard work never did anyone any harm’.

Read the article here and write a comment with your reaction to his decision.

Is he a fool or a sensible man?

City of Immigrants: a song by Steve Earle

October 31, 2007
Posted by mmarvs in : Audio and Video, Resources
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(From his new album, Washington Square Serenade)

Steve Earle (born January 17, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, well known for his rock and country music, as well as for his many political views. He is also a published writer, a political activist and has written and directed a play. In his early career, he was seen as a saviour of country music and labeled by some as the “new Bruce Springsteen”. In the later part of his career, after troubles with the law and drug addiction and due to his uncompromising viewpoints, he has become known as “the hardcore troubadour”.
(from Wikipedia)

Read the article ” Is steve Earle America’s greatest living songwriter?” (The Independent)

Check if you understand all the words of the song here