Saturday, 26 April 2014

Weekly Links 2º ESO —58

Gru and his daughters: Margot, Agnes and Edith (image)

We can learn while enjoying ourselves. Let's watch this scene with Despicable Me characters: Agnes, Margot and Edith Gru and their father. Watch, listen, read and enjoy.

Podemos aprender divirtiéndonos. Veamos esta escena con los personajes de Gru, mi villano favorito. Mira, escucha, lee y disfruta.


Agnes: Look at that fluffy unicorn! It's so fluffy I'm gonna [going to] die!
Margot: You've got to let us play for it.
Gru: No, no, no.
Agnes: Come on!
Gru: How much for the fluffy unicorn?
Carnival Barker: Well it is not for sale, but all you've got to do to win it is to knock down that little spaceship there. Ha! It's easy!

Agnes: Again!
Margot: Wait!
Edith: Come on! One more time! I accidenteally poke my eye.
Agnes: Please, one more.

Agnes: I got it! Edith: Cool!
Gru: Well, oh, oh, oh. What was that? She hit that. I saw that with my own eyes.
Carnival Barker: Eh, buddy. Let me explain something to you. You see that little tin spaceship? You see how it's not knocked over? Do you know what that means, professor? It means you don't get the unicorn. whao, oh, oh,so much the guy got a frowny face. Oh, better knock next time.
Gru: Okay. My turn.

Gru:  Knocked over!
Agnes: It's so fluffy!!!
Margot: That was awsome.
Edith: You blew out the whole thing!
Agnes: Let's go and try another game!

Have a nice weekend.
Buen fin de semana.

Weekly Links 4º ESO —58

toughes job
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An interview with a twist. It's worth watching it: World's Toughest Job.

— Hi, good afternoon sorry about that.
— Hi, nice to meet you.
— Hi, nice to meet you as well.
— Have you ever been doing these interviews over the cam before?
— No.
— Let me talk a little bit about the job to get started with. It's not just a job, it's sort of, probably the most important job and the title that we are going right now is director of operations but its really kinda so much more than that. Responsibilities and requirements are really quite extensive. First category for the requirements would be mobility: this job requires that you must be able to work standing up most or really all of the time, constantly on your feet, constantly bending over, constantly exerting yourself a high-level a stamina.
— Uh! Uh! Okay
— That's a lot
— For how many, like, for how many hours?
— From 135 hours to unlimited hours a week. It's basically 24 hours a day seven days a week.
— I'm sure you have a change from time to time to maybe just sit down here in the area.
— You mean, like a break?
— Yeah.
— Oh, no. There are no breaks available.
— Is that even legal yet?
— Yeah, of course yeah.
— Okay, sorry. No lunch...
— You can have lunch but only when the associate is done eating their lunch.
— I think that's a little intense.
— No, that's crazy.
— Now this position requires excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills. We are really looking for someone that might have a degree in medicine, in finance and the culinary arts. You must be able to wear several hats, the associate needs constant attention, sometimes they have to stay up with an associate throughout the night. Be able to work in a chaotic environment. If you if you had a life, we ask you to give that life up: no vacations, in fact, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and holidays the workload is gonna go up and we demand that with a happy disposition.
— That's almost cruel. It's almost a very very sick twisted joke.
— But when there's time to sleep or...?
— Oh, no time to sleep.
— Yeah, all-encompassing almost.
— That's exactly right.
— 365 days a year?
— Yes
— No, that's inhumane.
— That's, that's very insane.
— The meaningful connections that you make, and the the feeling that you get from really helping your associate are inmeasurable. Also let's cover the salary. The position is gonna pay absolutely nothing.
— Excuse me?
—  No! Nobody Will do that for free!
— Yeah, pro bono, completely for free.
— No!
— What if I told you there're some that actually, currently hold this position right now? Billions of people, actually.
— Who?
— Moms!
— Yeah.
— Yeah, moms.
— That's awesome, yeah
—  And they meet every requirement, don't they?
— Oh, my God. Moms are the best!
— Yes, no pay, 24 hours, always there.
— Now I'm thinking about my mom...
— Yeah, what are you thinking about her?
— I'm thinking about all those nights and everything.
— Thank you so much for everything you do. I know it doesn't seem like I appreciate all of it, but I definitely do.
— So mom, I wanna say 'thank you for everything that you've done. I love you very much. You've been there to... I dunno ... I can't think... My mom is just awesome. She's awesome .

Have a nice weekend.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Weekly Links 2º BACH —58

someecard elder
For this week essay, "What do you think when you read about abusing older people?", this hidden-camera video features some teenagers harassing an elderly person and how passers-by react. The old people and the teenagers are actors, the passers-by aren't. Watch what happens.

We have also watched this video and I think it is interesting that you have it with its transcript: Malala Yousafzai interview on The Daily Show.

Jon Stewart: Welcome back my guest tonight, she’s an advocate for girls access to education worldwide, she is the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, her new book is called “I Am Malala” the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban. Please welcome to the program Malala Yousafzai.

Jon Stewart: Nice to see you. Thank you for being here.

Malala Yousafzai: Thank you so much, it’s an honor for me.

Jon Stewart: it’s honestly humbling to meet you. You are sixteen, where did your love for education come from?

Malala Yousafzai: We are human beings and this is the part of our human nature, that we don’t learn the importance of anything, until it’s snatched from our hands. And when, in Pakistan, when we were stopped from going to school, at that time, I realized that education is very important and education is the power for women, and that’s why the terrorists are afraid of education. They do not want women to get education because then women will become more powerful.

Jon Stewart: Exactly, exactly right. When did the Taliban come to Swat Valley? B ecause before then, you describe it as a paradise of sorts?

Malala Yousafzai: The Taliban came in 2004, but at that time they were quite good, they did not show the terrorism and they did not blast any schools at that time. But they started the real terrorism in 2007, they have blasted more than 400 schools in Swat, they have slaughtered people and in the month of January 2009, they used to slaughter even two, three people every night and they had flogged them. We had seen the barbaric situation of the 21st century and we have seen the cruelty and we have seen harsh days in our life and those are regarded as the darkest days of our life, so it was really hard for us at that time.

Jon Stewart
: You describe in the book, still, no matter what, they took the signs off of schools, they went underground, but they continued, in the face of, you spoke out publicly against the Taliban, what gave you the courage to continue this?

Malala Yousafzai: You know, my father was a great encouragement for me because he spoke out for women’s rights, he spoke out for girl’s education and at that time I said that, why should I wait for someone else? Why should I be looking to the government, to the army that they would help us? Why don’t I raise my voice? Why don’t we speak up for our rights? The girls of Swat, they spoke up for their rights. I started writing diary, I spoke on every media channel that I could, and I raised my voice on every platform that I could and I said I need to tell the world what is happening in Swat, and I need to tell the world that Swat is suffering from terrorism and we need to fight against terrorism.

Jon Stewart: When did you realize the Taliban had made you a target?

Malala Yousafzai: When, in 2012, we were, I was with my father and someone came and she told us that, have you seen on Google that if you search your name and the Taliban has threatened you? And I just could not believe it, I said, no it’s not true, and even after the third when we saw it, I was not worried about myself that much, I was worried about my father because we thought that the Taliban are not that much cruel that they would kill a child, because I was 14 at that time. But then later on, I used to, like, I started thinking about that and I used to think that the Tali would come and he would just kill me, but then I said, if he comes, what would you do Malala? Then I would reply to myself, Malala just take a shoe and hit him, but then I said, if you hit a Tali with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Tali. You must not treat others that much with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others, but through peace and through dialogue and through education. Then I said I would tell him how important education is and that I even want education for your children as well and I would tell him, that’s what I want to tell you, now do what you want.

Jon Stewart: Let me ask you, I know your father is back stage and he is very proud of you, but would he be mad if I adopted you? Because you sure are swell. Could you stick around? I want to talk a little bit more about, sort of, Swat Valley and what it was like growing up there and how people can get involved through the Malala Fund and those types of things, do you have a little bit of time?

Malala Yousafzai: Yeah, yeah, sure.

Jon Stewart: that would be wonderful... “I Am Malala” is on the bookshelves now. Donate to the Malala Fund, visit!

Have a nice weekend.