dimarts, 31 de maig de 2011

Extreme Justice: Stoning to Death For Beauty Contestant

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Katya Koren whose crime was that she enjoyed wearing fashionable clothes and had come seventh in a beauty contest!

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A teenage Muslim girl has been stoned to death under “Sharia law” after taking part in a beauty contest in the Ukraine.

Katya’s body was found in a village near her home where it was buried in a forest.

One of the three who had been named is 16-year-old Bihal Gaziev, currently under arrest when he told police that Katya had “violated the laws of Sharia.”

New death sentences by stoning have been gaining in popularity and imposed in Iran, Nigeria and Pakistan.
To know more on the topic
In turns, ask your partner three questions about the following subjects and answer his/her questions. Start with the first one.

- your opinion about Islamic religion

- how we can stop women being stoned to death

- sexism in Spain in the time of our grandparents

-  Should western countries do something about stoning women?

- The attitude that Muslim women should have.

Muslim Girl Stoned To Death After Taking Part In Beauty Contest

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Katya Koren's body was found buried in a forest near her home in the Chimea region

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A murder investigation launched by police in Ukraine looking into the death of a teenage Muslim girl, Katya Koren, 19, has found she was stoned to death by three Muslim youth after participating in a beauty contest because, they believed, she had violated ‘Sharia law,’ the Mail said.

Sharia law is the code of conduct or religious law dealing with many topics, including crime, politics and economics, as well as sexuality, hygiene, diet, prayer, and fasting.


To know more on the topic
In turns, ask your partner three questions about the following subjects and answer his/her questions. Start with the first one.

- your opinion about Islamic religion

- how we can stop women being stoned to death

- sexism in Spain in the time of our grandparents

-  Should western countries do something about stoning women?

- The attitude that Muslim women should have.

divendres, 27 de maig de 2011

Sleep patterns affect weight loss





Talk with your partner about these questions, then check the answers in this article.



  1.  What nationality are these women?
  2. When is it easier to lose weight, if you sleep a lot, if you sleep little, or neither of them?
  3. When do you lose more weight, if you're stressed, or if you're relaxed?
  4. What percentage of adults are obese in the UK?
  5. What is the Body Mass (in numbers) you need to have to be obese?

Also watch these videos and tell your partner about them



Childhood Obesity (music, legends, no voice)

Follow-up
Have you ever been obese? What do you do to avoid obesity? Is there anyone in your family is is or has been obese?



dijous, 19 de maig de 2011

Spain sit-in over unemployment


Watch this video and pay attention to the vocabulary it's used for the topic "social protests". Make a list of the vocabulary. Later, explain the video to your teacher suing your own words.

Follow-up
What do you think will be the consequences of these protests? What will happen in Spain in the future? Will more jobs be created in Spain if the PP wins the elections?

You can also read this article  or this one and add words to your vocabulary list and know more about the topic.

dilluns, 16 de maig de 2011

Articles

  • The suspect was detained by security guards after he allegedly ran out of the supermarket with the blood-soaked head in his hands.

  • Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Kate McCann said she wanted to give "an account of the truth" for the sake of her three children, but also "to share with everybody".

  • US actor Brad Pitt poses in Cannes during the presentation of his latest film, The Tree of Life, directed by Terence Malick./EFE
  • Unlawful Killing, directed by Welsh actor Keith Allen and financed by tycoon Mohamed al-Fayed, whose son Dodi also died in the same car crash, controversially unveils an image of the dying Diana.

  • Thousands of Spaniards fled this small agricultural city Thursday, fearing major aftershocks might level it after the country's deadliest earthquakes in 55 years killed nine people and caused extensive damage
  • Hints that the former supermodel is pregnant have swirled in France ever since she clutched a shawl to her belly during a newspaper interview in early May and fended off inquiries with the words "my lips are sealed to protect something...".

  • The UK press has released photos of  Kate Middleton and her sister taken some years ago in Ibiza. In one of the snaps, sister Pippa can be seen topless, much to the vexation of her family.

  • The Galaxy Entertainment Group's $1.9 billion casino is the only one scheduled to open in the southern Chinese city this year. It has 450 gambling tables and 1,500 slot machines.
  • Howard Gardner's work has been "decisive for the evolution of educational models by taking into account the innate potentialities of each individual."

Titles

  • Man in Tenerife beheads woman then parades her head
  • More controversy over Middleton bikini photos.
  • 64TH CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
  • Harvard psychologist wins Prince of Asturias award for social sicences.
  • Lorca transformed into ghost town, residents flee the city
  • Sarkozy's father confirms Carla Bruni is pregnant
  • Kate McCann publishes book on four years since Madeleine disappeared.
  • Al Fayed documentary claims Diana death a cover-up
  • Multibillion-dollar Galaxy Macau casino resort complex opens its door

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    dijous, 5 de maig de 2011

    Space aliens from Russia


    Watch the video and explain what it is about.

    Follow up questions:

    Do you believe in UFOs?
    Have you ever had any paranormal experience?
    Do you believe in life after death?
    When do you think the planet will be destroyed? Will it be in 2012?