Thursday, 30 April 2009

My favourite song is "Jueves".

The song is composed by the group: “la oreja de van gogh”. The singer was Amaya Montero with her band, but a few months ago, she decided to start a new musical career alone. Now the new singer is Leyre Martínez.

The song is about a Thursday 11th of March as it remembers the train accident occurred in Madrid, in which one died lots of people. It is a love story that reflects the feelings of a young woman, that always takes the same train as the boy she loves. But the 11th of March they have an accident and both died.

I think it is an exciting song that expresses the feelings a person have when you're deeply in love.

I hope that you like it!!! **

Paula Estévez
Col·legi Madre Alberta

Monday, 27 April 2009

My favourite band is Estopa

Estopa are a popular Spanish rock/rumba duo from Cornellà, Spain. The band consists of the two brothers José and David Muñoz, who sing using a unique combination of sounds reflecting many genres, including rock, rumba, flamenco, and “sonido callejero" – street sound that does not easily fit into any category. The band has commented on such difficulties by stating the following: "We don't like to be classified easily." They are similar to the band “Los Chichos”, a rumba band from Spain, popular in the 1970s.
José Muñoz is the younger brother, born in 1978. He plays the guitar for Estopa and sings backing vocals, as well as lead vocals on a few songs. He is not married. David Muñoz is the older brother, born in 1976. He is the lead singer and also plays some guitar. He is generally the more outgoing of the two, and likes to read. He is married.

The website is:

Belen Dalmau
Col·legi Madre alberta

My favourite singer is Carlos Baute.

My favourite singer is Carlos Baute.

He was born in Caracas on the 8th March 1974.

He started when he was 13 years old in the group “Los Chamos”. He has worked as a model and has participated in an American soap opera.

In 1999, when he recorded his album "Yo nací para querer...", he moved to Spain. Since then, he has recorded many albums and has had a great success. He has also worked in Spanish TV programmes as an actor or a presenter.

He has done many tours to present his work around Venezuela, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Spain... and he has also won many prizes.

Some of the things that have made him have a great success are his concerts and way of dancing, which are spectacular, and the fact that he composes his own songs.

His last album, “De mi puño y letra”, was put on sale the 1st April 2008 and has been very successful since then. This summer he has done a tour around Spain and latin America.

This album includes the song “Colgando en tus manos”, which he sings with Marta Sanchez, another Spanish singer. This song is the actual number one in Spain.

Natalia González
Col·legi Madre Alberta

The Oxford Murders

The Oxford Murders is a Hispanic - British movie directed by the Spanish director Álex de la Iglesia, based on the novel of the Argentinean writer Guillermo Martínez, ‘‘Imperceptible Crimes''. The premiere was in Spain on the 18th of January 2008.

An elderly lady appears murdered in the lounge of a house on the outskirts of Oxford. Her body is discovered by two men who meet for the first time: Arthur Seldom, prestigious teacher of Logic, and Martin, a young American student, newcomer to the university who hopes that the famous teacher will oversee his doctoral thesis. The murder of the old lady is the first of a series of murders. They are almost imperceptible crimes, but each of them come accompanied with a message: an image, a different sign on every occasion that, death after death, gives the main character a clue that has to be solved using logic. Following this path not only means they have to test their mathematical convictions but their own way of understanding the world of the teacher and of the student. Do we know reality? Is it possible to reach the truth?

The stars of the movie are two prestige interpreters, the young actor Elijah Wood, the veteran and unforgettable John Hurt, and the feminine presence of the Spanish woman Leonor Watling.

You can see part of the trailer clicking on the following link:

Nicole Vicente
Col·legi Madre Alberta

Monday, 20 April 2009

Penélope Cruz:

She was born in April in 1074 in Alcobendas, Madrid. As a child she was already imitating TV commercials. She studied classical ballet for nine years. She was trained by Angelo Garrido. She first became famous when she appeared in ``La fuerza del destino´´ and in a Italian serial called ``Rose´´.
Her first films were ``Jamón, jamón´´ , ``Belle Epoque´´ and ``All about my mother´´ for which she won academy awards.
She worked in America from 2001 to 2004. After that she returned to Europe where she won the David di Donatello award in an Italian film ``Don´t move´´.
She speaks Spanish, French, English and Italian and she is compared for her beauty to the most famous actresses like Sofia Loren.

My favourite Spanish film of Penélope Cruz is ``Volver´´ by Pedro Almodóvar which was released in 2006.
The film is about Raimunda (Penélope Cruz), her daughter, Paula, and her sister, Sole, who travel from Madrid to their native village to visit the graves of their parents and aunt, who died on a fire many years ago.
Then they visit aunt Paula, an old senile aunt who brought up Raimunda after her parents death. The old lady says that their aunt is alive and living with her, but they don´t believe her.
They return to Madrid and one day Raimunda finds her daughter waiting for her at the bus stop very upset. She confesses that she killed her father Paco, who was drunk and tried to rape her. While Raimunda is hiding Paco’s body, Sole calls her to tell that their aunt Paula had died. Is in that moment when the situation changes and the past returns (volver), full of mystery and suspense.
When Sole comes back after the funeral in Madrid she finds her mother hidden in the trunk of the car and she takes her to her apartment where secrets from the past are disclosed.
Finally Raimunda discovers her mother is alive. Is her mother who burnt the house because her husband was sleeping with her sister.
Paco wasn´t Paula´s father. Raimunda had been raped by her own father when she was young.

I liked this film because it was a blend of comedy, tragedy and thriller.
The actors were well chosen for their parts and the plot was interesting. The script was well written, but most of all I liked fantastic performance of Penélope Cruz. One doesn´t get tired of watching her.
Laura Ferrer
Col·legi Madre Alberta


Her real name is Paz Campos Trigo, but she choose the artistic name of her grandmother. She began the studies of Information Science, but decided to leave and move to Madrid to devote herself to the interpretation. Her early work done in the television were the series: "Más que amigos", "Compañeros" or "siete Vidas". Her first major film role was on the film "Lucia y el sexo" (2001) by Julio Medem.

During the same year, also acts in the film Sergi López "Sólo mía" by Javier Balaguer. She was nominated for the Goya Awards in 2002 for both interpretations, getting the prize for Best Actress for her work on the orders of Medem. In 2002 she had a brief participation in "Hablé con ella" by Pedro Almodovar, and was also one of the protagonists of “Al otro lado de la cama” by Emilio Martínez Lázaro.

On May 30, 2008 received a medal from the city of Seville in recognition of her work.
In October 2008 she incorporated to the serie LEX, starring with her old companionof siete vidas, Javier Cámara, for a collaboration in some episodes.

I liked her performance in the serie siete vidas, I saw it and I never lost any episodes, it was very funny and her character “Laura” was very funny. In my opinion she acts very well.

Adelaida Hernaiz
Col·legi Madre Alberta

Saturday, 18 April 2009

By Maximilian Nißlbeck, class 8 d, KRS


Hi! I am Max I am 15 years old and I come from Seligenporten that is in Germany. I visit the Knabenrealschule Neumarkt and today I want to tell you something about my favourite band. The band is called Coldplay and is from England.
At first in want you to tell something about the band members:
The lead-singer is Chris Martin and he also plays the piano and the rhythm-guitar.
Jonny Buckland plays the lead-guitar and is a background-singer.
The drums are played by Will Champion and he also is a background-singer.
Last but not least! Guy Berryman plays the bass and the keyboard and he also is a background-singer.

Now something about the band and its history:
The music styles of Coldplay are called Britpop, Soft-rock, Alternative-rock and Pop-rock. Other samples for Britpop are Blur, Oasis and The Verve.
Martin, Buckland, Champion and Berryman created the band in September 1996.
At first the band was called Starfish but later they took the name Coldplay from a band from a friend of Chris Martin. In March 1999 they brought out the Safety EP. The EP is a rare object for collectors because there are only 500 copies of it. In spring 1999 Coldplay undersigned a five-album-contract with Parlophone. They still produce their songs there.
The band wants to have a good teamwork that’s why Martin put up two rules for the band:

- 1. Everyone gets the same part of the earnings
- 2. No drugs! If anybody use drugs he will kicked out of the band

The band brought out six albums:
- Parchutes (2000)
- A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
- Live 2003 (Live-album 2003)
- X&Y (2005)
- Viva la Vida or Death and His Friends (2008)
- Prospekt´s March (EP-album 2008)

Coldplay is one of the greatest live bands in the world and one of the greatest bands ever. I want to show you that with my favourite song of them. It is called Fix You. There you can see a live video with the song. If you can not click at this link Coldplay - Fix You (live).

Here is the song-text:

When you try your best, but you don't succeed

When you get what you want, but not what you need

When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep

Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face

When you lose something you can't replace

When you love someone but it goes to waste could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home and ignite your bones

And I will try to fix you High up above or down below

when you're too in love to let it go

If you never try you'll never know

Just what you're worth Lights will guide you home and ignite your bones

And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down your face

When you lose something you cannot replace

Tears stream down on your face and I

Tears stream down your face I promise you

I will learn from my mistakes

Tears stream down on your face and I

Lights will guide you home

And ignite your bones

And I will try to fix you

Hey boys and girls,
my favourite band is very famous in France, I think. It`s MANDO DIAO a Swedish Rock Band. They are from Borllänge and they make music together since 1999.They play Indie-Rock, Rock & Roll, and Garagerock. They are so great, it`s unbelievable!!!
Their new Album "Give me Fire" is on of their best Albums they ever made. In my opinion the song Give me Fire and Mean Street are won of their best.
But the song Down in the Past is very good too.
When you are interested in listening to the band here some links: (Give me Fire) (Down in the Past) ( Meanstreet)
If you like Mando Diao like I do then you maybe can join me in ICQ or Youtube.
Or if you want to know more about the band you can contact me too.
You will get my ICQ number and Youtube account if you write a short e-mail to
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Other bands I like are:
The Subways, The Killers, The Ramones, Rolling Stones, The Beatles,Oasis, Snow Patrol, Razorlight, The Liberties, Bob Marley, The Who, Beatsteaks, The Hives and many more.

Philipp Koppold, class 8d, KRS

Thursday, 2 April 2009

"Fuera de carta"

My favourite film is “Fuera de carta”.It is a very funny film.In the film there are many spanish actors.Most of the actors are my favourite actors.

The film is about a chef who has got a luxuvious restaurant the chef wants to win a prize,the Michelin star.This prize would make the restaurant the best one.But the main character has some family problems and he realises that the most important thing is the family and not having many luxuries.

Elena Valverde


Col·legi Madre Alberta

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

My favourite movie

and what about your favourite movie?  
Why don't you talk about some interesting movies from your country?  Favourite actors, actresses, directors...
Choose your favourite ones and tell us why!

My favourite song

Hello everyone, 
we would like to thank you for all your nice contributions to the blog. Now it's time to change the topic and we would like to know what's your favourite song! You can tell us about the group, the singer, the meaning of the lyrics and why is it important for you. So, let's start making new contributions!