[4ESO][1BCH] In Time

In 2169, people are genetically engineered to stop aging on their 25th birthday, when a one-year countdown on their forearm begins. When it reaches zero, the person «times out» and dies instantly. Time has thus become the universal currency, transferred directly between people or stored in «time capsules». Several major areas called Time Zones exist within Ohio: Dayton is the poorest, a manufacturing «ghetto» where people rarely have more than 24 hours on their clocks; in New Greenwich, people have enough time to be essentially immortal.

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[1BCH] V for Vendetta

Ayer decidimos en clase que podríamos aprovechar esta semana de «vacaciones» extra que os han dado a la mayoría para practicar y ver otra peli, ya que el contenido de este tema ya está explicado y hemos corregido los ejercicios.

Podéis seguir trabajando y repasando con los posts del blog (aquí y aquí, por ejemplo) y consultar cualquier duda por email, antes del repaso del día 25.

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[1BCH] “The true origin of Christmas”

[RCW01] Nuestro primer texto para practicar la «reading comprehension» y el «writing».
Por cierto, la Universidad ha decidido aumentar el mínimo número de palabras hasta 100 (máximo 150), así que apuntaremos a estos límites. Recordad que tenéis que contestar aquí con un comentario; los plazos y demás, lo negociamos en clase… 🙂

You have to choose one of these tasks:
1) Make a brief summary of the text.
2) What impressions has this text caused on you?

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[1BCH] The Matrix

The Matrix is a 1999 so-called «cyberpunk» Sci-Fi action film, written and directed by The Wachowskis, that depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called «the Matrix», created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies’ heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. Computer programmer Neo learns this truth and is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, which involves other people who have been freed from the «dream world.»

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