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Thursday, 24 May 2012

10 minute survey

Dear Class,


Please help us to complete this survey, it won't take more than 10 minutes.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BDFSNCT

Thanks!


Belén 

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Blog Session 5




It’s not easy to choose one photograph I like to write about. There are so many to choose but it’s easier if I think of black and white photos. I definitely prefer black and white and I love going to the lab and develop my own pictures.
This photo was taken by Luis Poirot, a well-known Chilean photographer, and that day Víctor and Luis were near Cerro Blanco, trying to obtain a photo for Víctor’s new album cover. Here you can see part of the complete photograph. I found this copy on the internet but on my wall, I’ve got the original and it’s bigger. Apart from Víctor Jara holding his guitar, and the old lady behind him, you can a see a boy to the left, right next to Víctor, looking at the camera. And you can also see the entire guitar Víctor is holding. The difference between this picture and the one I have is that in the one on my wall, Víctor is not looking at the camera.
This photo was taken in 1968 or 1969. According to Luis, the photographer, this photo wasn’t authorized by the Communist party, so Víctor’s new album cover for “Pongo en tus manos abiertas” was the one – that you might have seen- with two palms.
Finally, I really like this photo because Víctor Jara is in it. I admire him and I respect everything he was and did.

Blog Session 5 instructions

Dear Class,


Write about a photograph you like and say:


a) Who took it
b) What it shows
c) When it was taken
d) Why you like it
e) Upload the photo too


Good luck!


Belén

Blog Session 4


Dear Class,

This time you can choose what to blog about. Write 140 words minimum and remember to leave comments on at least three of your classmates' blogs.Here you have an example of how you can organise what you want to say.
If you want to write about "Mass Media connections with major corporations", you should outline the following:

What is mass media
Mass media influence in Politics
Mass media influences in Chile

You can have three paragraphs to develop these three ideas and voilá your post is ready!

Good luck,

Belén

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Life without music would be a mistake



Dear All,


Check this out:


This an international band, they sing in three different languages and I think they are original. The other band is from Brazil again and if you like U2, maybe you'd like this:



Belén

Blog Session 4


Dear Class,

This time you can choose what to blog about. Write 140 words minimum and remember to leave comments on at least three of your classmates' blogs.Here you have an example of how you can organise what you want to say.
If you want to write about "Mass Media connections with major corporations", you should outline the following:

What is mass media
Mass media influence in Politics
Mass media influences in Chile

You can have three paragraphs to develop these three ideas and voilá your post is ready!

Good luck,

Belén

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

My favourite piece of technology



I must begin by saying I do have a love/hate relationship with technology. Talking to my friend Chris who’s working in Yemen through Skype is fantastic, but at the same time I think it's not necessary to give technology an incredible amount of importance in your life.
In terms of technology, what I use the most are mp3 players. Last week I lost the one I got three years ago so I’m planning to get a new one as soon as I get paid.
I like mp3 players because of their size, you can carry them everywhere you go and some of them have very original designs as well. I use my mp3 every day mainly because I can listen to music. Also, it’s useful to keep my favourite family pictures, all the files I need for work and my studies, and videos of course.
I can imagine my life without an mp3 but now that I’m used to this piece of technology, I think I’d need something similar, specially to continue enjoying music!