Tuesday, 29 May 2012


After watching the segment of the film 300 a debate has arisen. As shown in the film, in ancient Greece, Spartan children were trained to be strong soldiers and those who were weak or handicapped were despised or even killed. What do you think about that? Would you still have a baby if you knew that he/she would have some kind of disability forever? What about that control certain cultures take on the number of children allowed?
Write about it and feel free to comment on any of your callsmates' contributions.

Monday, 28 May 2012


Here you can post your comments on the articles taken from the online editions of El PaĆ­s and The New York Times. It is also advisable to offer the link to the article.
Feel free to add any comment you wish related to any other classmate's contributions.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Real problems?

Watch the following video and write about it.

What do you think about the video? What is the message beyond the images? How do you feel about the most of our day-to-day worries and problems? Are they really that much important?
What about the new technologies? Are they useful? Do we depend too much on them? Do you think the technological progress has changed social values? Do we still know what is essentially important and what is not? How do you think life would be without so much technology?

Tuesday, 20 December 2011


Watch the following video. Think about the following questions and write a comment. Then, read your classmates' contributions and comment on at least one of them using your avatar.

Do you think traveling is important? Why?
How important have the means of transport been for the progress of the globalized society?
Do you have any personal experience related to traveling that you would like to share?
What do you think about the security measures taken at the airports? Have the 11-S terrorist attacks really changed the world?
Where would you like to travel? Why? Where not? Why?

Create your Avatar

Visit the web page www.voki.com and create an avatar. Customize it as you wish but remember the voice, clothing and other data since you will have to use the same character when requested.


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