Thursday, January 15, 2015

15th January 2015 (Thursday)

Hi, guys! This is Cristina. Today it's my turn to write the journal.

Today, when we arrived at the Social Sciences classroom, we have seen that Paqui and the students she was with before, had searched in WordReference the word 'shit', which has got several uses in English. You may think it's just an informal way to say "poop", but it can also be used for insulting someone. It has been a very funny situation, because I wasn't expected to find this on the whiteboard when I arrived in the classroom.

Later, before starting the lesson, Paqui has told us that Sonia will be in our lesson tomorrow. Sonia is a girl from our town who has just finished studying English philology, and is now practicing with Soraya (I think so). Maybe she'll ask things to us in English, and we'll be able to ask something to her too. I think it'll be fine.

Then, we have finished correcting the scheme about Development of the French Revolution.
When the conservative bourgeoisie took the control and elaborated a new Constitution in 1795, they created the Directory (a collegiate government formed by 5 members), and two legislative chambers, chosen by census suffrage, that promoted the return of the exile: Council of the Five Hundred and Council of Ancients. The Directory ended on the 18th November 1799 when General Napoleon Bonaparte led a coup d'état and took power, encouraged by some of the bourgeois.

After this, Paqui has given us a new scheme to complete it about the Napoleonic Era, which took place between 1799 and 1815. It's divided into two different parts:

  • The Consulate, divided in two stages: the Triumvirate (from 1800 to 1802) and the first and only consul for life (1802-1804) and the Empire.
  • The Empire (1804-1815)
In addition, we have learnt some new terms that we have written in our glossary: for life (vitalicio), blockade (bloqueo), Holy See (Santa Sede) and concordat (concordato).

4 comments:

Jose mari Cruz Martínez said...

Hi Cristina. I am a little bit confused because I haven´t seen the moment in which Paqui search this word in the whiteboard, and I am also waiting for tomorrow to meet Sonia. Very good journal.

Bye.

jose luis ocon said...

Hello Cristina , the journal is fantastic but you forgot some word of the glossary dir example , the best word butt-kissers: lameculos

Goodbye

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello,

Where is the picture? I've said this many times.

These are my corrections:

... they created the Directory (a collegiate government formed by 5 members), and two legislative chambers, chosen by census suffrage, which promoted the return of the exiled. The two chambers were the Council of the Five Hundred and Council of Ancients

Bye!

Cristina Máñez said...

Hi! José Mari, the word "shit" was written in the online dictionary WordReference on Paqui's computer when we arrived in the classroom hahaha

But, José Luis, that wasn't the day I wrote the journal! I would have included it without a trace if it had been on Thursday :)