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)