Last weekend two key events related to cinema were celebrated. Los Premios Goya and Les Magritte du cinéma. I ended up watching the Spanish ones first since there was so much I wanted to see and I was not disappointed at all. We lived some epic moments throughout the gala. Genuinely well-deserved awards, outstanding musical performances and the SPEACH of the night that captured the audience’s attention.
Yesterday we celebrated the anniversary of the publication of the first part of el Quijote (The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha). One of the most well known Spanish novels.
A lot has been said about this book but there is something, in particular, I would like to highlight.
This is one of my favourite Christmas traditions especially when I get to explain it to my students or any foreigners. Mr Mortensen is not the first celebrity I have seen mentioning this awesome Catalan tradition. A few years before him, for example, we had another fan of the folklore explaining her experience:
If you happen to be in Madrid and you still haven’t had the chance to visit this lovely museum here there is a taste of what you can find just in case you are interested. Ready?
I’ve been working for some time on this colourful compilation of texts to help my students practice their reading comprehension skills.
I miss postcards. A bit of an old way to send messages but a wonderful activity to exchange student’s experiences while talking about the topic of holidays.
Since I am still saving up in order to afford a PGCE I can’t spend much money on treats anymore but fortunately, there are still ways to treat yourself without breaking your piggy bank. This time I would like to recommend the Instituto Cervantes e-library. I’ve recently got access to this wonderful library catalogue and I would like to share my opinion about it.
Yesterday it was not Free Comic Book Day but it was el Día del Cómic Gratis in Spain and since I forgot to post about the first one (to be fair it was mother’s day in Spain so I had relevant plans that could not be ignored) I thought I could make up with this post on the Spanish celebration day.