6. Crear un mundo más seguro y mejor, donde la gente puede estar segura y crecer para alcanzar su pleno potencial.
HOMENAJE EN NUESTRA EOI
En nuestra escuela hemos llevado a cabo nuestro homenaje particular a hombres que admiramos. A continuación se muestran algunos ejemplos en distintos idiomas.
Actividad en inglés
He is Spanish, he's 51 years old. He's from Valencia and he studies medicine. He works in "Hospital La Fe" in Valencia, he's a surgean.
He's tall and thin, his eyes are brown and he has short straight dark hair.
He's a friendly, intelligent, brave and very generous person because he likes helping other people.
We choose this person because he's a successful doctor and in summer he travels to Africa to work with other people like children and old people that need help.
Adolfo Suárez González
Adolfo Suárez González was born in Madrid, he studied law at Salamanca´s University and he was in four political parties.
He was a charismatic person, that´s why he was elected the first democratical president of Spain, from 1976 to 1981.
He was married with Amparo, and they had five children, two boys and three girls. He was an attractive ad elegant man.
He suffered the loss of his wife and his daughter, and after that he died in 2014 at the age of 81 years old.In my opinion he was the best Spanish politician.
SOME EXTRACTS FROM A2 LEVEL
“A man I really admire...”
1. My father is an extraordinary person because, when there is a problem in the family, he is always there to help us. I can say that he is my way of life.
2. My stepfather is the man who I admire because he is very hardworking, so my brother and I are really lucky.
3. My brother is a man that I admire. He has eight children and he works very hard for all of them, so he has had a complicated life to grow all of them.
4. A man that I admire is my ex PE teacher. He is a wonderful person. He is nice, funny, sensitive and very clever. He is a great artist too. He has painted a lot of pictures. He has been there for me in difficult moments and situations.
5. I admire my uncle because he is a very good person. He is really important for me. When he comes home, I feel very well and this moment is very pleasant.
6. I admire my brother because he is a good pilot. He is handsome and attractive. He has made a terror web page. He is quite important to me because he helps me every day.
7. My grandfather is retired but he has a lot of hobbies every day. He learned to cook and do housework when my grandmother died. I admire him.
8. A man I admire is Gandhi. He was a great man who helped millions of people to get peace in India.
9. My father is a man I admire because he was a brave and clever person. When my mother fell ill, he had to work and look after all of us.
“FROM PRISON TO PRESIDENT”
Nelson Mandela was born in South Africa on 18th July, 1918. His birth name is Rolihlahla. He got the nickname Nelson from a teacher in school.
He started university in 1938 and he got his law degree. After he finished university in 1943 he lived and worked in Johannesburg. He was very interested in politics and wanted to change the politicial system. He became a leader of the ANC (the African National Congress) in the Transvaal in 1952. At first he pushed hard for the congress and the protesters to follow Mohandas Gandhi’s non-violence approach. At one point he started to doubt that this approach would work and started up an armed branch of the ANC. He planned to bomb certain buildings, but only the buildings. He wanted to make sure that no one would be hurt. He was classified as a terrorist by the South African government and sent to prison in 1964.
He stayed there for 26 years and was in solitary confinement for eighteen years. But the world never forgot Nelson Mandela. His hard work and life long effort paid off when all races were allowed to vote in the 1994 election, only four years later he left prison. Nelson Mandela won the election and became President of South Africa.
Nelson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. He wanted all people of all races to have equal rights in South Africa.
ZIAUDDIN YOUSAFZAI, a feminist father
Surely we all know Malala´s story, the Pakistani girl who suffered an attack by defending her right to go to school as the boys. An exciting and sobering story.
Although I want to talk about the person responsible for this girl to be so special. It is about his brave father Ziauddin Yousafzai, a man who differs quite a lot from others also born in Pakistan. He supports the equality of women in a country where the birth of a daughter is a cause for sadness. However, Ziauddin raised Malala with equity and taught her his love for knowledge.
When he was young, despite not having money, he became a teacher and with great effort created his own school. He taught Malala since her childhood the importance of developing her mind and having abroad and clear criterion. He didn’t close his school to the girls and advised his daughter to stay strong when Islamic law did not allow girls to go to school.
Finally, in 2012, after the attack in which somebody fired Malala upon returning from school, he and his whole family moved to England, where they continue working for gender equality and for the right to education of girls around the world.
Nivel avanzado 1.
SOME EXTRACTS FROM ADVANCED LEVEL I
“A man I really admire...”
1. If someone asked me about the most important influence in my life, I could say without a doubt it would be my dad. The person who I am today is the result of years of learning with him.
I remember being a child and staying a long time with him. We spent afternoons and evenings together playing chess, lots of sports and what I loved the most: reading.
This man who I called “dad” taught me plento of the most important and useful things for having a comfortable life. In fact, the main knowledge I have learnt from him is being a god person.
That doesn´t mean he is perfect or he cannot be wrong; of course, he is not. But he has been always fighting for his family all his life.
As for his strenghts, he loves his family, he is patient and kind and he always tries to help us with his best effort...
2. I have never met a more intelligent person than my music teacher. He used a teaching method that makes all this students fall in love with his subject. I wish I had more teachers like him, showing passion all the time for what he does, and transmitting nice values to all his students...
3. I admire a special lecturer I had at university. He is a postgraduate in Literature and he has published a lot of essays. I would read everything he wrote, even I used to look for loads of information about him. He is bilingual in English and German and he is a really nice academic example to follow...
4. I admire Sting. I must admit that I still love him. I can´t forge all I used to do to get money and be able to travel across Europe to see his gigs in all the cities he played...
5. I admire a doctor who works in a little rural clinic. He is very responsible and critical, but at the same time he is calm and kind. He loves teaching and tries to do his work as well as he can. He is used to spending as much time as it´s necessary with each person, and he has got used to finishing working really late. I am really satisfied with all I have learned from him. He is seldom disappointed with you and stops to speak with patients to explain them whatever he thinks they should know...
6. The man I admire the most is a Mexican architect I met long time ago. He was used to dealing with unexpected situations and despite the problems could be very serious or difficult to solve, he always had a smile on his face, so it was very comfortable for me to have a conversation with him when I was worried about some work issues. I felt really lucky because the time I shared with him was an injection of positive energy for me...
7. Ara Malikian is a violin player I really admire. He is the best musician that I have ever listened to. His musical notes are so nice to hear that I think I will never listen to such a nice melody like his. He is a person everyone should listen to...
8. I admire a man called Peter. He is the best goalkeeper I know. If someone throws a penalty, he is able to make a save more often than not. He is a very tall and strong young man. He is also very polite. Besides, he is the kind of person who is a far cry from other people that I know in my life...
9. Antonio is my brother-in law. He is an amazing person who can solve any problem. In fact, I admire his capacity to fix hardly everything he wants...