A Typical Horror Story

I was having a sleepover with my friends. A normal sleepover, like every teenager usually has. It was all going perfectly. Games, movies, snacks…  we were having lots of fun.

But then, Alex, suggested:

-Let’s play a game that I brought, it’s called Ouija Board.

-What is that game?- said Natalie.

-It’s a board with all of the letters, and the words “yes” or “no”. You also have a wooden triangle with a glass, where you put your finger. It supposedly is possessed by a demon. You need to make him questions and he answers by moving the triangle.

-Sounds fun, let’s play!- said everyone.

We started playing. The game already set, some of my friends got scared and said that they didn’t want to play, so it was down to me, Alex and Natalie. The three of us put our fingers in the triangle and asked:

-Is anybody there?

Nothing moved.We repeated the question.

-Is anybody there?

Still no answer. We repeated the question several times, changed the question but we didn’t get an answer.

-This isn’t working!- I said.

-Probably it isn’t real… – Alex replied.

Suddenly all the lights shut down and the objects in the room started shaking like crazy. We all got scared.

-What is happening?- we all said.

-I think we shouldn’t have played that game- said Natalie.

Everyone started running hoping to be able to escaped. Unfortunately, we realised that the doors were locked. We tried to call the police, but they didn’t believe us and hung up.

Suddenly we saw a shadow and everybody started screaming. We couldn’t move because we were too terryfied to react. He was getting closer and he started to kill everyone, one by one. I was so scared that I started to cry because the shadow was killing my friends.

And when he was walking to me I just closed my eyes and…

Suddenly I woke up and I saw all of my friends sleeping. And then I remembered, I had fallen asleep watching horror movies.

And now, every time they ask me to play that game I don’t let them play that game. I don’t want to see my friends being killed again.

 

Tomás Sousa

You Will Be Next!

While Liza was walking to Mark’s house, her phone rang. It was her mum. She said to go fast to her friend’s house because she had heard in the news that there was a killer in the streets of the city. When Liza arrived to Mark’s house, his family was shocked because they had also heard the news.

The two friends were in his bedroom to do their homework for school. Liza was looking through the window when suddenly she saw a dark shadow in an abandoned house. She told Mark what she had seen and he decided to investigate.

They went to the house and hid behind a wall. They looked through a window and they saw a strange man who was carrying dead bodies. He put them on a chair and, with the blood of the dead, he wrote on the wall “You Will Be Next”. Liza stepped on a pair of glasses which made a big noise. Fortunately the strange man didn’t heard. But unfortunately Mark’s phone started to ring. At that moment they started running but the killer cought them. He took them to the house.

Nobody knows what happened to them and nobody talks about them.

 

Mariana Soutelo

Sports in the future

Today, sports aren´t the same thing they were many years ago. Sports can lead to rivalry and corruption.

We think that, in the future, technology will help sports to be what they were meant to be.

Robots will be programmed to count the score and to keep the time; they will be referees and the game´s organisers. The trainers, the athlete´s agents and the club´s presidents will be robots so the games won´t be unfair. We will invent other sports like feline football or bulldozer basketball.

To conclude, the future will change sports and the way we see them.

Afonso Ribeiro; Gonçalo Rocha; Rui Silva  (Junior 5-Tony)

Schools in the future

Today school is very important because we learn many things for our future.

First of all, the school of today is without a bit of technology. But we believe the schools in  the future will have much more technology. The school of today is very simple, the bigger part of the students don´t like it, so we have to change it.

Secondly, we think that in the future things will be different, and here are some ideas that we have about this:

The teachers might be holograms;

We will use tablets (ex: in the tests, homework…);

The lockers will be opened using fingerprint recognition;

In the canteen, we will have a menu to choose all the food that we want to eat;

If a student is sick, they will have lessons using Skype, computers, tablets…

Finally, we want to say that the school of the future will have more technology, and maybe the students will start to like it more!!!

Guilherme Nereu, Simão Crispim, Pedro Rebelo, Maria Bastos Junior 5, Sat

 

 

Houses in the future

Houses are very important for our lives because they are where we live. They are our homes.

First of all, nowadays there are a few “green houses”, people are talking about solar panels, they are starting to reuse and recycle and starting to think about the intelligent use of water, because it is very important, and it might get scarce.

Secondly, people can get some solar panels for their houses, so that they can use the solar energy. They can also install some water saving system.

To sum up, we believe that in the future there will be more “green houses” and they will be more evolved. We hope that people will become conscious that it’s necessary to save energy and water.

Ana Margarida Veloso, Ana Sofia e Silva and Sara Maria Silva – J5, Sat, Tony

Entertainment in the future

The future is coming, and, in our opinion, entertainment is one of the most affected areas.

First of all, nowadays entertainment is very important for society because we need to relax in our free time. The cinema, the theatre, going to the swimming pool, going to adventure parks are all forms of entertainment.

Secondly, we think that we will continue to go to the cinema, to the theatre and to games rooms.

But the cinema will be in 5D, where each person will feel all the sensations of the film, for example water, cold and hot temperatures and movement.

In the future, when we play a game, we will enter the game and play with the other players.

To sum up, we will need new forms of technology for our free time and this is a good thing  because the world is changing quickly.Inês Penso, Margarida Pimenta, Mariana Leitão (Junior 5)

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was born in1853 and died in1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise.

Vincent Van Gogh is a post-impressionist artist that wasn’t recognized until his death. In fact, the only person that bought his paintings was his brother.

Now his paintings are worth millions and some of them are known all over the world, like “Sunflowers” and “Starry night”.

A lot of people believe he was schizophrenic and in one of those attacks he cut off his own ear. One of his paintings comes from that but no one could ever prove that he had that mental illness.

In my opinion, the only proof that we have is that he is a genius, and we can see that by looking at his amazing paintings.

Eugenia & Joana – FCE1Y M/W 18.50 (Martin)

Franklin Roosevelt

   Franklin Roosevelt was an American politician, who was elected president of the USA in the early 30s.

   He was in the USA presidency during the “Great Depression” and he managed to turn the country’s situation around. To achieve that he instituted a recovery plan, the “New Deal”, creating lots of jobs and saving the country’s economy, which was down at its worst.

In my opinion Franklin Roosevelt is an inspiration and an example of determination, because even though he was disabled he became president of the USA and helped the country go through such a difficult time.

Beatriz & Iris FCE1Y M/W 18.50 (Martin)

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese football player, who plays for the Portugal national team and for Real Madrid (Spain). He was born on the 5th of February 1985 in Funchal, Portugal, and he’s now 32 years old.

Ronaldo has already accomplished lots of achievements such as:

  • First European Player to win 4 Ballon d’Ors;
  • He has 4 golden boots;
  • In 2016, Portugal National team, with Ronaldo as a captain, won the European Championship;
  • And lots of more achievements…

Cristiano started his carrer in ‘’Andorinhas’’, a small football team in Madeira and he got signed by ‘’Nacional da Madeira’’.

Ronaldo has been in many football teams such as ‘’Sporting CP’’, ‘’Manchester United’’ and ‘’Real Madrid’’.

He is a very famous person and athlete, and he made history for Portugal and for all his football teams.

David & António FCE1Y M/W 18.50 (Martin)

Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama was the very first black president of the United States of America. His career as president started in 2009 and lasted 8 years, which equals 2 terms, ending with Trump’s victory in 2017.

Throughout his political career, he developed crucial international relations; for example, he put an end to war with Cuba which lasted around 50 years.

He possesses outstanding leadership qualities, he was loved by the people, kept promises that he had made during his campaign, and brought equality between races and balance to social differences.

Furthermore, he has a gorgeous family: a wife, whose name is Michelle and two daughters, who are called Natasha and Malia. He also has two beloved dogs.

Filipa, Patricia, Helena – FCE1Y M/W 18.50 (Martin)

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury was born in 1949, in the British colony of Tanzania, on the African west coast.

When he was only fifteen years old, he already had a great and unique voice, so his mother sent him to a singing school in India, where he found amazing kinds of music.

When Tanzania became independent, his family flew to Britain, where Freddie continued his studies.

Later, in the mid 60s he founded Smile, a band that would later become Queen, with Brian May, the guitarist of Queen, and Roger Taylor, the drummer of Queen. Queen is composed of John Deacon, Roger Taylor, Brian May and Freddie Mercury.

Besides Queen, who he created several world-famous songs with, such as Bohemian rhapsody, Somebody to Love, Under Pressure, he also had a solo career. He performed with Montserrat Caballé, an opera singer, composing Barcelona¸ which was going to be played at the ‘92 Barcelona Olympic Games.

Freddie Mercury is also known for being one of the first to admit he had HIV and to reveal his bisexuality.

In the end, we can claim that Freddie Mercury is a one-of-a-kind artist, becoming one of the most famous and most influential artists in the world, influencing artists like, Axl Rose, from Guns ’n’ Roses, Lady Gaga, and, of course, me.

Luís – FCE1Y Tu/Th 18.50 (Martin)

Eminem

This modern-day artist had many problems throughout his life and music career, and one of them was his skin color. Progression in his career was tough simply because of that. Being white on the hip-hop and rap scene isn’t an easy thing.

He makes elevating, inspiring and motivating music. He says whatever is on his mind, sometimes not being politically correct but being himself. He plays different characters, one of them being Slim Shady.

I chose Eminem because he is the perfect example of hard work and dedication, going against everything and everyone, achieving success pretty much alone.

Vítor – FCE1Y Tu/Th 18.50 (Martin)

Angus Young

Angus McKinnon Young was born on 31st of March 1950, in Scotland. Although he is Scottish, he lives in Australia because he has always loved this country.

He got famous for playing in a band which he founded with his brother Malcom, AC/DC. The band’s name is from a sticker that they found behind their sister’s sewing machine when they were only 9 and 14 years old! Now, AC/DC is separated due to illness of one of the members and Angus is playing with other iconic bands like, for example, Guns N’ Roses.

He always plays with a school uniform because when the band started he didn’t have time to change clothes for the concerts, which were usually after classes. So, his sister suggested that it should be his symbol in every concert, even after he finished school. He is also known for his own guitar model, Gibson SG which he uses in every concert.

Although he is 61 years old, he is very energetic on stage and he says that, when he climbs up and sees all the audience, it is like he is 16 years old again. Surprisingly, he is only 1,57 meters high and is one of the best guitarists ever.

Iara & Lucas – FCE1Y Tu/Th 18.50 (Martin)

Boys’ tragic night out

Three friends met at seven o’clock in the afternoon. They wore the same clothes because they are fans of the same football team.

Then they went to an Italian restaurant, La Piola. The friends had dinner, they ate tuna pizza and drank beer, while they talked about girls and football.

After that, they went to the stadium to watch a great match between Guimarães and Braga. Their favourite team is Braga.

The three poor men were very sad because Braga lost. So they had a lot of drinks! To forget the defeat, they went to Sardinha Disco and they danced and drank even more.

When they were very, very drunk, they decided to go home by taxi.

Finally, they got home at two a.m. and they slept together. On the next morning when they turned on the television, they saw  their wives crying and shouting because the women thought that their husbands had been kidnapped.

Sofia Mendes & Tânia Freitas

 

Boys’ night out

On Saturday night, Chris met his friends John and Anthony at 7.00. They wore Chelsea t-shirts. Before the football game, they went for dinner in an Italian restaurant. The friends ate pizza and drank beer, and they talked non-stop about girls and football. After that, they went to the stadium and they watched the football game. Because their team lost, they only had one drink and then they went to the disco. The men had a lot fun and danced for a long time. As they drank a lot, they went home by taxi. After this boys’ night out, they finally got home at 2.00.

Amália Pinto and Carina Oliveira