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

Boys’ night out

 

At seven o’clock John, Chris and Anthony met in the street, they talked about their plans for the night. They decided to wear the same t-shirts from their favourite team. First, they went to a restaurant, a pizza place, they had three different pizzas and three beers. During dinner they talked about many things especially girls and football. After that, the three friends went to the stadium to watch their favourite football team, but the team lost. Then they had more drinks to forget that, so they went to a disco to have a good time. They danced all night  until they felt tired and drunk, so they went home by taxi and at two o’clock they got home.

Marco Rodrigues & Kelly Brito

Mia Rose

Full name: Maria Antónia Teixeira Rosa

Artistic name: Mia Rose

Born: 26th January 1988

Origin: London, England

Nationalities: Portuguese and English

A little bit of her story:

Rose opened her YouTube account in December 2006 during her Christmas break from university. She posted videos singing various cover songs and in a month had a record number of subscriptions for a musician.

In May 2009, she wrote and recorded the song “Let Go”, selling it on iTunes in Portugal, where it became the best selling download, and got to number 2 on the Portuguese charts.

By Helena & Matilde

 

Paul Walker ID

 

Name: Paul William Walker

Born: September 12-1973

Died: November 30-2013

Job: Actor

Career: In 2001, Walker became famous when he was with actor Vin Diesel in the film The Fast and the Furious, the first film in the franchise. He was also in the sequel in 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious. He continued his career in Joy Ride (2001), Into the Blue (2005), and Timeline (2003).

Liked: acting, playing football, surfing and being with friends and family.

About his death: On November 30, 2013, at about 3:30 p.m., Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, 38, had a fatal car accident in California. Paul’s friend was driving at the time at an excessive speed but they didn’t have alcohol or drugs in their bodies.

 By Beatriz & Inês

David Beckham

David Beckam is English and he was a very famous football player. He was in various teams like: Manchester United, Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain, LA Galaxy, and AC Milan.

He was an international player for England. On 7 December 1994, Beckham was in his first UEFA Champion league game and he was excellent because they won the match.

By Tomás & Pedro