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

 

Little Mix

Little Mix is a band formed by Perrie Edwards, Leigh Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jase Thirlwall. Perrie Edwards was born in South Shields, in Tyne and Wear, on 10th July, 1993, so she’s 22 years old. Leigh Anne Pinnock was born in High Wycombe, in Buckinghamshire, on 4th October, 1991 so she’s 23 years old. Jesy Nelson was born in Romford, in London, on 14th June, 1991 so she’s 24 years old. Jase Thirlwall was born in South Shields, in Tyne and Wear, on 26th December, 1993 so she’s 22 years old. Little Mix is a Girl Group formed in 2011 until now. The type of music is Pop and R&B and they’re originally from the United Kingdom. They were on X Factor  in 2011 and they were the first group to win the competition. They sold over 5 million singles and 2.5 million albums worldwide. Black Magic, Move and Salut are some of their songs.

By Ana and Rita

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg was born in 1971, in California, USA. He was famous in the 1990s. His music is hip hop, funk, R&B and reggae. Today Snoop Dogg is a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive, activist and actor.

He also plays many famous songs like  ”Young, wild and free” and “Black and Yellow” . He he stars in the film “Murder was the case”.

By Tiago & Abel

 

Meet Guilherme

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Guilherme is a good student. In the English class his friends call him by his nickname Escher. He was born in braga on july 2000, so he’s 15 years old. he’s 1.60m tall and he’s got bronw hair.

He has a brother called Vasco he his 13 years old. His school is Carlos Amarante. In his free time he likes drawing with he’s dog called Mel.

Guilherme likes mexican food, and noodles. His favourite bands are AC DC Goorilaz and his favourite clothes are t-shirts and trainers.

His favourite film is TED. his hero is Brian Oconner.

By Miguel

Meet Rodrigo!

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Rodirgo is a good student.

In the English class his friends call him Rodrigo Sleeper. He’s 1,71m tall and he’s got brown hair .

His sister’s name is Carlota. She’s 6 months old . He’s also got a 3 dogs called Xara, Nina and Lady.

He’s a fan of the football team of Porto. He likes playimg football.

He’s favourite food is pasta.

Rodrigo loves wearing  clothes of Nike and Zara.

He likes liatenig to Martin Garix and NTO. His  Favourite film is American Pie.

His hero is  Ronaldo.

Rodrigo’s ambition is to be a football player.

By Guilherme

Meet Rita!

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Rita is a student in Braga. Her friends from English classes call her Rita Model. She was born on October, 23, 2001, so she’s 14 years old. She’s 1,52 m tall and she’s got brown hair. Her mother’s name is Olívia. She’s got a sister called Cristiana and a brother called Jorge. She has two dogs called Gulias and Minnie and a cat called Preto. Her hobby is watching TV and her favorite film is Invergente. She loves lasagna. Her favorite band is Little Mix and she likes wearing shorts, trainers and T-shirts. She doesn’t have a hero and her ambition is to travel around the world.

By Ana

Meet Ana!

Ana

Ana is a student in Braga. Her friends from English school called her by her nickname Ana Shaker. She was born in Portugal on May 15, 2003, so she’s 12 years old. She’s 1.60 m tall and she’s got brown hair. Her mother’s name is Cristina, her father’s name is Carlos and she’s got a brother called Carlos. She’s also got a pet turtle. Her hobby is biking. Her favourite food is lasagna. Ana loves wearing t-shirt, shorts and jeans. Her favourite band is Shawn Mendes, and her favourite film is Dumb and Dumber. She doesn’t have a Hero and her ambition is to travel around the world.

By Rita

Meet Helena…

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Helena is a student who goes to school in Braga. Helena doesn’t have any nicknames.

She was born in Braga on July 10 2003 , so she’s 12 years old. She’s 1,51 m tall and she’s got brown hair .

Her mother’s called Elsa and her father’s called António. She’s got a brother called Luis. Helena has a pet turtle, called Patty. Her hobbies are rollerblading, playing piano and watching TV.

Her favourite food is lasagne. Helena loves dresses, t-shirts and shorts .

Her favourite films are Harry Potter and Ted 2. Helena doesn’t have a hero.

Helena’s ambition is to be a doctor.

By Tiago