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)

Meet Guilherme

sp-studio

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 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 Tiago

tiagoTiago was born in Braga on 3/01/2002. He is a student in Braga, he plays basketball and likes playing playstation 3.

He has black hair. He is 1.75m tall and he wears glasses.

His mother’s name is Alice and his father’s name is Francisco. He  has got two brothers called Ricardo and Pedro.

His favourite food is “francesinha” and his favourite films are Mission Impossible and Ted 2.

Tiago’s ambition is to have goods marks in school.

By Helena

 

My first real concert

Some time ago I went to my first real concert one of my favorite bands was playing. It was “Ornatos Violeta”. They had really cool music but they aren’t together anymore. They split up and formed different bands.

That was one of the reasons why it was so special to me because it was one of their last concert. Another reason it was so special was the company I went with my sister, it was really cool to see a different side of her. A more relaxed and funny way to be, after all she was with her friends.

The venue was full, everybody was singing, dancing and screaming for more, it was totally amazing.

For me, the best part of all was when I requested a song and they actually sung it. It was so cool to feel like they had heard me it was probably a coincidence but I felt really happy.

At the end they did an encore but after that everybody was still screaming for more and the vocalist came-on again and again and they were forced to came out. Eventually only me lead singer came out on his own and played the acustic version of a song. I loved the concert

Mafalda Russell

Bruno Mars

Last November I went to Meo Arena to see Bruno Mars performing. I bought my ticket seven months earlier because I was really looking forward to see him on stage. He was absolutely great! He did not disappoint me at all.

Although Bruno was forty minutes late (which felt like a lot more), he definitely made it up to his fans when he got on stage. Not only Bruno Mars was excited, but also the fans, who were cheering. Meo Arena was full and the crowd was singing. The atmosphere was really good.

He sang his biggest hits, such as “Just the way you are”, “Young girls”, “Grenade”… For me, the highlight of the concert was when he sang “When I was your man”. That song was even better than I had expected. Some of the girls who were next to me started crying (which I think was a bit unnecessary!) during the performance of that great hit. The crowd also really liked “Young girls”.

I’d love to repeat the experience. However, I won’t sit next to girls whose voices are too loud for my ears, I’ll definitely go see Bruno Mars the next time he comes to Portugal.

Carolina Miranda

 

The best and worst jobs

   In our opinion, we think the best job in the world is being a doctor! We think this is wonderful because at the end of the day we say. “Oh. I’m so happy because I saved a lot of lives!”. But to be a doctor in the future, we have to study and work a lot!

As for the worst job, we believe that it is being a factory worker because you are ALWAYS doing the same thing, and if you are always doing  the same thing, that is boring. This job is bad because you work a lot of hours in a day, and we don’t have time to be with our friends or family…

Bárbara and Inês

A country we’d like to visit

We want to talk about Mónaco. It’s a very rich area.The monaco is bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. It has great beaches and has many activities related. The Monaco has one of the most popular circuits of Formula 1 under the name Grand prize Monte Carlo.

Monte Carlo is the most famous city in Mónaco. Mônaco has beautiful places to visit like a Marina of Mónaco, Casino of Monte Carlo and the Palace of Mónaco.

We’d like to visit Mónaco because it’s very pretty and interesting. If you visit Mónaco enjoy it because there are also people would like to visit too.

By Tiago and Nuno

find out about me

Hello, I’m Maria. I’m sixteen and my birthday is 30th April. I live in Amares, Braga, with my parents and my sister. She is twenty-one and she is student like me.

I study Science and Techonology, in the 11th grade. I’m an average student who can be better but is very lazy. Maths and Biology are my favourite subjects but I think that my course is very hard.

I have a dog called Lucy and she is a very cute water dog. In my free time I spend time with her, go out with my friends or listen to a lot of music. My favourite kind of music is rap but I listen to reggae, too. My favourite friends are from Barreiros, a big group of teenagers that I trust like no one, even though all the discussions that we have.

I think that I’m a funny person, who laughs very much and that cares with other people. I hate deceptions and false people. I’m always ready to help others and give the best of me.

Interview

We interviewed Beverly. She’s from Toronto in Canada, she but lives in Braga. She’s 46 years old. Her favourite food is special pizza and Japanese food, she loves sushi. Beverly hasn’t got any brothers or sisters. In her free time she likes playing cats, reading, swimming and walking in the mountains. She hasn’t got any children, but she has got a stepdaughter. Her name’s Adriana and she’s 20 years old. Beverly usually goes shopping at the weekend. She can’t play football, but she can play volleyball.

By Duarte and Dorivaldo

This is me!

Hi! My name’s Duarte. I’m from Braga, so I’m Portuguese and I live in a house in Gondizalves. I’m 11 years old. I’ve got brown hair and brown eyes. There are four people in my family. They are called José, Paula and Rafael. I can swim and I can play football. My favourite food is hamburger and pizza.

July Elementary

 

Astérix & Obélix Mission Cleopatra

The film is set in Egypt.

One day, the Romans visited Cleopatra and made a challenge. The challenge was to build a palace in three days. Cleopatra decided a time for the builder to make the palace. If he failed the challenge he would be eaten by the crocodiles, so he decided get help from Astérix, Obélix and Getafix the druid to build the palace in time.

I liked the story line because it was very funny and exciting. I also liked the soundtrack.

Work done by Eva and Ana Xisca.