sábado, 26 de marzo de 2011

Clothing


What are she wearing?
She is wearing a magenta dress, a bracelet, an earrings and a ring. 

What are she wearing? 
She is wearing a grey T-shirt and  blue pants.




What is he wearing?
He is wearing a white shirt, a black tie and blue pants. 


What is he wearing?
He is wearing a plaid shirt and a brown pants.


second part (How much is it?).  







How much is the hello kitty necklace?
the hello kitty necklace it´s 25 $











How much is the white dress?
     the dress it´s 48$














How much is the silver bracelet?
the silver bracelet it´s 35 $



How much is the white shirt?               
it´s 46$






How much is the  silver rings?
it´s 24$








jueves, 10 de marzo de 2011

Think Green... Be ecofriendly

Today’s globalisational issues include Global Warming, Acid Rain, Hazardous Waste, Air Pollution, Ozone Depletion, Smog, Water Pollution, Overpopulation and Rain Forest Destruction.

How to be Ecofriendly?

  • Depletion of ozone layer
The ozone layer protects the Earth from the ultraviolet rays sent down by the sun.  If the ozone layer is depleted by human action, the effects on the planet could be catastrophic.

The fact that the ozone layer was being depleted was discovered in the mid-1980s.  The main cause of this is the release of CFCs, chlorofluorocarbons.

The CFC problem may be hard to solve because there are already great quantities of CFCs in the environment.  CFCs would remain in the stratosphere for another 100 years even if none were ever produced again.


By the year 2000, the US and twelve nations in Europe have agreed to ban all use and production of CFCs.  This will be highly significant, because these countries produce three quarters of the CFCs in the world.
Many other countries have signed treaties and written laws restricting the use of CFCs.  Companies are finding substitutes for CFCs, and people in general are becoming more aware of the dangers of ozone depletion.

  • Shrinking of forests
The first forests existed about 400 million years ago and they have been evolving ever since.

Nearly all these forests are shrinking. Some loss occurs accidentally, through natural fire or hurricanes, for example, but these areas usually grow again. However, most of the deforestation is caused by people, either because trees are cut for fuel, timber or wood pulp and not replaced, or because the land is needed for something else.

"Now is the time to reduce pressures on tropical forests through a comprehensive framework that integrates sustainable forest management into the global strategy for mitigating climate change and preserving biodiversity," said Katherine Sierra, Vice President, Sustainable Development, the World Bank.
Deforestation is driven largely by economic incentives to expand agriculture, with varying returns. In Madagascar, poor people clear forests for tiny, short-term gains. In Brazil, commercial farmers clear cerrado and forests for large profits. In both, the rate and profitability of deforestation are influenced by changes in agricultural prices.

  • Global warming
  • HummingbirdVirtually the entire world is now aware that the global climate is changing. Sea levels are rising, glaciers and ice sheets are retreating, water and air temperatures are fluctuating from historic norms, and weather systems have become more severe. The impact this may have on human civilization is a subject of much contention, but it is clear already that the ecology of the planet is under serious stress.
 Protection of water for rural and urban use
•  Protection of biodiversity, ecosystems and life forms
•  Protection of scenic beauty.

Contaminated soil  & Water.
Soil contamination (soil pollution) is caused by the presence of xenobiotic (human-made) chemicals or other alteration in the natural soil environment. This type of contamination typically arises from the rupture of underground storage tanks, application of pesticides, percolation of contaminated surface water to subsurface strata, oil and fuel dumping, leaching of wastes from landfills or direct discharge of industrial wastes to the soil. The most common chemicals involved are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, pesticides, lead and other heavy metals.
This occurrence of this phenomenon is correlated with the degree of industrialization and intensities of chemical usage.Soil contamination (soil pollution) is caused by the presence of xenobiotic (human-made) chemicals or other alteration in the natural soil environment.
This type of contamination typically arises from the rupture of underground storage tanks, application of pesticides, percolation of contaminated surface water to subsurface strata, oil and fuel dumping, leaching of wastes from landfills or direct discharge of industrial wastes to the soil. The most common chemicals involved are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, pesticides, lead and other heavy metals. This occurrence of this phenomenon is correlated with the degree of industrialization and intensities of chemical usage.


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miércoles, 2 de marzo de 2011

Home SweetHome

Where do you live?
I live in a house. I live in a beautiful place. I live in the i¡urbanization and around my house there are many flowers, there is also a basketball court and most importantly I have good neighboors. Well, my house is small but nice. There are seven rooms-a Living room, a Diningroom, a Kitchen, a Bathroom and two Bedrooms, There`s also a yard and Garden.

Parts of a House







miércoles, 9 de febrero de 2011

MY SPECIAL DAY

  • What`s your name?                                               My Name is Paola Gonzàlez
  • What`s your favorite month of the year?    My favorite month of the year are April and December. Well because in April is mi Birthday party and in December is x-mas
  • What`s your favorite day of the week and why? My favorite day of the week is Friday. Because the weekend starts and I can share with my family and finally rest
  • What`s your favorite day of the year? My favorite day of the year is on December 24th, Because that day I remember the life of my savior Jesus Christ 
  • What`s do you do or where do you go? well, Share in family, prepare traditional dishes in my country as hallaca, dinner and remember Jesus Christ 
  • When`s your birthday?  My birthday is on April 19th.
  • What`s do you eat and drink on that day? That day we meet at my house, celebrate giving and dancing and eventually eat cake, my favorite cake is cheesecake.
  • When were you born? I was born in 1989.
  • How old are you? I have 21 years old. 

Independece Day in my Country

Independence Day

Historically, it was in 1810 that the first republican rule was established by Fransisco de Miranda but his stint was for a brief period as he had to surrender to the Spaniards in 1812 and died in exile thereafter in 1816. However, a second initiative was taken by Simon Bolivar in 1813 by ousting the Spanish colonists in the famous 'Battle of Carabobo' on 24 June 1821, which later led to the proclamation of independent Venezuela as a part of the Republic of Gran Colombia. Though on 5th of July 1811 Venezuela was officially declared free, it was only towards the later part that 5h of July was officially observed as Independence Day of Venezuela.

Celebration of Independence Day in Venezuela remains incomplete without the various festivities coupled together with a spring of entertaining activities whereby the rich culture and heritage of the country are highlighted. For Venezuelans and majority of Bolivarian, it is a special occasion and they make effort to collectively share this moment of sheer glory and independence.

Carnival

 Carnival
Carnival is a festive season which occurs immediately before Lent; the main events are usually during February. Carnival typically involves a public celebration or parade combining
Carnival is a festival traditionally held in Roman Catholic and, to a lesser extent, Eastern Orthodox societies. Protestant areas usually do not have carnival celebrations or have modified traditions, such as the Danish Carnival or other Shrove Tuesday events. The Brazilian Carnaval is one of the best-known celebrations today, but many cities and regions worldwide celebrate with large, popular, and days-long events.


some elements of a circus, mask and public street party. People often dress up or masquerade during the celebrations, which mark an overturning of daily life.








Venezuela


Carnival in Venezuela (2 days of festivals, 40 days before Easter) is a time when youth in many rural towns have water fights. Anybody and everybody that is out in the streets during the week of Carnival is subject to being soaked. Coastal town and provinces celebrate carnival much more fervently these days than any place in the country. Venezuela regard carnival about the same way they regard Christmas and Semana Santa (Holy Week; the week before Easter Sunday) when they take the opportunity to visit their families and enjoy this festive time with them.