Vocabulary Connected to Crimes

Since we have started working on crime reports, our teacher Pilar wrote some vocabulary connected to it for us to look for images that illustrate those words.

Murders:

  •  to murder someone

murder

  •  to stab someone/to be stabbed

stab

  • to shoot someone

shoot 1

  • to slaughter

slaughter

Crimes:

  • to rob a bank

bankk

  • to take people as hostages

hostageee

  • to break into a house

break into

Legal:

  •  to carry out investigations

investigation

News of a Robbery – Passive Voice

Since we have been studying Passive Voice, our teacher Pilar asked us to look for a news of a crime and to find passive forms and vocabulary connected to crimes.

This news is about a diamond robbery carried out on February 18th in Belgium. I chose it because my father is Belgian and because when it happened, I remember him talking about it as a very professional and kind of “movie” robbery.

31 arrested over £32m diamond robbery at Brussels airport

Police arrest 24 people in Belgium, six in Switzerland, and one in France said to have taken part in £32m raid in February

Robbery

The speed and ease with which the diamond robbery was carried out has raised questions about security at Zaventem airport, Belgium. Photograph: Bruno Fahy/AFP/Getty Images

A Europewide manhunt following a daring diamond robbery in Brussels has resulted in 31 arrests in three countries.

Belgian police said the co-ordinated operations on Wednesday ended with 24 people held in raids across Belgium, six in Switzerland, and one in France in relation to the eight-man heist at Brussels’s main airport in February which netted an estimated £32m worth of uncut gems.

Police said some of the diamonds were recovered in Switzerland, while many of the arrests in Belgium concerned individuals known to authorities as members of Brussels’s criminal underworld.

“At least 10 of the men arrested in Belgium were known to the justice authorities, mainly for armed attacks. They were part of the Brussels criminal milieu,” said a Brussels police spokesman, Jean-Marc Meilleur. “We’re assuming that the man arrested in France is one of the perpetrators of the attack.”

The robbery was carried out with precision and speed on the evening of 18 February and appeared to have been carried out with detailed insider knowledge.

A Helvetica Airways passenger plane was gearing up for take-off as the mainly uncut stones from Antwerp, the world’s diamond trading centre half an hour’s drive away, were loaded into the luggage hold from a Brinks security van.

The gang of eight masked and heavily armed men cut through the security fencing near the Swiss plane and also opened a nearby gate. They drove up in two black vehicles with blue police lights flashing, held the plane and Brinks staff at gunpoint, quickly opened the luggage hold, took 121 packets of diamonds and rapidly made off.

The heist took 15 minutes without a shot being fired. One of the vehicles used in the robbery, a stolen Mercedes taxi, was later found burnt out and abandoned. The other, an Audi, bore a French number plate.

The ease and speed with which the robbery was carried out has raised questions about security at Zaventem airport, outside Brussels.

The diamonds, bound for India via Zurich, were mainly uncut, meaning they carried no certification, making them harder to trace and easier to sell on.

The Frenchman held on Wednesday was arrested under a European arrest warrant and the Belgians are requesting his extradition, although it is not clear if the same applies to the six arrests in Switzerland.

 

Pentecostés

Éste es un resumen de qué es Pentecostés:

Pentecostés

  • Es una festividad cristiana que se celebra 50 días después de la Pascua (pentecostés significa quincuagésimo) y conmemora la venida del Espíritu Santo sobre María y los apóstoles.

“Cuando llegó el día de Pentecostés, estaban todos reunidos en un mismo lugar. De pronto vino del cielo un ruido, como el de una violenta ráfaga de viento, que llenó toda la casa donde estaban.

Se les aparecieron unas lenguas como de fuego, las que, separándose, se fueron posando sobre cada uno de ellos; y quedaron llenos del Espíritu Santo y se pusieron a hablar idiomas distintos, en los cuales el Espíritu les concedía expresarse”

(Hch 2, 1-4)

  • Luego de la muerte de Jesús, los apóstoles se encerraron en una casa con María durante 10 días con temor a que los mataran por conocer al Señor. Pero cuando recibieron al Espíritu Santo, se llenaron de coraje y salieron a las calles a hablar de Jesús y a predicar el mensaje.

Cada apóstol hablaba en su propio idioma y los extranjeros y visitantes en Jerusalén, que venían de todas partes del mundo a celebrar la fiesta de Pentecostés judía, entendían a la perfección lo que ellos hablaban.

  • Se preparaban con ayuno y una vigilia solemne. Se utiliza el color rojo para el altar y las vestiduras del sacerdote que simboliza el fuego del Espíritu Santo.

pentecostess

Pentecostes

Fuentes:

Intercâmbio Intercultural Brasil-Argentina

Esta é uma charada, para que os alunos do Brasil adivinhem!

Charada:

  • Ela é uma mulher alta e magra.
  • Ela gosta de atuar.
  • Tem cabelo curto, loiro e ondulado mas para seus filmes seu cabelo é moreno e comprido.
  • Seus olhos são grandes e azuis.
  • Seu namorado é Nicholas Hoult.
  • Ela tem dois irmãos: Ben e Blaine.
  • Nasceu no dia quinze de agosto de 1990 (tem vinte e cinco anos) em Kentucky, nos Estados Unidos.
  • No ano passado ganhou um Oscar.

Dumb Martian – Test

This is the test that we had to do on “Dumb Martian”:

2. In the story, they are described by saying that the shape of their faces make them look dumb and that they act as if they weren’t very smart. But actually, before the human race arrived in Mars, they used to be very clever. However, at one point they stopped bothering to think and when their planet was dying, they didn’t mind dying with it.

7. In my opinion, the message of relevance to the present is that we must not judge other people by the way they look or by what other people tell us about them. Because in the story, Duncan thinks that Lellie is just a useless and dumb Martian but in the end, with Alan’s help, she succeeds at getting rid of Duncan.

The Nazi-Soviet Pact

We had to divide in pairs (one person from Senior 2 with one person from Senior 3) and work in the different causes of WW2. This is Delfi Urso’s and my work on the Nazi – Soviet Pact:

In 1939, Hitler and Stalin signed a pact called the Nazi-Soviet Pact which said that they wouldn’t attack each other and that they would invade Poland, the USSR from the west, and Germany from the right. By signing this pact Hitler broke the Policy of Appeasement, which consisted in letting him invade without being stopped. Britain accepted this because she hoped to have Hitler as a future ally against Communism. However, when he signed the pact with the USSR she realized that he wasn’t to trust (since he had signed it with a Communist country).

Hitler was scared that if he invaded Poland without this treaty, the USSR would declare war to Germany, so he felt safer having an alliance with the USSR that consisted in mutual defence and protection.

Britain and France guaranteed that they would defend Poland if Germany invaded. Finally, they declared war to him. This pact was the straw that broke the camel’s back, meaning that WW2 started.

Sources:

nazisoviet pact

Cartoon by David Low.

This British cartoon shows that the ‘friendship’ between Hitler and Stalin was totally based in their own convinience, and that it wouldn’t last, since Stalin did not believe that Hitler would keep his word but he hoped for time to build up his forces against the attack he knew would come.

 

This is a GCSE video (British point of view), which summarizes and explains the Nazi-Soviet Pact, and why Hitler and Stalin signed it.

 

 

pact

This is a soviet cartoon that shows the French and the British directing Hitler away from western Europe and towards the USSR.

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This cartoon shows a sarcastic point of view between the two leaders, it cricizes both Hitler and Stalin, and it shows the hatred between them.

poland

This image shows the invasion of the Polish Corridor from Germany and Russia.