Monday, 30 November 2015

Contribution to a book

An English-speaking friend is writing a book on TV programmes in different countries. Your friend has asked you for a contribution about the most popular TV programme in your country. Your contribution should:

  •  Briefly describe the most popular TV programme
  •   Explain why the programme is so popular
  •   Explain whether or not you think it deserves its popularity

If we take a look to the most watched TV programmes we can see that "Big Brother" is on top of the list, his loyal audience and the social-share have turn this program into a bigger phenomenon each year.

“Big brother” is a reality-show which has been broadcasted in several countries over the world where a group of people, generally about 15, must live together in a house totally isolated from the rest of the world for a long time. There is no TV, radio, Internet, music, and books in the house, in addition to that, they are recorded 24 hours per day. The contestants have to face nominations and evictions every week so as to be able to win the final prize. 

The reality show is so popular because the audience can empathize with the housemates and their behaviours; living together creates situations that they must be dealt with. Apart from that, the audience usually rewards those who generate conflicts in the house. Another point is the strategy, some housemates uses it in order to avoid being nominated. 

Personally, I think that it is a tricky question to explain whether or not it deserves its popularity. Some people argue that this kind of programmes are trash TV but the audience can decide which TV program would like to watch, from documentaries to soap operas. As I see it, “Big brother” is an entertainment and nobody is worse than anybody else only for watching it.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Timeline Bataclan attack

On Friday night, multiple coordinated terrorist attacks were carried out throughout Paris. The most outrageous of them happened at the well-known Bataclan concert hall. 

Whilst the rock band “Eagles of Death Metal” was playing a gig, three assailants came in the building. The terrorists had pulled up their car close to the entrance of the concert hall where they got ready for the attack. 

The gunmen had been watching the concert from one of galleries of the hall before they started firing at the crowd, and after that, they took several hostages. Amid the panic, some people fled to safety through an emergency exit. 

2 hours later, the security police launched an assault at Bataclan. They had been planned how to enter at the hall until eventually the police came through and shot at the attackers. Two of the terrorists are thought to have blown themselves up.  

As a result, at least 80 people were killed as well as countless injured.

Friday, 6 November 2015

First Post!

Hello Everyone!

Finally, I managed to get this blog up and running!

I would love if you could spare some of your precious time and create a new post, introducing yourself and stating your reasons for studying English!

Hope this blog will get lively soon!

Many thanks,


PS If you find it tricky to create your first post on Blogger please let me know!