giovedì 6 aprile 2017

CPE Project n.7 | Review •

Write your answer in 280 – 320 words in an appropriate style.

A cultural magazine is running a series on the educational value of historical films. It has invited readers to send in reviews of films which taught them about a period of history. You decide to send in a review. Your review should briefly describe the film and explain in what ways it interested you in the historical period concerned. 
Write your review.

Elizabeth: the golden age. 

This film is set in in the protestant England of the XVI century and the plot is based on the war between England and Spain. The story rotates around the main character, Queen Elizabeth I, who takes position against King Philip II of Spain and his Saint War but, simultaneously, she will have to resolve all her personal problems linked to her decision to not get married.

After having seen many candidates to get married, the Queen starts to fell in love with on of them but unfortunately she will discover that one of her closest maidservants had an affair with this man, and she’s expecting his baby.
At the same time, the Queen’s cousin, Mary Stuart, tried to kill Elizabeth with the help of the catholic English minority and the King Philip II but, unfortunately the conspiracy was discovered before anything could happen. From this moment everything will change, the Queen will decide to kill her cousin Mary and this choice will contribute to the outbreak of the war between England and Spain. Elizabeth will conduct her soldier at the forefront, organizing with all her strength this war and will win it.  

I have always been fascinated about the figure of Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, especially for her decision to reign alone, without a king and an heir. In everything I’ve read, Elizabeth has always been described as a powerful woman, invincible and brave enough to enforce her principles; as a woman who never bent to the society or the royal law, which wanted her married and pregnant. This was the main reason why I saw this film at the cinema.

Moreover, the “Elizabethan era” has something that attracts me, maybe because of the flowering of poetry, music, literature and theatre that characterised it, and as an art lover, it was almost impossible to not adore this period and discover everything possible about it.

giovedì 9 febbraio 2017

Homework for everyone | CPE Project n.6 •

Another post in less than few days, It's like a miracle... or a desperate way to get rid of every homework I left unfinished.

So, this night I'm here to write a rant. Yes, You're right. A | R A N T.  As if I didn't write a rant for each post on this blog, all of my posts are little and pathetic rants -  just in case you didn't realise it before. 

Organising my english notebook, I found a specific and unusual exercise we should have done months and months ago - which I totally forgot, of course. Therefore, I'm literally writing it just now. 
And here it is, one of my masterpieces.
Enjoy it: 

Write a rant you’d tell if you went to see a psychotherapist.
(240/280 words)

Why I have this obnoxious tendency to procrastinate everything? I know that I’ve talked about this topic many times before, but I’d like to know what happens in my mind. I constantly live with any kind of anxiety that could exist but at the same time there are some days in which I’m not productive at all. It does not matter if I have an important exam or if I should discuss my thesis during the graduation day at the university or If I need to buy a ticket, I’ll delay everything till the deadline is close. And it’s just when the Damocles’ sword is near to cut my head that I finish everything I need to finish.
It’s like I’m able to end something just when I must do it, and eventually I also do a great job.
Maybe my mind works in this way. When I have plenty of time to do something I end up doing it when It’s 5 minutes left and – as I said before – I do this things extremely well thanks to my anxiety that pushes me and makes me do it in a good way. But of course, this attitude will kill me inside whenever I will have the chance to get a job. Studying and working are completely different, and although I’ve developed some skills that help me learning something in a few minutes, I know that this inclination will be the end of my career.
Generally speaking, I’d like to know if there are some fears under this behaviour, because being afraid of failure but procrastinating everything at the same time is not so good for my mental health.

I know that's late, but - as some of you already know - I'm like a vampire and I tend to study in a better way during the night.
If you're reading this, thank you, you're a
brave person.

I hope to be more present here and write a lot of stupid things, for your pleasure.

martedì 7 febbraio 2017

Lost and found | CPE project n. 5 •

Hello people on the internet!
Nope, I'm not dead but I'm finally breathing again after a never-ending stressing and full-time-studying period. I'm really really glad that it's over because my mind was about to explode and I was extremely near to a mental breakdown. 

Now that my French course is over and I've done the DELF-B1 exam, I can start studying English everyday and I can finally make up my mind without using and confusing all the languages I'm able to speak. It was absolutely frustrating keep confusing English and French whenever I needed to talk - not speaking about the fact that sometimes I was able to write in Swedish instead of English or French. 
But now that I fluently and officially speak 3 foreign languages, I'm over the moon. 

So, the CPE course is going ok so far, of course now I must focus more on it and try to improve all my skills - especially the grammatical one -  and I should do all the homework I didn't do for a while because of the French Exam. 
Forgive me, John. 
Generally speaking, everything is good, we are training constantly for the final exam and surely we will be able to pass it - or I hope so, both for me and for the other lovely students in the class. 
If its not the case, I will kill myself.   ... You know what? I don't even want to think about it. 

I know that I did not write for a lot and this post is too small for my standards but I've so many things to do and so little time. I'll surely write something else during this or the next week. 

See you soon, everyone! 

Ipswich ~