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Trying to get back on track…

I haven’t been posting anything in the last couple of days… Looks like I have to improve myself as a blogger, he he. The good thing is that I have a bunch of ideas to play with and I hope they will soon make it to an actual post.

Yesterday for instance, I had my second preparation class for the FCE exam. We had a mock exam and some funny things (mistakes actually) happened during it. Can you believe that my teacher told me that if I put Organization with “z” instead of “s” I will loose points? “Because it’s Cambridge, not an American exam”. It may sound obvious for someone that have been used to British English, but I’ve been learning American English since a kid. Anyway, lesson learned.

Another funny thing that happened (mistake apparently) occurred in the writing task. I had to write a short story beginning with the words “He was staring at the window waiting for the phone to ring.”. What happened here is that I came up with a bad ending (according to my teacher) and, in her own words “You killed the mood, you can loose points for that. You totally killed the mood.” Is that possible? Well, what I’m going to do is to transcript my short story in a post and hopefully, I will have at least a couple of comments about it. I really need to know if I were that flipped.

P.d.: My Iron Man 3 movie review has a lot of mistakes, I have to re-post it…

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Iron Man 3 Movie Review (part of my FCE writing task)

I had to write a movie review as a part of my FCE writing tasks.  Since I had the chance to watch Iron Man 3 almost two weeks ago, and because I enjoyed the film, I decided to write a review about it. My teacher hadn’t had the chance to correct it yet, so feel free to leave a comment if you find mistakes (or if you didn’t like the film!).

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3, as the name states, is the third installment of this super hero series. The events of the movie develops after those occurred on The Avengers film (which you don’t necessarily have to see to understand what’s going on), and as before, the movie stars Robert Downey Jr. in the role of Tony Stark, Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Don Cheadle (Colonel James Rhodes) and some new faces as Guy Pearce (Aldrich Killian) and Ben Kingsley (The Mandarin).

A series of events led Tony Stark to face this new terrorist called “The Mandarin” who is tearing apart his personal world. After a major attack received in his own place, he finds himself alone, with no hi-tech gadgets anymore and equipped only with his wits and engineering knowledge, he sets out on a quest to put things back in their place one more time.

On the plus side, the visual effects of the movie are great. The CGI are out of this world and the fact that you constantly watch Stark putting on and off his suit makes it more believable. The sounds effects are also great, and because the movie features a new director, the soundtrack is more orchestrated this time than the last two films, which had more heavy rock music. I consider this a good twist, but I can imagine people complaining about that.

On the other hand, if you’re not very keen to this super hero stuff, it might not be that enjoyable, and at times, you will find the plot not very consistent.

Overall the movie is entertaining, and definitely, better than it last predecessor; the actors did a great job and at the end, if you like this kind of films, you will not be disappointed.

Stark on his own...

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