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Clémentine Solignac

Marie-Clémentine Judith Solignac was a French supercentenarian from Auvergne, France, who was born on 7 September 1894. Solignac was the fourth-oldest person in the world for two months following the death of Arbella Ewing, who died just 9 days after her 114th birthday. Solignac was living at the same nursing home as her daughter at one point. Her daughter died on 20 September 2007 at the age of 91.
Solignac died on 25 May 2008 at the age of 113 years, 261 days.
She had held the title of oldest French person for 253 days, which means she was just over one week into her 113th birthday when she succeeded the title.
Solignac died as the 88th oldest person ever. In December 2009, she was demoted to 101st place with the entrance of Daisey Bailey and Florrie Baldwin (who, incidentally, celebrates her 114th birthday today).

Maud Farris-Luse

Maud Farris-Luse, an American supercentenarian, was born on 21 January 1887 in Michigan. She became the oldest living person on 5 June 2001 when Marie Bremont died one day later. By some strange occurence, Bremont died on 6 June 2001, but it was still 5 June in America.
At the time of Farris-Luse's succession, she was 114 years and 135 days old. At age 16, with her mother's permission, Farris-Luse married Jason Ferris (Farris), a farmer from Indiana. in 1951, she re-married, this time to Walter Luse. Farris-Luse had seven children and at the time of her death, only one was surviving. She holds the record of being the oldest person ever from Michigan.
Maud Farris-Luse died on 18 March 2002 of pnuemonia at the age of 115 years, 56 days.
The oldest living person title was then succeeded by the questionable Kamato Hongo, who had presumably been born in 1887.
Farris-Luse had held the title of oldest living person for 286 days.

Holiday Gallery

I love photographs. I love taking pictures, also snapshotting, not only to my family and friends, and on special events. I sometimes have my camera with me so if I find something I really like I can shoot at it. Now that holidays are coming, why not take the camera with you and photograph whatever you like? We can create a “Holiday Gallery” of culturally interesting images or just beautiful photographs.

If you like the idea, send the photos and a caption for each one to:
p_vallejo@preuniversitaria.com (hay una barra baja entre "p" y "v" )
And not to the blog, although I will edit them here. I will be waiting for your photos from next Friday on, but remember the photos must be from these holidays not others.

English and American jokes

I´m a bit tired, I´ve been correcting exams all day and I have found these jokes on the internet for you, the problem is that I have all the photos sorted out and there are some jokes I don´t understand ;)
Could you tell me which photograph belongs to which joke?

Could you explain three of these jokes to me?

1*A cop pulls a young guy over:"Hello officer" said the smart aleck kid."Young man did you see that stop sign?" asked the cop. "Yup, but I didn't see you!
2*A man and his girlfriend were out to dinner one night. The waiter tells them the night's special is chicken almondine and fresh fish."The chicken sounds good; I'll have that," the woman says. The waiter nods. "And the vegetable?" he asks."Oh, he'll have the fish," she replies.
3*A young guy at a bar: “Hey, bartender. Pour me a cold one.”“Hey, go on, kid, you wanna get me in trouble?”“Maybe later. Right now I just wanna a beer.”
4*A man walks into a shoe store... ...and tries on a pair of shoes. "How do they feel?" asks the sales clerk. "Well ... they feel a bit tight." replies the man. The assistant promptly bends down and has a look at the shoes and themans feet. "Try pulling the tongue out." offers the clerk. Nath theyth sthill feelth a bith tighth." He says.
5*The local priest came across Paddy who had stumbled out of the town tavern."Paddy," he said, " I'm afraid I'll not be seeing you in Heaven one day.""Really, Father?" slurred Paddy. "What have you done?"
6*Do you know why Polish men, when they go to sleep, bring one glass full of water and one cup empty? It's because they doesn't know if they'll be thirsty or not.
7*An 85-year-old widow went on a blind date with a 90-year-old man.When she returned to her daughter's house later that night, she seemed upset."What happened, Mother?" the daughter asked."I had to slap his face three times!""You mean he got fresh?""No," she answered. "I thought he was dead!"
8*“What am I supposed to do with this?” grumbled the motorist as the police clerk handed him a receipt for his traffic violation.“Keep it,” the clerk advises. “When you get four of them, you get a bicycle.”
9*One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast to her brunette head. She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?" Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white." The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"
10*What’s wrong, Doctor? You look puzzled.”“I can’t figure out exactly what’s wrong with you. I think it’s the result of heavy drinking.”“Well then, I’ll just come back when you’re sober.”
11*There once was a blonde who had always heard about ice fishing, so one day she tried it. She went to an icy area, cut a hole, and started fishing. All of a sudden, she hears a voice. “THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE!" She ignores it and moves to another area, cutting a hole, and beginning to fish again. Again she hears the booming voice. "THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE!!" She is starting to get freaked out now. "Lord? Is that you?" she asks. In reply she hears, "NO, THIS IS THE RINK MANAGER!"

Charlotte Hughes

Born on 1 August 1877 in UK, Charlotte Marion Hughes went on to become the oldest person ever from Britain, though never the oldest living person, as her age was eclipsed by Jeanne Calment's.
She was a schoolteacher from the age of 13, married at 63, and was widowed in 1980, when her husband was 103.
She continued to remain in excellent health into extreme old age, even getting to have tea with then-PM Margaret Thatcher, who she apparently liked.
On her 110th birthday party, she took a ride on Concorde, one of only two supercentenarian air passengers ever recorded. She also stayed at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel for four days on an all-expenses paid visit and met the mayor, Ed Koch. Hughes continued to live in her own home until 1991, when she finally moved into a nursing home in Redcar due to her growing frailty.
Despite spending her last years in a wheelchair, Hughes remained sharp until the end of her life.
Hughes died on 17 March 1993 at the age of 115 years, 228 days. She died just 4 days before 117-year-old Lucy Hannah, who was the oldest person in America and the third-oldest person on record.

Santa Gennari-Piroli

Santa Gennari-Piroli, the 41st oldest person currently alive, was born in Italy on 23 February 1899 and celebrated her 111th birthday recently. She is also the third-oldest living Italian and one of the 30 oldest Italian people ever.
Santa Gennari was last confirmed alive on 7 January 2010.[1]

30 November 2011 - Santa Gennari died as Italy's third-oldest person on 18 June 2011 at the age of 112 years, 115 days.

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Astrid Zachrison

Astrid Zachrison, who was born on 15 May 1895,  is the oldest native ever from Sweden. On October 6, 2007, she robbed Elsa Moberg of said title. She is also the second oldest Nordic person on record, after Christian Mortensen of Denmark, who migrated to the US at 21.
Her father was Julius Jonsson (1856-1933) and her mother was Eleonora Nilsdotter (1853-1944).
Astrid Zachrison died just 30 minutes after midnight on 15 May 2008, at the age of 113 years, 0 days.

Maria de Jesus

Maria de Jesus dos Santos was born on 10 September 1893. She was the oldest person ever from the country of Portugal. On 11 June 2008, she reached 114 years 275 days, surpassing Maia do Couto Maia-Loupes as the oldest Portugese ever. (The latter was 114 years 274 days old.) 
In her final years, de Jesus remained responsive and was able to wave to visitors and family members despite having very limited sight and hearing. She was also able to walk with the help of a walker. 
de Jesus never ate meat, but she still ate fish and particularly enjoyed vegetables. She never learnt to read or write and at age 100, she expressed a wish to do so. "A teacher came for a few months, but she never made it," said a relative. (1)
On 26 November 2008, 115-year-old Edna Parker died, and de Jesus, then aged 115 years 77 days, became the new oldest living person. 
Just 37 days later, de Jesus died in an ambulance in the morning of 2 January 2009. The cause of death was reported as septic shock. She was 115 years, 114 days old.
The death left Gertrude Baines as the new oldest living person.
de Jesus is one of the 25 oldest people ever and the only 1893-born to have lived into 2009.

What are they?

Have you ever seen these animals live? Any zoo?
Yes, you are right. Someone very imaginative created them with photoshop, but imagine they existed . Come on, use your imagination to the full!!!

1.Which name do you think they would have?
2.Which do you think would be their main “4” features?

For example I´ll do one of them as an example:

Picture number 1
It is a “banake": from banana and snake. It´s an animal that lives in South American trees(1) , it eats insects and birds(2), it moves from tree to tree using its teeth(3), and it is eagerly hunted to make milkshakes(4) .
Now it is your turn:

Chikao Beppu

Chikao Beppu was born in Kagoshima prefecture, Japan, on 28 March 1897. She died on 17 February 2010 at the age of 112 years and 326 days, surpassing fellow Japanese supercentenarian Toyo Endo by one day.

Adrienne Ledent

Adrienne Ledent was originally verified by Louis Epstein and the GRG followed up soon after. She was born in Belgium on 13 December 1899. There is currently little or no info of her on the Internet, sadly.
13 April 2010; I have just found out that Ledent's full given name is Adrienne Julie (Ledent) Gavroy.
Very late 22 July 2010 update: Ledent is now the oldest living Belgian following the death of Gabriëlle Demets, who passed away on 1 May 2010 at age 110, one day before Kama Chinen.

Daisey Bailey

Daisey Bailey nee Flowers was born in Tennessee and later moved to Michigan. She was born on 30 March 1896; however, she claimed a birthdate of 30 March 1895, which would have made her the world's oldest person. This was countered by the GRG, which discovered she was only 113 at the time.
She married at just 14, outlived all 4 of her children, had 20 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. She credited her longevity to always praying, loving, forgiving, and eating vegetables.
Having suffered from dementia for some time, she was not exactly in the pink of health, though she was still going strong until her death. 
She died on 7 March 2010, aged 113 years and 342 days. She died on the same day as Mary Josephine Ray, the second-oldest person in the world. Apparently it is very rare to see two supercentenarians die on the same day, according to this.

Maggie Renfro

Maggie Renfro nee Thornton, shown in light purple above, was born on November 14, 1895. She originally claimed to be born in 1894; however, a 1910 census proved otherwise. She was the fourth of 11 children in her family. She attributed her long life to being "a good servant for God." "Love everybody; treat everybody right,"
Renfro had two sisters who lived to be centenarians: Rosie Warren (in red), 103, and Carrie Miller (in blue), 107. All three sisters set a record for the oldest living combined sisters in the world, with a record combined age of 324 years!
On 18 December 2009, Rosie died.
On 5 January 2010, Carrie also died.
On 22 January 2010, Maggie died of pnuemonia at the age of 114 years and 69 days.

Mary Josephine Ray

Mary Josephine Ray was a Canadian-American supercentenarian who was born on 17 May 1895, just one week after the birth of Kama Chinen, the oldest person in the world since 11 September 2009. She herself was the oldest American person since the same date.
Born to French-Canadian parents in 1895, she moved to the US when she was 3. Her father died when she was 7 and her mother followed when she was 15 as well. She lived independently until she was 100, after which she moved into a nursing home. She has two living sons, one 85 and the other 86.
On 1 March 2010, her great-great-great-great grandson was born. 6 days later, on 7 March 2010, Mary Josephine Ray died at the age of 114 years and 294 days. She was the 30th oldest person who had ever lived.

1º Bachillerato Left handers (Why not 2º Bachillerato?)

Are you a left hander? Do you know anyone who is? Can you imagine the disadvantages? Send me a list of the disadvantages you see for one of them.

And what abut the "Books for dummies"? There are hundreds of books from this series,

1.Explain what they are.

2.Could you please write at least five different titles?(Do not repeat ;)

3.Do you know what a dummy is?

2º Bachillerato Tribute Bands (also for 1º why not?)

Do you remember? We have learnt about them this week and most of you didn´t know a British band called Atomic Kitten whose tribute band is called Atomic Kittee. Here is a link to get to know more about them

I´ve got three exercises for you to answer:
1st: Definition of a tribute band.
2nd: Advantages of tribute bands
3rd: Fill in the blanks in the 8 blanks in the lyrics

ETERNAL FLAME (lyrics by Atomic Kitten)
Close your ..................(1), give me your .....................(2), darling
Do you feel my .....................(3) beating
Do you understand
Do you feel the same
Am I only .........................(4)
Is this burning an eternal flame
I believe it's meant to be, darling
I watch you when you are ........................(5)
You belong with me
Do you feel the same
Am I only ............................(4)
Or is this burning an eternal flame
Say my name
sun shines through the .........................(6)
A whole life so lonely
And then you come and ease the .....................(7)
I don't want to lose this .........................(8)
Say my name
sun shines through the ........................(6)
A whole life so lonely
And then you come and ease the ..................(7)
I don't want to lose this ............................(8)
Close your ......................(1), give me your .....................(2), darling
Do you feel my ....................(3) beating
Do you understand
Do you feel the same
Am I only ............................(4)
But is this burning an eternal flame

Video "Atomic Kitten"