Tuesday, 28 April 2015


Alberto Addams in Cracow, Polland
Alberto is another member of The Addams Family. He’s unquiet and inquisitive and, perhaps, because of this, he works as a TV Star. He has participated in different TV shows like Survivors, Big Brother and Kitchen Nightmares.

Alberto was born in Cracow (Poland), the country home of other famous people like Maria Skłodowska Curie (Marie Curie), Fryderyk Chopin and Mikołaj Kopernik (Nicolaus Copernicus), who wrote De revolutionibus orbium coelestium and theorized about another universe’s model where the Sun placed the Earth at its center. It’s not the case of Alberto’s life: its whole one is dedicated to his children, especially, after his wife, Marta, decided to enter into a convent in Poblet (Tarragona) and serve God. It was a great shock for all the family and the most affected was Alberto, because Marta is his beloved wife, the mother of his children and the center of his life, in Alberto’s words “the sun that illuminates and shines my life”. 

We don’t know what happened between Alberto and Marta. It’s one of the best hidden secrets in this family, but some closer voices say that the influence of Polish culture over her was so intense that she consecrated her life to follow another famous Polish, Karol Józef Wojtyla (aka Pope John Paul II).

Jak cie widza, tak cie pizza.
How they see you, that's how they perceive you.

Polish Proverb

Sunday, 26 April 2015


Merche Addams
Merche is The Addams' teenager. She was born in Trondheim (Norway) during her parents’ holidays. Norway is a beautiful country very famous for its cod, its fjords and for being the country home of Edvard Munch, the famous painter. 

Merche's talkative and extroverted. She’s studying fashion because she wants to be a great tailor in her near future. Her parents (Jorge and Rocío) are open mind people who want the best for her and allow her choosing her own future.

Travelling to NYC has been always a dream for Merche because of the meaning of this great city in the fashion’s world and its influence in the world’s trend. 

Since the moment The Addams Family arrived to NYC, Merche was very active trying to capture all the environment of the city and enjoy it. One of her favourite hobbies is climbing, because of this, she didn’t doubt of going up the Empire State Building where, surprisingly, she found a famous New Yorker, King Kong, which has decided to leave his place in the Bronx’ Zoo to go out and enjoy the city, too. 

Everybody knows that Merche loves animals and it was a matter of time that she connected with King Kong. After the authorities convinced him to return to the zoo, Merche promised him that she was going to do her best for adopting him.

More information: Edvard Munch

D'er mange ǿksarhogg, som eiki skal fella.

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Norwegian Proverb


The Addams visit New York, The USA
The Addams Family is still spending some days in New York. After recovering of the last traumatic experience about Naiara’s disappearance, The Addams have decided to follow with their agendas although they’ve changed some plans. They were going to leave NYC on Wednesday, but they've decided to do it next Monday, because The Grandma has suffered a great nostalgic attack and she wants to go to visit San Francisco and rememorize her hippie’s years and the American folk music of the 60’s and 70’s in the University of Berkeley (California) where she shared unforgettable experiences and great moments.

For one hand, Naiara is recovering of her hard experience and Merche is working hard to adopt King Kong, her last new friend. The rest of the family is enjoying every moment of this trip and they have taken profit about Naiara’s return to immortalize this travel in a fantastic photo.

For other hand, The Grandma is meeting with Richard Castle, the famous writer, tomorrow morning. She has a huge interest in asking him some secrets about his job to help Daniel, the Addam’s writer, who is in the beginning of his career.

Rejection isn't failure.
Failure is giving up.
Everybody gets rejected. 
It's how you handle it that determines where you'll end up. 

Richard Castle

Thursday, 23 April 2015


Saint George
More than a thousand years ago, there was a knight named George. Riding on a white horse and, wearing a breast date as bright as silver, he went over the lands in the country. His mission, as other knights who lived in that time, was taking justice and liberty to those who lacked them for one reason or another.

One day, George the knight arrived in a village where nobody could be seen in the street. He went to the blacksmith’s house as his horse needed a horseshoe, but like rest of the houses it was also closed.

After knocking on the door insistently, it was half opened and the blacksmith let him in quickly baring the door again.

-Milord, milord! Misfortune has befallen us. The upset blacksmith told him. 

-Explain everything to me, answered the knight, as he had never seen so much sadness and devastation anywhere else like that. 

-Milord, for some time there’s a heartless dragon who has been devastating the region. His breath of fire has burnt our crops and what’s more, he has been eating every animal he’s found in his way.

In time, the blacksmith went on explaining to George the knight, as there were so few animals left, the hungry dragon demanded to be offered a person every day to satisfy his greedy appetite.

Saint George
The king called a meeting, and very angrily all the people decided to face up to the dragon and they got ready to fight. They made big spears, palisades and a big moat in the hope of killing the dragon. When the dragon appeared, everybody fought against him in despair. But everything was useless and they were defeated.

The next day, in the presence of the dragon and with a threat of devastating everything if they did not give him what he asked for, they drew lots to see who would have to be handed over.

Fate willed that it was the princess Anabelda, the king’s daughter. The king and the queen were paralyzed as if a ray had passed through them, and both of them tried to trick the dragon saying that it had fallen to their lot. But the shrewd and wicked dragon was not tricked and, he took the princess Anabelda between his paws.

Knight George, after having listened to the terrible story told by the blacksmith, said: 

-I’ll have that dragon choke on his food!
And riding on his horse, he left as fast as he could to look for the captive princess. At nightfall the knight found the dragon’s cave and the princess, who was the most beautiful girl that he had ever seen. Suddenly the dragon appeared.

-How lucky I am today, I’ve got a double portion for dinner.

Saint George
He said laughing while he closed his eyes and smelt them with appetite. George took advantage of the occasion, and, as fast as a ray, he cut his head right off with his sword. The dragon’s blood soaked the earth and a rosebush with lovely red roses bloomed immediately. 

George released the princess and he gave her a flower so that she would calm down.

You’re so brave and generous having rescued me from that monster – said Anabelda, in love with that handsome knight.

When they returned all the people went out to welcome them cheering and hailing. The king and the queen could not believe that their beloved daughter was safe and sound. And as George the knight was now tired of adventures and, besides he was pleased with the princess’ company, they married and were happy forever.

Damunt el cel veig un drac
brodat de foc,
un drac que guarda una jove
en estrany lloc.

Above the sky I see a dragon
embroidery in fire
a dragon that keeps a young woman
in strange place.

Cançó del Cavaller Sant Jordi, Maria del Mar Bonet 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015


New York City
This afternoon, The Addams Family has just arrived to New York City. At local time 17:16 (23:16 in Sant Boi de Llobregat), the family has gone to rest in The Plaza Hotel when The Grandma has reserved a whole floor for them.They haven’t left their English lessons and have reviewed in the plane some aspects of Present Continuous, Present Simple, Articles and Jobs. 

More information: Present Continuous

Tomorrow, they’re visiting the city by public transport (subway and bus) and buying some presents for friends and for Marta, who they don’t forget. If there’s enough time, they will write some postcards for her.

The Grandma has been preparing some guides for the travel: one about New York City and another about The Metropolitan Museum and she has a big interest in watching some matches: one of baseball with the New York Yankees (she admires Derek Jeter) and another of basketball with the New York Knicks (she loved Pat Ewing, when he played).

New York, New York.
I want to wake up, in a city that never sleeps.
And find I'm A-number-one, top of the list, king of the hill, A-number-1...

Frank Sinatra 

Sunday, 19 April 2015


The Addams Family has spent their first week together. During this time, they’ve met The Grandma, a rich old woman who has adopted them and they’ve explained their nationalities and jobs.

Last Friday, The Addams went shopping. It was a difficult shopping list because they are 17 people with different ideas about cooking but they did a great job. They also finished their first reading book. Now, they’re working in their next objective: New York City. They have already prepared their luggage, put in order their passports and visas and thought in how many things they’re going to buy in the American city.

Tomorrow, they’re going to create a menu and a recipe and, on Tuesday, they're going to think in which places they want to visit in NYC and, the most important, how they’re going to travel into the city. The Grandma recommends public transport, in that case, the subway.

Since tomorrow and during next days, The Grandma is going to introduce her family, member by member, to you. Enjoy with us! The show has just started!

More information: Food vocabulary & Imperative

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


The Addams Family is shocked. For one hand, the family has adopted a new member, Jordi, and for other hand Marta has decided to leave the family and has written a letter to her husband, Alberto.

Here it is...

Dear Alberto,

I have decided to change my life. It hasn’t been easy but I think, finally, I have found my way. I’ve decided to enter in a convent. I want to dedicate my life to myself. Sorry, for doing things in that way but… nobody is perfect! God will forgive my sins…and yours!

Take care of our lovely children and grandchild. I won’t forget you. They’re blood of my blood but, in that moment, I think that the best for us is to live separate lives. I have found my trust in God and I want to follow his path.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!



After this, the family has decided to prepare a travel to New York for trying to accept it and going on.  

I will follow Him
Follow Him where ever he may go
And near Him I always will be
For nothing can keep me away
He is my destiny.

Sunday, 12 April 2015


Hand Addams
Last Friday, The Grandma received her new family: The Addams. Sixteen new members will enlarge the family. They’re from different European countries and they started with a lot of energy. After the bureaucratic explanations of MJ, they knew the real reasons of The Grandma for adopting them and they realized that there are 200 hours for learning a lot of English.

The Addams members are Alberto, Andrea, Daniel, Felipe, Isabel, Jorge, Lourdes (aka Lurdes), Lulú, Marta, Merche, Mónica, Naiara, Núria, Rocío, Rosana, Verónica and The Thing.

We were talking about adjectives and their position and preparing some passwords describing words with only three adjectives. The first objective of The Addams Family is preparing a travel to New York. Jorge gave the clue.

More information: Order of adjectives

Dr. Pinderschloss: The human spirit, it is a very difficult thing to kill.

Grandmama: Even with a chain saw!

The Addams Family (1991)