SCHOOL writing corner

Monday, January 02, 2006



Salvador Dalí was a great Catalan painter. He was born in Figueres (Girona). He studied in Madrid. His first exhibition was in Barcelona in 1925. There, he exhibited the painting “Noia abocada a la finestra”...
He met his wife in
Paris. Her name was Gala Dianaroff. He lived in Italy, then, three years later in U.S.A. and in 1948 he moved to Spain. He carried many exhibitions in America and Europe. He also made some films. He did some writings. He died in 1989.


Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was from Catalonia. He was Catalan. He was born in Reus in 1852. He was an architect. In 1883 Gaudí designed “Les cases Vicens”. In 1886 “The park Güell”. And in 1874-1894 he designed “El palau Episcopal d’Astorga”. In 1891 “La casa de los Botines”. In 1918 “La sagrada Familia”.
A tram run over him and he died in Barcelona in 1926.


Alexander Fleming was born in Britain in 1881. He was British. His family worked as farmers. He discovered the penicillin. When he was thirteen years he left to London with his stepbrother. In 1900 Alexander enrolled in the Scottish Regiment to participate in the war of the “Boers”. He was teacher and doctor of bacteriology in Saint Mary’s hospital in London. He discovered the “Lisozima” in 1922. He was elected member of the Royal Society in 1942. He received the Nobel Award in Physiology and Medicine in 1944. He died in London in 1955.He was only interested in illnesses and how to cure them.


William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford, in England. He married Anne Hathaway in 1582. He worked as an actor and a writer.
Romeo and Juliet appeared in 1594 and Hamlet appeared in 1600. His plays were very successful. By 1610 he was very rich and he retired to Stratford. He died on 23 April 1916 when he was 52 years old.
About four hundred years later, he is still very famous, millions of people all over the world read his works and see his plays in theatres or in cinemas or on television.

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