Snowboarding, my passion by Sònia Vallès

Hace unos meses publicábamos el siguiente post de una de nuestras alumnas que están preparando el FCE: Student’s Review: ‘The Scorch Trials’ by Sònia Vallès 

Hoy Sònia Vallès quiere compartir una redacción más que ha escrito para practicar y preparar el apartado de writing.

12-2012-swanson-8“Have you ever tried doing any winter sports? If your answer is no, you should read this article.

Personally, I’m bad at sport, however I have balance and I am relatively fast, so snowboarding is my thing, but to snowboard you will also need patience, leg strength, and not to be nervous.

My dad taught me how to snowboard when I was five, what I first thought was: what type of sport is it? Now, I enjoy doing it a lot, but to get what I’ve achieved, I’ve had to come through a lot of falls and get over some aches and pains.

If you are thinking: what equipment do I need, I’ve got the answer. You will just need a helmet, an anorak, snow pants, gloves, and obviously, your board and boots. Luckily, you can rent it all, because they are all quite expensive to buy.

I can assure you that I will continue snowboarding until I get old, but how about you, will you try it?”

Sònia Vallès, Article to Sports World Monthly

Thanks Sònia!

Student’s Review: ‘The Scorch Trials’ by Sònia Vallès

First of all, we want to thank Sònia for this great contribution to our blog! This is a film review she wrote to prepare for the First Certificate Exam.


I’d like to review a special and fantastic science-fiction movie; it is based on the second book of the trilogy The Maze Runner, written by James Dashner. The film is called The Scorch Trials. It tells the story of Thomas, a teenager who has to survive in the scorch a desolate landscape filled with dangerous obstacles, with his friends. They want to escape from the corporation C.R.U.E.L. and from the flash, a terrible virus that turns people crazy. They are searching for its cure.

Thomas and a small group of rebels are locked in a very big bunker in the middle of the desert without knowing that they all are destined to end in a laboratory instead of being free. As in the first movie called THE MAZE RUNNER, Thomas is again the leader, they get out of the bunker without knowing what’s behind the walls, they have to deal with two unimaginable dangers: the desert and the attack of various groups of zombies, human bodies transformed into the undead after being infected by a virus called the ‘flash’.

It’s a great action movie where there are fights, escapes and other type of scares and strange creatures. What I love about this movie is the actors, especially the principal character, Thomas, characterized by Dylan Obrien. In general all the actors and actresses do a good job, but the only critique that I have is that I miss some depth to the characters.

I would highly recommend it because it’s a great action and science-fiction movie.

By: Sònia Vallès