Language- Task 1

Last friday Pilar Pando, our language teacher, made a post on er blog called “celebrities”. At home, we had to make a paragraph answering this questions and then we had to post it on our blogs.

Here is the task and also my answers!


In a world of celebrities, who do you admire? Why? What do these celebrities in the picture have in common? How do they do for a living? What do you know about their early childhood?

Task 1:

Write a paragraph answering these questions and post it in your blog.

Thre are many persons that I admire but there is one that I admire the most. The person that I admire the most is the singer, songwriter and actress Beyonce Giselle Knowles, well known as Beyonce. She was born on September the 4th in 1981, on Houston, Texas. I admire her because she is a so down to earth, I mean she is such a positive influence, I think that it really sums up what a woman should be. She is not afraid to be herself and she doesn’t let what others say influence her. Last year in a interview with Vogue Beyonce said some words that really made me admire her more, she said “I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do we have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I’m just a woman, and I love being a woman” because of what she said I think she is a really good model for teenangers, which follow her and listen to her music because in most of her letters she talks about females empowerment and also promotes strength and independence . I admire her for showing herself as she is and never pretending to be something she isn’t. For all of these reasons I think Beyonce is a person to be admire.

This three celebrities that are in the picture, Jon Hamm, Winona Ryder and Owen Wilson, have in common that the three of them battled against depression. Jon Hamm, the first person in the picture, suffered depression because of his father’s death. He recovered thanks to the environment of college, the therapy he assisted to and antidepressants he consumed. The woman on the picture, Winona Ryder, also suffered depression. He started suffer of depression when her relationship with the actor Johnny Depp ended. Because of depression he started having anxiety attacks and also she started abusing alcohol. She went to a mental institution and also to a private therapist. Owen Wilson, the third person in the picture, suffered depression too. His friends confessed that when Wilson was 38 years old he started consuming drugs, that’s why he attempted to commit suicide. He recovered from his suicide attempt 11 weeks later with the help of his friends and family. Another thing that the three of them have in common is what they do for a living, they are actors. The three of them are very well known actors that acted in amazing movies like for example, Winona is known for movies like Heathers and Girl or Interrupted. Owen Wilson is known for movies like Marley and me or Wedding Crashers. And Jon Hamm is known for acting in movies like for example mad men.
Jon Hamm, was born in St Louis Missouri. His parents got divorced when he was a little boy. When he was 10 his mother died because of colon cancer, so him and his father went to live to his grandmother’s house. He started acting when he was little. Many years later his grandmother died and his father got ill. Time later Jon’s father died and he had no parents. He got on a deep depression but he could get better with the help of his friends at university. Owen Wilson, he was borned in Dallas, Texas, he was the son of a photographer and advertising executive. He grew up this two brothers Andrew and Luke. When he was young he was expelled from school he graduated from Thomas Jefferson school, before being sent to the new Mexico Military Institute. Winona Ryder, was born in a farmhouse near Winona Minnesota. Her mother was an author video producer and her father was an author, editor, publisher and an antiquarian bookseller. She was from a Jewish family inmigrated from Romania and Ukraine, she described herself as Jewish. She developed an interest on acting after her mother showed her some movies. When she was 10 and moved to california she suffered of bullying in school. When she was 12 years old she started taking her first acting lessons.