BEING A TEACHER....

BEING A TEACHER IS A DIFFICULT TASK NOWADAYS, SO I DECIDED TO FOLLOW THIS PIECE OF ADVICE BY BRUCE LEE:

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

miércoles, 25 de abril de 2012

NEW ARTICLES, NEW ISSUES... It is your turn!!

Now it is your turn to send me any articles in English you find interesting about the issue you like. I will upload them if I think they are suitable for you.

Then you can make comments about the articles uploaded by you or your classmates.

Thanks!

Julia: - Why English is important   

- Importance of English in International Business  

Ana Béjar:  Why is English language so important nowadays?

Laura Leliugaite: Listening for young learners

Juan José Rovira:Esa selects 1bn-euro Juice probe to Jupiter

Cristobal Tarifa:  

Proms 2012: a season of pleasant surprises

Proms 2012 celebrates best of Britain - youth, royalty, and Wallace & Gromit

Breakneck Beethoven with Daniel Barenboim

María Navas:  The importance of learning English

 

 

 

SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES IN LONDON, JULY 2012


This new entry will focus on articles connected withe the next summer Olympic Games to be held in London next summer:
 Apart from your comments, send me any articles you find in English.

And what do you think of the our brand new soundtrack theme for the blog?

viernes, 20 de abril de 2012

RAÚL, the number 7 of Real Madrid, Spain ....and of Schalke 04


IS RAÚL ALREADY RETIRED OR DEAD??? WATCH THIS.



Raúl's career is  coming to an end. One of the most talented Spanish players ever will probably play in Qatar.
Here are some facts about his life:

Raúl to leave Schalke 04


Manchester United almost signed Raúl


AND NOW WATCH HOW A GREAT PLAYER IS TREATED IN OTHER COUNTRIES:  1   2   3
 


1999: Manchester United 2- Real Madrid 3
Match report on the Guardian

miércoles, 18 de abril de 2012

Obesity, a problem in the UK?

We have recently heard about this health problem in the United Kingdom and the paradox we find with brands such as McDonald ( a fast-food restaurant) or Coca-Cola that sponsor the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Read these two articles and write a comment about what we could do.

martes, 17 de abril de 2012

RUSH FOR THE GOLD... OR THE GOLD RUSH??

To begin with, what is the difference between these two expressions?

Although we have the Olympic Games in London this summer, I don't mean that. Two groups of extremely brave students and two super-teachers have been preparing their projects for EL PAIS newspaper. Today is the deadline and we hope they'll manage to reach their goal. Good luck!  YOU CAN



Here you have got the link where you can have a look at the two newspapers.     

    martes, 3 de abril de 2012

    THE EDINBURGH EXPERIENCE EASTER 2012

    We are back safe and sound!!!!

    Last night we landed at Malaga airport at about 9 o'clock in the evening and then we took the bus to Salobreña, where we arrived at around 11 o'clock.
    What an incredible experience we've had!!! Those who have participated in the experience can rate it here. We've been close to perfection (I would give it a 9 out of 10): with an incredible weather (record in temperatures and sunny almost everyday), super students managing to get around the city and using public transport as if they had been in Edinburgh all their lives, our super MARIOLA (the 24-hour monitor from Active Global English House), who was always there to solve any problems that came up, super friendly and helpful Scottish people (especially at Mackenzie School of English), super host families trying to do their best at any moment so as to make students feel like at home... Well, for further details you can check STUDY TRIP TO THE UK & VIAJE DE ESTUDIOS A EDIMBURGO (Información para padres).
    Well, I guess we can have another try after this experience and the German machine is already thinking about somewhere nice around London. We'll see.