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

jueves, 30 de enero de 2014

Are you already an adult or still a teenager? ...or even perhaps still a child?

 LIFE STAGES


Childhood, adolescence and adulthood are stages in our life. They don't exactly refer to the age you have, but to how mature you are. That phenomenon may change according to the individuals, but it may also be changing in our days and in our society.

LISTENING EXERCISE: When does adulthood start?

INTERESTING ARTICLE TO READ:   Is 25 the new cut-off point for adulthood?  

Quiznet on TENSES REVIEW 

sábado, 25 de enero de 2014

viernes, 24 de enero de 2014

Albert Einstein: person of the 20th Century

 

Read about ALBERT EINSTEIN and you can also have a look at some of his most interesting QUOTATIONS.

 

Crossword to do on SCIENCE .

 

He was so/such intelligent!!!! (if you've got problems with this grammatical item, here's a quiznet on SO & SUCH

 

 

lunes, 20 de enero de 2014

Males go bananas!!!!

Males go bananas when they are mating and want to attract females. (Do you know the meaning of the underlined expressions?)

Watch this if you don't believe me:

Crossword on BIRDS  and quiznet on ENDING A RELATIONSHIP 

How safe is it to cycle?


Too many accidents happen on the road where cyclists are involved, read this article    Why war between drivers and cyclists?   and listen to this:  Road safety for cyclists  and write a comment expressing your opinion about the problem.

Another video on cycling: PAPER HELMET 


What are the advantages and disadvantages to cycle to school or to work?

Do you think the situation is the same here in Spain?  Is it worse or better?

CROSSWORD ON SPORT 


Here's a possible solution suggested by Helen:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03PVM86Fke0   


sábado, 18 de enero de 2014

Pink Lake in Senegal (How interesting!!!)

Patricia has just sent me this story about a pink lake:


    PINK LAKE  

Retba Lake is a pink lake that is in Senegal (northwest of Africa). Its name is Pink Lake because the colour of its water is pink, especially in the dry season. It happens because of a cianobacteria that produces a red pigment that lives with much salt concentration. In the lake people can float because of the high level of salt. The lake is quite big, but not very deep.



Have you got any other interesting stories to tell us?

Why is  THE DEAD SEA (by Clara Prados) so salty, for example?

Aisha's hints:



jueves, 16 de enero de 2014

The real Wild West




This is the REAL WILD WEST by National Geographic!!!!!!
Impressive nature documentary  you shouldn’t miss. Life in the frontier is really hard. You'll see... if you survive!

Crossword on WILD ANIMALS

Quiznet on American English





lunes, 13 de enero de 2014

DUBAI, an engineering miracle!!!!

The greatest city on Earth???? At least, it is probably one of the most impressive man-made constructions in the world ever to be seen. Watch the video:



Some articles to read:

viernes, 10 de enero de 2014

Amazing story: Three tourists killed by lightning in Argentina!!!!

Have you ever heard such an amazing story ever before?


Read the story in these two articles and tell me your opinion and if you've ever heard something similar.

 

What would you do in case there were some lightnings? Here's some advice:  1   2   and the final solution: GET INTO  A CAR AND CLOSE DOORS AND WINDOWS!!!!  WHY? Read about the Faraday Cage.

Some activities for fun:   Weather quiz  & crossword on weather  

miércoles, 8 de enero de 2014

FASHION OR SCIENCE: Wearable tech


Do you know any gadget you can wear? Here is an example:  COMPUTER GLASSES  and an article to read: WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY  (pay attention to the adjective used).



ACRONYMS: Do you know what CES stand for? 

The Consumers Electronic Show conference is Las Vegas  (CES 2014) is being held these days and here are some of the latest gadgets presented there. Read the articles and you will find some amazing facts:




And finally here are some activities for fun: CROSSWORD ON ROBOTSCROSSWORD ON SCIENCEQUIZNET.

lunes, 6 de enero de 2014

2014 Chinese Year of the Horse


In 2014 Chinese people celebrate the Year of the Horse. You can read about it HERE.

And here is something else.

 

Here's a Year of the Rabbit QUIZZ

Now listen to this song by Al Stewart (Year of the Cat) and have a look at the lyrics. Do you like it? Give me your opinion.

viernes, 3 de enero de 2014

Showrooming and shopping: a new way to go shopping?




Showrooming (What is it?) and shopping: a new way to go shopping now that the sales come???

 

 

Article to read (the peril of 'showrooming') and listening exercise to do

and now for fun let's do this crossword and this quiznet about coffee (so typical when we have a break in our shopping trips).