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

sábado, 22 de febrero de 2014

Big Bottle: a typically Spanish phenomenon

Having a drink can be one of the most unforgettable experiences if you ever go to Britain and are over 18,  

but why? Have a look at these two exercises:


LISTENING EXERCISE: Drinking around the world 

Articles to read: London life: Fancy a pint?  &   How to drink beer like a Brit
 




    HOW TO ORDER A ROUND IN A PUB  




BUT DRINKING IS NOT ALWAYS POSITIVE AND IT HAS GOT ITS DOWNSIDE, for example in Spain we have a big problem called: THE BIG BOTTLE


This topic was dealt in a selectivity exam, so have a look at these articles and tell me what you think of this typically Spanish phenomenon. Is it positive or negative for the image of our country abroad?
And now some activities to do for fun:  CROSSWORDS ON DRINKS  and QUIZNET: Talking about food and drink   

lunes, 17 de febrero de 2014

Technology at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, 2014

Listen and read the article: Technology at the Winter Olympics

Articles to read: Winter Olympics: Sochi 2014   &   Sport-by-sport explained 



Where is Sochi? What do you know about the Winter Olympic Games to be held in Sochi?



Here are some articles to read and websites to visit:

Here is the link of the most emotional moments in the Games sent by Margarita Llanes (2º ESO A):

THE MOST EMOTIONAL MOMENTS
 


Send me any interesting articles that you find or news about the Games.

viernes, 14 de febrero de 2014

VALENTINE'S DAY: IT REMINDS US OF SAD ANNIVERSARY

Two years ago one the greatest singers of romantic songs died. Here you've got some of her songs. YOU CAN ALSO GIVE YOUR HITS ABOUT OTHER ROMANTIC SONGS ON THIS SPECIAL DAY (ST VALENTINE'S DAY)

Read the articles about the death of Whitney Houston and listen to some of her best hits before writing your comment. What do you think it really happened? Do you know any other similar case? Is the price of fame too high?
Listen to some other songs:  1   2   3   4   5   6  and Whitney Houston in the Superbowl     singing the USA national anthem.    

Crossword on FRIENDSHIP   &  quiznet on EXPRESSIONS WITH 'WOULD' 







CUTE STORY TO READ!!!!

Here's a cute story to read. Try writing here your own story, but try adding some actions in the PAST CONTINUOUS.



An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of. He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head. He then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.
An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.
The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks.
Curious I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'
The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 - he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?'



QUIZNET on EVERYDAY OFFERS & TENSES REVIEW   

jueves, 13 de febrero de 2014

Boot camps, what are they?

Read this report about residential boot camps for teenagers and give me your opinion. It could also be the topic of your next composition. But first let's have a look at the definition.


Some serious cases to analyse about these boot camps:

Boot camp boy died under 'routine' control


Crossword on CHILDREN & quiznet on war words & Adjectives describing character   


lunes, 10 de febrero de 2014

FLOODS!!!

Weather conditions have been really harsh in Spain, and specially on the northern coast. What is the CYCLOGENESIS they are always talking about?

Some articles to read:

UK floods: Homes evacuated as swollen Thames keeps rising

 

Tidal waves crush northern Spain

Spain search as storm sweeps three family members into sea


TWO CROSSWORDS: the coast & the British seaside  + QUIZNET on GIVING ADVICE 


Gareth Bale, Gary Lineker and the importance of learning a foreign language

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Gareth Bale, who is now playing for Real Madrid, and Gary Lineker, who used to play for FC Barcelona, participate in this 6 minute English programme on the BBC:

Learning a thousand foreign words




and now read this article:

Learn 1,000 words in a new language urges campaign

CROSSWORD on LANGUAGES and QUIZNET on HOLIDAY ENGLISH    

domingo, 2 de febrero de 2014

The human brain (The boy with the incredible brain)


Amazing video suggested by Elena (2º ESO A) 


And here's something I found about the topic of the other Selectivity exam we had ("We can thank human brain for keeping our race alive all these years"):

Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs We Literally Couldn't Live Without



Have a look at all the top 10 scientific findings and give me your opinion.