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

domingo, 25 de enero de 2015

World Peace Day






Some videos and songs to think about:



   Schindler's list  (film by Steven Spielberg)




'A song of peace' with lyrics


Send me your comments, but also any interesting material you may know. Thanks!!!!

Imagine by John Lennon



Pope Francis has spoken


The Washington Post: Pope says 3 children per family is about right. Catholics don’t need to breed ‘like rabbits.’ 

How many children would you like to have? 
Would you like to have a family?

2015 Australian Open and Nadal is again there

 2015  >>>  After 7 months of injuries, illnesses... the Australian heat and humidity came, but Rafa struggled once again to be in the final week.

    BBC news   

   Thank you very much, Rafa, for being the  tennis player who has never chickened out!! Come on, now you come to your clay season. 

 

  Australian Open 2014: RAFA NADAL lost, but it may be the beginning of the greatest tennis player ever in the history!!!

Australian Open: Nadal did not want to forfeit final due to injury

 

Is Rafael Nadal an Unstoppable Force Entering 2014 Australian Open Men's Final?

 And once again Super-Nadal, the player who has never chickened out, has defeated Sir Roger Federer, the player who is no longer a spring chicken (look up these two expressions connected with chicken) . Watch the hightlights of the match:

Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal will meet once again in the semi-finals of the Australian Open 2014, but first watch the highlights of the match against Igor Dimitrov.

  Quiznet to do: TENNIS 




Follow the Australian Open HERE this year and make your guesses about who will win the first major tournament of the year using future tenses, modals of probability or any other expressions.

domingo, 18 de enero de 2015

viernes, 16 de enero de 2015

WAR AND PEACE

Who was this famous novel written by?

THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE


I World War Centenary:  WW1 centenary

And here's a great song to remember:
You can also watch the original:


Last week it was the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings in Normandy. Here are some articles to read and videos to watch:

   


Bucket lists and time capsules

 

 

And what would you put in a time capsule? (Listening exercise: TIME CAPSULES)




Have you ever thought of doing a bucket list? What does it? Do you think it is worthwile?


Some ideas to do a bucket list



Have you seen the film The Bucket List?






Smokers to face one more ban



Do you remember what the situation used to be a few years ago?


What happened when you went into a bar or a pub?

Here's another step forward: SMOKERS TO FACE ONE MORE BAN   (Listening exercise)

and what about the latest?


sábado, 10 de enero de 2015

Terrorism, wars, intolerance?? REPLY: TOLERANCE, FREEDOM, RIGHT TO EXPRESS YOUR OPINIONS.......


Read the quotation and think about what Voltaire really meant when he said: "I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."

      

JE SUIS CHARLIE, as it all happened: Charlie hebdo attack, according to the BBC


When sad news all over the world are constantly disturbing our peaceful lives, just remember what John Lennon thought about the issue:


Terrorism in Paris: Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris
The New York Times:

Police Hunt for Suspects in Paris Attack as Nation Mourns



We should be enjoying our summer holidays, but terrible news around the world never stop menacing our peace:

And what about about other plane crashes troubling us?

 Crosswords on: RELIGION & AIR TRAVEL 

jueves, 1 de enero de 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!



I wish all the best for the coming new year!!!


What are your New Year's resolutions? Remember that the tense required to express a resolution or a promise is the GOING TO future (Example: I promise I'm going to correct all your comments you make as quickly as possible.)