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

lunes, 31 de agosto de 2015

DENALI, 'the Great One', comes back!!!


Articles to read and some interesting videos to watch, where the issue of the climate change is also dealt:

A flightseeing tour of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska


PROBLEMS AHEAD:
What do the words 'resume' & 'drilling' mean? What kind of exercise is it when we call it a 'drill'? What kind of a tool is it?

Listening exercise: Big hills, small mountains (6 minute English)

Related articles:


sábado, 29 de agosto de 2015

La Vuelta '15 in the Alpujarras (stage 7)



Have you watched stage 7 of the cycling tour of Spain (La Vuelta)? Incredible images, gorgeous landscape!!!!

By the way, do you know the difference among all these words connected with travelling: TRAVEL, TOUR, TRIP, JOURNEY, VOYAGE, EXCURSION? Can you tell me any other words connected with travelling? Click on this link to my site (VOCABULARY), section dedicated to the preparation for the B2, and have a ook at item 16 where some of these differences are analysed.

Pericopuerto: ALTO DE CAPILEIRA


Lindeman's boldness rewarded as Froome falters


Chris Froome loses ground on seventh stage of Vuelta a España  (The Guardian) 


Video to watch: Summary of stage 7 Jódar > Las Alpujarras  

Even if they said the stage finished in Altos de Capileira, the finish line was actually in the municipality of Bubión.

VISIT LAS ALPUJARRAS IN GRANADA



Another video to watch

Also wonderful area for trekking (as you can see in this blog in the section: TREKKING IN LAS ALPUJARRAS - SIERRA NEVADA


jueves, 27 de agosto de 2015

MOST INTERESTING: Some of our readers are on YOUTUBE


Some of the compulsory readers we have are on YOUTUBE, for example:  WHITE FANG

 

and there are many more on my site, here's the link to the page:

TV ENGLISH COURSES - albertomeditutor

He was... born to run!!!


A long time ago Bruce Springsteen began his successful career with the album 'Born to Run' and since then he hasn't stopped singing and is still pleasing us with great hits.




What is your favourite song by the Boss?

viernes, 14 de agosto de 2015

miércoles, 12 de agosto de 2015

Beware of global warming!!! It can cause tsunamis



Global warming is essential issue these days. Among other things, watch these two videos and see some of its consequences (it is not science fiction or part of a film, it's real!!!!):








Vocabulary learned: global warming, greenhouse effect....  Any other???

lunes, 3 de agosto de 2015

Ned Flanders in Chester!!!

Here's a link to the entry our Philosophy teacher has posted in his blog (it includes a wonderful video of the places visited):

CHESTER 2015



Solos or duets?


Which one do you prefer - solos or duets? Obviously, I like both, but here's one of my favourite duets:



Let's make a hit parade of your favourite duets, so send them to me.

By the way, do you know why gibbons sing duets? (Listening exercise from the BBC Learning English) + Articles to read about the issue:  1   2

Our hit parade  >>>>


Another listening exercise: Secrets of the rainforest