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, 29 de noviembre de 2015

Relationships and laughing


Here are four listening exercises about relationships, women and making people laugh (you don't have to do everything, just do the activities proposed to the issue you prefer and write about it):

Related reports and articles to watch and read:

LINGOHACK:

Episode 151125 / 25 Nov 2015   >>>   Expressions presented: striving, offset, revolutionary advances & ambassadors.

One last pronunciation tip

 


jueves, 26 de noviembre de 2015

A visit to Brussels, which is currently on high alert


What do you know about Brussels and Belgium? Watch this video and discover this gorgeous city in the centre of Europe. Why is it dangerous to visit Belgium if you have got a sweet tooth?


And what about Belgium?

However, these days Brussels is on high alert because of terrorism:

Brussels lockdown (listening exercise, 6 minute English, BBC)

Read this article about the issue:   Brussels on highest alert level as authorities warn attack 'imminent'  (The Guardian)

Revising the Future Perfect Continuous   

Lingohack:   Episode 151118 / 18 Nov 2015   >>>  Expressions presented: on the run, legacy of, inevitable anxiety & symptomatic of.

And just to finish, here's this song by Bob Dylan (pay attention to the lyrics):



jueves, 19 de noviembre de 2015

What can we tell people who want to hurt peaceful people?


What solutions would you give to all the menaces our world lives: terrorism, bullying, gender-based violence, child abuse...? 


Here's my piece of advice:





martes, 17 de noviembre de 2015

TERROR IN PARIS!!!! Nous sommes tous Paris!!!



You remember some time ago when we talked about Paris here in this blog:

Le Tour de France est fini...mais Paris est toujours là!!!

and when we also talked about the intolerance of certain people in this world:

Palmyra: Historic temple destroyed, archaeologist murdered and AMERICAN HEROES IN FRANCE!!! 

Well it seems that this neverending sad story is not over yet. Some sad stories:

  Some videos in French:  1  2  3  

And remember that the Russian plane crash that happened some weeks ago was also due to a terrorist attack: Listening exercise (6 Minute English)

Latest breaking BBC news: Friendly match between Germany vs. Holland cancelled 

LINGOHACK:

Episode 151111 / 11 Nov 2015   >>> Expressions presented: stem the flow, deteriorating, retaliatory steps & star lot.

  And we should never forget John Lennon's song:   IMAGINE  

 

martes, 10 de noviembre de 2015

Congratulations to María Béjar (4º ESO, IES Mediterráneo, Salobreña)


Congratulations to María Bejar, student of 4º ESO at IES Mediterráneo (Salobreña) for her project on the reader 'Rabbit-Proof Fence' as it has been published in the ESL Times.


We are now members of these collaborative project and I encourage you all to present your projects and they may also be published in this magazine.

And here's a present from your English teacher (I hope you all will enjoy this song by Michael Jackson):

 

 

sábado, 7 de noviembre de 2015

PLASTIC, the menace!!!!



Listening exercise: The impact of plastic (BBC Learning English)


Articles to read:

SOLUTION: How to recycle old plastic bags (Wiki How to do anything)  



LINGOHACK:

Episode 151104 / 04 Nov 2015   >>>  Expressions presented: investigated, to secure, artisans & donations.