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 junio de 2016

The only thing Casillas wanted to say is....

The only thing Casillas wanted to say with this video was.... :

a.- how much he loved his country.

b.- his days in the national team were over.

c.- his favourite actor is Sylvester Stallone.

What do you think? Watch the video and answer

As you have seen we have emphasized what the Spanish goalkeeper said by using a most interesting structure, that is to say, a CLEFT SENTENCE. But what is it? Here are a few links for you to see how cleft sentences work ( 1  2   3 ) and you can also do some exercises about this grammatical issue:  1  2   3  

Some examples:
  • It was 27th June when Italy defeated Spain in the Eurocup in France.
  • What I want you to do this summer is to watch New That's English episodes.
Article to read about Casillas:

Real Madrid try to repair Iker Casillas damage – but only make things worse (The Guardian)  



We will never forget you!!!

Listening exercise to do:

Who would you imitate? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English) 

Is perhaps Casillas your idol???

Del Bosque: I'm not nostalgic about the past (Marca)



3 comentarios:

  1. To begin with, I think Casillas only wanted to say with this video how much he is grateful of all the fans who have supported him during his time in the national team. In many cases, there are many people who only makes false testimonies about Casillas and only want to harm him. From my point of view, José Mourinho has made a lot of damage in Casillas' career because when he arrived to Real Madrid, he only wanted Casillas to stay in the bench. Probably, the biggest injustice with Casillas took place in Real Madrid, because he went out of the team like he was a normal player, without a prestige. I think this.

    Now, Spain is eliminated of Euro Cup, because of France defeated them in the 27th June. What a pity!! Yesterday, there was a match between Germany and France, France defeated Germany with two excellent goals of Griezmann, one of them of head and the other with the leg. It was a beutiful macth.

    Perhaps Casillas is one of my idols, but I have many others idols. Because of him, Spain has won many competitions like The World Cup of South África in 2010 and the Eurocups of 2008 and 2012. Thank you Casillas for all that you are for this country.

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez

  2. Iker Casillas Fernández is a Spanish Football player who play that goalkepper in the F.C Porto in Portugal. He is an international player with Spain since 2000 and their captain since 2006, and he has been proclaimed European champion and world champion with his selection.

    He developed most of his career at Real Madrid, first in his lower categories and from 1999 to 2015 in the first team, being the second player in club history with more games played with 725, and having only ahead to Raúl González with 741.

    He was considered during a lot of time how the best keeper by the FIFA and the UEFA, so the IFFHS chose him that the best keeper in the world durring 5 years. He was also included uninterruptedly between 2007 and 2012, in the final list of candidates for the Golden Ball.

    Finally, I think that Iker is the best goalkeeper in the history world, together Gianluigi Buffon, and I consider that he never should got out, and he must retired in the club of his life, Real Madrid.

  3. Iker Casillas in the actuality he play in the Oporto club, he played in the Real Madrid he played sixteen years. Iker Casillas is the best football played in the past in the present he is older and plays worse. Iker Casillas won the one world cup, two eurocopas, he participated in 17 Mundiales and 14 eurocopas. he won 22 titles 27 individual awards. I think Iker Casillas is the best football player goalie.