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

miércoles, 18 de mayo de 2011

Javi's hint

Javi would like you to have a look at this video:

Spain Taken the street for a TRUE DEMOCRACY - May 15th 2011 - 

And more about the issue by Javi (19th May, 2011):

Very interesting vocabulary to look up.

The Comparatives by Mariano

Ladies and gentleman, would you like to revise the comparatives? Well, Mariano, a student in 1st of Bachillerato 2nd language sent me this song (lyrics). It's quite funny!!!! I hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks, Mariano, for helping me improving my blog.
CU soon  

lunes, 16 de mayo de 2011


Listen to the new songs I have just uploaded into my Google site by Phil Collins, Genesis, Marvin Gaye... Have a nice time listening to them and feel free to make any comments, but please try to write at least a paragraph.

sábado, 14 de mayo de 2011

2º BACHILLERATO STUDENTS. Write your comments!!!

Remember you can also visit TEXTS TO READ in my Google site (the page where I uploaded the texts you sent me), read one of the articles mentioned and write your comment and send it to my e-mail address. But, please, try to write a paragraph at least (or even a kind of composition). It will help you for the exam we have next Wednesday.
Good luck!!!

miércoles, 11 de mayo de 2011

Seve O'Kelly. Who is he?

One of Grandad's old stories

  Long, long time ago when I was young and I had finished university, I decided to spend a year in Britain. I searched and I found a course in the University of Salford, which is just next to Manchester, in Advanced English and Translation and Interpretation.

  Well, I wanted to get the most out of it, so I went to the accomodation office in order to find a British family that could offer me a place to live because I didn't want to live in the university halls of residence with the other Spaniards. That is how I came to the door of a detached house, rang the bell and a two-metre bearded fellow opened the door. I had the address of a Mrs Kelly so I asked nervously trying to use my best English: "Could I please talk to Mrs Kelly?" and he replied in a rather loud way: "Do I look like Mrs Kelly?".
In fact he was Mr Kelly. He was Irish and quite fond of golf, so when I explained the purpose of my visit and that I came from Spain, he immediately invited me to an Irish coffee and re-baptized me with the name of SEVE in honour of SEVERIANO BALLESTEROS, who was really well-known in the 80s in Britain because he had won the British Open, the US Masters...
    After that Irish coffee, meeting Mrs Kelly and the rest of the family, being invited to a huge dinner and being taken to the pub The Fox, where we had to leave the car because we were not in a very good state after a few pints of lager and Guinness, I decided I would stay with the Kelly's. That's why some time later I began to call myself SEVE O'KELLY (which was even my nick name at the school where I worked before because I also told my students about this story).

    So you can make comments about SEVERIANO BALLESTEROS (you can also read something about him), or about the story I have just told you, or about how to make an Irish coffee.

    Or anything you like, as for example the experience of living or travelling abroad, Manchester, Ireland....

Osama Bin Laden's death

Read about Osama Bin Laden's death and listen to US President Obama. Write your opinion about it or tell us anything about the vocabulary used. You can send me links with other interesting articles.