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, 20 de enero de 2014

How safe is it to cycle?


Too many accidents happen on the road where cyclists are involved, read this article    Why war between drivers and cyclists?   and listen to this:  Road safety for cyclists  and write a comment expressing your opinion about the problem.

Another video on cycling: PAPER HELMET 


What are the advantages and disadvantages to cycle to school or to work?

Do you think the situation is the same here in Spain?  Is it worse or better?

CROSSWORD ON SPORT 


Here's a possible solution suggested by Helen:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03PVM86Fke0   


22 comentarios:

  1. I think there is a big problem with the relation between cyclists and drivers.In 2011, 107 cyclists died on the roads in Britain and more than 3,000 were seriously injured, according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

    On the one hand, drivers have mirrors and they don't look at them, I know that is difficult to see a bicycle, but they must look at them. There are also some drivers that didn't stop at zebra crossings. It's also true that there more and more cyclists in towns but it's because it's healthy for the environment.

    On the other hand cylist must have fluorescent clothing. like T-shirts, trainners... They must be careful to the intersections, because if they didn't do it, they could be stuck into a hedge or something worse like Toby Hockley.

    All in all things are getting better, because nowadays there are a lot of bike roads and for drivers is better, but they also have to be careful.

    Alberto jr

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  2. Nowdays, there are many cycling accidents on the roads and in urban areas.
    One cause of this, is the increasing use of bicycles as transport, especially in cities.

    From my point of view, cycling has many advantages. You can go cycling to work if you don’t live far away, so you can save energy, spend less money and evite the pollution produced by vehicles. In addition, you make more physical activity that is good for your health.

    However, the use of the bicycle also has many disadvantages. The number of cyclist's accidents are increasing significantly each day.
    According to a recent study in Spain, the country with the highest number of bike accidents, there are about 3,500 accidents in a year, mostly of them in urban areas.

    But why these accidents?
    In most cases, the principal cause is the low use of helmets and special material by cyclists. So many cyclists break the rules for their security. They don't use a light when they travel at night, for example. Other accidents happens because the riders fall off their bikes.
    Although it isn’t all the cyclists’s fault. Many drivers aren’t aware and don’t use the mirrors of their cars. It’s very easy to hit a cyclist, especially in narrow roads.

    Personally, I think the drivers should be more careful and pay more attention when they are driving, and the cyclists shouldn’t break the rules.


    By: Clara Prados. 1ºBACH B.

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  3. In my opinion, there is huge problem with the cyclist and the drivers,because there are many accidents.

    In the one hand go cicling is good for us and for the world. You can take your bike for go to work, for do sport, for go to school... It's good for the planet because you don't pollute the ecosistem. But in the other hand if you want to go cicling you must put some protection like helmet. If you are going cicling in the night you must wear appropriate clothing like reflective vests. If you want to go cicling you must know traffic signs and how you can say in which direction are you going.

    Cars also has fault of much accidents in the roads. Sometimes the drivers do not respect the traffic rules and they don't respect the distance they must have with the ciclist. Also some drivers drive cars drunk.

    But all the fault should not carry the cars and bikes, because it also has the blame where are located the bike lanes. For example in Motril, if you want to go to the beach you must past eight time the road and sometimes the cars doesn't stop at the zebra crossing, so it can be very dangerous.

    In my opinion all of them have got the same fault. The goverment should do any thing with this huge problem.

    By: WILLIAM :)))

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  4. Nowadays, there are too much traffic in the big cities. For this reason, some town hall are offerting the possibility of bicycle rent. This way of travel has a lot of advantages. For example, travel by cycle is more economic that travel by car. Another advantage is that it help to reduce the pollution in the big cities.

    On the other hand, there are some disadvantages of travelling by cycle. For instance, the weather, it is very common the wind and the rain in winter and also if you want go to work by cycle you will have to get up earlier. The most important disadvantage of travelling by cycle can be the large number of accidents.

    Unfortunately, there are a lot of accidents in which are died too many cyclits and some of them are injured.

    In my opinion, both, drivers and cyclits, have the same responsability when happen an accident. For example, sometimes the cyclits don't wear the helmet and sometimes the drivers drive very fast or they don't respect the security distance in order to advance . For this reason, I think that they should be fined heavily.

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  5. I think, it's dangerous cycling to work or to school, because there are a lots of cars on the road, but on the other hand, the bike doesn't pollute and it's cheap. I don't know the situtation in Spain is better or worse. I think it is worse. For example, the last Thursday, in Natural' class, we saw a car that didn't see a bike and knock down it, but I think the man is good. Other example, the boy with the skate in Motril, a car hit the boy and he died. And the last example,un neighbour mine sell his car to go to work with his bike,and days after selling the car, when he went to his work on the bike , a car hit him on Port' road and he died. Now his wife and his small daughter are living alone. :'( It's very sad. Almost every days, there are people dying on the road.
    Bye!
    Maria Jose Garcia Gutierrez 2º A

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  6. I think, cycling to work or school is dangerous, because there are lots of cars on the road, but on the other hand, the bike don't pollute and they are cheaper. I don't know if the situation in Spain is better or worse. I think it is worse. For example, last Thursday, in our Science class we saw a car knocking down a bike because the driver didn't see it, but I think the man is ok. Another example is when a boy skating tried to cross the road to Motril, a car hit the boy and he died. And the last example, a neighbour of mine sold his car and decided to go to work by bicycle,and days after selling the car, when he went to his work on the bike, a car hit him on the road to the harbou and he died. Now his wife and his small daughter are living alone. :'( It's very sad. Almost everyday, there are people dying on the road.
    Bye!
    Maria Jose Garcia Gutierrez 2º A

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  7. I think, cycling to work or to school is good because is faster to walking and are cheap that a car.
    Bye :)
    Robert 2º ESO A

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  8. I think cycling to work is always better if you do not live far from where you need to go in that case would be better bus BYE =)

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  9. I think cycling is better, because in the morning there is a lot of traffic and you go by car or bus there to constantly stop and take longer to arrive, but cycling is more dangerous, as it can be an easy runover.


    Nicolás Alejandro Benitez 2ªB

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  10. I think, cycling to work or school is dangerous, because there are lots of cars on the road, but on the other hand, bikes don't pollute and they are cheaper. I don't know if the situation in Spain is better or worse. I think it is worse. For example, last Thursday, in our Science class we saw a car knocking down a bike because the driver didn't see it, but I think the man is ok. Another example is when a boy skating tried to cross the road to Motril, a car hit the boy and he died. And the last example, a neighbour of mine sold his car and decided to go to work by bicycle,and days after selling the car, when he went to his work on the bike, a car hit him on the road to the harbou and he died. Now his wife and his small daughter are living alone. :'( It's very sad. Almost everyday, there are people dying on the road.
    Bye!
    Maria Jose Garcia Gutierrez 2º A

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  11. I think cycling is better because in the morning there is a lot of traffic and cycling is better than working because is faster tnan working and more healthier, but cycling is more dangerous than working.
    By: Joaquin Garcia 2ºB

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  12. I think that bicycle to go school not have many advantages, because tired climbing hills, although some people think that bicycle to go school has many advantages, because they pollute.
    The advantages are their environmental effects, null greenhouse gas emissions, the maximum energy efficiency and noise reduction.
    The disadvantages are the climate, slopes, lack of security and long distances.

    No, it's worse.
    Because in Spain most people keep associating a sport bicycle. And not only that. The bicycle is related to low social status or environmentalists, when in fact, cycling is for everyone, no age or social status class. In fact, in Europe, the bicycle is used in countries with a higher quality of life index.

    By: Ana Rita Lamego Rodrigues 2ºESO A.

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  13. I think the cycling is good, because it is healthy. In a year there are a lot of accidents in the world. You can avoid if you are careful and wear a helmet. Most of the times it’s cyclists fault.
    By: Irene Ramón Arellano 2ºA

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  14. I prefer cycling because it's quicker than walking and cheaper than by car . But some people say it´s more dangerous than walking. there is have precaution because the traffic´s always terrible in the morning. Definitely, cycling is better by car, because it´s healthier.
    The situation in Spain I don´t know. I think is worse, because here the people are very distracted

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  15. The cycling is good and don't polluter. However the car polluter and more accidents. Hence and more I prefer the cycling before the car.

    ALBERTO ANTEQUERA GONZÁLEZ 2ºB

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  16. I prefer cycling in a city because it's quicker than walking. It's better than going by car, it's faster and cheaper. But it is dangerous because you can collide with cars.It's very healthy. You should always wear a helmet!
    Joaquin Alejandro España Sánchez 2B

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  17. I prefer cycling because it's safer than car for the people. The cycling is healthy and cheap but we can have precaution because in the city have a lot of traffic in the morning and we can have a accident.

    Raisa Martín Espinosa 2º ESO B

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  18. I prefer the bike because it's healthier than car. My favourite transport is bike because it's safer than car. The bicycle is chaper than car. I always ride bike with helmet because it's safer. In my village I ride bike because it's faster than walk. It's very important our health.

    Francisco Garcia Garcia 2B.

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  19. Has anyone seen the Seat Leon advertisement? I think it’s very funny. You’ve probably seen the shorter version on the Spanish TV. It only lasts 30 seconds but you get 4 laughs in that half minute. The first laugh is when the young boy bumps into the bikes in the garage. He is trying to sneak into his home quietly because it’s 6:15 in the morning. Then it’s funny because his father appears, all dressed to go bicycling and he tells his father he’s just got up to go cycling with him. He’s really tired but he has to go with his father. Then his father finds an earring in the car and raises his eyebrows at his son. The advertisement cuts to a scene in the car when the father suddenly turns the radio up and sings loudly waking up the up the son who has fallen asleep. The final scene shows the father leaving on his bike and the son fast asleep in the boot next to his bike.

    There is a longer version in English. Have you seen it?

    It lasts 2 minutes 20 seconds. We get the full story in this version. It starts off with the boy picking up a girl at a pub and taking her home. Before she gets out of the car, she kisses him and leaves. The boy realises it’s 6:15am and that his dad gets up at that time, so he speeds home in an attempt to arrive quickly. He manages not to wake up his dad, but falls over the bicycles. His dad finds him in the garage. Not knowing what to say, the boy lies, and tells him that he woke up early to go cycling with him. When they are about to leave, his dad finds an earring in the car and smirks at him. You see the car going along a mountainous road and then his father turns the radio up and starts singing, waking him up. His son joins in and his father asks him what the girls looks like. To which the boy replies ''she's beautiful can I borrow the car again?''. His father laughs ironically and then makes him go up a steep hill on his bike while following him in the car. The advertisement ends with a shot of the boy asleep in the boot next to his bike.

    I prefer the longer version, as you get a feel for the relationship between the father and son and it's got two extra humorous pieces: when they boy is made to ride up a steep hill and when his father laughs ironically to the request of borrowing the car again.


    Elena 2ºA

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  20. I thing go in bike is more healhty but isn´t very safe it´s really cheap but i prefer go by motorbike or by car because is more safe but it isn´t cheap and healthy because if i have to choose anyone i prefer travel by public transport is cheap and is safe

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  21. I’m very furious with this piece of new because I'm think the driver is guilty because the cyclist has right to cycle on the road like any car and she should have stopped to help the cyclist. Another thing she did wrong was to twet that she hadn't helped the cyclist and that roads are just for cars. This is shameful!

    The incident with the woman is very shameful because she should have stopped the car to see if the cyclist was OK, but she didn’t stop and later wrote in her twitter a message that, from my point of view, she could have avoided. If it happened to me, I would report the woman because it is a felony not to help the person that you have hit with your car.

    There are many advantages to cycling to school or to work. One of the advantages of cycling instead of going by car is that you won't pollute and this is good for the environment and indirectly for us! Another advantage of cycling is that you do sport and the sport is good for our health. There are also some disadvantages as we can have an accident, as we have read in this piece of news, but this can avoid.


    In my opinion there are more advantages than disadvantages to cycling and it is because I love cycling and every day I go cycling for my town. In Spain the use of the bike isn’t very recognized and there are few people that go to work by bicycle. This should increase for the reasons that I’ve given and for many other more!

    Andrea Ligero 2º B Bach.

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