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

sábado, 9 de noviembre de 2013

What class are you?

Talking about social classes. Here you have got an article to read:

The rise of the global middle class

and a  LISTENING EXERCISE  to do. 

15 comentarios:

  1. I am in the middle class because my parents work in a restaurant and I have a normal life in my house with my sister studing to pas to 4° Eso and pas B1/2 of english and french.

    Manuel Castaño Rodriguez 3°C

  2. I am in the middle class because my parents work in a restaurant and I have a normal life in my house with my sister studying to pass to 4°Eso and pass the B1 both English and French.
    Manuel Castaño Rodriguez 3°C

  3. In crisis time, the Middle class has a lot of problems, because the gobernment needs much money, and people must pay taxes. Moreover, a lot of peopple are unemployed and they can´t pay their house.
    Begoña Fernandez Haro 3ºc

  4. I think my familiy and I are in the middle class, but nowadays, we can't know if it will be for a long time because of the crisis, today my parents earn money, but tomorrow they might be unemployed. It's a difficult situation.

    Paola Ruiz 2º ESO A

  5. I think my family and I are in the middle class,because today we're good but tomorrow we can wrong,because are difficult times. We have a normal life with the money.

    Alberto Antequera González 2º ESO B

  6. My family and I are in the middle class, my parents are working, but morrow might miss it, with the theme of crisis. Lourdes Fernández Ortiz. 2A

  7. I think my family and I are in the middle class, because my parents today work, but tomorrow they might be unemployed by the crisis. I have a normal life in my house with my parents, I'm studying to pass to 2ºESO.
    By: Joaquin Garcia 2ºB

  8. I have just read the new in the BBC newspaper and I have to say that I am very surprised. The new say that there are countries like China, where is growning the middle class. What I want to say is that people in this countries have money enough in order to buy a fridge or think about buying a car or going to holidays. It is due to the emerging economy, particulary in Asia and Indonesia.

    Unfortunately, there are some countries like Spain where is disappearing the middle class. Some families, which few years ago had good salaries, now they are losing their houses and their dignity not having a job. It is due to economic crisis which we are suffering.

    Nowadays, I live in a class middle family but and tomorrow will have my parents a job?

  9. My family is in the middle class . My father works and my mother is a house wife . People of the middle class have much problem with the crisis . We live with less money but we live well .

    Raúl Díaz Rodríguez 2 ESO B

  10. My family is in the midle class because my father work on a trucks company who name's Comotrans and my mother work in a greenhouse. My brothers study on I.E.S. Mediterráneo in 4º E.S.O and my sister study in C.E.I.P. Miguel de Cervantes on 6º of primary.

    By:Ana Rita Lamego Rodrigues 2ºA.

  11. My family is in the middle class because my father is a baker and my mother is also employed.My two brothers and I study at .I.E.S Mediterraneo
    Maria Jesus Mendoza Alaminos 2A

  12. I think my family and i are in the middle class because my father is working and my mother is house wife
    some spanish people are living a very difficult situation
    but i can´t fault me because my familly and i live well

  13. The ancient society was divided into different statuses, it is to said, closed groups where people couldn't ascend socially. The highest stratum was the king, and below was the clergy and the nobility. These people were privileged and didn't pay taxes, while peasants and workers were not privileged, so they had to pay a lot of taxes. However, today thankfully this has changed.

    Today a person who is born in a family without much money can succeed in life and ascend socially earning a lot of money; and at the same time a person who is born in a family with a lot of money, can fall into ruin and lose everything they had. So, society is at the present time divided depending on money.

    In my opinion, in Spain the most part of the population is in the middle class, they are people who work and earn enough money to live with some confort. However, there are countries, some of the richest in the world, such as Saudi Arabia, where poor people, is very very poor and rich people, very very rich. I think these inequalities should be reduced and that the rich should help more to the poor ones, so the country can develop.

    In the case of Spain, many people who belonged to the middle class is now in the lower class due to the current period of economic crisis. Many have lost their jobs and have very little help that prevents them from buying food or paying the mortgage, and that's why so many people are being evicted. Finally, I believe that to solve this problem it is necessary to eliminate social injustices and that the government should search more effective messures to make sure that all people can live in the best possible conditions.

    Clara Prados. 2ºBACH.

  14. My family is in the middle class because don't need money or unpaid debts. My father is a farmer and my mum is a housewife

  15. Today the country is in crisis and many families that were previously in the upper class have moved into the middle class.It is not the case in my family who has always been in the middle class , because my dad works in the agriculture and my mom is a housewife . I have to necesary money to a normal life .

    In my house there are five , my father , my mother , my brother , my dog =) , and me . We live with things necessary , I study to pass to 4º Eso .

    Jose Manuel Diaz España 3ºB .