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

sábado, 29 de marzo de 2014

SKATEBOARDING



 SKATEBOARDING

Here are two videos about skateboarding Elena (2º ESO A) has just sent me:

 


VIDEO number 2:  http://vimeo.com/15226293

Do you like skateboarding? Have you ever practised it?

Quiznet: TALKING VAGUELY 

21 comentarios:

  1. Skateboarding is a sport that involves sliding on a table with wheels and in turn to perform variety of tricks, many of them raising the floorboard and making shapes and twirling it in the air. Is practiced with a skate board and folded flat timber end and having two axles and four wheels

    Juan Ortiz Bejar 2-A-ESO

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  2. For my opinion the skateboarding is a sport very interesanting because many people practice this and there are many professionals. There are also many competitions them earn money. I admire the skaters because they do very cool things. And you can personalize your skate as you like. Is very interesting.

    Daniel Martín Sánchez 3ºC

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  3. THE EVOLUTION OF SKATEBOARDING (part 1)


    Skateboarding has always been somewhat controversial. Parents are not always happy when their children belong to the 'skateboarding scene', perhaps because it is considered a dangerous sport, but also because it has often been associated with an alternative culture.

    However, you might be surprised to learn that skateboarding has been around since the 1950s. It all started in California when the surfers got the idea of trying to 'surf the streets'. This notion in itself is quite innovative; but then skateboarding has always been on the edge of society, searching out other ways of doing things. Maybe this is because it is a activity which has frequently had to reinvent itself.

    Its popularity increased during the 1950s and into the early 60s but in 1965 it suddenly crashed, and most people assumed that skateboarding was a fad that has died out. Nevertheless, skateboarding is a strange, spontaneous sport which can not easily be killed off. A few enthusiasts continued to skate; parts were difficult to find but they went back to making home-made boards.

    Frank Nasworthy was one of these fanatics and the sport was about to experience a renaissance with his invention of the urethane wheel. A new style evolved, which took the sport to new levels. Suddenly, skaters were trying out new, low-to-the-ground movements and jumping into the air with acrobatic manoeuvres. A skater named Ollie invented a revolutionary jump. He would slam his back foot down on the tail of his board and jump, thereby elevating himself and the board into the air. The 'ollie' was born, a trick that completely regenerated skateboarding; most tricks today are based in performing an 'ollie'.

    Things seemed to be going well, but near the end of the 70s skateboarding faced its second crash in popularity. It had become an even more dangerous activity and insurance rates got out of control. Less people came to the skateparks and the vast majority of them closed.

    elena 2ºA













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  4. (part 2)

    Skateboarding had to reinvent itself yet again and in one sense, the closing of the parks was positive, because it introduced a new freedom to the sport. It became more of an underground movement with skaters continuing to ride, but making the whole world into their skatepark. The die-hards took to the streets using public hand rails as grinding bars, parking lots as a flat surface and park benches and curbs as blocks and pads.

    By the 1980s skateboarding was influencing worldwide clothing styles, music and culture. The early skaters in the late 1970s in America, had been emblematic of 'the Californian way of life' with their shaggy hair, Hawaiian shirts and torn denim shorts. In the 80s the fashion had changed to a Latino style with their flannel shirts and their bandannas. Skateboarding had never been so popular it was an international phenomenon by now.


    But skateboarding was to face yet another challenge, in the late 1980s its popularity plummeted. Nevertheless, those who skated has always been of a dogged, tenacious and rebellious nature; and the sport shared these same qualities. By the 90s, skating was back into fashion; this time with a raw, edgy and dangerous attitude. It coincided with the rise of angry punk music and the general discontent with the establishment that raged throughout the West at this time. The image of the poor angry skater punk became a stereotype; parents became even more wary of the skating scene, but this same image fuelled skateboarding popularity amongst the young.

    In 1995 skateboarding became respectable. ESPN the giant media group in the USA held their first Extreme Games competition in Rhode Island. This was the first of the X Games and it was a huge success; it also pulled skateboarding into the mainstream. There is even now talk of skateboarding becoming an Olympic sport. Skateboarding had finally made it!

    But not everybody is happy. Skateboarding is a very individual activity. There is no right or wrong way to skate and there is a large group of skaters who miss the underground days. Where will skateboarding go from here? It has always been about self discovery, pushing oneself to the limit and invention. Who knows where skaters will continue to take this risky and rough-hewn sport.

    elena 2ºA

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  5. The videos are awesome! I love how they handle the table. I really like the skate, but I prefer reollerblading, because I learned to rollerblade when I was ten; I learned very quickly, and now I rollerblade very well. In my free time I usually go rollerblading with my friends, and also with my little cousin, because I'm teaching rollerblading her.
    Skateboarding was probably born in the late 1940s or early 1950s in California. I sometimes practice skate. I know many people who practice it, because it is now the fashionable sport. I think it's very difficult, but in my opinion it is incredible and magical.

    Maria Jose Garcia 2ºA














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  6. I think skateboarding is a somewhat risky sport, can really hurt you and break you some bones.
    I like skateboarding, but I'm afraid to practice. I have friends who do this sport and end up on the ground, is very difficult.
    There are people in the world have awards, they are very good.
    The skate is the table, is very simple. With it you can do jumps and move quickly.

    Aisha 3ºC

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  7. I think that skateboarding isn't interesting for me because I don't like it. It isn't part of my life.
    Skateboarding can be a dangerous sport because you can break a leg or hand but there are many people who enjoy practising it!
    I never practise it because I am not fond of this type of sport , I prefer walking on foot !!

    Andrea 3ºC

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  8. I think that skateboarding is a very dangerous sport because people who practice it have to jump with the table and because they can break a leg, a arm....too. I really like the skateboarding but I don't practice it. On Sundays I go to the square of my town to pracrise it, but it's very dificult. I think rollerblading is safer than skateboarding.
    Joaquin Alejandro España Sánchez 2B

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  9. The videos are awesome! I love how they handle the board. I really like skating, but I prefer reollerblading, because I learned to rollerblade when I was ten; I learned very quickly, and now I rollerblade very well. In my free time I usually go rollerblading with my friends, and also with my little cousin, because I'm teaching her how to rollerbade.
    Skateboarding was probably born in the late 1940s or early 1950s in California. I sometimes practise skating. I know many people who practise it, because it is now the fashionable sport. I think it's very difficult, but in my opinion it is incredible and magical.

    Maria Jose Garcia 2ºA

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  10. I just saw these videos and they are awesome, and I found their disguises very funny. I love the way they manage the skate and how they move their legs. I think skateboarding is a very complicated activity and you need do a lot of practice . The skateboard should be considered a sport like any other, since you need to have a good physical condition and train a lot with courage to do the tricks correctly, moreover, it is a risky sport, like snowboard or ski.


    I know many people who practice this sport, and they say it is amazing. You need a lot of practice, but when you finally learn how to do a trick after a while, it's like if you get a goal or dreams have come true, so skateboarding is a way to have more confidence in yourself and know that if you try hard you would get results.


    Many people today associate skateboarding with vandalism, and I think they are wrong. Skateboarding is an art, and people who really like this sport and are very good at it, make a lot of money and are very famous, such as Tony Hawk, considered the best skater in the world.


    To sum up, I'd like to know how to do skateboard, however, I've tried it and it's very difficult, I prefer to look, because you have to have a lot of control on your legs and it's too much adrenaline for me. I like to do rollerblading, and when I have free time I like to go out with my friends to a park to practice.



    Clara Prados. 1ºBACH B.

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  13. The videos are awesome! I love how they handle the board. I really like skating, but I prefer rollerblading, because I learned to rollerblade when I was ten; I learned very quickly, and now I rollerblade very well. In my free time I usually go rollerblading with my friends, and also with my little cousin, because I'm teaching her how to rollerbade.Skateboarding was probably born in the late 1940s or early 1950s in California. I sometimes practise skating. I know many people who practise it, because it is now the fashionable sport. I think it's very difficult, but in my opinion it is incredible and magical.Maria Jose Garcia 2ºA

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  14. Skateboarding is twirling with the table. It is hard but nice to see. If up to me to learn to skate, but it's hard for me, even just to ride in the table.

    Video.

    The video is very cool it's amazing what they can do. I love it when it appears scooby doo (the dog) on the table with your knees. Doing that is even more difficult to stand.That if they are professionals!

    Cristina Bejar Lopez 2ºESO-B

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  15. This sport was developed in the early 1948 as a replacement surfboard on land, removing the wheels from the skates. It has developed a great attraction and interest to many, and usually a publicity stunt for youth (skaters or not). a 2002 report to the American Sports Data found that there were 40.5 million skateboarders in the world; 84% being under 18 years, of which 74% were male and 26% female.

    I don't like it much. I don't practise it. I prefer watching it.

    Alba Arenas 2ºA.

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  16. This sport was developed in the early 1948 as a replacement for surfing on land, removing the wheels from the skates. It has developed a great attraction and interest to many, and usually a publicity stunt for youth (skaters or not). a 2002 report to the American Sports Data found that there were 40.5 million skateboarders in the world; 84% being under 18 years, of which 74% were male and 26% female.

    I don't like it much. I don't practise it. I prefer watching it.

    Alba Arenas 2ºA

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  17. The videos are awesome! I love how they handle the board.I like skateboarding, but I'm afraid to practice. I have friends who do this sport and end up on the ground, is very difficult. The skateboard should be considered a sport like any other, since you need to have a good physical condition and train a lot with courage to do the tricks correctly, moreover, it is a risky sport, like snowboard or ski. Is practiced with a skate board and folded flat timber end and having two axles and four wheels.I know many people who practise it, because it is now the fashionable sport. I think it's very difficult, but in my opinion it is incredible and magical.

    ALBERTO ANTEQUERA GONZÁLEZ 2ºB

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  18. The videos are amazing¡ But I've always thought that skateboarding is a very dangerous sport because many people practice . I have friends who do this sport although I do not like I see and I like as practiced .People who practice it have to jump with the table and because they can break a legs , feet , arms ,fingers etc....
    I learned to rollerblade when I was nine and I think thats difficult so the skateboarding is more difficult than rollerblade . Many people today associate skateboarding with vandalism, and I think they are wrong. Everyone has their freedom to practice any sport under its responsibility .

    There are many tricks but these are the best known :
    The casper , the anti casper , the kif flip , the goofy , the ollie , the fakie , the backside and the frontside

    I think it's very very difficult ,but in my opinion watch the pros is spectacular

    Jose Manuel Diaz España 2ºB

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  19. Skateboarding is a sport that is practiced with a skateboard anywhere on a street where you can shoot, but you can also skate anywhere, as it is a free sport. For example, pools, steps, roads, etc.. The only impediment to this street sport is upset street: bumps, bites, bumps, ... In general, anything that might destabilize the skater.I like a lot, but do not practice

    Lourdes Fernandez 2A.

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  20. Skateboarding is a sport that famous amog the young people that me. Skateboarding is practiced whit skateboard in streets or skateparks. The person that practice skateboarding called skater and a skateboard called skate for shorten. A lot of people say this is not sport but it is. Some people that Rodney Mullen, Manuel Palacios, Tony Hawk, etc. Tony Hawk is very important in the world of skateboard because he do the famous 900 he and other guy but he do it very much times. He rigth now have 35 years but he do skateboard but not much times. The woman famous in skateboard is Lauren Perkins she was reconocided in 1998 she not only practice skate also practice motocross, surfing and snowboard. In my opinion skateboard is the better sport ( I love also others sports that football).
    Marta Altea González 3ºA

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  21. Skateboarding is very fashionable nowadays. I think this sport is more or less new, and it could have born in the USA, bacuse I have seen in many Amercian films people skateboarding. I have my own skateboard and I sometimes practice this sport, it is not very easy!!! This new fashion of practising skateboarding is sometimes acompained of certain clothes (sweatshirts, caps,...), and I also love them. These videos are incredible!! I would like to be as good as them!!

    Margarita LLanes Venegas 3ªA

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