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, 27 de julio de 2015

A bloody matter

To begin with, what does 'bloody' mean? Can you tell me its different meanings?

Listening exercise to do: The wonder of blood (6 minute English)

Articles to read: The importance of blood in human health  

Top 10 tips for a healthy heart (The Guardian)

9 comentarios:

  1. Well, to begin with, the word bloody, means literally: covered in blood or "sangriento" in Spanish, but it has many more meanings. For example, in UK it can express anger. In a conflict, it express violent. It also can be an intensifier particle in UK that means: very, as..... This word is derived from the word blood, it is formed from the word blood.

    In the article that Alberto proposes to read, the scientist said that "you are what you eat" and that "you are what you think". I think so, because depending on what we eat and think, our body has a way or another. He also says that the body is formed from blood. The blood is the most important human body fluid, it is composed of: red cells, white cells, platelets and sanguine plasma. If you want to live many years, guard your heart.!!

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez

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  3. The word 'bloody' is a colloquialism. It is a swear word that many people find offensive that is used to emphasize a comment or an angry statement. It is used to highlight someone or something in a negative light, for example: if your car had broken down, you would say: 'that bloody car'. It is frequently used as 'bloody hell' that means ' 'oh no' .The origin of the word was to swear upon the bloody death (Of Christ) Or the cross.
    Blood represents 1/13 of the total weight of the human body. It circulates through the arteries, capillaries and veins. Consists of a liquid part called plasma and a solid part which are cells: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

    Ideally for the heart is, do 20 minutes of exercise three days a week, burning 300 kcal.

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    1. "Bloody" is a word that can have several meanings, "Sangriento" is the meaning in Spanish but if we're in UK this word is used to curse , for example "He's bloody useless".The meanings of this word vary according to the country where we are.

      Regarding the article "The Guardian", in my opinion all the advice she gives are really important, because following all these tips you can have a good health and a healthy heart, but for me one of the most important is to care your diet because having a healthy diet makes our body elimate alcohol, cholesterol, and it helps you keep your weight at an ideal weight if you exercise and maintain a healthy diet. I knew almost all of these tips and know that some diseases are inherited from your family but didn't know that heart disease could also come from inheritance.

      And on the article "The Importance of Blood in Human Health" provides you with a lot of information that can help us and we can learn a lot about our blood, things that are important and we did not know. Blood is a very important element in our body and thanks to the blood, nutrients, oxygen and carbon dioxid are transported, among many other things. It's amazing what the body can do and what makes the blood in our body, the number of cells we have in our body and how fast the heart can pump five liters of blood.

      "Your bodies are the temple of the living God."

      Ariadna Prados López

  5. If blood means sangre, and bleed sangrar, bloody will mean sangriento, the adjective. Also it means, violento and in some other occasions it means maldito, condenado, pinche, jodido and the UK it is utilised as intensifier adjectives, muy and tan.

    I don't know the length of the blood vessels, it is incredible 100,000 miles. It is real that the blood is very important in human health, and without it we can't live.

    The most important for a healthy heart is not to drink alcohol and eat less salt (5g per day). Sometimes there are problems which are hereditary, and so these people must be more careful and these cares have to be better.

    There are a lot of stories about the blood from the Roman to the famous vampire Dracula. I don't believe them, because the youth of the face doesn't depend on the blood, but in the aging process of the person.

    Andrea Gutiérrez

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  8. Bloody means 'Sangriento,maldito, dichoso,etc'. In the UK it's also used as an intensifier of an adjective 'very, as'.
    Blood is a bodily fluid in animals that delivers necessary substances like nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports waste products far from those same cells.

    Blood is responsible of the coagulation, transport hormones, regulation of body pH and body temperature, supply of oxygen to tissues, removal of waste, etc.

    The average adult has a blood volume of five litres, which is composed of plasma and several kinds of cells (red blood cells,white blood cells and platelets).

    I reckon the most important things you can do to have a healthy heart is do exercise, not smoke, not drink too much alcohol and have a balanced diet.