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

martes, 7 de julio de 2015

Greece, Europe and the future


Articles to read:

- The Guardian: Ten things people in Greece can't do...  

- The Guardian: Eurozone must not allow Greece....   

- Greece debt crisis   (BBC)    



- CNN: No! Greek vote shocks Europe  

Listening exercises:


Linkers expressing cause and effect. (Interesting notes and activities to do)


5 comentarios:

  1. It is a well-known fact that Europe isn’t in his greater time and that all the European Union countries have to make an effort to get off the crisis. This week there have been lot problems with a country who wanted to reduce his debt paying less for the loan which has already received. This country is Greece and there are many reasons for this.

    On the one hand, they want to reduce it, because they can’t afford it for the reason it’s too high. Moreover, they would have this debt for more than 50 years, so their sons would also have to pay it. In addition, they would also have to pay very high taxes to solve it and if they the tax of hotels, many tourist would not come.

    On the other hand, the Greeks have been living too much time cheating the government, for example in the whole Greece there were only 5 legal swimming pools and there were thousands of them. Furthermore, this country has to pay for the loan, because it was money which could has been spent in their own countries, one example is Spain which has given 150 millions of euros.

    In my opinion, the only solution for them is to pay the loan and try to make the best for all. I hope no one has to pass throw this, but life is too hard.

    By: William :)))

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  2. These days every TV networks are talking about the same theme, the future of Greece. Everyone is following in the news how things are developing. Greece is now in a very delicate moment. But, how are they going to pay all their debts? Moreover, will they be able to pay them at least?

    On the one hand, now in Greece there is a far-left wing party in the Greek Parliament, who promised to reduce the debts that Greece had and who also promised other benefits to poor people, like a reduction in the electricity bills. Furthermore, Alexis Tsipras, the prime minister convoked a Referendum to vote if they accept what they have to pay to Europe or to force Europe to hand over more money with less austerity attached (what he was for).

    On the other hand, European countries want all the money that they have lent to Greece back. They think that Greece hasn’t done enough reforms to give them more money. For instance, there are only five swimming pools that pay taxes to the government, their IVA is very low… This means that Greece will have to pay at the end, because when they asked for money Europe gives it to them.

    Finally they have accepted the conditions imposed by the EU, and they are going to do the reforms necessaries to have the third rescue. Despite the fact that they are going to have an increment of their IVA, the limit of the cash money…, now I reckon that they have more possibilities than before to emerge from the crisis.

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  3. These days every TV network is talking the same topic, the future of Greece. Everyone is following in the news how things are developing. Greece is now in a very delicate moment. But, how are they going to pay all their debts? Moreover, will they be able to pay them at least?

    On the one hand, now in Greece there is a far-left wing party in the Greek Parliament, who promised to reduce the debts that Greece had and who also promised other benefits to poor people, like a reduction in the electricity bills. Furthermore, Alexis Tsipras, the Prime Minister convoked a Referendum to vote if they accepted what they have to pay to Europe or to force Europe to hand over more money with less austerity attached (what he was for).

    On the other hand, European countries want all the money that they have lent to Greece back. They think that Greece hasn’t done enough reforms to give them more money. For instance, there are only five swimming pools that pay taxes to the government, their VAT is very low… This means that Greece will have to pay at the end, because when they asked for money Europe gave it to them.

    Finally they have accepted the conditions imposed by the EU, and they are going to do the necessary reforms to have the third rescue. Despite the fact that they are going to have an increase in their VAT, the limit of the cash money…, now I reckon that they have more possibilities than before to emerge from the crisis.

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  5. Lately Greece doesn't stop appearing on TV. After a lot of disagreements between the Hellenic country and the UE, and the referendum at which the majority voted no, finally there has been an agreement between them. And right now, there won’t be an exit of Greece of the euro.

    It was disagreeable to see the people at the doors of the banks to get little money from the cash machines, less than 100€ per day, just to feed a family. Some of them didn't have enough money to buy medicines. It was so sad.

    Something which caught my eye was the Australian businessman who gave money to a Greek man. The Greek was friend of the Australian’s father. It was something which touched all. What a great person! The world should have more people like him, so the world would be better.

    Andrea Gutiérrez 

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