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

miércoles, 14 de octubre de 2015

Reading and Lingohack!!!

Listening exercise: Do we read to show off? (BBC Learning English)

What does 'show off' mean?

Which are the best books to read on your commute? (The Guardian)

Review of conditionals   

New and most interesting section in BBC Learning English: LINGOHACK

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Excellent listening practice for those students preparing for the B1 or B2. Pay attention to the expressions presented!!!!

What do you think 'lingohack' means?
You can write a summary or a comment of any of the three pieces of news or of all of them altogether.

6 comentarios:

  1. I think this expression “Show off” means that a person is boastful, to boat about something.

    A good book can't lack in your bag when you are going to travel. I don't think those books are the most recommended to read when you are travelling.

    If you don't drive, and you don't feel ill while you are travelling by bus, taxi car or by plane, you can read a book to clear your mind.

    I recommend you to choose a funny book. It is help you to pass the time faster, and that you don't focus on the panic to fly, and to imagine other worlds more or less similar to the place where you are going to stay.

    If you have a long travel, you can also listen to music and contemplate landscapes.

    I recommend you these books:
    - El principito.
    - Las Crónicas de Narnia.
    - Ciudades de Papel.
    - El arte de no amargarse la vida.

    I hardly ever read when I'm travelling.

    María Béjar Rodríguez 4º ESO A

  2. To show off means that you do something to boast. In the photo, I can see a man reading in the tube, and many people read when they travel.
    I don't read very much, and many people say that they read but they don't read!!! I know that reading¡g is very good for your mind, and times passes very quickly when you are reading, but I don't have many time to read. I prefer to do other things, for example gymnastics or other sports for entertaining.
    Reading is good for your health and your mind,and you can do it everywhere!!! I think I will read more!!

  3. Reading while you are using public transports is a means to avoid public be boring. It is a good manner to entertain yourself and, even, to form you in an interesting topic. I think the term show off means to impress someone.
    Personally, when I am travelling I prefer listening to music because I enjoy it and I relax myself.
    Personally, I don´t like chose the topics in the article because they are quite affensive if I travel on any public transport I will choose a novel quite intereting.

    Jose Manuel Ortiz Jimenez 4 de ESO A

  4. When we travel by public transport we can see people who read and use the time. Although most read books, read magazines too many ebooks.
    Reading is a good activity for our physical and mental well-being, but many people read because it is a hobby and do´tt have time to do at home so take the opportunity to read on the way to work.
    In short read it stimulates the brain increases our culture and makes us better people.
    Antonio Peregrina Martínez 2ºESO A

  5. The wonder is clear! What's meaning "lingohack"??

  6. A tip to help the learner learn a language easier. It is slang - first time I've heard it in this context though.