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

viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2015

Robin Hood and James Bond

In our real world, do we still have this kind of characters? Tell me about someone who may be similar either to Robin Hood or James Bond.



What do you know about Robin Hood? Here is a good listening exercise to discover this character, but if you want to have further details about him and the city of Nottingham at the end of this That's English programme: Module 9 / 8b. (Remember you've got a page on my site with all the links to the different chapters).


Here's another interesting listening exercise about James Bond: Licence to kiss .



And finally, what about listening to two songs connected with these two fictional characters? 
'(Everything I do) I do it for you' by Bryan Adams and 'Skyfall' by Adele.

11 comentarios:

  1. Robin Hood was an English archer of the Middle Age who stole the money from the rich people and gave it to the poor. He was a very kind man and he also faced the king and the sheriff from Nottingham. This legend was used in many films and books like Robin Hood Outlawed, In the days of Robin Hood.

    James Bond, whose nickname is agent 007, is an English secret agent who is the best in his job. He kills everybody who they order. He is also very attractive and in all films he appeares with a different woman. He always lives on the edge.

    All in all, both of them lived in England and they fought for the justice and equality of every people. I think nowadays we need someone like them to catch the corruption, the thieves and the injustice.

    By: WILLIAM : )))

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  3. There have been many characters in our history like Robin Hood or James Bond, that have taught us the good values of life and that have also been local heroes, because they have fought against the rich people that stole money from the poor. In actuality, James Bond is still one of these characters that promote these types of values. In fact, soon there will be a new James Bond’s film. However, do we still have these local heroes in our minds? Have we got a little local hero in our everyday life?
    Firstly, it’s a well-known fact that these types of heroes had a lot of influence in the past, because there were no TV and no Internet, so to do revolutions against the rich, they needed to believe that a hero like Robin Hood for example, was supporting them in another part of these wars. I don’t know if they really existed, but perhaps it was true that someone did similar things and after his death, he became a myth, even if we couldn’t testify it.
    And what do we know about them? Well, Robin Hood was an English archer of the Middle Age who stole the money from the rich and gave it to the poor. It’s said that he was a very kind man and that lived in the wild forest of Nottingham fighting even against the king. Another character is James Bond, or 007, an English secret agent who is the best in his job, because he kills everybody who is ordered. People think that is the perfect English gentleman because of his look, but in reality he’s a bit womanizer.
    All in all, I reckon that before there were more local heroes that people believed in than in our days, because now our politics are more corrupt and we have less local heroes. At least, now we can decide “the king” that is going to steal our money.

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  4. The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created
    in 1953 by writer Ian Flemig, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story
    collections .
    Robin Hood was a popular hero ine English folklore who lived outside the law (an outlaw) and who hid with a gang in the forest of Sherwood and the Barnsdale near the city of Nottingham

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  6. There have been many characters in our history like Robin Hood or James Bond that have taught us the good values of life and that have also been local heroes, because they have fought against the rich people that stole money from the poor. Currently, James Bond is still one of these characters that promote this type of values. In fact, soon there will be a new James Bond’s film. However, do we still have this type of heroes in our minds? Have we got a little local hero in our everyday life?

    Firstly, it’s a well-known fact that these types of heroes had a lot of influence in the past, because there was no TV and no Internet, so to do revolutions against the rich, they needed to believe that a hero like Robin Hood for example, was supporting them in another part of these wars. I don’t know if they really existed, but perhaps it was true that someone did similar things and after his death, he became a myth, even if we couldn’t testify it.

    And what do we know about them? Well, Robin Hood was an English archer of the Middle Age who stole the money from the rich and gave it to the poor. It’s said that he was a very kind man and that lived in the wild forest of Nottingham fighting even against the king. Another character is James Bond, or 007, an English secret agent who is the best in his job, because he kills everybody who is ordered to kill. People think that he is the perfect English gentleman because of his look, but in reality he’s a bit womanizer.

    All in all, I reckon that before there were more local heroes that people believed in than in our days, because now our politicians are more corrupt and we have fewer local heroes. At least, now we can decide “the king” that is going to steal our money.

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  7. Robin Hood is a bandit, who steals the money from the rich people to give it to the poor. In the real life the legend say that he was a man called Robin Longstride who has a great heart and lived in the Sherwood wood near the city of Nottingham. He fought against the sheriff of Nottingham.

    I have seen photos of Nottingham and I think that it is a city old, but very beautiful and I also have seen the oldest inn in England and for me it is small and smart.

    James Bond is a character created by the English novelist Ian Fleming in 1952. James Bond is a secret agent who has license to kill. In the novels and films James Bond, also called agent 007, has to do a secret mission and during the mission he has adventures.

    I listened the two songs and I like most the song by Adele.

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  9. Robin Hood is a legend who was born in England in the thirteenth century. He lived in the city of Nottingham and Sherwood Forest.
    Robin was a thief who stole from the merchants and rich people to give money, food to poor people, for this reason I think is a hero although steal is wrong, but does so with a good heart.

    James Bond is very different than Robin Hood, is a fictional character created by Fleming in 1952. Bond is a secret agent with a license to kill, is better known as 007.

    I listened the two songs and I prefer Adele's song.

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  10. Robin Hood was an english archetypal hero. According to legend, Robin Hood was a men called Robin Longstride or Robin of Locksley. He was of great heart and lived outside the law, hiding in Sherwood Forest and Barnsdale, near the city of Nottingham. Robin Hood became a popular folk figure in the late-medieval period, and continues to be widely represented in literature, films and television.

    James Bond is a fiction character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections. His first novel was Royal Casino where the author acknowledges James Bond as a secret agent 007.

    ALBERTO ANTEQUERA GONZÁLEZ 4ºB

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  11. -------------------Robin Hood-----------------

    Robin Hood was the legendary bandit of England who stole from the rich to help the poor. The stories about Robin appealed to common folk because he stood up against and frequently outwitted people in power. Furthermore, his life in the forest hunting and feasting with his fellow outlaws, coming to the assistance of those in need seemed like a great and noble adventure.

    Stories about his life and adventures first appeared in the late 1400s was originally associated with several locations in England. One was Barnsdale, in the northern district called Yorkshire. The other was Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, where his principal opponent was the vicious and oppressive Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin's companions included Little John, Alan-a-Dale, Much, and Will Scarlett.



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    The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections. Since Fleming's death in 1964, eight other authors have written authorised Bond novels or novelizations: Kingsley Amis, Christopher Wood, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks, Jeffery Deaver, William Boyd and Anthony Horowitz. The latest novel is Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz, published in September 2015. Additionally Charlie Higson wrote a series on a young James Bond, and Kate Westbrook wrote three novels based on the diaries of a recurring series character, Moneypenny.
    I like very much the Agent 007

    Jose Manuel Diaz España 4ºB

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