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

miércoles, 20 de enero de 2016

The economic situation in China is becoming worse and worse as petrol is cheaper and cheaper





The economy of China used to be so prosperous, but now....

 China growth slows (listening exercise to do) & China economic growth slowest in 25 years (article to read)

 And here's an article to read about the fall of the petrol prices:

Oil price falls to 11-year low with global glut expected to deepen in 2016 (The Guardian)

 

 

Taking advantage that we are analysing some aspects of the comparatives, superlatives and so on in the level of 4º ESO, here are some notes to study (for further information about the issue have a look into NOTES ON GRAMMATICAL ISSUES - 2º Bachillerato):


COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES

  1. We use more.... for adverbs that end in -ly: more slowly, more quietly
  2. You can use -er or more... with some two-syllable adjectives, especially: quiet, clever, narrow, shallow, simple
  3. IRREGULAR COMPARATIVESgood/well  >  better, bad/badly > worse, far > further/farther
  4. FURTHER & FURTHEST meaning 'more' or 'additional': Let me know if you hear any further news
  5. Before comparatives you can use QUANTIFIERS such as: much, a lot, far, a bit, a little, slightly (He's much / slightly taller than his sister).
  6. You can use any, no + adjective in the comparative form. Ex. I'm not waiting any longer.
  7. Two comparatives of superiority connected by and meaning 'CADA VEZ MÁS'. Ex. The situation is becoming harder and harder.
  8. COMPARATIVE OF EQUALITY: so, as....as....    Fernando Alsonso is as fast as the wind.
  9. COMPARATIVE OF INFERIORITY: less....than...    My cousin is less intelligent than my sister.
  10. Difference between LESS & FEWER.   Examples: I've got less money than you. A bicycle has got fewer wheels than a bus.
  11. Some interesting collocations: the same as, different from, similar to   
  12. After superlatives we use in with places (the longest river in the world) and of for a period of time (the happiest day of my life)
  13. ABSOLUTE SUPERLATIVE meaning 'very'. The book you lent me was most interesting.
You've got all this information, plus the difference between USED TO, BE USED TO & GET USED TO in my site: 4º ESO  

Lingohack:
  Episode 160120 / 20 Jan 2016   >>>  Expressions presented: evenly, condition & boycott.





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  2. In the latest months, news all over the world have been talking about two main topics, China’s economic situation and the fall of oil prices. What’s happening with China economic growth? And why are oil prices falling so fast?

    First of all, I want to talk about Chinese economic situation. After growing more and more during more than 20 years at least, China economic growth has experienced a painful slowdown in the last two years. According to experts, China’s economy has suffered this economic slowdown for two main reasons: China’s focus on creating an economy driven by consumption has made an overproduction that now they can solve, especially in steel. And the other main reason is that China's stock market has crashed over because of the distrust of the other countries of this overproduction and because of the ignorance of some Chinese investors that have become indebted investing with money that they didn’t have.

    The oher important piece of news has been the oil price falls in all over the world. The latest fall of oil prices has been prompted by concerns that a market already awash with oil from the two biggest suppliers – Saudi Arabia and Russia – would receive additional supply from the lifting of sanctions against Iran and the ending of a 40-year US export ban. In addition to this, experts say that things won’t be better in 2016.

    In conclusion, in this 2016 things won’t be better in the economic aspects. China will have to do all their best to have a lower production if it doesn’t want to continue having an overproduction. And in my opinion we have to search alternatives to the oil, pushing more towards renewable energies.

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  3. China is one of the most important economies in the world. Now, it is one of the richest countries, and some people say that in some years, it is going to be the richest. Now, there is an economic crisis in China because the price of pretol is falling and its economy can grow forever.
    I think that the countries can't be always growing, they must reach a top. For example, the economy if Spain grew very fast during some years and now we have an economic crisis.
    I think that we must learn to speak Chinese because if China grows a lot, we can find many jobs in China!!

    MARGARITA LLANES VENEGAS 4ºA

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  4. China is one of the most important economies in the world. Now, it is one of the richest countries, and some people say that in some years, it is going to be the richest. Now, there is an economic crisis in China because the price of pretol is falling and its economy can't grow forever.
    I think that the countries can't be always growing, they must reach a top. For example, the economy in Spain grew very fast during some years and now we have an economic crisis.
    I think that we must learn to speak Chinese because if China grows a lot, we can find many jobs in China!!

    MARGARITA LLANES VENEGAS 4ºA

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