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, 31 de agosto de 2016

Our golden boy Calderón quits ÑBA



Our golden boy José Manuel Calderón (his biography so far) says goodbye to the basketball national team as he wants to concentrates on his NBA team (LA Lakers) and his family. We all wish you the best of lucks!!! Thanks for such great moments!!

Jose Calderon retires from Spanish national team (NBC Sports)




Changing topic, what does 'domestic chores' mean? Well, both my wife and I have been doing the cleaning and painting of our flat and I would like you to do this exercise and give me your opinion >>>>>


Listening exercise to do: Do women clean the house more often than men? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)


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13 comentarios:

  1. To start with, I will do a small biography of José Manuel Calderón.Calderón is a basketball player who plays in the Lakers team of the NBA. He was born the 28th of September, 1981. He measures 1.91 meters. He is the fourth basketball player who plays in the NBA. He has been playing in the national team since 2002, when he debuted vs Croatia. So far he has won too many titles such as three medals at the Olympic Games,five medals Eurobasket and many more.

    Nowadays, Calderón plays in the Lakers team. He wears the number five on his back. His position on the basketball court is base. I don't wach many basketball matches but I've heard many times the name Calderón in the news because of the great player who is. The last 30th of August he decided to leave the national team because he wants to concentrate on his team (The Lakers). What a pity!!

    From my point of view, Manuel Calderón is one of the best Spanish basketball players of the world, however, there are more such as Pau Gasul, Marc Gasol, Rudy, Sergio LLul......Although, I think Pau Gasol is the best.

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez

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  2. José Manuel Calderón Borrallo was born in Villanueva de la Serena, Badajoz, Spain in 28th September in 1981. He is a famous Spanish basketball player who currently plays in Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA.

    One of his most famous achievements was in 2006 in Japon in the FIBA World Championship where he won with Spain a medal gold. Another important accomplishment was in Lituania in 2011 in the Eurobasket where he also won a medal gold.

    Many TV channels have talked about him in the news lately, because he has retired from the Spain selection. It is sad, because he was one of the best, but it is life, he is becoming older so he wants to concentrate in the NBA.

    All in all, I think he is one of the best Spanish basketball players in the world and he is as good as Pau Gasol and Felipe Reyes. I respect his decision of retirement and I hope that more players like him arrive at the Spanish national team.

    By: William : )))

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  3. Firstly, I'll start syaing a Little biography about him. He was born in a Little village in Badajoz, in 28th September in 1981. He is a famous basketball players whose team is Los Ángeles Lakers.

    Besides this, Since 2009 he collaborates with Unicef, first as a Friend of UNICEF Extremadura Committee. In August 2014 and as an ambassador for UNICEF Spanish Committee.

    Besides this, Calderon began his career in the NBA in 2005-06, and started better than expected, since in his second match scored 20 points against New Jersey Nets.

    Also, to tell the truth, he has many personal awards, such as, Most Improved Player in 2001-02 ACB season by the magazine "Giants of the Basket", Spanish first player to win a playoff game in the NBA or the historical record for free throw percentage in a season in the NBA (98.1%) achieved in the 2008-09 season.

    In conclussion, from my point of view, he is one of the bettest and importants basketball players in the world, he leaves nothing to envy of other players, he is perfectly is as good as Paul Gasol or more.



    Nicolás Benitez 1ºBach A

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  5. For a start, I am going to write about José Manuel Calderón. He was born in Villanueva de la Serena, Spain on 28th September, 1981. He is a prefessional basketball player; he plays so well that he is often called Mr. Catering. Nowadays, he plays in Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA as base and wears the number 5. Since 2009 he has collaborated with UNICEF.

    On the one hand, he has played in the Toronto Raptors,Detroit Piston, Dallas Mavericks, and New York Knicks. He also played in Spanish teams before he went to NBA.

    On the other hand, he has won three Olympic medals, silver in 2008 and in 2012 and bronze this year. With the Spanish national team he also has too many important awards. He won four Eurobasket titles, a gold among them and another gold in the FIBA World Championship in 2011, which was celebrated in Lithuania.

    All in all, he is the fourth Spanish that plays in the NBA, after Fernando Martín, Pau Gasol and Raúl López. I think he is such a great player. He might have a bigger impact in LA, because he decided to quit the Spanish national team to concentrate more in his team.


    Andrea Gutiérrez López 1Bach A

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  7. José Calderón is a Spanish well-known basketball player who played for a few years in the NBA team called Toronto Raptors and who has played many matches for our Spanish national team. He born on 28th September (1981) in Villanueva de la Serena (Badajoz).He is 1.91 metres tall and he weighs 95kg.

    Jose Calderón began his proffesional career in "Diputaciñon Foral Alava", a small team of second division (1998). The following year, he was hired by the CB Lucentum Alicante (1999-2001). On 3rd August 2005, he joined the Toronto Raptors as playmaker. During the 2006-2007 season he managed to win the NBA Atlantic Division championship.On 7th December 2006, he suffered a terrible back injury and had to be carried off the field on a stretcher.

    Jose Calderón announced that he ended his career with the Spanish national team. A career that began in 2002 and in which the playmaker from Extremadura, has won a total of eight medals, becoming one of the best game directors game in the history of Spanish.

    n my opinion, Jose Calderón is one of the best baketball players. It's a shame that he won't play for Spain any more. José Calderón will be one of few who will always be remembered always and of course many of this peers; Sergio Llull, Pau Gasol, Felipe Reyes, Ricky Rubio, Juan C. Navarro, Sergio Rodríguez, Rudy Fernandez..etc. Although the best without doubt for me is Pau Gasol.

    Alba Arenas López 1º Bachillerato.

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  8. To start with, I'm going to talk about who José Manuel Calderón is. Calderon is a spanish basketball player who was born in Villanueva de la Serrana (Badajoz),on 28th September, 1981, so actually he's thirty-five years old. It's said thar he's very attached to his people, although he has lived out of his village since he was thirteen years old because of working. He's the forth spanish basketball player who plays in the NBA, after Fernando Martín, Pau Gasol and Raul López. One of his nicknames is 'Mr Catering' named by Andrés Montes, to reflect the facility with which Calderon scores on trays. He has lots of medals. In fact, in 2006 he won with Spain a gold medal in Japan, which is one of his most famous achievements.

    Calderon appeared in the news just a few weeks ago as he has retired from the Spanish selection. How sad it is! He has said that it's because he wants to concentrate in the NBA and in his family.

    I don't know too much about basketball as I don't like it at all. I prefer other sports like football, tennis or volleyball. However,I have ever heard the name of Calderon, maybe because he's a great player. According to what I've just read, Calderon is quiet intelligent, cheerful and confident. In addiction, I also think that he's very generous as he collaborates with UNICEF since 2009.

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  9. To start with, I'm going to talk about who José Manuel Calderón is. Calderon is a Spanish basketball player who was born in Villanueva de la Serrana (Badajoz),on 28th September, 1981, so actually he's thirty-five years old. It is said that he's very attached to his people, although he has lived out of his village since he was thirteen years old because of his job. He's the fourth Spanish basketball player who plays in the NBA, after Fernando Martín, Pau Gasol and Raul López. One of his nicknames is 'Mr Catering' named by Andrés Montes, to reflect the facility with which Calderon scores on trays. He has lots of medals. In fact, in 2006 he won with Spain a gold medal in Japan, which is one of his most famous achievements.

    Calderon appeared in the news just a few weeks ago as he has retired from the Spanish national team. How sad it is! He has said that it's because he wants to concentrate on the NBA and his family.

    I don't know too much about basketball as I don't like it at all. I prefer other sports like football, tennis or volleyball. However,I have heard the name of Calderón once or twice, maybe because he's a great player. According to what I've just read, Calderon is quite intelligent, cheerful and confident. In addiction, I also think that he's very generous as he has collaborated with UNICEF since 2009.

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  10. Jose Manuel Calderón is a spanish basketball icon. He is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Jose Manuel Calderón used to play basketball with his father´s friends. Calderon left Villanueva to play for Vitoria-Gasteiz.[1] He received a proposal to play professional basketball after he won a junior team championship.

    Calderón entered the NBA when he sign with the Toronto Raptors on 3rd August, 2005. By the end of the 2005–06 season, he was ranked third among all rookies in assists with 4'5 per game. He finished the season with 64 played games, having started in 11 of them. He averaged 5'5 points, 4'5 assists, 2'2 rebounds and an assists-per-turnover ratio of 2'85. Actually he plays for the Angeles Lakers of NBA.

    Sometimes, I see the NBA and I see The Lakers, and when he play The Lakers plays very good. For me is one of the best spanish players. I'm sad because he is leaved the Spanish National Team. He have 35 years old and the end of his career is near, and this day we all cried.

    ALBERTO ANTEQUERA GONZÁLEZ 1º Bach A

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  11. José Manuel Calderón Borrallo, is a Spanish basketball player, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. He was part of the Spanish team that won the 2006 World Basketball Championship in Japan. One of his nicknames is 'Mr Catering' named by Andrés Montes, to reflect the facility with which Calderon scores on trays.

    It's bad news for all Spanish basketball fans to see how this great player leave out the Spanish Selection. Along with Pau Gasol, he is one of the best basketball players.

    To summarize it's a pride for the Spanish people to see how these players come so far.

    Paola Ruiz 1º Bach A

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  12. First of all, I'm going to write about José Manuel Calderón. Jose Manuel Calderón is one of the best players of basketball of Spain and the world. He was born on 28th September in Villa Nueva de la Serena, he is a real pride for the city and all the Autonomous Community of Extremadura.
    His main inspiration for basketball came from his father, who used to play basketball for his hometown's team. José Calderón used to enjoy seeing his father play, he accompanied him to his games.

    At the present, he is a basketball player of LA Lakers and he has retired the Spanish national team, where he won a lot of trophies. For instance, he won the 2006 FIBA World Championship, the silver metal in the 2008 Olympics and another silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2011 he won a golden medal at the Eurobasket in Lituania.
    I've seen many games of Calderón in the Spanish national team and he plays so well, he is an incredible player! It is a shame that he retires the Spanish national team, although he wants only to concentrate in the LA Lakers.

    What does domestic chores mean? It refers to tasks such as cleaning, washing, and ironing that have to be done regularly at home. In my opinion, these tasks should be done by all the members of the family, not only by the woman. We all have to help at home.

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  13. José Manuel Calderón Borrallo is a Spanish basket player who born on 28th September 1981. He actually play for the Angeles Lakers , is a team which compete in the NBA of USA the best basketball league in the world. He was born in Villa Nueva de la Serena (Badajoz), when he was a child , his father play in the basketball team of his City.

    When he was a boy he won a junior team championship and he sing with a team for professional basket.
    He was part of the Spanish team that won the 2006 World Basketball Championship in Japan. It was his last participate in the national team beacuse he decided to say goodbye to the national team.

    I reckon that it was good for he, because he have 35 years and there is a old age in the sport.
    He needs to concetrate in his NBA team, good luck with that Calderón!!


    Jose Manuel Diaz España 1º Bach

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