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

lunes, 1 de agosto de 2016

PLASTIC, THE BIGGEST THREAT FOR OUR SEAS

Whenever you are eating something or that you have a plastic bag in your hands, please drop it into a litter bin and make people realise how important this is as PLASTIC IS THE BIGGEST THREAT FOR OUR MEDITERRANEAN SEA.


 

Articles to read:

 And remember this previous post in this blog:

Tsunami in Japan and four years later... debris found in US coasts, JUST AMAZING!!! 

 

ONE POSSIBLE SOLUTION  >>>  A Massive Let’s Do It! Cleaning up the Mediterranean Coast 

Listening exercise to do: Is the Great Barrier Reef under threat? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English) Where is it?


Common mistakes with comparatives and superlatives adjectives and adverbs: interesting Anglo-Link lesson.

LINGOHACK  >>>

Episode 160727 / 27 July 2016   >>>  Expressions presented: breaking through, elluded, blazes & prematurely.

Try to compile the most interesting words you have come across in all the articles read in this post.

7 comentarios:

  1. Nowadays, plastic is a big threat to the environment and the planet, plastic has an important contaminant capacity and it can cause serious effects on ecosystems and on animals that are living in them. The problem is the amount of plastic that is in the sea. There are many types of plastic such as supermarket bags, polystyrene lumps, compact discs, cigarette filter tips, nylons, etc, but each plastic pollutes more or less. I think the best way to stop this pollution is to make aware people about the effects of plastics in the seas because there are many persons that have no idea about this.


    There are many coasts that are covered in plastic because of the waves, I think if people cooperate, the coasts will be clean soon. In my opinion, people must be curious and reycle, and all above, take action!!

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez

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  2. Nowadays, it is well-known fact that plastic is a very common material in our ordinary lives. This material is very useful, because it is very malleable, is cheap, can keep warm… However, this material pollutes a lot and it is difficult to recycle. So today, I am going about the issues that plastic has created in the Mediterranean Sea and about a possible solution to do this dangerous problem Let’s do it! Cleaning up the Mediterranean Coast!

    This useful material contaminates our seas in many different ways, for example, it makes our beaches dirtier and therefore the water is polluted if you want to swim. In addition, if the sea is contaminated, the fishes also are and they can be hurt like turtles who eat plastic bags, because they think they are jellyfish and so they die.

    Let’s do it! Cleaning up the Mediterranean Coast! is an organisation whose aim is to make everybody aware of this problem and also concern everybody that we are all responsible of this issue and that we have to work all together in order to resolve it. This group is formed by ten thousand volunteers and involve 15 countries.

    All in all, I think that we can use plastic, but we have to know that it is a double-edged sword and we have to take care of our planet. Furthermore, in my view Let’s do it! Cleaning up the Mediterranean Coast! is a very useful organisation that can correct our mistakes made in the past.

    By: William : )))

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  4. Does anyone really know how the impact of plastic will affect the world in the next years if we don't do anything? Plastic is always present in our daily lives. From credit card to plastic bags that we use in the supermarkets; almost all is made from plastic and we aren't really concerned about it. To begin with, I'm going to talk about plastic, then I'll move to explain the advantages and disadvantages of using plastic. And finally, I'm going to give you my opinion about this issue.

    Plastic is the most common material which is known and used. One of its characteristics is that it has a low electrical and thermal conductivity, it is also malleable. Moreover, it has a low cost, so as the world is moved by money, plastic is the most used material.

    For me, plastic hasn't too many advantages to be used. It is light, strong and cheap. In addition, it gives the food it is in contact with a peculiar taste and it is also a good container to save cleaning products. However, the disadvantages are fewer, although they are worse. For instance, it kills turtles that eat it as they think it is food, plastic also damages their ecosystem. Not only that, but also its use affects our health as we breath the chemicals substances.

    All in all, we won't stop using plastic, although I'd like to say that we must reduce it. If we don't do anything, what an awful world we will have in the next years! For that problem a lot of campaigns have been set up, for example, the Let's do it! Cleaning up the Mediterranean coast association is a project where tens of thousands of volunteers from countries all around the Mediterranean Sea participate in cleaning up the world. I believe that we have to start raising awareness of the impact of plastic in the world and then take action.

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    According to Collins' dictionary, “debris” means the remains of something broken or destroyed. And that word comes from French.

    María Béjar Rodríguez

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  5. Pollution of the seas by plastic is a problem that worries people, but they do nothing to get this problem, or at least the vast majority.
    A group of researchers from several US institutions just published for the first time since the first rigorous calculation of how many plastic wastes are mismanaged into the sea from each of the 192 coastal countries.

    Do not you think that this is quite ironic when you consider the impact this will have on our future? Simply meditate a little about what is said in the first four and a half minutes of documentary and gives a lot to think about what awaits us. However, it seems that nobody cares ...
    Consider alternatives and at least recycle everything. For something is necessary to begin.

    To sum up, this is an ongoing discussion as simple to solve, the problem is that people are not aware of how this is affecting the oceans big problem, and to life in general.

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  6. Nowadays the pollution is a really serious problem that affect everybody. Plastic is a very common material, because it is cheap, useful... and it has a lot of other good things and almost everything is made of plastic. However, the plastic has a big defect, it is one of the main causes of the pollution.

    Other causes of pollution are: the deforestation, the traffic, the pesticides and the chemicals products, and also the increasing population. But today I am going to talk about the plastic. The plastic is a very common material in our lives and is difficult to eliminate. I think we have the responsabilitie to help by recycling or other ways, because we have caused this problem, but there are a lot of persons who don’t do nothing.

    The beaches and the seas are the places more polluted by plastic. When I go to the beach I always see bottles and bags of plastic,... I think that people are very dirty. I don’t understand why they throw the trash on the beach instead of in the bin, which is next to them.

    Nowadays we have a lot of organisations like “Let’s do it! Cleaning up the Mediterranean Coast!”, which is an organisation that tries to make aware everybody about this problem and that we are all responsable.

    Other organisations are: Sierra Club, Greenpeace and EPA.

    Irene Ramón 1º BACH

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  7. The pollution on the sea is every day more serious because the people doesn't realize when we litter the sea. In summer, in the beach there are many people and many of them eat there. When I go and see it, they throw the wrappers to the sea. I see this very bad, because they doesn't know how bad is it for the oceans.



    There are many types of plastic such as supermarket bags, polystyrene lumps, cigarette filter tips, etc, but each plastic pollutes more or less. I think the best way to stop this pollution is to make aware people about the effects of plastics in the seas because there are many persons that have no idea about this.

    All in all, I think that we can use plastic, but we have to know that it is a double-edged sword and we have to take care with our planet, because the problem is that people are not aware of how this is affecting the oceans big problem, and to life in general.

    ALBERTO ANTEQUERA GONZÁLEZ 1ºBACH A

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