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, 22 de enero de 2018

PLASTIC, THE BIGGEST THREAT FOR OUR SEAS (Updated)

Whenever you are eating something or 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 these previous posts in this blog:

 

 

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

 

However, this striking paradox can also happen:

 

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.

Solutions to the exercises in the previous post:

GRAMMAR  >>>>  1. have been working, have never been   2. went out, broke up   3. has gone, bought, has never broken down   4. have lived    5. was, died   6. have you had   7. did you have   8. began, lasted   9. began, ended, has been going on   10. Have you ever been, went, did you like, did, liked


VOCABULARY  >>>>   1. salary  2. money   3. salary    4. wages   5. cash

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.

23 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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    2. Plastic is a big problem in the world .

      This big problem can be solved by recycling.

      Before, on the beach of Salobreña there were turtles, now there are many jellyfish because there are no turtles.

      Turtles eat jellyfish, so if there are no turtles, there are more and more jellyfish and they attack humans.

      The plastic that we throw into the sea makes many marine animals disappear.

      Plastic can affect small and important animals.

      In today's news they have said that there is a worm that eats plastic.

      This worm is called a wax worm.

      I think it is important to look for solutions of this type, but what is really important is not to pollute.

      Listening to 6 Minute English BBC says there is a starfish that eats corals in the Great Barrier Reef, changing the ecosystem.

      This is as dangerous as throwing plastic into the sea.

      Susana P. Bosch 2ºESO Grupo A

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  10. Plastic in the sea is one of the most dangerous things in the world because sea creatures can eat it and die. Turttles are one of the most affected animals because they think that plastic are jelly fish or fish and they swallow it and die.

    I think it´s a very disappointing thing because if all fish are dead, humans wouldn´t have more fish to eat and these are very bad news.

    Sometimes there´s much more pollution in the sea than on the streets. When a boat crashes with a cliff or a rock all the petrol comes out and kill lots of sea animals, so please be supportive with the problem.

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  11. Whenever you are eating something or 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.

    plastic bags are found polluting waterways and ending up in the sea, where they are a menace to marine life. Earlier this year, a whale was found to have died of plastic pollution, its guts clogged up with our plastic. The problem is so great that there is now a floating pool of rubbish in the Pacific, greater in extent than any other detectable man-made impact on the environment.
    In my opinion the people shouldn’t throw garbage to the sea, because the fish die and pollute the sea . we should clean all and not get it dirty any more.

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  12. Normally, we throw the plastic bags into the sea, that should not be done, many marine animals eat that plastic and die.

    We should not do it, because if we kill all the marine animals, we can not eat fish

    Sometimes the sea is the most contaminated place, we should not throw rubbish into the sea, nor use products that affect marine life.

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  14. Plastic, despite being an incredibly useful material, because of all the possibilities of use it has for human beings, plastic also has its problems.
    The intensive use of this, has generated waste difficult to handle. Starting because it is not degradable. This means that, when it is discarded, it does not decompose easily as, for example, paper does. Nowadays, plastic is largely responsible for the polluting waste that accumulates on our planet.
    The most common plastic, when discarded, remains in the environment for many years. Also, when it is thrown on the street, it can end up covering sewers and grilles where the water must pass when it rains. When it reaches rivers and oceans, it can kill animals that are trapped inside the bags.
    From my point of view, recycling is the best option of all. Faced with these drawbacks, plastic elements have been developed from corn, which makes it degradable and does not contaminate. But for now the manufacturing costs are high, but it will undoubtedly be an alternative to make it less contaminated

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  15. Plastic waste in the seas of the world is becoming a growing problem. Less visible but much more dramatic is the global pollution of the oceans with plastic. Experts estimate that up to five percent of all plastics produced worldwide end up as garbage in the seas. In 2010 they were approximately 12 million tons. Most of these plastics reach the seas through the rivers.

    The biggest problem is the microplastics, the smallest particles, which are formed by the abrasion of car tires or contained in cosmetics that are becoming increasingly dangerous. For example, 94 percent of seabirds found dead on the coasts have microplastics in their stomachs.

    The greatest risk to the oceans currently comes from emerging economies in Asia and Africa. Economic growth means more production and more garbage. What is still lacking in these countries are concepts of waste disposal and concepts of sustainability.


    A big problem is still the fine bags that are used for fruits, which often cost nothing. Anyway, per capita consumption of plastic bags has dropped from 71 to 45 pieces per year. But, even so, 3,700 million plastic bags are consumed in the year, which usually ends up in the seas.



    Ariadna Prados López 2ºBach

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  16. Plastic is a problem for us and for animals, especially marine animals.Oceans are polluted
    with rubbish coming from humans. Marine animals can eat it and die. For example, the turtles. They think that the plastic are their food and the turtles eat it and they end up dying.

    We can solve this problem, throwing it into the correct bin and recycling.

    In many places coffee capsules are prohibited because they cannot be recycled correctly.

    I think we must care about the environment and understand what is happening with humans and the planet.

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  17. Plastic has always been an important material for humankind. From natural rubber balls, bands and figurines in the Prehistoric Age to polyester photographic films and computer tapes in the 21st century. It would be hard to imagine our lives without plastic. Its countless uses makes it an essential material which we can not do without. However, the level of plastic in our seas has increased dramatically in the last century leading to harmful and detrimental effects on our environment.

    Plastic deteriorates very slowly as it is able to withstand natural degradation. This, summed up to the rise in plastic production, is creating a hostile, almost unbearable atmosphere for marine life. The plastic concentration in some areas is so enormous that we have ocean currents of marine debris worldwide. The most important one is located in the North Pacific Ocean and is known as the Great Pacific garbage patch. Many of these plastics end up in the stomach of marine animals, reducing their population. Not only is it toxic for marine species, but also for us, as many of these fish are consumed by the human species.

    If we do not stop this growing accumulation of plastic, it is estimated that by the year 2050 there will be more plastic than fishes in the sea. What can we do to stop this?
    There are microorganisms which can break down certain types of plastic, but it’s an expensive process and some of these microorganisms are infectuous for the human being. Plastic incineration is another option. However, it increases carbon dioxide emissions which would contribute to global warming. Recycling seems to be a good option, as re-melting and re-using plastic would cut down on plastic production.

    In conclusion, plastic pollution is a problem which can’t be ignored. We need to act now before it’s too late. We need to stop this threat. Our seas are crying for help. Our planet needs this. We need this.

    Elena Pérez 2ºBACH

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  18. The issue of pollution is something very common in our day to day. Attempts have been made to take many measures to reduce the use of plastic such as collection in supermarkets and other stores of plastic bags. All this in order to reduce our consumption but, this is not enough since many products containing plastic are still manufactured, we use it for everything: mobile phones, packaging, computers ...

    Many of us are not aware of the damage we do every time we throw a bag on the ground or wrap a candy. We are not aware that this will end up in our seas and will be eaten by animals that we will consume later because everything is a food chain.

    Apart from the damage that can be caused to our health, which are several, we are spoiling our landscape and creating islands of garbage (in which there are large percentages of plastics).

    In my opinion, we should try to make people more aware of what they do every time they throw a package on the ground or when they throw away the trash without recycling. We need to teach the raw reality and not sweeten it.

    Raisa Martín 2º BACH

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  19. Today I’m going to write about plastic. It is a very serious material and we use it everyday.
    Plastic has always been a very important material for us, but also it is a very contaminant material and it takes a lot of time to degrade, like 500 years and also to produce it.
    When we throw something to the sea, we are not conscious about how damage we our causing to our planet. This is a very serious problem which can’t be ignored and which we have to do something before it is too late. In some place it exist an island of rubbish and it is very disgusting and a lot of animals die of this every day. For example, if we throw a top of a water bottle and a fish thinks that it is food they will eat it and they might die.
    Finally, I think that we should do something about this because we are destroying our planet.

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  20. Normally, we throw the plastic bags into the sea, that should not be done, many marine animals eat that plastic and die.

    We should not do it, because if we kill all the marine animals, we can not eat fish

    Sometimes the sea is the most contaminated place, we should not throw rubbish into the sea, nor use products that affect marine life.

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  21. Normally the oceans are full of plastics, this causes many marine beings to die and not only that, the environment also.

    When I go to the beach and see plastics, cans, and garbage I am very surprised because the beach is a good for everyone and we do not take care of it as they should.

    There are boats that collect tons of plastic thrown in the open sea with floating fish.

    Let's take care of the environment by not throwing garbage bags into the sea, cans, and especially plastics.

    2ºB

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