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, 3 de agosto de 2016

Summer time is a time to let people off the hook





What does the expression 'off the hook' mean? Have a look at this interesting The English We Speak programme.

So what do people do instead? They relax and ....

Pokémon Go: five tricks for pro players that are almost as good as cheats (The Guardian)

Pokemon and the power of nostalgia (BBC News)

This latest madness may be ok for some time, but it becomes a problem if it turns into an obssession and you spend (or waste) too much of your time instead of reading, playing with your friends or going out. Here is an article about it:

The top five most crazy stories about Pokemon Go ... so far (The Irish Times)

Listening exercise to do: Dealing with boredom (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

Children should be allowed to get bored, expert says (BBC News)

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11 comentarios:

  1. To start, I think summer is a good time to hook on something such as a game, a new activity, sport,....because it's maybe when you have more free time. However, you have to do a responsible use of the activity that you are doing. It can cause many problems unless you make a responsible use.

    Nowadays, there is a new game called Pokémon Go, it's probably the best game made ever. In it, you have to catch pokemons which can be in the street, in a forest, in the water, in a garden.......who knows? It's a really good game because it's virtual and it's a strategy game, although, you must be carefull when you are playing it because of there have been many accidents by this game. For example, there are many persons that have died while they were playing it. Last week, I saw in the news that a girl had died to falling off a bridge into a river.

    Today, I have Pokémon Go on my smartphone, but I don't play much because I don't really like catching pokemons, although I used to wacth Pokémon on TV everyday. Moreover, I prefer playing with my brother or with my friend more than with a game.

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez

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  2. For me, summer is time to relax and do what you like. Traveling, reading, start a new sport or the like. Although also we lose much time doing nothing, on the couch with the excuse that it's hot. To be honest, I wish I had many more things to do this summer but unfortunately I could not do them. Still I think everyone should take advantage of the little time left and do incredible summer before the school year begins.

    Less than a month ago or two out Pokemon Go, a game where you have to go hunting pokemon. But this game is not like the previous ones in that you are the coach who has to move around your city or town to get mayour pokemon.Algo number of truly innovative but as everything has its bad things and people sometimes exceeds these things. At the end of the day it is just a game and nobody should suffer or accident or anything like that. A few days ago I saw on the news that two Asian tourists had put his life at risk after you walk through a tunnel where there was a Pikachu. I would never put my life at risk at stake.

    I was big fan of Pokemon and after the departure of this game for play again, but not as much as he used to do as I prefer to be with my friends or my family rather than lose hours and hours looking pokemon. Still I have to say that the game is fun and makes you exercise as to hatch the eggs must walk 2, 5 or 10 kilometers so I see it and to miss those hours sitting around doing nothing, you can go hunting some pokemons. Anyway I love the game and I hope that people take seriously their safety and play responsibly.

    Ariadna Prados López

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  3. Pokémon Go is a free-to-play game which is based in augmented reality and was developed by Nianty for iOS and Android devices. It was released on 6th July, 2016. In this game, you have to locate, capture, battle and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon. This game has been downloaded by more 100 million people. Pokémon Go has changed the view of our society. For example: Before, parents didn’t want their kids to stay at home playing computer games. However, nowadays, they take fresh air and do some sport. Everybody plays: men and women, young and old, parents and sons… This game has improved our lifestyle and has got a lot of advantages, but it has got also disadvantages.

    On the one hand, Pokémon Go has got a lot of advantages like parents and sons can walk together and they can have fun together hunting Pokémon and fighting between them. Moreover, it has reduced the obesity in the USA, because everybody walks throw their city in order to take more Pokémon and level up. Furthermore, people now know more about their city and his monuments due to it, because in each city there are “PokeStops” which are important monuments or buildings where you can take items, but the most interesting thing is that in each one there is a little description of it so people realises and learns of some important places of their city.

    On the other hand, Pokémon Go has got some problems as people doesn’t look around and there are a lot of accidents for example people who were driving his car or people who gets lost in the middle of a park or a mountain searching Pokémon. Another problem is this game can be use in order to win money by other companies, for example Mc Donald’s has said that he wants to pay Pokémon go in order to put Pokémon in their restaurants so as to have more customers.

    All in all, this game has changed our point of view. In my opinion, it has improved our lifestyle and our mind so I think it has been a very good invention. However, we have to pay attention to our environment and don’t get hypnotized by Pokémon.

    By: WILLIAM : )))

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  4. Pokémon Go is a virtual game where you have to move through the city looking for Pokémon and tryng catch them. in my opinion is a waste of time, because you don´t learn nothing with it.
    All of my friends have this game on their mobile phone and they are always playing when we meet and I don´t like it, because I get bored and I think that is a lack of respect for the rest of us.

    Furthermore, It has caused a few accidents because the people weren´t paying attention to the street, somepeople fall or crush with the things. It can be very dangerous.

    there are many people adicted of this game and when the school start they won´t concentrate in the school and have problems with the homework.

    in conclusion, i don´t like this game because it isn´t productive and it can be dangerous.


    by: Inés Cobos Rodríguez. 4ºA

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  6. This summer, Pokémon Go has become the most downloaded game. It is very common to see a lot of people in the street with the mobile in their hands; most of the time, they are catching pokémons. First of all, I'm going to explain how it is played and then, I'm going to give you my personal experience about it.

    There are a lot of types of Pokémons and they are everywhere, although the ones you can find in towns or big cities are better and more numerous, while in villages there are fewer and they are of an inferior quality. And now, how it works: firsty, you must activate the GPS and it locates your area. Then, you have to walk and on the screen it will appear a map with a boy. That boy represents you and you're a coach. Moreover, when there is a pokémon near you, it appears and you have to try to catch it. If you catch it, now it belongs to you. There are also Poképaradas, where there are Pokémon eggs that are opened when you walk at a certain distance. There are also gyms to train them. For instance, when I went to the beach, a group of teenagers were going to the Sunem Pub to coach their pokémon. How amazing it is that people from other villages go to others because of a game!

    However, I'd like to say that this game has also some disadvantages, one of them is that it is almost always blocked, so you have to wait some minutes and for me, that's boring. Furthermore, it can turn into an obsession to you, then you will need some special attention from doctors who try to eliminate that obsession. And if you have an obsession with the game, you will spend a lot of time on it, so it will cause health problems as sight or mental problems. And that is not all; some people have discovered how hack the game, so that, you don't have to walk to catch pokémon and you can be in other countries as China or USA.

    So far I haven't played yet, although most of my friends have already played. I remember the days when I got up early to watch the Pokémon series, that's incredible how it has come back and most people play again. As all fashions, soon, in weeks or in months, that mode will pass to the history and we will remember it like an important fact in our lives.

    María Béjar Rodríguez

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  7. First, I think that summer is the time that you have to do your hobbies, for example : you can hang out with your friends, read books, do exercise, travel, meet new people , go to the beach… So I think that you can’t waste your time with a game.

    In summer, there was a new game called Pokémon Go and it was very popular. Everyone was obsessed with it, I always saw people play with that game next to a “PokeParada” or next to a “GimnasioPokemon”. I think that it is a great game, because when you are bored you can go out and play and your are doing exercise, too. For example there was a youtuber than lost 3 kg in a week. That's one of the advantages, other adventages are: you can play with your friends, family..., make tourism in and out of the city.... One of the coolest things in the game is that according to the site you are you can find different pokemons.

    On the other hand, there also disadvantages, because some persons do dangerous things to capture a Pokémon, drive while they are playing, people go down the street distracted ...

    Nowadays, the game is nos as amazing as before. Almost everyone no longer plays with it and find it boring, although there are still people obsessed with it.

    Irene Ramón 1ºBACH

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  8. Summer is time to have fun with your friends, to go out all the day, to do exercise or simply, to have relax while you read a book. In conclusio, summer is the time where we don't have to worry about nothing. I reckon all summers are similar, that is to say, we use to do the same things, as going to the beach, to the swimming pool, etc. But this summer has had something different. A new game has been created and it's called by the name of 'Pokemon go'.

    Pokemon Go is about capturing Pokemons from your mobile phone. The innovation of this game is that you must walk to capture them, so Gamers have had to get up from their chairs and go out to play this game. There are also 'Pokeparadas' where you can find 'Pokeballs' and 'PokeGyms' where you can train your pokemon and be the King of the gym. I think there is one thing that none of my xclassmates has commented. It's that there are three teams: Mystic, which is the blue team. Instinct, which is the yellow team and finally, the read team which is called Team Valor. In my opinion, it's a great game and it's very funny. Lot of people say: What a boring game it is! Most people also say that we are wasting our time playing it, but I don't think so at all. Every sunday in summer I went with my friends to the beach and we played Pokemon Go and I have to say that thanks to this game we have met a lot of new very nice people. In addition, there were many times where we were looking for certain pokemon and boys that have already found it told us whre it was, so Pokemon Go players aren't a group of antisocial people. They are great people who loves pokemon. However, there are people who are very crazy and they have died because of the game,as they wanted to capture them in dangerous places or they crossed a roadwithout looking.

    In my opinion, this game became very popular as Youtubers played it. For example, LuzuGames, a youtuber who spent about 15 hours in the Pier of Santa Monica(The Angels)catching Magikarps to envolve them in a Gyarados. There are also another ones who have lost weight, so that's other of his advantages. However, there are already some tricks like FAKE GPS, an app which is in the app store and which with we can travel around the world without going out of home.
    Nowadays, the game isn’t as popular as before, so I don’t play it any longer, but there ar still people who still play. For example, yesterday evening I saw a group of children playing. I think I will always remember it!

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  9. To start, I would like to make it clear that the summer is to enjoy it to the fullest with friends, with family and with whoever you want. Even so, the end of the day, we always do the same things; go to the pool, go to the beach, to parties, go on vacation, etc. But there have been, during this summer season, something different, something that people will have "hooked" a lot, that is, the most famous game "Pokémon Go"!

    Millions of people have been playing the brand new game called Pokemon Go! I decided to try out the game to see what all of the big hype was about it. I was frankly not a fan of it because it was very repetitive with all of the tapping that you need to do. I looked at the news and saw millions of different accidents that were going on throughout the world. People were falling off cliffs, getting into car crashes, and some people even saw dead bodies! You can wonder, like many people do how all of this could happen, how can people not be that attentive to know if they were going to fall off of a cliff. The answer is quite simple, they are extremely distracted by the phone and don't even notice that they are about to fall off of a cliff. I guess what I am saying is simple, Pokemon Go! brings tons of people outside but it also allows people to become extremely distracted.

    in my opinion, this game can be fun and entertaining, and it is, but can be dangerous, because people could do stupid things and incoherent, risking his life, to take a simple virtual doll.


    Nicolás Benitez 1ºBach A



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  10. Summer is time to have fun with your friends, to go out all the day, to do exercise or simply to relax while you read a book. In conclusion, summer is the time when we don't have to worry about anything. I reckon all summers are similar, that is to say, we usually do the same things, as going to the beach, to the swimming pool, etc. But this summer has had something different. A new game has been created and it's called 'Pokemon go'.

    Pokemon Go is about capturing Pokemons from your mobile phone. The innovation of this game is that you must walk to capture them, so Gamers have had to get up from their chairs and go out to play this game. There are also 'Pokeparadas' where you can find 'Pokeballs' and 'PokeGyms', where you can train your pokemon and be the King of the gym. I think there is one thing that none of my xclassmates has commented. It's that there are three teams: Mystic, which is the blue team. Instinct, which is the yellow team and finally, the read team which is called Team Valor. In my opinion, it's a great game and it's very funny. Lots of people say: What a boring game it is! Most people also say that we are wasting our time playing it, but I don't think so at all. Every Sunday in summer I went with my friends to the beach and we played Pokemon Go and I have to say that thanks to this game we have met a lot of new very nice people. In addition, there were many times when we were looking for certain pokemon and boys that had already found them told us where they were, so Pokemon Go players aren't a group of antisocial people. They are great people who love pokemon. However, there are people who are very crazy and they have died because of the game,as they wanted to capture them in dangerous places or they crossed a roadwithout looking.

    In my opinion, this game became very popular as Youtubers played it. For example, LuzuGames, a youtuber who spent about 15 hours in the Pier of Santa Monica(The Angels)catching Magikarps to envolve them in a Gyarados. There are also another one who has lost weight, so that's another of its advantages. However, there are already some tricks like FAKE GPS, an app which is in the app store and which you can travel with around the world without leaving home.
    Nowadays, the game isn’t as popular as before, so I don’t play it any longer, but there are still people who keep on playing. For example, yesterday evening I saw a group of children playing. I think I will always remember it!

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  11. Summer is the best season of the year if you pass all the subjects, because you can go with your friends to the beach and another places to do, many thinks and go to, many places that you like, the last summer I been in la Caleta with Antequera I was stay a month there, and We did do a lot of things, We everyday went to the beach and built a a goal with rocks and We play football with more friends all the day, a few days we went to Salobreña and We dinner there, normally for the dinner We usually ate Kebab, because We love it.

    Millions of persons of the world played Pokemon Go the last summer, Pokemon Go is free-to-play game wich are play in Android or Ios, because this for play Pokemon Go you need a Smartphone. This game was created to make people walk and leave their homes. When you walk you can see diferent Pokemons and in the important places like squares , museums, statues... there are a Place calle "Pokestop" and if you spin it, it gives you diferents Items like "Potions" and "PokeBalls".

    This game is very popular because a lot of people love Pokemon and play it in GameBoy when they was young , millions of persons in the world like Pokemon , I like Pokemon too. I think it is a fantastic game.

    Jose Manuel Diaz España 1ºBach

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