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

martes, 27 de diciembre de 2016

A stunningly enchanting New Year's Eve story

New Year's Eve is coming closer and our expectations are high as most of our happiness and future seems to depend on how well it all goes. Read this stunningly enchanting New Year's Eve story and give me your opinion:


The Guardian: The New Year’s Eve party when a bad fairy turned into a good friend (

What are your preparations for this occassion? Do you wear anything special? What are your expections? Are you looking forward to it? Are you meeting anybody special? Are you going to a party or are you staying at home with the family?



By the way, do you know the difference between these verbs?

Expect, Hope, Look Forward & Wait (explanation + exercises  & quiz)


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3 comentarios:

  1. From my point of view, this story is very interesting because at first, the two women did not get on well and the next year, they became great friends. The woman who organised the The New Year’s Eve party only wanted friends and unknown people to come to her party, however, a friend of a friend of hers took her girlfriend to the party and she was an unfriendly and a rude person. She thought that this person would break her party. With this in mind, they tried to calm her down. Fortunately, the party was a success.

    Now, I'm going to answer the questions that Albert ask us. My preparations for this occasion are the same as other years. My mother and me, we make a big dinner with lot of delicious food and lot of drinks: alcohol, blackberry liquor, cava...etc and that's all. For that night, I usually wear a suit with my red tie. Yes, I´m, I'm looking forward to it because it is a special day, perhaps the most important day os all the year. I'm not meeting anyone special because I will probably have a dinner with my parents and my elder brother. I still don't know what I'm going to do, maybe I'll stay at home with my family but if a friend of mine wants, we'll probably go to a party in Molvízar or in Almuñécar.

    Then, I'm going to explain the differences between expect, hope, look forward and wait. To expect is a verb which is used to express what you think will happen because there is some indication that indicates it. To hope is used to express wishes or hopes. "To look forward" conveys the idea of waiting impatiently. "To wait" refers to the action of being in wait for something to happen, is related to time and usually it's followed by "to". The most beautiful words in English for me are life and love, they sound so nice. In my language which is Spanish, the words that sound better are want, love, father and mother, that is what I think.

    In conclusion, I think we should be in The New Year’s Eve with people who we love such as our family and friends. By this way, we will enjoy the night to maximum.

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez 1.A.Bachillerato

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  3. To begin with, I am going to write about New Year’s Eve and the traditions for this special night around the world, because it is not the same in all places.

    Actually, here in Spain we are the only ones who eat twelve grapes to celebrate the New Year. It is said that doing this we have good luck for the next year. This tradition began in 1909 in Alicante because of a vintage’s excess. In another place like Colombia, at midnight, they walk around their houses with a empty suitcase to ask for a new year with a lots of trips. In Russia, they ask for a wish, they write it and then they burn it. Later, they put the ash in the champagne to drink it. What a burning toast! In Canada, they drop cold water onto their heads. It is such a freezing experience that is only meant for brave people. And on the east of the country, the tradition says that men have to disguise as women and women as men. In Argentina, it is thought that if you wear some pink underwear, you will meet your true love. This is like a signal to Cupid to do his job.

    This time I preferred staying at home with my family. I think that is a good idea to rest this night and to start the year with people you love the most, like friends and family. However, I don’t think this is such a special night, because each day is a new opportunity to try to make the best day ever.

    My most beautiful word in English is happiness because it sounds fantastic and it has a great meaning and in other language is amour, in French. I really like this word because it sounds so sensual and its meaning is simply fantastic.

    Andrea Gutiérrez López 1BACH A