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, 26 de diciembre de 2016

Christmas crazes

For a start, some questions on word formation (these are words that appear all along the post):
  • What is the adjective that comes from 'craze'
  • What is the opposite of 'take off' in this context?
  • What is the verb that comes from 'hopper'? Which animal do you know that is based on this word and that is the name of Swiss football team?
  • What do you think a 'herd mentality' mean? Tell me a job derived from this word. Do you think teens have a herd mentality, especially with regard to the Big Bottle phenomenon.

Listening exercise to do: 'Why do crazes take off?' (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

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5 comentarios:

  1. To begin with, I'm going to answer the questions.
    The adjective that comes from craze is crazed. The opposite of take off in that context could be remain. The verb that comes from hopper is to hop. An animal based in hopper is the grasshopper which is a plant-eating insect that has long legs used for jumping. I think that a herd mentality person is a person who is influenced by his peers to adopt certain behaviors.

    George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!, it was formed by George and Andrew Ridgeley. The duo tasted instant success with their 1983 debut album Fantastic becoming UK number one and producing a string of hit singles.
    George is best known for his work in the 1980s and 1990s, including hit singles such as Last Christmas and Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.
    He has been arrested several times for drug-related offences and he described his use of cannabis as a problem in a 2007 interview. That year he had been banned from driving after pleading guilty to driving while unfit through drugs.
    George Michael was found dead on Sunday at his home in Goring in Oxfordshire, England. He was only 53.

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  3. For a start, I am going to write about George Michael. He was an English famous pop singer, songwriter and producer. During his career he won lots of prizes. He was born on 25th June 1963 and he died on 25th December 2016 with only 53 years the same day as Christmas, it is such a pity. It is said that he died because of a cardiac failure while he was sleeping.

    His musical career and even his lifestyle was marked by sex and drugs, he also declared that he was homosexual. At first he started a group with a childhood friend and they sang together in a pop group called Wham! Careless Whisper was his very first single like soloist, which was a hit. A documental called Different Story, done in 2005, tells his personal life and his career.

    I am not fond of him, but I really like one of his songs, it is Careless Whisper. I think that it is an incredible song to dance with someone special, together and slowly. Romantic stuff!

    On the contrary, talking about word formation the adjective that comes from craze is crazy. The verb that comes from hopper is to hop. Based on this word we have both grasshopper, which is an insect and Grasshopper Club Zürich, a Swiss football team.

    Andrea Gutiérrez López 1BACH A

  4. The christmas is the best holiday for me, because in the holidays there are a two days: Christmas Eve and the wise men. in the christmas eve is on 24th on december and the wise men is on 6th of january and the christmas the children and adults received a presents.
    it's the most holidays too the year

  5. I love Christmas because they bring gifts to me and my brothers.We eat special food, my mum always set the table with special candles and cloth. All my family come to celebrate it. Sometimes we celebrate it in my house or in my grandmother´s house.

    My family and I have the traditions of getting together for dinner at Christmas Eve and New Year´s Eve. The sweets, the decorations ,gifts ... even the sweaters.I love everything about Christmas.

    In my opinion Christmas is the most joyful time of the year.In Christmas people share awesome moments with their families, exchange gifts and eat delicious food.

    Have a merry Christmas and happy new 2020.

    José Carlos Escribano Pulido 1 ESO A