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

domingo, 8 de enero de 2017

Petrol crisis in Mexico and learning how to pronounce English

Here are two articles about a problem they have in Mexico because of the rise in the price of petrol. Find examples of passive voice and differences between British English and American English:

Let's watch this video (English with Papa) about how to pronounce 'would' correctly:

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Oxford Learner's Dictionaries | Find definitions, translations, and grammar explanations at Oxford Learner's Dictionaries

WORD FORMATION. Complete these sentences with a suitable word formed from the word in CAPITALS.
1.      Have you got any ______________ experience?  SECRETARY
2.      I'm not very ______________  .   MUSIC
3.      There are many ______________ benefits besides this.    ADDITION
4.      What are your ______________ qualifications?     PROFESSION
5.      Do you know the boss  ______________ ?    PERSON
6.      The office is _________ located.   CENTRE
7.      It is a very ______________ company.   FRIEND
8.      You will have a share of the ______________ profits.     YEAR
9.      What is your ______________ salary?      MONTH
10. Do you get a ______________ newspaper?      DAY

SOLUTIONS to the Use of English exercise in the previous post:      
1. in/ near     2. had      3. one     4. At/four     5. what    6. whether      7. else    8. by   9. to  10. very/ totally/completely/really/quite...  11. least   12. on     13. were   14. as    15. at/round/over   16. very/ quite/obviously/clearly      17. by      18. clear/definite   19. led     20. else/different

4 comentarios:

  1. A considerable increase in the price of gasoline is causing protests, looting and roadblocks in Mexico. Authorities arrested more than 250 people for robberies and vandalism across the country this week, authorities said. Revenue in December announced an increase in gasoline prices, which in some cases was more than 20%. President Enrique Peña Nieto says that the increase is a "responsible measure for the stability of the economy".

    Firstly, this problem has been caused by Mexico's huge demand for gasoline (more than a million barrels of gasoline per day) han aumentado el precio de manera desmesurada. On the other hand Mexico is a country that depends mainly in his neigbour United States in energy and providing business.

    From my point of view, I consider that this problem is caused by the decisions made by the new president of the United States, like the wall which he wants to construct to delimit the border or the expulsion of Mexican immigrants that is causing big problems in the economy.

    Paola Ruiz 1º BACH A

  2. Lately in Mexico a problem happened with the oil. The newspaper wrote the following headline :At least 987 people had been arrested and four people killed after the fifth day of violent demonstration and looting over a 20% hike in gasoline prices.President Enrique Peña Nieto says that the increase is a "responsible measure for the stability of the economy".

    In Mexico there are too many people that use gasoline, because this they demand more than a seven million barrels of gasoline per week.This problem may increase due to the bad decisions made by the President of the United States.

    Donald Trump, He hates Mexico and he wants to buildt a wall to separate Mexico from the United States, I think that it is a very bad idea because Mexico contributes to the United States economy and it is a part of America. President is too many racist.

    Jose Manuel Diaz España 1ºBach

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  4. In Mexico, the petrol crisis is a very serious problem that can affect to the economy of his country.
    The appearance of petrol in the United States and his sale very cheap, force to Mexico to sale the petrol more cheaper that the United States. This is generating a tremendous crisis in Mexico.

    This competition make that others countries can buy the oil more cheaper than before. For example, in Spain, our economy has improved, and part of it is for the purchase of oil. also, this has led to lower the price of oil in society.

    Part of fault has Donald Trump, an hater of Mexico which does everything possible to sink them (like wanting to build a wall). In my opinion the United States and Mexico should establish a unique strength that does not harm anyone.