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, 25 de enero de 2017

Roger & Rafa, the old rockers are back!!

And both of them reached the final after beating Wawrinka and Dimitrov. The final was a great 5-set match where Federer managed to overcome a 1-3 in the final set and defeat Nadal. Thanks to both of them for such incredible tennis moments!!!


Federer and Nadal are already in the semi-finals in the Australian Open, so we may have another final between them.

Articles to read:

Roger Federer into Australian Open semis after win over Mischa Zverev (The Guardian)

Rafael Nadal revival rolls on with win over Milos Raonic at Australian Open (The Guardian)

VOCABULARY  >>>>  The word in capitals at the end of each of the following sentences can be used to form a word that fits suitably in the blank space. Fill each blank in this way.

Example: My teacher ................ me to take this examination.  COURAGE   (solution: encouraged)

1. We always have a bed ready in the spare room in case visitors arrive .............  EXPECT
2. The book does not say much about the prices, but is very ............ about everything else.  INFORM
3. The government is expected to take ........... against the level of unemployment.   ACT
4. They have added three new songs to the show, which ........... it by about fifteen minutes.    LONG
5. I am looking for a ........... gift for an old lady.    SUIT

Solutions in the next post   

SOLUTIONS to the WISHES AND REGRETS exercise in the previous post: 

1. I wish it had snowed in Salobreña yesterday.    2. If only I had a lot of money.
3. I wish I knew the answer to that question.      4. If only I didn't have to work in this terrible place.
5. I wish I could help you.    6. If only I were rich.  7. Don't you wish you could drive?
118. I wish I could speak English perfectly.  


Episode 170125 / 25 January 2017   >>>  Expressions presented: premature, wholesome & obesity.

4 comentarios:

  1. The Australian Open has been one of the best of the last years. This tournament has been finished with Roger Federer and Serena Williams that leads winning this Australian Open.
    The turnament started with the disappointment of Andy Murray, number one, and Novak Djokovic (one of the favourites).
    Rafa Nadal, Dimitrov, Roger Federer and Wawrinka arrived at semifinals, which were incredibles.Firstly, Roger won to Stan Wawrinka in five sets (7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3) in a incredible match. Secondly Rafa won to Dimitrov in five sets too (6-3, 5-7, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4)in other incredible match.
    In the final, the Swiss beat a Rafa Nadal who fought until the last minute. Almost four hours of game, an epic match in which Federer was slightly superior to the Spanish. Historic duel in which Federer survived to an incredible Nadal.

  2. Rafa and Roger are the most important figures in the world of tennis , they participe in every tournements of tennis in the world and they win all. Rafa Nadal is a spanish professional tennis who won a lot of tournament in his life, he is considered the best spanish deportist.

    The previous month was celebrarte the Australian Open, Nadal and Roger reached the final.It is a final that tennis fans could only dream of, and, while it may not match the heights of their 2008 Wimbledon final epic, it should be a thrilling and closely fought contest. But there are two factors that give Federer the edge. First, there is the quickness of the courts in Melbourne, which favor the most attacking game of the Swiss.

    Jose Manuel Diaz España 1ºBach

  3. Roger and Rafa are two professional tennis players who, according to many sports critics, have the biggest sporting rivalry registered in the world of tennis.

    Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer against all odds got into the Australian Ophen final in January, and after this match between tennis master Roger Federer and tennis king Rafa Nadal the Swiss was the winner of the final taking the tournament.

    On March 15 they faced off the last time they met, went through the Round of 16 of Indian Wells, winning Federer 6-2 and 6-3.

    Just when everyone thought that these two legends of tennis were already coming to an end they have resurfaced, to further prolong this rivalry and delight us with their beautiful game of this sport as is tennis.

  4. In my opinion Roger and Rafa are the greatest players in the tennis history, and I think it´s one of the most rivalry games ever played in sports if is not the most, like Real Madrid-Barcelona, lately Cleveland-Golden state, and many others.

    This was the first match played between Roger and Rafa in this year, but for now they already have faced off three times, which everyone were won by Roger.

    I watched all this games and in my opinion Rafa didn´t do his best, in my opinion he can do much better, and I think he will do better in clay tournaments, from my point of view he has many chances to win Roland Garros one more time

    On the other hand Roger has confirmed that he won´t play any clay tournament before Roland Garros, this could be a very important advandage for Rafa.
    Roger is 35 years old, If he continues playing like he has been playing, he can play for 4 or five years more, maybe more. He doesn´t even runs, he puts the ball where he wants

    Eduardo Pérez Muelas