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, 4 de enero de 2017

Tennis and swimming, the key to a longer and healthier life.

Do you want to live a longer and healthier life? Do you do any physical exercise? Which sports do you practise?






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WORD FORMATION. Complete these sentences with an appropriate word formed from the word in CAPITALS.
1.      Notice the ______________ of these words.  SIMILAR
2.      Language is a means of ______________  .   COMMUNICATE
3.      Dolphins are ______________ very intelligent.    APPEAR
4.      Sagan looked at Elvar in ______________.     ASTONISH
5.      How do they show their  ______________ ?    INTELLIGENT
6.      He wanted to learn more about the _________ of a dolphin’s brain.   DEVELOP
7.      The chimp’s trainer made several  ______________.   CORRECT
8.      His ______________ to stop annoyed the chimp.     REFUSE
9.      The chimp looked at Tim  ______________ .      ANGRY

VOCABULARY. Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.

1. Because the picture was not genuine, it was completely ................... .        (A  worthless    B   invaluable   C  priceless   D   valuable)
2. It was terrible. One passenger was killed, and the other was ................. injured.    (A  hardly    B   completely   C  severely   D   unusually)
3. Sorry I’m late. I had to go to the library to ........................ some books.  (A  give    B   buy   C  lend   D   return)
4. She showed a lot of ..................... in her fight against the illness.     (A  discourage    B   courage   C  courageous   D   courageously)
5. She’s got a fabulous job and she earns a great ........................ of money.   (A  deal    B   quantity   C  amount   D   level)
6. ..................... the terrible weather, the tennis tournament was cancelled.      (A  Although    B   Owing to   C  However   D   In spite of)
7. The recent .............. violence is worrying the police.     (A  increase with    B   increase of   C  increase in   D   increase about)
8. We got to the theatre just .............. to see the first scene of the play.   (A  on time    B   in time   C  at times   D   with time)
9. My uncle is great. In our family, he’s ................... his cooking.   (A  famous about    B   famous with   C  famous for   D   famous in)
10. We .................. going to the concert. The orchestra was marvellous.     (A  enjoyed     B   wanted   C  hated   D   decided)
11. They shouldn’t have .......................... the accident. It wasn’t my fault.        (A  accused me of    B   accused me with   C  blamed me for   D   blamed me with)
12. We were so busy we had to .................... going on holiday for a month.  (A  put out   B   put away   C  put down   D   put off)

10 comentarios:

  1. I want to live a longer and healthier life, so I do some physical exercise. I play football once or twice per week, since I don't have more free time to practise it. I'm sure that if I had more free time, I would play much more.

    Tennis and racquet sports have many physical benefits, for instance, they help you to improve your cardiovascular capacity. They also have multiple psychological benefits, like the calmness supports in moments of pressure or to enjoy the teamwork. For children, playing tennis is a fantastic way of starting to develop the discipline, the commitment to the world of sport and learning of theirs mistakes.

    On the contrary, I do neither tennis nor swimming and the articles say that they can be the key to live a better life and football can't. I don't think so, because if you practise football you are doing sport and all sport is better than be at home just do nothing.

    The article says that people who play team sports when younger often do not move onto a new sport once their teams disband and they become spectators, but I think there's always a football team in your city and you can play with all the members of it, regardless of age.

  2. Being active is good for all of us on so many levels, from keeping the heart in shape to improving blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Moreover, exercise has also been linked to benefits for the brain and lower risk of some cancers. But which types of activities are the best for our health? Does it matter what kind of exercise you do? In this essay, I will discuss how different types of sports can help us to keep fit and healthy.

    Many young people, just like many old people, waste their time. Some youngsters choose to sleep instead of getting up and being active. Others are more active, although they prefer to spend their time, for instance in coffe shops with friends or alone. Still others never leave the house and are always chatting on the Internet or watching sports on TV. Nevertheless, thre are also many people who are active and productive, whose life style is sport.

    On the one hand, according to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, not all types of physical activity are equal. People who are engaged in racquet sports such as tennis or swimming and aerobics have a lower risk to die because of natural causes. Scientists say the difference may lie in the social aspect as for instance, when you play tennis, you join a club and extra activities. Nevertheless, most people who play team sports stay playing that game until the team brokes down and then, they don't play any sport anymore. On the other hand, researches believe that other sports such as running or football don't seem to be the best for prolonging life. Furthermore, it is said that the impact of running might have been underestimated.

    Taking all into account, I would like to say that sometimes we all spend too long doing one thing, when we should try to have a balanced range of activities. Not only that, but also I want you to know this study isn't the only way to stay healthy as there are also many other ones which affirm running is an sport which reduces cardiovascular ilnesses. So, I believe sports are all good, there are ones which help in the long term and other ones that don't, though.

    María Béjar Rodríguez 1° Bach

  3. Everybody knows that do physical exercise it's very good for the health and for the mind, the sport prevents illnesses, for example it reduce the glucid in the blood, it reduce the cholesterol too, and if you have a problem in your body like problems in the back or bones you must do exercise.

    There are a lot of sports that you can practise, you can play football, basketball, golf , tenis , swimming, running. Probably you like some sport for this reason you should to practise something sport .

    I think that swimming it's the most complety sport, and a lot of studies say this. I love swimming behind the football it's my favourite sport. I playing football in Atlethic of Salobreña, the next year I will play in a football 11 team I have been signed up to play in this team.

    Jose Manuel Diaz España 1º Bach

  4. Tennis is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, reduces blood pressure and improves heart function. Both tennis, paddle, badminton and squash are exercises that combine high-intensity intervallic components with breaks between game points. This causes a high energy expenditure that contributes to control fat weight and increase muscle weight and functionality. This, in turn, has a beneficial effect against obesity and diabetes. With swimming a good part of the body musculature is exercised. It stimulates, on the one hand, the muscular development and, on the other, the neuromuscular coordination. At the cardiovascular level, this last effect is key, since it implies a neurological activity that facilitates the control of the arterial pressure. Also, increasing the muscle mass that is achieved with swimming also increases energy expenditure, which improves the level of blood fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides and fat. Another advantage of this activity is that it does not produce impacts on the joints, so you can start practicing if you have the years you have. The importance of this data is that age is a cardiovascular risk factor.

  5. The key of a healthy lifestyle is the sport. Many people decide run for stay well, other people prefer walk (because their body does not allow them to run) simply for not fatten. There people that never do sport and in the future they have health problems.

    For example, I prefer go to run every days to keep me thin; when I can't go I feel bad because I think I've failed. Also, I usually go with my friends to play football and so we doing sport.

    Swim or play tennis is other form of doing sport. I have many friends that play tennis and they says that is very funny and very healthy, and I agree with their; although a day I try to play but I was very bad. Swim so are very good for the body, but I don't practice never.

    I think that for have a health life, you need doing sport and you can't make excuses.


  6. Being active is good for all of us, from keeping our hearts in shape to improving blood pressure and blood sugar levels, it is also related to the brain and decreases the risk of having cancer.

    Many young people, like many elderly people, waste their time. Some young people choose to sleep instead of getting up and being active. Others are more active, although they prefer to spend their time, for example, in cafes with friends or alone. And others never leave the house and are always chatting on the Internet or watching sports on television. However, there are also many active and productive people whose lifestyle is sport.

    As a sportsman I am thinking that you have to do sports for a minimum of 3 days a week, which will get you in shape and prevent some diseases.

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  8. All of us want to live a longer and healthier life. The best way to get it is practising some kind of sport.

    Many investigations say if you want to stave of death for as long as possible,you might practise tennis or badminton. These sports have a lot of good both physical and mental benefits. Moreover, they reduce your risk of death at any given age by almost 50%.

    However, there are other sports like football or running that do not produce such good effects. But in general, the participation in sport protects you in terms of long-term mortality.

    In my opinion, if you don´t do sport, you should try to be interested in any of them. And you should choose a sport that you enjoy and you really want to do.

    Lucía Guirado Ruiz 4ºA.

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  10. One of the ways to endure more years in this life is to play sports. This helps you to have a good physical condition and especially good health. There are many sports such as soccer, basketball. But one of the best sports in this life according to studies are badminton and tennis.

    I think that playing sports is a fundamental thing in this life, because it helps you to many important things for our life.