BEING A TEACHER....

BEING A TEACHER IS A DIFFICULT TASK NOWADAYS, SO I DECIDED TO FOLLOW THIS PIECE OF ADVICE BY BRUCE LEE:

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, 6 de febrero de 2017

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FIND THE GRAMMAR POINT YOU WANT WITH OUR NEW SITE MAPS

 

For example, if you want to work with suffixes in English, here's a very interesting link: SUFFIXES 

 

 

 

Listening exercise to do: Why do cities make us rude? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English) and why does the countryside help you relax? Do you prefer the countryside or the big city? a village or a city?

 

Related BBC World Service podcast  >>>  Why do cities make us rude? 

 

The Why Factor (BBC World Service)  (good site to listen to podcasts about interesting topics)

 

Learn about how to ask natives anything!! with Lucy  >>>

 

 

HIGHWAY TO B2.....


USE OF ENGLISH. Fill in the numbered gaps with appropriate words. Here are 10 of the missing words:  way ,  client ,  from ,  to  ,  complaining ,  accompanied  ,   made  ,   food  ,  about  ,  except

A 72-year-old widow, Mrs Frances Smith, pleaded (1) ______________ yesterday to causing unnecessary suffering (2) _______________ seventeen of the forty-four poodles which she kept in her small three-bedroomed house in the village of Wheatley.
 The court was told that Mrs Smith's neighbours began (3) ______________ to her more than six months ago about the dogs and the conditions in (4) ______________ they were kept. However, she (5) ______________ to do anything about it. Finally, one of the neighbours,  (6) ______________ to put up with the noise of the dogs barking all night, called in the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
An RSPCA inspector, (7) ______________ by a police officer, called on Mrs Smith last month and told her (8) ______________  the complaints. She claimed that she had only thirty dogs and they were all  (9) ______________  looked after very well. However, when a search was (10) ______________, it turned out that she had forty-four dogs, all of whom were in very poor condition, suffering (11) ______________ neglect and malnutrition.
The RSPCA inspector, Mr Tom Watson, told the court that seventeen of the dogs were in (12) ______________ a poor state that they had to be destroyed. All the others (13) ______________  one were found good homes. Mr James Douglas, defending Mrs Smith, said that she (14) ______________ never intended to harm the animals in any (15) ______________ . 'This case calls for understanding (16) ______________ than punishment. My (17) ______________  is a lonely confused old woman (18) ______________ only companions were her dogs. Her only (19) ______________  was a small pension, almost all of which she used to purchase (20) ______________ for them,' he said. 

Solutions in the next post

SOLUTIONS to the exercises in the previous post: 
Passive sentence into the active voice: Authorities expect hundreds of millions of people to be on the move this week.
A>> 1. of    2. to, about    3.to   4. from     5. for   6. from   7. with  8. for  9. about  10. in
B>> 1. complaints    2. barking    3.neighbourhood   4. defence     5. cruelty   6. intention   7. understanding  8. guilty  9. permission  10. decision 


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Episode 170201 / 01 February 2017   >>>  Expressions presented: outrageous, looking into & hermit.

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