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, 19 de marzo de 2017

Lunches are not the same everywhere.


Lunches are not the same everywhere. In Central Europe they have a light meal which takes you no more than an hour and which is just a break to go on with your working day. What about you? What are the main differences with Spain? Which one do you prefer?

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Listening exercise to do: What your lunch says about you (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

REVISION EXERCISES included in Mock exams (1º Bach) in my site.

54. RELATIVE CLAUSES. Join these sentences :
1. The report explains what happened. Mr Robinson wrote this article last week.
2. I work with Joe. Joe's father used to be a friend of my family.
3. My car isn't very fast. I bought it two months ago.
4. I don't know when he wrote the book. He critisized the government in it.
5. My girlfriend is younger than me. She came to see me last summer.
6. I don't remember the name of the island. This island is situated near the northern coast of Scotland.

55. Put the sentences into the PASSIVE VOICE :
1. I think they will finish their holidays in August.
2. People can watch the Cup Final from an armchair.
3. They have written her a postcard. (two ways)
4. We eat a lot of oranges in Spain.
5. You can see the sea from our classroom.
6. He told her that he didn't go to Granada on Thursday.

56. COMPARATIVES. Translate the following sentences :
1. Alain Prost conduce más rápido que yo, pero yo juego al tenis mejor que él.
2. Big Ben es menos alto que la Torre Eiffel.
3. La habitación más templada de la casa es la sala de estar.
4. Aquel chico, que es de Competa, dice que el mejor vino que se hace en Málaga es el de su pueblo.
5. El anillo que me dió no es tan caro como parece.
6. Este es el ejercicio más difícil que yo jamás haya hecho.

57. TRANSLATE the following sentences :
1. Un número record de libros fueron leídos en nuestra biblioteca.
2. La habitación de Arturo era calentada por una estufa de gas que tenía que ser alimentada con monedas cada par de horas.
3. Llegó a casa y se fue directamente a la cama.
4. Se va a celebrar una fiesta en la biblioteca.
5. Debiérais repasar todas las lecciones durante las vacaciones.
6. Este libro se perdió hace siglos, pero la semana pasada lo encontré en tu cajón.
7. El solía decir a la gente lo que ellos debieran hacer.
8. El debiera haberle preguntado a ella si ella quería que él la besara.
9. Mi padre no solía jugar al ajedrez conmigo cuando yo era pequeño, porque yo jugaba peor que él.
10. ¿Qué aspecto tiene? No sé, pero ella solía ser muy guapa.

Solutions to the VOCABULARY exercise in the previous post. 
1. on    2. for   3. in , out of   4. by  5. on    6. at   7. by/at   8. of   9. on


1 comentario:

  1. In many countries a type of lunch is defined as a standard that identifies it, for example in the south of Europe they tend to make long lunches of long duration and with a great structure of dishes, being more scarce of time the more to the north.   In the United States, lunch is a short meal and is culturally associated with bag lunch (because most of the time a paper bag is used for transport). In Argentina the lunch is usually a medium between "soft" and "strong" and people adjust it according to their schedules. In Mexico, lunch is the light food that is consumed before noon, usually between 10 and 12 hours. Food customs vary in each region of the country, but usually include an egg dish In Japan bento is often a set of small plates packaged to be taken as a lunch to a place. In Spain, lunch is the most important and abundant meal of the day for Spaniards. It is usually composed of two plates. The habit of having an aperitif before it is usually reserved for special occasions or group meals. In short, there is a wide variety of lunches each one changes depending on the country in which you are.