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, 14 de mayo de 2017

It won't wash

Sometimes we find that politicians, or anyone else, are not telling the truth, and nothing but the truth, so you use this expression. Read about what it really means.

The English we speak: It won't wash (BBC Learning English)

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REVISION EXERCISE for 1º Bachillerato  >>>  

76. Insert the second sentences into the first ones by means of RELATIVE CLAUSES:

1. That is the boy. I borrowed his motorbike last Saturday.
2. Southampton is a busy sea port. It is on the south coast of England.
3. Jimmy Connors was once married to Chris Evert.He was a very famous American tennis player.
4. Apolo XI was the spaceship. It took Armstrong and Aldrin to the moon.
5. Last year I had to read the book. You are looking at it now.

77. CONDITIONALS. Put the vers in brackets into their correct tense and fill in the gaps (...) with     these words:  IF  /  WHEN  /  PROVIDED THAT  /  UNLESS /  AS LONG AS         

1. I am going to Rome next week. ................ I (BE) __________ there, I (SEE)______________    the Colisseum.
2. .................... we (GO) ____________ now, we (MISS) ____________ the train.
3. I (HELP) ____________ ....................... I (FINISH) _____________ first.
4. .............. she (HAVE) _____________  a ticket, she (GO) _________________ to the concert.
5. Albert sr.(PLAY) ________________  with you tomorrow morning ..............  Albert jr. (NOT EAT) ______________ every three hours.


2 comentarios:

  1. Who must I vote for? Do politicians always say the truth? Or are they always lying? It is a well-known fact that nobody tells the truth if it can benefit them so, what should be done to stop this kind truth?

    First of all, let us try to understand the way of voting we have. On the one hand, the traditional, which refers to a dynasty we have had some time ago; it consists that the power is taken by the next progenitor of the family who has been ruling in a place. On the other hand, and the most sensible is to vote for the party which gives us more benefits or simply, that benefits the majority.

    Talking about election campaigns, in the period of elections, there are such a great number of candidates and they give talks to explain what would they do if the won elections. They always told us that they are going to do the best for the inhabitants, but.. do they really do what they promise? It is universally acknowledged that they talk more than they do. Nevertheless, not only it happens in the biggest cities but also it happens in such little towns.

    As I see it, I don't really agree with politicians, they are always looking for their benefit. They should change their mind and do the best for all the population. We ought to do something right now taking part in any association against their method and try to find the best for the majority.

    María Béjar 1º BACH

  2. Nowadays, we live in a society where politicians are always lying. Do they always tell the truth? What would it happen if we didn't vote for them? When you use the expresion it won't wash you mean an idea is unconvincing and won't work.

    To begin, I'm going to talk a bit about some politicians from our country who have committed tax fraud. One of the most popular scammer is Luis Bárcenas who belonged to PP political party. He was charged by El Caso Gürtel and El Caso Bárcenas. Another famous scammer was Rodrigo Rato who belonged to PP political party. He spent four years in jail for a continuing felony misappropriation. José Antonio Griñán Martínez defrauded too. He was acussed by the false ERE. These are some of the hundreds of politicians who have defrauded in our country.

    On the day that elections are held, each political party has an electoral plan for its government. The most of electoral plans won't wash with the population, but they should choose the one that fits best to the mayority of them. There are a big number of candidates for each political party and they give rallies, explaining us what they would do if they won the election. Most times they don't accomplish what they say.

    From my point of view, we shouldn't vote for them because of many persons in their political parties have defrauded and they still are free. The polity is something that has greatly damaged the image of our country because of the corruption.

    Joaquín Alejandro España 2ºBach.