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, 7 de mayo de 2017

Surfing the death

What chance of survival does a human have when surfing these incredible waves in Nazaré (Portugal)? Have you heard of any other incredible stunts?


And here's another amazing video to watch >>>>

Biggest Waves Ever Surfed In The History


Tourism in Portugal:

Garrett McNamara on Nazaré: the surfer’s favourite town in Portugal (The Guardian)


And talking about miracles....

Listening exercise to do: Miraculous survival (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

Word formation: 
'miraculous' is an adjective that comes from the noun ...................?
'survival' is a noun that comes from the verb .................?
Do you know any other words that come from 'miraculous' and 'survival'?

Learn 3 ways to sound more British with Lucy



REVISION EXERCISE  CLICK HERE for further practice in my site.

69. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions:

       I  want  to  tell you something ..........  Arthur. He  lives ..........  21  Gladstone Avenue,.......... Mrs Harrison  and  Mr Smithers.  He  works .......... the library ..........  Middleford High  Street. The Sunny Snack Bar is quite ......... the  library ..........  the other side .......... the road. Sometimes he  goes there .......... a cup .......... coffee.

70. TENSES. Put the verb in brackets into their appropriate form:
1. She went to the optician and (her eyes / tested) ____________________________ .
2. These shoes need (clean) ____________, because they are rather dirty.
3. I won't know the answer until I (see) ________ him.
4. She (play) ____________ volleyball for two hours.
5. When I was younger he (play) ________________ football, but now he doesn't play any more.
6. When I (get) ________ home, smoke (come)________ out of one of the upstairs windows.
7. My grandfather can remember (go) _____________ to the cinema with my grandmother.
8. Would you like (come) ___________ to a party on Saturday evening?
9. I'm looking forward (meet) ______________ you again next summer.
10. I (not take) ________________ that bus because I have a meeting in Granada at 14.00 and      I'm  afraid I (not arrive) _______________ in time if I take that one.

71. Put the following sentences into the PASSIVE VOICE:

1. They are cleaning your house at the moment.  
2. We call Lieutenant Columbus only in special occasions.
3. Someone stole all the jewels last night.   
4. Nobody will serve refreshments until the match is over.
5. People think they make these artificial flowers of silk.

4 comentarios:

  1. Surfing, a sport very typical for the people that live in the beach. In many seas the waves can reach an important height. Many people wait this days for surfing the waves. Im Spain isn't very common this type of waves, but in Portugal, for example in Nazaré, it's very normal this type of events.

    Surfing is very complicated and very dangerous. The people must be very concentrated and very relaxed. You must climb up to waves very highest while behind them come another type of huge waves. If you fall from a wave, can be very dangerous because you can die drowned. For this reason, the people train during a lot of time. Since they are children train with his family or friends with more little waves.

    In my opinion this people have great value, because it isn't easy to surf a wave and go out in peace. I would like surfing someday but it's very complicated because for this we must train a lot of. But I have a friend that surfing every summer and I want see him any day and I try with his board.

  2. Surfing is a sport that isn't very common in Spain, people usually practise it in summer because of the weather, however, in winter it's common too. Here in Spain there isn't so many big waves but near us, in Nazaré (Portugal) there are some of the best waves in the world.

    In my life, I've never done surf because I don't know how to guard the equilibrium on the board. In my life, I've never done surf because I don't know how to guard the equilibrium on the board. Moreover, I think it's a very dangerous sport, if a big wave pulls you from the board you can died drown. Surfers are very physically and mentally prepared to surf, they have been practicing for years, even since childhood, because of this reason, no everybody can do this.

    In my opinion, these people are very brave and they have a lot of courage because they risk their lives. I never would risk my life if I did surfing, I think this because if I had a family and I practice surf, if I died, my family would be very sad of my death. From my point of view it's a sport too dangerous although it's very beautiful.

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez 1ºA. Bachillerato

  3. Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore. Waves suitable for surfing are primarily found in the ocean, but can also be found in lakes or in rivers in the form of a standing wave or tidal bore. However, surfers can also utilize artificial waves such as those from boat wakes and the waves created in artificial wave pools.

    Normaly in Spain people doesn't practice this sport, because in Spain we have the Mediterranean Sea and in it there isn't big waves, and for to do surf the surfers need big waves. Now I'm going to talk about one place where the surf is very important:


    Hawaii is a chain of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is the newest of the 50 US states and has over one million permanent residents. Due to the quality of surf, this number swells over the winter months, especially on the North Shore.

    In Hawai surf is considered like sport of Gods, The Ancient Hawaiian people didn'tconsider surfing a mere recreational activity, hobby, extreme sport, or career as it is viewed today. Rather, the Hawaiian people integrated surfing into their culture and made surfing more of an art than anything else.

    Jose Manuel Diaz España 1º Bach

  4. People want things that cause adrenalin. So many people do incredible things for feel it. For example they make skydiving, they climb mountains, they do safari, they ride on dangerous swings, they do freefall , they surfing incredible waves,….

    American surfer Garrett McNamara travels around the world chasing big waves. Nazaré on Portugal’s Atlantic coast is the place where Garrett McNamara surfing an incredible wave. He claimed to have broken his own record in January 2013.

    The danger of surfing are the drowning, marine animals (sharks,…) some surfers have died because they were attacked by sharks, collisions caused by hits with the table, ocean currents and rock and background of sea because it can causes wounds. Also, the surf has benefits in our health. Makes you physically stronger, helps with weight loss and provides mental benefits.

    I think that the surf is an incredible sport because it´s cool and it has some benefits in our health but we must to have careful.

    Patricia Rodríguez Martín 1BACH