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, 7 de agosto de 2017

Do you consider yourself an honest person or...?

Are you 100% honest or do you sometimes lie? During the summer time and sometimes in the flirting game, funny situations happen. Let's read this newspaper article and do the listening exercise later, then you can give me your opinion.  😎


Keep the mornings honest, the afternoons for lying and cheating (The Guardian)


Listening exercise to do: How honest are we? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English) Word formation  >> How many words do you know that come from 'honest'?



And Billy Joel insists on the topic in this other song: Just the way you are   


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REVISION EXERCISE for 1º Bachillerato  >>>   

96. 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.

97. Put the following sentences into the PASSIVE VOICE:

1. Somebody had cleaned my shoes.
2. We use this room only in special occasions.
3. Someone switched on a light and opened the door.
4. The police asked each of us about his movements on the night of the crime.
5. Someone will serve refreshments.
6. They make these artificial flowers of silk.

98. Complete these sentences using  SO / NEITHER :

1. He's a student. ......I.    2. You aren't very clever. brother.   3. Mr Steele hadn't arrived yet.    4. Mary has been to France. ..............Albert.   5. Arthur failed his A‑levels.   ...................we.

Proposed solutions to exercises 93, 94 & 95 in the previous post
Ex93   >>>  
1. Shall I buy you a drink?  /   I'll buy you...if you like     
2. Sorry, but I missed the 9.30 bus.
3. Why don't we order a pizza? / Let's...  / What about ordering...?   /   How about....?

Ex94  >>>>>. Define the words: 'tape' & 'palace'   

Ex95  >>>>

1. I wish I passed English.    2. There are fewer exercises in this exam than in the previous one.
3. I am going to have my hair cut before school starts. So is my brother.
4. When the exercises began to get more and more difficult, I asked my elder/eldest brother.
5. I have just remembered that I have to go to the bank right now.



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  3. Honesty is truly the best policy as it is the foundation of a well working relationship. Not only that, it nourishes the life of people in many ways. Trust is the base of any relationship which is obtained from the honesty. Generally people feel hard to be honest as it is quite tough to maintain honesty. There is a well said proverb by the Benjamin Franklin that “Honesty is the best policy”.

    Likewise, It is a quality which can be developed anytime however good to practice it from the early childhood with the help of parents, grandparents, teachers and neighbors. It is very important to be honest in all the aspects as it contributes positively a lot throughout the life.

    In contrast, Dishonesty is not good, it may benefits a person in the starting however does not have nice result. Dishonest people are curse to the society and nation as they ruin whole system of society. Practicing honesty in the life is always supported by all the religions. Dishonest people can never be religious as they are not faithful to their religion. Honest people always become faithful and trustworthy in all the aspects of their life.

    Taking every into account, Honesty is a virtue which shows moral ethics of a person. If all the people seriously practice to get honest, then the society will become an ideal society and free of all the corruptions and evils. There will be huge changes in the day to day life of everyone.

  4. Honesty is so important in a person because the lies are bad and with the time your conscience isn´t quiet. Also, the honesty is important for the psychological health because a person dishonest has more probability to have anxiety and low self-esteem.

    Nowadays, people lies so much for different reasons. People lies for buy more things and they earn more money. The advertisements lies us because it says that products are incredible but when you go to buy it, you can see that it´s worse than you imagine it.

    Honesty is so important in a relationship and in a friend relation because it is the base for they have trust in the other person that you love. A good friend says you whole truth but with good intentions for you change to better.

    I´m a honest person because I want say the truth and for this I don´t know lie. I can´t with the dishonest people because I feel impotence. Although I think that in some situations that with the truth other people can be harmful, I think that in this moments are necessary lie. For example, in a situation where a criminal ask you where is a person and you know or in a situation where your friend don´t want that his secret is shared with the others and you need everything to people know his secret.

    We always need to follow our moral values.

    Patricia Rodríguez Martín 1Bach

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  6. Since we were kids we have been always told that we must not tell lies (especially by parents or teachers). There are a lot of stories whose moral is: you must not lie. The best known one is “Pinocchio”, whose key message is: if you lie, bad things are going to happen to you.

    Thus, during our childhood we may have told little lies. However, while we get older our lies are bigger and worse. There are different kinds of lies, for example the one that is for making feel someone better or the ones that everybody has told at least once time, for example: “ I will be there in five minutes”.

    Nowadays, we are used to seeing a big number of lies on social media (Instagram, Snapchat...). In these places people often lie about their lives, making it look more amusing and amazing. It is known that “influencers” are the most common ones to tell lies, as they make a living out of it.

    To conclude, I would add that, from my point of view, you always have to be honest with everybody and have friends who are trustworthy, because a relationship without trust is like having a phone without service. And what do you do with a phone without service? You play games.


  7. Since we were kids our parents, uncles, aunts, family in general told us that we must tell always the truth. We have been educated to not to lie, however, when we grow we realize that not always is convenient tell the truth and it's better say a little lie.

    On the one hand, there are people who are truthful and who don't like to deceive to other people to get something,although there are some situations where they must do it. Then, when they lie they feel bad because they have a psychological make up of an honest person.

    On the other hand, there are people who love lying, who get up and go to bed lying. This kind of persons are untrustworthy because you can't rely on them, they might be saying the truth or the opposite. Moreover, they don't feel guilty of what they do, they think it's normal their behaviour and that is a big issue because if all people thought the same the world would be an hostile place.

    To conclude, I think that not to lie is like a discipline which has to be teached since since we born. From my point of view, I'm an honest person and I always tell the truth. Politicians should do the same and not to lie so many times.There is a well known proverb by Benjamin Franklin which is this: “Honesty is the best policy”.

    Joaquín España 2ºBACH

  8. Honesty in a person is high-ranking as the lies are bad and with the time your conscience is dissasociated. Also, the honesty is powerful for the psychological health if a person dishonest has more probability to have anxiety or even is too pessimistic.

    Nowadays, people lies for different reasons like at the time to buy more things and they earn more money. The advertisements lies us because it says that products are incredible but when you go to buy it, you can see that it´s worse than you imagine it.

    I consider myself too honest person because I always say the truth and for this I don´t know how to lie, even though sometimes truth not as good as all world believe..
    I can´t with the dishonest people because I feel impotence. Although, as i've said, in too many situations the truth can be harmful, I reckon in these moments are necessary lie.

  9. Normally i say all the true, i try to lie as little as possible but in some occasions is better say a little lie before hurting a person, i think that exist two kinds of lies, Lies for your benefit, and lies out of compassion although the two types is something bad the second type is something what do you do for a person

    i normally I'm telling the whole truth but if other person Can be injured i usually try lie so I did not go wrong, but no is good lie because in the end everything is known and for trying that a person does not suffer maybe then suffer much more

    i personally I consider myself honest like all people I usually tell a lie from time to time, but in all the things important i say only the true.

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  12. Honesty is a positive moral value linked to truth and transparency, and it is the opposite of lies and falsehood. Being honest is having an attitude in line with the truth in our relationships with others, including our family, friends, peers of study or work, neighbors, and all the people with whom we relate in one way or another. Not only is it a value that we must exercise but it is also a value that we must demand from others.
    Honesty is the basis for other values ​​that come out of being honest, for example, being loyal, acting reasonably, being just. Being honest means not having contradictions between what you think, feel and do.
    Sometime I have started to think like that of being honest and going with the truth always ahead in the end it hurts people, and that's why we often stop being honest not to hurt who we want. But to always go with the truth ahead is something important and powerful; and this is something that you learn as you grow and mature, and you realize that few times the reason is on your side, even if you spend your life looking for reason, reason is never with you, you just have to try to do right, speak the truth and try to be honest with yourself and others at all times.
    From my point of view I always defend the truth and honesty because I think it is the best thing to be able to do things well and live well with others, always acting in the best way, if it is true that everyone at some point in our life we have had to lie about something, either to help a friend so that his parents do not scold him or not to hurt who we want, but one thing that I hate is lies because it is one of the worst feelings that exist is and is inevitably feel pain when the person you trust or want to cheat on you.

  13. Since we were born we have been told not to tell lies, as we have to be honest people. However, all adults lie in their day to day lives. For instance, our parents often lie to us, especially when we are children, saying things like "We'll see, "I would never have done that when I was your age", "If you don't sleep now, the coco will come and he will eat you".

    Everybody has lied at least once in his life. I reckon there are sometimes situations where lies are necessary. For example, when you want to surprise someone or when you want a person to feel better and lift his spirit. However, there are people who love lying and spend all the time doing that, so you can't trust them.

    I think I'm usually an honest person since I only tell lies when it's too necessary, as I have explained before.

    María José García Gutierrez 2 BACH