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

miércoles, 9 de agosto de 2017

What would you eat for your last meal?

More than 5,300 years ago, Ötzi the Iceman (Europe's oldest known natural human mummy) is supposed to have had bacon for his last meal, according to experts. (Can you put this sentence into the active voice?) 


What would you have for your last meal?

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The English we speak: Give us a bell (BBC Learning English) Can you give some other synonym expressions? (Look at the bottom of this post)


Let's see what Eating humble pie (English at work, BBC Learning English) means and let's see the language used for justifying your position.

REVISION EXERCISE for 1º Bachillerato  >>>   

99. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tenses:

1. If Sheila loses weight, she (BE) very happy.
2. If you (WORK) hard, you'll soon speak English well.
3. If I were you, I (BUY) a new house.
4. What would you do if you (LOSE) your job ?
5. Neymar jr (STAY) in FC Barcelona if they (PAY) him more money.
6. If money grew on trees, we all (BE) rich.

100. Put the following sentences into INDIRECT SPEECH:

1. "We have a lift, but very often it doesn't work", they said.
2. "Who put salt in my coffee?", he asked.
3. "I'm going fishing with my mother this afternoon", said the small boy.
4. "What was she wearing when you saw her last?", the policeman asked me.
5. "I'll sit up till she comes in, but I hope she won't be late", said Mrs Pitt.

101. Translate these sentences:

1. ¡Métete en tus asuntos! ¿Sabes lo que quiero decir?
2. Todavía queda ponche, así que bebamos por la feliz pareja.
3. El personal de la biblioteca de Middleford hizo muchas horas extraordinarias.
4. Era demasiado tímido para invitar a alguien a bailar con él.
5. El otro día Bruce se enfadó sin razón alguna.

Proposed solutions to exercises 96, 97 & 98 in the previous post

Ex96   >>>  about  ,   at  ,   with  ,  at   ,  in  ,    near  ,  on  ,   of  ,   for   ,   of

Ex97   >>>>   1. My shoes had been cleaned.   2. This room is used only....   3. A light was switched on and the door was opened.   4. Each of us was asked (by the police) about ....   5. Refreshments will be served.    6. These artificial flowers are made of silk.

Ex 98   >>  1. So am I.    2. Neither is my brother.   3. Neither had you.    4. So has Albert.  5. So did we.      

Synonym expressions for 'give us a bell' : give us a ring, give us a call, call us, phone us

7 comentarios:

  1. Özti, also known as the Iceman, is one of the most investigated mummies in the world. It was found in The Alpes the 19th September 1991. He died at the age of 45. There was a discussion between Italy and Austria to decide in which country he had been found.

    Ötzi was discovered by two German tourists when they were walking off the path between the mountain passes Hauslabjoch and Tisenjoch.
    When they first saw it, they thought that is was a recent mountaineer who has died, but after investigations, it was found that is had thousand of years. Because of it, it has a lot of importance since it can help scientists to understand the life style of that time.

    Scientists have decided to dissect the contents of Ötzi's stomach and they have noticed that his last meal could have been meat like bacon.
    What would I have for my last meal? I think that I would have the most delicious food, fast food or things like that, no matter how unhealthy they can be since it would be the last meal of my life.

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  3. Özti, also known as the Iceman,Since it was found frozen in the Alps on September 19, 1991, it has not stopped fascinating scientists, who have managed to rip many of their secrets. He died at the age of 45.

    Thanks to the discovery of Özti, scientists have been able to discover how they lived at that time, scientists believe that Özti was killed by someone and did not die naturally.

    What would I have for my last meal? For me last eat, i would ask something what will remind me at my childhood when i was little, i loved it eat the lentils my mother used to make, for this reason if i can to choose my last food I choose lentils.

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  5. Ötzi, also known as the Iceman, has nineteen living relatives of 5300 years ago. This mummmy was found in the Alps in 1991. It's estimated to be about 45 years old, 1,59cm tall, about 50kg and some health problems, probably from freezing. He had many physical defects; His body was full of tattoos made with small cuts. In spite of this, including the shoulder blunt wound, he died of a blow to the head.

    Ötzi was found by climbers on the border between Italy and Austria. At first it was thought that it was a recent corpse but after several studies they obtained that the body had thousands of years. It is also known that Ötzi did not have a quiet life, due to the state of his body by all the wounds.

    In addition, scientists found eggs from parasites that cause the disease Lyme in his stomach. They also found some remaining of wild goats and thirty different types of pollen, which means that Ötzi died in spring or at the beginnig of summer.

    What would I have for my last meal? I think my last meal would be my favourite food. I wouldn't care how unhealthy that was.

  6. Otzi, also called the Iceman, is a natural mummy of a man who lived between 3359 and 3105 BC, The mummy was found by two climbers in September 1991 in the Alps, near Similaun mountain, between Austria and Italy. He is the oldest human mummy, ever discovered, in Europe. His body and the tools are shown in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Italy.

    Ötzi was around 1.65 metres tall, about 61 kilograms and was 45 years of age. Before more and more investigations made to his body, scientists have discovered that Ötzi still had blood cells. These are the oldest ones ever identified. As You said It is believed that Ötzi had a few slices of a dried meat, probably bacon which came from a wild goat.

    Finally, Answering the main title question, I don´t really know what I would eat, because, obviously, I´ve never been in that situation ever before, and I hope still not to be in it, I don´t have a favorite food, so, firstly I think I would do more important things than eating, like stay with my family

    Eduardo Pérez

  7. Ötzi the Iceman, or Oetzi, is a well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived about 5,300 years ago. The mummy was found in September 1991 by two German hikers in the Schnalstal glacier, Ötztal Alps, near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy. He's is Europe's oldest natural human mummy, and has offered a new picture of Chalcolithic Europeans.

    Some surprising facts about Otzi are that Otzi had several isssues,including worn joints, hardened arteries, gallstones, and a nasty growth on his little toe. Furthermore, the Iceman likely had Lyme disease, and he had alarming levels of arsenic in his system. Despite all this, and a fresh arrow wound to his shoulder, it was a sudden blow to the head what killed him. Antjher surprising facts about this man are that he also had anatomical abnormalities, and he consumed pollen and goats.

    Finally, I'm going to answer the title queston. To be honest, I had never thought in that, but I hink that I'll probably eat one of my favourite meals, such us, chicken with chips, spaghettis, etc.