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, 9 de octubre de 2017

Looking at the sky expecting some rain, but when??

Autumn is here, but we are still wearing our summer clothes and people are still going to the beach. The problem is getting really serious because the rains have not appeared. 

Here are some articles related to this problem we have in Spain:


Try to write a glossary with all the words you find interesting about this issue, and don't miss the section LINGOHACK, where you will find some more.

Video to watch:

Common British English Expressions


On the way to SELECTIVITY   >>>  Match the definitions with these adjectives: well-dressed, self-confident, clean-shaven, narrow-minded, sun-tanned, hard-working, bad-mannered, fair-haired.

1. not willing to accept new ideas or opinions.       2. with brown skin; effect of the sunshine.    3. rude; not courteous.     4. wearing fashionable and expensive clothes.    5. with hair that is blond.      6. with no moustache or beard on the face.     7. feeling sure about your value and abilities.      8. working with effort and energy.

SELECTIVITY. Solutions to the exercise in the previous post:

1. He asked her out, but she turned him down.
2. She chatted him up, but when she found out he already had a girlfriend she lost interest.
3. She went out with him for more than a year, but then she fell out with him.
4. They decided to break up. When it finished she took a long time to get over it.


 Do you know what the terms 'desertification', 'to erode', 'humidity', 'drought-resistant' and 'planting' mean?

Glossary: drought, flood, storms, climatic hazards, glacier-melting levels, sea level (Alex)

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  2. When will it rain? Are you expecting some rain? The current situation of Europe is becoming more serious than we thought. Summer has just finished and Autumn has started, and it hasn't rained yet. According to experts, 2016 had broken the record for the hottest year ever previously held by far, until 2017 came. This issue affects, above all, farmers who have to feed their animals. Let's talk a bit about this:

    Spanish farmers are suffering much these droughts of these last months. There are many farmers in Extremadura who have big lands of pastures and the grass is getting drier and drier and pale brown. This fact makes them spend big quantities of money on grass, water, fodder,etc. They say that this is the worst year they have ever had in the past decade. If these droughts, floods and storms go on, they can make farmers go into the red.

    To end, I think this situation might be provoked by our fault because we are responsible of pollution and of the global warming, which is increasing the level of seas. However, we can only pray for some rains now and hope the future will be better.

    Glossary: drought, flood, storms, climatic hazards, glacier-melting levels, sea level.

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez 2ºBACH 

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  4. Will it rain?
    Spain is suffering these droughts of these last months. This causes that the Spanish farmers make them spend big quantities of money on lawn,water, grasa... News says that this is the worst year in the last years. We need more rains in big quantities that doesn't cause big problems for the harvest.