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, 22 de octubre de 2017

JFK never-seen government documents to be released

More than 50 years ago, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed supposedly by a man called Lee Harvey Oswald, who was later also murdered by Jack Ruby. What do you know about all this?

This is how the article in The Guardian starts: "Kennedy assassination documents are set to be released on Thursday...."  Here's the article and some others about the issue:

You can also have a look at this post:  JFK50


Listening exercise to do: What's wetiquette? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

English pronunciation   >>>>   Silent letters  (and if you like it, you can watch part 2)


1.   Match the adjectives to a suitable noun.
Adjectives:    1.   lavish       2.   wealthy       3.   controversial       4.   instant        5.   marvellous        
Nouns:    .... a.  family    .... b.  time    .... c.  success    .... d.  hotel      .... e.  issue
2.   Choose the correct answer to show you have understood the meaning of the words in italics.
1.   He introduced me to his fiancée before / after they got married.
2.   I caught a cold. I need some warm clothes / medicine.
3.   I hope he is willing to punish / help me.
4.   Sherry takes pride in her paintings. She always / never shows them to people.
5.   Mrs Smith gossips a lot about the neighbours / shops.
6.   A talent scout came to the performance looking for a new dancer / manager.
7.   They’re very wealthy, but they live in a huge / small house.
8.   Take your time. We’re leaving in a few hours / immediately.

3. PHRASAL VERBS   >>>   TO COME. Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions and write what they mean.

1. My friend came … last night and we watched a film together.
2. Come …, hurry up! We’ll be late!
3. I came … some old photos in a cupboard.
4. Someone knocked on the door, so I shouted, ‘… !’

SELECTIVITY. Solutions to the exercises in the previous post:

1. Nevertheless   2. such as    3. even though     4. also    5. For instance 

1. C   2. B   3. O   4. O   5. C


2 comentarios:

  1. Once again the death of one of the most charismatic and most beloved presidents in the United States is news, President Kennedy belonged to one of the families most dedicated to politics in the United States, a family persecuted by bad luck over time, not just JFK but other members of his own family were killed very young when they had a great future ahead.

    On the one hand,JFK, who was assassinated in Dallas in 1963, became the 35th president of the United States, and although he was the youngest president, many important historical events occurred during his administration, such as the crisis of the missiles of Cuba, the Berlin's wall or the beginning of the space race.

    On the other hand, although his murderer was arrested and charged with the omission, he was assassinated two days later, therefore they couldn't bring him to trial, the current president Trump has ordered to be declassified the secret documents on this death with which he has provoked an increase in conspiracy theories and doubts about what happened as the killer called the Russian embassy a few weeks earlier, as well as the conversations he had with Russian and Cuban agents.

    Finally, it seems that we can deduce that there was no participation of other countries in this crime although there is an 18-page document that remains top secret.

    In conclusion, I think we will never know what really happened, because if there are still documents without coming to light it means that they are avoiding possible political consequences.

    Paola Ruiz Fernández 2ºBACH A

  2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the thirty-fifth president of the United States. He was known as John F. Kennedy, Jack Kennedy.Elected in 1960, Kennedy became the youngest president of his country, after Theodore Roosevelt. He served as president from January 20, 1961 until his assassination on November 22, 1963. During his government there was the invasion of the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban missile crisis, the construction of the Berlin Wall, the beginning of the space race and the consolidation of the Movement for Civil Rights in the United States, as well as the first American actions in the Vietnam War.President Kennedy was murdered on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas,United States. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested and charged with the murder, but was killed two days later by Jack Ruby, so they could not put him on trial. The Warren Commission concluded that Oswald had acted alone in the murder. However, the Select Committee of the Chamber of Assassinations estimated in 1979 that there might have been a conspiracy surrounding the murder.

    Maria Gonzalez Lozano 2ºESO C